Hop on in, the water's fine (and crystal clear) — Photo courtesy of Ojai Rancho Inn
Less than an hour drive from sunny Santa Barbara is the even sunnier small town of Ojai - home to a vibrant arts community, wonderful day spas and lots and lots of avocado and lemon trees. The air is fresh, the days are warm and people stop to say hello to one another. Long an attractive vacation destination for travelers looking to escape the urban hustle, Ojai has its share of hotels and motels, but perhaps none is more fun or more creative than the Ojai Rancho Inn.
Sunshine, cacti and custom-made furniture are par for the course at the Ojai Rancho Inn — Photo courtesy of Ojai Rancho Inn
The recently reopened Ojai Rancho Inn has charms aplenty to appeal to artistic-minded vacationers. Rustic-chic rooms are decorated with cacti, handwoven bedspreads and the work of local artists. A pool and onsite sauna add to the relaxation factor. If you're looking to really unwind, call ahead and make a reservation for one of the guest rooms with an in-room jacuzzi. Or reserve one of the cottage rooms to enjoy a quiet night next to your own crackling fireplace. Rooms with kitchenettes are also available.
Lots of wood gives each room a cabin-like feel — Photo courtesy of Ojai Rancho Inn
Other amenities include 40" flat screen TVs with Direct TV, iPod docking stations and free WiFi. Pets are allowed for a small additional cleaning fee. The Ojai Rancho Inn is conveniently located near downtown Ojai, parks and a bike path. Bicycles are on hand for guest use.
Event space is available, too. In fact, with just 16 rooms, the Ojai Rancho Inn is ideal for family gatherings, friendly reunions and intimate wedding parties. Enjoy all the comforts of a home away from home in a beautiful natural setting that can be exactly as peaceful - or as fun - as you want it to be!