A few minutes north of St. Helena in funky Calistoga, the Golden Haven Hot Springs scenic spa resort is fed by a geothermal aquifer and is a minute’s drive from the Lake County Highway, 4 miles from Castello di Amorosa castle and winery, and 5 miles from the Petrified Forest.
Accessed by exterior corridors, cozy rooms with contemporary furnishings feature free Wi-Fi and cable TV, Upgraded rooms offer kitchenettes and French doors leading to private patios; some also have saunas. Suites add whirlpool tubs.
A hot spring-fed spa offers treatments (fee), including mud baths. Guests have complimentary access to the hot springs pool and loaner bikes, plus a picnic area with lounge seating and a hammock.