• The Oaks At Ojai
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About The Oaks At Ojai

For more than three decades, The Oaks at Ojai has offered its guests approachable, affordable fitness, nutrition and stress-relief in an atmosphere of down-to-earth charm. Even suggesting that guests 'leave the designer sweats at home,' The Oaks strives to give guests a life-affirming experience, while helping them create healthy lifestyle habits that may be continued at home. Located in the relaxed town of Ojai, just south of Santa Barbara, visitors enjoy the benefits of sunny southern California and close proximity to hiking trails and stunning mountain-ridged horizons. The Oaks at Ojai is perfect for those who want to recuperate from a busy work week or just take a break from the world.

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122 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 12am  -  11:30pm Tuesday: 12am  -  11:30pm Wednesday: 12am  -  11:30pm Thursday: 12am  -  11:30pm Friday: 12am  -  11:30pm Saturday: 12am  -  11:30pm Sunday: 12am  -  11:30pm
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    Valid Jun 16 - Sep 15
  • 7 Night Friendship Package
    Get Fit Together and Earn a Free Night
    Valid Mar 15 - Jun 15

Menus of Services / Classes

Since The Oaks is a destination spa, the spa facilities are at the heart of the property. Surrounded by the exotic, lushness of native California greenery, the spa's tranquil setting is home to a variety of rejuvenating treatments. Many spa treatments are done in private, simple rooms. In addition, the menu of options includes facial treatments, several body wraps and scrubs, and massages--including reiki and pre-natal massage. Table top Thai massage is also available. Additional arrangements can be made for one-on-one services, including a body-composition analysis, a personal wellness consultation, and nutritional and fitness counseling. The spa also offers several salon services.

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Customer Reviews for The Oaks At Ojai (12)

crista LouiseA
April 9, 2015
I had the time of my life.
First let me start off by saying that the front desk staff greeted me immediately when I arrived. They were friendly, courteous, and helpful and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable during our stay. My daughter and I were there for two weeks and every minute of it was amazing. The food is simply remarkable and the wait staff anticipated our every need. The activities everyday were simply breathe taking and we really enjoyed the hike. We used the swimming pool every day and took all of the fitness classes. There was always something easy for me and a little harder for my daughter. I have to say the spa was delightful and the Swedish massage was to die for. The location of the hotel is also remarkable and seems to be nestled in the center of everything. You are in walking distance from Libby Park or numerous little restaurants if you decide to eat out. I have to say that this is one of the best trips that my daughter and I have taken in a long time and wouldn't hesitate to come back here. You will be treated like a queen from each and every one of the friendly staff members.You won’t be disappointed on any level!
April 19, 2013
My personal "Retreat"
I have been to The Oaks a few times. I usually go when I "need it"~~~either am in the midst of too much stress at work or need a healthy jump start to get back on track with nutrition & movement. Each time I have found a place of peace, plenty of outdoors time, lots of exercise hours, delicious food & a consistently dedicated staff. I love how non-shi-shi The Oaks is. Different women come with different goals. Some to chill from overly high power jobs...some needing five minutes of peace from their family life...some needing a time to re-boot...and some on a serious quest for a healthier life. The women who are attracted to The Oaks seem to share a positive outlook , are accepting of their fellow work-out folks, and are often repeat clients. I treasure memories of the fun and interesting women I have met there! I am a fan of the Oaks. I come to work on me....not to have other people wait on me. I like the energy of the place.
November 1, 2012
very unprofessional
It seems there needs to be a management change. It's in beautiful Ojai and the town is charming...but i cant say the same about the staff. it is not a very inclusive environment...I felt very uncomfortable by day 8-9. I booked a 14 day stay and decided to leave early to salvage my vacation before my flight home. Also an FYI...the crowd is primarily 60 plus.
Response from The Oaks At Ojai
Not a typical review for us but we continue to learn and strive to be better! We did try hard for this guest - unfortunately we weren't quite able to meet all of her expectations. We hope she finds a spa that suits her better!
October 11, 2012
For the older gal
TIP: If you are under 70 -or- accustomed to California food, then this isn't your place. (I wish I had known this). If you are interested in the details, please read on...The tip is a very true assessment. My mom and I just were not the target market for this place. I read many reviews...here on yelp, on trip advisor, and on SpaFinder. I was very clear that it was not a foo-foo place, that you plan out your days on your own, and that the meals were low-cal and no-salt. That you weren't lavished with free robes and fireplaces in your room. I was okay with that, and actually appreciated that. The food. I get it, it's healthy living. A healthy start of exercise, relaxation, and food. But, the food is the worst thing about this place. You can eat low-cal, low-fat, and no-salt and still eat great tasting creative food...especially in CA where agriculture is abundant. Let's get in the 21st century, quinoa, fresh veggies and herbs...there is no way that there is enough nutrients in this food. I didn't need more, I needed quality food. Eating healthy is not expensive and I am wondering what my $250/day was paying for. $500/night per room. The best part was the fitness and spa experience. The trainers and spa therapists are great.
January 21, 2010
Wonderful value for my precious vaction time!
One week a year for a vacation is very precious time to me. I chose the Oaks at Ojai and was very pleased at the value!! The fitness program is filled with wonderful choices, the spa food is delicious, the spa services are plentiful and the room was beautifully decorated with original art and my suite had a jacuzzi tub, i did 3 classes a day from a roster of 14, and the instructors are highly trained and fun. Optional excursions are rock climbing, artist tours, biking to the beach and horseback riding. My week was so relaxing and my goal of "Brain re-charge" was fully satisfied that I will make this destination spa an annual vacation! Thank You eveyone at the Oaks for your graciousness and helping me to relax!
November 30, 2009
Best spa ever found!!!
This is an unbelieveable spa for the price, not to mention the feeling of peace and well-being it provides overall. The food is incredible, and I never find myself feeling hungry or like I'm eating food that is actually good for me! The atmosphere is wonderful with the great fitness instructors, staff, and the people in the quaint but stylish little town. I go back several times a year, and have taken several friends with me that love it as much as I do!!!
February 5, 2009
Great Spa Value
I just finished my 2nd trip to The Oaks at Ojai, and WOW - I'm even more impressed than before. I went during their recent MomDaugher discount - gotta love that 40% off! With all the amazing new spas in the world, it's easy to forget about The Oaks, one of the original spas in the U.S. Their tried and true program isn't trendy or glossy. One of my favorite things to enjoy are their group exercise classes. The great stretch and gentle yoga classes have me feeling younger and more agile- right away! My Mom loved the water workouts. The Oaks spa cuisine really satisfied me, and after a week -- I'm convinced my taste buds were craving healthy foods, which really helped me jump start changes at home. My Mom worried she would be hungry - but that was never the case. I was impressed to see many of the same staff! I even had another great facial with the same therapist I had in 2004. While they're not trendy, they are working steadily to improve their historic property. We stayed in a redecorated cottage and it was spacious, clean and functional. Frankly, we were hardly ever in it. I'm looking forward to another visit, maybe with my girlfriend next time. I can see why this spa has been in business for so long!
December 31, 2008
Outdated and Unprofessional
Expected the Oaks at Ojai spa retreat to be relaxing and restful. Instead found the facility outdated and staff not able to respond to clients concerns. Shared single rooms are very tiny facing the busy East Ojai street and include two single beds (not twin beds). Accomodation is not up to par with other spas and/or hotels. When I asked to move my room due to the accomodation and "mess" left by the other guest (roomate), the spa staff insisted that I had signed up for a shared room and that they were not responsible for a (pigstye) accomodation. They did move me to another room however failed to mention the higher rate again stating that I wouldn't stay in the room they reserved for me and that it was not their responsibility if the room was a mess. The accomodation was subpar. The new room was old and the heater didn't work so it was freezing most of the time. This is a spa in need of a facelift. There are other spas or vacation resorts that are modern, customer-oriented and run with the times. I would NOT recommend this spa to anyone.
October 9, 2008
Great Location, Great Price
I spent 6 days (including my birthday) at The Oaks for the primary purpose of kicking off a new fitness lifestyle. While at the spa, I quit smoking, started my weight loss, learned portion control from the delicious meals (and I need a reminder again), and tried a lot of different kinds of exercise. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff.I also enjoyed being in the town of Ojai. The physical facility is my only complaint--it's very dated, dingy, and lacking in good exercise equipment. (The classes and walks are great, though.) I suppose the facilities lead to the affordability.
April 8, 2008
Best Destination Spa for the Money!
The Oaks is a wonderful place for a get-away from the everyday stresses. I'm going on my 3rd year now and my escapes have grown in length from 4 nights, to 5, to 7 full nights this year! It's not fancy, but it's one of the most comforting, caring and nurturing places I've been. Do not look for 'luxury' here... The exercise offerings are great. There are a variety of dance classes - the belly dance class is not only fun but entertaining as well (just watching not only yourself but your fellow classmates trying the shimmy is just hilarious and you don't realize you're getting a good workout). My favorites are the water exercise classes in the outdoor pool. I wind up spending almost my entire exercise day out there! Yoga in the evening (before dinner and after) are so wonderful for working out the kinks of the day. Massage and facial services are fabulous and the prices are the best! As far as the food, breakfast is VERY light (if you're following the daily 1000 calorie menu) and just okay. Lunch is generally good. Dinners are always something special, though. It's true gourmet dining while being prepared without anything 'refined' (sugar, no salt). Even the desserts are pretty incredible. The dining room is casual and comfortable and you'll never lack for good dinner conversation if you're traveling alone (like I do). And, if you're lucky, Sheila will be in town and at the spa - DO make sure you take the opportunity to talk with this amazing woman! If you're looking for a nurturing and purifying experience, this is the place!
October 21, 2007
great get-away place
The Oaks is not luxurious, but is comfortable, well-maintained, and friendly. Lunches and dinners are good; breakfast is cold, and boring. There are many different exercise classes daily, the pool is outside and gorgeous, and they offer a range of walks/hikes daily. The spa services (massage, etc.) are great. It's easy to go by yourself, and find company if you want it, and private time if you want it. Many guests have been coming year after year, and many people who live within a couple of hours drive come frequently for a weekend or longer. It's still undergoing renovations, which is a good thing. The rooms and "cottages" that have been re-done are beautiful. But the rooms in the "lodge" that haven't been renovated could really use the work, both to freshen them and to make the bathrooms bigger and more comfortable (18" sink areas!). There are 2 rooms that shouldn't be rented at all: 203 and 217a. Both are "split" rooms, separate rooms that share a bath, but you have to walk through one room to get to the bathroom. The smaller room in 203 is not quite 8 feet by not quite 14 feet, and doesn't even have a closet or space for a comfortable chair or a desk. The rent is the same, though, as for any other shared double in the lodge. The one good thing about it is that it is a separate room, and you can close the door to the other room. 217a has its own door to the hall; 203 doesn't. My advice: go, be specific about the room you book, and confirm your specific room before you leave. If you have a good room, you'll have a lovely relaxing rejuvenating time. And ask them about the evening programs before you leave: there was a wonderful writing program one evening I was there; I heard several people say they wished they'd known, they would have come prepared.
March 6, 2007
Relaxing enviroment for ladies
The Oaks at Ojai is definitely a girlfriends get-away for those who want to just relax and get healthy. I was there for their "Day of Pampering" package back in July 2006, and it was my very first spa experience. The massage was divine - I couldn't have asked for a better first professional massage. The facial was also wonderful - the asthetician was kind and I even almost fell asleep! The pedicure was okay - the service was fair. And the lunch was a pleasant surpise - it was good and healthy. By the end of the day, I felt peaceful and relaxed. I definitely plan to return for a few days in the future. Note: The facilities are a bit dated, but very well maintained and clean.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

Guests are encouraged to participate in a range of activities that emphasize flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular conditioning. Invigorating guided mountain hikes, restorative yoga, aquatic workouts, roller blading and gentle strolls are all a part of the daily activities and cater to all ability levels. Sample a class taught by owner/founder/fitness guru Sheila Cluff who opened the spa 25 years ago and still teaches classes today. Nearby, The Oaks boasts a local tennis tournament, golf, horseback riding and bicycling, all in a peaceful, natural setting.


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Rooms & Dining

The lodge rooms at The Oaks are cozy and comfortable, decorated with a warm, early California motif. Three private suites are decorated with hand-carved Alderwood beds, original paintings, and private outdoor patios. Many of the accommodations have sound-reducing windows and bathrooms featuring custom tiles.

Cuisine at The Oaks may be health-conscious, but it is far from spartan. While adhering to a 1,000-plus calorie diet, guests enjoy three delicious meals, snacks and beverages. An emphasis is placed on low-fat fare that reaches your table close to the source - fresh fish and poultry, homemade dressings and soups, and locally-grown vegetables and fruits (some right from the gardens at The Oaks!) create scrumptious meals without any added salt, refined sugars, or white flour. Recipes from the kitchen are made available to guests who are encouraged to try them at home.

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