Having spent $22 million to build a luxurious, world-class spa and to remodel its 207 guest rooms, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, Calif. has renewed its reputation as an elegant hideaway. The 31,000-square-foot spa complex includes a 1,600-square-foot fitness center, a heated lap pool, and residentially designed treatment rooms--many with fireplaces.

The 75-year-old Inn also has a championship golf course and 2,000 square feet of meeting space that includes a newly divisible 4,800-square-foot ballroom, a 3,600-square-foot pavilion with stunning views of the dramatic mountains ringing the valley (plan a sunset reception there), and many charming courtyards and breakout rooms. The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is 45 minutes away and the drive to LAX is 90 minutes.