Sonoma Wine Country’s Farmhouse Inn Offers an Electric Experience

Russian River Valley’s only Luxury Hotel offers unique transportation option

Farmhouse InnBright lights, traffic, tall buildings and unidentifiable smells – all the wonders and joys of city living that you’ll leave behind as you travel 60 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge to California’s wine country.  And luckily for wine country visitors, it’s never been easier to get around and to Sonoma.

Tesla designs and builds the most advanced vehicles in the world today.  These tricked out cars are fast, gorgeous and can even drive themselves. All on pure electricity. Farmhouse is offering a new guest amenity that is focused on providing visitors with a new way to travel – in a Tesla. Farmhouse will offer guests wine tours in the hotel’s new Model X, as well as daily dinner runs to the nearby downtown Healdsburg – they’d offer self-driven tours but the insurance company vetoed that option… Wine tours will start at $400 per couple and are subject to availability.

For guests visiting wine country via air travel there is good news here too.  Getting to wine country is also about to be easier with the addition of several new flights to Sonoma’s STS airport. Beginning in June, a direct flight from Minneapolis via American Airlines and daily commuter flights from SFO to STS via United Airlines will be available. Visitors can now skip the rental car line and awful traffic (you’ll really want to skip these…) as the new United flights drop travelers five miles from the Farmhouse Inn.

There’s no time like the present – grab your bags and hop in our Tesla… a glass of wine at check in is waiting for you.  Existing direct flights are available from LAX, Orange County, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle.

In 2014, sibling-owners Catherine and Joe Bartolomei unveiled an $8 million property-wide renovation. Highlights of the redesign include nine new luxury guest rooms, a new farm-to-table spa and extensive landscaping throughout the property. The redesign’s main goal was to create an atmosphere of cozy warmth and a true retreat within wine country. The rooms have a residential feel and that isn’t an accident. The spa is an open-air wonder with soaring ceilings, stall doors and a welcoming fireplace in the lobby. Throughout the property, guests will find nooks to enjoy a glass of wine and their favorite book.

The praise for the newly renovated Farmhouse Inn continues to roll in, as does the coverage in major publications. Just recently the Farmhouse Inn was honored as the number one hotel in California on the 2015 and 2016 Travel + Leisure World’s Best List. Other awards include Sunset Magazine’s Travel Award for Best Wine Country Inn and one of Andrew Harper’s Best Wine and Food Resort on the recently published Grand Award Winners list. Farmhouse Inn has also recently been recognized as the Best Culinary Experience by Virtuoso at their Best of the Best award ceremony (

With two years of the completed expansion under their belts, owners Catherine and Joe Bartolomei aren’t finished with improvements – the goal is to always keep pushing forward. They regularly task their team to think of ways to enhance the guest experience and deliver thoughtful hospitality. Farmhouse Inn continues to lead the charge as Sonoma’s premier destination.

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