The air is getting brisker, the leaves are beginning to sport hues of red and yellow, and fall has officially made its annual debut. Inspirato members looking for a cozy but scenic respite from the coming cold should plan a trip to one of these five hot springs hot spots, all within easy driving distance of an Inspirato hotel.
Granite Hot Springs — Jackson, Wyoming
Situated outside of Jackson Hole, Granite Hot Springs is tucked along a canyon in the Gros Ventre mountains of Wyoming. Rich in wildlife, this tranquil area is perfect for Inspirato members aiming to immerse themselves in nature. Soothe sore muscles with a soak in the springs after hiking around nearby Grand Teton National Park. And you’ll be close by with a stay at Amangani in Jackson Hole, featuring a host of wellness-oriented spa treatments.
Breitenbush Hot Springs — Detroit, Oregon
This secluded hot springs touts itself is a sanctuary—and we think you’ll understand why when you arrive. Though many of Oregon’s hot springs require a hike to get to, Breitenbush Hot Springs is easily accessible by car, a little less than a two-hour drive from Portland. Tucked among the lush forests of the Willamette Valley, this health-focused community and co-op offers wellness programs, hiking trails, vegetarian-only meals, and a wealth of other serene options to reconnect you to nature. Stay at Portland’s RiverPlace Hotel for a convenient day trip to Breitenbush.
Dunton Hot Springs — Dolores, Colorado
For Inspirato members seeking a unique escape from the modern world, Dunton Hot Springs is the perfect retreat. Originally a mining town in the 1800s, Dunton is now a perfectly restored ghost town tucked into Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Enjoy the hot springs themselves, but also take in everything else this luxe-but-rustic resort has to offer: an on-site spa, yoga classes, farm-to-table dining, and endless opportunity for outdoor recreation, all with the convincing feel of the Wild West.
Sierra Hot Springs — Sierraville, California
Just 40 minutes north of Lake Tahoe, Sierra Hot Springs is nestled within its namesake mountain range in Northern California. The 700-acre resort offers a plethora of different pools at different temperatures—boasting names like “Meditation Pool” and “Phoenix Baths”—and the pools are open 24 hours a day, perfect for a contemplative 4 a.m. soak. Stay at Northstar for convenient access to the hot springs and plenty of other outdoor offerings near Lake Tahoe.
Ojo Caliente — Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
Inspirato members looking for a desert oasis will find respite in Ojo Caliente, a resort an hour north of Santa Fe. These mineral hot springs have been a sacred spot for the Northern Pueblo people for centuries (though the resort officially opened its doors in 1868), and amid the sweeping vistas of the high desert, you may feel that spiritual rejuvenation, too. Plus, the resort has designated the pools and spa as a “whisper zone”—speak quietly to preserve the tranquility of the area. Stay at Santa Fe’s Rosewood Inn and take a scenic drive through the desert to set the mood for a restorative day.