For Spring 2017, "La Valle Rosada"
... "All Levels"
... À La Carte Scheduling
... By Donation ...
For more details on these changes, please see our Weekend
2017 - or - Contact/Apply
In order to help keep costs low and provide participating dancers
with maximum flexibility for how best to engage "La
Valle Rosada," we do not provide housing for either
the Core Weekend - or - the Extended Visit with
its optional activities and outings.
We do, however, have relationships with a number of local housing
providers where many Rosada dancers will be able to find
pleasant accommodations, including:
An Airbnb, Cois
Dara has accommodations for 5 to 9 dancers, and
individual pricing ranging from $50 - $150 per night,
depending on private or shared rooms and bathrooms.
Cois Dara is owned by dancer Julie Hahn, and "La
Valle Rosada" will be gathering here for dinner,
discussion and open dancing in the evening on Friday and
The Blue Door
The Blue Door has accommodations for 1 to 3
dancers, and pricing $200 - $225 per night for the whole
The Blue Door is owned by Julie's neighbor Martha
Collins, and so is adjacent to Cois Dara.
Artist's Studio Retreat
An Airbnb, Artist's
Studio Retreat has accommodations for 1 or 2 dancers
(one double bed), and pricing at $100 per night.
Artist's Studio Retreat is located in nearby Meiner's
Oaks, and is owned by local artist Christine Brennan.
Formerly her primary painting studio, it features a number
of her artworks on the walls.
Blue Iguana - and - Emerald Iguana
On the higher end, Blue
Iguana - and - Emerald
Iguana, two elegant small hotels one in
downtown Ojai, the other on Highway 150 just outside of
The Iguanas are owned by dancer Julia Whitman,
and are designed by her husband, architect Marc Whitman.
Rosada dancers who mention "Tango" and
"Preferred Customer" status will get a discount
on their accommodations.
The Ojai Valley is a popular destination for visitors, tourists
and seekers of all kinds, and it offers many other options for
local housing, including:
In order to help make "La Valle
Rosada" affordable and accessible to the widest
possible range of gifted dancers, we have also pre-arranged
the possibility of low-cost housing for several women coming
as a group from the same community.
If you expect to have 4 or 5 dancers attending the Weekend
from your community, please ask us about the possibility of
is nestled in a small valley in the coastal mountains of Ventura
Adjacent to the Los
Padres National Forest on the north, Ojai is 80 miles northwest
of Los Angeles, 30 miles east of Santa Barbara, and 15 miles north/uphill
from Ventura and the Pacific Ocean.
From any of the peaks surrounding the Valley, on clear days you
can see the nearby Channel
Islands of Anacapa and Santa Cruz.
From north or south, Ojai is readily accessible by car
from both US-101 along the coast, or I-5 inland.
- From US-101, you would take CA-33 north, up into the Valley
from Ventura, then continue on CA-150 into town ... or take
CA-150 from Carpinteria, and wind your way east through the
pass into Ojai.
- From I-5, you would take CA-126 west from the Santa Clarita
area, then catch the 150 up and over, through Ojai's Upper
Valley into its East End ... or continue on 126 to the ocean,
Ventura and US-101, then take the 33 uphill.
Ojai on Google
Flying + Ground Transportation
For Ojai, most travelers will fly into Los Angeles International
(LAX) or Burbank - Bob Hope Airport (BUR), although Santa Barbara
Municipal Airport (SBA) is also close by.
County Airporter offers regular shuttle service to Ventura
from LAX ... and Amtrak
trains are available from the Burbank - Bob Hope Station (BUR,
adjacent to the airport) into Ventura (VEC, in downtown). Local
commuter trains also run north from the Burbank Airport, but
they use a station in East Ventura which is a little further
away from Ojai.
Uber, taxi and local bus service (Gold
Coast public transit) are all available for coming up to
Ojai from Ventura.
Surfliner" runs from San Diego in the south through
Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo in the north on California's
Central Coast, and it stops in the downtown Ventura Station
Train passengers coming from points east on one Amtrak's other
lines would come into Los Angeles Union Station (LAX), then
connect to the "Pacific Surfliner" for Ventura.
Cimate + Weather (+ Politics)
Ojai enjoys a classic "hot-summer Mediterranean climate,"
making Spring one of our most pleasant and temperate times
of the year.
In late March and early April, daytime highs approach the
low 70s (=21 C), with nighttime temperatures dipping into
the low 40s (= 5 C).
Winter can bring heavy rains, but by early Spring these
usually begin to taper off. Rainfall averages 3-4 inches
in March, and 1-2 inches in April.
Overview on Ojai's
weather + climate.
* Another Moment in History
In 1893, back when the town of Ojai was still called "Nordoff,"
it proved to be in the vanguard of what would later become
two national trends:
- Its Postmaster was the first in the nation to be directly
elected by voters and ...
- It allowed women to vote in this election more
than 27 years before the 19th Amendment granted universal
sufferage to U.S. women.
Ojai's iconic "Post Office Tower" built in 1917 *
Moonrise over Topa Topa Bluffs Ojai Valley,