Dr. John Wilkinson and his artist wife Edy brought a new world of wellness to the Napa Valley long before it became a trend.
Edy and “Doc,” as the chiropractor and onetime mayor of Calistoga was known by regulars, founded the hotel in 1952 and spent decades growing a loyal following—folks who kept coming back for the couple’s welcoming spirit and the Doc’s iconic, health-giving mud baths.

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