7 Best Spas in Calistoga

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  • by DEVIN PARR
  • on MARCH 27, 2024
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Spas

7 Best Spas in Calistoga

By Devin Parr March 27, 2024

Originally inhabited by the Wappo Native American tribe, who believed in the healing power of the hot springs that defined the region, Napa Valley’s town of Calistoga has long had a magnetic pull for those seeking rest and rejuvenation. In the late 1800s, developer, entrepreneur, and Calistoga founder Samuel Brannan saw the tourism potential for these hot springs, ultimately opening the Calistoga Hot Springs Hotel on the land he purchased in the area.

In time, Calistoga became known for these natural hot springs, and a wellness destination was born, with unique therapeutic treatments to go with it, such as the famous mud bath—a now-iconic spa treatment that, according to one spa-goer, “feels like you’re simultaneously floating in mid-air while an elephant is sitting on you.” Think cozy-weighted-blanket-meets-breezy-hot-air-balloon-ride. It’s incredible.

Take a load off after your Wine Country adventures at one of these seven soothing spas in Calistoga.

One of the early pioneers of Calistoga’s wellness scene, this longstanding property has been helping people take a load off for more than 70 years, when chiropractor and onetime Calistoga mayor Dr. John “Doc” and his artist wife Edy Wilkinson first founded the hotel and launched Calistoga’s original mud bath in 1952. Guests can enjoy the spa’s extensive selection of mud baths, geothermal mineral pools, mineral baths, falling water treatments, and massages, along with a broad suite of unique add-ons like CBD enhancements, aromatherapy, hot-stones, and sound therapy.

Treatment to Note: Go big or go home during your Napa spa getaway with The Works. This signature experience was a founding treatment back in 1952 and is still offered today. First, immerse yourself in a 107-degree mud bath made from mineral-rich volcanic ash, Canadian peat, and mineral water (along with Doc’s secret formula). Then, shower off and soak in a mineral water hydrotherapy pool, enjoy a cleansing steam, wrap up in a cool blanket, and take in a massage.

1507 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-4102

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Photo Courtesy of Calistoga Spa Hot Springs

Located in downtown Calistoga, this hotel and spa is the perfect home base for your Napa Valley wellness getaway. Guests can enjoy a range of services from Swedish and deep tissue massages, mud, mineral, and steam baths, and reflexology, as well as access to a fitness studio, including yoga, Pilates, boot camp, and TRX classes. Spa guests also have access to the hotel’s four geothermal pools, ranging from 80 to 104 degrees.

Treatment to Note: Experience the healing properties of dirt in the signature Volcanic Ash Mud Bath treatment, an ancient ritual said to detoxify the body, improve joint and muscle pain and circulation, and replenish the soul.

1006 Washington Street, Calistoga, California, 94515, (707) 942-6269

Indian Springs Spa, Buddha Pond
Buddha Pond. Photo courtesy of Indian Springs

Simply reclining by the Buddha Pond as you sip cucumber-citrus water and enjoy the soothing water sounds of the geyser-fed pond is zen enough at Indian Springs Resort. However, there is much more on offer at this historic Napa Valley retreat. In addition to their iconic Olympic-sized hot springs mineral pool, Indian Springs features an enormous selection of classic and personalized wellness treatments, including CBD and deep-tissue massages, specialized facials for men, women, and teens, mud baths, scrubs, and even a luxurious Pure Goat Milk and Rose Bath experience.

Treatment to Note: The Holistic Facial, exclusive to Indian Springs, incorporates sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls, Ayurvedic Marma point therapy, Gua Sha stone facial massage, and a decadent regimen of natural and organic masks, serums, and moisturizers designed to restore the natural biome of the skin.

1712 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 709-8139

Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga
Relaxation Room at Solage Calistoga. Photo Courtesy of Solage Calistoga

A member of the ultra-luxurious Auberge Resorts Collection, no detail is overlooked at Solage Calistoga. The hotel’s expansive spa and wellness facilities comprises 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space centered on Calistoga’s mud and mineral water therapies. Visitors can experience a full spectrum of temperatures in Spa Solage’s geothermal pools, from Wim Hof-style cold to soothing bathwater warm; detox in an infrared sauna or eucalyptus steam room; get pampered with one of many massage, facial, or mud therapy treatments; take a class at the state-of-the-art fitness center; or simply enjoy an environment of calm on the gorgeous Solage grounds. 

Treatment to Note: The Solage Signature Mudslide is an absolute must. This three-part treatment features a mineral-enriched mud treatment, a dip in a private soaking tub with geo-thermal mineral waters, and a rest in one of Spa Solage’s unique sound chairs. Once you’re feeling on top of the world, kick back with a fireside craft cocktail at Solbar. 

755 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515, (866) 942-7442

Roman Spa
Photo Courtesy of Facebook: Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort

Nestled in the heart of Calistoga, Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort is a true oasis of rejuvenation. Guests can indulge in a variety of spa treatments, from massage and aromatherapy, to facials, mud and mineral baths, and couples’ experiences, all set amidst Napa Valley’s splendor. Staying overnight? Take the spa experience to your room in one of the resort’s Splendido Suites, complete with Roman Spa-like bathrooms, two-person whirlpool tubs with geothermal waters on tap, and in-room dual fireplaces.

Treatment to Note: Sink into a luxurious Mineral Bath, filled with geothermal water that flows from deep in the earth below the spa. Once you’ve applied a clay mask and exfoliated your stress away with a sugar scrub, rinse off and marinate in your new sense of well-being in the relaxation room.

1300 Washington Street, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-4441

Mud treatment at Golden Haven Springs Resort
Photo Courtesy of Facebook: Golden Haven

Specializing in spa treatments for couples and friends, Golden Haven is the perfect spot for a quick getaway to reconnect with a loved one over some rest and rejuvenation. This Calistoga spa offers a wide range of treatments, from massages and facials to mud and herbal mineral baths. If you prefer to extend your bliss, Golden Haven offers overnight accommodations in one of their 28 rooms, all of which include complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee, tea, bottled water, and bike use. Some even feature an in-room hot springs spa for a little extra pampering.

Treatment to Note: Golden Haven has treatment rooms that can accommodate up to four people at the same time. Book one of the various Couples and Friends Spa Packages and bond over a combination of mud and mineral baths, cool down wraps, and massage treatments together.

1713 Lake Street, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-8000

Moonacre Spa
Photo Courtesy of Facebook, Calistoga Motor Lodge

If it’s vintage vibes you’re going for, check in to MoonAcre Spa for a relaxation experience unlike any other. Part of the charming Calistoga Motor Lodge, a pet-friendly, retro-style motel, MoonAcre is a playful take on the classic Calistoga bathhouses of the 1880s. Hotel and day guests looking for an easygoing communal experience laced with fun and a bit of whimsy can enjoy one of the many treatments on MoonAcre’s extensive spa menu, from seven different types of massages, to facials, to mud bath and mineral soak experiences, and even private wellness classes for individuals and small groups. MoonAcre Spa also prides itself on the use of organic and locally-sourced products as part of its commitment to sustainability and holistic wellness.

Treatment to Note: The CBD Mineral Soak is said to be the perfect hangover cure, which may come in handy after a day of wine tasting in Napa. Let all your cares melt away as you luxuriate in a restorative bath infused with organic CBD and a blend of lavender and bergamot essential oils.

1880 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-0992

Conclusion:

Whether you’re in desperate need of a little R&R after one too many wine tastings or are simply in pursuit of a little pampering, Calistoga is Napa’s one-stop shop for all things self-care. Laze away your days beside the mineral spas, book in for a couple’s massage, or partake in a detoxifying mud bath… there’s no wrong way to spend your well-earned spa time in Wine Country.