Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort

The spa town of Calistoga in the Napa Valley has a variety of accommodation options, from luxury resorts to charming bed and breakfasts. For visitors who are seeking simple relaxation, Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort delivers. The first rooms were built in 1962 and featured only two twin beds and a kitchen. This hotel takes pride in being the first in the town of Calistoga to provide televisions (black and white, of course) for guests, as well as in-room air-conditioning. Since the 60s, there has been a series of updates to the rooms, but in early 2009 Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort underwent a major facelift, including the addition of new bathrooms, luxurious linens, and flat-screen televisions.

Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs has been offering visitors what they call "natural, simple relaxation" for decades. The outdoor mineral pool, mud baths, and massages bring the thermal offerings of Calistoga to guests. The town is sometimes called the spa capital of Northern California and Dr Wilkinson’s spa in Napa provides guests access to the simple pleasures of these mineral waters. While spa treatments are available, some guests choose to enjoy the indoor mineral whirlpools and the mineral steam rooms. The pace of this hotel matches the sleepy town of Calistoga, just away from the bustle of busier areas of Napa Valley.

An affordable option in Calistoga, Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort has a variety of options for guest rooms. From a Victorian house decorated in period style to bungalows with cherry-wood armoires, there is an option for different desires. Some rooms have kitchens, allowing for an at-home feel and access to cold, sparkling wine at your whim. Unfussy and laid-back, Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs easily achieves the "spa casual" attitude that some of the larger luxury resorts claim to have. Some families have been arriving for generations to this spot in Northern California. A big of a historical landmark as well, Dr Wilkinson’s Spa in Napa has a reputation for serious hospitality.

If you’re looking for a package deal to add maximum value to your Napa vacation, Dr Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort offers packages on their web site. Combine the price of a night’s accommodation, wine-tasting coupons, and a massage to make the most of a getaway in Napa. An available package will likely include, "The Works," which was originally coined by Dr Wilkinson himself and offered for just $3.50. It includes all the offerings of the spa: mud bath, mineral bath, steam room, blanket wrap, and massage. Today The Works is available combined with accommodation and special discounts at local restaurants and wineries.

Dr Wilkinson’s Spa in Napa is known for The Works throughout wine country. Gift certificates are available, either over the phone or on the resort’s web site. The healing qualities of Calistoga’s natural resources were harnessed in the 50s by ‘Doc’ Wilkinson and his wife, Edy, but they are still available to all who come to Northern California to discover the magic of Napa.

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