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“Very pleasant place off beaten path”

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Pepper Tree Retreat
Ranked #5 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very pleasant place off beaten path”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The retreat is very tranquil and pretty. it is very quiet. It I a few miles outside of downtown Ojai and restaurants but worth the distance to be in countryside. The fragrance of the pepper trees and orange groves was lovely. The bed comfortable, the bathroom clean and modern, there is wireless, a refrigerator and coffeemaker and the view from the big windows in the Bodhi room of nearby orange groves and far off mountains were picturesque.

There were small issues like only one 3 prong electric socket in the room so not convenient to plug in personal items and a porch neighbor who hung underwear and socks along the shared railing, annoying but not a big deal. They do need to increase outdoor lighting for nighttime walking, especially on the staircases. There are no amenities such as a pool or room service.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Thank you for your warm hospitality. I really appreciated my 2 days stay. The calmness and serenity was amazing at the retreat place. My friends i invited really loved the place. The energy was great. Felt free flowing and not structured. Very professionally maintained. I enjoyed the smell of the flowers, and oranges at the location. Will go back for sure again, if possible every month.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I spent 3 days in March 2014 in Pepper Tree Resort, and it was one of the most peaceful times that I had ever spent. The place is so quite and serene, and the nights so still and so fragrant - with the orange blossoms in full bloom this time of the year. The trip was almost like a pilgrimage, and one feels the satisfaction deep inside.

The staff at the retreat are very very friendly, and have gone out of their way to be helpful. The breakfast is simple and wholesome. The rooms are well furnished and comfortable. The room I stayed (Besant room) overlooks the lawn and the glassed veranda is a beautiful place for reading, meditating or just being, especially during early mornings and late evenings.

This retreat is for serious travelers. The access to the Krishnamurti library was a great by itself, and meeting people who had experiences with Krishnamurti is a great plus. I look forward to a longer stay in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I really enjoyed the Pepper Tree Retreat. The room was beautifully decorated, the bed was very comfortable, and it was all the peace and quiet I was looking for in a gorgeous natural setting. The people were very friendly and helpful. I was traveling alone and felt very comfortable. There are lots of great nooks to sit outside and enjoy nature while reading, writing or just relaxing.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Ojai paradise. Clean, tidy, welcoming and beautiful grounds. Inspirational books are available to borrow & read. Pepper Tree Retreat has a aura of health and best of oneself. Perfect for a single person traveling, or a couple's get-away. Off the beaten path, hiking out the front door.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

As someone who craves peace and quiet, I am used to disappointment when it comes to the promise of "serenity" . At the Pepper Tree Retreat, I finally found a profoundly peaceful get-away. Thank you! I will definitely be back. I loved the Besant room, which allowed me and my friend to have privacy but also separate spaces.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We stayed for a week in a big studio apartment with a very modest kitchenette and fabulous views of mountains and trees. The land is lovely, so quiet. The people who run the Pepper Tree Retreat are sweet and real. This is a very comfortable, not luxurious, place. We'd go back in a minute.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pepper Tree Retreat
Address: 1130 McAndrew Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-8314
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Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Pepper Tree Retreat Hotel Ojai

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