We stayed here in the off season at the main lodge. Plus other times we have stayed in the Globe hotel, which is not bad but it's quite a distance from the hot springs. We now understand why it was so reasonably priced in the off-seasons, because the weather was snowing and icy cold. This is a hippie resort and the sister resort to this place is Harbin Hot Springs. We like staying at the main lodge because you are at walking distance to the hot springs, and the guests have 24 hour access to it. It's not a five star hotel, maybe a two or three star, and all about the granola crunchy, homemade soaps, funky tie-dyes, sage sticks, and dream catchers. What I like about this place is that the in-house restaurant is reasonably priced, the food is fresh, healthy, organic, and delicious; the chef was friendly and had a funky style. If you like to make your own food, there is a big, well-equipped communal kitchen accessible to guests. Most of the rooms you rent there have communal bathrooms (it's reasonably clean but not anally clean); there is no a/c, the wi-fi is not strong, no TV, clothing optional, and the central heater needs help, so bring your own portable heater and blankets. If the weather permits it, you can camp out in their land. You can make an appiontment with one of their many talented masseuses or a chiropractor. The resort has a long and interesting history, and a lot of character; it's not as crowded as Harbin HS, it's laid back and relaxed. I love going to their hot springs. The hottest springs are the big ones on the hilltop, they also have singular private ones, which are secluded but not as hot (80*-90* F). I like coming here because it is affordable, friendly, rustic, and down-to-earth.
- Also Known As:
- Sierra Hot Springs Resort & Retreat Hotel
- Sierra Hot Springs Resort & Retreat Hotel Sierraville
- Sierra Hot Springs Resort And Retreat Center
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sierra Hot Springs is a non-profit retreat and workshop center located at the cusp of an enchanted forest and a beautiful alpine valley. Here, it is impossible to resist the overwhelming sense of tranquility. The natural spring water is as smooth as silk, and the pools are a true experience. For centuries, Native Americans have regarded this land as a sacred healing place. Now we invite you to discover its incredible powers for yourself. ... more less