WHERE TO STAY IN OJAI
Ojai has become a very popular tourist destination, making it important to book as soon as possible. We are proud to have two lodging sponsors: CASA OJAI INN and OAKRIDGE INN.
CASA OJAI INN:
The Casa Ojai Inn is located at 1302 East Ojai Avenue, just 3 minutes by car from Libbey Park in downtown Ojai. Casa Ojai Inn has newly renovated rooms and features upgraded amenities, including the Simmons “Ojai” bed. Situated near beautiful Los Padres National Forest, the hotel offers breathtaking views, quality amenities, luxurious accommodations and great customer service. They also allow pets in designated rooms. Casa Ojai offer a 15% discount to Ojai Herbal Symposium, Herb Walks, and MediCannaCon attendees. Just mention the “Special Event Rate” to the receptionist when booking on the phone.
The Oakridge Inn is located in Oakview, about 5 miles south of Ojai proper (toward Ventura) and close to Krotona Hall. This is the ideal place to stay if you also want to spend time at the beach or in the city of Ventura during your visit. They offer a 10% discount to Ojai Herbal Symposium, Herb Walks, and MediCannaCon attendees. Just tell the manager Scott or any staff which event you are attending and mention “Lanny Kaufer” as the event organizer.
OTHER LODGING OPTIONS:
We can highly recommend one very special and unique lodging experience tailored to our Herb Walks and Ojai Herbal Symposium attendees who like nature and the outdoors. It’s the Sespe Wilderness Retreat House on Sespe Creek in Rose Valley. Their website does a better job of showing it than my words can express. Rondia and I have stayed there and it’s amazing.
You can find a complete list of accommodations at the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce website.
There are several campgrounds near Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest. The recommended choice is Wheeler Gorge Campground, located on the North Fork of Matilija Creek on the Maricopa Highway about 6 miles north of Ojai. To ensure a campsite, we recommend reserving online as soon as possible. Rates start at $25/night.
Pine Mountain Campground is a more remote camping experience, 35 miles up scenic Highway 33 at 7000 feet. Spaces are $35.
Another good option is Dennison Park, a Ventura County-operated campground located a few miles east of Ojai. It is the least expensive at $21/night.
The fourth option is Camp Comfort, another county-run campground located on San Antonio Creek on Creek Road between Ojai and Oakview. Camping runs $40/night.
PLEASE NOTE: No campfires or open flames are allowed at certain times of year in the National Forest due to high fire danger. Check with the Ojai Ranger District at 805-646-4348.