The Garden of Eden at Traveler's Oasis
A Place to Refuel and Relax
The Travelers' Oasis Truck Plaza started as a two-bay service station 45 years ago and has grown into a 33,000-square-foot travel plaza following recent renovations. Dan Willie and a partner started the “TO,” as it is affectionately called, in 1979 with each supplying an initial $2,000 investment and a lot of hard work.
Travelers' Oasis was initially expanded in 1980 to include a store and a breakfast and burger counter. In 1985 a full-service restaurant and a larger store were added.
The year 1999 saw another remodel and addition, doubling the size of the facility to include a three-brand food court, a 5,000-square foot professional drivers lounge, increased retail space, and the creation of the Garden of Eden. The Garden includes a waterfall in the middle of an eating area for the food court, with live plants, large rock formations, and a big tree with a serpent hanging precariously above the tables. Since our address is Eden, Idaho, our logo became Travelers' Oasis, Home of the Garden of Eden.
In recent years, driver parking was expanded, and a dog park and picnic area were added. In 2022 new facility was construction began, adding additional branded food offerings, more driver parking, new fuel islands with improved layout and RV fueling, dedicated bus parking and more.
Dan has been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors since 1999. He has also served on the Idaho Petroleum Marketers Board. Dan was named Twin Falls Chamber “person of the year” 2006, nominated to Governor James Risch’s Brightest Stars awards by the Twin Falls City Council in 2007 and received the Twin Falls Chamber “lifetime achievement award” in 2013.
Dan personally contributes to the Boys & Girls Club of Magic Valley, Valley House, St. Lukes Foundation, CSI Foundation, CASA, Jae Foundation, several disabled vet’s organizations, along with numerous others over the years.
Dan graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. in Accounting. Dan is the father of three children and proud grandfather of eleven.
Today our various companies consist of Base Camp Markets, Oasis Stop ‘N Go, Travelers’ Oasis Truck Plaza, Redhawk Gastropub, Canyon Crest Events Center, and Ignite Retail Technology. Each of these companies is led by a key individual and their extraordinary teams. Dan is active to this day in these enterprises. We are headquartered in the Magic Valley and employ over 500 full-time and part-time team members.