Hummingbird Inn sits in the shadow of the Topa Topa Mountains in Southern California, and you can get picturesque views of the peaks from almost anywhere on the property. You’ll almost certainly want to spend some time outside admiring the scenery from the inn’s pine-log bench swing, sun deck, or hot tub. Even though the inn feels like a remote mountain hideaway, it’s a short walk from downtown Ojai, a quaint village lined with restaurants, art and pottery galleries, and boutiques.
Ojai’s claim to fame: The village was the setting for the idyllic Shangri-La in Frank Capra’s 1937 film Lost Horizon.
Hummingbird haven: The inn attracts the colorful birds by the dozen with hummingbird feeders and bright flowers.
Pamper yourself: with a full-body massage from certified massage practitioner Laura Hathaway.
Ojai, California: Artsy Small Town in Peaceful Mountain Valley
In Ojai at dusk, the light from the setting sun reflects off of the Topa Topa Mountains in such a way that the face of the mountains starts to glow with a distinctive rouge color. Locals call it the "pink moment," and Ojai is one of the few places in the world where this phenomenon occurs. You can get a nice view of this event at Meditation Mount, a New Age center.
Serenity and simplicity seem to be some of the defining characteristics of Ojai, contrasting it with the sprawling Los Angeles, located about 90 minutes southeast. Ojai has just a handful of traffic lights and some well-kept bridle paths. The city also used to be home to the peaceful Chumash tribe, who believed that the land's east-west configuration gave it magical powers. Spiritual traditions still linger; today, the town features a number of sites, spas, and shops dedicated to holistic healing and meditation.
Many restaurants in Ojai rely on local farms to source their food; the produce grown in town is well-regarded enough that residents of neighboring towns have been known to travel to Ojai on Sunday mornings for the weekly farmers' market.
There's also a strong artistic presence in town, due in no small part to former resident Beatrice Wood, a renowned sculptor. She worked until her death at age 105. You’re likely to stumble upon the works of local artists hanging on the walls in the area's restaurants and shops, and many artists open up their studios to outside visitors.
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What You Get
1-night stay for two with a $15 dining credit at Deer Lodge
Option 1: $79 for a two-queen standard room or king bungalow, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $154 value) (not valid for Friday or Saturday stays)
Option 2: $129 for a two-queen standard room or king deluxe patio room, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $194 value) (not valid for Saturday–Thursday stays)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 1/3/14
Travel by: 4/30/14
Blackout dates: Not valid 11/27/13-11/30/13, 12/24/13-12/31/13, 1/1/14, 1/20/14, 2/2/14, 2/14/14, 2/17/14, 3/17/14, 4/13/14, 4/18/14, or 4/20/14
Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
I love this little gem! I've stayed here twice now in the last year and I have to say it was just lovely. Both times I happened to stay in the same room. Front desk was very friendly and helpful and the room super clean,the decor is excellent!
Tahnee B. ·
February 27, 2014
The room was really nice within close proximity to the downtown shops.
Craig T. ·
January 26, 2014
It was comfortable and cozy
Miesha Q. ·
December 21, 2013
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