Places to Stay
www.peppertreeretreat.com – Pepper Tree Retreat, an Ojai retreat with vegan and vegetarian cuisine, is the former home of philosopher J. Krishnamurti, perhaps Ojai’s most famous resident. Krishnamurti lived here from 1922 to 1986, welcoming visitors from around the world who were challenged by his penetrating inquiries into the fundamental questions of life. These included such 20th Century luminaries as Annie Besant, Aldous Huxley, John Barrymore, Greta Garbo, David Bohm, Dr. Jonas Salk, D.H. Lawrence, Jackson Pollack, Igor Stravinsky, The Beatles, and many others. The retreat guest rooms are named after these visitors, some of whom stayed in the rooms that are named for them.
www.ojairetreat.com – The Ojai Retreat, an Ojai Valley Inn and Retreat Center, is a haven of beauty and tranquility nestled on a five-acre hilltop. The Ojai Retreat offers a main house and cottages with twelve completely renovated guest rooms; a delicious healthy breakfast is offered seven days a week. There are 12 completely renovated guest rooms most with private garden or patio, all with views. The guest rooms, great room and throughout the property offer free wireless internet. All rooms are TV-free and telephone-free. Some rooms have a refrigerator and microwave. Most rooms have spectacular views.
www.lavenderinn.com – The Lavender Inn is a Historic Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Ojai built in 1874. More than just a bed & breakfast, we have an on-site day spa, host customized Ojai weddings, offer cooking classes, created INNcourage, a 3 day retreat for women with cancer, and participate in the Clean The World program. We are committed to make your stay memorable whether you are exploring Ojai or just relaxing at the Lavender Inn .
Places to Eat
www.hipvegancafe.com – Hip Vegan Cafe is a delicious, organic vegan restaurant open seven days a week for lunch from 11am to 5pm. Eat on site, indoor or outdoor, or get take out. Special orders, catering and gift certificates also available. 928 E. Ojai Ave Ojai, CA 93023
www.farmerandcook.com – Farmer and The Cook is an Ojai Valley gem, a store and restaurant located in quaint, shady Meiners Oaks, just a few minutes from downtown Ojai. All their produce, grains and dairy come from their farm and other farms guided by organic principles. Pop in for an amazing smoothie, healthy Mexican meal, salad bar, or a few snacks for the trail.
www.rainbowbridgeojai.com – Rainbow Bridge – nestled in the heart of Ojai, 211 E. Matilija St., just off Ojai Avenue, this market provides a wide range of healthy and natural products. In the general store, they carry a vast selection of specialty foods, many of which are made from organic ingredients and formulated for special diets.
ojairestaurants.com – Ojai Restaurants is your one-stop resource for all Ojai restaurants, Ojai dining and other places to eat in Ojai which make this town uniquely wonderful to live in and visit. Whether you want a quick bite or a long, romantic dinner, a wrapped-up sandwich for the hike or a salad after a massage, we have the information you need to find the place you want to eat.
Things to Do
www.ojaiconcierge.com – Ojai Concierge is for and about Ojai. For visitors and locals alike it’s a picture of this beautiful enclave nestled in a valley adjacent to the National Forest, with orange blossoms, jacarandas, hiking trails, golf, music festival, wine festival, and much more. All just 14 miles from the Pacific ocean.
www.ovlc.org – The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy (OVLC) is a nonprofit, non-governmental, land protection organization supported by private donations. It works to protect the views, trails, water, and wildlife of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations to enjoy. The OVLC protects Ojai’s open spaces and preserves the valley’s natural beauty. View the trails and preserves!