Fodor's Expert Review Vichy Springs Resort

2605 Vichy Springs Rd., Ukiah, California, 95482, USA

The cottages and multiunit one-story buildings of this historic hot-springs resort—luminaries from Ulysses S. Grant to Nancy Pelosi have unwound here—surround a broad lawn shaded by mature manzanitas and oaks. Three of the eight cottages, some with full kitchens, date back to the spa's debut in 1852, though many guests favor the five Creek Side Building rooms bordering Little Grizzly Creek for their woodsy views and proximity to the Olympic-size pool. With hardwood floors, floral-print comforters, and off-white walls, these accommodations tilt more casual country inn than chic boutique hotel. Likewise, although massages and body treatments are offered and the naturally carbonated hot springs are indeed rejuvenating, this is more of a rural retreat than a full-on pampering-type spa.

PROS

  • rural solitude
  • naturally carbonated hot springs
  • some accommodations have full kitchens

CONS

  • pool is only heated part of the year
  • not a pampering-type spa
  • noise from nearby gun range

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-462–9515

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms

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