There is a place nestled in Sonoma County where you can go to get away, relax, and enjoy the bountiful fruits of the region. This place is the Farmhouse Inn. Born from the inspiration of five-generations of a family living in the Russian River Valley, Catherine and Joe Bartolomei are the current generation of this family who grew up surrounded by the virtues of warm hospitality and generosity. When a dilapidated Farmhouse Inn went up for sale in 2000, they saw an opportunity to share these qualities that are so important to them.
The Bartolomeis have transformed the Farmhouse Inn into a wine country paradise. The property stays peaceful and quiet as there are only 25 rooms and suites available. The Michelin-starred restaurant onsite is headed by chef Steve Litke and features food sourced from the Bartolomei’s ranch and other local farmers. There is, of course, an extensive wine list featuring Sonoma and Napa wines as well as others hand-picked to pair with the cuisine. Other amenities include a spa, heated pool, and hot tub. If you’re planning a wine country vacation, look into what Travel and Leisure 2016 called the “#1 Best Resort Hotel in California.”