About Us

About Us

The Lavender Inn is the Ultimate Retreat for Relaxation and Rejuvenation. Our friendly innkeepers Beth, Clarissa, Laura and Heather will help you discover Ojai,  a unique town known for its artistic, spiritual, health-oriented and  outdoor adventure 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/wedding planner has a background of private chef and owning – and cooking for – her cafe.  Clarissa is not only an innkeeper, but also teaches our Italian cooking classes, including our most popular Speak Cook Eat (Italian).   Vivacious and  creative, Laura is an innkeeper and also our social media expert. Heather is our newest innkeeper and a specialist in nutrition and supplements.  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 head of housekeeping Genoveva, who has been at Lavender Inn since 2002!  They make the Lavender Inn sparkle because it is consistently immaculate!

We take pride in giving back to the community!  We offer InnCourage, our Cancer Wellness Retreats (free to underserved women), and Paint It Purple, a domestic violence prevention education program under Ventura Country Interface Children and Family Services.

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