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Pepper Tree Retreat

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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....

Thank Don C
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...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I recently stayed at Pepper Tree Retreat and am so happy I stumbled across this gem! I highly recommend this place. The room was comfortable, clean, and beautiful. The food they offer in the morning is top quality! Better than any other place I've stayed as far as it being organic. They had a lot of places on the property...

Thank nancyberkeley2016
Julien G, General Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to share a few words about your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again for your next personal getaway. Julien

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Immaculately clean, staff is wonderful, no TV. Lavish vegan breakfast. Oranges from trees on the property. Great coffee. Did i say it is quiet? Lots of places to walk around or just sit quietly and read.

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

Thank you for your kind words we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My son and I came here as part of a California Coast roadtrip, and really embraced the tranquility that the Pepper Tree Retreat had to offer. My son was able to find the inspiration to continue his writing, while I enjoyed the rest and relaxation among the orange groves and the singing birds after a stay in the LA area....

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

Thank you for taking the time to share these kind words. Many writers come here for inspiration in their work, we are delighted your son was positively inspired by this special place.

Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

If you like uniformity, prefer known quantities and tend to choose chain hotels, you probably won't love this place. But if historic places pique your interest, want to immerse in tranquility and get away from cookie-cutter experiences, this beautiful inn is just the place. There is ample comfort: cozy bedding, marvelous landscaping, a soaring library and genuine warmth. The beautiful...

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

Thank you Elizabeth, we feel very blessed to have guests like yourself who appreciate the unique nature of this property. We look forward to your next visit. Many Blessings, Julien

San Francisco
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Pepper Tree Retreat is a perfect inn for an Ojai retreat. The property is nested on a quiet country road near but not in the town. Bird song awakens you in the morning. Paths leading out of the gardens into the far reaches of the property invite you outside and into the surrounding vistas. The rooms themselves are kept in...

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

Thank you for your recent stay, we are delighted to see you have enjoyed it. The Lennon is a very special room indeed, the private outdoor space is wonderful for a late afternoon cup of tea, early morning meditation, late night star gazing... We look forward to your next retreat.

Los Angeles
Reviewed 15 June 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...

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

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...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 April 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.

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

Thank you we look forward to your next visit.

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 20 April 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!

Thank sizou2016
Julien G, Manager at Pepper Tree Retreat, responded to this review

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

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 April 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...

1Thank Sara K
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.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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