Vichy Hot Springs: The Best Of Both Worlds?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to soak in Mineral 89-rich waters? Well, Vichy Hot Springs Resort – located in the small, familial town of Ukiah, CA – is here to appease your curiosity. 

Boasting its Country Inn, numerous soaking options, and around 15 carbonated baths, Vichy Springs Resort is here to accommodate your stay with all the necessary amenities to make for a comfortable stay. These include cottages, an Olympic size swimming pool, 700 acres of private land waiting to be explored by visitors, and so much more that we’ll leave as a surprise. 

This is a perfect destination for those who prefer their thermal soaks with a little bit of spice. However if you’d like an all-natural and rustic hot springs experience, checking out other hot springs in California will surely help you find your favorite one – or ones.

Olympic size pool at Vichy Springs Resort.
AddressVichy Springs Resort 2605 Vichy Springs Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

Location2 hours from San Francisco, CA
TemperatureRanging from 96
Road AccessEasy. Any Vehicle
OpenAll-year-round (swimming pools are seasonal)

What Is Vichy?

The name ‘Vichy’ might sound familiar to you and it’s most probably because of the skincare brand of the same name. 

Vichy – AKA Mineral 89 – is known for its numerous skincare benefits. It moisturizes the skin and improves its texture, reduces all sorts of pores and facial blemishes, strengthens the skin’s barrier function, and protects it from outside pollution. 

Well, what the brand and this hot springs resort have in common is their abundance of this magnificent mixture of Mineralizing Water and Hyaluronic Acid that people nicknamed ‘Vichy.’ 
These beneficial properties make Vichy Springs Resort one of the most unique natural baths out there. Not to mention the fact that this is the only facility that offers baths with these types of qualities in the entire continent of North America.

All You Need To Know

Even if one might think that these natural baths have a relatively humble appearance compared to other commercialized hot springs, you’ll be fascinated to know that said baths date way back to 1854 (making it a facility that’s been functioning for 169 years, *gasp*) and have hosted some real OG celebrities such as Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt. The resort is maintaining its historical value by keeping the look undisturbed and, honestly, with their incredibly unique healing properties, appearance does take a backseat.

Vichy Springs Resort offers quite a few soaking options: an Olympic size swimming pool (only available in summertime), an in-ground hot pool, carbonated ‘Vichy’ baths that they also call ‘Champagne Baths’, and Chemisal Falls Pool that is located on the 700-acre private territory.

As we already mentioned, this facility unites a Country Inn as well as a hot springs resort. It is available both for day use and overnight guests.

Rates for cottages also include full use of all soaking options, breakfast, massage, facials, and a hot stone massage, all of which are available daily from 8 am to 8 pm.

Here’s the full list of the resort features:

  • Twelve Mountain View rooms with one queen or two twin beds
  • Five CreekSide rooms with one queen bed each
  • The Applewood Suite with two queen beds
  • One and two-bedroom cottages with queen and twin beds
  • Private bathrooms
  • WiFi 
  • In-room direct dial phones with local calls free and voicemail
  • Japanese-style futons are available for additional guests
  • Use of the famous “champagne” mineral baths & hot soaking pool
  • Use of Olympic size swimming pool during daylight hours in season
  • Use of the beautiful 700-acre reserve with trails for walking & hiking
  • A full breakfast buffet is served every morning in the dining room

Getting There

From Sacramento: Exit I-5 N at I St (1.0 ml). Then follow I-5 N and State Hwy 20 W to E Perkins St in Ukiah. Take exit 549 from US-101 S (144 ml). Then exit at I-5 N (58.0 ml) Take 578 to CA-20 towards Clear Lake/Colusa 0.3 ml. After that, make a sharp left onto CA-20 W/State Hwy 20 W (36.9 ml). Continue onto State Hwy 20 W. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit and stay on State Hwy 20 W (3.9 ml). 

When you reach another roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on State Hwy 20 W (19.5 ml) and then exit on US-101 S (6.0 ml).

After that, take 549 to Perkins St towards Vichy Springs Rd for 0.2 ml and follow Vichy Springs Rd to your destination.

Accommodation Details

There is a vast selection of accommodation options at Vichy Springs Resort. This diverse list of lodging ranges from casual RV parks to suites and is perfect to accommodate any type of traveler. 

Accommodation Rates 

Mountain View – Single Occupancy$225.00
Mountain View – Double Occupancy$310.00
Creek Side – Single Occupancy$280.00
Creek Side – Double Occupancy$355.00
Applewood Suite – Single Occupancy$310.00
Applewood Suite – Double Occupancy$385.00
One-Bedroom Cottage – Single Occupancy$385.00
One-Bedroom Cottage – Double Occupancy$460.00
Two-Bedroom Cottage – Double/Triple Occupancy$535.00
Additional Guest, per room (including children over 2yrs)$85.00
RV Parking$30/night + $85 per person
*Room rates do not include 11% county taxes. All prices and terms are subject to change without notice.

Day Use Rates

Two Hours or less per person$35.00
Three Hours or less per person$55.00
All Day, when booking Spa Service$55.00
All Day, per person Oct-April only$85.00
Towel Rental per person$3.00
Bathing Suits (rentals per each)$3.00
Breakfast per person$15.00
Bathrobe Rental$12.00
Day use hours are 9 am to 5 pm.

Day Use Availability

Packages available from October to April (Sunday through Saturday)

  • 2-hour package
  • 3-hour package
  • All day package

Packages for May-June (Sunday through Saturday)

  • 2-hour package 
  • 3-hour package

Packages for July-September (Monday through Friday)

  • 2-hour package
  • 3-hour package

Holiday Periods

  • 2-hour package

Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends

  • unavailable

Important Information To Take Into Account

Vichy Springs resort is not clothing optional

All facilities are non-smoking. It is only permitted in designated areas.

Pets are not allowed anywhere on the property including the parking lot.

Vichy Hot Springs checks their guests in with a $100 deposit.

For more information, you can visit their website:

Call 707-462-9515 to book your stay or email the resort here: [email protected] 

Accommodation Alternatives

If you think that Vichy Resort accommodation isn’t for you and would like to stick to the day use of the facility, there are quite a few lodging alternatives in Ukiah where you can plan your overnight stay. The price range is vast and will satisfy anyone no matter the budget. 

You can check the accommodation options here

What You Can Explore

The town of Ukiah is best known for its love of wine so obviously, visiting the wineries should be at the top of your list. You can check out 

  • Parducci Wine Cellars 
  • Nelson Family Vineyards 
  • Bonterra Vineyards 
  • Rivino Winery
Parducci Wine cellars

If you want to explore the outdoors we suggest

  • Montgomery Woods State Reserve (where you can camp out)
Beautiful Montgomery Woods State Reserve
  • Lake Mendocino
Mendocino Lake
  • Todd Grove Park
Todd Grove Park
  • Low Gap Park
Low Gap Park
  • Cow Mountain Recreation Area
Cow Mountain Recreation Area
  • Riverside Park
Riverside Park

If you want to check out a historical landmark you can visit

  • The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas 
  • Grace Hudson Museum
Grace Hudson Museum.

Final Thoughts 

Even if you are a hot springs enthusiast, trying something new in terms of mineral soaking is never a bad idea. Vichy Hot Springs is a good way to look after your health, especially any skin conditions, as well as your soul and mind.

If you’re planning a trip around California in search of some top-notch Hot Springs be sure to check out:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Vichy Hot Springs clothing-optional?

No, Vichy Hot Springs is not clothing-optional

Is Vichy Hot Springs open?

Vichy Hot Springs is open all year round. However, some of the pools in the resort are seasonal.

Where is Vichy Hot Springs?

Vichy Hot Springs is in Ukiah, California. 2-hour-drive from San Francisco

How do you get to Vichy Hot Springs?

From Sacramento: Exit I-5 N at I St (1.0 ml). Then follow I-5 N and State Hwy 20 W to E Perkins St in Ukiah. Take exit 549 from US-101 S (144 ml). Then exit at I-5 N (58.0 ml). Take 578 to CA-20 towards Clear Lake/Colusa 0.3 ml. After that, make a sharp left onto CA-20 W/State Hwy 20 W (36.9 ml). Continue onto State Hwy 20 W. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit and stay on State Hwy 20 W (3.9 ml). When you encounter another roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on State Hwy 20 W (19.5 ml) and then exit on US-101 S (6.0 ml)

How much does Vichy Hot Springs cost?

The prices of Vichy Hot Springs use vary depending on the package with the cheapest being $35.00 and the most expensive one is $85.00. For more details scroll up or visit their official website:

How hot is Vichy Hot Springs?

The water temperature at Vichy Hot Springs ranges between 90°F-104°F


While we at Traxplorio do our very best to give you the latest information about these hot springs sites, life happens, weather happens, and property owners happen. We always recommend you go to the official hot springs’ web page and/or the relevant state authority page to check conditions, times, and prices (where relevant) before you head out. Thanks for understanding, and enjoy your soak!

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