Welcome To Vichy Springs
Vichy Springs Resort, established in 1854
is a unique almost 170-year-old historic hot springs resort only two hours north of downtown San Francisco. It is the oldest ongoing resort of its kind in California and the oldest continuing business in Mendocino County.
Vichy Springs is the best of two worlds, a country inn and a hot springs resort. Vichy Springs offers the only naturally warm and carbonated “Vichy” mineral baths in North America. Vichy Springs offers rooms and cottages for overnight stays. Included in room rates are full use of the naturally warm and carbonated “Vichy” mineral baths, hot soaking pool, Olympic size swimming pool (in season) and 700 private reserve for walking and hiking.
Come and experience a true carbonated “Vichy” mineral bath and a walk on the beautiful 700 acre private reserve. You will “feel a million miles from your cares, and your heart will sing a new song.” (Timeless quote, from a 1914 resort brochure)
Huell Howser at Vichy Springs,
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Things To Explore While Visiting Vichy Springs
Wineries & Breweries
History of Vichy Springs Resort
The history of Vichy Springs Resort spans from the pre-written history of the local Pomo Native Americans (over 5,000 years ago) to the present day spa operations. The actual springs are estimated to be well over five million years old. Extensive travertine and ancient travertine onyx deposits are indicators of the various springs’ ages. The Pomos used the springs during their sole residency in the Yokayo Valley. They used the waters, according to personal verbal revelation to Gilbert Ashoff from Edna Guerrero and Elsie Allen both aged elders in 1978, for gout, arthritis, rheumatism, poison oak, burns, cuts, psoriasis and eczema.