Mendocino County offers many varied climates and terrain due to its huge geographical size. Within one half hour of Vichy Springs and
are 50 wineries, three museums,
Lake Mendocino (water-skiing, sailing, jet skiing and fishing), the Russian River,
Rubicon Adventures (whitewater rafting),
Cow Mountain Wilderness Reserve (BLM property), bicycling, hiking,
Montgomery Woods State Park (redwoods), shopping, restaurants, micro breweries, the
motocross (South Cow Mountain), mountain biking, and river and lake fishing.
Within an hour's drive additional redwoods more lakes, rivers and volcanoes. One and one half hours from Vichy Springs one arrives at the Pacific Ocean, and the coastal towns of Albion, Ft. Bragg, and Mendocino. There are three distinct scenic routes to the coast.
All of the above are located amongst oak/madrone woodlands, ranches, farms, vineyards, orchards, redwood and fir forests with spectacularly beautiful scenery everywhere.
Local shops and artisans abound throughout the county. Some of their wares are displayed in the resort gift shop and Vichy Springs' staff can direct you to their studios/shops.