A place where one can relax, renew, play and restore through spa treatments, massage and the hot springs, exists at Sycamore Mineral Springs. In the late 1800’s, two prospectors after oil found quite a surprise. Imagine what they thought upon discovering sulfur-rich hot mineral springs! Nested in the Avila valley, surrounded by mountains and forest lies Sycamore Mineral Springs. Over the years, a tranquil retreat has been created. Region: Central California / San Luis Obispo Hours/Season: Hot spring pools open 8am to 12am for the general public 365 days a year Rates: $12.50 – $17.50 per person Sycamore Mineral Springs Facilities Lounge by the naturally heated swimming pool, explore the Labyrinth and Meditative Gardens, bike the over 100 acres of beauty, relax in the Oasis then enjoy a delicious meal at the Gardens of Avila restaurant. One could also indulge in a massage or other delightful spa treatment. When you’re ready to settle in for the night, relax in your own private hot spring tub under the stars on your room’s balcony. Sycamore Mineral Springs offers rejuvenation and relaxation for every guest. If visiting for the day, make a reservation to soak up the natural mineral water in Sycamore’s hot […]
Engulfed by the Mount Hood National Forest, the trail head for Bagby Hot Springs is less than an hour’s drive from Estacada, Oregon. Sun dapples in through old growth trees along the well maintained and level 1.5 mile hike to reach three available soaking options. Bagby Hot Springs Facilities The partially covered Private Deck contains five hollowed out logs, each in their own room. The Public Deck features three hollowed out log tubs and one whiskey barrel style tub. The Upper Deck, which was constructed by the Friends of Bagby, is fitted with another whiskey barrel style tub, which can comfortably accommodate about eight people. The Bagby Hot Springs Public and Upper Decks are considered public, communal soaking areas. Camping is available at the trailhead and a mere quarter mile beyond the hot springs at Shower Creek Campground. No camping is allowed along the trail or at the hot springs. A $5 soaking fee is currently required, parking is free. Area recreation near Bagby can be found at Shower Creek Falls or Silver King Lake (6 miles from Shower Creek CG). In 2002, the Forest Service banned alcohol at the hot springs, please be respectful of this rule, and remember […]
Indulge in the many options for your soaking and rejuvenation needs at The Springs Resort near Idaho City, Idaho. Take a dip in the 40′ x 80′ geothermal pool or for some extra heat, kick back in the 16′ hot tub clocking in at 104*. While you’re there, try out the steam room to find that higher level of relaxation. In the summer months play on the splash deck in 16 jets of cold water, extremely invigorating! Grab the fluffy towel and simply relax. Grab a delicious wrap, sandwich or soup, all made from scratch, at the cafe. Craft beers on tap and fine wines are served poolside. The Springs Resort Facilities While snow is abounding and winter temps are chilling, enjoy the ice and snow free walkways. Geothermal water has been pumped throughout, including the changing rooms, to keep those tootsies warm. The main lobby features a cozy fireplace to sit and share stories. Winter months also feature a bonfire at the edge of the pools, allowing warm-up time when you’re not soaking but still want to be outdoors. Intimate lighting follows the footpaths and buildings for easy navigation and a perfect setting for stargazing from the pools. The […]
Blue Lagoon is well-known for its vibrant blue water heated by the neighboring geothermal power plant, Svartsengi. Even though Reykjavík is the most populated city in Iceland, Blue Lagoon Hot Springs is actually closer to the Keflavík International Airport and is nearest to the small town of Grindavik. The water is blue in color because of the effect sunlight has on silica, which is acquired during the geothermal harnessing process. Blue Lagoon Hot Springs Facilities Guests at the hot springs are treated to changing rooms with lockers and showers, options for sauna and steam, massage, delicious food, wet bar drinks and a plethora of additional available upgrades like access to an exclusive lounge. There is even a hotel, Silica Hotel, with its own lagoon hot springs pool and is a mere 10-minute walk from the main Blue Lagoon complex. Blue Lagoon Hot Springs Directions Turn south at the sign marked “Blue Lagoon” from the main highway connecting Keflavík and Reykjavík and drive approximately 10 km to the entrance. Blue Lagoon is 23 km (20 minutes) from Keflavík International Airport and 47 km (50 minutes) from Reykjavík.