Hacienda Hot Springs Inn
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Marcus and Andy finally get to camp!!!!!
It was a perfect night, pretty warm, desert clear skies, and no creepy crawlies that we could see.
We dropped a tarp, rolled out our bags, and tried to have a fire. The only wood we had was from the original campground in Virgina, which we had been saving ...
... in and around the rock outcroppings to the Barker dam & pond that a gold miner had built in 1900. We saw some more petroglyphs and headed off to the next trail.
The last adventure of the trip (baring any mishaps on the road tomorrow) was a short hike out to a mill that was used to crush gold ore. There were several old cars, pumps, a wind mill, and the ore ...
... had a brief meet with Craig and Linda in Oregon but really didn't know much about them. We do now! They are from Portland, OR and have been full time RVr's for the past 3.5 years.
They have spent a great deal of their time volunteering at Oregon and California state parks in exchange for an RV site. One of their experiences really sticks in my mind. They spoke of a particular remote California desert state park. They spent six months there including the summer months. 120 ...
... uphill through wind and water eroded badlands and reach a dry lake bed. Mountains are very near to the north; the view south is across wide open desert. We climb once again then head down toward a large valley punctuated with green vegetation at the northern end.
Borrego Springs lies at the upper end of the Borrego Sink. The town is small at 3500 souls. Businesses are all located on the main road and there are not very many of them. It lies in a valley ...
... else in the world. He passed in 1960, Bess in 1983. Shields Date Garden is now owned by Jewel Date Company.
Shields sports a large store specializing in, uhhh, products made from dates! It also has a huge variety of preserved products that would be difficult to find if someone were looking to purchase said products anywhere else. They also sell delicious (and famous) date shakes. To the rear of the store is The Cafe that features some ...
How has this spa rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hacienda Hot Springs Inn Desert Hot Springs
The reasons that Hacienda Hot Springs is a repeat destination for my frequent rejuvenation are numerous. It is close to Los Angeles. It is a clean, cozy, personal establishment that "feels like home".
Want to rest?
After spending 4 days in the midwest for a family funeral, Hacienda Hotsprings Hotel was just what we needed. The room . kitchenette and back patio made us so relaxed, time passed. We soaked, drank wine, ate,soaked,drank wine, ate met wonderful people, some were other guests, others who had the good fortune to own or work at Hacienda Hot Springs. It was a remarkable time of peace for my husband and I after a year of losing parents. I hope to be able to return soon!
Beautiful Spanish-Style Getaway
Hacienda Hot Springs Inn is a small hotel whose buildings are Spanish style from the 1940s. They've been newly renovated and decorated appropriately. Each room is different.
I was exhausted from a busy week and I enjoyed the mineral water pool and spa -- very relaxing. My bed was also extremenly confortable and the homemade granola for breakfast was a nice treat. The service is excellent, very friendly and attentive, and well informed about the surrounding area.
Hacienda Hot Springs is the perfect relaxing remedy for the stressful LA lifestyle. We had such a wonderful time there the first time that we returned a few weeks later! The rooms are comfy and cozy, the kitchenettes have everything you could possibly need and the jacuzzi is right outside your door! All rooms have patios. There are gorgeous views -- especially at sundown. Oh, have I mentioned the amazing landscaping? Even the swimming pool was the perfect temperature. Finally, they could not be more friendly -- the hospitality is excelent! Be sure to ask for home-made granola for breakfast. I can't guarantee they'll have it but when they do, it's scrumptious.
We'll undoubtedly return to Hacienda Hotsprings in the very near future.
If Hacienda Hot Springs Inn had been around a few years ago, my first marriage would probably have been saved .... What a lucky find this was! Unlike other spas, Hacienda is low key, quiet, romantic, and so tastefully well-appointed we thought we were at home. Except we don't have a geothermally heated spa, or a pool with a brook babbling nearby, or electricity supplied by photovoltaic panels on the roof, or fastidiously detailed and well-kept .... well, everything. Who else puts fresh milk in the frig for their delicious homemade granola? Everything you need is thoughtfully and generously provided and it's all where it should be. And, relative to other spa resorts in the area, it's inexpensive! Magic! Congratulations to the owner, staff and especially to Graham Barker, the builder of this beautifully renovated inn. We'll be back!
Loved the intimacy!
Loved the intimacy!
The desert sky above was always filled with stars at night and the sun
of course during the day time hours. And those pools of natural mineral water pumped in from the ground below are truly a revelation.
We spent most of our time in the pools of healing revitalizing water
and were completely relaxed and rejuvenated as a result.
The grounds are nicely landscaped with local plants and trees and green
There is a charming community lounge which turned out to be a good
place to go for interesting conversation with some of the other guests as well as the owner and manager.
The service and hospitality were first rate. excellent.
We went to Hacienda Hot Springs Inn in the beginning of March. It's fabulous!!! Much better than an other Hot Springs we've stayed at in the past. Makes all the others seem like run down old motels.
OK but small
The rooms were large enough to get around the very nice King Size bed. We had a private patio but it looked onto a high wall. There was a TV with VCR in the closet and our breakfast consisted of a small container of home-made granola which was not replenished. The hot tub is very nice as is the pool and there is a common room which you are welcome to use. The grounds are nice but the rooms are very small.