My sister, cousin and me spent a long weekend last weekend in San Luis Obispo. Although I had done plenty of research before the trip, we did not know anything about this resort and the mineral hot springs until we met a lady at a local winery who gave us some information. When she mentioned that there were hot tubs that could be reserved, we were interested and the next morning we arrived before our reserved time of 10:00. The hot tubs can be reserved for one hour at $10.00 each during the day. The price goes up at night to $17.00 during weekend nights. Upon arrival, we were checked in and given the name of our hot tub and location on the hillside. We then had to walk up several stairways on the hillside to the tub. The tubs are set privately amongst a forest of huge and beautiful oak trees. The setting is just wonderful. The tubs are also semi-private with lattice around 3/4 of the tub and since the tubs are set a good distance apart from each other, we did not see another person. Clothing is optional if you choose. Our tub was a good size on a nice redwood deck with plenty of room to change. A shower was also available. The area was clean and well kept. Hot mineral water is pumped in continually and the temperature was perfect. What a rejuvenating experience to sit in the tub out in nature and gaze at the beautiful forest around us. As a birder, I especially enjoyed seeing a number of woodpeckers and other bird life flitting around the trees. All three of us had a lovely time and did not want to leave. After our soak, our skin and spirits felt much improved from our mineral bath. Although we mainly came for the hot tub, the resort has a number of other amenities that looked appealing. The gift shop was fun to browse in and featured some very nice items. We were interested in getting a facial at the spa but the prices are quite high. There are bikes available and the Bob Jones bike/walking trail is located at this resort and goes for a few miles to Avila Beach. There are also hiking trails in the hills and a labyrinthe that I wanted to try. There is also a yoga building on site. We checked out the restaurant for dinner, but the menu is limited and fairly expensive. I am definitely interested in coming back to this resort again and perhaps next time to stay in one of the rooms and experience more of this beautiful area and the relaxing activities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort rests atop hot mineral springs and spans more than 100 acres of forest, hills and meadows on the picturesque Central Coast of California. An authentic California resort, the property features hillside mineral springs hot tubs, a beautiful spa, the Gardens of Avila Restaurant, a labyrinth, private balcony hot tubs, meditation gardens, and wide selection of mind-body classes in our Yoga Dome. Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort -located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is just a short walk to the ocean and close to award-winning wineries, golf courses, Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach, and San Luis Obispo. Escape to our historic resort voted best Spa and Weekend Getaway on the Central Coast. Experience rustic elegance in a serene and relaxing environment surrounded with the best California has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sycamore Mineral Springs Hotel San Luis Obispo
- Sycamore Springs
- Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort
- Mineral Resort Springs Sycamore