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Calistoga Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 184 photos

Native Americans visited this place to heal their sick with the hot mineral springs. The present-day town was started by California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan, who wanted to replicate the East Coast's resort for the rich and famous, Saratoga. Since this town was to be California's answer to Saratoga, it was logically called Calistoga.
The warm springs and geysers still figure prominently in the town's activities.

  • Last visit to Calistoga: May 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Nice pics and descriptions of Calistoga area activities.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Loved the explanation of the origin of the name of this place - and the grindstone. Would have loved more time to explore when we just passed by earlier this year.Thanks for filling in some of the missing bits!


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