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Harbin Hot Springs

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18474 Harbin Springs Road, PO Box 782, Middletown, CA 95461
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Harbin Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you wish to visit a mindfully developed hot spring and stay comfortably there, this is the place to go. During the week, you will be able to have most of the pools with very little company. The power of the water is magical, especially if you go through the warm, hot and ice cold pools in succession. In a... More

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Orange County
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are times where going back to nature, the clean waters, and receiving the healing watsu and massage provided in this wonderful place. The freedom to just be without the cares of the world covering your body. There is the time to become at peace and or to work out the nots of life. There is a healing heart hands... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I went here late one night with a friend, and showed an old id that had San Francisco as my address. The charged me a boatload of money for six hours of soaking. Around 160 or so... 100 for the year membership and 30 a person to soak. A few days later I looked to the website to check about... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've been coming To Harbin for over 12 years now, usually once a year, and it is one of my favorite places. The only issue I had this year was a larger than usual number of self-involved flakes. But overall, a few days at Harbin is a great experience. Yes, the pools are clothing optional, but my experience is that... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Harbin Hot Springs is glorious! Unless you don't like nudity, hippies, or elements of communal living, that is... As I like all those things, I can't imagine a more relaxing, restorative, and invigorating weekend than one centered around the pools at Harbin. I often find that hot pools aren't hot enough for me, but that's never been a problem here.... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Harbin is the tried and true place to take a retreat, if you get a chance to take a training in water massage, or have gone to any of the festivals here you will remember them for the rest of your life. The older rustic rooms are close to the tubs a big plus and massage , even the restaurant.,... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Harbin is clothing optional as most of you probably know by now, but they really mean it in case you're thinking that only some people are nude. Nope! Especially by the pool everyone is naked. I felt strange being clothed, but everyone is clothed for yoga and other events in the Temple because of the rules. They have security 24/7... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I used to go to Harbin back in the 80s. It was a bit different back then. The management is clearly into developing the property now and making money. After not being there for about 20 years my husband and I recently rediscovered the place. Many things in terms of cleanliness and organization have been improved. We have a favorite... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Harbin is a unique place. It's a very secluded area in the moutains that offers an amazing view and hot springs. Phones and electronical devices are not allowed so it's the perfect place to disconnect from the hassels of life. You reconnect with the basics and earth. The atmosphere is layed back, you can find gorgeous trails to hike and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been going to Harbin way before there was a Trip Advisor website that made it possible for people who would otherwise have never stepped foot into this unique oasis to find their way to visit. Now, not just the property's word of mouth guests (e.g. San Francisco gay and transgendered people, Sonoma county hippies and Watsu enthusiasts) find their... More

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Address: 18474 Harbin Springs Road, PO Box 782, Middletown, CA 95461
Location: United States > California > Lake County > Middletown
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Also Known As:
Harbin Hot Springs Hotel Middletown

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Historic, non-profit retreat and workshop center hidden in the hills north of Calistoga and the Napa Valley. Rated one of the best places in the USA for massage. Thousand of acres of private land to explore. Meditative, relaxed environment. ... more   less 
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