Backyard Garden Oasis

24019 Hilderbrand Drive , Middletown, CA 95461 USA (Show map)


Located twenty minutes north of Calistoga and five from Middletown, each of our three cottages has a king sized bed with a skylight above, TV, DVD, WiFi, fireplace, air conditioning, refrigerator and coffee. A full country breakfast is served at the main house. Fresh fruits and vegetables from our organic garden are seasonally available. Reserve time for a Therapeutic Massage. Ask about special discounts, packages, Room-Only Rate and our competitive Corporate Rates.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

40th Anniversary

5 on September 15, 2015

We spent our 40th anniversary here-very peaceful and cozy!!! We loved our cottage and the owner Greta-what a great lady!! When you come here you destress immediately-we highly recommend you stay Thanks Greta-Roxy and Bob Brault Milwaukee,Wisconsin

Truly an Oasis

4.6 on August 16, 2015

The cabin was perfect. The food was delicious and catered to our tastes. The host (Greta) was warm, welcoming, and a delight. Even our little dog loved the place :-D

A Stay That Was Too Short

5 on April 15, 2015

The cabin was perfect, the garden was beautiful and the breakfast was fantastic. The care the Innkeeper provides to her guests needs is unsurpassed and the calm peaceful environment is a true gift. Hope to have the opportunity to stay again soon.

An Oasis Close To Home

5 on March 30, 2015

This Bed and Breakfast was ABSOLUTELY Wonderful. My fiance and I were in dire need of rest and relaxtion and we definitely received it here. The accommodations were outstanding and Greta was the ultimate host. I didn't mind driving an additional 15 minutes to Calistoga as the setting is gorgeous, serene and the best value I have ever received in the Calistoga vicinity. Thanks Greta.

Innkeeper Response
It's people like you who make this such a rewarding profession. Having you here was a delight!

Beautiful Oasis

5 on December 08, 2014

My friend and I were traveling on a dark and rainy night, and needed a place to stay in Middletown. We discovered the Backyard Garden Oasis on the Internet, and were fortunate to be able to book a room. Upon meeting Greta for the first time, it felt like reuniting with an old friend, and when we got to our cottage, we were pleasantly surprised to discover fresh cut flowers on the dining table, and a warm and inviting electric fireplace / heater warming up the room for us. Every detail was attended to – the rooms were spotless, there were nice, new fluffy towels, pleasant fragrant soaps, shampoo, conditioner and lotions in the large bathroom and shower. The bed was very comfortable, and we even had WiFi and hundreds of TV and music channels for no extra charge. Even the exterior of all the buildings were equipped with soft orange lighting triggered by motion detectors. We did have to drive into town to receive cell phone reception, but it was nice to be able to interact with each other for a change instead of starting at our smart phones. We look forward to many happy returns. Highly recommended!

Weekend away

4.2 on December 01, 2014

Great service, beautiful and peaceful surroundings, creative and aesthetically pleasing cottage with private deck, all at a relatively low price. Nearby good restaurants. I highly recommend it.

Charming but too far up in the hills and too far from Calistoga

4.0 on October 30, 2014

The cottage was charming, but getting to the location was difficult to get to since it required going up a the mountain on tight roads with lots of twists and turns. This is the perfect place to get away but definitely not a place you want to stay at to go wine tasting in Calistoga in the evening.

Nice respite

4.6 on September 07, 2014

We visited our daughter and grandkids near Middletown and stayed with them for two days and then two days at the B&B as planned. I'm glad we did! We needed the nature and solitude to unwind after the grandkids. Gretta was a gracious host and served a good breakfast and good coffee along with good conversation. What more could you want? Yes I would recommend this B&B.

Peace and quiet in the country

3.2 on July 05, 2014

I needed some away time, and the Backyard Garden Oasis was a perfect fit. First, some shopping in Middletown, where I couldn't have been treated more nicely. Once settled in, I read a book in the lovely back yard, watching the birds and enjoying the quiet solitude under the trees, before my healing massage. Greta is a fine Innkeeper; available when needed, otherwise you're left to your own devices. It was a bit of heaven, with a dog, and I would love to go back. Maybe, I'll include my husband, too.

Lovely stay

3.4 on June 11, 2014

Nice place to get away. Matches the name "backyard garden oasis." Greta's massages are awesome.

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Rooms & Rates


The Virgo Cottage is furthest from the parking area and the main house and closest to the waterfall and pond. The cottage overlooks lawns as well as Mt St Helena. It is the most private cottage of the three. A full country breakfast is served at the main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


The Aquarius Cottage has a private bathroom with a shower large enough for a party! It is closest to the parking area and the main house. The view from the cottage or deck is of the main garden and lawns as well as Mt St Helena. A full breakfast is served at the main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


The Pisces Cottage is our only Dog-Friendly cottage! It has a private bathroom with a large shower. The view from the cottage and deck is of the main garden and lawns. as well as Mt St Helena. A full breakfast is served at the main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

West House Guest Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 100 miles

Directions to property:

From Calistoga, drive north on Hwy 29 over Mt St Helena. Two miles past the sign welcoming you to Lake County, turn right on Hilderbrand Drive which then goes over St Helena creek and curves to the left. We are the third driveway after the creek, on your left .... 24019.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Calpine Geothermal, Trout Farm, Crazy Creek Gliderport, Harbin Hot Springs, Calistoga, Hidden Valley Lake, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Spa, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Massage and Spa Services, Harbin Hot Springs, Casino gambling, Antiques, Wine Tasting, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-9:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Prior approval from innkeeper required
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs are permitted in the Pisces Cottage
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full amount guaranteed on credit card.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations may be made up to 5 days in advance of check-in time. A service charge of $25.00 will be charged for all cancellations. On Holidays, this cancellation period is 7 days.



Greta Zeit

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , Cockatiel

About the innkeepers

i started the Backyard Garden Oasis B&B 18 years ago. Living in a place like this was always a dream and I combined my experience in the restaurant business with that dream to create a sanctuary where my guests and rest and relax with great breakfast lovingly prepared by me as well as enjoy a therapeutic massage. What a wonderful life meeting and becoming friends with thousands of people from around the world!

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  • Time Served: 9 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , By Request, Vegan

Signature Dish

Vegetable Fritatta
Our vegetable frittatta is made with fresh organic vegetables from the garden, as they are available, lo-fat cheeses and fresh eggs and herbs.