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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

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Address: 1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1331
Phone Number:
+1 707-942-4102
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This Napa Valley landmark soothes visitors through mud baths, steam rooms,...

This Napa Valley landmark soothes visitors through mud baths, steam rooms, massages and more. For 64 years and still family owned and managed, a visit to one of the few remaining family ventures is old school and good...We are real!

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I have never had a mud bath prior to coming to this spa, so it was a welcome treat and a little weird. The smell of the mud is like sulfur it's very pungent. Actually sitting in... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
nadjah n
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made my appointment for "the works" package deal which includes mud bath, mineral water hot bath, steam room and hour long massage. The massage was excellent and everything else was only a prelude to the best massage I've ever had. Ask for Roy as he is experienced in Swedish, shiatsu and sports massage. I left standing a bit taller and... More 

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Thank Simon B
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks much for the great review!! Hoping to see you here again soon! -Mark More 

CA
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96 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have enjoyed hot springs and similar treatments in other countries. Here you start with a dip in a tub filled with a muddy medicinal mixture, then 15 to 20 minutes (?), then some time in a steam room, then a dry wrap in flannel blanket. The whole point of the service is to relax, so RELAX.... More 

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Thank wher2next
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! Your comments and observations are well taken and have been shared with staff! Having been around for approaching 65 years, family owned, with day to day family management, appreciative comments such as yours are brilliant! In fact, we do maintain a tradition as well as our now legendary property! Again, thanks! Mark Wilkinson More 

Daly City, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Once again...I checked in to Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort and I was a little early...Nick once again recognized me...but I also noticed him talking to other return guests. This is what makes the place so special. When I walked down the terrace Monique from housekeeping once again greeted me and assured me that all my simple requests were placed... More 

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West Columbia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Have never had the mud bath treatment before, so cannot offer an opinion on how this particular business compares to another, but I want to share my experience because even though there are a lot of good reviews for this spa, (the reason I booked our spa treatment), our experience was something I would want to be warned about. As... More 

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5 Thank missyWCTx
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your visit compelled you to leave a review such as you did. Realizing that mud baths are unique and not the usual “spa” treatments, I must supply you and all who read this review the facts and supply absolute corrections to your misperceptions. The internet is a place where one can write anything. My response... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

On a recent trip to the Napa Valley, we enjoyed a morning at Dr. Wilkinson's--"The Works." If you want a unique, relaxing, and rejuvenating experience, this is the place for you. It's an adventure, not a standard spa. The highlight of my visit was a masterful massage by Katherine. She is an incredibly gifted and intuitive therapist. I have had... More 

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1 Thank Therese P
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and understanding that we are not a "standard spa"! With decades of experience and tradition, your review means a lot to both family and staff. Katherine has been with us for 20 years and there is a reason for such! Your compliments are appreciated and have been shared with Katherine and all staff members. We hope... More 

Mason
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Have never had the mud bath treatment before, so cannot offer an opinion on how this particular business compares to another. But I can share my experience, and that of my friend who had the same opinions on our experience. We purchased the "Works" package, which was a whirlpool, sauna and 1/2 hr massage along with the mud bath. I... More 

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3 Thank Jillthetravellover
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

An interesting experience with the mud bath. Probably will like to do annually. Though, I may say its a personal preference.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I have never had a mud bath prior to coming to this spa, so it was a welcome treat and a little weird. The smell of the mud is like sulfur it's very pungent. Actually sitting in the mud is stranger and really hot. I couldn't really relax, but you get to soak for a long time after. Honestly the... More 

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4 Thank nadjah n
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Your comments are truly appreciated and your kind words have been shared with all staff members! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The mud spa is amazing - peat, sulfur water and volcanic ash. You stay in this mix for 10 minutes, wash off, spend another 10 minutes in a sulfur water bubbly bath, 10 minutes in a steam bath, and end with a "wrap" to relax, refresh and cool down It was extremely relaxing, plus I had just pulled a hamstring,... More 

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3 Thank Rowerbabe
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Worst ever. $358 wasted. When generating a complaint, Carolynn Wilkinson and the spa manager were rude and non-compliant to my concerns. RUN FROM THIS PLACE

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