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Call 805.320.7488. A Slice of Paradise Found! Your Country Place! A sweet Matilija Canyon home, a classic A-frame with a detached studio in a wonderful location with Oaks, Family Orchard, two Wells, Flowers, National Forest and Dramatic Mountain Views. Peaceful, quiet, birds, wildlife, beautiful surroundings, easy access to the Matilija Creek, hiking, great country living in this magical get-away! The main house has an open kitchen and living area, large river-rock fireplace, master bedroom with lots of light, loft second bedroom and a bathroom. The detached studio includes a bathroom and large closet. Imbued with so much character, this home is a retreat where you can enjoy a life of defining moments!

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560 Acre Ojai Matilija Canyon Ranch for sale

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Agent Remarks: Matilija Canyon Ranch offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history and enjoy country living surrounded by Los Padres National Forest. Currently a private residence, ranch and wildlife refuge, this 560+/- acre ranch has four dwellings, hiking trails, hundreds of fruit trees, a trout stream, two ponds, outdoor living areas, an aviary and fenced corrals. The main residence is the historic Dent house built in 1908. This app. 5,000-square-foot home has been permitted to operate boarding house with a commercial kitchen and four bedrooms with private baths. A second 5,000-square-foot residence features separate living areas and bedrooms, as well as a large flex room that could be used as an event or meeting space. There is also a one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage with a wrap-around porch and other buildings. Only about 90 minutes from LA, this exceptional property could be a weekend getaway, bed & breakfast, vacation home, or family retreat.

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Matilija Cayon Cottage


A Total get away in move in condition

Agent Remarks: Escape from the city to this delightful and secluded, cabin-esque retreat with a seasonal creek and swimming hole only 300 feet away. Tucked away in the woods of the Los Padres National Forest, you'll savor the peaceful nature that living amongst the trees and mountains affords. The home has superb hickory wood floors, an updated bath and kitchen with granite tile counter tops, and a river rock fireplace hearth with wood burning stove. The oversized garage is impeccably finished with drywall and wood beam ceilings - it could easily be used as a studio. Additionally, there are two outbuildings - the current owners have used one of them as a mini artist studio, the other for storage. Breathtaking scenery is abundant with nearby trails as well. Once you take joy in the canyon lifestyle, you may never want to leave home again.

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Matilija Canyon, Matilija Canyon Real Estate,
Ojai, California

Matilija Canyon is a remote canyon area that is approximately 10 miles from downtown Ojai, California. It's main features are its' creeks, natural sulfer hot-springs, and wilderness hiking trails.

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Matilija Canyon is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and has two small residential communities and a couple of large ranches.

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Matitija Canyon Hot Springs are not open to the general public. You must first contact the owner for access privileges.

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Matilija Canyon is a unique place to live, hike and enjoy the great out doors and nature.

"It is definitely a place for those who love the great outdoors, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet, million of stars, mountain biking, hiking, swimming and soaking in the creek and hot-springs."

Most of the homes in the canyon are modest cottage style homes and are used as primary and secondary residences.

Home values in the canyon range from $400,000 to $700,000.

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Matiija Hot Springs

Prior to the Spanish missionaries occupation, the indigenous people of this area,
the Chumash Indians, lived in villages along the banks of the Matilija River.

Here Chumash Indians feasted on steelhead trout, venison, and other game and harvested seeds, nuts and berries. They were master basket weavers and canoe builders. Primary to their wellbeing, they soaked in the natural sulphur hot springs and bathed in the cool canyon waters that flowed year round. For centuries the Chumash sustained themselves here.

Today, the Chumash culture in the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties is alive and active. The Santa Barbara Museum has an extensive historic exhibit as well as an accomplished Chumash advisory board.

Some of the best known hot springs are in Matilja Canyon, just north of Ojai off Highway 33.

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Romneya trichocalyx is abundant in canyons north of Dulzura and occasional to the south in sage scrub or chaparral. It also occurs sporadically on Otay Mountain (e.g., Cedar Creek) and in the Jamul Mountains. Sites examined include near Deerhorn Valley Road, in Johnson Canyon on northeastern Otay Mesa, and in Sycamore Canyon. Herbarium specimens record Mission Trails Park near Padre Dam, Barrett Junction, and the Espinosa Trail on Pine Creek. Old reports include Potrero Grade/Tecate Mountain. Old biological survey reports note sites south of Highway 94 between Tecate Road and Potrero, southwest of Bee Valley near Mother Grundy Truck Trail, and just east of Tecate Junction. Reported by Smith in Ventura County (herbarium specimen examined from the Maricopa Grade); and Santa Barbara County from Bee Rock south of Lake Cachuma, Mono Creek, Agua Caliente Canyon, Matilija Canyon, upper Sespe Creek along State Highway 33, on Pine Mountain, and the Ozena area of upper Cuyama Valley.

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4100 Matilija Canyon Road

Ojai, CA 93023

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