Celebrating Over 100 Years

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort | Our History

Celebrating over one hundred years, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa has a legendary history reaching back to the Spanish and Mexican era, early American California, and the wild days of the Old West.

In 1886 two weathered prospectors started drilling for "liquid gold." To their surprise they didn't find oil, but white-hot sulfur mineral water. Because of the water's curative effects, the proprietors established a popular spa and mineral springs resort on the present location. In the early part of the 20th century, the Pacific Coast Railway – which stopped right across the street – brought travelers from Los Angeles and San Francisco on its stunning coastal route to this increasingly popular outpost on the Central Coast. A few years later in the 1930s, the word was out and many Hollywood celebrities started sojourning at the resort on their trips to Hearst Castle.


 About this same time, new owners renamed the property as Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and they decided it should be a therapeutic center staffed by doctors and nurses. People journeyed far-and-wide for the mineral water treatments to "cure" their aches, pains, arthritis and other sundry ailments. Some 40 years later in the mid-1970s there was a considerable shift in focus, and Sycamore Mineral Springs once again became a destination resort.

Today, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa is still committed to continuing its legacy as an authentic and historic California mineral springs resort. Our storied history, of course, is just one aspect of our property. Spanning more than 100 acres of lush forest, hills and meadows, our historic resort is the ideal environment to refresh, renew and restore one's mind, body and spirit.

Learn about The Sycamore Experience

For more information about our California coast hotel, contact Guest Services at:

Direct: 805.595.7302
E-mail: info@SycamoreSprings.com