Casa Blanca Hot Spring is a natural hot spring place with a few small overnight rooms for rent. It also has tent camping and RV parking. It is located right next door to El Dorado Hot Springs on Indian School in Tonopah, Arizona. The owners of Casa Blanca were the former owners of El Dorado Hot Springs, but sold that property and opened Casa Blanca just on the other side of the fence from El Dorado.
The good news: the natural hot water is the same quality as the water at El Dorado. It is hot, clean, odorless and has a silky smooth feel to it.
The not so good news: Casa Blanca is a sad cousin to El Dorado. I had been to El Dorado a few times in the past, so decided to see what Casa Blanca was all about. Casa Blanca doesn't tout itself as a luxury place....if fact, they tell you it is rustic and basic. But here is what you get.
1) The communal soaking tub is an old hot tub that can seat about 4 people comfortably. It is located near a nice palm tree and has a carpeted area with a table and a few chairs. You can adjust the temperature of the water by getting out of the tub and opening a valve to drain the cool water. Then you open the hot water valve connected to a garden hose to fill the tub up with hot water. When we were there, there was a make-shift tent/plastic-covered shack located right next to the hot tub. Apparently, some guy lives in this tent year-round.
2) Our room was small. It had a standard-sized bed that took up most of the room. The sink and toilet were located in the corner in an area that was open to the room....there is no door to the toilet area. There was a floor space heater in the room. Towels were provided. The room rented for $75 per night and was part of what looked to be an old house partitioned into 3-4 overnight rooms.
3) The overall ambiance of the place was something I'd call "old hippe junkyard". Along the fence near the rooms was parked a large dump truck. The entrance to the place is not marked and has signs on the entrance that say "Keep Out". We actually drove by it a few times before we decided that we were at the right place. And...besides the two of us, we never saw anyone else. The people in the parked RV came out once, looked at us soaking in the hot tub, then went back into the RV. While right across the fence at El Dorado, there were 7-8 cars parked.
I will say that the owner did a nice job getting the tub filled with hot water before we got there and checked on us once during our stay. However, if you are in Tonopah, go to El Dorado Hot Springs.