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In the United States, there are a variety of natural hot springs where you can relax and unwind. While the composition of natural geothermal varies greatly by geography and geology, many hot springs are known for their healing properties with natural salts, sulfur compounds, iron, calcium, and magnesium. If you want to spend time in a hot spring while surrounded by striking natural beauty, book one of these top vacation rentals near these natural wonders.
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Located just minutes from shopping, dining, and the famous hot springs in the town of Pagosa Springs, this authentic log cabin enjoys a tranquil setting alongside Lake Pagosa. Built from D-logs milled at the original mill in town in 1976, it provides a peaceful place to relax with a beautiful view, fish or head out onto the water in a small boat, which is included with the rental. It’s been updated with a full cabin and a large dining area, with natural gas heat to keep you warm, while still retaining its rustic feel and old-world charm.
This cozy studio is just a five-minute walk to the Colorado River and 10 minutes on foot to the 20 hot mineral pools at Hot Sulphur Springs. In the summer, hiking, rafting and fishing are all nearby, while the winter months bring skiing, boarding and snowmobiling. Just right for two, the studio cottage has a queen-size bed and three windows for enjoying the mountain views. While there is no kitchen, you will have a microwave, minifridge and dishes, along with an outdoor seating area with a propane BBQ grill and an outdoor fire pit.
This hideaway sits in a quiet neighborhood at the base of Red Mountain, just a 20-minute walk to downtown Glenwood Springs. hiking and biking trails, the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, and the natural hot springs. It’s located on the lower level of a home and has its own private entrance with a private patio and beautiful views of Glenwood Springs and Mt. Sopris. It sleeps up to three with a spacious bedroom plus a futon in the main living room that folds into a bed. You’ll have a kitchen, washer/driver and an outdoor patio area ideal for sipping your morning coffee while enjoying the sunshine. A smart TV is available for movie watching.
This secluded luxury cabin accommodates up to eight guests and sits right along the Big Horn River. There’s a boat ramp just a block away along with a deck, outdoor bar, fire pit and hot tub all looking over the river. While you’ll feel like you’re in the wilderness, it’s right next to the world’s largest hot springs. A fully equipped kitchen, TV and Wi-Fi are all included.
This three-bedroom offers 6,000 feet of riverfront and several acres to explore. It comes with all the comforts of home and plenty of privacy, yet close to the hot springs in Thermopolis as well as being an ideal base for visiting the Big Horn Mountains and Yellowstone. Enjoy plenty of space, a full kitchen, TV, washer/dryer, but no Wi-Fi, for the perfect place to reconnect and forget about electronics for a while.
Located 30 minutes from the north entrance of Yellowstone in Tom Miner Basin, this historic stone cottage accommodates up to four. It offers lots of charm and an especially tranquil retreat, accessed by driving over five miles on a well-maintained dirt road. You’ll be able to wake up to magnificent views and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities nearby like hiking, fishing, soaking in hot springs, wildlife watching, and, in the winter, cross-country skiing. The cottage includes a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to make your own meals, a dining area, and a washer/dryer. While there is no TV or Wi-Fi, it’s the perfect place to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature.
This unique dome house boasts an adobe floor and natural plaster walls and offers a unique and cozy getaway with spectacular mountain views. There are several hot springs nearby, and after a day of enjoying a relaxing soak, you can come back to an open living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi. There’s also a wood stove and floor heat to keep you warm. When you want to check out the area, take one of the meandering paths that lead through the open forest or to the soothing hot springs.
Mercey Hot Springs is a popular stopping off point on road trips between the San Francisco and Los Angeles, just 13 miles off Interstate 5. One of the best ways to break up a long drive is to spend the night at this charming farmhouse home in Madera, just 30 minutes from the springs. There are indoor and outdoor tub hiking trails and birdwatching too. The home has beautiful landscaping with three bedrooms accommodating four guests, a full kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi and washer/dryer.
This home is located near Grover Hot Springs, nestled in a gorgeous valley tucked within the High Sierra. You’ll be perfectly situated for visiting the historic hot mineral soaking pool after a day of play in the mountains. There are hiking trails on the property that offer sweeping vistas of the dramatic granite peaks, wildflower-filled meadows and a waterfall as well, with bald eagles and even the occasional bear sometimes spotted. It includes two bedrooms sleeping up to five guests, along with a private fenced yard, Satellite TV and high-speed Wi-Fi.
Palm Springs is filled with natural hot springs, and this unique dome house Airbnb is perfect for groups. The three-bedroom Geodesic Dome sits across five acres with views of the desert, mountains, Joshua Tree Park and Coachella Valley. The views after dark are impressive too, with the view of Palm Springs city lights and the flickering of windmills while observing a sky full of stars through the dome loft skylights. You’ll be just 15 minutes from downtown Palm Springs with its many natural springs while enjoying a large living room, indoor and outdoor dining and well-equipped kitchen area along with Wi-Fi a 40″ flat-screen Smart TV and a special library with books with a focus on mid-century modern architecture, design and local interest, magazines and games
This beautiful home in McAllister is just a short drive from Norris Hot Springs with its “Water of the Gods,” which are a series of artesian springs that are used to fill its 38,000-gallon pool with hot mineral waters. Although it’s initially 120 degrees Fahrenheit, a sprayer system creates the ideal soak by circulating the water and cooling it to a comfortable temperature below 100 degrees in the summer, and to around 106 in the winter. Enjoy lakefront and mountain views, an indoor pool, fishing for tr0ut and paddling, with kayaks included.
Lolo Hot Springs Resort sits in the heart of the Lolo National Forest and is just under 40 miles from Missoula. It features natural hot springs pools with temperatures that range from 102 to 106 degrees, as well as a variety of accommodations, including a campground with tent sites, an RV Park with electric hookups, and cozy cabins. There’s also a restaurant and casino, a gallery, volleyball nets, horseshoe pits and live entertainment, along with the opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, fishing and crystal hunting.
This studio cabin for two sits along the waterfront and boasts spectacular views, just minutes from historic Idaho Springs and hot springs like Indian Springs. Ideal for a romantic getaway, it has a small kitchenette for cooking, with a Keurig coffeemaker for coffee & tea, microwave, plugin cook plate, pots and pans, mugs, minimal dishes and flatware, and a refrigerator in the pantry. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are included.
Eureka Springs is famous for its many hot springs and this “pod” cabin is just minutes from its charming downtown area will offering easy access to the naturally warm geothermal waters. The “pod” cabin sits amongst a small cluster of others and has a curved roofline for a unique charm that can be seen throughout the interior. It includes all the desired amenities, like a small kitchen with complimentary coffee and tea, and a firepit.