Nestled in the bohemian enclave of Ojai, California is the historic AAA Five Diamond, 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 and celebrates the relaxed glamour of California’s past to create an unparalleled resort experience that is quintessentially Ojai. The resort turned the page to a new chapter in 2019 with the unveiling of The Farmhouse, a 50,000 square-foot epicurean event center, connecting world-class food culture, sublime indoor and outdoor settings and bucket list events.
The valley we now call Ojai was settled by the Ancient Chumash Indians spanning more than 10,000 years ago. They believed that the valley holds mystical powers and that a magnification of energy exists exuding a peaceful sacredness that can be felt. This energy that first drew the Chumash to the valley has been celebrated through the years and many believe today that Ojai is a ‘vortex’ - an unseen force that concentrates energy. Some equate this vortex to the valley’s unusual positioning of the mountain range that runs East to West, and that this helps hem geological tremors and atmospheric energy. Others point to geology and that the stratified mountain rocks inlaid with quartz can harness energy, transmitting it along lines like subway trains filled with good vibrations. The Pink Moment, a rare and magical moment that draws thousands of visitors to Ojai every year happens as the fading sunset creates a brilliant shade of pink for several minutes on the Topatopa bluffs- over 6,000 feet above sea level. Whether you believe in this energy or not- there is something about the Ojai Valley that cannot be described - but can be felt- and the only way to explain it, is to visit for yourself.
Today, downtown Ojai is filled with art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, breweries, and wine, kombucha, olive oil and honey tasting rooms. Home to artisans of every calling, farmers, hippies, celebrities, spiritualists and of course the famous Ojai Valley Inn.
Ojai Trolley Service
The Inn is pleased to offer the Ojai Trolley Service to our guests. Reminiscent of a bygone and relaxed era, guests may take a leisurely trip downtown to enjoy eclectic shopping, wine tasting, art galleries and farm-to-table eateries.
Monday through Friday, the trolley picks up our guests every hour at the front circle.
Saturday and Sunday, the trolley picks up our guests every other hour.