Nevada March 12, 2018
These Healing Hot Springs In Nevada Have A Truly Fascinating History
There’s nothing like indulging in Nevada’s hot springs when you get the urge to partake in some rest and relaxation. Our hot springs are a deeply treasured part of exploring Nevada. Visitors of our state often don’t realize that we even have them, but true Nevadans know exactly where all the best ones are. The hot spring featured here is one of the oldest in the Silver State. People have been flocking to these restorative springs for centuries. This place has a long history, and it’s incredibly fascinating.
Located just south of Reno is a small volcanic field that is just bursting with geothermal energy. This is where you'll find the historic and restorative Steamboat Hot Springs.
Steamboat Hot Springs is a designated historic site. It's not often that you come across hot springs like this one. People have been using the spring's healing waters for their restorative properties since the early 1800s.
You might be surprised to know that the hot springs were named by a famous writer you've probably heard of—Mark Twain! Twain wrote in 1863, "From one spring the boiling water is ejected a foot or more by the infernal force at work below, and in the vicinity of all of them one can hear a constant rumbling and surging, somewhat resembling the noises peculiar to a steamboat in motion".
Steamboat may look pretty fancy with its beautiful facility, but people have been visiting the springs long before a building was ever constructed. The Paiute Native Americans often visited here and advised men who flocked to Nevada during the Gold Rush to use the waters to rejuvenate themselves.
It was during the 1920s and 1930s that Steamboat became famous as a healing spa. Stopping here for a soak could almost be considered an iconic Nevada tradition.
Today, you can choose to relax in one of their seven soaking tubs. As is common with Nevada hot springs, the water contains small amounts of gold and silver. However, it's the water's silica content that rejuvenates your hair and skin.
Steamboat provides a variety of healing services for every type of individual including aromatherapy, sound therapy, light and color therapy, mud wraps, and more.
They also offer a variety of spa packages. Choose whichever one sounds best to you and indulge in hours of sweet relaxation!
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