The Best of Calistoga: Spa and Hot Spring Options

Standing at the very top of the picturesque Napa Valley, Calistoga prides itself in being the "Spa Capitol of northern California." In fact, the city got its name when Samuel Brannan, who purchased more than 2,000 acres with the plan to develop a spa comparable with Saratoga Springs in New York, said, "I'll make this place the Calistoga of Sarifornia," instead of "the Saratoga of California." So if you're planning to stay in a Calistoga bed and breakfast, make it a point to go to a Calistoga spa and enjoy the natural hot springs and mud baths the city is known for.

Lavender Hill Spa
1015 Foothill Boulevard (Highway 29)
Calistoga, California 94515
(707) 942-4495
www.lavenderhillspa.com

Lavender Hill Spa is said to be the Calistoga spa perfect for romantic getaways. In fact, it was voted the "Best Couples' Spa in Napa County" in The Bohemain's Best of the North Bay 2009 Readers' Poll. As deluxe couples packages like Romeo & Juliet and Time Together are their highlights, make sure you bring your partner along when you pay them a visit from your Calistoga inn. The spa offers individual treatments such as the Volcanic Mud Bath and Aromatherapy Mineral Salt Bath; massages like Deep Tissue Massage and Hot Stone Massage; Aromatherapy Salt Glow Treatment; seasonal treatments like the Mustard Bath followed by the 1-hour Muscle Melting Mustard Massage; and spa packages like Mud and Rocks and Mothers-to-Be.

Spa Solage
755 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, California 94515
(707) 226-0800
www.solagecalistoga.com

Voted the #1 Spa in the Americas by Condé Nast Travellers' 2010 Readers' Spa Awards, Spa Solage features 20,000 square feet dedicated health and wellness. Their signature Mudslide treatment involves a three-fold experience - The Mud, The Waters and The Rest - all part of a 100-year-old Calistoga spa tradition. They also offer bodyworks and massage services like Solage on the Rocks and Personal Best; facials like Solage-Somerville Signature Facial and Dermalucent Light Facial; aperitifs, which are 30 minute add-ons to services, like Lava Colada Exfoliation and Organic Fuji Appletini; nail, waxing, tanning and makeup services; and packages like Mellow Me Out and Back to Life. They also have specialized indulgences like Couples are "Suite" and Solage Fizz, which are both designed for two; and Kate for Men Facial and Be Buffed Manicure/Pedicure, which are just-for-men specialties.

Indian Springs Resort and Spa
1712 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, California 94515
(707) 942-4913   
www.indianspringscalistoga.com

California's oldest continuously operating pool and spa facility, Indian Springs Resort and Spa is located on 16 acres of property with 4 thermal geysers that is the source of rich mineral water. They are known for their Mineral Pool, which is kept at 92 degrees in the summer and 102 degrees in the winter. Their spa features volcanic ash mud baths like Classic Mud Bath and Mineral Bath; facials like Indian Springs Signature Facial and Atoxelene Oxygen Infusion Facial; massages with various techniques like Swedish Massage, Accupressure and Cranial Sacral Therapy; and special packages like The Spa Man and Relax, Retreat, Revitalize. After the treatments, guests can relax by the tranquil Buddha Pond.