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The Lavender Inn
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Friends for over 30 years, we booked our getaway based on the positive reviews. The Inn is adorable. The women who run it are fabulous and so willing to help in any way they can. The building is old, which adds charm and a homey feel. We found it to be very clean and really enjoyed the breakfasts and the wine and cheese in the early evening. We also loved the country garden feel of the grounds. This is a B&B and not a hotel, so those that want sound-proof rooms with thick fire doors may not be as satisfied as we were as you can hear some hushed sounds of your neighbors.We stayed in the Lavender room with a balcony that had a view of the grounds and caught up as we watched the squirrels scurry from tree to tree with lots of hummingbird activity. We also recommend shopping in the adorable little town. We would come back again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Having stayed at a range of four and five stars worldwide, I am always wary of B&B's. But, there is absolutely nothing to worry about with Lavender Inn, no doubt one of the best B&B's out there. Charming one-of-a-kind rooms, almost all of the amenities of a five star hotel (except slightly outdated bathrooms), accommodating service (we loved Vanessa!), great breakfast and hors d'oeuvres, comfy beds, beautiful gardens, a friendly house pooch and cat, and a perfect, quiet location with a spa! It does not get better than this B&B, which gives a serious run for the money to the more commercial, more expensive, less charming Ojai Valley Inn down the street.

Room Tip: Room 7 for more space
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Leif R
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Best way to do this is bullet points otherwise I will go on and on and on.

-Absolutely beautiful, homey, quaint, and cozy B&B
-Beth, Linda, Diane, Vanessa, Dan, and staff are fabulous, warm, and welcoming and all contribute to the beauty and sense of ease you feel the second you arrive.
-The rooms are all individually beautiful and unique and have robes in each room. In addition Vanessa makes a gourmet mean breakfast while you stay and sets out a wine and cheese spread in the evening. Must I go on?

Our Wedding
-Beth coordinated everything for us and was worth every dime. She made evrything so smooth and calm so that we could enjoy every moment. We had huge wedding parties and both our families occupied the inn n and Beth along with the staff was so patient and accomodating.
-Vanessa served us our breakfast the morning of our wedding and the morning after on our own seperate patio which made things so special.
-The cottage could not have been more perfect for us girls to get ready in. The private back patio has a chandelier and getting my makeup done out there next the the buddah and water fountain was so friggen relaxing and special.

I will never stop reccomending this wonderful gem and cannot wait to keep revisiting! A huge thank you to everyone at Lavender Inn!!! Love you guys!!

Tara and Ryan

Room Tip: The Provence Cottage is amazingly quaint quiet and has its own private patio and kitchenette. You cannot go wrong with room choice they all have something special to offer :)
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tkandrews
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have just returned from a trip to CA having stayed at 3 distinctly different yet wonderful properties. The Lavender Inn was delightful! We stayed in the Romantic Suite because it had a king bed. The room was spacious, well appointed, clean, and the bed very comfortable. The bathroom had a small balcony off of it that was delightful. It is an older home that has been beautifully restored and maintained so I would disagree with some reviews that implied it was not up to snuff. The Innkeepers were lovely, extremely helpful offering suggestions for things to do, restaurants etc. The breakfasts were yummy! These ladies can cook! One morning was eggs with polenta and fresh vegetables and herbs, the other a light and fluffy frittata. My husband and I certainly enjoyed the chaise on the front porch to read and enjoy the sound of the fountain, (both of us were lulled to sleep by it)! The gardens are beautiful, freeform and full of herbs and flowering plants. The backyard offers a large porch and also several seats tucked into the landscape where we enjoyed our wine and cheese in the afternoon. We both like to be active and found the shelf trail that was recommended a good way to burn off some calories and offer beautiful vistas of the entire Ojai valley. Walking to dinner every night is a treat and we actually went to the same place twice because it was so wonderful, sat outside on a lovely patio and enjoyed dinner made with fresh, local fish and vegetables. We walked around the Ojai Inn and resort, just to see what others had fussed about, and both said how much we preferred the comfort and coziness of the Lavender to the pretentious pomp.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank EMCFairfax_Virginia
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

I attended a wedding at Gridley Ranch and stayed at the Lavender Inn for one night. This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and I was pleasantly surprised. My room (Tree House) was clean, comfy bed, and had serene views of the backyard from two large windows. I shared a bathroom with another room, accessible from one door in the hallway. The Inn is walking distance to the parking lot where the bus picked us up to go to Gridley Ranch. Breakfast was also delicious and I enjoyed dining on the patio in the morning. Staff was friendly including the adorable dog. Great experience!

Room Tip: Tree House is a corner room.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank BeachLadyinoc
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