One block from the main street of Ojai, California someone with a big heart is the innkeeper of a historic home turned into an elegant bed and breakfast. Her name is Kathy Hartley. Her goal is to pamper guests while they're staying in one of seven individually decorated rooms or the 1,000 sq. ft. cottage in the garden backyard.
Kathy discovered a forlorn 1874 house in need of a little love called the Moons Rest Inn. The teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing purchased the inn and renovated it to be a comfortable bed and breakfast filled with antiques and local art.
Located one street away from the hub of Ojai with it's art galleries, shops, and farm to table restaurants, she changed the name to the Lavender Inn and incorporated a small spa on the property.
Throughout the year, couples reserve a room for a peaceful respite from work and family obligations. Some go for a BabyMoon to enjoy some personal time together before their baby is born. The in house spa offers moms to be a pre-natal massage and a Mommy facial to help with hormonal changes. A nearby baby boutique Ojai Baby, offer a 10% discount for guests staying at the Lavender Inn.
Girlfriends stay at this affordable bed and breakfast for a social getaway to be pampered with a healthy breakfast, enjoy spa time, and sit to sip wine with appetizers out on the large veranda during "the pink moment" as the sun sets.
Every late afternoon, the nearby Topatopa Mountains glow in pink hues every early evening. The Lavender Inn is a popular destination during the annual lavender and music festival in June. It sells out for the Ojai Film Festival and for healing woman's retreats twice a year.
Over eight years ago, Hartley had a dream to provide a retreat for women with cancer. She woke up and started talking to nurses at three different local hospitals to find eight women with cancer that need pampering.