The Farmhouse inn

Your Inspired Escape


Nestled in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, among gently rolling hills and stunningly majestic vistas, The Farmhouse Inn welcomes you to an inspired escape. Siblings Joe and Catherine discovered the Farmhouse over 21 years ago, and have poured their talents and passion into the exquisite renovation ever since.

Young woman in swimming attire next to Farmhouse Inn pool with a coffee cup and a tray with two place settings with plates of salads, juice and flowers.
Quaint pathway on the perimeter of one of the Farmhouse Inn buildings surrounded by lush greenery and pink flowers.
Aerial view of center of Farmhouse Inn. Yellow buildings with swimming pool in the middle and some greenery surrounding the area.

How it all started

Five generations.
One magnificent
obsession. You.

Your Farmhouse stay will be unlike any other. Not just special, spectacular. More than memorable, magical. Our family has been here for five generations, creating meaningful experiences in a setting most sublime. We’ve cultivated long-standing connections with brilliant local artisans—cheesemakers and patissiers, brewers. And, of course our winery partners—to transform custom itineraries into treasured, life-long memories. All you have to do is get here. We’ll take it from there.

Photo of Joe and Catherine Bartolomei each holding a glass of wine smiling on the property of Farmhouse Inn

“We want every guest at Farmhouse to feel like they
are a guest in our own house.”
—Catherine Bartolomei

Local Luxury

Farmhouse accommodations

A place to call your own

Every one of the 25 guest rooms in our boutique hotel is designed to please. Relax in the comfort of your lavish featherbed with fine European linens. Unwind in a large, jetted tub, or take a steam shower. Rekindle your spirit with a bottle from your curated wine refrigerator, in front of your oversized fireplace. You’ll soon discover why a stay with us stays with you.


7871 River Road
Forestville, CA 95436

Man and woman couple in evening attire walking into the Farmhouse Inn from outside.


Sonoma County Experience

Get to know the Sonoma County we know

This is our backyard. It has been for five generations. The world-class winery partners and artisans you’ll meet are our close personal friends. We have our favorite spots and most loved adventures. And we can’t wait to share it all with you.

close-up of six wine glasses lined up on a wood table with the same amount of wine.

Winery Partners

illustration of grapes on a branch
illustration of grapes on a branch
on the vineyard, man and woman smile for photo with grape trees and farming machinery in the background.

As one of Sonoma’s original winemaking families, our owners have generations-long relationships with some of the most iconic wineries in the region

Your perfect pairings

A cultivated taste,
curated by your concierge

Through the years we’ve forged friendships and connections with winery partners across the region. These are people who know us, and love us, and give our guests tasting experiences that are both exclusive and extraordinary. It starts with a conversation with your concierge, and ends with VIP private tastings tailored to your tastes and preferences, simply because you are our guests. In every case, a bold and memorable finish, indeed.

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behind a woman looking up at a redwood tree
illustration of redwood

The Redwoods

Let us introduce
you to the titans of
the universe

Redwoods reaching 200+ feet toward the sky, tower gloriously above you reminding us of the world of wonders surrounding us. Commune with nature in all its magnificence. We know all the best spots and the best hikes to get you there.

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Coastal Drive

Drive the Coast

Farmhouse friends at every turn

Get out there and experience our coast. Come back sated with the sights and scents of the sea, the tastes from local cheese shops and antique apple orchards, treasures from local boutiques, and stories of charming seaside villages. Partner artisans and craftsmen will happily take you under their wing for unique Farmhouse-exclusive experiences all along the coast.

On the coast of the Pacific Ocean: blue ocean with white crashing waves on a small beach with green hills. Some rocks in the distance in the water.

Avid explorer, builder and traveler, and scenic route
afficionado, Joe knows every road and trail in
western Sonoma County

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picnic blanket setup near the ocean with food settings and basket
Interior view at the Farmhouse Inn Spa: two massage tables with massage ointments neatly placed and background wall painting of a horse.

The Art OF


An older woman and younger woman walking happily in matching robes from the Farmhouse Inn Spa. The Spa keeper is in the background.

Take a moment & fill the well

There’s nothing with giving everything you’ve got to the things you’re passionate about. But with all that you give, something’s got to give. So take a moment and fill the well. Our holistic remedies, mental wellness rituals and full-body restorative and healing treatments can help you relax, replenish and reset.

Our renowned Spa Director Irisha Steele radiates a vibrance and understanding of what you need—mind, body and spirit. Her many years of experience, expertise and enlightenment mean your health and wellness are in good hands.

Hallway of the Farmhouse Spa. Windows with blinds on the left, wood floors, elegant lantern lights above and white wood walls.
white bathtub with woman in it with plant greenery in the foreground.

Our Philosophy

Meet the makers

Glass to glass with the masters of the Russian River Valley

casual photo of a man and woman conversing at wine tasting, holding glasses of red wine.

Meet the makers

Glass to glass with the masters of the Russian River Valley

When you stay at the Farmhouse, you place yourself among some of the finest wines on the planet. World-class pinot noir and chardonnay, sparkling wines, zinfandels, rosés, they’re all here, and then some. In fact, we could talk about them for days, and we do, at Wine Hour.

It’s a time when we bring everyone together, makers and connoisseurs, novices and collectors to celebrate our shared passion in an intimate setting. You’ll savor new tastes from boundary-pushing bottles, and you’ll get to know more each day. And you’ll meet Joe and connect with our friends, these inspired makers of fine wine. From ancient winemaking approaches and trendier techniques to revived grape varieties and grower triumphs, the conversation never ends.

Two men and two women in formal attire outside conversing at wine tasting.
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Several guests at the Farmhouse Inn enjoying wine at the fire-pit with fire blazing.
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Always the perfect finish

Gather round the fire pit for complimentary s’mores and reflect on the perfect day, every day. From Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, and the family, partners and friends who make your journey with us exceptional and extraordinary, welcome to your Farmhouse. See you soon.

behind view of couple drinking wine, sitting by the fire-pit with lit fire.
close-up photo of someone holding a metal basket wine and s'mores.