Welcome to the Ojai Valley & Ojai Retreat & Inn


To our Valued Guests and Friends of The Ojai Retreat and Ojai Retreat Cultural Center,

We hope you remain safe and healthy as the COVID-19 virus continues to have a large impact on all of us and our communities. Here at The Ojai Retreat & Inn we have been closely monitoring the situation.

In response to recommendations from the CDC and the Governor of California to close non-essential businesses, we have made the difficult decision to close The Ojai Retreat & Inn as of March 20, 2020, until the situation improves.

We have not made this decision lightly. The safety and well-being of our guests, staff and the community we are lucky enough to serve are of paramount importance to us.

Additionally, we are offering added value Gift Cards through April 30th. For each $100 purchase we are adding $25. For example, a $300 purchase = a $375 Gift Card. To purchase in any dollar amount, please use our online form and mention this “Plus $25” offer in the “message” section.


We also welcome much needed donations, which are tax deductible through Ojai Retreat Cultural Center, a California Non-Profit Benefit Corporation, 501 (c)(3).

Like so many businesses, we suffered a tremendous loss of revenue due to cancellations.

  • If you can help, please write a check to “The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center” and send it to: 160 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023
  • Or wire your donation to our account #0148917081 at Mechanics Bank (previously Rabobank) in Ojai.
  • Or use the Paypal Button below.
  • You will receive an acknowledgment from us for your tax-deductible donation. As you might know, government loans do not cover loses before our closure date of March 20, 2020, and that is when we had our tremendous losses.

We will be enhancing our already thorough cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and we will take whatever steps necessary to be sure we provide you with a safe and relaxing environment.

When we are past these very challenging times, we will be here for you, to welcome you back with warmth and hospitality and to provide a refuge for relaxation and rejuvenation.

– From all of us at The Ojai Retreat & Inn

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Ojai Retreat & Inn is a haven of natural beauty and tranquility nestled on a five-acre hilltop with stunning panoramic views of the Ojai Valley. We offer 12 guestrooms, both in the Main House and in cottages. Most guestrooms have a private garden or patio. 

All rooms have a refrigerator and microwave, free wifi, and are TV-free and telephone-free. A delicious European-style buffet breakfast is served every morning.

Ojai Retreat & Inn also offers three beautiful outdoor event venues, as well as a nature trail, and two meeting rooms in the Main House which contain books on spirituality and philosophy, and books by local Ojai authors.

Ojai Retreat & Inn is ideal for individual and couple getaways, as well as for group retreats, conferences and weddings.

Ojai Retreat & Inn is located 5 minutes from downtown Ojai, 20 minutes from Ventura and the Pacific Ocean, 50 minutes from Santa Barbara and 1 ½ hours from LAX.

The Los Angeles Times placed Ojai Retreat & Inn at the top of the list of places to stay in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

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“Beauty and peace: I visit family in Ojai at least once a year, and the Ojai Retreat is my home-away-from-home. I treasure its beauty and peacefulness. There are no TV’s or phones, and the atmosphere is quiet and serene. A lovely breakfast is served every morning in the main building. I’ve stayed in several rooms at various times, but I have my favorite. Each is different, so study the descriptions on the website.”

“Top of the world: If you are looking to recharge, commune with nature and enjoy a fabulous view, you need this place. The rooms are quiet and spread around the top of a hill with a 360 degree view of the valleys below. No TVs but there are microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms. Everything was spotlessly clean. The 5 acre property is located a short distance from downtown Ojai with a great restaurant at the bottom of the hill for dinner.”

“Peaceful Ojai Retreat: For my husband and I, this tranquil spot is our escape from city life and all its intensity. The clean accommodations, organic breakfasts and peaceful atmosphere are just what we are looking for to unplug and rejuvenate! The director, Ulrich and his warm and friendly staff are always available to help, if needed. They make every guest feel at home and do everything possible to make every stay special. We love this place!”