A S’mores station, a double facing fireplace in the bedroom, a steam shower AND a Jacuzzi bath…need I say more?
It’s fair to say that Farmhouse Inn really does have everything covered…and them some. Recently refurbished to an unbelievably stylishly high standard, this small boutique hotel rivals some of the most recognised hotel brands around the world. Owned by a brother and sister duo in the wine region of California, Sonoma County (in America), Farmhouse Inn will have you crying tears of joy when you check-in and tears of sadness when you check-out. If you’re undecided on staying one night or two (or more) nights, book more. You won’t want to leave. Fact.
Welcome to Farmhouse Inn
It makes sense to have a glass of wine when you check-in. It’s the wine region after all – why wouldn’t you want a glass? And let’s be honest, staying in an area predominantly filled with rich vineyards is going to lead to one thing – lots of good wine. I arrived not really liking red wine and left wishing I could take five bottles of rouge home with me.
The lobby area is adorable. It’s small, but perfectly formed. The feline receptionist is often too tied up with other engagements (snoozing), so the happy front of desk staff are left to welcome guests. Come evening, the lobby is transformed into the complimentary s’mores station. Help yourself to a skewer, Grahams crackers, a marshmallow and some chocolate then head to the outside firepit for some homemade s’mores underneath the deep blanket of stars. It’s one of many reasons to love Farmhouse Inn.
Whilst you check-in you’re encouraged to cut your own slice of homemade soap or to scoop a little bag of luxurious bath salts for a spa in your own bathroom. Of course, if you’re here for a relaxing break you could always book into the onsite spa. You won’t need much persuasion.
It’s housed in former stables that have been given the chicest of makeovers. Beautiful barn doors and high ceilings give it a stylish touch that’s so unique in comparison to the glitzy spas you so often see. That’s not to say it isn’t a luxury spa. Expert therapists are ready to soothe and pamper you with only the best, local products. And by local, we’re talking Spring Forest honey and heirloom cider apples from the home ranch that have been incorporated into the treatment menu.
The barn rooms are the latest addition to Farmhouse Inn and sit at the back of the property. They have been built with a strong nod to traditional, rustic designs but with a big wave of modern, luxury style. Rooms are spacious, feeling more like apartments than bedrooms.
A beautiful, thick wooden door (naturally decorated in winter months) opens into a generous lobby that leads to a walk-in wardrobe (yes, really), a huge bathroom and a bedroom that even has a lounge area. It’s a stylish retreat that will have you wanting to hibernate rather than explore the local area. It’s utterly divine, so divine that I had to record a #TravelTrailer room tour…
When your bed is a four-poster one that overlooks a roaring fire and sits underneath a quirky art installation, it’s no longer referred to as a bedroom, but your sleeping quarters. It’s not just the aesthetics that make this part of the room a winner though. The throw on the bed is loomed from the wool of their neighbour’s prized sheep and the mattress is well, just as plump and fluffy as the marshmallows at the s’mores station.
The special touches that started in the lobby continue in the barn rooms. Turndown service includes a delivery of a rather scrummy cookie in an adorable paper bag. You’ll also find a provisions box at the foot of your bed containing the perfect ingredients for a midnight feast by the fire.
The Ultimate Bathroom
The bathroom is just as impressive as the rest of the room. There is a steam shower that’s big enough for five, let alone two. There’s also a Jacuzzi bath that’s big enough for a spot of swimming, let alone a couple. And then of course, there’s also a his and hers sink with a huge mirror. It’s the bathroom of dreams, made of Italian Carrerra marble.
Staying at Farmhouse Inn
If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco then it’s definitely worth venturing out to Sonoma County to see an amazing part of California, but in particular to sample one of the best boutique accommodation spots. You can find their availability and rates here. Let them know that Taylor Hearts Travel sent you and give the receptionist a cuddle or two from me.
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Eternal thanks to Farmhouse Inn for hosting such an incredibly lovely stay.