Rolling Thunder Ranch
We have stayed in many homes in Ojai but this one
Stood out from others. We have never had a more relaxing time. A
Beautiful house and an even better view the tropical ambiance is indescribable. I recommend you bring a lot of food because once your in you wont want to leave. Also the home has 2 spas and a gorgeous black bottom pool. I would also recommend
A long stay cause time will really fly.
Rolling Thunder Ranch* Large Group
Recently I organized a retreat for 8 people and came upon the Rolling Thunder Ranch in searching for a location that could accommodate a large group. The experience was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful and the accommodations are very comfortable. The staff was great in setting things up for us in advance such as yoga sessions and massages. The cottage is rustic without being tacky. There are fireplaces in numerous locations, 2 spas and a pool. There is a huge lot that you can escape in and really provide privacy and peace and quiet. We will definitely return again and could not recommend this location highly enough.
Rolling Thunder Ranch
We were in the 'big house' and a separate couple was renting the adjacent smaller (1bed, studio-style) cabin, but it wasn't a problem in terms of privacy, because the big house has a beautifully landscaped pool, hot tub and outdoor fireplace/dining area completely protected by a zillion palms and other plants. The whole property is gated too (another nice privacy feature). We all agreed that renting the whole compound would make an ideal family reunion or big group experience. (That would give you 5 bedrooms and baths, one full kitchen and one 'galley' type kitchen, 2 hot tubs plus the run of the whole large property.)
Rolling Thunder Ranch *Design
The design of the property is fun (sort of Robert Redford/Sundance crossed with Hawaii...rock-n-timber cabins with palm-y landscaping.) The owner/artist has done literally years of labor to create an incredibly beautiful interior and exterior of rock cladding and paving. The fireplace+koi pond set-up in the big house living room is wild and wonderful. Very special and clearly a labor of love (witness the heart-shaped stones embedded in the kitchen counter of the big house and in the driveway!).
We also opted to get mountain bikes dropped off (an upgrade we noticed on the website) and were VERY glad we did, as we could easily ride the back roads and cycle into town, which was great.
Rolling Thunder Ranch*
The Rolling Thunder Ranch turned out to be the most awesome place for our wedding. Our invitations said "informal and casual outdoor wedding" and that's exactly what it was. The staff was more than accommodating, the property was decorated beautifully and the indoor facility was like staying in a gorgeous mountain retreat. Our family was able to stay over night in the cozy, comfortable house while my fiance and I stayed in the Buffalo Cottage. The indoor rock fireplaces, outdoor pool and the outdoor BBQ's and fireplaces were way impressive, lounging furniture and tropical landscape completed our picture perfect wedding day. Thanks for the most incredible day of our lives!
Ben and Sharon (Twyford) Holmgrain
I appreciate very much
I recommend this hotel for Young singles, an amazing honeymoon, a romantic getaway, Girlfriend getaway, older travelers, Great pool scene, Pet owners, Tourists
This place is a gem, especially if you want to visit Ojai as a group (family, friends, whatever.)
The staff was so friendly and helpful they worked with us to set up dinner reservation, bikes, Massage, etc they were extremely professional I felt like they were our friends by the end. It was a great experience renting from them and we'd definitely do it again.
In our case, it was 8 friends who wanted 5 separate rooms, so the 5 bedroom /3 bath format was good for us, and by sharing the cost, it was competitive with other similar properties in Ojai and more affordable than the hotels.
We were looking for a unique place to stay in Ojai or Santa Barbara, and stumbled on the website, and fell in love. When we arrived, I have to say, it was better than the photos on the website The accommodations were soooo unique, and we felt like we were in Paradise A lot of work was put into the decor of this property,
"First Class and a slice of heaven"
"If you are looking for a first class vacation experience here it is from the property itself and the range of services provided by the owners to give you a really unique experience. My husband and I were looking for a private property that would be a romantic place for my father in law to renew his vows as a surprise to his wife. We were looking for a five star property and are very picky about the properties we stay in and the experiences they offer as well as value for money and. We visited the ranch prior to booking and were happy to see that the pictures shown on the website truly showed off the beauty of this property and more. The interiors of the main house and guest house are beautifully designed down to every detail. The pool area contains a tiki bar area, a huge rock fireplace with outside dining table and beautiful sitting area, creating a tropical experience that makes you feel like you are in another country entirely. My father in law stayed in the guesthouse which has a huge rock fireplace and outside built in bbq and seating area with Jacuzzi which is an experience in itself. The owners made it a very personal experience for them by lighting the fire each night of their stay. Upon check in per our request, a bottle of champagne was waiting for them and flower petals had been trailed from the door of the guesthouse to the bed, creating a truly romantic experience. For the renewal/surprise, Lisa the owner provided a minister, flowers and a personal chef that cooked their favorite food and they dined in front of a roaring fire amidst candlelight. There is no request, which cannot be satisfied by Lisa and her team. Whatever we asked for was satisfied with a big yes and Lisa also put her own personal touches on the event such as releasing doves at the end of the renewal.
Lisa and her team can also provide a chef for everyday, have bbq delivered for you to cook by yourself, have picnic baskets arranged for a day out at the wineries and so much more. They have a complete concierge service that goes above and beyond and gave us the first class service and detail that cannot be offered at a five star hotel or resort. Rolling Thunder ranch is your own private resort with all the five star services and amenities you could want. In addition, it is wonderful for the price of the stay. You would be hard pressed to find anything better. I cannot say enough about Rolling Thunder. It is truly paradise and we will be returning for a stay."