Ojai Valley Inn has been one of our family’s favorite vacation spots for over a decade. This incredible California gem is nestled in the peaceful enclave of Ojai, where cafes serving fresh fare, crystal shops and art galleries line the streets.

Behind the resort’s gate, you’ll find a spectacular property on 220 oak-studded acres. This luxury property offers an award-winning spa and championship golf course, delightful epicurean experiences at The Farmhouse and extraordinary dining among eight restaurants. 

Our family’s magical memories include splashing around in the Pixie Pool with our kids, getting crafty at the Artists Cottage, delicious dinners at Jimmy’s and The Oak and experiencing the Pink Moment over the Ojai mountains. 

Before we head to Ojai, we always stop by the grocery store and stock up on fun flavored gourmet marshmallows and chocolate bars and a pack of graham crackers. We roll with our own roasting sticks and create unique combinations like Espresso Chip, Cinnamon Churro and Strawberries & Cream S’mores at the fire-pits. Sharing S’mores with other families has been a great way to make new friends during our trips. 

This five-diamond retreat offers a place to unplug, relax and recharge in a stunning natural setting. Hike the stunning grounds, or tour them by shuttle or beach cruiser (they’re free to rent for the day).  Stop and smell the lavender growing around you which the resort uses in their organic bath products and in refreshing home-made lemonade. 

The resort’s farm to table gourmet restaurants cater to all dietary needs with seasonal options that are sure to delight even the pickiest eater. Most fruits, veggies and herbs found on your plate are picked straight from the Ojai Valley Inn’s lush garden.

We love the spacious Contemporary Spanish designed guest rooms and suites with plush beds, all of the comforts of home and luxe farmhouse touches. For extended family and groups of friends, they have multi-bedroom villas with your own private fire-table and outdoor dining table. 

The service is fantastic with staff remembering you every time you return and greeting you like family. 

Plus, Ojai Valley Inn hosts seasonal activities, holiday celebrations and special events year-round for guests including Hay Wagon Rides, a Halloween Treasure Hunt, Pumpkin Painting, Trick or Treating, a Thanksgiving Feast, Holiday Cookie Decorating, a visit from Santa, 4th of July fireworks and more! 

If you’re looking to clear your mind and awaken your spirit, then take in the majesty of the Ojai Valley with family and friends at this one of a kind destination.