Ojai Retreat

Address: 160 Besant Rd., Ojai, California, 93023, United States | 3 star b&b
 
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This 3 star B&B, located on 160 Besant Rd., Ojai, is near Golf Course at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, The Day Spa of Ojai, Western Trail Rides, and Spa Ojai.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Ojai Retreat

    High on A Mountain Top

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    We had a wonderful stay at the Ojai Retreat. We were in the Balcony Room and from our window we had a view of the Ojai Valley that was spectacular. Our room was very comfortable and sitting on the balcony on a beautiful day with a soft breezed blowing from the east was very relaxing. The staff was very friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    The breakfast was very good-- an egg fatatah, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, and lots of coffee.

    We also enjoyed dinner at the Ranch House which is just below The Ojai Retreat. Great food.

    Brilliant & peaceful

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    Quite a lovely hotel/retreat. The biggest plus for me is that it is not corporate and so does not have that corporate look that all hotels tend to have. Our room was nicely furnished and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was superb. All in all, a truly relaxing stay (Sat morning yoga helps!). We will most certainly return.

    Loved it!

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    The Ojai Retreat is a beautiful, relaxing place on a hill overlooking Ojai. We stayed in the Patio Room and thoroughly enjoyed both the accommodations and breakfast in the morning. We would definitely stay again!

    A True Gem

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    Hello fellow retreaters!

    I almost hesitate to write a review so as not to expose this gem of a place to the world but, I need to give credit where credit is due!

    A friend and I spent one of the most perfect weekends I have had in years at the Center. We arrived on the landscaped gardens of the property and immediately wanted to take a restful nap - it was that wonderful.

    The office let us check-in early (lovely touch), to our fabulous room - the Ojai Suite which was great - comfortable bed with a comfy pull-out couch. The highlight for us was really the private patio where we sat outside with wine and contemplated our futures overlooking a beautiful valley and mountain viewscape. Each guestroom had this feature!

    Oh, have I mentioned the breakfast? I was so amazed at the spread they put out for guests - fresh fruit, a beautiful souffle, muffins, yogurt, cereal and all types of beverages. Fantastic! We were able to meet others staying at the retreat center in this great reading room - and made some business contacts - which didn't surprise us a bit.

    Really, the place rocks. I was relaxed, enjoyed walking through miles of fabulous trails around the property (complete with woodpeckers, goldfinches, coyotes (heard them in the distance) and hawks.

    So, in a few words, a gem...

    Ellen *

    Best kept secret in Ojai

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    The Ojai Retreat is one of favorite places to go. I have been numerous times over the past several years and always loved my stays. They have recently done some wonderful updating and renovations. I go to the Ojai Retreat to write usually for several days. I can't think of a more peaceful place to write and get inspiration. The grounds are lovely and quiet and there is just something there that gives me a great sense of calm. I prefer the rooms that look out to the mountains as it is wonderful view. The coffee is excellent and always available. The front desk folks are accommodating and genuinely nice. For me, the Ojai Retreat is the best kept secret in Ojai.

    Ruhige und entspannte Umgebung

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    Wenn Sie sich in kleiner und ruhiger Umgebung erholen möchten, dann sind Sie hier richtig. Meine Braut und ich übernachteten im erst kürzlich renovierten Eukalyptus Zimmer. Aber es ist nicht wirklich ein Zimmer. Wir hatten ca. 60 Quadratmeter mit Küchenzeile, privater Veranda usw. Es war sauber, ordentlich und modern. Der Kaffee und das Frühstück (Montag bis Freitag: Muffins, Wochenende: Eier, Bratkartoffeln usw.) war schön. Wir brauchten neue Handtücher und als wir mit dem Handy anriefen, da war der Service prompt.

    Als "Retreat" ist das Feeling hier anders - auf unserem Zimmer gab es weder Fernseher noch Telefon und vielleicht ist es deshalb etwas preiswerter als ein Hotel. Es handelt hier sich auch um eine gemeinnützige Organisation und so entfällt die 10prozentige Steuer fürs Bett. Man wird nur gebeten, für mindestens zwei Übernachtungen zu buchen. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.

    Quiet, serene environment

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    If you're looking for a place to relax in a small, quiet environment- this is it. My bride & I stayed in the recently renovated Eucalyptus "room". However, it's not a room per se. We had about 600 sq feet w/ a kitchenette, private patio, etc. The place was clean, neat & modern. The coffee & breakfast (M- F: muffins, Sat- Sun: eggs/potatoes, etc.) they provide is nice. We needed our towels changed & when we called (using our mobile phone), the service was prompt! It's a little different being a "retreat" place- our room didn't have a tv or a phone which perhaps is why it's a little less expensive than a hotel. Also, being a non-profit organization- there's no 10% bed tax. They only ask that guests stay at least two nights. We'll definitely be back ;0).

    Spectacular setting for personal rejuvenation

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    My husband and I have spent 4 extended periods at the Ojai Retreat. The staff cultivate a quiet, restful experience in the midst of exceptional natural and cultivated beauty. There are opportunities in every minute of our stay to maintain a meditative focus, converse with others on various topics, eat mindfully, and rejuvenate our bodies and spirits.

    Sehr friedlich

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    Wir lieben diesen Ort - ich glaube, dass es sich hier um ein gemeinnütziges Meditationszentrum mit 12 Zimmern handelt. Es ist super für Leute, die nach Ojai kommen und in einem wunderschönen und friedlichen Hotel unterkommen. Wir waren in der Ojai Suite, die verfügt über eine private Terrasse von der aus man eine sagenhafte Aussicht hatte. Wenn man gerne raucht und fernsieht, dann wird man hier enttäuscht werden - auf dem gesamten Grundstück herrscht Rauchverbot und keines der Zimmer hat einen Fernseher - aber genau deswegen hat es uns so gut gefallen. Ich habe hier viel Zeit damit verbracht, einen Roman zu lesen, den ich mir in der kleinen, hauseigenen Bibliothek ausgeliehen hatte, damit habe ich mir auf der kleinen Terrasse beim Sonnenbaden die Zeit vertrieben.

    Wir holten uns auch bei einem nahegelegenen Weingut eine Flasche Wein und tranken die auf der Terrasse. Wir glauben auch, dass hier weder Haustiere noch kleine Kinder erlaubt sind - so wird man auf keinen Fall gestört. Am Wochenende gibt es ein vegetarisches Bio-Frühstück, das ist sehr lecker und man sieht hier jede Menge Vögel und Salamander. Der Service und die Zimmermädchen waren sehr gut und nicht aufdringlich. Wenn man sich mit seiner Liebsten erholen möchte oder alleine nachdenken, meditieren oder schreiben möchte, dann ist es ausgezeichnet.

    Very Peaceful

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    We loved this place - I think it is actually a non-profit meditation center that has 12 retreat rooms, but it is very suitable for people who just want to take a trip to Ojai and stay somewhere beautiful and peaceful. We stayed in the Ojai Suite, which has a private outdoor patio area with an amazing view. If you like smoking and watching TV, you'd be disappointed - there is no smoking allowed on the entire property, and none of the rooms have TVs - but that's exactly why we loved it. I spent a good amount of time reading a novel I had borrowed from their small library and sunning myself on the outdoor patio. We also got a bottle of wine from a nearby winery and drank it on the patio. I think there is a no pet and no small children policy as well - so there is no way you can be disturbed. There is organic/ vegetarian breakfast on weekends, which is tasty, and lots of lizards and birds to watch. The customer service & room cleaning was very good, and very non-intrusive. It's an excellent place if you're looking to get away with your honey, or looking for some time alone to think/meditate/write.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Ojai Retreat

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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