"This place is filled with redwoods, a waterfall, pond, herb and
vegetable garden, butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers, and variety of wildlife. The main house has a spa, which opens up to the Milky Way at night. I don't think I have ever seen so many stars in my
life. It is surrounded by mountains and a stream. The best part is the innkeeper, Greta, who is so generous in opening her home and heart to all visitors." - Sonal Basu, Walnut Creek,
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The cottages are simple but elegantly furnished with a king-sized bed with skylight above, a table and
chairs for reading, writing, or snacking, and a refrigerator and coffee maker. We have air conditioning and an overhead fan, and either a gas or electric fireplace. All the lights are on dimmer
switches. Each cottage also has a private spacious bathroom, a private phone line for local and calling card calls, and a TV/VCR with satellite service. The selections include music, movies,
and sports channels, as well as Bay Area programming. There are large, soft cotton bath sheets and hair products, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, fluffy bathrobes and slippers. An
extra thick single futon is set up to accommodate a third person.
Internet access is available in all the cottages as well as the main house’s covered patio and dining
or living room. The Aquarius Cottage has the best Wireless Internet service and is wheelchair accessible with a shower big enough for a party!
A sliding glass door leads to a private redwood deck with patio furniture - enjoy watching the wildlife come
and go, or watch the changing light on our lawns and gardens, the quail, the Manzanita Grove, the pond, waterfall or a clear view of Mt St Helena.
The Innkeepers live in the main house, located several hundred feet from the cottages. Landscaping
is constantly evolving as we develop more areas into gardens and wetlands which brings more birds, providing a constant source of entertainment. We take pride in having always been an environmentally
We have pets and are dog-friendly in our Pisces Cottage. Meet them here.
One of the many things that makes Backyard Garden Oasis such an extraordinary place is our sensitivity to
different dietary needs ranging from Raw Food or Vegan breakfasts to outrageously rich French Toast, Fritatta, Breakfast Tacos, Omelets and more. Just let us know what your preferences are before you
arrive. For more comments about breakfasts visit our reviews page. Breakfasts are made with only
the best quality foods including organic produce from our garden. We pride ourselves on never having anyone leave the table hungry!
A typical breakfast starts with fresh orange juice and fresh fruit and proceeds to main dishes such
as Omelets or Eggs to your taste, French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfst Tacos, Pancakes, Frittata, Pastries, and Fresh Garden Salsa. Special requests are honored
whenever possible. Each cottage has a refrigerator and coffee maker to make your own coffee or tea. Ask me for a dedicated hot water maker if you are a purist tea lover. We
provide gourmet coffee and teas and fresh Half 'n' Half each day. These are also available at the main house with breakfast.
Some of our recipes have been included in "Best Recipes from American Country Inns and Bed and Breakfasts",
Rutledge Hill Press, 2004, p 50.
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We designed the Oasis to be a perfectly beautiful, peaceful sanctuary, existing in harmony with the earth, enhancing its beauty, and reveling in its bounty. The
cottages were designed to be private and energy efficient with excellent insulation and double-paned windows.
Beginning in 1997, when the Oasis first opened, we have recycled, and, using organic techniques, grown as much of our own food as possible. Our organic garden
is a place where guests are free to wander... to sample ... to learn ... to experience. Guests also enjoy the fruits of these labors in the organic produce taken directly from the garden and then
used in our delicious breakfasts.
Our Property and Surrounding Area
Backyard GardenOasis is located in the Collayomi Valley on the Northern slope of Mt. St. Helena, just 20 minutes from Calistoga and ten minutes from Harbin Hot
Springs. The land here is among the most pristine in the area, with much of the original forests remaining and clear and clean running creeks. California Quail abound. Some of our many property
features include – an open-air hot tub, a waterfall, a pond, , a large lawn, a sacred meditation circle and outdoor lounging areas. Everywhere you look you will find beauty and scenic areas,
especially at the Oasis and on the drives to nearby Middletown or Calistoga. There are too many local attractions to list here but we have included quite a few for you on our attractions page.
Greta provides exceptional Therapeutic Massage in the comfort of the Oasis’ lovely massage studio.