Posted on June 6, 2012
Nestled in the picturesque hills of Sonoma County, between meadows adorn with olive trees, lies the charming Farmhouse Inn. In 1911 the Bartolomei Family legacy was born through cultivating orchards, vineyards, gardens, and livestock, that resulted with lifetimes of celebrations. Five generations later, the great-great grandchildren and siblings Joe and Catherine Bartolomei are carrying the family tradition in a new fashion. The duo set forth Valentine’s Day of 2001 to create an extraordinary Inn, Restaurant and Spa on six gorgeous acres in the Russian River Valley.
Located in the back of the property are the exquisit Barn Luxury Rooms, with vaulted ceilings and skylight windows. Natural lighting illuminates the all white, spacious rooms, complete with heavenly feather beds and Italian Carrera marble bathrooms. The heated flooring is a wonderful touch for those chilly summer nights. The cozy suites offer wood-burning fireplaces that blur the lines between the indoors and out. Revel in the beauty of mature trees amongst the outdoor fireplace, while relaxing in the Adirondack chairs, or enjoy the charming indoor fireplace while wrapped in plaid throw blankets.
During the evening indulge in Chef Steve Litke’s brilliantly crafted cuisine that rely entirely on what is in season. The seared rare wild king salmon, straight from the Sonoma coast only thirty minutes away, comes with roasted heirloom beets, coriander emulsion, and micro mustard greens, and is ideal during a Spring time visit. Juicy heirloom tomatoes and artisan cheeses are the ultimate Summer ingredients. Accompany dinner with their authentic vino from Lost and Found Winery, primarily available for guests due to limited production.
While the suites are exceptionally chic and the food is absolutely divine, it is the authentic experience and truly compassionate service that sets Farmhouse Inn apart from other hotels in wine country. From the bellman’s warm welcome and thoughtfulness of the personal concierges, to the expertise of the Master Sommelier, Geoff Kruth, the Farmhouse Inn creates a distinct and unforgettable experience. Joe and Cathrine set out to share their unique upbringing with their guests and have done a remarkable job creating a very humble ambiance. With the Redwoods only a 15 minute drive away, and the Sonoma coast a 30 minute drive away, the location is unbeatable.