Sonoma County Hotel Named Among the Best in the World

A Sonoma County hotel lands on Condé Nast Traveler's highly selective "Gold List."

Luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2019 Gold List. The highly selective list, released annually, spans six continents and 36 countries, and features the world’s best hotels and resorts according to Condé Nast editors. This year, Farmhouse Inn in Forestville made the cut and is featured among the 13 best hotels in North America.

Condé Nast Traveler called the Farmhouse Inn, founded by siblings Joe and Catherine Bartolomei, a “clean, bright and breezy hotel [that] epitomizes the character of Sonoma wine country.” The travel publication credited, among other highlights, the siblings’ enthusiasm and hospitality as well as their deep Sonoma roots, which “translate into perks for guests at local wineries, restaurants and shops, whose owners invariably light up at their mention.” The inn’s restaurant also got a special mention: “chef Steve Litke has a light touch with his Mediterranean-inflected menu, including a delicate Hokkaido scallop with Moroccan spices, and a thyme-scented trio of rabbit (applewood-smoked loin, confit of leg, roasted rack with mustard cream).”

Among the hotels selected as the best in the United States were also the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii, Hotel Bel-Air and the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, The Beekman, The Carlyle and The St. Regis in New York, and The Wynn in Las Vegas. Click here for the full list.