Idaho November 10, 2016
These Ahhh-Worthy Hot Springs In Idaho Are Perfect For A Staycation
Now that hot springing season is here, Idahoans have two ways to do it right: our hundreds of natural hot springs tucked away in mountain caves and alongside rivers, or, luxury man-made pools. While the Gem State is renowned for having
more naturally soakable hot pools than any other state in the country, we also know how to up your experience into a glam pampering session, complete with fuzzy robes, massages, and modern lodging. Whether enjoying a relaxing soak on a chilly, snowy day or enjoying the beautiful views of the warmer months, here are some of the state’s best developed springs — both natural and man-made.
1. The Springs, Idaho City
This day resort just a short drive from Boise is one of Idaho's newest hot spring gems. A flat fee and a reservation will allow you to soak for as long as you wish without the crowds. Drinks, towels, toiletries -- even massages! -- are all available to make your visit as dreamy as it should be.
Address: 3742 Highway 21. Idaho City, ID
2. Lava Hot Springs, Lava Hot Springs
Idaho's "World Famous Hot Pools" are aptly nicknamed for a reason. Open year-round, multiple pools allow you to marinate at your ideal temperature while the hot geothermal steam wraps you in a cocoon of toasty bliss. Additionally, summers see the opening of the attached water park.
Address: 430 E Main St. Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
3. Miracle Hot Springs, Buhl
For a truly swoon-worthy experience, Miracle Hot Springs is king. In addition to expansive hot pools with fantastic hours (8am-11pm), private tubs, dreamy spa-like rooms, and more await you. Including the supervisory gaze of the local alligators!
Address: 19073 Highway 30, PO Box 588. Buhl, Idaho
4. Burgdorf Hot Springs, McCall
Luxury doesn't always mean glistening surfaces and all the bells and whistles of a 5-star resort. Sometimes, luxury means relaxing in the heart of Idaho's bountiful nature, miles away from civilization, in complete comfort. That's what Burgdorf is all about. Delightfully rustic and oh-so
Idaho, this hot springs gem is only accessible by snowmobile in winter, but offers plenty of hot pools of every size and shape -- both makeshift and refined -- to be enjoyed in every season. Plus, their cozy cabins are the perfect base camp for all-hours soaking.
Address: Outside of McCall off of Warren Wagon Rd.
5. The Cove at Shore Lodge, McCall
There are a million reasons to fall in love with McCall's nationally-recognized waterfront resort, but the luxurious Cove spa is absolutely breathtaking in the best way possible. A picturesque, modern getaway, the lodge features fireside suites, immersion hot pools, natural landscaping, ultimate privacy, signature treatments, and so much more to make your experience one of absolute perfection.
Address: 501 W. Lake St. McCall, Idaho 83638
What’s your favorite hot springs to soak away your cares? Tell us about it in the comments!
If you prefer to kick back and marinate in your own “private Idaho,” check out
Idaho’s “Soaktennial” Hot Springs Trail, or check out this list of some of our favorites around the state.