How on Earth do things like this happen? #38 on the Best Hotels in the World List and #3 Best Inn in the United States? We live and work here so we do know Farmhouse Inn is a very special place but pretty small in the grand scheme of things. We just hide here in the middle of nowhere (but 10 minutes from everywhere) doing our thing; which much be pretty good because Travel & Leisure readers noticed and voted for us as being one of the best.
We know our guests love us but the questionaire from Travel & Leisure did take time and effort to fill out. Thanks to all of you who voted for us and now that we are on the list we want to stay there. So guess what...next year we are going to ask you to vote for us again!
I had a conversation with one of the T&L editors and asked why so many of the top properties were adventure type destinations like game reserves and destination type resorts and she said that their readership is heavily weighted towards those style of properties. So that made us even prouder. We like standing out in the crowd and being seen as unique.
Below is a copy of the press release that went out this week. The magazine came out last Friday and we ordered 200 copies so we can share them with our guests. So if you are headed to the wine country this next month book your stay at Farmhouse Inn and join the celebration...champagne for everybody!
FORESTVILLE, Calif., July 23, 2013 /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 (http://www.farmhouseinn.com).
Now, satisfied guests have had their say, voting Farmhouse Inn onto the short list of Travel + Leisure's best hotels.