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Buckstaff Bathhouse

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509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3596
+1 501-623-2308
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What an awesome experience. It sucks that Austin, TX doesn't have a mineral bath spa to enjoy... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2016
via mobile
A relaxing, historic experience

I'd been to the historic spa at Berkeley Springs, WV, but Hot Springs, AR, really tops it. It is... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Arlington, Virginia
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The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3596
+1 501-623-2308
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

What an awesome experience. It sucks that Austin, TX doesn't have a mineral bath spa to enjoy like Buckstaff. The massage put in a place of deep relax. This was heaven on earth! Loved it so very much.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

I'd been to the historic spa at Berkeley Springs, WV, but Hot Springs, AR, really tops it. It is interesting to experience the traditions that people have been experiencing since the 1800s and to take the waters that people have been enjoying for thousands of...More

Thank virginiawriter
Reviewed August 24, 2016

If you've never "taken the bath" before (we hadn't) then you owe it to yourself to give this a shot for a couple of hours. Take the tour and get a feel for how this bathhouse operated "way back when" and then sign up for...More

Thank GTN_and_Catz
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a great experience at Buckstaff Bathouse- really neat to know you were in the same place as they did the spa treatments over 100 years ago

Thank Ginningcotton
Reviewed August 23, 2016

People travel from all around to experience the thermal baths so why not ! there are several bath houses and i am sure each would be an equally enjoyable experience , but for the most authentic and continuously operating bathhouse the Buckstaff is the choice!...More

Thank U2481LEmartina
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We had gone diamond prospecting at Crater of Diamonds State Park (well worth a visit) that morning, and so were hot and exhausted when we arrived at the bathhouse. All three of us had the "traditional" bath--whirlpool bath with loofah rubdown (you keep the loofah,...More

3  Thank HolleyMartins
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

While in Hot Springs you have to take a bath and this is the place to go for a truly authentic experience! It takes about and hour and a half and you will leave feeling relaxed and peaceful. The men and women are on separate...More

Thank JoannaSLessard
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I could move here just to experience this everyday of my life...........wow it makes you appreciate the life of luxury.

Thank Phyllis6363
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The Buckstaff is just a short walk from the Visitors Center for the Hot Springs National Park. I highly recommend taking advantage of an hour and a half for the Traditional Spa package here. It's inexpensive, yet top quality. The attendants are very professional. This...More

1  Thank CarolynCCash
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a girlfriend and did the deluxe spa package. There were very few visitors so it felt as if I was being catered too. LaToya was very attentive and made sure everything was safe. Lena gave an excellent, relaxing massage. Would definitely go...More

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September 21, 2017|
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Response from Texas_Travel_1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an elevator. There are also some ramps. The largest question I see is how are you going to get in and out of a large bath tub? I recommend you call them at 501-623-2308. If you are male, it is on "street... More
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Response from erinsmith8958 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is the Buckstaff follows tradition and ladies with the ladies and men with men. This place is nice and I believe you will enjoy the traditional experience.
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Brenda D | Reviewed this property |
We did do it all naked but I'm sure you could wear a suit. We brought ours but didn't use them. When you undress in an individual room you get a sheet to wrap around you. When you go to take a bath, you have someone to help... More