Just outside of Ukiah lies a unique haven that many of the locals don’t even know about. It is no secret. There are signs everywhere. The resort has been open for over 170 years. Yet, it remains undiscovered by many Mendocino residents- even though many celebrities have visited the resort to benefit from its regenerative properties.
The Pomo people used the springs for about 5,000 years to heal burns, cuts, psoriasis, eczema, and poison oak. Internally, it can be used as a natural alkalizer to alleviate stomach problems, gout, arthritis and virtually any acid condition.
Vichy Springs is a heavenly escape from the demands of life. A variety of cottages and rooms provide accommodations for just about any traveler. Two of the cottages are handicapped accessible, equipped with roll-in showers. Each unit has an amazing view of the natural landscaping.
All cottages and rooms are just steps away from the relaxing soaking tubs. Guests staying in Creekside Rooms can enjoy the soothing sound of the creek all night as they sleep. Because the environment is designed to help guests relax and unwind, no televisions are provided. The alternate “entertainment” is much more enjoyable. Special requests of flowers and/or chocolate dipped strawberries placed in rooms are also granted.
Walking through the gates of Vichy Springs takes guests into an amazing paradise. Beautiful trees and flowers grow in abundance on the property. The humming of bees tending to the flowers adds to the ambience. Strolling in the peaceful setting refreshes the mind and calms the nerves.
Several trails allow visitors to escape even further from the stresses of daily life. One trail leads to magnificent water falls extending 40 feet upwards. At the bottom of the falls is a pool that many hikers enjoy soaking in after the vigorous trek. Another trail leads to the old Cinnabar Mine, an intriguing site. Each trail offers an opportunity to escape the chaos and rediscover inner peace and serenity.
After taking in the rejuvenating sights and sounds of Vichy Springs, a bath in the healing mineral waters can top off the day. Many bathers have experienced softer skin, improved circulation, and reversal of skin conditions such as psoriasis. Many also drink the water, asserting that it helps with digestive ailments. Curtis & Tompkins even conducted testing of the waters, reporting that the minerals in the water helped to alleviate stomach problems.