Originally built in 1874, The Lavender Inn was Ojai’s first schoolhouse. Over the years, it has transitioned from a community center to Ojai Manor Hotel and most recently, Moon’s Nest Inn. The Lavender Inn wa of s renamed to reflect the prevalence of lavender being grown in Ojai. Additionally, lavender has multiple impacts on the senses from Aromatherapy to Cooking. In 2008 Lavender Inn was named Landmark #14 and the Mills Act, only the 2nd building in Ojai so far to be awarded this title.
Come visit the Lavender Inn and we will give you more stories about the history of the building.
“Your inn reminds me of older sophisticated houses on the East Coast.
I love your mix of the old and the new. It’s refreshing!” – Bend, Oregon