Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort History-Celebrating over 100 years
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort has a legendary history reaching back to 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 sulphur 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.