The perfect place when you want to escape the city.
The pristine Ojai Valley, untouched by ugly urbanization with its tract homes and strip malls, continues to lure an eclectic group of individuals: world-weary truth seekers (the valley was portrayed as the mythical paradise of Shangri-La by Frank Capra in his 1937 classic Lost Horizon), movie stars, busy businessmen (and women) with the need for a little R&R, hikers, golfers and globetrotters.
The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has always offered a sophisticated get-away from the thorns of life, so to speak. Yet, it has really come into its own as a serious resort, catering to multitudinous needs, from romantic retreat to corporate meeting ground via a serious game on the green.
Its key attraction, however, is the 31,000-square-foot Spa Ojai, a sanctuary of health and wellness with trickling fountains and loggias. Endless packages are available to soothe any soul such as the Ojai Ultimate Package, which includes three separate 50-minute treatments, manicure and pedicure, and spa café lunch.