Pacheteau’s Baths

Pacheteau’s Baths in Calistoga opened in 1919 and ran until 1986. Today it is Indian Springs Resort.
Jacques Pacheteau, originally from France and then New York, became a winemaker and exported his products to New York.
He purchased 110 acres in Calistoga with the intention of creating a winter resort and health establishment, but died soon after completing the first bath house. His second wife Georgiana completed the resort after his death in 1919, and by 1926 had made many improvements.

A gray late 1920s or 1930s bathing suit with Pacheteau's Baths printed on the front. Courtesy of Indian Springs Resort.

Pacheteau’s Baths Suit

Date: circa 1925

Courtesy Indian Springs Resort

The 1926 History of Solano and Napa Counties said the following about Georgiana Pacheteau’s work:

The waters of the springs are highly mineralized and are effectual cures for many bodily ailments, such as rheumatism, neuritis, stomach, liver and kidney troubles and nervous and run down conditions, and have proved very popular Mrs. Pacheteau keeps a masseur and osteopath in constant attendance and every possible attention is given to those who come here for treatment.