OJAI VALLEY INN
Country Club Road
P.O. Box 1866
Ojai, California 93024
(805) 646-7969 Fax
Used as the setting for the mythical Shangri-La in the 1937 movie, Lost Horizon, the Ojai Valley Inn's 20 acres, surrounded by the Topa Topa mountains in the Los Padres National Forest, still resemble paradise. It was built in the 1920's as a golf and tennis resort with the aura of a private estate. That atmosphere was preserved in a recent restoration and expansion.
The Topa Center conference facility has a ballroom with windows taking advantage of the views. As guests step out on its terraces, they face the mountains just as they were seen in Lost Horizon. The center has its own kitchen and can accommodate up to 400 for dinner with cocktails on the terraces.
The 18-hole, par 70 golf course, is one of the most beautiful in the United States. The Inn's tennis complex includes eight courts, four of which are lighted, a clubhouse, pro shop and snack bar. The Inn's Ranch & Stables offer a complete horseback-riding program, including both Western and English riding lessons, carriage driving lessons, and haywagon rides. A heated swimming pool, heated lap pool, guided hiking & mountain biking, and fitness center offer additional opportunities for exercise. There are golf, tennis, and fitness packages available.
The resort is known for excellent Ojai Regional Cuisine, including some choices naturally low in calories, cholesterol and sodium.
Architectural style at the Inn is Spanish hacienda. Furnishings are done in restful earth tones. Most accommodations have private patios or balconies from which to enjoy "The Pink Moment," a natural phenomenon which bathes the valley and its mountains in a rosy hue at dusk.
The resort is located 32 miles southeast of Santa Barbara, and about 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Airport limousine service can be arranged 72 hours in advance. Once settled in this paradise, you don't need a car.
SERVICES & AMENITIES: Cable TV, In-room movies, Radio, Climate control, Robes, Mini-bars, Coffee, Laundry, Valet, Gift shop, TV lounge, House doctor, Game area, Library, Baby-sitting service, Complimentary newspaper, Complimentary toiletries, Non-smoking rooms
RESTRICTIONS: 8 handicapped-equipped rooms; Children free sharing room with parents.
BUSINESS FACILITIES: Message center, Audio-visual, Teleconferencing
CONFERENCE ROOMS: 14, capacity 500
RESTAURANT: Vista Dining, 6:30-11am, 5:30-10pm, Dress code in evening, Piano music weekends, Oak Grill and Terrace--informal dining
BAR: The Club Bar, 11am-1am
ATTRACTIONS: Annual: Wine Festival, Shakespeare Festival, Tennis tournament, FHP Health Care Classic (a PGA senior tournament event), Music Festival, Also near wineries, ocean|
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