With lusciously decorated rooms that start at $400 a night, a championship golf course, an every-treatment-possible spa and an adults-only gourmet restaurant, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa doesn't, at first, seem like the kind of place you'd take your brood for a family vacation.
But it is. In fact, it's a kiddie Shangri-La. Vacationers know that when the kids are happy, parents are happy, and it's hard to be anything else in this mountain-rimmed setting 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles: Pristine Spanish Colonial-style buildings stretch across 220 rolling acres that also hold three pools, gardens and dozens of insightful staffers.
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