Attractions and Resources

or contact us directly at (707)987-0505,

"...we were able to fit in so much ... horseback riding on a 10 mile beach, jet skiing on Clear Lake, and an afternoon in Napa....thank you for providing such a peaceful, relaxing place" .... Kate and Joe, Boston, MA

Experience the freedom of Northern California. The scenery is great. Hike or bike the mountain - the newest trail in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park overlooks Calistoga and the Napa Valley. Touch and feel the great outdoors, listen to the animals, breathe the cleanest air in the State, relax with an exquisite touch massage from Greta, and then end your perfect day with a memorable meal at a local restaurant in either Calistoga or Middletown. Visit some of our unique, beautiful, award-winning wineries in a casual atmosphere without tour buses and crowds. Try wine tasting at Lake Counties' newest wineries or sample the wines from some of California's oldest vines at Langtry Estate and Vineyards. There's great local dining at Boar's Breath Restaurant. If you're the physically adventurous type, visit for soaring, jumping and barnstorming. Have you ever visited an Alpaca Ranch? Here's your opportunity! Visit Alpaca Acres Ranch and the products of their silky fibers.

Local Events

APRIL 12 -- Lake Group hike at Boggs Lake, a vernal pool in a volcanic caldera.  If it has rained, there should be lovely flowers.  Class E-1-2-A Meet 9:00 a.m. at the parking area located on Harrington Flat Road  1 mile east from Bottle Rock Road. Follow Bottle Road 4.5 miles from its intersection with Hwy 29 to Harrington Flat Road. Reserve with leader Pete McGee at 942 1373 or Rain cancels.

APRIL 18 -- Lake Group hike on the Judge Davis Trail to Wilson Valley and Redbud trailhead. Experienced hikers only. Start on Hwy 20 at Judge Davis TH. Ascend 300ft to eastern ridge of Cache Creek canyon. Expansive views of CC Wilderness canyon to the west. Descend 2000 ft. into canyon to Cache Creek and cross creek.  Hike north through Wilson Valley, climb over 400 ft. ridge to Baton Flat and cross Cache Creek again, climb 600 ft to Perkins Ridge, then descend to Redbud trailhead and cars.  1300 ft. gain, 12 miles. H-12-B.  Bring two liters water and River shoes or sandals for river crossing.  Meet 8:15 AM at Lower Lake Coffee Co., Main St. Lower Lake. By reservation only.  Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490  Rain or Temps. over 85 degrees cancels.


APRIL 25, 9AM -- Hike 4 Healing to the top of Mt Konocti on the Wright Peak Trail: this event is a fundraiser for Worldwide Healing Hands, an organization that supports women's medical, obstetric, and surgical care in the third world. $25 entry fee, all donations gratefully accepted. Call 279 8733 for more information.

MAY 2 -- Heron Days at Lakeside County Park, hosted by Redbud Audubon Society. This event features pontoon boat rides along the shoreline of Clear Lake to the Corinthian Bay area and Long Tule Point. Viewers are likely to see nesting Great Blue Herons along with a variety of other waterfowl and songbirds, including Western and Clark's Grebes. There will be no craft or informational booths. Visit for more information, and to reserve space on one of the boats.
MAY 2, 10AM-3PM -- EARTH DAY celebration at CalPine in Middletown (15000 Central Park Rd): music, refreshments, tours of the geysers, demonstrations, informational tabling from many community groups. FREE. Call 987-4270 or visit the Calpine website for more information. If you can help staff the Sierra Club booth please contact Chair Ed Robey at or 994-8304


On-going Local Special Events

For a complete and detailed list of activities, please visit the Lake County visitor's page.


Every Saturday at 9:00 PM The Grapevine Bar & Lounge,Twin Pine Casino, Middletown. Dance to a variety of musical styles. Friday and Saturday nights. 9:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Free Admission. The Grapevine Bar & Lounge, Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, 22223 Hwy 29. (707) 987-0197


Every Saturday at 8:15 am, Anderson Marsh Historic Park Ranch House Tour and Guided Nature Walk, Lower Lake. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a guided nature walk through Anderson Marsh's oak woodlands and grass covered hills, followed by a Ranch House Tour.  See the wonder of native flowers and plants, discover the ways Lake County trees reproduce and experience the wildlife of the marsh and Cache Creek.  This walk is not completely ADA accessible.  Meet under the big oaks in front of the Ranch House at 8:15 a.m. to spend time seeing the wildlife and birds around the ranch house complex.  Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.  Heavy rain cancels the walk but the Ranch House Museum tour will happen, rain or shine.  Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, 8825 Highway 53.  (707) 995-2658,


Every Saturday at 9 am Rodman Slough Preserve Guided Bird & Nature Walks, North Lakeport. The Lake County Land Trust hosts guided bird and nature walks at the Rodman Preserve. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Free admission.  6350 Westlake Road, off Highway 29, near the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff. (707) 994-2024,   (707) 928-4590,    


8pm -11pm, Window to the Universe, Taylor Observatory, 5725 Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville. On the third Saturday of each month, there will be a science topic presentation, a planetarium experience and astromonical viewing.  Held regardless of weather. 707.262.4121 (leave a message - it will returned within 24 hrs.                 

Napa Valley and Lake County Links

Lake County is home to Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California and one of the oldest lakes on the continent, and Mount Konocti, an ancient volcano that recently opened to offer one of the newest day hikes in the state. Visit Lake County to enjoy the state's cleanest air, pectacular scenic beauty, and unsurpassed recreation — hiking, biking, wine tasting, paddling, fishing, birding, golfing, off-road adventures, and even rockhounding.

Calistoga Fun brings you to the very informative page of the Calistoga Chamber

Visitor Information for the Napa Valley

Napa Valley Calendar of Events

Event Planning



Outdoor Activities


Air Adventures

Balloons Above the Valley offers flights above the Napa Valley, with champagne brunches.

Crazy Creek Air Adventures for Soaring, Jumping and Barnstorming.


Getaway Adventures offers wine country bicycle tours

Calistoga Bikeshop rents quality bikes and gear, as well as Wine Touring Bikes with pick-up service.


Smith's Trout Farm, (707)987-3651 has rainbow trout raised in cold mountain water.  Fishing for the whole family.  No license.  No limit.  Bait and poles available.

Clearlake has some of the best bass fishing in the State


Mt St Helena and Middletown Vineyards



Alpaca Acres Ranch is a full-service,family-operated ranch offering sales, business plan consultation,alpaca-related products in their Ranch Store, and great customer support.

Water Activities

Cache Creek Whitewater Adventure takes you through the wild country where tule elk roam the canyons and bald eagles soar.
Disney's Water Sports Boat and Jet Ski Rentals

RLS trail going to Table Rock


Anderson Marsh Historic Park Heron Days are celebrated in April and tours and hiking are available year-round.
Konocti Trails has information about the development of non-motorized trails on and around Clear Lake.
Robert Louis Stevenson Park has expanded its hiking trails, the views are spectacular and the wildflowers through the spring and early summer are a treat to behold.
Safari West take a trek on the wild side - discover the spirit of Africa in the heart of the wine country.


Horseback Riding

Napa Valley Trail Rides 707.996.8566


Boar's Breath



Boar's Breath Restaurant This is everyone's favorite place to eat and celebrate.

Buddah Thai Kitchen has impressed everyone with their authentic, fresh and plentiful food.

La Parilla Mexican Grill, (707)987-4663...we are talking about great Mexican food! Just try their Mole!!

Mt. St. Helena Brewing Co  a microbrewery which also features a full service restaurant, serving lunch and dinner.

Rosales Market, (707) 987-9416, good, authentic Mexican food. Great salsa!

Perry's Deli (707)987-2416 Great sandwiches, soups and salads. Eat there or take it with you.



The Calistoga Inn all my birthday celebrations are either here or  at

Brannon's Grill which arguably may have the finest dining in

Kitano Sushi (707)942-6857


The Saw Shop boasts the best of San Francisco chefs who have been a
mainstay on the Lake.

Napa Valley Dining



Spas, Hot Springs and Massage


Massage at the Oasis is available by reservation.

Harbin Hot Springs is a world renowned massage training center which offers a wide range of services and is just 10 minutes from the Oasis.


Cedar Street/Lincoln Ave/Golden Haven Spas spa treatments and couples mud baths and massages.

Indian Springs Resort and Spa has a comprehensive offering of services with an  excellent staff and the natural volcanic ash used in their mudbaths.

Dr. Wilkinson's Spa is one of the oldest and best known of all the


Brassfield Winery is in the serene hillsides high above picturesque Clear Lake. The Winery is not yet open to the public, but private tastings can be arranged. An amazingly beautiful Estate winery. If you want to see something off the beaten track that will open a door to another world, this is it.

Ceago Vinegarden, Tule Bay Wines .. made from Estate Grown Organic and Biodynamic grapes...biodynamic methods which bring the best of old world agriculture together with new world technology to create a sustainable environment. The use of self made compost, cover crops and animal integration all work as important tools in Organic and Biodynamic agriculture.

Hawk and Horse Vineyards is a small family-owned and operated ranch and vineyard estate located in the Red Hills AVA of Northern California. They take great pride in our farming practices which incorporate both organic and biodynamic methods as well as being DEMETER BIODYNAMIC and CCOF Organic certified. Our wines are hand crafted in very small lots.

Langtry Estates Winery just 10 minutes from the Oasis, celebrating the
restored home of Lily Langtry.

Mt Konocti Winery Dating back to 1926, MKG specialize in wines made from pears.

Napa Valley Wineries ...this is an endless selection

Shannon Ridge Natural Grass-fed lamb as well as award winning wines.

Six Sigma Ranch, Vineyards and Winery Kaj and Else Ahlmann will be happy to give you not only a tasting but a tour of their 4300 acre vineyard, cattle ranch and nature preserve. They recently released their 2007 Rosé ..."Rosé is more than a fun summer wine. Served just below room-temperature it is a "serious" wine that pairs well with Fall dishes." Call 888 571 1721 for an appointment at this spectacular winery and vineyard.

Steele Wines also has a sweet little tasting room in Kelseyville with a very knowledgeable staff.

Tours of Lake County Wine Tasting Rooms are presented by Eleven Roses Ranch

Venge Vineyards is a hidden jewel in the pristine northern end of the Napa Valley, close to Calistoga.

Wildhurst Winery  has a lovely tasting room and yummy wines  in downtown Kelseyville

Backyard Garden Oasis B&B
PO Box 1760
24019 Hilderbrand Dr
Middletown, CA 95461

Phone: +1 707 987 0505


What's New

  • Spring is here! Trees are in bloom and wildflowers are beginning to show up on the hillsides.
  • The new bridge is completely finished. We are just waiting for more rains to grow the lupin and poppy seeds that were planted on the sides of the bridge!  Visit my Facebook page for photos of the construction project.
  • Flat Screen TV's and DVDs have been added to all the cottages, so bring your movies with you for entertainment.
  • Cottages can be booked during the week without breakfast and with a $20 Discount.  
  • Early Spring Harvest  While most of our crops are still under Remay and waiting for warmer Spring weather, we are harvesting kale, chard, bok choi, parsley, lettuce and arugula.  Looks like the weather this month will be friendly to plants and visitors with warm, dry weather!
  • Free Wi-Fi  is available in all the cottages.
  • All our linens, including robes,  are 100% Cotton.


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