Our Top 4 Rejuvenating Hot Spring Spa Resorts In Beautiful Nevada

There aren’t a huge number of hot spring resorts in Nevada (though there are plenty of wild-and-rough soaks if you’re so inclined!). For those looking for comfort, cleanliness and an easy to reach shower and bathroom for their soaking experience, we’ve picked out our favorite four Nevada resorts. All promise a clean, rewarding soak and/or swim (and/or massage!) after a day spent exploring, shopping, winning in a casino or skiing. Get soaking in Nevada – you deserve it!

1. David Walley’s Resort – 6 Hours 55 Minutes From Las Vegas

David Walley’s Resort. Source: travelnevada

The popular David Walley’s Resort offers hot spring soaking heaven at the base of the Sierra Nevada, just 16 miles from South Lake Tahoe.

“I now leave, without crutch or cane, entirely well, not only relieved from pain but gained in spirit.”

– Mark Twain, post-soak, at David Walley’s Resort.

What To Expect

David Walley’s Resort offers a large heated swimming pool and five separate mineral spas with temperatures ranging from 98 to 104°F, and with natural water that cycles every 2-3 hours. All tubs and pools are surrounded by concrete seating and sunbathing areas, with the shade of select trees providing comfort on the hottest days.

Sulfur is the main mineral found in the resort’s hot spring water, ideal for strong and healthy skin, hair and nails.


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Good To Know

Want to stay? David Walley’s Resort offers a choice of spacious studios, comfortable one- and two-bedroom villas, and two- or three-bedroom cottages.

Hungry? Head to 1862 Restaurant & Saloon for all-American dining in the ambiance of a historic lodge, with beautiful mountain views. They also have a great wine/beer/cocktail menu for those really wanting to let their hair down after a soak.

On-site amenities include a business center, fitness center, playground, billiards, volleyball court, and board game library.

Open from 7am to 9pm, daily.

Clothing required.

Where: 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa, Nevada.

Website: david-walleys-resort

2. Caliente Hot Springs Motel And Spa – 2 Hours 19 Minutes From Las Vegas

Caliente Hot Springs Motel and Spa. Source: travelnevada

Located in the small (and perfectly named) town of Caliente, this historic hot springs resort is on Route 93, making it easy to pop into as you’re passing through on your Nevada exploration.

What To Expect

The motel was recently renovated in positive, earthy colors, with each room boasting its own private soaking tub which you can fill with 104°F mineral-packed geothermal water. If the rooms are booked up, grab yourself one of four private soaking rooms with their large tiled baths to rejuvenate you on your Nevada trip.

Caliente Hot Springs Motel and Spa courtyard. Photo source: bearfoottheory

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Good To Know

All tubs are designed for private soaking and so are clothing optional.

Caliente Hot Springs Motel and Spa has 18 rooms. All rooms offer a 32″ flat screen TV, a microwave and refrigerator.

Where: 2 Youth Center Drive, Caliente, Nevada

Website: calientehotspringsmotelandspa.com

3. Carson Hot Springs Resort – 7.5 Hours From Las Vegas (30 Min From Reno)

Carson Hot Springs Resort. Source: tophotsprings

Carson Hot Springs Resort is the ideal destination for those seeking a budget-friendly way to regain energy and reconnect with nature without going all-out back-to-basics in the wilds! Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the Sierra National Forest as you treat yourself to some spa time.

What To Expect

Carson Hot Springs Resort offers four outdoor pools (two for swimming, two for soaking in), nine private indoor pools, spa rooms, and a wonderful patio with a photographic view of the Sierra National Forest.

All the pools are untreated. The bigger pools offer 93 – 96°F mineral water in the summer (98 – 100°F in winter), while the indoor private baths are kept at around 98 – 100°F. There are said to be a dozen different minerals in the Carson Hot Springs water, among them sodium, sulfate, chloride, silica, potassium, calcium, fluoride, magnesium, and lithium. See this article to find out which mineral does what.

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Good To Know

No lodging available on-site. Stay in Carson City or choose from the campgrounds below:

  • Tahoe Valley Campground
  • Mount Rose Campground 
  • Yerington Retreat
  • Washoe Lake State Park
  • Nevada Beach Campground and Day Use Pavilion
  • Silver City RV Resort

No reservations are required for the spa rooms – it’s first-come-first-served!

Clothing required. 

Where: 1500 Old Hot Springs Road Carson City, Nevada.

4. Steamboat Hot Springs – 7 Hours 12 Minutes From Las Vegas (17 Minutes From Reno)

Steamboat Hot Springs. Source: steamboatsprings

Steamboat Hot Springs is a hot-water healing center for over-12s, whose water boasts a unique set of minerals that pumps out of the ground at steaming 230°F, cooling as it is shared among the resort’s numerous hot spring spa offerings.

What To Expect

Steamboat Hot Springs welcomes you with a five-person outdoor tub, rooms with private two-person tiled tubs and water temperatures that you can control (from 50 – 150°F), a steam room, massage service, and aromatherapy. Reservations are not required if you only intend on using the outdoor tub, but you should make an online appointment if any of the other services tempt you!

You can book soaking increments of 30 minutes, up to 2 hours maximum. Package options are available that can take 3-4 hours.

The Steamboat hot springs are packed with beneficial minerals, among them calcium carbonate, magnesium, sodium sulfate, sulfur, lithia, soda, and lots of silica. Have a read of this article to find out which mineral does what.

The owners say:

“Our geothermal mineral water is pumped directly from the ground into our tubs, never spending extended time in tanks and pipes. There is significant research indicating that this direct contact with the frequency of the earth provides grounding for the body and offers numerous positive health effects.”

Steamboat Hot Springs. Source: travelnevada

Don’t Miss…

  • A massage from an experienced Reno therapist. 
  • Locally handmade body soap on sale in the reception area.

Good To Know

No on site lodging.

No under 12s allowed on site.

Steamboat does not put chlorine in its pool water, but their showers have “about the same amount of chlorine you have coming out of your shower at home.”

You can rent towels for $3 and buy flip-flops if needed.

Tea and drinking water are available. Bring your own food, but no alcohol or glass containers.

The resort ensures the indoor tubs are drained and refilled with fresh mineral water for each client. The outdoor tub is completely drained and cleaned three times a week.  

Clothing required in the sauna and outdoor tub.

Open Sunday – Wednesday 10am – 8pm, Thursday – Saturday 10am – 9pm.

Where: 16010 S Virginia St, Reno, Nevada.

Website: steamboatsprings.org


While we at Traxplorio do our very best to give you the latest information about these hot springs sites, life happens, weather happens, and property owners happen. We always recommend you go to the official hot springs’ web page and/or the relevant state authority page to check conditions, times, and prices (where relevant) before you head out. Thanks for understanding, and enjoy your soak!

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