SERENITY SEASON ACTIVITIES

We invite you to find your serenity this holiday season
amid the ambiance of our captivating valley.

Every season, Ojai Valley Inn celebrates the local harvest and seasonal fare with events that engage and inspire. A holiday escape free from parking woes, endless lists and gift finding frenzy, Serenity Season offers a luxurious environment with activities that delight in the season's simple joys.

The celebration begins Thanksgiving week and concludes on January 1st. Events on the Serenity Season calendar range from creative ornament painting at the Artist Cottage and nightly fireside s'mores, to family movie nights and epicurean experiences at The Farmhouse. View all Serenity Season offerings below.

Share your holiday spirit by gracing our lobby Christmas tree with a new, unwrapped toy or piece of sporting equipment, from December 3 through December 21. Your contribution will be donated to local children and teens in need through the Spark of Love toy drive. As a token of our gratitude, receive a certificate for a complimentary gourmet hot chocolate at Libbey’s Market for each donated toy.

Tennis Lessons
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Tennis Lessons

Daily

Learn the modern and traditional methods of tennis in a safe, clean, and supervised environment at Ojai Valley Inn Tennis Center. Fundamentals, fitness and fun are stressed in each class where ball machines and the latest teaching aids will be utilized.

Stay-and-play practice matches are also available after class. A low student/teacher ratio means accelerated learning at this tennis resort.

In-Room Amenity Gift Baskets
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In-Room Amenity Gift Baskets

Daily

OENOPHILE’S SELECT
If wine is your love language, enjoy an arrangement that includes an agate wine pourer and cork stopper, a set of our agate coasters, two stemless wine glasses, wine gems, and two bottles of wine from local favorite, The Ojai Vineyard (one red and one white). $150 each plus 20% service charge. Reservations required 24 hours in advance.

LOCAL OJAI CHARCUTERIE
Enjoy this all-in-one culinary collection that infuses some of Ojai’s finest local ingredients with charcuterie classics. Each kit comes with a marble and wood board, Ojai Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, a wooden salt cellar, a 100% cotton Ojai tea towel, Ojai honey, and a picnic pack from Libbey’s Market complete with crackers, olives, chocolate, cheese (our favorite!), and accompanying crudités. $150 each plus 20% service charge. Reservations required 24 hours in advance.

Treasure Hunts
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Treasure Hunts

Daily
Discover Ojai

For a classic family adventure, let us create a clue-based treasure hunt that is fun for kids of all ages and families of all sizes.

Advanced reservations are required with 72 hours’ notice. $50 per hunt plus 20% service charge.

Private Aerial Yoga
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Private Aerial Yoga

By Appointment
Spa Ojai

Spa Ojai’s Aerial Yoga is based in traditional Hatha yoga and designed to be accessible for everyone, at all levels of fitness. Using a suspended silk hammock for support and stability we guide you to refine, realign, and renew your mat practice.

Lift and Tone Microcurrent Facial
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Lift and Tone Microcurrent Facial

By Appointment
Spa Ojai

Spa Ojai introduces Marie Veronique Skincare: a deeply nourishing skincare system to rebuild optimal skin health and repair the natural barrier of the skin. This facial includes NuFace microcurrent technology and is perfect to address the drying effects of the winter season.

Himalayan Salt Massage
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Himalayan Salt Massage

By Appointment
Spa Ojai

Enjoy a soothing full-body massage enhanced with ethically sourced Himilayan Salt Stones. With a focus on the back, neck arms, and shoulders, warm stone work helps to clam and balance the central nervous system.

Turkey Trot Fun Run
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Turkey Trot Fun Run

November 25th, 8:00 am
Spa Ojai

Work off your delicious Thanksgiving feast with a guided Turkey Trot fun run. Enjoy a brisk morning walk or jog around the property guided by Spa Ojai fitness instructors. The Trot begins at 8 AM in front of Spa Ojai.

Families and leashed dogs are welcome. Complimentary for all guests.

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Oak
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Thanksgiving Dinner at The Oak

November 24th, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
The Oak

Enjoy Thanksgiving with the entire family at The Oak with at three-course menu celebrating the classic dishes of the holiday season. A la carte dining is not available on this evening.

Reservations required. $95 per adult exclusive of beverages. $25 for children ages 12 and under. Tax and gratuity not included.

Gratitude Yoga
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Gratitude Yoga

November 25th, 3:00 pm & November 26th, 9:00 am
Spa Ojai

Gratitude Yoga: Celebrate the internal, still energy of the season as we move deeply into gratitude during this slower-paced all-level yoga flow, while focusing deeply on your breath.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Olivella
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Olivella

November 24th 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Olivella

Olivella kicks off the winter holiday season with an unforgettable four-course Thanksgiving-inspired menu. A la carte dining is not available on this evening. Reservations required.

$160 per adult exclusive of beverages. $210 per adult with wine pairings. Tax and gratuity not included.

Golf Clinic
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Golf Clinic

Thursday - Sunday, 11:30 am

Our golf professionals are handpicked and trained in the tradition of guest service and individualized attention. Whether you're an experienced player or a true novice, our professional instructors will help you take your game to the next level.

Thanksgiving Grand Buffet
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Thanksgiving Grand Buffet

November 24th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Farmhouse

12:00 pm Seating | 4:00 pm Seating

Feast on a specialty buffet featuring locally grown produce, main courses from ocean and farm, Thanksgiving classics and delectable desserts. Reservations required.

$175 per person includes unlimited sparkling wine, red or white wine, coffee, tea, juice, and soda. $60 for children ages 12 and under. Tax and gratuity not included.

Gingerbread House Kit
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Gingerbread House Kit

December 1st- 31st
Discover Ojai

Celebrate the holidays by taking part in the creation of this classic tradition in the comfort of your guest room.

Gingerbread house kits will be available to purchase at Discover Ojai. $65 per kit, plus 20% service charge.

Nightly Menorah Lighting
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Nightly Menorah Lighting

December 18th - 26th, Sundown
The Lobby

A nightly ritual offered during the evenings of Hanukkah, join us at sundown in the hotel lobby as we light our Menorah.

Wills-Rice Trail
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Wills-Rice Trail

Saturdays, 8:30 am
Spa Ojai

Ojai’s Wills-Rice Canyon trail offers an easy/moderate 2-hour hike through three Ecosystems: Oak Meadow; Riparian Canyon including the “Enchanted Forest” and Chaparral. An experienced and knowledgeable Trail Guide will lead the group on the 4.6 mile loop with 580 feet of elevation.

Group hikes include round-trip transportation from Spa Ojai to the trail head, bottled water, and a snack. Guests must be at least 10-years-old to participate. 

Christmas Grand Buffet
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Christmas Grand Buffet

December 25th. 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Farmhouse

12:00 pm Seating | 4:00 pm Seating

Mingle with Santa Claus at The Farmhouse as you indulge in our holiday buffet, complete with a carving station, caviar bar, and decadent desserts. Reservations required.

$175 per person includes unlimited sparkling wine, red or white wine, coffee, tea, juice, and soda. $60 for children ages 12 and under. Tax and gratuity not included.

In-Room Hanukkah Celebration
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In-Room Hanukkah Celebration

December 18th - 26th, Order through Discover Ojai

Celebrate the festival of lights from your hotel room in Ojai. Each Hanukkah celebration kit includes an electric menorah, dreidels, and chocolate gelt coins.

Letters to Santa
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Letters to Santa

December 1st - 24th
Discover Ojai

Beginning December 1, the Ojai Valley Inn is proud to host a mailbox leading straight to the North Pole. Seal your letter with love and deposit before December 24 to make sure Santa has your letter in time for Christmas Day!

Elf Cookie Delivery
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Elf Cookie Delivery

Daily Beginning December 1st
Discovery Ojai

Get your cameras ready for a holiday photo opportunity! One of our costumed holiday elves will deliver Santa’s favorite snack of warm cookies and cold milk on a crisp December evening. We will send the kids to bed with a hug, a wish for magical dreams, and a season of bliss.

Deliveries available with 24 hours’ advance notice. $50 per child plus 20% service charge. Includes cookies, milk, and a personalized note from Santa.

Serene Yin Yoga and Meditation
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Serene Yin Yoga and Meditation

Sundays, 9:00 am
Spa Ojai

Find and tend to your inner stillness during the bustling holiday season as we move through a slow-paced all-level yoga flow. We will finish with longer-held yin poses and deep meditation to renew body, mind, and spirit.

Christmas Dinner at Olivella
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Christmas Dinner at Olivella

December 25th,  4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Olivella

Celebrate Christmas with a decadent four-course prix-fixe dinner toasting the season and highlighting local and fresh flavors of the California winter. A la carte dining is not available on these evenings. Reservations required.

$160 per adult exclusive of beverages. $210 per adult with wine pairings. Tax and gratuity not included.

Holiday Christmas Trees & Holiday Stocking
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Holiday Christmas Trees & Holiday Stocking

December 9th - 31st
Discover Ojai

Spread holiday cheer all the way to your guest room with an elegantly decorated holiday tree. Trees must be ordered 72 hours in advance of arrival with Discover Ojai. $200 for a four-to-five-foot decorated live tree; 20% service charge.

Let our elves hang your stocking by the fireplace with care. Festive stockings will be filled with age-appropriate treats and small gifts. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 12. $75 per stocking plus 20% service charge.Stockings must be ordered 24 hours in advance of arrival with the Concierge or Discover Ojai.

Christmas Dinner at The Oak
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Christmas Dinner at The Oak

December 25th 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm at The Oak

Enjoy Christmas with the entire family at The Oak with a three-course menu celebrating the classic dishes of the holiday season. A la carte dining is not available on these evenings. Reservations required.

$95 per adult exclusive of beverages. $25 for children ages 12 and under. Tax and gratuity not included.

Bluegrass Brunch
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Bluegrass Brunch

Sundays, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Oak 

Join us for live bluegrass music and our signature brunch buffet at The Oak. Indulge in classic breakfast favorites, carving station, raw bar, and delectable desserts. Live bluegrass music performed by Chris Murphy and the Silver Mountain String Band.

$65 per person includes unlimited coffee, tea, juice and soda. Bottomless mimosas available for $15 per person. $15 for children ages 12 and under. Tax and gratuity not included.

Breakfast with Santa & Cookies with Mrs. Claus
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Breakfast with Santa & Cookies with Mrs. Claus

December 17th & 18th 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Cookies with Mrs. Claus: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Farmhouse

Santa Claus is making a special trip from the North Pole toThe Farmhouse for a memorable morning of family fun.Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, mingle with Mrs. Claus at a cookie decorating workshop, share your wish list with Santa, and meet his reindeer!Reservations required.

$95 per person, $50 for children ages 12 and under. Pricing includes keepsake photo with Santa. Tax and gratuity not included.

Artist Cottage Open Studio
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Artist Cottage Open Studio

Daily, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Artist Cottage & Apothecary

Visit the Artist Cottage to explore your playful and creative side. Drop in any time during Open Studio hours to express your creativity through any of the activities listed below.

All ages are welcome and no reservations are required.

Prices vary.
SUCCULENT TERRARIUM BAR / CANDLE MAKING
MANDALA STONE PAINTING / POTTERY PAINTING
AROMATHERAPY ROLLERBALL BLENDS / ORNAMENT PAINTING
ACRYLIC PAINTING / POTPOURRI SACHET STATION
PAPER MARBLING / BATH SALTS OR SUGAR SCRUBS
HYDROSOL FACIAL MISTS

Seasonal Wreath Making
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Seasonal Wreath Making

Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at the Artist Cottage & Apothecary

Appropriate for guests ages 12 and older. Create your own seasonal wreath to establish a festive entrance to your home. All supplies are provided to make a hanging arrangement for yourself, or a perfect one-of-a-kind handmade gift.

Reservations required. $75 per person plus 20% service charge.

Storytelling with Santa's Elves
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Storytelling with Santa's Elves

December 24th, 7:00 pm
The Artist Cottage

As Santa prepares for an evening navigating the night skies, join his elves for hot cocoa and cookies while they share a rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and their favorite holiday tales.

Artisan Soap Making
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Artisan Soap Making

Daily, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Artist Cottage & Apothecary

Learn the step-by-step process of soap making and customize your soap using natural fragrances, dyes, and plant materials.

$65 per person plus 20% service charge.

Jingle Bell Jaunt
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Jingle Bell Jaunt

December 24th, 8:00 am
Spa Ojai

Our annual jaunt will get you in the holiday spirit with a brisk morning walk around the surrounding area of the Inn starting at Spa Ojai at 8AM. We'll supply the jingle, you supply the jaunt! Families and leashed dogs are welcome.

Complimentary for all guests.

Mindful Jewelry Making
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Mindful Jewelry Making

Saturdays, 11:00 am
Artist Cottage & Apothecary

Enter the relaxing, creative flow of metalsmithing in this session led by Alix Camp, a Mindful Craftsperson specialized in jewelry making. In this class, Alix will teach you how to utilize simple tools to make two beautiful pairs of earrings, while guiding you back to the present through working with your hands.

$120 per person plus 20% service charge. Reservations required.

Class with a Glass: Winterscapes
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Class with a Glass: Winterscapes

Fridays, 1:00 pm
Artist Cottage & Apothecary

Paint, sip, and be merry as local artists teach step-by-step methods to create your own masterpiece. All skill levels welcome. Reservations required.

$75 per person plus 20% service charge includes all supplies and a glass of wine.

Spiritual Journeys
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Spiritual Journeys

By Appointment
Spa Ojai

NANCY FURST
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. Pricing and availability varies.

KATIE MANZELLA
CRYSTAL & REIKI ENERGY HEALING
Katie Manzella, Reiki Master, supports spiritual healing, self-empowerment, and transformation in a nurturing and relaxing environment. Explore inner guidance and higher levels

Kid's Kits Daily
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Kid's Kits Daily

November 25th - January 1st
Discover Ojai

KID’S KIT: EXPLORER ESSENTIALS
Surprise your young outdoor enthusiast with a nature adventure kit complete with binoculars, sketchbook, watercolor pens, notebook, walkie-talkies, chocolate rocks, a BrainBox board game, and child-friendly research tools. Each kit is $150 plus 20% service charge. Kits must be ordered 24 hours in advance.

KID’S KIT: JOLTING GEOLOGY
Encourage budding scientists and chemists with this hands-on selection containing a dynamite National Geographic science experiment, a geode smashing kit, chocolate rocks, digital microscope, and a BrainBox board game. Each kit is $150 plus 20% service charge. Kits must be ordered 24 hours in advance.

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Oak
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New Year's Eve Dinner at The Oak

December 31st, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Oak

Enjoy New Year’s Eve with the entire family at The Oak with a three-course menu celebrating the classic dishes of the holiday season. A la carte dining is not available on these evenings. Reservations required.

$95 per adult exclusive o beverages. $25 for children ages 12 and under. Tax and gratuity not included.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Olivella
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New Year's Eve Dinner at Olivella

December 31st  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Olivella

Indulge in the ultimate evening of luxury and join us for a five-course tasting menu by Chef Andrew Foskey. A la carte dining is not available on this evening. Reservations required.

$195 per person exclusive of beverages. $295 per person with wine pairings. Tax and gratuity not included.

New Year's Eve Gala
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New Year's Eve Gala

December 31st, 8:00 pm
The Farmhouse

Bid farewell to 2022 and raise a glass to 2023 as you feast on luxuries prepared by our culinary team, and dance the night away with Bonnie Foster Productions beginning at 8:30PM, rocking straight through until the ball drops. Party favors and a balloon drop will make this an evening to remember.

$395 per person includes buffet dinner, free-flowing Champagne, premium open bar, and after-dinner cordial bar. This event is designed for guests ages 21 and older. Reservations required. Tax and gratuity not included.

Children's New Year's Eve Mini-Gala
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Children's New Year's Eve Mini-Gala

December 31st, 7:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Anacapa Ballroom

Your children will celebrate the New Year in a fun and safe environment while you're dancing the night away next door at the Gala! We’ll be reveling in New Year’s Eve cheer with a yummy kid-approved snack buffet, and festive sparkling cider toast.

$95 per child plus 20% service charge. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 12. Reservations required.

New Year's Day Bowl Games
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New Year's Day Bowl Games

January 1st 
Jimmy's Pub

Along with favorite game day snacks, Jimmy’s Pub is the perfect place to cheer on your favorite college football team.

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IndulgeDining at Ojai
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Relaxat the Indigo Pool
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UnwindWallace Neff Heritage Bar
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Make WavesOcean Activities Nearby
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Our resort is conveniently located 70 miles north of L.A. and 12 miles off of the ocean. It's accessible via air or ground transportation, despite its seclusion in Southern California.
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