24hrs in Calistoga, California
Calistoga just seems to be one of the Northern California destination that we can’t get enough of! Each year we make a point of traveling here in search of relaxation, good eats, and even better wine. For those unfamiliar with the area, Calistoga is a small town within the Napa Valley, well known for its natural mineral hot springs, and also home to Old Faithful Geyser! The town itself is on the smaller side, but full of charm with plenty of things to do. Our most recent trip took us to Indian Springs Resort and Spa for a much-need Anniversary get away (seen here) . To see where we suggest staying, eating, and relaxing in Calistoga keep reading!
WHERE TO STAY
1712 Lincoln Ave,
Calistoga, CA 94515
Indian Springs Resort and Spa has been on my travel wish list for some time now. During our previous stay in Calistoga (here) we ended up staying just up the street, and whilst rinding by on bikes new it was somewhere we had to check-out. The property itself is huge, and boast several different accommodations to choose from. Between their larger stand-alone cottages to the view rooms (which we selected). The price-point is reasonable for the area, especially if you plan on doing a bit of floating in one of their mineral pools.
The largest of the two is situated right in the center of the property and is one of the largest mineral pools in California! With a temperature between 94-102 degrees it rivals what I’d consider to be the perfect bath water. We ended up visiting on a Monday during early spring, and found out that they were near full occupancy. You’d think for an early in the week visit that most places would have cleared out some - this wasn’t the case with Indian Springs. It’s quite a popular destination for both those seeking relation and also plenty of people traveling as a family!
The overall setting of the resort is very tranquil, and even at near occupancy we rarely if ever heard people. The waters around the view rooms are lush and full of plantations, which makes it feel very zen. I’m assuming that was the feeling they were trying to achieve seeing that they’re on site spa is near by. During this trip we ended up not having enough time to book a massage, but would definitely consider a mud bath or alternative treatment during our next visit.
Instead, we opted to head for a morning dip! We set our alarms for 6:30am and made our way to Mineral pool. I’m so glad we did considering we had the whole place to ourselves (aside from a couple employees). The hours allow guest to swim from early morning to late night, which can serve as much needed, especially if you’re nursing a wine hangover!
Kelly & Kevin