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Address: 1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: +1 707-942-4102
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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 63 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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Mud bath aka manure bath

My husband and I wanted to try the mud bath while we were in Calistoga and signed up for "the works." It was nothing like I expected it to be, it was really like sitting in a tub... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Christine H
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Denver, Colorado
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GrassValley
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although very relaxing it was extremely difficult to get out of the mud and mineral bath as they do not have any handles to crab onto. Thought I would be in there for days trying to get out. They cannot help you due to liabilities.

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Atlanta
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I had always heard about the mud bathes so while up there I figured I had to give it a try. The mud was extremely hot and took several tries by the attendant with his shovel to get it tolerable. Make sure it is comfortable, not tolerable, as I couldn't wait to get out because it was so hot. Once... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband and I wanted to try the mud bath while we were in Calistoga and signed up for "the works." It was nothing like I expected it to be, it was really like sitting in a tub of hot manure! But anyway, the overall experience was fun and I can see the benefits of having such treatments done. The... More 

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Thank Christine H
Meadow Vista,CA
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is truly an 'original' Calistoga experience to try. This was my second time as I had so much the first time last year. For $89 I had a warm relaxing mud bath, facial while in the mud bath, followed by my own individual whirl pool bath with mineral waters, cool water continually being brought by Trina even before I... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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761 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for "the works" and found it a fun experience. We had never been in a mud bath before and it was very unique. The temperature was not too hot and I found it very relaxing. I also enjoyed the steam sauna and a 30 minute massage which I wish I had signed up for... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit here! Family owned and operated for nearly 64 years, your kind review is truly appreciated. We offer couples massages.... Many years of experience have proven to us that for ultimate relaxation and safety with mud, co-ed doesn't work! Again, I am so happy your experience was a good one! Mark Wilkinson More 

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74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you are looking for a spa experience, keep looking! I suppose "Spartan" might be fair, but there is nothing here to suggest luxury treatment or calming relaxation. It is an in-and-out no frills experience with the addition of smelly mud--peat+volcanic ash. Also, the 'couples' experience was not available, no explanation, just not available today (on a Saturday!).

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

Thanks for the review! Very sorry that we didn't have the couples treatment available for you on a Saturday....perhaps booking earlier might have made a difference (Napa Valley) and Calistoga are well known. The word "spartan" doesn't bother me and I am sorry that your expectations were not met. . We are unique and absolutely not a typical "spa". I... More 

Martinez, California
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

this place was great to stay at the pools and very easy location to get to from san francisco. we'll be back

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

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again......the sooner the better! Mark Wilkinson More 

Portland, OR
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you've always wanted to have a mud bath but were afraid to take the plunge -- this is the place for it, along with mineral baths, massage, and relaxation.

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

Many thanks for the kind words!!!! Sixty three years, family owned and appreciating the vote of confidence!!! Not sure about stew......I call it an easy-bake poach resulting in supreme relaxation! :) Thanks again, Mark Wilkinson Dr. W was my father......................... More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We got a gift certificate to Dr. Wilkinson's Spa specifically because we had heard about the mud baths and wanted to try it out. Be warned, if you have any health issues they will not let you do the mud bath! My wife has high blood pressure so she was not allowed. Ruined the whole idea ... and of course... More 

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

Dear Mark M, Thank you for your review and my apologies for your disappointment. When booking mud baths we screen all guests for their safety. This has been our policy for 63 years. Your well-being is more important to us than a sale. Our gift certificates are for a dollar amount and not a specific service and any remaining balance... More 

Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

"The works". A classic. Back after 25 years, we loved it just as much as we did then. It was a shame, though, that although we called ahead, a good week ahead, as proposed on the website, massage was no longer available. Do call as early as you can, as booking online is not available. A pity for overseas travelers... More 

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

Such a lovely review! Many thanks to you and family! Yes, I hope you come more than every 20 some odd years! I am approaching 60, son of the founders and hope to be here 25 years from now...and looking great! :) I so enjoy the generational thing too! Changes that we make are very subtle and sincere. Hurry back... More 

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