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The-Springs-Idaho-City_LogoRecently our daughter Marnie and her husband Mac went to the newly renovated Idaho Hot Springs, now called The Springs Idaho. You can check the link for additional information – directions on how to get there, rates, hours of operation, reservations, etc. Here is Marnie’s report. Enjoy!

Felt like we we were transported to another country during our visit to The Springs. Forget your notions about Idaho City and think Switzerland Five Star experience in Boise’s backyard. Grab your best friends, round up your favorite family members, make your reservations and enjoy the lovely drive up Hwy 21. A glimpse of the steam rising from the pool and hot tub and welcoming entrance signage soon await on the left just after mile marker 37. Once parked you jaunt across the cozy parking lot and open the doors to a beautiful modern lodge.

The concierge will get you checked in, set you up with your tab and provide keys to your locker. Since I can only speak for the ladies, let me just assure you that the changing room is sumptuous. Put your key into your assigned locker, turn and lift up on the handle and voila the perfect place for your valuables and the key is easy to keep on your person. Change into your swimming attire, take a quick shower and head out to where the relaxation starts. The pool is nice and warm and has ideally situated seating for poolside beverage ordering. Just put up one of the little signs and a server will take your order on a wireless device after you provide your last name and locker number.

If you seek warmer water the hot tub is the perfect place to drink beer, sip wine and watch the sunset, jet contrails connecting the mountain tops, moon and stars. The steam room provides the perfect boost of additional heat in a cute little building just steps away from the pool and hot tub. Plenty of fresh drinking water is available to keep you and your loved ones hydrated. Two yurts serve respectively as a massage room or warm seating place to enjoy fresh tapas and sandwiches since you may well stay through dinner time. Just remember to order before 6 pm and make your reservation if you desire a massage.

Once you have soaked to your hearts content the changing room has large showers with seating so you can rinse off. Lavender shower gel, shampoo and conditioner are provided. Extra amenities like lotion, detangler, combs, organic spray deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste and hair dryer are on hand by the double sinks if you desire. Delightful seating by the wood stove in the lobby is available if you finish before your friends and family plus you can purchase the products you tried and they are reasonably priced.

Complimentary coffee and water is available at the checkout for your trip home. Don’t miss this gem – your body will thank you

Sounds like it might be an interesting adventure. She and Mac had a good time and enjoyed it. The rates, as stated on their web page, are “… The cost of an adult day pass to THE SPRINGS is $16. Children 12 and under, and infants are $10 … Seniors receive 25% off Monday through Thursday and 10% off Friday, Saturday and Saturday. Active duty military and members of the peace corps receive 10% off.” This does not include food or drink, which is available on site. Why not try it out and let them know you saw this information on this blog. Have a great time!