LUXURY TRAVEL - CALIFORNIA
VALLEY INN & SPA
Casual Luxury and Championship Golf in the Coastal Mountains
It is one of the premier resort escapes of Southern California 17 miles
inland from the Ventura coast. The historic Five Diamond rated Ojai Valley
Inn and Spa, surrounded by scenic
and mountains, features a full health spa, world renowned championship
golf course and five restaurants on a lush park-like oasis grounds
with air redolent of lavender and coastal breezes, long known as an
escape by Hollywood celebrities The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has been
one of the best kept secrets among travelers for its luxurious casual
relaxed atmosphere with 308 deluxe guest rooms, including suites, many
with fireplaces and private balconies or patio terraces overlooking
the golf course and views of the nearby mountains.
The Ojai County Club and Spa began as a private country club in 1923.
Edward D. Libbey made his fortune in glass manufacturing with his Libbey-Owens
Glass Company works to Ohio in 1888, making bottles and jars, then windshields
for the new automobiles ultimately merging with the Ford Motor Company.
Libbey first began spending winters in Ojai in 1908. He brought Wallace
Neff, the legendary pioneer of the “California Style” of
Spanish influenced mission architecture to design his country club. Libbey
hired George Thomas who also designed the championship course for Riviera,
Bel-Air and Los Angeles Country Clubs, to build his golf course to compliment
the unspoiled beauty of the secluded valley known for its pink hues at
sunset, making The Ojai Country Club one of the first great California
The resort and private club almost immediately attracted Hollywood movie
stars to come to Ojai. Guest rooms were added in 1925 to 1930 for the
popular exclusive getaway spot. The country club
days ended for a time when war came, with inn transformed into Camp Oak,
an Army training center for troops after the attack at Pearl Harbor.
The camp was turned over to the navy toward the end of the war and closed
in 1945. Two years later the Ojai Valley Inn Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
opened, once again attracting an array of Hollywood stars like notables
Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Walt Disney and Loretta Young. It was Ronald
Reagan’s visits to Ojai that first got him thinking about a ranch
in the coastal hills.
Rooms at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa feature exclusive “Ojai Nest” bedding
and Spa Ojai bathroom amenities. Flat-screen TV and a radio with iPod
connection are also included. The Spa Ojai welcomes guests with warm,
exotic rooms featuring a wide selection of massages and treatments, with
along menu of mind and body fitness classes available. In addition to
two pools at the spa, the resort offers a large, outdoor family swimming
pool with food and beverage service.
Dine in the award winning Maravalla Restaurant in classic surroundings
featuring prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood, complimented by garden
grown produce and local ingredients. Lunch on the vine covered pergola
terrace of the Oak Grill with chef specialties of signature soups, salads
and sandwiches, amid views of the golf course surrounded by the 200 year
old oak trees. For a relaxed after golf or anytime meal or casual drinks
Jimmy's Pub is open from 11am to midnight with hardwood trimmed earthy
decor and 60 inch flat screen TV for keeping an eye on all the sports
games with brick oven pizzas, choice burgers and California micro-brewed
beer, signature margaritas or a selection of single malt scotches.
championship golf course at the Ojai Valley Inn attracted Hollywood Golden
Age golf lovers like Bing Crosby and Bob Hope and modern stars,
Will Smith and Kevin Costner, and has been host to seven Senior PGA tour
of the game like Arnold
Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. Need to learn to better concentrate
on your swing with ease, you can even get lessons in Zen Golf in Ojai.
The Ojai Valley Inn is a member of the Great Golf Resorts of the World.
The Ojai Tennis courts offer coaching and teen and children’s
Ojai Valley Inn &Spa offers a number of seasonal special packages
for romantic escapes, food lovers, and family vacations with complimentary
rooms for the kids. © Bargain
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