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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

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Address: 1507 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: +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 never had a mud bath prior to coming to this spa, so it was a welcome treat and a little weird. The smell of the mud is like sulfur it's very pungent. Actually sitting in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
nadjah n
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Miami Beach, Florida
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West Columbia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never had the mud bath treatment before, so cannot offer an opinion on how this particular business compares to another, but I want to share my experience because even though there are a lot of good reviews for this spa, (the reason I booked our spa treatment), our experience was something I would want to be warned about. As... More 

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

We are so sorry that your visit compelled you to leave a review such as you did. Realizing that mud baths are unique and not the usual “spa” treatments, I must supply you and all who read this review the facts and supply absolute corrections to your misperceptions. The internet is a place where one can write anything. My response... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent trip to the Napa Valley, we enjoyed a morning at Dr. Wilkinson's--"The Works." If you want a unique, relaxing, and rejuvenating experience, this is the place for you. It's an adventure, not a standard spa. The highlight of my visit was a masterful massage by Katherine. She is an incredibly gifted and intuitive therapist. I have had... More 

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

Thanks for your review and understanding that we are not a "standard spa"! With decades of experience and tradition, your review means a lot to both family and staff. Katherine has been with us for 20 years and there is a reason for such! Your compliments are appreciated and have been shared with Katherine and all staff members. We hope... More 

Mason
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114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Have never had the mud bath treatment before, so cannot offer an opinion on how this particular business compares to another. But I can share my experience, and that of my friend who had the same opinions on our experience. We purchased the "Works" package, which was a whirlpool, sauna and 1/2 hr massage along with the mud bath. I... More 

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1 Thank Jillthetravellover
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

An interesting experience with the mud bath. Probably will like to do annually. Though, I may say its a personal preference.

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1 Thank Ln G
Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I have never had a mud bath prior to coming to this spa, so it was a welcome treat and a little weird. The smell of the mud is like sulfur it's very pungent. Actually sitting in the mud is stranger and really hot. I couldn't really relax, but you get to soak for a long time after. Honestly the... More 

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

Thanks for your review! Your comments are truly appreciated and your kind words have been shared with all staff members! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The mud spa is amazing - peat, sulfur water and volcanic ash. You stay in this mix for 10 minutes, wash off, spend another 10 minutes in a sulfur water bubbly bath, 10 minutes in a steam bath, and end with a "wrap" to relax, refresh and cool down It was extremely relaxing, plus I had just pulled a hamstring,... More 

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

Thanks for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Worst ever. $358 wasted. When generating a complaint, Carolynn Wilkinson and the spa manager were rude and non-compliant to my concerns. RUN FROM THIS PLACE

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Marin County, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I stayed here with my parents, very relaxing, friendly place. The accommodations are clean but nothing special, unless you really want the true vintage feel. The baths however are lovely, and the hot bath is inside so it stays hotter, the other two baths outside are warm and then cool. Goldilocks could have fun trying the baths here! I also... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review! I am truly happy that you enjoyed your time here! Our mineral waters are fresh and come from the grounds beneath us at boiling...and indeed, there is sulfur in the water. We've just ramped up our wi-fi in all guest rooms and now offer premium channels as well as easy access to the relaxing... More 

Oakland, California
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

So I made a trip up to Calistoga with a Girlfriend and our kids for Easter Break and we staggered our massages so that someone was with the kids poolside while the other person was getting a treatment. I asked for a woman. But apparently she called in sick. I have never been so happy my wishes weren't honored. Tim... More 

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

Dear Shelly A, Thank you so much for the review! So glad that you enjoyed your recent visit! I have passed along your kind comments to all and hope to see you here again soon! Best wishes, Mark Wilkinson More 

Alameda, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have been going to The mud baths for the last 25 years. This has always been a no thrill experience as far as decor.This facilityI believe started in 1952 and is an old facility. I did have the mud bath, mineral bath , sauna and wrap. Was not able to book a message I assume because of availability. This... More 

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