Ojai Rancho Inn

One-Night Stay in a Premium King Jacuzzi Room at Ojai Rancho Inn in California

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Pleasant Roadside Inn with Rose Garden and Mountain Views

The 9-mile Ojai Valley Trail runs alongside the Ventura River on a route that used to be part of the Ojai Valley railroad. Today, you can bike and jog on a paved section or ride horseback on a woodchip path to see what train passengers used to see: a gorgeous rural landscape surrounded by the forest and mountain ranges. The scene was picture-perfect to legendary director Frank Capra, who used it to represent Shangri-La in his film Lost Horizon.

Ojai Rancho Inn connects directly to the trail via a rose garden, which captures a bit of the serenity found throughout the valley. And much like the town of Ojai, the inn is fairly low-key, made up of cottages and simply decorated rooms with wood-paneled walls.

Every morning, the inn serves a continental breakfast of fresh fruit and house-made waffles. Feel free to unwind in your in-room hot tub or at the onsite sauna after a day of checking out the trails, fishing in the streams of Los Padres National Forest, or visiting Ojai’s local restaurants and shops with the optional scavenger-hunt package.

Ojai, California: Artsy Small Town in Peaceful Mountain Valley

On the night before the Fourth of July parade in Ojai, locals stake out the best spots on the road to see the parade floats, park a chair there, and leave it overnight. That’s something that’d be downright impossible to pull off in the urban jungle of Los Angeles, which is located about 1.5 hours southeast. Ojai's Horse Crossing signs, many of which are located near the charming small town’s well-kept bridle paths, would also be missing in the big city.

There's a strong artistic presence here, due in no small part to former resident Beatrice Wood, a renowned sculptor. She worked until her death at age 104. You’re likely to stumble upon the works of local artists hanging on the walls in the area's restaurants and shops. Many artists also open up their studios and galleries to visitors and their art-loving spirit animals.

The area used to be home to the peaceful Chumash tribe, which thought the land's east-west configuration gave it mystical powers. There’s still a spiritual tradition in the area today; numerous metaphysical sects that make a home in Ojai, and there are a number of sites and shops dedicated to holistic healing and meditation.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a premium king jacuzzi room with daily continental breakfast, valid Sunday–Thursday

  • $99 for one night with a scavenger-hunt package including wine tasting and various treats at nearby shops

    Scavenger-hunt package includes:
  • One wine tasting at Casa Barranca
  • One dessert at La Fonte
  • One appetizer at The Deer Lodge
  • One Monkey Forest banana roll at Big Buddha Lounge
  • One regular coffee at Coffee Connection

Book by: 5/29/12
Travel by: 9/30/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Semiprivate patios
  • Pool and sauna
  • Rose garden
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/29/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/12
  • Not valid 4/8-4/9, 4/24-4/28, 5/3-5/6, 5/13, 5/28, 6/8-6/10, 6/17, 7/4, or 9/3
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid Sun-Thurs only
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 72-hour cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in or consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 10% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • 40-inch LCD TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets fewer than 55 pounds may be added for an additional $20 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

  • $99 for a one-night stay for two in a premium king jacuzzi room with daily continental breakfast, valid Sunday–Thursday (up to a $139 value) with a scavenger-hunt package, which includes:
  • One wine tasting at Casa Barranca (a $15 value)
  • One dessert at La Fonte (a $15 value)
  • One appetizer at The Deer Lodge (a $12 value)
  • One Monkey Forest banana roll at Big Buddha Lounge (a $7 value)
  • One regular coffee at Coffee Connection (a $5 value)

    Total value: up to $193

Getting There

  • By plane: 42 miles from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
  • By car: about 33 miles east of Santa Barbara

Traveler's Tips

  • Ojai has famous sunsets—locally known as the "pink moment"—when the light reflecting off the nearby Pacific casts a glow on the surrounding mountains.

Customer Reviews

10 Ratings

The staff and grounds were excellent.
Jim H. · October 18, 2012

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