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The Emerald Iguana Inn was designed and furnished by native Ojai residents, Julia and Marc Whitman. Marc Whitman, an award-winning architect and artist used Ojai's natural beauty as an inspirational backdrop for the lovely Craftsman/Art Nouveau-Style architecture.


The lush gardens, courtyard pool, and spa, along with the famous "Emerald Iguana" broken-tile mosaic fountain, enchant guests. Marc Whitman incorporates the talents of local stone masons, wood and tile workers, and copper artisans to add the authentic details that make the Emerald Iguana Inn so treasured.

Julia Whitman personally traveled the world to select the one-of-a-kind handmade furniture pieces that accent every room. She added overstuffed furnishings and exotic rugs to create the Inn’s luxurious, yet comfortable, décor. Original artworks by Ojai’s most renowned artists ornament the walls.

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