Founded in 1952 and re-imagined in 2020, the Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs is Calistoga‘s most iconic and historic resort and spa in the heart of Wine County. The storied Dr. Wilkinson’s Hot Springs Resort will soon transform into an exciting destination for an elevated “detox and retox” experience, slated to debut in fall 2020.

Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Hot Springs, Sign, Healthy Living + Travel

Beloved since 1952 for its uniquely Calistoga spirit and innovative mud bath treatments crafted by pioneering wellness experts “Doc” and Edy Wilkinson, the resort will maintain its ethos – and its iconic neon sign – while offering modern-day travelers an elevated “detox and retox” experience. The resort is currently accepting reservations for stays starting in mid-October.

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, Guestroom, Healthy Living + Travel

“Dr. Wilkinson’s has provided the Calistoga community and travelers to Napa Valley with a wellness-focused respite since 1952, so it’s important to us that we honor the resort’s vibrant past and beloved status in California’s first resort destination as we modernize the experience for today’s discerning customer,” said Robert Kline, Co-Proprietor and CEO of Chartres Lodging Group

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, Guestroom, Healthy Living + Travel

Maki Nakamura Bara, Co-Proprietor and President of Chartres Lodging Group, continues, “Wellness is not a trend for us – Doc and Edy founded the resort with wellness in mind all the way back in 1952. Our goal is to embrace Doc’s pioneering spirit and time-honored, stress alleviating and health balancing treatments in a completely reimagined environment, with every element of the resort experience designed with integrated wellness in mind. Dr. Wilkinson’s will continue to be the resort destination where wellness meets happiness.” 

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs