World's Best Hotels
No. 28 (tie) Farmhouse Inn, Forestville, CA
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 wine country, while three bellmen 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.