As you turn in to Indian Springs’ palm tree lined drive, you’re entering a historic spa resort. Situated in Calistoga at the northern end of the Napa Valley, Indian Springs Resort and Spa is California’s oldest continuously operated pool and spa facility. It unfolds over 17 acres of hills and ponds, olive and palm trees, and roses and lavender.
The property is blessed with rare, substantial natural resources, which have inspired a long tradition of healing and renewal. Four thermal geysers produce rich mineral water and a deposit of pure volcanic ash also runs through the property. The waters supply our mineral pool and steam rooms, and combined with the ash, create the special mud for our famous mud baths.
People have long recognized the restorative powers of this land. The Wappo Indians settled here 8,000 years ago, bathing in the warm waters. The Spanish followed, naming the grounds “Agua Caliente.” Notable Californian Sam Brannan was an early promoter of the area and, in 1861, created the original spa, mud baths, and water plunge (now our Olympic-sized mineral pool).
That rich past continues to inspire the present. Guests still enjoy many of the same spa traditions and resort amenities of more than a century ago, from our cottages to mud soaks and the mineral pool, to shuffleboard and croquet.
In fact, the core experience at Indian Springs has changed very little over the years. That’s not a coincidence. Out of great respect for its traditions, we offer guests an authentic spa and resort experience that’s one of a kind. We invite you to visit and see how the past inspires the present.