We rented out the Lavender Inn for the weekend of Memorial Day for our daughter's wedding. The wedding was in the garden, and the wedding party all stayed in the Inn for the weekend. The staff, the facility, the entire experience was flawless, fantastic, and made great memories that will last a lifetime. Excellent meals showed up without hassle or fanfare, staff was efficient and courteous, and nearly imperceptable as they took care of us without effort on our part. The house and rooms are comfortable, charming and quaint.
We chose to have Beth help us with the wedding arrangements, and she did a fantastic job letting our daughter create the wedding as she wanted it, then supporting that plan and using her experience and contacts to make it happen.
And in the evenings, we had the whole house to ourselves to spend time together in relaxed, private, comfortable surroundings. Lots of tables and chairs on the patio to sit around and talk, laugh, and take pictures. Lots of pictures. The fenced-in private garden is beautifully arranged, with little water features that peacefully murmer soothing sounds, putting the whole area at rest.
We looked at several other places, some in Santa Barbara, and had a bit of a hard time deciding on where to have the wedding, etc., and I'm so glad we picked the Lavender Inn. Nothing could have been better. So much better than staying in a hotel with hundreds of strangers and a sterile atmosphere.
I highly recommend the Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blending comfort with elegance, the Lavender Inn is conveniently located across from shops, galleries, and restaurants. Originally built in 1874, this Bed & Breakfast offers a romantic or outdoor adventure getaway, Girls Night Inn, or a quiet retreat. The gardens are absolutely stunning with mature oaks, 7 fountains, a waterfall into a petite pond, and colorful flowers for our guests to relax in or for a memorable setting for GARDEN WEDDINGS. The interior is tastefully decorated with an array of art and antiques but with a subtle contemporary twist. Both BREAKFASTS and HAPPY HOUR with appetizers, wine, and local craft beer on tap are served daily on the veranda. Put on one of our lush robes and wander out the front steps for a facial or massage in our LAVENDER INN SPA. We offer cooking classes in our kitchen, OJAI CULINARY SCHOOL. This is our 10th year of InnCourage, our CANCER WELLNESS RETREAT, free to underserved women undergoing treatment for cancer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lavender Hotel Ojai