Farmhouse Inn, California
|7871 River Road, 95436, Forestville, Sonoma County, California, UNITED STATES.|
Description: Farmhouse InnThe main house is circa 1876 is home to the restaurant and eight guestrooms are found in a row of cottages across from the gravel driveway. Dating back to 1899 these former workers cottages have been transformed into havens of sumptuous modernitiy with feather beds, luxurious European linens and immaculate white-tiled bathrooms (with double jetted tubs). Most rooms have saunas and fireplaces and two suites have a sizable sitting area. Relax by the pool and pamper yourself with a massage. The hotels location offers a great base for exploring the Russian River vineyards.
In the restaurant each plate that Chef Steve Litke, Sous Chefs Joe Giunti and Neil Corsten creates tells a story about Sonoma County. Its incredible diversity of agriculture and artisan producers, its rich heritage of Italian, French and Mexican immigrants and its consistent focus on organic and sustainably farmed fruits and vegetables enable thier chefs to create delicious, wholesome and intensely flavored dishes that rely entirely on what is seasonal and at its peak. In spring it's all about local, wild salmon from the coast- half an hour away, baby lamb from the farmer up the road, pea shoots from the chef's garden and fava beans from the neighbour, summer brings its hoards of heirloom tomatoes and herbs from the garden down the road and fresh cheeses from the goat dairy a few minutes away. Each season has it's own roster of flavors, textures and even colors.
Type of rooms: Farmhouse InnROOM 1: Plush queen down bed, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head, sauna, wood burning fireplace with cozy seating area. Stylish, yet comfortably decorated in denim and gold toile with maple and whitewashed country furnishings.
ROOM 2: Plush king down bed, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head, wood burning fireplace with cozy seating area. Luxuriously decorated in taupe and cream brocades and crushed velvet with oversized four poster bed and settee.
ROOM 3: Plush queen down bed, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head, sauna and wood burning fireplace. Crisply decorated in pomegranate and tangerine with wrought iron canopy bed.
ROOM 4: Plush queen down bed, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head, sauna, wood burning fireplace with seating area. Decorated in traditional handsome red and black plaid and toile with rustic black pencil post bed.
ROOM 5: Plush queen down bed, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head, sauna. Romantically decorated in rosy peach and sage velvets and stripes with maple canopy bed and furnishings.
ROOM 6: Luxury suite. Separate bedroom with oversized, plush king sized down bed, living room with wood burning fireplace, walk-in closet, double sauna, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head. Decorated in glamorous, sea foam green and aqua stripes, velvets and modern paisley with oversized sleigh bed and settee.
ROOM 7: Luxury suite. Separate bedroom with oversized, plush king sized down bed, living room with wood burning fireplace, walk-in closet, double sauna, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head. "Bridal suite". Decorated in sophisticated, yet romantic silver, cream and black brocades and silks, with dramatic oversized black bed.
ROOM 8: Plush king platform bed, double jetted tub and shower with European "rain" shower head, sauna, wood burning fireplace with seating area. Sophisticated décor, consisting of rich gold, bronze and ivory fabrics with upholstered headboard.
Additional information: Farmhouse Inn
Children are permitted at the discretion of the management. Rooms have Video players and the hotel has a video library.
Also offered: Spa and massage services, Meeting facilities, Jacuzzis, fireplaces and down comforters, Plush robes, Dining terrace, Lovely grounds, On-site demonstration vineyard and rose garden.
The Farmhouse Inn is located in the very heart of Sonoma County's World Famous Russian River Valley wine growing region. They are fortunate to count several of California's oldest and most renowned wineries as their neighbors. Within a stone's throw, you'll find such names as Martinelli, (famous for their Zinfandel), Rochioli, Joseph Swan, Korbel and Davis Bynum. The Russian River Wine Road map, available from their innkeeper, will lead you to dozens of other wineries that are only minutes away.
Majestic redwoods abound in Armstrong Woods State Reserve, a 752 acre park. A number of easy trails lead you to the major groves, where the coast redwoods (sequoia sempervirens) tower skyward 300 feet or more. Many of these trees are more than two thousand years old.
Horseback riding, biking, picnicking and relaxing are the favorite activities here. There's also an outdoor theater for lectures and performances.
A lovely drive takes you to the beautiful rugged coast and back. Your drive begins as you turn left from the Farmhouse Inn onto River Road. You'll soon pass the Korbel Winery/Vineyards and Deli- a great place to pick up a bottle of bubbly and a picnic lunch.
Number of rooms: 8
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1876/2001.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
Restaurant closed: Breakfast served from 9:00am. to 10:00am. Dinner served from Thursday to Sunday from 5:30pm. to 9:00pm.
GPS Coordinates: 38° 29' 24.58'' N 122° 53' 0.74'' W
Nearest airport: San Fransisco - 1 hr. 45 mn.