The Emerald Iguana in Ojai, California reminds me of a fairy tale land, a magical place you’d dream up in a children’s story. Just thinking about it makes me smile. While at the Emerald Iguana, I stayed in the Frog cottage, which dates back to the early 1900s, but has been remodeled with all the modern conveniences.

Emerald Iguana Frog House Cottage Bedroom

Emerald Iguana Frog House Cottage Bedroom. Photo courtesy Emerald Iguana

The cottage’s ivy-covered rock walls welcome you as you climb stairs toward a wide front porch. The open living/dining room has a wood stove and high vaulted ceiling. There’s a full kitchen, and the bedroom is simply dreamy. Little star lamps twinkle above the bed, a rock fireplace warms the room, and the mattress begs you to stay in bed a little longer.

The cottage is one of several tucked away under massive trees a few blocks from the center of Ojai in this incredible little inn surrounded by lush gardens. There’s a small pool area where you can find breakfast each morning, and you can even arrange to have a spa treatment in the privacy of your own room. The staff is friendly and the husband/wife team that owns Emerald Iguana also created the architectural dream that transforms you to a land you’re sure is filled with gnomes and fairies. This one is on my top room list — I just can’t decide if I’d rather go back for a romantic stay or a girlfriend’s getaway. Maybe both…

Click here to read more about my stay in the Frog cottage at Emerald Iguana in Ojai.

Emerald Iguana Frog House Cottage

Emerald Iguana Frog House Cottage. Photo courtesy Emerald Iguana

Emerald Iguana
108 Pauline Street
Ojai, CA 93023

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