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Address: 11309 Highway 78, Givens Hot Springs, ID 83641
Phone Number: (208) 495-2000
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This historic site is currently a spring heated swimming pool with camping...

This historic site is currently a spring heated swimming pool with camping and cabins. It's less than an hour outside of Boise, ID

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An average looking hot spring but...

Starting off with the water. It's great. Givens Hot Springs provides an awesome temperature and the nice silky feeling we all know and love. I don't have an itty bitty kid but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2016
HeyLookeeHere
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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82 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Starting off with the water. It's great. Givens Hot Springs provides an awesome temperature and the nice silky feeling we all know and love. I don't have an itty bitty kid but, the availability of a kiddie pool was nice to see. The guy up front is very nice and quizzed our kid on some Idaho history, it was fun... More 

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I can't believe a mature woman can not wear a tankini to Givens! I was told my full coverage swim suit could not be worn because it looked like street clothing. What is up with that? I wanted to wear some thing more modest than most swimming suits and was told I could not wear mine. I could rent one... More 

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Idaho
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Always enjoy our visits - not fancy, but a comfortable place that tries hard to make things work for all who come.

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Thank Dave P
Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and effort to write a review, Dave P. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope you'll make many more. More 

Dearborn, Michigan
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Interesting place. Seems to be a historical site where people have enjoyed hot spring water. The grounds are exactly beautiful, but they're nice. Camping in tents is free reign. We were passing through and thought we'd check this out. Was a nice night of camping. Lots of different family's. The is water looks like regular, nothing special, indoor swimming on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Attraction – 11309 Highway 78, Idaho, United States VERY RUSTIC facilities, camp and covered swimming pool in the Owyhee Desert of Southern Idaho just south of the Snake River on highway 78 between Homedale and the highway 45 junction. Ancient winter camp, turned homestead, then stage stop with travelers bathing facilities and now a swimming pool and campground. This is... More 

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2 Thank Ma M
Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you, "Ma M" for your stay and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here. Most of your information is accurate, but I would like to clarify a few points. Our RV sites have 30 amp service (not 15). There is a well-stocked grocery store in Marsing, just 11 miles away, as well as several restaurants and... More 

Boise, ID
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I've lived in Boise (50 miles or so distant) my entire life, and some of my earliest fond memories are of family trips to Givens' to swim. As an adult, I've visited with my wife and kids now and then... and at this point I'm also starting to bring grandkids. Givens' is NOT fancy. It won't provide that big-city or... More 

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3 Thank IdahoPotatoe
Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thanks "IdahoPotatoe" for your positive response, for taking the time and effort to write it, and for appreciating what we are. I'm glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed your time here, and hope you'll return soon and often. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I live in Oregon and when i come to or drive through Idaho I go out of my way to visit Givens. I have been coming here with my family and solo for close to ten years now. The water is great and the campground area is perfect for Rvs or pitching a tent. It is worth stopping at and... More 

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2 Thank goodearthgirl
Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you, "goodearthgirl" for your positive response. We're glad you enjoy your time here, and hope that you'll continue to come enjoy our facility, as well as make us your base camp for exploring this part of Idaho. You might find some as-yet-unexplored ideas for sites to visit on the "Places of Interest" page on our website - givenshotsprings.com. More 

Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been coming to Givens Hot Springs regularly for 30 years and we find it welcoming The large pool is excellent for swimming and warm enough to soak what ever ails one. The staff is well trained lifeguards. The "natural" hot water is rotated out of the pool every 24 hours and is kept up with minimal chemicals. We... More 

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2 Thank Cheryl H
Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you for your response, "Cheryl H." One of the greatest satisfactions we have comes from watching families enjoy the water, park, and each other. This has been a tradition at Givens for 134 years. More 

Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

It's a hot springs people! I feel really bad for the owners having to deal with all these negative reviews. It is not a luxery resort. I love taking my kids here, and my husband gets great benefits from the warm water as he has a lot of pain and leg muscle spasms. The pool is very therapeutic. Kudos to... More 

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3 Thank Jennifer W
Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

Thank you "lovingidahooutdoors" for your positive comments. It's always gratifying when people recognize and appreciate what we do. I'm glad that the water helps your husband's health issues. The relief so many people get from it gives us some of our greatest satisfaction. Right along with that would be the enjoyment of watching families' interaction in the water. Actually, I... More 

blue mountains
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place might have a lot of historical interest, but truly, it is in dire shape. There is most certainly mold on the walls, evident when you first walk in. We did agree to a tour of the place and tried not be unkind to the nice lady who showed us around. Ghastly, really ghastly. She also showed us a... More 

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1 Thank Pfaye
Nadine G, Co-owner at Givens Hot Springs, responded to this review

We're sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Fortunately, we are visited by several hundred happy customers each week--thousands every year--who have a very different opinion and thoroughly enjoy our facility. We wish you well, and hope you found something to your liking down the road. More 

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