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
Great place to stay! The pool was amazing. Loved riding bikes around the property and town! Staff was kind and rooms were lovely and clean. Sam's Social Club was so tasty and the Churros are worth a visit alone!
Overall was fantastic ! This was not my first time there. My first visit to Indian Springs Resort was the Summer of 1969 and we watched Neal Armstrong land on the moon from inside the pool. The TV was were they served food. It looks totally different now.
Sam's has always been a good dining experience in the past. On this visit, it was embarrassing. I usually go there with my grandchildren and other family members. On this trip, it was the first time that my husband was accompanying me. I had raved about Sam's restaurant in the property and the service was soo poor my husband didn't get a chance to experience it.
This was a beautiful resort! Extremely clean and up to date! Pool was lovely and everything close to the little town of Calistoga! Was happy the parking was included as I had a rental car due to a wedding in Napa! Loved having access to the bikes as well! Indian Springs is a beautiful resort!
Was staying at Indian Sprigs for a girls visit. Grounds and pool are wonderful. They pool is great at night after a hot day seeing the sites. Service is indifferent at best. Front desk staff seemed bothered at requests and barely engaged with me.Not a value for the prices they charge. Cottage furniture was shabby. Beds and linen comfortable.
We have been going to Indian Springs for 26 years and they have added a lot more rooms and cottages. They have100 meter pool that’s probably around 85-95 degrease and an adult pool( Adult cause kids can’t get into the pool and they serve wine and cocktails and food from the restaurant; Sams) tRhe adult pool is about 70 degrease and nice when it’s hot outside. The have umbelas for their pugs chairs if you want no sun but that’s optional. You can get a mud bath and a message and you can choose from the cucumber water or lemon water that is everywhere by the 2 pools and the mud bath & message area and by the reception. A or of hotels including Solage Calistoga Ranch are recently owed by Auberg! So the prices went up at least 400$ a night. Indian Springs is family run and much more affordable. Cheers