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.
Loved staying in the Hobbit Hut. It was cozy and awesome. Hostess was great, and showed us around and we met the animals on the property. Only complaint we might have had was the bathroom located near the Hut. It was a little dirty, but everything worked fine. It appeared that the property is in the process doing some needed maintenance. All in all, I would recommend a stop here if you are in the area.
Fantastic - exactly as advertised. Rustic with a great vibe. I'll be back!
Everyone we met at Isis Oasis was very welcoming to my kids and I! We enjoyed our stay immensely. We were able to enjoy all the animals on the grounds, including playing with a 1 week old baby emu and touring the exotic cats. This was a "glamping experience," and was just perfect, so long as you knew what you were getting! The accommodations were comfortable and warm; we had fun at the pool/hot tub. The small town of Geyserville had a great pizza place (for dinner) and a great coffee shop (for breakfast), each just three minutes from the grounds of Isis Oasis.
Our stay at Isis Oasis was definitely an interesting experience. They were able to accommodate us for a late check in so that was helpful. Everyone we encountered was friendly.
However the pictures were slightly misleading. There was extra furniture in the room during our stay so the already small space seemed even smaller. We were also uneasy about the plethora of things plugged into one extension chord.
The location was great for finding things to do in the surrounding area, but considering the price we could have stayed in a nearby hotel and been more comfortable
Everyone was very sweet, and the surrounding area is beautiful. We knowingly signed up for an eclectic, "Glamping", style experience, which we generally love. We love the communal vibe, the earthy, handmade elements, the feeling of camping but in a cool structure. The caged animals are not personally my thing, I think it is kinda sad, but I could appreciate it for what it was, and that was all clearly advertised - so we were mostly really happy to be there.
The kitchen was big and you could store your stuff, and cook easily. They had coffee brewed and available every morning which was awesome. There were folks around, yet we felt like we had lots of privacy too. There was a really nice hot tub that was lit and warm all night. We walked less than 10 minutes to an amazing restaurant down the road called Diavola. The Food, quality, and ambiance was incredible and top notch.
Our only complaint, unfortunately, was specifically with the "Hobbit Yurt": the bedding was painful. It hurt our backs to the point of putting a real damper on enjoying our hike and stay the following day. We ended up sleeping on the floor the 2nd night, which was preferable to what was pretending to be a bed. The Hobbit house is just not meant for sleeping a couple. The "Bed" was a half-sheet of thin plywood (fitting 1 person) on 2 short sawhorses, bumped up to an earthen ledge (fitting 1 person) The seam down the center did not meet at the same level, nor density, creating great discomfort all night. then the whole thing was covered in mismatched pieces of synthetic foam.
To be fair, I do believe that many of the other accommodations available, such as the gingerbread house, and the rooms in the lodge, all have real beds. And from what we glimpsed, they all looked really nice and comfortable... but I am only guessing since I did not try them.
Apart from the night we arrived, we did not see DeTraci again during the entirety of our stay, and didn't quite know who to communicate with about it, so we just made the best of it.
I DO recommend this place if you book a different room, I do Not recommend staying in the Hobbit house if you are a 2some who like to cuddle.
Isis Oasis is a real treat. I would say a totally unexpected treasure of character, however, I chose it because I like funky. Funky almost always mean character. While randomly scrolling through AirB&B north of San Francisco, I saw the hobbit huts and said, Yes! that's for us. And I was right. And by funky I don't mean anything less than lovely and clean and professional. I just mean artistic with attention to aesthetics and a flair for the imaginative and unique.
Isis Oasis had all of that and a menagerie to boot. Ocelots, peacocks, stained glass, an abundance of color, a cool old 70s ski lodge stove, a beautiful pool and hot tub, so much and so close to amenities in downtown Geyeserville.
Everyone we met at Isis Oasis was sweet and friendly! We happened in just at the right time to get a tour of the animals and the vivarium full of snakes and such. And because it was Sunday we caught an amazing spiritual ceremony beneath the great old Russian Fir on the property. And that night one of the volunteers spontaneously offered up his fire spinning talents to several of us in the hot tub.
The whole experience was dynamite and we will certainly be returning to Isis Oasis very soon. Thank you De Traci and all the animals, too!
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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 by Miguel Elliott. Please come and visit us at our unique peaceful sanctuary...I look forward to meeting you.