Find Yourself in Hot Water in Desert Hot Springs, California

  • View Over Desert Hot Springs onto the San Bernadino Mountains

    Recharge, Rejuvenate in the Magical Healing Waters

    Desert Hot Springs is finally coming into its own as a spa destination. Located a 30-minute drive north of Palm Springs, this desert community is blessed with expanses of natural mineral hot springs boasting amazing restorative properties. The town aggressively developed its tourism industry in the 1950's. Hip, boutique spa hotels are now taking over older establishments, offering deluxe accommodations, spa services, and a private, upscale spa experience.

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  • The Grotto, Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs

    Soothe Your Stress in the Secret Hideaway of the Stars

    For decades, Hollywood stars have escaped to Two Bunch Palms in search of privacy and healing waters. Nestled in a secluded area of Desert Hot Springs, this historic property (once the favorite hideout for Al Capone) is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. The waters of the lushly-landscaped Grotto are known for their rich lithium content, considered to be a natural mood stabilizer. The property also boasts mud baths, meeting facilities, and a full menu of spa services.

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  • Joshua Tree National Park

    Joshua Tree National Park, A Short Drive from Desert Hot Springs

    Joshua Tree National Park, where you can marvel at the various landscapes spread before you in this diverse area, is a short drive from Desert Hot Springs. Hiking, camping, nature trails, mountain biking, and hot mineral springs, are some of the many activities available to the visitor. Be sure to make the trek to the summit at Keys View, where you can look down on the expansive Coachella Valley and the San Andreas fault line. 

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  • Cabot's Pueblo Museum, Desert Hot Springs

    Step Back in Time at Cabot's Pueblo Museum

    In 1913, visionary and explorer Cabot Yerxa dug a well with pick and shovel in what is now Desert Hot Springs and discovered the now-famous healing mineral waters. In 1941, he began construction on a re-creation of a Hopi-style Pueblo as a tribute to Native Americans. The museum is located in the hills of Desert Hot Springs, and boasts a native garden, open courtyard, and the pueblo which, in Hopi tradition, has no two rooms, windows or doors that are alike. 

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  • The Spring Resort & Spa, Desert Hot Springs

    Boutique Hotels Offer Romance, Health, and Seclusion

    This world-class boutique spa is tucked away in an unassuming Desert Hot Springs neighborhood....but there is nothing unassuming about The Spring Resort & Spa. The property features ten tastefully appointed guest rooms, three mineral pools, lush desert foliage, and a full menu of spa treatments. The Zen decor complements the relaxation provided by the healing mineral waters that feed the pools.

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  • Families Enjoy the Year-Round Warm Mineral Waters

    Warm Waters are Perfect for Multi-Generational Family Fun

    The waters of Desert Hot Springs emerge from the earth at 170 degrees, to be mixed with colder water for a perfect temperature. So no matter what time of the year you visit, the mineral pools are always warm and inviting. This is especially attractive for families, as everyone from grandpa to the little ones can spend the day in the pool, immersed in healing mineral waters at just the right temperature.

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  • Coachella Windmills Create Sustainable Energy

    Capturing the Wind, and Creating Sustainable Energy

    One of only three places in California deemed ideal for wind-generated electricity,  the Coachella Valley north of Palm Springs en route to Desert Hot Springs is filled with farms of whirling windmills. 

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  • Swiss Health Resort, Desert Hot Springs, California

    A Taste of Europe in the Hills of Desert Hot Springs

    The owners of the quaint Swiss Health Resort left their home in Geneva ten years ago, with the goal of restoring a '50s spa hotel. They succeeded in transforming it into a slice of Europe in the hills of Desert Hot Springs.  Indoor and outdoor pools boast smooth mineral waters which emerge from an in-house well. Lush gardens, koi pond, and a jaw-dropping view on the mountains make this property highly appealing to travelers from around the world. 

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  • Spa Zone Street Signs, Desert Hot Springs

    Spa Zone Street Signs Designate "Hot Spots"

    Just follow the street signs in Desert Hot Springs to be sure you are in the "Spa Zone."  Any spa operating in this zone means you can be guaranteed a natural mineral water experience directly from an underground water source.

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  • Sunset over Desert Hot Springs

    Dramatic Sunsets Provide a Perfect End to a Perfect Day

    Sunset views from Desert Hot Springs are especially dramatic, due to the towns position high on the hills overlooking Mt. San Jacinto and Palm Springs. It's a perfect time to grab a glass of bubbly, soak in the healing waters, and toast to the rejuvenation of mind and spirit.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona