Idaho Hot Springs

Idaho City Hot Springs - The Springs Resort

Nestled in the Boise National Forest on 80 acres of wooded bliss, you'll find a place to soak away your cares and immerse in Mother Nature.

Indulge in the many options for your soaking and rejuvenation needs at The Springs Resort near Idaho City, Idaho. Take a dip in the 40′ x 80′ geothermal pool or for some extra heat, kick back in the 16′ hot tub clocking in at 104*. While you’re there, try out the steam room to find that higher level of relaxation.

The Springs Resort Pictures

Hot Springs Hot Tub Enjoying the hottest pool - the tub
The Springs Resort and Outdoor Hot Pool Overview of the facilities
Steamy Outdoor Hot Pool Steamy soaks abound
Private Pool at Idaho City Hot Springs One of the private pools

The Springs Facilities

While snow is abounding and winter temps are chilling, enjoy the ice and snow-free walkways. Geothermal water has been pumped throughout, including the changing rooms, to keep those tootsies warm. The main lobby features a cozy fireplace to sit and share stories. Winter months also feature a bonfire at the edge of the pools, allowing warm-up time when you’re not soaking but still want to be outdoors. Intimate lighting follows the footpaths and buildings for easy navigation and a perfect setting for stargazing from the pools.

In the summer months play on the splash deck in 16 jets of cold water, extremely invigorating! Grab the fluffy towel and simply relax. Grab a delicious wrap, sandwich or soup, all made from scratch, at the cafe. Craft beers on tap and fine wines are served poolside.

The Springs Resort provides professional massage services, including deep tissue table massage in the heated massage yurt. Be sure to also take advantage of the live music offered during the summer. Explore the surrounding beauty of Idaho City, snowshoe or cross-country ski or sled downhill at nearby Steamboat Gulch. The Springs offers everyone a chance to relax and rejuvenate in a natural atmosphere.

Pool Hours

  • Monday 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM – 10 PM Grown-ups (18+) only all day and night
  • Thursday 11 AM – 10 PM Grown-ups (18+) only all day and night
  • Friday 11 AM – 10 PM Grown-ups (18+) only all day and night
  • Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Sunday 11 AM – 10 PM Family Day! with special pricing

Cafe Hours

  • Sunday-Thursday Noon-5:30 PM
  • Friday and Saturday Noon-8:30 PM

Day Use Rates

A day pass allows unlimited entry and exit all day long, access to hot spring-fed showers, personal locker with key, and a plush pool towel. You will find complimentary spa amenities including shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, grooming products, sunscreen and moisturizer. Complimentary herbal tea, organic fair trade coffee and mineral water is offered.

  • Adult day passes: $20.00
  • Age 12 and under: $14.00
  • $2 discount for visits after 8pm

Discounted rates for hotel guests, Sunday family day, active military and seniors:

  • Adult day passes: $17.00
  • Age 12 and under: $12.00

Gift cards are available at the front desk.

Private Pool Rates

There are 4 private pools that can be rented by the hour.

  • Couples: $45/hour
  • Additional people: $5/person up to four guests total in one tub
  • Main facilities access: additional 8$/person (all day pass)

Check Current Rates/Hours & Make Reservations

Reservations are mandatory on weekends and highly recommended during the week. Note that The Springs limits the number of soakers in order to provide plenty of space for everyone. Making a reservation is a good way to avoid being asked to wait or be turned away due to lack of space.

The Springs Overnight Accommodations

A short walk down the road, lodging can be acquired from The Springs’ 7-room sister property, Inn the Pines. Lodging is not available directly at The Springs.

Check Current Rates/Availability & Make Reservations


There are plenty of excellent campgrounds available in the neighboring Boise National Forest.

The Springs History – Formerly Known as Warm Springs Resort

Dating back to the late 1800s, The Springs is steeped in history. Once known as Warm Springs Resort, and discovered by early settlers, it has served as a post office, police station, saloon and overnight stage stop for weary travelers. After changing owners a few times, it was allowed to recuperate for many years from severe overuse, and since has undergone acts of reforestation and rehabilitation. As of February 14, 2013, and after investing $2.7 million in upgrades and new construction, The Springs in Idaho City is once again open to the public for enjoying natural hot mineral waters, relaxation and new memories for generations to come. View pictures of the old Warm Springs Resort.

Need to Know

  • Hot springs water pH: 9.6
  • GPS: 43.814332, -115.86372870000002
  • 3742 Highway 21 Idaho City, ID
  • Phone: 208-392-9500


Driving from Boise: Take Highway 21 north towards Idaho City. Prior to reaching Idaho City, look for the signed turnoff past mile marker 37. Approximate drive time is 45 minutes.