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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1331
+1 707-942-4102
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Relaxing but quirky

Describing my experience at Dr. Wilkinson’s is challenging because in the end: I found the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2013
Tim R
,
Charlotte, NC, USA
This is a wonderful taste of Calistoga with the best massages you will find anywhere.

I've loved Doc Wilkinson's for years. It's a bit retro and funky with excellent service, wonderful... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2013
moonwritermom
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Sacramento, California
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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!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“steam room” (19 reviews)
“mineral bath” (20 reviews)
“peat moss” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1331
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+1 707-942-4102
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Describing my experience at Dr. Wilkinson’s is challenging because in the end: I found the treatment relaxing and was glad that I did it. However, there were several odd/uncomfortable steps along that journey. I apologize in advance for the length of the review, but as...More

18  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I've loved Doc Wilkinson's for years. It's a bit retro and funky with excellent service, wonderful mud baths, outstanding massages, and a touch of true California history. Get "the works" if you really need to recharge and refresh. You will leave a new person.

1  Thank moonwritermom
Reviewed 15 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...More

8  Thank Angelyn J
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...More

1  Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 7 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....More

1  Thank Fritzikay
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Leendar
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

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

Reviewed 14 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!...More

Thank 616RegularTraveler
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

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

Reviewed 10 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...More

3  Thank Isabella345
Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank kate S
Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

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...More

Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Tobetta
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horseloverm
If my husband and I are both larger people would it be awkward to do the mud bath, I just have visions of mud overflowing everywhere. How big are the tubs etc???
9 May 2017|
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Response from Albert L |
Hello. Regarding the size of the mud tubs, imagine a large bathroom tub but much deeper. When I was there I saw a very tall and large man using the tubs with no mention of a problem. Since the staff are so accommodating, I... More
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