Sonoma Valley, California
At a Glance
Romantic boutique hidden away within the Sonoma Valley just 90 minutes from San Francisco
The valleys best restaurant with One Michelin Star and Estate Wine Director
Hundreds of boutique vineyards and fine restaurants within easy reach
Luxurious and private accommodations ideal for couples or older families looking for a retreat
Impeccable concierge service to arrange unique and special activities for your stay
Why not twin a stay in Sonoma with Napa to see the best of both valleys?
Sommelier led wine tour experiences highly recommended
A highlight of a stay here is the incredible 3-course breakfast. It is a true experience and one to be savoured!Maudie Tomlinson
In the reception of Farm House guests will find their "spa bar" where guests can pick up beautiful locally made bath bombs, soaps and soaks to enjoy a decadent bath! It's a very unique idea and a really wonderful treat that is on the house!Maudie Tomlinson
To start planning your vacation to Farmhouse Inn
The vision of fifth generation farmers, winery and vineyard owners, brother and sister team Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, the Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant offers a taste of the Sonoma County lifestyle. Just 90 minutes from San Francisco, this delightful luxury inn is in the hub of the Russian River Valley, literally minutes from hundreds of world class wineries and restaurants. With a Michelin starred restaurant, wonderfully romantic accommodations and a spa of its own, this really is the ultimate romantic escape for those who love to indulge in fine food and wine.
Hide yourselves away in one of the cosy cottages or indulge in the decadent barn suites, complete with indoor / outdoor fireplaces, four poster beds, snuggling lounges and luxurious bathrooms with picture windows overlooking the gardens. Enjoy complete privacy in your very own hideaway for two. Venture out for a treatment in the spa, a dip in the pool or an evening warm in front of the outdoor fire pit.
For those who wish to take full advantage of the fine food and wine to be experience you will be spoiled for choice. Take a private tour of a local vineyard, dine in superb nearby restaurants or simply enjoy the humble elegance of the inn's own Michelin starred restaurant. Small, intimate and a treat for the taste buds.
Whether you come to Sonoma for a relaxing break at the end of a trip along the coast, as part of a gourmet food and wine tour of this wonderful part of California or as a romantic escape after much fun in the city, the Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant is sure to delight, inspire and revitalise you.
With only 25 beautifully appointed rooms and cottages, personal service, attention to detail and pampering are at the forefront of a stay at the Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant.
King Luxury: 850 sq ft, king beds, double sided fireplaces, private outdoor space, jetted tub, steam shower, radiant heated marble floors
King Deluxe: 650 sq ft, junior suite configuration, all same amenities as King Luxury
King Cottage Suite: 600 sq ft, historic cottage rooms, wood burning fireplace, jetted tub, dry sauna
King Standard (cottage and main house options): 350 sq ft, king bed, fireplace, luxury bath
A stay at the Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant is all about the food, wine and pampering. Enjoy a treatment in the spa, take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the 6 acres of grounds.
The heart of the inn is the restaurant. A cornerstone of the property it offers an inspiring combination of a Michelin starred chef, world class maitre d'hotel and master sommelier. Included for all guests is the hotels signature 3-course breakfast that is an experience in itself.
Imaginative menus are drawn on local ingredients sourced from artisan farmers as well as Joe and Catherine's own Bartolomei ranch taking whatever is in season into culinary treats for guest to savour and enjoy. Service is friendly yet sophisticated and is complimented by wines to complete the gourmet experience.
The inn offers the ultimate in personal concierge service. With 6 on staff, your stay can be designed to fit in with your wants and desires. Personally tailored wine experiences are their specialty and whether you are a novice or expert, each will be sure to enlighten and surprise you. Recommendations for local restaurants and reservations can be made on your behalf.
Beyond the vineyards, spend a day kayaking and taking in the scenery of the Russian River Valley, hire bikes and pedal along the picturesque country roads, hike into Armstrong Woods and admire the giant Redwood trees, go horseback riding or head out to the coast for beachcombing and whale watching. For those who enjoy a round of golf, there are 7 golf courses within easy reach of the inn and your concierge can arrange tee times and club rental if required.
Location & Directions
Sonoma Valley, California
Close to the village of Forestville in the Russian River Valley area of Sonoma.
When to go
Like most California destinations, you can’t go wrong when picking a time of year to visit. Being inland, Sonoma County benefits from much higher summer temperatures than the cool coast, and is a year-round destination but best from April to October.
At the vineyards, September is typically the harvest month, although some varieties may be picked through October and November. Vineyards will be bare from December through February, with new buds returning in March and coming into full bloom by June.
Summer temperatures reach up to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and cool off to about 50 in the evenings, so you’ll want to bring a variety of clothes and dress in layers. Winter highs are around 60 degrees with lows occasionally just below freezing. The region averages around 200 days of sunshine per year, so you should have plenty of good weather to enjoy the outdoors.