Just 75 miles north of bustling San Francisco, and surrounded by Napa Valley and Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards, Calistoga is home to geothermal hot springs, wellness resorts, and mud baths featuring volcanic ash and natural peat. There’s hiking that ends at a mineral pool at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, and, of course, incredible dining and drinking experiences with a local focus. An escape for a weekend getaway or longer to one of the many wellness resorts here is the perfect way to return home completely refreshed. It’s no wonder Calistoga is Matador’s Wellness Award winner.

A wealth of modern wellness-focused accommodations

The Hot Springs Hotel inspired a boom of wellness resorts focused on Calistoga’s natural mineral springs. Today, there are more than two dozen spas and hot-springs-centered resorts in the area spanning a range of accommodation styles and activities. There’s...mud baths made from mineral water mixed with volcanic ash at resorts such as... Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs...

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