Flush off a three-year $90 million face-lift, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa—long one of Hollywood’s best-kept weekend-getaway secrets—is now positioned to be the new star of the spa world, especially for couples and families. It provides what has been called the new spa experience of the 21st century—a place where body and mind are catered to.
Not only is there a brand-new award-winning spa with 28 treatment rooms, but Ojai has also added classes where guests can paint and learn about wine and aromatherapy. There’s a new yoga and pilates studio, too, along with a PGA-level golf course, full tennis facilities, and horseback-riding stables.
The signature Maravilla (dinner, $150), one of Ojai’s four restaurants, recently hired a chef from New York’s Gramercy Tavern, while at Café at the Spa (lunch, $30) an Italian-trained chef creates terrific Mediterranean-based dishes. Rooms, from $400; treatments, from $120. At 905 Country Club Rd.; 888-697-8780; ojairesort.com.