Discover endless activities that will stimulate your senses whether you are seeking a relaxing couples getaway, adventure on land or sea, spiritual awakening or a memorable family vacation. Our Discover Ojai Center staffed with our expert Experience Planners will tailor the perfect Ojai getaway.
Explore the vast experiences below and create your custom itinerary list. Once you have built and complete your itinerary your personal Experience planner will contact you within 24 hours to arrange all the details of your trip.
Welcome to the Season of Serenity! Plan your Winter Escape to the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. View our Serenity Season Activities Guide.
Nestled within our Artist Cottage is our very own Apothecary; a place to explore and learn the art and healing properties of Aromatherapy. Create your own scents and perfumes with our resident Apothecarist and take home your very own custom bath salts, oils, soaps and lotions. We keep your personal ‘recipe’ on file for reorders.
The Artist Cottage, located within the Spa Village is an environment of creativity and learning. Sample classes include:
Camp Oak features both children and family activities that vary by season. Each day hosts a new theme for our most VIP guests whether it is Princess & Pirate day, Secret Spy day, Bug’s Life and much more. Half day or Full day services offered as well as Date Night for Mom and Dad - the perfect evening for everyone.
The Inn is proud to have partnered with Linus Bikes to provide custom bicycles offered complimentary for the entire family. Explore the resort grounds or ride just a couple short blocks into Downtown Ojai’s entertainment district. For the more serious cyclist, we offer more strenuous biking tours and rentals through the Bicycle Kiosk or arranged with your experience planner.
Spa Ojai features daily fitness classes and private. View the Spa Ojai fitness class schedule.
Scavenger Hunt via GPS for ages 10 and older ~ A combination of hiking and treasure hunting, use a hand-held GPS navigation device to discover hidden surprises, unlocking fun and adventure. This guided excursion can be experienced on the 220-acre Ojai Valley Inn & Spa campus or almost anywhere in our scenic valley. We provide the guide, transportation and all the necessary equipment; you only need to bring your enthusiasm!
The Ojai Valley is home to some of the most dramatic hiking trails in Southern California. Our team of experience planners is here to guide you on the journey that best fits your aerobic desire. Private guided hikes are also available.
Experience trail rides through the foothills of the Topa Topa mountains. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider,our trail riding company can tailor the experience that best suits your skill level.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is proud to partner with Linus Bikes. Pick up a complimentary Linus bicycle and visit Libbey’s Market to build your custom picnic basket. Picnic blankets and map will help you find the perfect place and comfort.
Pickup your housemade S’mores kit at Libbey’s Market and visit the Wallace Neff Courtyard firepit to roast marshmallows and make memories with the entire family.
Awaken your senses to alternative spiritual explorations while traveling a path to find your true self. Our resident Spiritual Counselor, Nancy Furst, is an intuitive, channel, healer and certified hypnotherapist with over 25 years of experience as a spiritual guide. Learn more.
Every Sunday visit Ojai’s Certified Organic Farmer’s Market downtown Ojai. Walk or bike to the market and explore some of the finest valley grown fruits,vegetables, local honey and endless artisan offerings.
Ojai is a mecca for creative artists with several galleries and private studios.
Voted as one of the ‘Top 50 Tennis Resorts’ by Tennis Magazine, Ojai Valley Inn is the ideal Southern California tennis resort for anyone that wants to improve their game or just have fun. Private, Semi-Private, Group lessons available as well as Court reservations all can be arranged by your experience planner.
Explore four luxury pool experiences sure to please all of our resort guests, from our family-friendly Pixie Pool full of excitement and pool games, to our exclusive adult's only Indigo Pool & Bar offering a luxurious environment of pure relaxation. Private Cabanas are available at each so add to your itinerary if you would like to request a private cabana arranged for you.
Ojai is home to many seasonal festivals year-round:
Summer New Works Festival
August 7 - 14, 2016
33rd Annual Ojai Studio Artists Tour
October 8 - 10, 2016
Ojai Art Detour
October 8 - 9, 2016
25th Annual Ojai Day
October 15, 2016
16th Annual Taste of Ojai
16th Annual Ojai Film Festival
November 3 - 13, 2016
20th Annual Ojai Holiday Home Look-In
November 12 -13, 2016
The charming town of Ojai offers public transportation reminiscent of a bygone,relaxed era- guests may take a leisurely trip downtown to shop, explore galleries, eateries and wine tasting rooms. The trolley departs every hour on the 44th minute from the Bell stand from 6:44 am – 8:44 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays the trolley departs every EVEN hour on the 44th minute.
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Lake Casitas is widely recognized as one of the top bass fishing lakes in the country. The Ojai Angler is your guide to a fishing journey that is sure to be memorable.
The Ojai Valley Inn partners with ‘Trails by Potter’ which can outfit you on a rock climbing experience along the Topa Topa mountain range.
From January 1st through April 30th whale watching takes place in the pristine water surrounding the Channel Islands National Park, just off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara. Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Orcas and about 25 other species of whales and dolphins have been identified within the waters of the Channel Islands National Marine sanctuary.
Just off the Ventura coastlines are a chain of islands known as the Channel Islands. These beautiful, unspoiled islands offer unique opportunities to witness species of animal and plant life found nowhere else in the world. A visit to the islands allows a perfect day of hiking, bird watching, swimming, snorkeling and during some seasons, whale watching! Please call our Guest Concierge for more details.
Experience the wonders of Southern Californias most beautiful coastlines. Through habor or sea-cave kayaking tours available – tours depart daily at the Channel Islands Harbor and reservations can be arranged through our experience planners
Stand up paddleboarding is the fastest growing ocean sport. It allows guests to enjoy incredible views of the city, mountains and ocean while enjoying a total body workout. Our experience planners can assist to reserve your ocean experience.
The Ventura and Santa Barbara coastlines offer several fun and safe locations for introductory surfing lessons. Your family and friends will achieve a great foundation to this exciting sport focusing on the fundamentals, reading water, paddling, etiquette, catching waves and riding.
Every month Olivella, our signature restaurant features a wine dinner with a select winery paired with incredible culinary offerings sure to impress even the most discriminating wine aficionado. Please see our wine dinner calendar for more information.
Join us each Sunday morning for Ojai’s best bluegrass while enjoying our famous champagne brunch. Selections include a raw bar, market-inspired salads, breakfast classics, carving station and dessert bar.
For kids of all ages, embark on a customized treasure hunt, hand- painted and designed just for your family! Explore the grounds and be led by one of our camp counselors on an interactive and fun experience for all. Reservations required with 72 hours notice.
Every Thursday night in the Wallace Neff Bar enjoy live music and garden driven, hand-crafted cocktail by our resident mixologist, Sam Gay. Each Saturday night at Jimmy’s Pub enjoy live music from local favorite musician Kevin JamesO’Brien. Sundays under the Oak tree enjoy some of the finest Bluegrass music.
Climb aboard the Bella Luna Private Luxury 61 foot Yacht for an unforgettable adventure to the Channel Islands. Your Captain Paul Wolff and Crew will take you and your party of 6 or less on a private unforgettable voyage to the famous Anacapa Island, the closest Channel Island to the mainland of California. Don't forget your cameras! Dolphins, whales and sea life are everywhere!
Spa Ojai offers a variety of yoga experiences as listed below.
Kundalini Classes are offered
Somadome is a fully immersive experience that combines ancient healing practices with modern technology to promote stress relief, vitality and mind/body alignment.
Spa Ojai is pleased to launch a one-of-a-kind, self-contained pod that allows guests to experience a personal retreat. Somadome is a fully immersive experience that combines ancient healing practices with modern technology to promote stress relief, vitality and mind/body alignment. Combining LED Color Therapy, Binaural Beat Meditation and Crystalline Tiles, each 20-minute session can be a verbal or nonverbal meditation session.
Stop by Camp Oak where a variety of craft making sessions are offered for the entire family. Craft experiences change daily and are offered 4:30-5:30 pm.
During your stay- simply drop off the kids at Camp Oak while you escape for dinner together. Dinner is included for the children and they will be sure to have fun while you get your date night!
Make a splash or just relax as we watch one of our favorite family friendly movies. Offered throughout the warm summer months at the Pixie Pool. Complimentary popcorn is served.
The Ojai Valley Inn offers several resort shops:
Explore our valley mountains with an exciting open-air jeep tour! Tailor your adventure specifically for families, wine lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and corporate groups alike. Your Experience Planner can help you arrange your tour.
Each of our luxurious pool environments offer private cabana rentals as follows:
INDIGO POOL (Adults Only)
Indigo Pool Standard Cabanas -feature teak wood floors, two lounge chairs, small table with two captain chairs. Full day rental of the Cabanas are from 10:00am – 6:00pm is $150.00 plus applicable taxes Monday - Thursday.Friday-Sunday is $200 plus applicable taxes.Holiday Weekends (Fri-Mon) is $300 plus applicable taxes.Included in the rental fees are the following amenities:
Indigo Pool VIP Cabana - features a couch, two chairs, two lounge chairs, coffee table in an ultra-private environment. The Indigo Pool Cabana full day rental is from 10:00am – 6:00pm is $400 plus applicable taxes Monday - Thursday.Friday - Sunday is $500 plus applicable taxes.Holiday Weekends (Fri-Mon) is $600 plus applicable taxes.Included in the rental fees are the following amenities:
Indigo VIP Veuve Cliquot Cabana Package – Experience the ultimate in luxury with our exclusive Clicquot at Indigo Cabana Package. The VIP Cabana at our new adults-only pool will be outfitted by Veuve Clicquot and includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne for up to 6 guests, Veuve gifts ranging from branded shades to luxurious Turkish towels and personal poolside butler service. Soak up the sun and indulge in this ultimate summer getaway!
The cost of the Clicquot at Indigo VIP Cabana Day Package is $600 plus applicable taxes.
Pixie Pool Cabanas- feature an expansive space with two lounge chairs a daybed and a small table, ceiling fan and ice chest. Full day rental of the Cabanas are from 10:00am – 6:00pm is $150.00 plus applicable taxes Monday - Thursday.Friday-Sunday is $200 plus applicable taxes.Holiday Weekends (Fri-Mon) is $300 plus applicable taxes.Included in the rental fees are the following amenities:
SPA POOL (Adult Only)
The Spa Pool Cabanas- feature three cushioned lounge chairs, ceiling fan, two tables.Full day rental of the Cabanas are from 10:00am – 6:00pm is $150.00 plus applicable taxes Monday - Thursday.Friday-Sunday is $200 plus applicable taxes.Holiday Weekends (Fri-Mon) is $300 plus applicable taxes.Included in the rental fees are the following amenities:
In a setting as natural as Ojai, it is only fitting that it is home to one of America's premier Southern California golf resorts and championship golf courses. This 18-hole golf course plays 6,292 yards with a par 70, rating of 71.0 and a slope of 132. Your experience planner can arrange your tee time for you.
Located only a few miles away is the Lake Casitas Water Adventure. This seasonal water attraction features a lazy river, lagoon, waterfalls, slides and splash pads. Ask your Experience Planner for seasonality information and tickets.
Known as one of the world's most beautiful zoos, the Santa Barbara Zoo is located on 30 acres of lush botanic gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean, dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.
Celebrate the holidays by taking part in the creation of this classic tradition in the comfort of your own room. Memorialize your stay here with a treat that will last all season long!
The only treatment of this type in the United States, we encourage our guests to experience the Kuyam (Koo-Yahm). Kuyam is a Chumash Native American Indian word which means “a place to rest together.” This treatment combines the therapeutic effects of self-applied cleansing desert clays infused with essential oils, intense dry heat, inhalation therapy and accompanied by a traditional Chumash narrative. Diffused low lighting, rich colors and Moroccan-styled tile chaises enhance this unique offering. Each communal session can accommodate up to eight women or men and a private Kuyam requires a minimum of two people per session
Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the Ojai Valley from Mediation Mount, and serene and tranquil meditation center, that offers full-moon and sunrise yoga.
The Ojai Valley is home to several tasting rooms and Ojai wines. Options for by-the-glass wines, tastings, or full bottles. Ojai wines are wonderful gifts to share with friends and family, or a memorable item to commemorate your Ojai Valley vacation.
Enjoy the culinary offerings of Olivella surrounded by a dramatic wine library with carefully curated collection of hundreds of bottles from boutique vineyards the world over. Featuring a communal dining table that seats 14, our private wine room is lit by a contemporary chandelier of steel and glass and features dramatic artwork and coffered ceilings.
The rolling hills, endless vines, and ancient oaks make the Santa Ynez Valley one of the most scenic and beautiful wine destinations in California.
Explore the beautiful Pacific Ocean on a private sailboat with experiences from romantic overnight dockside stays to several nights adventuring the remarkable Channel Islands National Park.
Take to the water and enjoy your private gondola as it winds through the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA. Under the guidance of a professional gondolier, you will glide along the romantic canals around Coral Island while enjoying the views with your friends and loved ones.
Add excitement and magnificent scenery to your day with a thrilling private helicopter tour of Santa Barbara, California.
Enjoy a healthy and scenic adventure through the local trails of Ojai or the Los Padres National Forest. Whether needing a relaxed nature walk or a challenging power hike, be led by a knowledgeable, friendly, expert guide.
What better way to bond then setting off to sea and wrangling in sea bass or tuna with your family? The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa partners with the leading charter group in the county for deep sea fishing excursions.
Taste and tour amidst at scenic backdrop at two distinguished olive oil ranches located in the Ojai Valley.
Experience an up-close glimpse into the exciting culinary scene in Ojai. Held on selected weekends throughout the year, guests will meet chefs, restaurant owners, and sample the best of Ojai’s creative cuisine.
It’s no secret that Bart’s is a bookstore unlike any other, attracting people from all over the world and gaining recognition for being the largest independently owned and operated outdoor bookstore in the U.S.A.. For years, Bart’s has offered a wide variety of rare and captivating books, hosting nearly one million books ranging from the thirty-five cent specials which line the outside walls and are still for sale on the honor system, to rare, out of print first editions, and art books valued in the thousands of dollars.
Take a cruise up the Southern California Coast or in the back roads of the Los Padres National Forest in style. Allow us to arrange your luxury car rental through Enterprise.
Create a keepsake to hang on your holiday tree and remember your season of serenity in Ojai.
The lighting of the Menorah is the most important Hanukkah tradition marking the eight days of the Hanukkah holiday. Ojai Valley Inn & Spa celebrates this tradition with our Annual Festival of Lights. Join us December 28th at 4:30pm for latkes, laughter and Menorah lighting. Guests are welcome to bring their personal Menorah.
Please join us in the hotel lobby nightly at sundown from December 24th through January 1st as we light our Menorah.
Please join us in the lobby nightly at sundown December 24th through January 1st as we light our Menorah.
Our annual Festival of Lights Celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 28th at 4:30pm.
As Santa prepares for an evening navigating the night skies, join Mrs. Claus at 7:00pm on Christmas Eve for hot cocoa and cookies as she shares her rendition of 'Twas the Night before Christmas and her favorite holiday tales.
Saturday, December 24th & 31st | 2pm - 4pm
Enjoy a complimentary leisure stroll t hrough our beautifully landscaped grounds. These 10-minute rides pick up in front of The Oak and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.