Indian Springs Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Therapeutic volcanic mud baths and mineral water soaks in the calming spa
- Charming, vintage-style cottages and bungalows for private getaways
- A naturally heated Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool fed by a geyser
What To Know
- Couples looking for romance stay here; so do families with young children
- It’s not for nightlife mavens — after 10 p.m., downtown Calistoga is deserted
- Great base for exploring wine country
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A modern take on a classic California resort, this historic property mixes Mission Revival style with mid-20th-century cottages and newly built bungalows. Spanish colonial red-tiled roofs and whitewashed adobe-esque walls hark back to California in the 1800s, when this hot springs resort was founded. Croquet wickets and bocce and shuffleboard courts on the grassy front lawn add to the yesteryear vacation atmosphere. Crackling fireplace nooks, porches set with Adirondack chairs and orange-curtained cabanas by the pool all invite lounging.
Bed and Bath
With just two dozen spacious rooms, the resort’s two-story main lodge dates from the 1930s. Rooms have been fully renovated in a crisp, contemporary style: sea green linens, tawny cloth window shades and faux animal-skin wingback chairs. Special view rooms are dashed with arty accents, a glass walk-in shower, and a private patio or porch. For a more intimate experience, retreat to one of the historic cottages (some stand-alone, some duplexes) or bungalows scattered around the gardens, where flowering fruit trees grow. Most cottages have front porches for relaxing, while inside the decor is fashionably shabby-chic and outfitted with wicker and rattan.
The resort’s centerpiece is undoubtedly its famous spa. Slip into a plush, terrycloth-lined pinstripe robe and get ready for a volcanic mud bath ritual, complete with a eucalyptus-lavender steam, followed by a stroll around the contemplative Buddha pond. Guests can swim in the natural spring–fed pools — one Olympic-size, the other reserved for adults only — until midnight daily (seasonal hours may vary). The brand new Sam’s Social Club restaurant and lounge is named for the resort’s founder, legendary San Francisco character Sam Brannan. Crafting rustic New American and Mediterranean cuisine, the lovely indoor/outdoor restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
In the Area
Guests can borrow a free bicycle or simply stroll to downtown Calistoga, a rustic Napa Valley outpost with boutique shops, creative restaurants and lively bars lined up along the main street. The town makes a convenient base for unrushed, lazy-day wine country explorations. Drive down Highway 29 to the haute food, wine and shopping villages of St. Helena and Yountville, the latter boasting revered Michelin-starred restaurants. Wind along the scenic Silverado Trail to visit some of Napa’s biggest-name wineries, such as Stags Leap, Mumm and Robert Sinskey. In downtown Napa itself, the indoor Oxbow Public Market is a not-to-be-missed taste of wine country’s revered artisanal food makers.
How to Get There
A time for us to enjoy each other’s company away from all our distractions at home! The best, biggest hot springs pool. Quiet atmosphere. Dining at Sam’s Social Club a plus. We walked everywhere. It didn’t matter that it was raining, we loved this trip. We’re been to Indian Speings a few times, they just get better and better!!!
waited 10 minutes to get someone answer my call to the front desk. heater it too loud. not worth the money. the rest of the experience is quite good. spa is nice and the hotel restaurant is great. will not recommend given its price
I have been 3 times over the last 10 years. Though the property expanded quite a bit, I think it was done tastefully and carefully. Our lodge room was charming and comfortable with its own private patio with a fountain. The pool is a dream. The staff was very friendly and attentive.
I've stayed at Indian Springs on a few occasions. I've tried the cabin, hotel, and bungalow. I've been satisfied up until my most recent stay. Our king bed was not comfortable whatsoever. We had bungalow 2. I mentioned this to the girl while checking out and she didn't sound surprised about the negative report about the bed.
We brought our daughter who just had turned 21 to celebrate in the wine country. Our room was shared by the three of us and was spacious. The bathroom was large and accommodating. A nice closet too. I wished they would have had a small table and chairs so that we could have sat around that and played cards or read since it rained and all those wonderful spots around the property were of no use to us in the rain and cold weather. The beds were very comfortable too. Pillows not to my liking, I like a soft feather pillow. We loved the mineral pool and visited every day.