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About Ojai

Ojai, a magical valley nestled in the hills between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. 

The town's charms are endless. The community has long been known as a calling for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts.  A village of about 8,000, Ojai is a vibrant place with so much natural beauty that it gained fame decades ago when the area was photographed to represent Shangri-La in the 1939 movie, The Lost Horizon. 

One of the oldest towns in Ventura County, Ojai was settled in the 1800s and incorporated as a city in 1921. Ojai Valley, the town is surrounded by peaks that give off a glow in the evening light known as the pink moment. This energy that first drew the Chumash to the valley has been
celebrated through the years and many believe today that Ojai is a ‘vortex’ – an unseen force that concentrates energy. Some equate this vortex to the valley’s unusual positioning of the mountain range that runs East to West, and that this helps hem geological tremors and atmospheric energy. 

While in Ojai. one can enjoy endless hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Sunday’s farmers have long allowed visitors and locals to enjoy all the locally grown fruits, vegetables, and other items.  Spend an evening under the stars at the summer concerts at Libby park’s amphitheater. Ojai is also known for the longest standing tennis tournament “The Ojai”. As well as, the only outdoor book store “Bart’s Books”. 

Today, downtown Ojai is filled with art galleries, restaurants, boutiques, breweries, and wine, kombucha, olive oil and honey tasting rooms. Home to artisans of every calling, farmers, hippies, celebrities, spiritualists and of course the famous Ojai Valley Inn.

Come for a visit, stay for a lifetime.