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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

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Address: 1507 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515
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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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I have visited the Calistoga bathes for many years. If you are looking for a high end spa experience, this not your place. If you would like a relaxing mud bath experience without... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2016
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Reno, Nevada
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews, but as this experience was so abysmal I felt it was my fair duty to ! If I had read the reviews and even the managers responses on trip advisor beforehand, it would have kept me safely far away from the dr wilkinson spa from hell ! Firstly they make you enter the experience through... More 

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

Jojojo30- So sorry that your experience wasn't as hoped. My only response is my opinion of your (alleged) claims. Vivid combined with imagination is, in my opinion, a right and as we know, the web is a place to disclose, insult, support or anything you want. Your comments, however, lack merit in my opinion. No accusation at all. I truly... More 

Daly City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Yes it is me again!! A happy, calm, peaceful, rested person after staying at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs!! I was AGAIN greeted kindly and swiftly...never do the front desk agents make you wait...and checked into my poolside room with new age music playing...ahhhhh!! Nick at the front desk was kind enough to give me a pool side room..next to the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have visited the Calistoga bathes for many years. If you are looking for a high end spa experience, this not your place. If you would like a relaxing mud bath experience without paying a fortune, you will enjoy The Dr. Staff is friendly and welcoming. You will receive a 10 minute mud bath followed by a 10 minute mineral... More 

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GrassValley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Although very relaxing it was extremely difficult to get out of the mud and mineral bath as they do not have any handles to crab onto. Thought I would be in there for days trying to get out. They cannot help you due to liabilities.

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I had always heard about the mud bathes so while up there I figured I had to give it a try. The mud was extremely hot and took several tries by the attendant with his shovel to get it tolerable. Make sure it is comfortable, not tolerable, as I couldn't wait to get out because it was so hot. Once... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

My husband and I wanted to try the mud bath while we were in Calistoga and signed up for "the works." It was nothing like I expected it to be, it was really like sitting in a tub of hot manure! But anyway, the overall experience was fun and I can see the benefits of having such treatments done. The... More 

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Meadow Vista,CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is truly an 'original' Calistoga experience to try. This was my second time as I had so much the first time last year. For $89 I had a warm relaxing mud bath, facial while in the mud bath, followed by my own individual whirl pool bath with mineral waters, cool water continually being brought by Trina even before I... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for "the works" and found it a fun experience. We had never been in a mud bath before and it was very unique. The temperature was not too hot and I found it very relaxing. I also enjoyed the steam sauna and a 30 minute massage which I wish I had signed up for... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit here! Family owned and operated for nearly 64 years, your kind review is truly appreciated. We offer couples massages.... Many years of experience have proven to us that for ultimate relaxation and safety with mud, co-ed doesn't work! Again, I am so happy your experience was a good one! Mark Wilkinson More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you are looking for a spa experience, keep looking! I suppose "Spartan" might be fair, but there is nothing here to suggest luxury treatment or calming relaxation. It is an in-and-out no frills experience with the addition of smelly mud--peat+volcanic ash. Also, the 'couples' experience was not available, no explanation, just not available today (on a Saturday!).

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

Thanks for the review! Very sorry that we didn't have the couples treatment available for you on a Saturday....perhaps booking earlier might have made a difference (Napa Valley) and Calistoga are well known. The word "spartan" doesn't bother me and I am sorry that your expectations were not met. . We are unique and absolutely not a typical "spa". I... More 

Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

this place was great to stay at the pools and very easy location to get to from san francisco. we'll be back

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

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again......the sooner the better! Mark Wilkinson More 

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