When it comes to pampering yourself with a spa day, there are plenty of luxurious options to choose from in Reno Tahoe. But if you’re seeking something a little more on the wild side, a trek to one of the many Northern Nevada hot springs might be just what you’re looking for. With options ranging from hot spring resorts to remote natural pools, it’s time to discover the hot springs near Reno Tahoe that are calling your name.
So you want to embark on a Reno Tahoe hot springs adventure? From the Reno Tahoe area to the Black Rock Desert, be ready for an experience much different than a day of spa treatments at a downtown resort. But don’t worry, with some preparation, you’ll be a hot spring junky in no time. Just keep these things in mind before you visit any hot springs in Northern Nevada.
If a bit more of a ‘civilized’ experience is what you seek, visit one of the Reno hot spring resorts in the area.
For a truly spa-like experience, Steamboat Hot Springs offers facial treatments, massage services, and more, in addition to the traditional hot spring services.
This hot springs resort sources its geothermal mineral water from a spring on-site, directly into the soaking tubs. Choose from several soaking options, including private mineral baths with aromatherapy, outdoor soaking tubs or the geothermal steam room. Steamboat Hot Springs also offers detox therapy, ayurveda and sonotherapy.
South of Reno, in Carson City, Carson Hot Springs offers their guests a large, outdoor pool and smaller, jetted tubs fed by hot mineral water. The location also offers guest a rich history.
Before the resort was built, Carson Hot Springs was originally used by settlers who were traveling to the California Gold Rush region. In 1880, the land was purchased by Thomas Swift, named “Swift’s Hot Springs,” and opened with bathhouses, a hotel and clubhouse. After a few more changes in name and owners, the land was finally dubbed “Carson Hot Springs” in 1910.
Throughout the 1930s-and 1940s, the resort became a happening place for dancing to Big Band music. Throughout the rest of the century, people continued to flock to Carson Hot Springs to soak in the water, receive water therapy and even enjoy exercise programs.
Today, Carson Hot Springs offers several varieties of soaking tubs, including an outdoor concrete pool and smaller indoor tubs. The resort also has an on-site restaurant, Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, and Shoe Tree Brewing.
Hot springs flow through 1862 David Walley’s Resort, located in Genoa with sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada mountains and Carson Valley. The resort offers steam rooms and mineral spas, as well as massage and body treatments for a true spa experience.
Soak in the outdoor pool, where the water is sourced from David Walley’s seven natural mineral springs. When you get hungry, visit the 1862 Restaurant & Saloon, located on-site, and enjoy meals including filet mignon, aged steak, grilled salmon and more.
The resort is also full of entertainment for guests of all ages, including children’s activities, a playground, ping pong tables, volleyball and billiards. Choose between a studio, one- to two-bedroom villages, or rent an entire cottage.
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