The Farmhouse Inn provides accommodation and an excellent restaurant in the heart of the Russian River wine valley. Set back off the busy River Road the main house, circa 1872, resplendent in yellow and cream trim with chocolate shutters, is home to the restaurant, which serves breakfast daily and is open for fine dining Thursday through Monday. A hand-painted frieze of family members around the large dining area attests to the fact that this is a fifth-generation Forestville family. Two deluxe rooms in the main house have fireplaces and magnificent tubs with waterfalls. Eight nicely appointed guestrooms are found in a row of attached cottages across the gravel driveway. Dating back to 1899, these former workers’ cottages have been transformed into havens of sumptuous modernity with feather beds, luxurious European linens, and immaculate white-tiled bathrooms (double jetted tubs), with clever touches such as garden windows that bring the wildflowers outside up close and personal. Most rooms have saunas and fireplaces, and the two suites each have a sizeable sitting area. Relax by the pool and pamper yourself with a relaxing massage in the full service spa. This is a great base for exploring the Russian River vineyards.