CONCIERGE
Find serenity in the many quiet spaces provided by Pepper Tree Retreat ... or venture out into the vibrant community of Ojai!
ABOUT OJAI: Ojai is a city in Ventura County, California. The community has long been known as a haven 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, Lost Horizon. Ojai is filled with delightful shops, art galleries, restaurants and a host of places that inspire serenity. The estimated population is 8,006, making it one of the smaller towns in the county. The town of Ojai is situated in the Ojai Valley, 10 miles long by 3 miles wide, asurrounded by hills and mountains. Since Ojai is lined up with an east-west mountain range, it is one of few towns in the world to have the Pink Moment occur as the sun is setting. The fading sunlight creates a brilliant shade of pink on the Topa Topa Bluffs that stand at the east end of the Ojai Valley, reaching over 6,000 feet above sea level.

LOCAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
(See current event calendar)

Ojai Music Festival
: Held in early June at the Libbey Bowl amphitheater, its concerts fill the air with vibrant music drawing large crowds who fill the wooden benches and lawns around Libbey Bowl. Libbey Park also contains a bandstand where local musicians play at free summer concerts.


Ojai Wine Festival:
Another June event, is held at nearby Lake Casitas. Vintners come from many wine-producing areas providing tasting and yet another opportunity for visitors to linger.

The Arts: The Ojai Center for the Arts, Summer Art Stroll, Ojai Studio Artists Tour and Art in the Park offer venues for an abundance of artistic expression. Numerous galleries show the work of local artists and those from afar. A work of art is displayed publicly in the Arcade Plaza, a newly redeveloped area behind the shopping Arcade where a bronze poppy fountain sends water flowing freely over its broad base. Art is even shown in City Hall where the Ojai Arts Commission rotates artwork every few months to feature a different artist.

Golf: The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is listed as one of the top 25 golf resorts in North America. The course is as challenging as it is lovely. Soule Park, a beautiful public course that delivers great value for the money along with spectacular views, is just past downtown on Ojai Avenue.

MORE OJAI ACTIVITIES
(see contact information here)

Horse Back Riding
Bicycling
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paragliding
Spa Treatments
Yoga

RESTAURANTS
(all phone number have 805 area code)

Antonio's Mexican Food 106 S. Montgomery St 646 6353
Azu 457 E. Ojai Ave 640 7987
Boccali's 3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Road (Hwy 150) 646 6116
Bonnie Lu's 328 E. Ojai Ave 646 0207
Carrows 211 W. Ojai Ave 646 5952
Casa de Lago 715 E. Ojai Ave 640 1577
Domino's Pizza 105 E. El Roblar Dr 640 0080
Exotic Thai 849 E. Ojai Ave 646 6618
Farmer & The Cook 339 W. El Roblar Dr 640 9608
Feast Bistro 254 E Ojai Ave 640 9260
Garden Terrace 1002 E. Ojai Ave 646 1133
Giorgio's Pizza & Subs 914 E. Ojai Ave 646 0854
Golden Moon 842 E. Ojai Ave 640 0201
Gourmet Tamales 423 E. Ojai Ave 646 7715
Hakane Sushi 967 E. Ojai Ave. 640 3070
Il Giardino 901 E. Ojai Ave 640 7381
Jersey Mike's Subs 423 E Ojai Ave 640 9070
Jimmy's Ojai Valley Inn, 905 Country Club Rd 646 1111
Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill 535 E. Ojai Ave 640 1301
Los Caporales 307 E. Ojai Ave 646 5452
Maravilla Ojai Valley Inn, 905 Country Club Rd 640 2100
Marty's Catering Bakery & Cafe 1205 Maricopa Hwy 646 8020
Movino Wine Bar 308 E. Ojai Ave 646 1555
Oak Grill Ojai Valley Inn, 905 Country Club Rd 640 2100
Oak Pit 820 N. Ventura Ave, Oak View 649 9903
Ojai Cafe Emporium 108 S. Montgomery St 646 2723
Ojai Pizza 331 E. Ojai Ave 646 7878
Papa Lennon's 515 W. El Roblar Dr. 640 7388
Rainbow Bridge 211 E. Matilija St 646 6623
Ranch House 500 S Lomita Ave 646 2360
Ruben's Burritos 104 N Signal St 646 6111
Sakura 11400 N Ventura Ave 649 5555
Sea Fresh Seafood 533 E. Ojai Ave 646 7747
Soule Park Restaurant 1033 E Ojai Ave 646 5685
Suzanne's Cuisine 502 W. Ojai Ave 640 1961
The Village Jester 139 E Ojai Ave 640 8001
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