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.

Gingerbread House Kit
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Gingerbread House Kit

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

$50 per kit plus 20% service charge. Available for purchase at Discover Ojai December 1- 31.

Letters to Santa
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Letters to Santa

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

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.

$50 per child plus 20% service fee includes cookies, milk, and a personalized note from Santa delivered by one of our Ojai Valley Inn elves.

Deliveries available with 24 hours advance notice from December 1-25. Please call (866) 887-4007 to reserve.

Holiday Stockings
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Holiday Stockings

Let our elves hang your stocking by the fireplace with care. Festive stockings will be filled with age appropriate treats and small gifts.

$65 per stocking plus 20% service fee per stocking. Recommended for guests ages 4-12. Must be ordered 24 hours in advance of arrival. Available December 1-25. Please contact Discover Ojai at (866) 887-4007 to reserve.

Holiday Christmas Trees
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Holiday Christmas Trees

Spread holiday cheer all the way to your guest room with an elegantly decorated holiday tree.

$200 plus 20% service charge for a 4-5 ft decorated tree

Trees must be ordered 72 hours in advance of arrival with the Discover Ojai. Available December 10-31. Please call (866) 887-4007 to reserve.

Breakfast with Santa
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Breakfast with Santa

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

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$95 per person, $50 for children age 12 and younger. Pricing includes a keepsake photo with Santa. Tax and gratuity not included. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Bluegrass Brunch
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Bluegrass Brunch

9:30 AM - 2 PM every Sunday at The Oak

Enjoy live bluegrass music and our signature brunch buffet Sunday mornings at The Oak. Indulge in classic breakfast favorites, a carving station, raw bar, seasonal salads, decadent desserts, and more.

$55 per person includes unlimited coffee, tea, juice and soda. Bottomless mimosas available for $15 per person. $15 for children 12 and under. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (866) 887-4007.

Artist Cottage Open Studio
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Artist Cottage Open Studio

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 our seasonal activities:

Ornament Painting
Winter Scented Candle Making
Mandala Spirit Stone Painting
Paper Marbling
Acrylic Boards
Succulent Terrarium Bar
Pottery Painting
Potpourri Sachet Station
Rollerball Essential Oil Blends
Body Blends: Bath Salts or Sugar Scrub
Hydrosols

All ages are welcome and no reservations are required. Prices vary; starting at $25.

Seasonal Wreath Making
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Seasonal Wreath Making

Create a 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.

Thursdays 1 PM - 2:30 PM | $75 per person

Contact Discover Ojai at (866) 887-4007 to reserve.

Artisan Soap Making
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Artisan Soap Making

Create a duo of bath bars with our resident artist, Tina Chavez. Learn the step-by-step process of soap making and customize your shea butter bars by using natural fragrances, dyes, and plant materials.

Wednesdays 11 AM - 12 PM | $65 per person

Contact Discover Ojai at (866) 887-4007 to reserve.

Beaded Jewelry Making
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Beaded Jewelry Making

Design and make your own beaded necklace or bracelet with the help of professional craftsperson Alix Camp. Alix will teach a crimping technique to craft your own one-of-a-kind accessory, complete with Japanese glass seed beads and gold fill clasp. This class welcomes guests at all levels and ages 8 and up.

Saturdays 1 PM - 2:30 PM | $120 per person

Contact Discover Ojai at (866) 887-4007 to reserve.

Mindful Jewelry Making
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Mindful Jewelry Making

Enter the relaxing, creative flow of metalsmithing in this session led by Alix Camp, a Mindful Craftsperson with Jewelry Making as her specialty.

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 a 20% service charge. Available on Thursdays at 11 AM. Reservations required and can be made by calling the Artist Cottage at (805) 640-2049.

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

Artist Jeff Sojka's color-drenched paintings capture the magic of nature and the beautiful landscapes that surround us. In this class led by Jeff, learn the step-by-step methods to create your own masterpiece while enjoying a glass of wine. All skill levels are welcome. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

$75 per person plus 20% service charge. Available on Fridays at 1 PM. Reservations required. Please contact Discover Ojai at (866) 887-4007.

Serene Yin Yoga and Meditation
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Serene Yin Yoga and Meditation

Sundays at 9 AM

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 mediation to renew body, mind, and spirit

Luci-Pratt Trail Hike
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Luci-Pratt Trail Hike

Saturdays at 8:30 AM

The Luci-Pratt loop offers hikers a wide variety of experiences in a compact loop totaling 3.6 miles and 1,050 feet of elevation gain. The hike begins with a gentle climb past an avocado grove and then offers a cardio workout of switchbacks. The trail peaks at the 2-mile mark leading to a magnificent view of the Ojai Valley. Concluding the loop is a downhill run that takes you through a mixed oak forest and past a vineyard with the sound of flowing water after the winter rains.

Spiritual Journeys
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Spiritual Journeys

Awaken your senses to alternative spiritual explorations while traveling a path to find your true self.

Nancy Furst | Spiritual Counseling | Available Thursdays and Saturdays

Katie Manzella | Crystal & Reiki Energy Healing with Chakra Clearing | Available Mondays and Fridays

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Please contact Discover Ojai at (866) 887-4007 to reserve.

Kid's Kits
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Kid's Kits

Choose from one of the following:

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.

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 $250 plus 20% service charge. Kits must be ordered 24 hours in advance by calling Discover Ojai at (866) 887-4007.

S'mores Roasting
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S'mores Roasting

Pick up a s'mores kit from Libbey's Market to create your own fireside treat!

$15 per s'mores kits, serves 2-4 guests.

Jingle Bell Jaunt
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Jingle Bell Jaunt

Christmas Eve at 8 AM

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 8 AM. We'll supply the jingle, you supply the jaunt! Leashed dogs are welcome. Complimentary for all guests.

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

Christmas Eve at 7 PM

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.

Family Movie Night
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Family Movie Night

December 26 & 29, January 1

Gather close with your loved ones and join us for a family-friendly movie. Location will vary; please check with Discover Ojai or Concierge for this week's movie and location.

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

Bid farewell to 2021 and raise a glass to 2022 as you feast on luxuries prepared by our culinary team, and dance the night away with Bonnie Foster Productions beginning at 8:30 PM rocking straight through until the ball drops. Party favors and a balloon drop will make this an evening to remember.

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$275 per person includes buffet dinner, free-flowing Champagne, premium open bar, and after dinner cordial bar. This event is designed for guests age 21 and older. Reservations required. Tax and gratuity not included.

Late Night Only entry at 10 PM (dinner not included) | RESERVE NOW

*Due to the nature of this event, proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test is required to attend. By purchasing tickets for this event, you confirm that at the time of the event you will provide verification that all members of your party will either be fully vaccinated or received a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of the event.*

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

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.

$75 per child plus 20% service charge. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 12. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 887-4007.

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

January 1 beginning at 11 AM

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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Map & Directions

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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