Travel + Leisure has published its annual list of the World’s Best Hotels for 2014. The Farmhouse Inn, located in the heart of the wine country, has ranked #28 – up from #38 in 2013. SB Architects is leading the expansion of this luxury property, which combines the intimacy of a wine country inn with the amenities, service and design of a five-star resort. Construction will be complete in October 2014.
Here is what Travel + Leisure had to say….
“Driving north from San Francisco for about 1.5 hours builds the anticipation of arriving at Farmhouse Inn, set amid hundreds of wineries. Six concierges are happy to share the best of the wine country, while three bellman are ready to answer requests – quite a staff for the inn’s 18 rooms. (An $8 million renovation is in progress.) Seasonal flowers add B&B personality, while private bathrooms with jetted tubs and saunas or steam showers make this country inn feel like a five-star resort. The valley-nestled inn also features a lavish spa with treatments utilizing organic ingredients grown by the on-site gardener. Those ingredients are also used at its Michelin-starred farm-to-table restaurant. If you’re staying on a Thursday evening, don’t miss Wine Hour, when a local vintner pours its varietals with small-bite pairings.”