Peaceful Lodgepine Topa Topa Cabin

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Drown Ave, Ojai, CA 93023, United States
Karen

The cabin is a perfect Retreat if you want to disconnect. Relax by the salt pool~ read and drink with the back drop of the Topa Topa Chief Peak Mountain Range~ Pink Moment~Soak up the starry night sky on the porch. Yet walk in 10 mins to Ojai Arcade

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The cabin is a perfect Retreat if you want to disconnect. Relax by the salt pool~ read and drink with the back drop of the Topa Topa Chief Peak Mountain Range~ Pink Moment~Soak up the starry night sky on the porch. Yet walk in 10 mins to Ojai Arcade

The Space

Nestled in the foothills of the stunning Topa Topa Mountains, you will find our charming peaceful serene and of course romantic surroundings of our Lodgepine Cabin~ situated next to the Salt ~Solar Pool on just under an acre of land in the pristine Ojai Valley.The pine aroma of the cabin combined with the scents of all the blossom from the Orange Groves and flowering trees creates a natural aromatherapy relaxing feeling. The cabin is decorated in authentic native American decor in a tasteful and cozy manner. There is a fridge~ tea and coffee maker~ Pottery mugs & dishes to use. The grape vineyard has 3 varieties outside the door that you are welcome to cut, and also pick very sweet navel oranges from the tree. In summer apricots plums lemons & limes as well.

I can prepare and serve under our Pool Side Patio Cabana Home made~ Organic Breakfast~ Coffee~ Tea~ Fresh squeezed Orange Juice~ Breads~ Fresh Farm Eggs~ English Scones~ Whatever you desire!!! Price based on menu.

Although on the property you feel like your in the country surrounded by nature and beautiful views of the Topa Topa Mt. we are conveniently located just 10 minutes walk to town to all the bars and restaurants that Ojai has to offer.

Full access to a solar powered, salt water pool, private bath / shower. I am a production potter, so I can provide private pottery lessons! To view my pottery ~ (website hidden) & location details Karen Scott of Bernscott Pottery.

The first thing you'll notice when you awake is how calm, fresh, and clear headed you will feel. Ojai has an incredible power to rejuvenate tired, stressed and overworked bodies, minds and souls, and you will leave our cabin feeling refreshed and full of life.
Summer evenings are warm and soft with night skies untarnished by light or other pollution, so you can see thousands of stars that you didn't even know existed.Because the property is almost an acre with no street lights at all the the stars and moon are clear and bright to sit and gaze in the paddock at the Topa Topa Mt. The quiet peaceful silence so very romantic and special. A true amazing get away from the city to find a relaxing place full of peace, love, and light.
In the spring you will be delighted by the smell of orange blossoms flowing through the warm wind. In the Fall and Winter, Ojai comes alive with holiday festivities, parades, concerts, and with an average temperature that rarely falls below 62 degrees, you will always have an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The pink moment of the Ojai Sunset is a stunning experience that you must see with your own eyes. Yoga classes, day hikes in the Los Padres national forest, or even a little tennis at Libby bowl are other great ways to unwind and decompress from the hectic pace of modern life, and are all just moments away from our place. Come to Ojai and enjoy our little piece of Shangri-La!

Guest Access

A highlight of the property is we have an array of seating areas to choose from. You can sit in 2 different Cabana with electric fans and lights. Stretch out in comfy sofas and wicker chairs by the pool or at a picnic table under the umbrella. For total shade another sofa area and proper wooden dining table and chairs. The Paddock could be where you might like to do your morning Yoga or Meditation under the pepper trees. My pottery is in the stable and I am happy to teach private lessons so you can produce your own pottery as a memory of your visit. I love having babies and children around and can provide extra futon if needed. Dogs are welcome and we have 2 dog parks a block away as well as Shelf Rd. Trail 1/2 mile away. You can leave from the cabin and make a 5 mile loop back just the right amount of hike before the sunset and a bottle wine.
Laundry facilities ~ Wireless Internet~

This is the perfect retreat if you want to disconnect. Relax by the pool~ read in the garden with the back ground of the Topa Topa Chief Peak Mountain Range~ Soak up the night sky from the rocking chairs on the porch of the cabin~

Interaction with Guests

I love the Ojai Valley and know a lot about where to go and visit and always willing to talk and be friendly but I realize visitors want their privacy and I respect that very much. The property is very private and this can be achieved. My husband and i live in the main house and always are present on arrival to make sure check in is successful.

The Neighborhood

What everyone loves about the location of the cabin is to town is that when you come through the gate on a property that is almost acre you feel like your in another world. The pool ~vineyard ~paddock an the Stable Pottery all surrounded by nature with the Topa Topa Mt. in the background yet you can walk to town for dinner & shopping in 10 mins. Go to the Farmers Market on Sunday and Picnic. Walk to numerous hiking trails and a big favorite Matilja Falls which we go to often. Walk or drive in 5 miles to Meditation Mt. Rainbow Bridge the health food shop~ sells my pottery~ Tipple & Ramble beautiful picnic wine & cheese shop on Montgomery~ Osteria Monta Grappa wonderful Italian food uses my Earthenware dishes for their signature dish "Brodetto"

Getting around

You can get the Ojai Trolley at the end of our road that will take you all around Ojai for 50 cents. Also to the bus stop to Ventura which you can take the bus for $3.00 to Santa Barbara or Amtrak. You can rent bikes at the Mob Shop. Parking at our cabin through a big gate safe and convenient.You can take a shuttle service called Ventura Airporter from LAX to Ventura and I am happy to collect you from Ventura 13 miles.

Other Things to Note

Being a potter and in the arts I have many friends and connections personally with local individuals who can offer Private Massage at the Cabin~ Reiki~ Yoga~. Or anything else you have a need for?! Just ask and I can assist you with great professionals.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $825 /week
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  • We had a wonderful stay in the Cabin. It was peaceful, private and rejuvenating. We loved the salt water pool and slept very well. Karen and her family were also very welcoming and we would definitely stay there again.

    July 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    I told Fig he got top review this time. He is now the Infamous Figaro!!! Your combined creative charm is second to none. Wish you lived closer to visit more often.
    All the best of everything
    Karen John & Figx

    July 2014
  • Karen and John were a delight to stay with. Our little cabin was beautiful--peaceful, quiet, tranquilly decorated, comfortable. But our experience was shaped by our interactions with Karen and John. Karen waited up for us by her driveway. We had been delayed, suffering through a hard day, and had lost our way in Ojai. By the time we found her doorstep, she had retired. John and Figaro, the orange striped cat, were there to show us to our chamber. In the morning, it became clear that Figaro was in charge, so we sucked up to him and he gave us his grudging approval. John and Karen came out to chat by the pool, and we spent a relaxing couple of hours sharing stories and learning more about the wonderful pottery she produces and the crucial role John plays in making people like us feel at home and welcomed after 9 p.m. and before 9 a.m. A truly enriching experience all the way around!

    July 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    I told Fig he got top review this time. He is now the Infamous Figaro!!! Your combined creative charm is second to none. Wish you lived closer to visit more often.
    All the best of everything
    Karen John & Figx

    July 2014
  • Karen was quick to respond to every text we sent her. When we arrived we found a delightful cottage awaiting us, and the surrounding property was private and attractive. Karen and John were great hosts and interesting to talk to. We are still talking about (and missing) Figaro the cat. The whole experience was peaceful and welcoming and we would not hesitate to stay there again.

    July 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    John & I really enjoyed talking with you both as well. We wish you lived near so we could visit more often. Fig is getting a 5 Star Rating lately. It makes me happy I love that cat!!!
    All the best
    Karen John & Figx

    July 2014
  • Enjoyed a peaceful getaway. The salt water pool was excellent, and the cabin was beautiful and relaxing. But let's be honest - Figaro is the real star of this getaway.

    July 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    Fig gets top billing once again!!! Glad you enjoyed such a lovely time away
    Karen & Johnx

    July 2014
  • My friend and I had a lovely stay at Karen's cabin. It's a cozy cabin where we got a great night's sleep. The cabin and property have lots of cool, unique decorations. We especially loved swimming in the salt water pool in the roomy backyard. Karen was a great host who also recommended a fantastic hike overlooking the valley. I highly recommend stopping by Ojai for some relaxation if you're in the area.

    June 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    Hi Stacey~
    I 'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. I really enjoyed your enthusiasm for getting to know the area and seeing the nature trails.
    Good Luck with everything
    Karenx

    June 2014
  • We had a great one night stay in Karens cabin. Karen was very welcoming and informative about the area. The cabin is a short 10 minute walk into town where there is a great choice of restaurants and a store that has an extensive collection of beer and wine. We had a comfortable sleep in the cabin and enjoyed the sun by the (salt) pool in the morning with a view of a mountain. We wish our stay was longer as it is the perfect place to relax and is a good point to travel to nearby attractions - Santa Barbara, Malibu beach, etc. Karen has a friendly cat and you can enjoy her lovely pottery work.

    June 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    I so enjoyed meeting you both. Sharing stories after your long coastal trip down from Seattle and your interest in the local sites and my pottery.
    Hope to see you again on your next trip across the U.S. from Toronto to L.A.!!
    All the best
    Karen & Figx

    June 2014
  • We were visiting Ojai for a few days. The surrounding area is wonderful and our hosts, Karen and John, even more so. The cabin is extremely spacious, the pool is cool and relaxing.

    Everything about our stay was perfect and I cant recommend it highly enough.

    George and Hannah

    June 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    George and Hannah are a couple of jewels in the Royal Crown!! Two Univ. Students from Bristol U.K. with so many amazing qualities for young people to have it is a delight to know them.
    Good Luck on all your adventures
    Please keep in touch
    Karen John & Figx

    June 2014
  • Karen was the perfect host. The cabin and property were beautiful and relaxing. Great location. Highly recommend!

    June 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    It was such a pleasure meeting you both and I especially appreciate how much interest you took in the seeing the pottery and learning about the local surrounding areas.
    Good Luck in all your adventures
    Karen & Figx

    June 2014
  • We had a magical time staying in Karen's cabin. She is a beautiful spirit and amazing potter. Her outdoor/pool area is like a retreat. We felt totally comfortable there and can't wait to go back! It really made our stay in Ojai special.

    June 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    Brittany & Wade,
    Thank you so very much for your kind words. We had so much fun together talking ~pottery ~photographer & food. Can't wait for our Aug Fiesta!!
    All the best,
    Karen & Figx

    June 2014
  • We had such a relaxing experience here. Everything was so beautiful and quiet. Karen went above and beyond to make us feel at home and give us our privacy. We lazed by the pool which was at a perfect temperature and just enjoyed the beautiful scenery. I requested champagne and strawberries for our arrival, and Karen was very accommodating and communicative about what kind to buy. We would love to stay here again in the future.

    June 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    Hi Mehgan & Angel,
    Really lovely having you and so glad I could make a special surprise for you as well!!
    Take care
    Karenx

    June 2014
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I am a potter, a mother, a teacher, a lover of nature and music. If you need some time to rejuvenate in nature and a quiet peaceful spot though knowing you can walk into town in 10 mins for your daily then our place is your place.
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