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Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

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1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1331
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Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs is an iconic resort and spa destination located in the heart of the charming town of Calistoga, offering time-honored mud bath and spa treatments, healing mineral pool soaks, and the best of Calistoga right outside its doors. The resort is currently closed for a complete renovation, and slated to debut in fall 2020. Upon reopening, the transformed resort will honor its iconic past while looking toward the future with a new mid-century inspired design, 50 completely refreshed guestrooms, a brand new restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a completely re-imagined spa, and the same proven mud bath treatments first shared with the world over 65 years ago. Best-in-class yet playful and approachable, the spa will make the art of mud bathing accessible for all.
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jlw376 wrote a review Feb 2021
Scandia, Minnesota5 contributions2 helpful votes
It looks like updates are being done now and conditions may have improved. It was old, dirty and falling apart when when visited in 2000. The room was small and dingy, the bed was lumpy and the air conditioner was so loud we didn't sleep all night. The spa treatments were hokey. The "Mud baths" that I thought would be so good for my husband, were just sticky, stinky goo reused by other guests and the whirlpool was a plastic mat in the bottom of a bathtub that created bubbles. This "treatment" was very expensive and not at all what the Frommer's travel book depicted. My husband and my uncle both got the mud bath treatment and still talk about how terrible and dirty it was. While this "resort" may have made improvements since our visit long ago, check it out thoroughly before booking. We did not have a good experience and frankly, we feel like we were ripped off. Cannot believe this place is still in business.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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IOGear wrote a review Feb 2020
Oakland, California21 contributions4 helpful votes
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Thank you for our wonderful stay! We enjoyed all the geothermal pools! It was nice to swim outside. The pool temperature was perfect, even though it was windy outside. It was nice to have one of the pools inside. Room are very quiet and comfortable. The beds are very comfy. Very good quality linens, robes, towels. Mini refrigerator, coffee machine, unusually good quality hairdryer. Free WiFi and even Tesla charger outside on the parking lot! My mom forgot her makeup magnified mirror and Nick on reception found one and got it delivered to our room. We asked for early check-in and late check-out and we able to stay longer! Thanks again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jose Ortega, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear IOGear, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Jose O.
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davdaven wrote a review Aug 2020
Richmond, California6,439 contributions88 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I spent a night here while on a mini-getaway from home. Dr. Wilkinson's is located on the east side of Calistoga, and it is a short walk to the center of town. The check-in process was easy, and staff was pleasant. Parking was a little tight, so we ended up on the street after returning from dinner. We found the room to be clean and somewhat updated, but it was very sparse. The bed was firmer like you would find in a motel, not softer like you would find in a resort. The indoor mineral pool looked a little dated but was still enjoyable, and it almost made up for what the room lacked. More effort is needed in room furnishings/decor and bed comfort to bring this place up to the standard of nearby properties. I hear that remodeling is in the works, which is good. Anyway, despite the shortcomings, this property offered good value for money. Whether there is value after remodeling remains to be seen.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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ladybear_4me wrote a review Mar 2020
Sacramento, California18 contributions8 helpful votes
My friends and I arranged a visit to celebrate surviving half a century and decided that some self pampering and warm swimming would be nice. That part was great actually. They were wonderful about the promised earlier check in time since there was a little one involved. The not so nice part, first thing I noticed when I walked into the room I was given for us was the musty mildew smell. Ok, it’s an older place with 1970’s decor. Hopefully this is just a leftover from being older stuff. Nope my four year old ended up coughing all night. She was coughing bad enough my friend had to drive to the closest open pharmacy at midnight to get some medicine for her. Her regular meds weren’t working. We discovered there was a major leak from the shower. Hope they actually fix it because we notified two separate desk managers. Second issue, I found things from prior folks including medications scattered on the floor. Four different types of pills. I will let that speak for itself. The topper was that the original quote I was given upon arranging the visit was not honored. After discussing things during check out, the manager presented me with a receipt for a slightly discounted rate (-$45). Upon checking my bank account, I noted I was charged the full rate, not the discount rate.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Jose Ortega, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. Please be assured we will work with our team to ensure these issues are addressed immediately. I would to like to personally hear more about your experience, and I would like to rectify your billing issue. Please feel free to contact me directly at 707-942-4102. Sincerely, Jose O.
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rsbdesign wrote a review Feb 2020
Carmichael, California46 contributions32 helpful votes
This hot springs resort is a mid century modern beauty. A wonderful, relaxing way to spend the day. Soak in a mud bath, a mineral bath, steamroom and then a massage. My friend and I had a great time. The bath attendants, especially Trina, were helpful and attentive, brought us plenty of lemon flavored iced water, helped us in and out of the various baths and were pleasant and friendly. The massage was great, my massage therapist, Jonathan was outstanding and my friend thought her massage therapist, David, was also great. Also available are outdoor pools at varying temperatures. We spent the night in a comfortable room all for a very reasonable price. The facility will be closed for the next two to three months for remodeling. Hopefully they retain the mid century charm. Definitely recommend a trip when they re-open. Time and money well spent.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Jose Ortega, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you had a great experience with our team members, and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please note we will plan to remodel this great hotel, and hope to see you again in our newly renovated property. Sincerely, Jose O.
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$152 - $1,164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dr. wilkinson`s hot springs hotel calistoga, dr wilkinsons hot springs resort, dr wilkinsons hot springs hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaNapa ValleyCalistoga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs?
Nearby attractions include Sharpsteen Museum (0.2 miles), Calistoga Spa Hot Springs (0.1 miles), and Oat Hill Mine Trail (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lovina, Calistoga Roastery, and Sam's Social Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Calistoga.
Does Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park (4.6 miles).
Is Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.