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Gold Fork Hot Springs

Address: 1026 Gold Fork Road, Donnelly, ID 83615
Phone Number: 866-453-3675 or 208-890-8730
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Donnelly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hot springs & geysers, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Diego
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is great, ignore the negative reviews and experience it for yourself. I've visited a lot of private hot springs in Idaho and this place takes the cake. For $8 an adult you wont find a nicer hot springs- the setting is tranquil, the employees are very nice. We were there on Valentines and it was busy but still... More 

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Pros and cons. It is apparent that many of these good reviews are 'planted' which is a common problem with trip advisor anyway. Pros. Rustic, nice temperature for the pools. That's about it..... Cons. Alcohol everywhere, the worker there denied it until we showed the overflowed trash cans and the beer cans surrounding the pool. Foul language everywhere. Pools were... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Went up last month, was a bit foggy, the tiki torches were glowing through the fog and the pools were very well maintained. Even though this is an established hot springs, it is blended very beautifully into the background.

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Lolo, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is not your fancy 5 star resort/spa! That is why people love it, it has a rustic charm and atmosphere. It has grown in popularity over the years, If you want quiet and peaceful, don't visit on the weekend or holidays. It's a great large pool, is clean and has the perfect temperature for me. It gets really hot... More 

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Bend, oregon, USA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

GORGEOUS! Thus, you should definitely go. But, come dressed in your bathing suit, complete with a warm robe, towel and coats/boots in the winter months. There is a teeny tiny changing room in the yurt, but, it was almost impossible to get into on a busy winter weekend. The pools are beautiful, clean, and vary in temperature to make sure... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have a second home in the area and have always heard about the hot springs as a "must do", so my family and I decided to try it out. The road there is plowed and maintained, however I do recommend AWD to get there. Once there I was surprised to find that the "snack bar", office, and changing rooms... More 

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windsurf2
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have visited several times....but last night was disappointing. The springs were super crowded. A lot of beer drinking and foul language. We did go at about 9:30pm so this may be why the crowd was a bit brash. Since this was a holiday weekend, it seemed busier than usual. $8.00/ticket. They don't accept credit cards...so bring cash or checks.... More 

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Seaside, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Yes, I know, the title has been used before. But that's the only way I could title this review! We (my wife and I) have been Hot Springers for years. We've been to all the good ones, at least most of them, in not only the PNW, but Montana, Utah, and California. We've gone on hot springs road trips, and... More 

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Donnelly, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Located in the mountains near Donnelly these hot springs are great for the whole family. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Don't let the road in stop you, dirt but usually in good shape. The hot water is most relaxing. As a bartender at the Donnelly club, I am asked Quite often what to see and do. Every one I... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Always our family favorite. We have visited numerous times, and have never been disappointed! Our favorite time to go is in the winter. The place is entirely lighted by candles, tiki torches and small solar lamps. Very clean and a reasonable price. Plus a yurt for your use as a changing area. Each pool has a different temperature, and they... More 

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