Valley Inn & Spa - Review
Why Keep a Secret?
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, globetrotters....
Valley Inn & Spa has always offered a sophisticated
get-away from the thorns of life, so to speak. Yet, over
the past few years, 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.
key attraction, however, is its 31,000-square-foot spa,
a sanctuary of health and wellness with trickling fountains
and loggias. Endless packages are available to soothe
any soul such as the "Luxury Day Package," which
includes an aromatic 50-minute Luxury Facial to cleanse,
exfoliate, hydrate, and massage the skin; a 50-minute
Luxury Massage combining acupressure face-points with
a relaxing body massage; and an 80-minute Luxury Body
Treatment. "Just for Golfers" the Inn is a big
golf destination translates into a 50-minute Golf
Stretch & Strength personal training session and a 50-minute
Golfer's Therapeutic massage, all handled by the Inn's
expert and friendly staff. Two 3,500 square-foot suites
on top of the spa were designed with recovering celebs
in mind (as a post-botox or surgery retreat), offering
a private elevator, your own treatment room, a sauna and
Sunset and Sunrise terraces with outdoor whirlpools. Any
one in need of a little solitude will appreciate the luxury
of these environs.
or otherwise, don't neglect to visit the massive herb
garden lined with teahouses, perfect for your morning
meditation or yoga asanas.
popularity has also led to a major revamp of all food
and beverage operations, culminating in the assemblage
of a polished and seasoned team with executive chef Anthony
Keene, food and beverage director Bernard Collin, beverage
manager and sommelier Jim Kelley and others.
does the future hold? A spa expansion and the construction
of several luxury suites, which we very much are looking
forward to: more room to play, recuperate and recharge.
Valley Inn & Spa
905 Country Club Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023