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Pepper Tree Retreat

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Photos misleading. Run down. Dirty, Flies in room. Outside patio filthy. The pIctures on their website were misleading, they showed a clean attractive building and clean rooms with nice furniture. In reality the place is run down. The setting is nice.

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Pepper-Tree-Ojai, General Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Hello Scott, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am sorry to hear the room was not to your liking. I appreciate the feedback and will look into what happened on our side with the cleaning staff. I would be happy to connect with you to chat about your recent stay some more. I will...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The most perfect spot, tranquil and very well run from the initial call making the reservation, through arrival, during our stay. It was very hard to leave. Anat is lovely and well as all the other staff members that we met during our stay.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to the next one! Many Blessings, Julien & The Pepper Tree Team

Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Pepper Tree Retreat was super clean. My room had a beach cottage feeling to it. It was a quiet property and surrounded by orange groves. The breakfast had many options and was organic. The herb garden and the library were my favorite part of the trip. I watched the sunset in the herb garden most nights. I also enjoyed...

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

What lovely words, thank you so much for sharing. You are right the porch does have a southern feel to it. Thank you for your recent stay and come back anytime you feel the need for a little quiet time. Many Blessings, Julien

Greenwich, CT
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautifully situated on a hill with the smells of oranges, pepper corns, herbs, the Peppertree Retreat is a wonderful escape. The rooms, all different, are clean with a homey feeling (we saw 3 of them). The people are warm and welcoming.

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

Thank you for taking a few moment to share your experience we greatly appreciate it. I trust you caught a few sunsets while you were here, they have been spectacular lately. See you soon, Julien

San Diego
Reviewed 19 October 2016

An aura of serenity pervades the rooms, public spaces and grounds. The rooms are comfortable, good quality, and have the feeling of home. It is far enough from town to be quiet and a world apart, yet only a 5 minute drive to town. Lots of good hiking and only 25 minutes from the beach.

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

Hello, Thank you for taking a moment to share your recent experience, we greatly appreciate it. Afternoon walks in the area are beautiful this time of year, the light has a golden quality to it and the sunsets are exceptional. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Julien

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I felt very comfortable and it was charming and clean. I stayed there while attending a two day workshop. Breakfast is provided with a variety of healthy choices. I only wished I had more time to spend there relaxing and exploring the Krishnamurti Library and other places in Ojai.

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

Hi Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience. When possible, I recommend staying an extra day after group retreats to soak in the silence and beauty of the space with no schedule. Look forward to your next stay with us. Julien

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I've stayed at The Pepper Tree Retreat several times in the past year. The rooms and suites are quiet, clean, and tended to with care. The staff is friendly and helpful. This is definitely a place for peace and contemplation and I come here to write and to meditate. I highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

My visit to Pepper Tree was the 5th time I attended a retreat there. This time I have to say that the food was great, the weather perfect and the atmosphere was ripe for learning. The staff at Pepper Tree are always wonderful and at your service. My room was clean, comfortable and very spacious. Our meals were vegetarian and...

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

Hello Karen, Thank you for taking a few moments to share your recent experience. We always look forward to your visits and participation in our week long retreats. See you next time, Julien

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Really beautiful place, peaceful and quiet. Breakfast could be better, it used to be better--fresher, more interesting-- but they scaled back to simple prepackaged stuff. Otherwise, very pleasant, could just hang out there all day and relax.

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

Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking time to share, we appreciate your feedback. The property is so relaxing on these warmer summer days, sitting under the big pepper tree in the shade and listening to the bees is a very special treat. Breakfast is actually all "packaged" by us in a local commercial kitchen to comply with stricter county rules....

Reviewed 8 August 2016

The staff are eager to help within the limits of the situation. This is a 'sacred' space in and of itself and has benefit from that alone. There was some clumsy communication mix up that did not relay to us that the tues evening dialogue nor library would be available to us. We would have cancelled had we known that....

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

Hi Don, Thank you for your honest feedback, I apologize for the errors in communication and not meeting your needs during your stay. This type of feedback is greatly appreciated as it allows us to see where we can improve. County regulations being what they are, we are only able to provide breakfast to guests at this time and we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Pepper Tree Retreat

Address: 1130 McAndrew Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
Region: United States > California > Ojai
Price Range: $137 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Pepper Tree Retreat Hotel Ojai
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