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“Peaceful Paradise”
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Ojai Retreat
Ranked #3 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Encinitas, California
1 review
“Peaceful Paradise”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Ojai Retreat was an excellent choice for our first trip to the town. This B & B/retreat is slightly outside of Ojai but only by a few minutes. It sits atop a hill and is very secluded so you will find it to be very quiet and peaceful. My wife and I highly reccommend this place and will make sure to stay here again next time we visit.

Room Tip: The Pataio Room was the cottage we stayed in which I highly reccommend. It's nice because it'...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simi Valley, California
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We spent two nights at the Ojai Retreat .... my wife went to a meditation retreat nearby and i spent both days at the premises ... if you are looking for tranquility, great views, wonderful outdoor and indoor environments including several outdoor gardens coupled with a huge living room and a quiet room, this is the place to stay at when you visit Ojai. There is no TV which is a huge PLUS ... however those wishing to stay connected can use WiFi that is available to all guests. The icing on the cake is a delicious cooked breakfast to start off your day!

Room Tip: There is no swimming pool ... not really somewhere you want to bring kids to, unless they are the ty...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband and I spent three delightful and delicious days at the Ojai Retreat in their lovely Garden Room, which looks out upon a spreading Oak tree, the valley and mountains beyond. The views from the main house are also spectacular. We roamed the five-acre hilltop property enjoying bunnies, birds, flowers, oak and eucalyptus groves. Breakfasts were excellent, boasting organic foods and coffee. This retreat fits well into the spiritual tradition of Ojai, respecting the environment and providing a peace and serenity that comes from the surroundings and the philosophy of those who create the retreat. We found it heavenly, and plan to return many times.

Room Tip: We've only stayed in the Garden Room, but must say that even though it was very close to the mai...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Absolutely love the setting, homey rooms, amazing breakfast. Clare, the receptionist, adds to the glorious welcome. As an author, I find myself escaping the LA hype often to re-group at the Ojai Retreat. I've been 4 times. I'm booked in again in October to use the facility for a book signing event.

Room Tip: I've stayed in two different rooms and they were both great - the oak room detached from the mai...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We were fortunate to spend two nights in the Sky Suite at Ojai Retreat. What a great experience! The suite had all that one could have asked for, lots of space, a kitchenette and views to die for! The Retreat is quiet and laid back with most of the lodges havings their private space. We were spoilt at the self-service breakfast which had such a great choice of cereals, fruit, cheese, ham, home-made bread etc. and delicious orange, banana and strawberry juice. After doing a lot of touring it was perfect to relax at the Retreat.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Ojai Retreat several times. It's been a wonderful experience every time. The rooms are quaint and quiet. The grounds are charming and peaceful with a beautiful view from the main building patio. If you like enjoying nature in a tranquil setting, you'll love this place. The employees are always friendly and helpful. The breakfast is is great. I recommend the yoga classes that they offer throughout the week. Every time we leave the Ojai Retreat my husband and I feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Only regret is that we haven't been able to stay for a longer period of time. Check it out. You'll love it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We traveled to Ojai last week during a sweltering end of summer getaway. We stayed at the charming Ojai Retreat, an affordable European-style compound of twelve renovated guestrooms perched high on a hill with fabulous views overlooking the valley. Our room came with a great air conditioner that made for wonderful sleeping. The room was located in a separate cottage on the property and it had a cozy private patio. The room (with microwave and small refrigerator) and bath were very clean, well lit, comfortable, accessible, safe and conveniently located to the main house which holds a library and breakfast space (included in price). There is a wonderful outdoor common area with tables and chairs for dining and enjoying the views. Interesting programs and presentations are scheduled in the evening, at a minimal charge or by donation. We attended two presentations, inspirational in focus, and felt them to be quite worthwhile. We were also impressed with the well maintained grounds with its walking paths and numerous sitting areas designed for those who wish to sit and contemplate the beauty of nature. We received 5-star hospitality and will make Ojai Retreat our go-to place when we visit again.

Room Tip: Two of the four rooms in main house are upstairs and have a shared bath. Rooms in cottages have priv...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ojai Retreat
Address: 160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-2305
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Region: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ojai Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ojai Retreat is a 5-acre haven of beauty with exquisite views, lush gardens and tranquility. There are 12 completely renovated bedrooms most with private garden or patio, all with views. A delicious European-style breakfast is included. There is a spacious living/meeting room and Quiet room with small library. Free wireless internet in all rooms and throughout the property. TV-and telephone-free rooms to preserve tranquility. Yoga classes and massages are available. ... more   less 
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