A taste of yesteryear amongst sun-filled gardens.
Turn down the driveway, ring the bell and you'll find yourself transported back to the nineteenth century. Yale professor Theodore S. Woolsey moved to Ojai in hopes of improving his wife's failing health and built this two-story New England-style farmhouse in 1887. The restored, 5,000-square-foot, stone-and-clapboard home features a veranda, complete with porch swing. Inside you will find a brick fireplace, spiral staircase, 1950s Wurlitzer full of oldies and an antique piano. Accommodations are split between a two-bedroom, four-person Cottage, a five-person Enchanted Loft and a two-person Studio. Their romantic, if somewhat frilly, décor ranges from French to English Victorian and includes plenty of floral fabric. Many rooms have fireplaces. The seven-acre grounds offer a pool, oak-shaded patios and gardens, plus croquet/bocce ball courts and a horseshoe pit.