One of the oldest hot springs in California, Harbin is hidden in the hills above the wine country north of the San Francisco Bay area.
Harbin Hot Springs is invested in the unique process of recreating our beautiful retreat center. It is our intention to reestablish many of the facilities and services we enjoyed previous to the Valley Fire in 2015. You can gather from the description below that Harbin has been a dynamic and beautiful environment for many years. Please extend your patience as we strive to offer a new and evolved Harbin experience in the future.
Visit our Rebuilding News page for updates on our plans and progress.
Harbin Hot Springs is simply a beautiful place to be — over 5000 acres of privacy, surrounded by many more acres of undeveloped woodland. Guests travel from around the world to experience the healing waters, historic grounds, natural setting, lively community, and our spirit-centered focus. Our location just north of the Napa Valley is consistently rated as having the cleanest air in the nation.
The historic communal soaking pools let you enjoy spring waters as they come from Mother Earth — very hot, soothingly warm, or breathtakingly cold. Clothing is optional here, so you may enjoy sunning, soaking and swimming with or without swimwear.
During your visit, you will want to schedule a massage or other treatment from one of our professionally trained and certified practitioners. Choose from a wide range of approaches including bodywork, energy work, spa treatments or Watsu®, a powerful form of warm water massage developed and taught at Harbin.
At mealtime, join us for creatively prepared breakfasts and dinners at our garden-view restaurant. Lunch items, snacks, ingredients and organic produce are always available from the Harbin Market. Or stop by one of our charming cafés.
Activities throughout the week are open to guests on a drop-in basis, including yoga classes (three times daily), dances, concerts, kirtan, classes and spiritual gatherings. Visiting workshop facilitators offer instruction in bodywork, relationships, creativity, nutrition and more.
Overnight guests choose from camping or lodging, including tent cabins, dorms, private rooms, or cottages. Others stop in for a day visit during the week. All are asked to liberate themselves from phones, tablets and laptops upon arrival, as our center is a technology-free sanctuary for guests.
Harbin’s center is maintained and operated by more than 100 residents who share the duties of preserving this land as a healing retreat. Although we strive to provide basic comfort and conveniences during your retreat, we have no desire to compete with elegant spas or fancy resorts.
During your stay you become part of our community, sharing meditations, soaks, meals and conversations with us. Many of our guests say this is the reason they return again and again.
Retreat. Relax. Renew.