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  • Writer's pictureJenna King


The cold weather is now here but Idaho has plenty of hot springs to keep you warm all winter long. Here are five options for you and your family to enjoy!

The Springs

Located just under an hour from Boise, The Springs near Idaho City in the Boise National Forest provide several options for soaking. You can soak in the large geothermal pool, the hot tub, or book yourself a private pool. There is also a steam room, massages, and food and drinks delivered poolside.

Visits are by reservation only at this time and people are encouraged to arrive a little early for your scheduled time so you can enjoy your full reservation. For more information on The Springs, click here.

Gold Fork Hot Springs

Gold Fork Hot Springs in Donnelly is a great place to go this winter. With geothermally heated sidewalks and heated changing rooms, you will never feel cold at this facility.

The six pools are formed by natural rock formations in a flow-through system. Temperatures can range from 85 degrees to 110 degrees and there is a sandy pool for children!

Reservations are not needed and the springs are open on all holidays. The dirt road is plowed during the winter, so it should be easy to get to no matter the weather.

Click here for more information about Gold Fork Hot Springs.

Givens Hot Springs

Givens Hot Springs is also located about an hour from Boise or half an hour from Nampa and Caldwell. Reservations are also not required for swimming at these hot springs.

There are also campsites available at these hot springs for both RV and tents. There are picnic tables, campfires, showers and a snack bar for people to enjoy at the hot springs.

Givens Hot Springs is open 7 days a week but will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas this year.

Challis Hot Springs

Challis Hot Springs is located on the bank of the Salmon River in Challis, Idaho. The natural hot springs are constantly replenished with continuous freshwater supplied through the river rock bottoms.

Guests can enjoy the springs while camping in the RV and tent campground. The campground is also a great place to kayak, fish, or watch the wildlife.

There are hiking opportunities nearby with the hot springs located 25 miles from Idaho’s tallest mountain, Mount Borah.

During the winter, the hot springs are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. They are also closed on Christmas day.

Miracle Hot Springs

Miracle Hot Springs in Buhl has private hot pools, VIP private pools and four outdoor general pools with different temperatures. The smaller private soaking pools are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the VIP pools can be reserved in advance.

If you want to camp while at the hot springs, there are tent and RV spots available, as well as glamping style Geo-Domes. This location is unique compared to the other hot springs Idaho has to offer because there is a live alligator on site.

No matter where you are in the home buying or selling journey, let’s discuss your options and how to get you there.

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