Nestled within a rare coastal valley on 220-oak studded acres, the iconic Ojai Valley Inn offers an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a legendary golf course, 31,000 square foot Spa Village, Artist Cottage & Apothecary, multiple pools and seven unique dining outlets with settings that range from fast-casual, poolside, to fine dining. A new feature to the resort is the Farmhouse at Ojai, which specialises in personalised events that range from mixology classes, cuisine masterclasses, to demonstrations with dinner. Consistently, the Inn has been included in the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Top 100 Hotels in the World, editor-selected Gold List. The Inn has also been chosen by Travel + Leisure publication readers as one of the Best Hotels in the World
The world-class Ojai Country Club was one of the first great golf courses in Southern California. Designed and originally built in 1923 under the direction of George C. Thomas, Jr. and Billy Bell, the course was hailed as "a marvel of golfing architecture." Thomas, who also designed courses at the Riviera, Bel-Air and Los Angeles country clubs, had two initial considerations for the Ojai course: "...that the average golfer could enjoy his round without too great a penalty, and that a test must be afforded requiring the low-handicap man to play fine golf in order to secure pars."
With a desert-feel but parkland layout, the course at Ojai is maintained to absolute perfection and it is a testament to the golf course’s designer as to the challenge it presents. It is a course that requires a range of clubs from the tee and knowing how far you can hit a ball is paramount due to varying distances and doglegs demanding strategies from the first tee.
Ojai Luxury Room
Luxury rooms at Ojai feature contemporary Spanish designs with spacious, well-appointed rooms. Each room features a private terrace and sitting area. Baltic silver marble, custom dual sink vanities, separate arabesque luxury showers and deep soaking tubs are the highlight elements of the newly reimagines bathrooms. Each room has an in-room iPad for direct access to resort services, fine Bamboo Terry Towels, oversized desks, high-speed internet, and an in-room pantry and featured honour bar. Other room features include an espresso machine, complimentary newspapers, and custom apothecary blended Ojai Spa amenities.
Vista Luxury Room
This room offers a bit more space than the Ojai Luxury Room, but also offers spectacular valley views of the Los Padres National Forest or Topa Topa Mountains which set the stage for your journey to Shangri-La. They have the same in-room amenities as the Ojai Luxury Rooms and come available with a king or double bed.
Fireplace Shangri La Room
Much more spacious than the above room categories, the Fireplace Shangri La Room offers the same amenities, plus an oversized soaking tub and separate shower, with hand-painted Spanish tile, gold-auburn granite and cobalt blue accents which combine with modern amenities. A fireplace adorns the corner of this room category, which is available as a king or double bed.
This room category offers even more size than the last, with a beautiful fireplace that can be enjoyed in bed or from the romantic fireside sectional seating area. A fully furnished balcony or patio with spectacular views of the resort and surrounding grounds awaits.
These suites are nestled aside the Spa Village, where a collection of decadent 900 square foot suites feature a terracotta tiled entry and living room, a dining area for six as well as a wet bar and sofa sleeper. Perfect for entertaining, the living room has a fireplace, sitting area and half bath located near the entry foyer. A generous master bedroom features an additional fireplace and sitting area. Located on the ground floor with enclosed private patios, the villas include an outdoor fire pit and plush group seating areas. This room type is available as a king-bed only.
This is the largest suite, at 1,100 square feet. The Fontana Suite is located on the second floor and feature an expansive living room with plush sectorial couch, pull-out sleeper, wet bar and dining area for six. A Spanish style fireplace as well as two spacious balcony patios fully furnished come with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and resort grounds. A second full bath is located adjacent to the living room and entry foyer.
Olivella is the star of Ojai Valley Inn’s restaurants. Open six days a week, it sets an authentic stage for distinctly Californian cuisine with Italian influences with outdoor terrace seating available. Fine wines and menu items that reflect Californian wine country with Italian nuances create a gastronomic experience that will be remembered for years.
The Oak offers a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner experience featuring locally sourced products, many of which come from our resort gardens. Al fresco dining under the pergola offers dramatic views overlooking 200-year-old Oak trees, golf course and sweeping mountain vistas. Menu items consist of a wide range of cuisines such as seafood, healthy items, shared platters, vegetarian and land-based meats.
The Wallace Neff Heritage Bar
The most important and notable room in Ojai, the Wallace Neff Heritage Bar, is a nod to the eponymous founder and the original clubhouse of the Ojai Valley Country Club. Offering time-honoured classic cocktails, modern spirits, and surprising small plates in a celebrated space.
Named for golf legend, Jimmy Demaret, the pub borrows from Demaret’s famous personality and style by creating vibrant dining options on each menu. Lunch, dinner, cocktails, and a rotating beer list provide a casual, family-friendly atmosphere that serves as a 19th hole after a long day on the course, or the office. Menu items feature traditional USA pub meals such as burgers, salads, pizzas and signature sandwiches.
Located within the peaceful Spa Ojai Village, Spa Café offers indoor or alfresco seating in the courtyard, adjacent to the Tranquillity Pool. Health-conscious and dietary options, include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu offerings. Spa Café offers a fresh, made-to-order pressed juice bar, light breakfast options, and refreshing smoothies in a lovely enclave.
An artisan market, plus a convenient takeaway counter featuring Kings Row coffee drinks, unique pastries and treats, fresh salads, handcrafted breakfast and lunch offerings, and McConnell’s ice cream. Lining the shelves at Libbey’s are a variety of kitchen essentials, cookbooks, and the Inn’s own handmade signature items such as dried pasta and s’mores!
An adult poolside experience offering a full bar, wine, and craft beers from California’s top producers. Indigo Pool & Bar’s menu highlights California’s perennial produce with salads, sandwiches, ceviche and lettuce cups, served in a relaxing oasis setting.
The Ojai Valley Inn is located 70 miles North of Los Angeles and 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Resort is 35-minutes’ drive from Santa Barbara Airport, 90-minutes from Los Angeles Airport and city, and 45-minutes’ drive from Santa Barbara town itself. You can hire a transfer or rental car to get to the resort, and it is an easy drive mainly along highways.
Surrounded by the inspiring Topa Topa Mountains of Southern California, the 31,000 square-foot day spa is the focal point of this serene resort village which includes two pools, a fully-equipped workout room, Mind and Body Studio, Spa Boutique and Artist Cottage and Apothecary. Enjoy a morning fresh-pressed juice drink, or quiet and casual lunch at Spa Café, which offers a menu of healthy indulgence.
Sweeping valley views and relaxed elegance await you at the newly remodelled, adult-only Indigo pool. Oversized Cabanas and day beds allow for blissful sunbathing and relaxation. The thoughtfully prepared, locally sourced pool-side small plates, salads and sandwiches will tempt your taste-buds. Unwind with hand-crafted cocktails, refreshing champagnes and craft beers from California's top producers.
Set among vine-covered pergolas and estate citrus trees, the Pixie pool has space around it for a shaded al fresco dining area with a menu designed for all ages and focussing on pure and simple Californian ingredients. The expansive pool deck features plush seating, a lavish hot tub adjacent to a grand fireplace and private cabana service by reservation.
The new Farmhouse at Ojai Valley Inn launched in early 2019 and serves as a multi-use epicurean and event centre. Nationally acclaimed architect Howard Backen from Napa Valley drew inspiration from the magical setting of Ojai to incorporate a natural aesthetic for the expansive 30,000 square foot culinary and event centre, designed to connect world-class food culture with indoor and outdoor events. Take a masterclass or watch a demonstration in gastronomy and wine then feast on the delicious, artfully prepared meals with your group.