As you turn in to Indian Springs’ palm tree-lined drive, you’re entering a truly historic spa resort. Situated in Calistoga at the northern end of the Napa Valley, Indian Springs Resort and Spa is California’s oldest continuously operating pool and spa facility. Situated on 16 beautiful acres planted with olive and palm trees, roses and lavender, the property is blessed with four thermal geysers that produce an extraordinary supply of rich mineral water. Another prized asset is the vast, natural deposit of pure volcanic ash on our acreage. These unique elements have long inspired a tradition of healing and renewal on this very site.

For centuries, people have gravitated to this land and recognized its restorative powers. The Wapoo 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, mudbaths, and water plunge (now our Olympic-sized mineral pool) on this property.
The past continues to inspire the present. Today, guests still enjoy some of the same spa traditions and resort amenities that were available more than a century ago. Imagine the generations before who soaked in the mud and relaxed by the pool. It’s easy to picture the families who stayed in the charming cottages and played shuffleboard and croquet—the core experience has changed very little over the years.

Treat yourself to a mudbath that features our own pure volcanic ash and you will experience a long-practiced ritual. Immerse yourself in our mineral pool and you’ll enjoy the waters just as generations before did. Having great respect for the traditions this place has inspired, we continue to offer our guests an authentic spa and resort experience. We invite you to visit Indian Springs and step back in history. Times change, but the land, water and traditions go on from generation to generation. Some things only get better with age. Indian Springs remains a truly unique experience.