About this listing
This Earthen hut was built using Adobe bricks from the property. It has a living roof with grass and herbs growing to make wheat grass juice. This round hut has beautiful stain glass windows, an earthen floor, and a rocket stove which provides a heated bed.
It was built by sculptor Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures, and is a one of a kind structure. The thick walls provide natural air conditioning, and feels very good inside.
It is located just minutes away from excellent restaurants, wineries, and the Russian River. Access to the pool, sauna, hot tub and kitchen available. The hut has an adobe oven outside for baking pizzas or for an outdoor fireplace.
Also on the property, is an exotic animal sanctuary with Ocelots, Servals, and a bob cat which you can pet. We also have Emu's, African Crown Cranes, Peacocks, Alpacas, Parrots and a Cockatoo you can hold.
Pictures don't do this structure justice. You must experience this for yourself. You are sure to have a magically memorable experience.
When you stay in the Hobbit Hut, you will have access to the hot tub, sauna, pool, game room with billiards and ping pong. We can offer you a tour of the exotic animals as well. You can use our kitchen to cook your meals if you like. There is an outdoor shower very near the Hobbit Hut. The bathroom is next to that. They are less than a minute walk from the hut. You can use the fire pit as well and the wood fired oven outside the hut.
Interaction with Guests
We usually show the guests to the hut, as it is a little tricky to find, being in the woods. We also offer a tour of the grounds once the guests have settled in, often the following morning.
The town of Geyserville is very small and quaint, everything is within walking distance. There are 2 great restaurants in town, a little cafe, the best old hardware store ever and 2 little convenience stores. It is just minutes away from the Russian river. There are wineries all over to enjoy wine tasting.
There is a bus stop right outside which takes you down to Santa Rosa or north to Cloverdale
Other Things to Note
The Hobbit Hut is definitely one of a kind. For those of you who are familiar with the concept of Earthing, the mattress is on an Earth pad so you are being grounded as you sleep, which is very healthy.
No fires allowed in huts and we are pet friendly with supervising owners. We require owners to pick up after their pets and supervise their animal friends. We have exotic cats and birds at Isis Oasis and offer free tours.
I felt at home here. Everyone made me feel welcome. I enjoyed the peaceful environment & the beautiful surroundings. The pool is excellent. The sheets are clean. The bathrooms are well maintained.
I'm saving this piece of heaven for future vacations.
An amazing and unique experience.
The hobbit hut is earthy and relaxing and the circular door, windows and layout really create a nurturing feeling. The grounds are interesting with all of the Egyptian themed shrines and temples as well as the amazing exotic birds, cats and reptiles. We were lucky enough to have a shared dinner in the common center with people that stay on property. They were warm and inviting. Overall a great experience.
Everyone here was very kind, laid back, and informative. The retreat was very quiet on the night I was there. The hut is cool and dark, kind of like staying in a little cave, which was great because I was visiting during a massive heat wave. The shared bathrooms are very clean, so don't let that hold you back. This space is clearly very cared about and well-maintained.
Definitely a unique place to stay! We were only there for a night, but enjoyed a mini exploration of the grounds. If you put yourself in camping mode you'll find everything you need here (shelter, nature, nearby bathrooms). The outdoor shower wasn't hot for our stay but still a fun experience, spotty wifi in the hobbit hut but that didn't affect us much.
We arrived a little bit to early and the hobbit hut was still in use. But we already could use the pool and whirlpool. Which is really nice. The hobbit hut is neat and comfortable. The bed was comfortable.
What a unique experience! My six year old son and I broke up our drive from SF to the Redwoods with a stop here. The Hut was clean and comfortable, although with out any fan the room was a little stuffy on the unseasonably hot day we were there. Upon arrival I wondered into the office and found a helpful volunteer who gave us the key and showed us the grounds. My son and I slept well, but passed on the outdoor shower the next morning. Although you here the traffic from the adjacent highway, the landscape and caged birds made you feel isolated from the real world. It was worth the experience to stay the night
IsisOasis is the kind of place, that had I'd known of it, I'd have chosen as a destination. Instead, I stumbled upon The Hobbit Hut listing on AirBnB and made my plans, without researching the backstory, simply trusting in the process of discovery.
What I found was a magical oasis in the heart of wine country, dedicated to the Goddess in all of her manifestations, especially as Isis. The energy of the sacred feminine is what, above all else, made this experience so special.
As for the Hobbit Hut, it was at once charming, cozy, embracing, and stifling hot till temperatures dipped a bit in the evening. You could also hear the highway outside of the hut, but it was not as noticeable from the inside. The bathrooms were a short walk away, but clean and adequate. There is a great outside space shared with the Gingerbread House, which would make these two buildings perfect for renting with friends.
I did catch a glimpse of the lodge accommodations which looked far more comfortable. Still, I'm glad I chose the Hobbit Hut, because how often can you say you've stayed in one?
I would absolutely come back with friends for a Goddess weekend.
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About the Host, DeTraci
I'm the director of the Isis Oasis Sanctuary, a beautiful and magical retreat center and lodge in the heart of the Alexander Valley wine country in Sonoma County.I worked very closely with Loreon Vigne, who owned the Retreat Center for 35 years, and who unfortunately recently passed away. She was a San Franciscan where she created a line of giftware and jewelry and came to the country to retire in 1978 on a 10 acre plot of land in beautiful Alexander Valley. She spent this time creating art and beauty on her property which has a number of interesting buildings of historic significance including a 600 year old heritage tree. She dedicated the land to the ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis, otherwise known as Mother Earth. Instead of retiring, she used her time making her property a living art project. We are a non-profit organization housing exotic cats and birds of many species including a vivarium of interesting insects and small reptiles. There is also an art gallery for her artwork on the property as well as a gift bazaar offering ancient Egyptian altar pieces. There is a permaculture garden and labyrinth on the property to enjoy. We have a pool and spa, Isis meditation temple and a redwood walled theater where concerts/plays/films are showcased, plus some cob structures built of local earth. Please come and visit us at our unique peaceful sanctuary...I look forward to meeting you.