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Pepper Tree Retreat
Ranked #5 of 9 Ojai B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Pepper Tree Retreat Stay”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Wonderful experience at the Pepper Tree Retreat. My daughter came for one day and ended up extending our trip by another 2 days. So much was offered and the people running the Retreat were helpful and so lovely. I left with pending request to come back for one month in August!

Room Tip: I saw most of the rooms - Room #10 has the best view! I had my daughter and Room #6 was perfect for...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Tarzana, California, United States
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife and I were looking for a couple of days of intense R&R, and discovered even more than we'd hoped. Not to be mistaken for an upscale boutique inn, the Pepper Tree Retreat is just that, a comfortable, non-pretentious retreat facility. It's run by a non-profit group connected to the life and teachings of a gentle man who passed away in the 80s, leaving his lush, thoughtful world to visitors to partake. No philosophical indoctrinations, just precious peace and quiet in a secluded, special place.

We stayed in the Lennon room, complete with kitchen and large porch overlooking the front grounds. Nothing pretentious, just simple, intrinsic beauty. We picked and enjoyed delicious oranges and persimmons from the healthy, abundant trees (11 acres about 4 miles outside of town).

The attending staff (Anat and Julien) is dedicated and very hospitable, and you'll definitely want to visit the founder's home, a few yards up the path (now a library/sanctuary). Michael is in charge, someone you'll definitely want to sit down and chat with.

Charming. Calming. Restorative. Clean and conscientiously managed. Fairly priced. Great organic breakfast included. Secluded, but plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping if so inclined. The Pepper Tree Retreat may not be for everybody, but it certainly captured our hearts.

We'll be back.

Room Tip: The surrounding land IS the fitness center. No Nordic Tracks here! ;o) You are welcome to tea and o...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Based on a recommendation from a friend I originally booked for a night and then booked two more when I realised how special it is. A lovely ambience was created by both the environment and warm friendly staff. I also enjoyed finding out about Krishnamurti.

Room Tip: I stayed in 2 rooms and the second had wonderful views from which I saw the sunrise over distant hil...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We originally booked in one night and upon discovering the Krishnamurti library and the peacefulness of the property and surroundings, we decided to stay a second to take in more fully all that being here has to offer.
We stayed in the Lennon Room which has a wonderful private porch overlooking the grounds.
We felt transported back into Krishnamurti's time meeting with some of the greatest thinkers and creators of the last century. We look forward to visiting again and immersing ourselves even deeper into the peaceful and restorative environs of the home and grounds.

Room Tip: The Lennon room has a kitchen and Private porch.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

average rooms for the price. this is all krishnamurti and lots of cultural appropriation along with it. If you are in the mood to appropriate someone elses culture or to be appropriated (like us) then go there. we had no idea it would be like that. we don't need westerners telling us about ourselves. Thanks!
There were bugs in the rooms and overpriced for what they are. The grounds are beautiful and quiet and tranquil.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

A wonderful environment to contemplate nature, yourself and communication with others. Enjoyed the room very much and the staff was most helpful and courteous. Quiet and soothing to the soul are words that come to mind. Great space for meeting and discussing thoughtfully.
Look forward to next year's meeting.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I enjoyed stayed at the Pepper Tree Retreat and only wish I could have stayed more than 2 nights. The Lennon Room was such a special space. The peace and energy of this property and it's surroundings nourished my soul. I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Pepper Tree Retreat
Address: 1130 McAndrew Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-8314
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Location: United States > California > Ojai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ojai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Pepper Tree Retreat Hotel Ojai

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