Camping and lodging options in Ojai

CAMPING:

The recommended choice is Wheeler Gorge Campground, located on the North Fork of Matilija Creek on the Maricopa Highway in the Los Padres National Forest. To ensure a campsite, I recommend booking online as soon as possible. Rates start at $23/night.

Another good option is Dennison Park, a Ventura County-operated campground located a few miles east of Ojai. It is the least expensive at $20/night.

The third option is Camp Comfort, another county-run campground located on San Antonio Creek on Creek Road between Ojai and Oakview. Camping runs $40/night.

LODGING:

Ojai has become a very popular tourist destination so lodging can be hard to come by. You can find a full selection of accommodations at the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce lodging page.

Casa Ojai Inn offers Herb Walks guests a 15% discount. Just tell them you are attending one of Lanny Kaufer’s herb Walks events. If there is any question, ask for manager Keely Watson.

For a stylish stay, we recommend the The Blue Iguana Inn and the Emerald Iguana Inn. As with anywhere in Ojai, the sooner you book, the better. These two places are extremely popular. Larger, more conventional motels along Ojai Avenue (Highway 150) include Hummingbird Inn, Capri, and Chantico Inn. And the Ojai Valley Inn is the world famous premier destination resort of Ojai for those who like the finest.

There is also more affordable lodging at the Oakridge Inn motel in Oakview, about 5 miles south of Ojai. They are more likely to have rooms when Ojai proper is sold out.

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