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Aetna Springs
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  California
County Napa
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 94567
Area code(s) 707
GNIS feature ID 1659686

Aetna Springs is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California, United States. It lies at an elevation of 771 feet (235 m). The ZIP Code is 94567. The community is inside area code 707.

It was named after a nearby hot spring. The spring was so named by the owner of the Aetna Mines, John Lawley, when he discovered the spring in the 1880s.

Aetna Springs Resort

The Aetna Springs Resort is located in Aetna Springs and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The resort and spa originally developed by Len D. Owens, Frances Marion’s father in the 1870s and quickly became a popular summertime destination for vacationers from San Francisco and Hollywood. One of the first golf courses west of the Mississippi River was built on the resort's property in 1891. In 1966 Ronald Reagan announced his intention to run for the office of Governor of California in the dining hall at the resort.

On June 9, 2009 it was announced that the Aetna Springs Resort would close. Snell Valley lies to the north of Aetna Springs. In early 2012 the Napa County Planning Commission approved plans to renovate existing 28 structures and build a new lodge on the property.

In literature

Aetna Springs is the locale of Frances Marion's Valley People, a book of short stories published in 1935.

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