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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is the historic home of a spiritual leader who influenced such people as John Lennon, Charlie Chaplin and Aldous Huxley. As a historic home, this is an old building that is lovingly decorated with a simple charm that is becoming of a retreat. We stayed in the Lawrence room which is a comfortable room with full kitchen. I loved... More 

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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we were delighted to meet you. Breakfast at the Pepper Tree is a great time to meet other like minded guests, this could be the beginning of a new friendship. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Garden Grove, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Not too long ago I asked one of my co-workers who complained about how his stocks were losing value, "why don't you invest in something of real value?". He said " what?" "Invest in your health,mind and body"I said. Pepper Tree Retreat to me is not only an experience of peace & quiet life but an investment in health. I... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stayed in Lennon room with a full kitchen and a private balcony. Very neat setting! Except for the healthy free breakfast, peaceful environment, pleasant smell of orange flowers, the most impressive area are the herb garden and the pavilion with master Krishnamurti's wisdom words!

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1 Thank jlee16
Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. The outside space in Lennon is perfect for a late afternoon cup of tea and night time star gazing. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting friends at the peak season in Ojai,CA, so had limited options as to where to stay. The Pepper Tree Retreat was our only option. A beautiful part of Ojai quiet and peaceful. The retreat has probably seen better days. Our suite was spacious, with kitchen facilities,although this smelt sour as if it hadn't been cleaned properly for... More 

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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Makduck, I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience. I would be like to speak with you in person to know the dates of your stay and collect any other information you might want to share. This will help us improve our service and our guest experience. As far as breakfast is concerned, we would very much... More 

Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Sleep in rooms where great luminaries once stayed. We were in the Stravinsky suite (pun certainly intended) and wandered through orange groves where Krishnamurti had met with John Lennon, Charlie Chaplin, Annie Besant and Aldous Huxley. It is nicely maintained and close to the Theosophy Center.

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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We just installed new floors throughout all the rooms including the Stravinsky suite, the result is quite stunning! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Blessings. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A very good place to be and stay: Beautiful.Clear.Intelligent. A place to rest, to think,to walk;to sense air, space, mountains, birds, trees,silence, with others or alone.It probably is always new and gracefully alive.

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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We recently enjoyed some lovely rain and the property is more beautiful than ever. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I would recommend to everybody that is trying to help yourself to became a better person to go there. The energy is amazing, and so many thing to meditate. Enjoy the garden and the healthy food. Do not forget to smell orange groves Go.

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1 Thank rpmm2016
Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

The energy is quite special here, thank you for your review. Some of the orange trees are in bloom and the fragrance is enchanting. See you again soon. More 

San Jose, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We book this retreat space annually because its a really wonderful spot without huge spiritual egos and crazy adherence policies of many retreat centers. Its just a great spot for a get away, but very close to town and play activities! P.S the healing tea garden is a sweet spot for meditation!

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1 Thank kirannm
Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and regular visits. We are delighted you enjoy the property and look forward to seeing you next year! P.S. We are putting in new floors in the main house at the end of January, the result should be stunning - look forward to seeing what you think. More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I stayed in the Besant Suite for two nights and relished the natural light in the room! There was a cozy fireplace for winter guests and the retreat offered quiet serenity. The Pepper Tree staff we met were very kind and accommodating, and Anat's massage was a trip highlight. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful and the property is gorgeous. It's... More 

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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Brittany, so lovely to have you and your mom stay with us. It rained recently and there is even snow on top of the Topa Topa mountains - beautiful! See you soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is not a place for fine meals and spa treatments. It is a place of intense silence, good company, and beautiful surroundings. Whether one has an interest in Krishnamurti's teachings or not, a stay here is as refreshing as a cool mountain stream.

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1 Thank Jeff B
Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Jeff. I agree, the retreat is simple, quiet, comfortable on a beautiful 10acre property. A rare treat indeed. Thank you for your visit, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Pepper Tree Retreat

Address: 1130 McAndrew Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-8314
Location: United States > California > Ojai
Price Range: $98 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
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