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Spa at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515
707 942 4102
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Ranked #29 of 60 Activities in Calistoga
Type: Spas
Description: This popular spa soothes visitors through mud baths, steam rooms, massages and more.
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New York City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The place has an archaic "medicinal" appeal and run in a very impersonal, assembly line manner. There is a strict sequence sequence, such as 10 mins in mud bath, 5 mins in tub , 5 mins in steam room etc... You must adhere to this timely fashion, otherwise you will back up the system. But the worse part of my... More

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Berkeley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I booked a massage for the pools, I love the pools 102 degrees, 90 and 80 degrees 3 pools in total. They are small so choose a time when they are not busy. The spa has dividers not even room and when you go outside to the pools you go through the spa while people are getting treatments inc. mud... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've actually been to Dr. Wilkerson's three times and enjoyed it immensely each time. It's a funky, quirky way to spend an afternoon in Calistoga, a quaint little town in northern Napa. Several packages are available, but this time I did a mudbath and a thirty minute massage. The mudbath-- not for the claustrophobic--is a tub of hot ashy mud.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Picture this- a relaxing mud bath, mineral, steam, then you're told they took a walk in and you'll need to wait 35 min for a massage. Talk about un-relaxing (and un-acceptable). I left without the massage, which defeats the entire purpose.

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

I am so sorry to read this review. We did not take a "walk-in". This guest went through his bath routine in about 30 minutes. The mud bath treatment, including the mud bath, whirlpool bath, mineral steam room and blanket wrap usually takes about 1.5 hours. We offered this guest the next available massage therapist which involved a short wait... More

Charlotte, NC, USA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
29 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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 I was completely unprepared for what to expect, I feel it will improve other travelers... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 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 hour massage ended up only being 20 minutes. When I complained to the front desk... More

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Modesto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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 saw on line was what I found on arrival. This was my first time at... More

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Redwood City, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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. First you bathe, then immerse yourself in the mud. So relaxing. The mud bath is... More

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Encinitas, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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 to be there. The peat moss/mud bath was sooooo cool. A bit of a weird... More

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

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

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