When I first saw images of the Ojai Rancho Inn in Ojai, CA (obviously), I immediately envisioned a girls trip filled with morning hikes, some serious pool time, afternoon bike rides and post margarita disco naps in the property's tee-pee... This 20 room, dog & family friendly,1950's roadhouse has been updated with a style that is the perfect blend of mountain mystic and Ojai bohemian but splashed with touches of timeless mid-century design. Considering it's just 90-minutes north of Los Angeles, with rates that start around $189, I'd say this motel makes for the perfect weekend getaway... or rent out the entire property to create a perfect intimate wedding venue. The couple behind Shelter Social Club really nailed it with this one.
From a retro shuffle board court, to the airstream trailer, and the woven leather beach chairs - the property reminds me of the ACE hotel in palm springs, minus the hipsters and DJ'd pool parties. The property has perfect touches like handmade pendant lights from Heather Levine, in room art by Adam Pogue and jewelry designer Carly Margolis of All For the Mountain, Linus bikes for rent, and indigo tie dye curtains from Lookout and Wonderland. If the style vibe of the Ojai Rancho Inn could be bottled up - I bet it would be sold at the General Store in Venice. It's that spot on.
Photos courtesy of Leslie at Spotted SF