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The Dent House

4100 Matilija Canyon Road, at Matilija Canyon Ranch, Ojai, CA 9302
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Our writer's retreat, Just. Write., has twice come up and stayed at the Dent House and twice now we've had the best experience from booking with the owners to Jim the grounds keeper to the house itself and everything in between. The first time our group came up was in February - there were 7 of us; this last time... More 

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Elizabeth-DentHouse, Manager at The Dent House, responded to this review

tWe thank you for your lovely review, and for being wonderful tenants. We have truly enjoyed both yout visits this year. It was wonderful to think that your time at the property was enriching to your artistic endeavors, and you brought a peaceful and happy spirit to the setting. Thank you for taking such good care of everything. We look... More 

Maui, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

First, I want to start by saying I have never written a terrible review about a place before. I am usually really kind and understanding. But the woman who owns the place Denise, is one of the most challenging people to work with I HAVE EVER encountered. Do not plan any event there. It will be so challenging. The customer... More 

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Elizabeth-DentHouse, Manager at The Dent House, responded to this review

The staff of the Dent House are 100% committed to our guests and always strive to provide the best customer service we can. We're disappointed to hear we didn't live up to your expectations. We wish you and your husband many years of happiness together and are so pleased we could provide the location for your gathering of loved ones.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just spent the weekend at the Dent House, Guest Barns, and Farmhouse. We have a large group of 20 and 30 somethings that go away every year for Halloween weekend. We've been to some spectacular places and this was our favorite. We all went in prepared for serious rusticness, dirtiness, and ants based on the other reviews from this website... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

First, the Rustic: We stayed in the Farm House and the Guest Barns. The Farm House is a quaint country cottage but pretty dirty and bare-bones in terms of comfort. Hot water was iffy, windows leaky so freezing at night without central heating (just a kind of space heater that did not heat the house properly). The caretaker and his... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2010

I'll just start by saying....I LOVE THE DENT HOUSE. Love everything about it. I spent last weekend there along with my 6 best girlfriends. This was our 9th year doing our trip and our 4th time staying at the Dent House. A noticeable difference from our last trip was that the grounds look really amazing. All of the trees were... More 

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No. San Diego County
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

Our women's group (8 moms from No. County San Diego) stayed at the Dent House 3 years in a row during the first weekend in November. Each of us has only the FONDEST memories of the Dent House. We stayed in the Main House, and there was at least one donkey whose hee-hawing each morning we found very delightful! Several... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

First of all bring your camera!! i cant believe that everyone in our group expected someone else to have theirs with them! My only regret is that I dont have any pics to show my friends who I have been talking about my weekend with. I first learned about The Dent House from a family member. I am happy and... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

We just returned from a family reunion at the Dent House in Ojai CA. There was 23 of us and everyone had a great time. This is not a spa or resort and shouldn't be confused with one, but a great place to spend time with family and enjoy the outdoors. We rented all four homes/cabins and everyone was quite... More 

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LA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

Wow, we just got back from a weekend at the Dent House for a friends birthday and I was going to review it. I had never been there before and didn't know anything about the place so arrived with no preconceived ideas. I’m glad that I didn’t see that review that momofthree wrote or I might have tried to talk... More 

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orange county, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2007

DO NOT go to the Dent House. It was a nightmare of a stay for us. Ants cover everything & are everywhere in the houses & barns. The bathtubs are stained brown (no joke) - - I will put up pics when I get a chance. Whoever did their website deserves an award for faux marketing b/c it is nothing... More 

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Elizabeth-denthouse, Owner at The Dent House, responded to this review

Hello; This is an open letter responding to a review by momofthreeintheOC. I feel compelled to respond since I just read her review of the Dent House, and was appalled. We lease the residences fully furnished without housekeeping unless this is additionally requested, yet I don’t know when they could have had such an experience so I do not know... More 

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