We absolutely loved our time here! The site was perfect for accommodating a large family camping weekend, with plenty of shade and sufficient kitchen facilities for meal prep. The watering hole on the campsite was not really appealing for swimming this time of year, but the Lower Coffee Campsite watering hole was only 10 minutes away and perfect for cooling off! Our only issue with the site was dealing with the aggressive yellow jackets during mealtimes (we had two people get stung). But bee stings aside, we had a wonderful time and hope to come back!
We had a fantastic time at Speakeasy Lodge! Family, friends, kiddos, and pups had a great time enjoying the campsite; particularly the outdoor kitchen (with an amazing grill, a sink and plenty of prep space!) and the soaking tub. The lodge itself was so charming and stayed cool, even when outdoor temps hit the mid-90's. The small fridge/freezer was not sufficient to hold enough food for our stay, so we were glad we brought some giant coolers, and went for ice runs each day to keep things fresh. Jim was a gracious host, providing additional firewood and emptying trash bins as needed, and turning on the pump for part of the day so we could have access to AC-electricity to charge speakers and phones. We enjoyed the trails surrounding the campsite for incredible sunset walks, and star gazing around the firepit. Plenty of picnic tables for our large group, too! We enjoyed day trips to "The Place" for pie, Rose Valley Falls for an easy waterfall hike with the kids, and wine tasting in Ojai. We will definitely be back, thank you Jim for such a memorable holiday!