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Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have been staying here for years. It is peaceful and has lovely grounds. It is a B&B but they are not allowed to cook there (kitchen not certifiable) so breakfast is brought in and not as terrific as a regular B&B. But the serenity of the setting, the people you meet at breakfast, and the sense of getting away from it all makes it lovely. The inn is old but the rooms are well maintained and clean. I have brought friends to the Pepper Tree and some love it and some would prefer something like the Ojai Valley Inn. Be aware that this is truly a vegetarian site and there is no cooking even of fish in a room with a kitchen.

Room Tip: I love staying in the Lawrence cottage with a small kitchen.
  • Stayed: June 2016, traveled solo
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Thank Kathy C
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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

Thank you, we are always delighted to have you as our guest. We have done a lot of work at the retreat this past 12 months but have made sure to keep the home's authentic charm. The retreat main house is over 104 years old now and still gracefully welcoming guests through it's doors each day. Looking forward to your next stay with us.

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Reviewed April 27, 2016

The Chaplin House, Herb Gardens, Orange Groves, Krishnamurti Library, Krishnamurti Center, Yoga Pavilion and amicable staff are just a few of the highlights that shall make me go here again and again. Tranquil place to go solo or with family.

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled solo
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Thank sammuvam
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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2016

Thank you we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed April 19, 2016

Have been staying at the Pepper Tree Retreat for over 10 years now. All the rooms are wonderful, no matter where you stay it is always quiet and peaceful. The rooms are comfortable and clean, some have a full kitchen. Perfect location, I have always been fond of Krishnamurti's writings and delight in "just being" while I am there!

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Thank sizou2016
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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2016

Your presence contributes greatly to the peaceful atmosphere of the property. Thank you for making the Pepper Tree your regular retreat.

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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 the skylight above the bed which lets you look up at the stars as you lie in bed at night! Stayed here twice and enjoyed our stay both times. The air, the orange groves, and the mountain views seems to help clear the cobwebs of the mind - freeing the mind to think and breath clearly! We came away feeling rested and inspired.

The coffee, the selection of teas and the breakfast were wonderful (healthy choices), and an opportunity to meet the other guests.

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2016

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.

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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 stayed at the Lawrence Suite( named after DH Lawrence)early this February and for the first time slept in moonlight.(steaming through the skylight). It was such a spectacular night I wanted to be back again. So we spent 4 days in the Lawrence Suite in March. The trees, fragrance of Orange blossoms, the cool weather, tranquility and the wonderful people who work there and the guests we met all make Pepper Tree a wonderful place, a jewel in Ojai valley.

Room Tip: Lawrence Suite has a skylight and a small kitchen for your vegetarian lunch and dinner.
  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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Julien G, General Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. This is indeed a unique property, we are just a few minutes from town yet it feels like another world. All seasons have their particular draw in Ojai, winter time can be especially beautiful with comfortable days and colder nights. It is a perfect time for daytime walks perhaps followed by relaxing evenings enjoying the surrounding silence, reading a good book in your room or taking part in engaging conversation with other guests over a cup of tea.
We look forward to seeing you again for your next retreat.
Julien

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