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“A Picture Perfect Getaway !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Backyard Garden Oasis B&B
Ranked #2 of 3 Middletown B&B and Inns
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Clearlake, California, United States
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4 reviews
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“A Picture Perfect Getaway !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

I was searching on the internet and stumbled on this little hidden jewel. From the moment we spoke, I could tell Greta, our hostess, was a warm, genuinely kind person, which was absolutely true. She was friendly and inviting from the time we walked in. (And very accomodating considering our reservation/arrival was very last minute.) I was very impressed with how tidy and well kept the cottages and the garden were. When she showed us the room, I fell in love ! An extremely comfortable king size bed, cute little dining area and a nice big bathroom ! The skylight was another perk- it was at the end of the bed, so if you layed the opposite way on the bed, you could look up and see the beautiful star-lit sky, which was also a great view from the hot tub !! It was so nice to be surrounded by nothing but quiet- except songs from the frogs at night and birds in the morning. A wonderful nights' sleep was followed by a scrumptious french toast breakfast with bacon, fresh strawberries and blackberries, and orange juice. The only flaw was that because it was so hot that day, our cottage was a little warm and the swamp cooler was partially blocked by a futon- so we could not get the room as cooled off as we wanted. The problem was easily fixed though, by sleeping with the sliding door open part way, and the screen closed so we didn't get any extra guests. Also, there was a ceiling fan that helped circulate the air. Other than that, it was a picture perfect getaway, and thanks to Greta and her beautiful Backyard Garden Oasis, made it an anniversary my boyfriend and I will never forget !!!
Hoping to visit again soon, Nikki and Tater

Room Tip: The last cottage, I forget the name, is closest to the pond and waterfall to hear the water, and has...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

The location is Middletown, in rural Lake county. It's close enough to Calistoga & the more- traveled wine country,....yet far enough away to escape the touristy crowds... The first thing we noticed was the quiet & tranquility...It's a comfortable place, certainly not pretentious in any way. .As we sat & looked at the back yard...we notice tons of birds,.... hummingbirds, blue jays, & cardinals (I think!)....felt like you were in an aviary!.... the 3 rental cabins are really nicely done...very comfortable...very nice king-sized bed, nice bathroom with large shower....& the hot tub is kept at just the right temperature.... The owner, Greta is really gracious, very personable, & interacts with her guests, as much as you want. ...a nice & memorable experience!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Aquarius room, which was great...but I think you can't go wrong with any of the...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

This was our first trip to Middletown. We reserved one of the three cabins at Backyard Garden Oasis and found the overnight stay delightful. The cabins were nicely furnished, but the main attraction was the owner - Greta- who is also a trained masseuse. Her massages were wonderful, and she is a picture of hospitality. My wife and I had each ordered a light and special breakfast - Greta presented home made yoghurt and fresh berries for me, and home-made oatmeal for my wife. What could be nicer? Highly recommend. Jack Schafer, April 2012

Room Tip: The three cabins, all built fifteen years ago by Greta, appear to be identical.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cross Plains, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

The Virgo cabin was perfect, Greta’s hospitality was gracious and the breakfast was wonderful! We’re looking forward to returning often!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

Stayed one night. Greta was a delight, breakfast was made to order and yummy. Accommodations were pleasant and restful

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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bygoasis, Owner at Backyard Garden Oasis B&B, responded to this review, November 28, 2011
Dear Cheryl ... thank you for the great review. It means a lot to me! Happy Holidays...Greta
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2011

Highly recommend this gem hidden away just minutes from the casino, lakes to the north and Napa Valley to the south. Greta made us feel like old friends and her garden and cottages are designed to enjoy the natural beauty she has created there. She gives a great massage and makes very fine breakfasts, indeed. Go!

Room Tip: Call Greta at the number on her home page.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank poconos1
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bygoasis, Owner at Backyard Garden Oasis B&B, responded to this review, November 28, 2011
It's belated, but I wanted to thank you for the great review on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to me! When you rebook here at the oasis, remind me to get a 10% discount on your reservation. Happy Holidays! Greta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2011

Greta's B&B is a very peaceful place, with lots of garden around the 3-4 cottages. The cottage we stayed in was a large bedroom with a large bathroom and a nice patio overlooking the garden. The supermarket in the next town is well-equipped so eating on the patio is a lot of fun in the evening. The Hidden Valley Lake Golf Course is close by and worth playing. Greta is a wonderful person and the breakfast is excellent. We hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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bygoasis, Owner at Backyard Garden Oasis B&B, responded to this review, November 28, 2011
It's belated, but I wanted to thank you for the great review on TripAdvisor. It means a lot to me! When you rebook here at the oasis, remind me to get a 10% discount on your reservation. Happy Holidays! Greta
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Property: Backyard Garden Oasis B&B
Address: 24019 Hilderbrand Rd, PO Box 1760, Middletown, CA 95461-9790
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Location: United States > California > Lake County > Middletown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Middletown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Romantic Wine Country Bed and Breakfast Inn whose 3 Diamond AAA rating is just the beginning of a quiet, serene escape to celebrate your life, whether for a wedding or anniversary or a business trip. The three cottages have king sized beds, skylights, wireless, satellite TVs, fireplaces and ac's. Views are pastoral and the breakfasts are delicious. ... more   less 
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