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Pepper Tree Retreat

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1130 McAndrew Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Pepper Tree Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in the Lawrence suite, a cozy cottage with a kitchen, located next to the main house. Very peaceful setting and sacred grounds as the final residence of Jiddu Krisnamurti, the reluctant holy man and great teacher of ancient wisdom. We visited the Krishnamurti Library, chatted with staff and fellow guests, and relaxed. The amazing food and... More 

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Lompoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Peppertree Retreat is not a hotel, its a place to come and reflect and rest. The emphasis is on Krishnamurti who lived and spoke here until he died in 1986. The grounds are peaceful, the buildings are peaceful and the breakfasts are healthy & organic. You are several miles away from Ojai in the orange groves. Treat yourself to... More 

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Amagansett_NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spent two lovely nights... while in Ojai took long and short trail hikes (especially liked the loop above Shelf Road to Fuelbreak Road, 2 hours plus, gorgeous) and ate at excellent restaurants... open air bookstore... Ojai is cool, friendly people... read and thought about Krishnamurti, and spoke over breakfast with Michael Krohnen, who knew him well (author of 101... More 

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Santa Barbara, Carpinteria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I thought this place was more like a bed and breakfast. I honestly haven't been to a B&B, so I cannot compare. My husband was feeling romantic and surprise me by booking a quick getaway. (yes let's hide from the kiddo!). It was a really pleasant surprise, it is very, very quiet and the place has history. It used to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

The retreat is grounded on Krishnamurti yet worth going to for more than just a new view on life through his words. The beds are amazingly comfortable and the surrounding mountains and trails make it a hiking dream. The staff are great and the entire area has a very peaceful authentic vibe that is hard to replicate in the traditional... More 

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Panorama City, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My husband and I want to highly recommend the Pepper Tree Retreat for a very affordable retreat in the Ojia area. The manager there, Julien, has a true heart to serve others and bends over backwards to accommodate. He himself is a great asset and a blessing. He took time to show us maps of the area and talk through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This retreat has it significant due to the face J. Krishnamurti once lived and surrounded with many well know intellectual peoples. Its located at the hill side with a great view of Ojai . It is surrounded with orange trees, Avocado and others natural herbs like rosemary and sage and many other medicinal herbs with a wonderful scent of all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stayed with my lady friend for one night in Jan 2015. I'm not spiritual or philosophical in any sense of the word(s). I do like relaxing and the outdoors. We stayed in the Lennon room and it was quite nice. Old buildings but very clean and updated. Really strong heaters (it was raining and cold when we were there). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Thank you for everything. We love everything about it. Peaceful and comfortable place as well as lovely staff and people. I would recommend this to EVERYONE. The place was so peaceful and still. It was such a nice experience to be at Krishnamurti's house and see all the history about the place. Michael (who was Krishnamurti's Chef was so nice... More 

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Hanford, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely, soft and serene is the best way to describe this place. We stayed in the Lennon room, the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. The staff was friendly and helpful. Loved the yoga building on the little hill, the sweet pathway to it and the healthy herb garden. Of course going through Pine Cottage was so special. The... More 

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