Nestled in the bohemian enclave of Ojai is the historic Ojai Valley Inn, a luxurious retreat that has been one of California’s most revered destinations since opening in 1923. Located just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the resort overlooks the unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain surroundings. It celebrates California’s past's relaxed glamour to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai.
Set on 220-oak studded acres, resort guests can indulge in an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a George C. Thomas designed golf course; soul-soothing spa therapies at the 31,000 square foot Spa Ojai; instruction that encourages creative consciousness in the Artist Cottage; essential oil blending in the Apothecary; multiple pools and more than five dining outlets with settings that range from fast-casual to fine dining. In 2015, the Inn was honored among the Condé Nast Traveler “Top 100 Hotels in the World” editor-selected “Gold List.” It was selected by the Travel + Leisure readers as one of the “500 Best Hotels in the World,” affirming the Inn as a treasured destination that authentically combines the regions unspoiled spirituality with 21st-century luxury.
Casa Elar (A Private On-Site Tuscan Villa) While in residence in Casa Elar, you'll enjoy the comfort of a stately home, fully serviced and staffed following your expectations. Your individual pool, spa, and living spaces allow you to entertain or celebrate life at your own pace. You can also use any of the facilities that make this resort recognized worldwide as an oasis of calm and well-being. The utmost discretion minimizes intrusions and allows you the freedom of choice you deserve. While Casa Elar is located on the campus of Ojai Valley Inn and is convenient to all resort facilities, it features separate gated street and resort entrances. Its location is discretely positioned to ensure minimal visibility.
Rooms & Suites - Inspired by the gentle hues of the Mediterranean and the legendary architecture, the luxurious accommodations embody the style, spirit, and warmth of contemporary Spanish hacienda design.
Dining - Chef Andrew Foskey's Philosophy - Valley to Table - Olivella’s valley to table culinary program is supported by the local Ojai valleys, ranches, orchards, farms, and ocean waters. Embracing the region's seasonal whims, focusing on the bounty of year-round produce provided by the California Central Coast. Chef Andrew Foskey is proud to present a unique Ojai Valley dining experience featuring California's best ingredients with dishes inspired by Italian techniques. As a complement to the cuisine, the award-winning wine program showcases expertly curated discoveries and classic bottlings from notable producers highlighting the diverse California wine country and food-friendly gems from Italy. The Olivella Wine Experience - As a complement to Olivella’s cuisine, the award-winning wine program showcases expertly curated discoveries and classic bottlings from notable producers highlighting the diverse California wine country food-friendly gems from Italy. The Sommelier team is delighted to introduce you to some of the region’s top wineries or pair wines from the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence cellar.
Spa Ojai - Amid a true sense of place, you may explore your creative consciousness, nourish your body and challenge your physical endurance in a pastoral setting, which encourages relaxation and renewal. Surrounded by the inspiring Topa Topa Mountains of Southern California, the 31,000 square-foot day spa is the focal point of this serene resort village, including two pools, a fully-equipped workout room, Mind and Body Studio, Spa Boutique and Artist Cottage and Apothecary. Enjoy a morning fresh-pressed juice drink or quiet and casual lunch at Spa Café, which offers a menu of healthy indulgence.