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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

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Address: 1507 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515-1331
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+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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Very good spa and a good value

What a lovely time to be had at Dr Wilkinson's Spa. It's not fancy, it doesn't need to be. Wilkinson's delivers a very good spa experience for a modest price. The women staff... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2013
Leendar
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Encinitas, California
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I have been several times to the Indian Springs Spa. I thought I would try one of the other spas in Calistoga. What a mistake to go here. The place was dirty, there was no private rooms so you heard the staff gossiping, my 1 hour massage ended up only being 20 minutes. When I complained to the front desk... More 

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8 Thank Angelyn J
Modesto, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I was given a birthday present to go to a Spa in Calistoga. I went on line and chose Dr. Wilkinson's Spa. I reviewed others but it seemed that what I chose was the best value for my money. I was so impressed! What I saw on line was what I found on arrival. This was my first time at... More 

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1 Thank Kelly T
Redwood City, California
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Dr. Wilkinson is the real deal. Has been in Calistoga for decades. The mud bath is a not to be missed life experience. It's totally safe and clean, the mud is refreshed with boiling water. The only downside is that men and women spa separately. First you bathe, then immerse yourself in the mud. So relaxing. The mud bath is... More 

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1 Thank Fritzikay
Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

What a lovely time to be had at Dr Wilkinson's Spa. It's not fancy, it doesn't need to be. Wilkinson's delivers a very good spa experience for a modest price. The women staff were so warm and friendly, they made all of us feel special to be there. The peat moss/mud bath was sooooo cool. A bit of a weird... More 

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

Thanks so much for the kind words! We hope to see you here again soon! Mark Wilkinson More 

Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I went for the mineral bath, steam, wrap, massage package. Very pleasant, relaxing experience. My friend added the mud bath as well and enjoyed it too. The equipment looks original to the facility but works well. We chose Dr W's because it is the original! It's old but very clean.

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Thank 616RegularTraveler
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. We pride ourselves on delivering a relaxing, unique and authentic experience for the past 61 years! We hope to see you here again soon! Mark Wilkinson More 

Brentwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

So, just so you know you will have to be totally naked during the treatment so if that is a concern, then I would reconsider. I wanted to try something new and I have never had a mud bath. The place is clean and has old style which is kind of interesting nod to this place in its hay day.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We went for "the works". It was really fun to sit neck-deep in mud, rinse off and get a massage. I can't recommend it enough and would definitely go back. The atmosphere is laid-back and fun, a refreshing break from some places that take themselves too seriously. We were about 15 minutes late, and the staff graciously accommodated us. I... More 

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

Dear Kate S, Thank you for your kind review! I am happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon! Warm best wishes, Mark Wilkinson P.S. Gratuities can be left on a credit cad for the staff...sorry for any confusion about that! More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay! I had a mud bath, mineral bath and massage. Kathryn, my masseuse was incredible! Having been to a couple of other spas, this is the only spa we will go to in Calistoga from now on!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

My wife and I stayed overnight at DWHS and of course had to do the mud ......"the works". I was totally apprehensive but after reading reviews and encouraged by the wife, I was willing. The mud is like nothing other! Imagine a hot steamy oatmeal bath, thick and lumpy....then a face mask and cucumbers over the eyes. Very different for... More 

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1 Thank Jake R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2013

My wife and a group of her friends visited for a spa day for a bachelorette party and had a great experience. Clean, relaxing, and a care-free time! Mark Wilkinson and his staff were very helpful in making this a great relaxing day!

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