Romantic Getaway with Natural Hot Mineral-Water Pools
More than a century ago, in the California town of Desert Hot Springs, both hot and cold natural mineral springs were discovered atop the aptly named Miracle Hill. As a result, resorts and spas popped up throughout the town, hoping to take advantage of the springs’ believed holistic healing properties. You can soak in these mineral-rich waters at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, set on an acre in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The Mediterranean-influenced hotel, topped by a terra-cotta stucco roof and surrounded by lush gardens, pumps the 140-degree water straight from the earth before cooling it down to 90–105 degrees. The water then fills eight pools and hot tubs, which are open 24 hours. There, you can bathe in the waters for as long as you’d like—the hotel suggests dipping into the pools and tubs two to three times a day to reach total relaxation.
Near the mineral pools, the onsite Capri restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Typical entrees include top sirloin and gnocchi à la romano. At the onsite spa, aestheticians and massage therapists are on hand to perform facials, body wraps, and massages.
Desert Hot Springs, California: Spa-Centric Oasis Minutes from Palm Springs
In 1913, settler Cabot Yerxa was digging a well in the San Bernardino foothills when he unearthed natural hot springs bubbling beneath the Californian desert. These hot springs created a spa-centric culture in Desert Hot Springs—the mineral waters, which reach temperatures of up to 148 degrees, flow directly into several local spas. Yerxa also used material found throughout the desert to handcraft a Hopi-influenced pueblo home that towers four stories high. It’s now immortalized as Cabot's Pueblo Museum, and is open for tours.
Twelve miles south of Desert Hot Springs, you’ll find a retro '50s and '60s vibe in Palm Springs. The ritzy vacation spot features world-class golf courses and shopping centers. Joshua Tree National Park lies 40 miles east, an 800,000-acre swath of land that stretches across parts of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. The five palm oases scattered throughout the park are the best spots to see native animals, such as snakes, bighorn sheep, and black-tailed jackrabbits.
What You Get
Stay for two adults and up to two children
Option 1: $79 for a 1-night stay in a pool- or mountain-view room with $30 spa credit, valid for check-in Sunday–Friday (up to a $159 value)
Option 2: $159 for a 2-night stay in a pool- or mountain-view room with a partial massage, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $298 value)
Option 3: $159 for a 1-night stay in a king king suite with a partial massage, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $209 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 12/13/13
Travel by: 1/31/14
Blackout dates: not valid 11/27/13–11/30/13, 12/24/13–12/31/13, or 1/19/14
Cancellation policy and fees: 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to Groupon price applies
The natural spring water is absolutely wonderful. And all the pools are opened 24 hours a day
Nga N. ·
June 29, 2017
The room was large with nice amenities and mineral pools were very inviting.
Marna W. ·
June 22, 2017
We had a great time - Kym was by far the most standout employee and wonderful bartender!
Hotel quality and customer service was slightly subpar but as long as you know what you're getting into, you can have lots of fun!
We packed coolers with snacks and beverages and brought our floats to the pool, which I recommend doing.
Danielle L. ·
June 16, 2017
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