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Buckstaff Bathhouse

Address: 509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-2308
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Ranked #8 of 42 Activities in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Spas & Wellness, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Spas & Wellness, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:45 am
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Owner description: The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I was super nervous going to Buckstaff. The place was built in 1912 and from the looks of it when you step inside, renovations were not on the menu. I am a spa snob, Mandarin, Four Seasons, Canyon Ranch...they speak my language, so needless to say I was a little bit more than apprehensive. But, armed with my flip flops... More 

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Wilton, Iowa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I stopped here on a Wednesday morning in January, and we both had the full traditional service. The facility is remarkably preserved, and has not changed since the early 1900's. My wife enjoyed the whole treatment, I was glad I did it once, but not really my cup of tea. On a cold day all the treatment... More 

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Blue Springs, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the only working bath house left that offers the traditional bath house experience (there is one other one that offers a more modern menu of spa choices). You can get the various treatments a la carte or as a package, it's pretty close to the same cost either way. I highly recommend doing this, it was an amazing... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was a stop on our girls weekend and we had a blast!! If you are looking for the fancy pants spa this is not the place for you, but I'd you want to experience a vintage bath treatment this is the place. We had a great time and got really relaxed! Latoya was our attendant, and she was awesome!... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When I arrived in Hot Springs, I learned there are only two of the original bathhouses still operating. I talked with a local and asked him if there was a difference between the two. "Not really....Except perhaps the type of service you want." It was during the first two weeks of January and one was closed for annual cleaning, so... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Bath Houses were once all the rage and thought to be curative, so much so, the VA (Veterans Administration) has a hospital here for wounded warriors to receive the 'water therapy' of the springs. As I said to my bath attendant, 'This isn't the spa experience.' She replied, "No, we are just an ole bath house." If you go, keep... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wife and I went on 2 January and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Baths and massages were fantastic! When you go, tell Bobby and Mattie we miss them and think they are awesome!

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Although not a modern facility, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience taking a bath the way it was done historically. I felt the staff was most attentive and good at guiding a newcomer through the experience. Good job, LaToya. It was fun for my daughter to ride an old fashioned elevator as we entered the bathing area. Don't forget to pack... More 

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you have any type of conditioner or hair product in ur hair, don't get ur hair wet in the tub.....as I did by going underwater to fully immerse and enjoy my bath, I emerged with a tub full of bubbles from the motor jet blower and I don't think my lady was toooo happy with me. :/ but it... More 

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McDonough GA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a must do experience. Pampered from beginning to end. Get the deluxe experience and plan to spend a glorious hour and a half.

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