Calistoga Hot Springs Located in Calistoga, California
The Calistoga Spa Hot Springs resort is in Northern California, just one and a half hours north of San Francisco in the Napa Valley region. The city of Calistoga is renowned for its hot springs and wineries, making it the ideal weekend getaway for residents of the San Francisco Bay area.
Calistoga is a small city with many restaurants and amenities within walking distance of the resort. Compared to other hot springs resorts, visiting Calistoga Spa won’t take you far from modern life.
Pamper yourself in luxury with spa services like the volcanic ash mud bath, foot reflexology or a massage. And, of course, the mineral hot springs. Spa treatments can be enjoyed seven days a week and a hot soak can be added on. Visitors looking to soak in the hot springs will need an overnight reservation, as day passes have been temporarily suspended.
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Pools Information
There are four outdoor geothermal mineral pools at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, which are naturally heated between 84°F (29°C) to 104°F (40°C) degrees. Overnight guests and spa day visitors who pay for a pool pass can relax around the pool or hot tubs in covered and open seating. There are fire pits, a hot tub, a kiddie pool, showers, lockers, and a snack bar. The resort is also well-known for its indoor mud bathtubs, where spa guests can immerse in heated volcanic ash.
Calistoga Spa is family-focused and does not permit nudity. We recommend packing a couple of swimsuits. Towels and robes are available at the resort.
Calistoga Hot Springs Facilities
Calistoga offers a complete resort experience; there are 57 guest rooms with three different bedding configurations – king bed, queen bed, and two queen beds. Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Resort is also home to a well-equipped spa with 8 massage rooms and a mud bath area. There is also a fitness center and a spacious parking area for guests to utilize.
Whether you are a solo traveler, couple or family, all are welcome. Keep in mind, if you’re visiting on the weekend, there is a minimum two night stay. Resort guests choose from over forty hotel rooms with queen or king beds, air conditioning, a kitchenette, refrigerator, and TV. All overnight guests have pool access from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., making the spa a good place for a long weekend filled with days lounging by the pool.
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Access Usage Fees
As of May 1, 2022, only overnight guests at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs may enjoy the mineral pools. The spa has suspended the use of day passes until further notice. However, if you pay for a spa treatment, you can soak in the mineral pools for an additional pool use fee.
Spa services cost $135 to $245, depending on the treatment or add-on. All overnight guests have complimentary access to the pools.
Nature and wine are the main attractions in Napa Valley. In Calistoga, you can see the “Old Faithful” geyser, similar to Yellowstone’s, or walk through a petrified forest. And visitors will want to explore wine country by taking the three-hour Napa Valley Wine Train and visiting award-winning wineries like Chateau Montelena and Castello di Amorosa, which is also a castle.
Calistoga Hot Springs History
Calistoga Hot Springs was first discovered over 500 years ago by the Native-American Wappo tribe. American settlers discovered the hot springs in the 1840s when word began spreading that there were geothermal pools in the area with healing powers. The first Calistoga Hot Springs resort was opened by Samuel Brannan in 1862 and became a summer hotspot for the rich and famous from all over California who came to enjoy the healing afforded by the exclusive hideaway mineral spring resort. Calistoga Hot Springs today has evolved into one of the most popular mineral springs in California and continue to welcome people from all over America.
Seasonal Access Information
The Napa Valley region has hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. If you visit during the summer, you may experience high temperatures in the 80°F and 90°F ranges. If you visit Calistoga during the winter, you’ll encounter rain, clouds, and average temperatures of around 40°F.
The driest and warmest times of the year to visit will be between April and October. If you’re visiting on a cool rainy day, lounge away in the covered mineral pool. In addition, there are indoor mud pools and other amenities for winter visitors.
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Driving Directions
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is in Calistoga, a small town north of San Francisco. The closest airport is Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, only an hour from the hot springs. Multiple domestic airlines like American and United Airlines fly into STS, the largest airport in California’s wine country. However, you may also fly into Oakland (OAK), San Francisco (SFO).
If you’re traveling from Santa Rosa, take Calistoga Road towards Calistoga. If you’re traveling from San Francisco, drive the 101 North freeway towards Santa Rosa, then take exit 494 (River Road) and follow the winding road for over 15 miles to Calistoga.
We don’t recommend driving from Los Angeles to the hot springs spa as it will take at least seven hours of travel time. If you reside in LA, take a domestic flight to Santa Rosa or Oakland.
Calistoga Hot Springs Map
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Google Maps Directions
- Northeast from Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa (30 minutes and 19 miles)
- North from San Francisco (1.5 hours and 76 miles)
- Northwest from Sacramento (1.5 hours and 86 miles)
- North from Los Angeles (7 hours and 433 miles)
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Soak Stats
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Early Fall
Address: 1006 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515
Day Passes: Not available as of May 2022
Hot Spring Temperatures: 84°F (29°C) to 104°F (40°C), depending on the pool
Area Features: Calistoga, Petrified Forest, Old Faithful geyser, Chateau Montelena, Clear Lake, wineries
Closest Gas and Food: Walking distance; within a mile
Dogs: No, only service animals allowed
Clothing Optional: No
Bathrooms: Yes, and changing rooms
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