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!
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
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.
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. Osteria Monta Grappa wonderful Italian food uses my Earthenware dishes for their signature dish "Brodetto"
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.
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.
We had a great time at this little log cabin. The grounds were wonderful and quiet. It's so close to town, we could just walk there and grab some wine and great food. Thanks, Karen!
We enjoyed staying here with our dog for the first time in Ojai. The hosts, Karen and John, were excellent with their communications and Ojai recommendations. We took a pottery class in Karen's studio which was a nice treat. Great atmosphere for leisure naps and complete relaxation.
Ojai is wonderfully romantic and tranquil with a distinct bohemian appeal. We would consider a second home here!
NOTE: The bathroom is not attached to the cabin. Downtown walk is 10-15 minutes.
RECOMMEND in OJAI: Karen's pottery class, Meditation Mount, Exotic Thai Restaurant and Hip Vegan cafe.
Hi Betty & Severn,
I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. The pottery you made on Sat a White Chalise Wine Cup with your initials and date carved into for your Wedding in Germany came out beautiful. Also the Red Heart shaped dish for the rings to be given from came out amazing and will be a lasting memory. I was happy to be a part of helping you make these pottery items that you will have forever have to start your new life (website hidden) top it all off we delivered the pots to you as were in BH but made a special trip to SM so you would have them.
Karen & Johnx
I always prefer rustic lodgings; although the bed was comfy and the setting private and owners pleasant, the pool was not available (hadn't been cleaned for quite a while), even though the air temps were in the mid 80s all week. The wireless did not work, the bathroom/running water are about 50' from the cabin (no night light), the fridge had food stuck inside. I tried contacting the owner twice w/no response. Needs some TLC.
The cabin was quaint, rustic, peaceful, and within a short distance from downtown Ojai. The scent of pine still lingered within the cabin walls. Since we were on a road trip, communication was a bit of a challenge on our end, but Karen was an understanding and accommodating host and had the cabin ready when we arrived.
We had a great time at Karen's. The cabin is really special, a comfy bed, rustic feeling. It was a quick drive or walk into town. Karen and her family are so sweet - we even got a quick pottery lesson. Super relaxing.
Karen's rustic cabin could be the funky sort of place that would end up dusty and ragtag. But it's not! Every adorable inch was free of dust and the whole space was very clean and well decorated! Karen was super nice and very quick to respond. We went to Ojai for a night to check it out. We couldn't have been more happy to stay there. My wife and I sat on the little porch in the evening and read in our rocking chairs. We ate breakfast on the porch in the morning too.
At first we didn't know about the bathroom situation because it's clearly not attached to the cabin. But don't worry, it's a private bath and it's only a little ways from the cabin.
The cabin is an easy walk to "downtown" Ojai. There's a little fridge and Karen's crafted bowls/mugs for you to use. Upon arrival Karen directed us to park our car off street and very close to the cabin for easy unloading of suitcases. We'd definitely be back. Thanks Karen!!
This was my first AirBnB experience, and it was everything I could have hoped for. Upon arriving, Karen gave my girlfriend and I a pottery lesson which was fun and something out of the ordinary to do for a vacation. It was winter so night time was too cold to sit outside and look at stars, but we toughed it out for a little, and it was worth it for us LA city folk that rarely see stars. The cabin was still warm despite the cold temperatures outside. Waking up in the cabin the next morning made it feel like we were out in the woods in the middle of nowhere. All in all my girlfriend and I had a great stay, the house has a great location close to the main drag in Ojai, and we had a wonderful time. The bathroom is separate from the cabin, so a robe is nice to pack for the short 30 ft walk if it's winter time.
Hi Aaron & Amy,
1st time in Ojai~ 1st time staying in a cabin~1st time making pots on the wheel and I will fire them in the next kiln. Beautiful clear starry night helps because there are no street lights on the acre property.I am so glad to be a part of this memorable time.
Till next time
Great place! Great hosts! Wish we could've stayed longer.