About Us

About Us

The Lavender Inn is the Ultimate Retreat for Relaxation and Rejuvenation. Our friendly innkeepers Beth, Vanessa, Clarissa, Laura and Samantha will help you discover Ojai, which is a unique town known for its artistic, spiritual, health-oriented and  outdoor sports environment.

The Lavender Inn has 7 rooms in Horizon Fountainlav_laughthe main house in addition to the 8th room, a large, 1000 square foot attached cottage.  Each room boasts a unique decor, artfully designed with a rich blend of period antiques and contemporary but comfortable furnishings, a bold color palette, and attention to detail.  A charming, spacious cottage, on ground level, is ideal for a romantic getaway or longer stay with the kitchenette. Relax and read or talk in the cozy living room in front of the fire listening to music and sipping wine. The grounds are breathtaking with tall oaks, mountain views, fountains, a small pond and, of course, a variety of lavenders.

The owners of the Lavender Inn, Kathy andLavender Inn Kathy and Mark Mark Hartley, are passionate about preserving and restoring historic buildings. Their love for keeping the integrity of old buildings and attention to interior is evident when you visit Lavender Inn and their renovated historic buildings in Ventura. Beth, the manager/innkeeper, and Vanessa have been an integral part of Lavender Inn for almost 11 and 10 years respectively.  Beth has a background of owning and cooking for a cafe and also being a private chef.  Vanessa teaches our Argentine cooking classes because of her background and her advanced cooking skills!  Clarissa is not only an innkeeper, but also teaches our Italian cooking classes, including our most popular Speak Cook Eat (Italian).  Our newest innkeeper is a vivacious, creative millenial, Laura. Samantha is our talented baker and occasional innkeeper. Their hospitality and cooking are the reason we have so many return guests. Another crucial part of our Lavender Inn team is our housekeepers – Tania, Conchita, and Genoveva, who has been at Lavender Inn since 2002!  They make the Lavender Inn sparkle because it is so immaculate.

“Once again, a beautiful stay. Lavender is the perfect place to rejuvenate your soul. Excellent breakfast, pleasant and helpful innkeeper always”