There are three properties in town in Ojai that are pet friendly. Ojai is widely known for being an active art community, spa retreat and spiritual sanctuary. Located an easy 90 minute drive north of Los Angeles or a 45 minute drive south-west of Santa Barbara. Ojai hosts many special events throughout the year, from wine tasting festivals, lavendar, poetry, storytelling festivals and Ojai studio artist tours to music festivals and world-class athletic events. From hiking and camping in the Sespe Wilderness area to boating on Lake Casitas, nature recreation is very much a part of the Ojai Valley. With its many parks, hiking and biking trails and exquisite natural surroundings, there are many places for you and your dog to explore.
The Lavender Inn — they give doggie beds, treats, welcome package. There is a $35 cleaning fee for guest dogs who can stay in the Topa Room or the Provence Cottage with a private yard. The Lavender Inn is also home to the Ojai Culinary School, which offers hands-on cooking classes hosted by visiting and local chefs. Just outside the front garden is a new, convenient Spa at the Lavender Inn. Gourmet breakfasts are served buffet style in the Dining Room with seating inside, on the Veranda, or privately under the arbor. Fresh orange juice, seasonal fruit, freshly baked items, locally roasted coffee, granola, yogurt, and a frittata or other hot entree are served daily. Herbs and vegetables are picked daily from the organic herb garden. For more information, visit the website and/or contact Innkeeper@LavenderInn.com P: (805) 646-6635.
Our pets are part of our family. Going away for a day or two can add stress to your life and your little furry friend. No need to worry about them while you are away. Take a day (or two) trip to the Lavender Inn for much needed R & R and truly relax while you have your pride and joy right by your side. Bring your dog, your cat, or even your bird. Not only will they soak up the sun along with you, but will soak up the love and attention from the wonderful staff and guests.
doggie room service is strictly five diamond and includes: a gourmet pet menu; your name on the outside of the room; plenty of dog friendly areas to be walked and exercised; and a special turn down service every evening. $100 per check in. Please let them know when you book your room as an additional fee will apply. Toll Free Reservations 1.888.697.8780
Dog friendly (upon approval).
- Complimentary continental breakfast served daily.
- Complimentary wireless DSL service.
Pet Friendly Restaurants
Antonio’s Breakfast Cafe
Deer Lodge Tavern
Full of Beans
Jim & Rob’s Fresh Grill
Rainbow Bridge Natural Foods Cafe
Parks and Trails
Lake Casitas Recreational area allows dogs
Ojai Valley Trail is a great place to walk them on a leash
Cozy Dell Trail is another popular one for dogs
Libbey Park in the center of town, is a great place for people to take their dogs — it’s not a dog park, but a place to go
Soule Dog Park: Although dogs are not allowed in Soule Park proper, they are now allowed in the newly opened 2008 off leash dog area. There are sections for large and small dogs (under 20 pounds), waste disposal stations, and benches in the shade. General admission is $2 weekdays, $4 weekends, and annual passes are $55 ($25 for seniors).