FORESTVILLE, Calif., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- How does a relatively small Sonoma County inn find itself ranked among the world's best hotels?
The answer lies partly in the simple richness of the guest experience; from the farm-to-table organic food served in the Michelin-starred restaurant, to the relaxing and energizing spa featuring botanical massages and wraps, everything at Farmhouse Inn is designed to make each visit to the wine country memorable.
Now, satisfied guests have had their say, voting Farmhouse Inn onto the short list of Travel + Leisure's best hotels. Farmhouse Inn not only earned a #2 ranking among Small Inns in the U.S., but also ranked 8th on the 100 World's Best Hotels list. That's truly rarefied air, and it speaks to the elite experience enjoyed by guests. Not only that, but 2015 marks the third year in which Farmhouse Inn has achieved a ranking.
The hotel was also recently selected as the Best Wine Country Hotel/Resort in Sunset Magazine's 2015 Travel Awards this June. The award honors the West's top destinations and those displaying excellence in the tourism industry.
Farmhouse Inn is thanking and including their guests in the celebration with a special invitation to visit wine country; their "Free Tuesday" special runs through the end of September. Any minimum 3 night stays that include a Tuesday in a Premium King room - Tuesday is free (a savings of up to $1195)! And arriving guests are greeted with a glass of sparkling or wine.
Guests quickly fall in love with the inn after the first visit—which explains the high praise bestowed by Travel + Leisure readers. The mission of this unique inn is simple: to provide an authentic, "insider" experience of California Wine Country. Hidden treasures abound in this large and diverse region, just an hour's drive north of San Francisco. Through connections with local vintners and an intimate knowledge of the community, guests can expect a one-of-a-kind experience every time.
The passion of sibling owners, Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, comes through in a myriad of little details, like the farm fresh eggs on the breakfast table. As fifth-generation Sonomans, the Bartolomeis have deep roots in the community.
"Our goal here at Farmhouse Inn has always been to create a unique and vital Sonoma wine country experience. This last year we added nine new luxurious rooms, a completely new spa building, and complete revamped all outdoor spaces while maintaining the luxury and attention to detail the staff is known for. Our guests can see and feel the love that has gone into our intimate boutique hotel; that's how we've created such a sense of loyalty with many of our guests returning time and time again," said owner Catherine Bartolomei. "The recent accolades from Travel + Leisure and Sunset Magazine are just more evidence that we're doing something quite special. Please come celebrate with us."
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About Farmhouse Inn
Farmhouse Inn—Located in the stunning Russian River Valley region of Sonoma County's famed wine country is a rural sanctuary that represents the finest level of lodging, dining and spa. Twenty-five sublime guest rooms and suites, a farm-fresh Michelin-starred restaurant, and seasonal body treatments come together in one unforgettable experience. Surrounded by world-class vineyards, the six-acre property is anchored by an elegant, restored 1873 weatherboard farmhouse that houses the famed Farmhouse Restaurant, presided over by Farmhouse Inn Executive Chef Steve Litke. Arriving at Farmhouse Inn, guests are immediately transported to a gracious wine country lifestyle and can expect warm, seasoned hospitality and memorable personal encounters. Owned by siblings Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, whose family has farmed in the area for five generations, Farmhouse Inn has evolved from a lifetime of shared family traditions that center around the rhythms of nature.
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