Our "sister" restaurant, the historic Deer Lodge-located about 10 minutes from the hotel--has been serving up the authentic Ojai experience and creating wonderful memories for local residents and visitors to Ojai California continuously for over eight decades. From its humble beginnings as a gas station and grocery store in 1932, to today's iconic restaurant, bar and live music venue, the Deer Lodge has always been a warm, welcoming refuge where locals gathered and guests could stop on their journey through the Los Padres Forest or across the Pacific Coast, relax by the blazing fireplace and enjoy a brief respite from the hassles of everyday life.
Today, the Deer Lodge retains that rich flavor of a lost era while evolving to satisfy the tastes of today's diner and entertainment seeker. We pride ourselves on casual, yet attentive service, offering the highest quality product available.
Diners have a wide gamut of choices on our locally sourced farm-to-table menu, ranging from our traditional favorites such as Mac n' Cheese, gourmet beef, buffalo and venison burgers and homemade meatballs, to delicious open pasture, grass fed steaks from Ojai's own Watkins Cattle Co. And yes, there are options for those favoring vegetarian and gluten-free preparations.
The Deer Lodge bar, frequented by a clientele that ranges from local farmers to Hollywood luminaires, features thirty wines from the best regional vintners, regional craft brews and a robust selection of fine vodkas, bourbons and tequilas. By night, the Deer Lodge transitions into an eclectic live music venue showcasing the best of the Ojai Valley's vast pool of local talent and occasional national acts.
The Deer Lodge is the authentic Ojai experience and no visit to Ojai is complete without a visit.
The Front Desk will be happy to make your reservation and arrange a shuttle, or you can reserve direct by calling (805) 646-4256