My boyfriend and I were on a road trip down the 395 and had reserved a "luxury tent" for a night. I don't know if I would call the tent "luxury" but it was definitely adorable and comfortable. There was a very cozy hot burning propane heater inside the tent, books, games, a fridge, and comfortable rustic furnishings--super for a couple. Outside of the tent is a sweet little porch with a fire pit in front and plenty of fire wood provided. There's parking for one vehicle right in front of the tent with a backdrop of mountains. One thing to note is that it ended up getting quite windy and the tent and poles/ropes did quite a bit of loud banging. Because of the wind, we weren't able to build a campfire, but would be a fun thing to do under less windy circumstances.
The bathroom and shower is near the hot springs which is a little bit of a walk, and you use tokens (that are given to you when you check in) for hot water. There's a heater in the toilet room and the hot water in the shower is nice and hot.
The point I'm trying to get across is that it does feel like camping, but they have well working heaters, a comfy bed, and its clean enough. There were no surprises. We got what we expected and were pleased by a few extras.
I love hot springs. The hot springs here are kind of a throwback to the fifties or something. There's a big swimming pool in which I'm pretty certain there is chlorine... I am pretty sensitive to chlorine which is one of the reasons I love hot springs, because they usually don't have chlorine. I love a good soak, but if there's chlorine, I get itchy immediately. The hotter pool seemed like it had less chlorine and was a nice hot temperature, but the "sealant" is peeling and its pretty funky. If you can just put it out of your mind and enjoy an old school soak, you'll have a nice time. All in all, if you're expecting a fancy hot springs spa style experience, you will be disappointed. However, if you want a kind of back in time mountain concrete swimming pool and hot tub thrown in with your road trip stop, it will be a great treat.
I will most likely go again, and look forward to it. The accommodations and hot springs facilities could use some updating, but the affordable price, lovely surroundings, and pleasant extras make it a fun place to go. I do a lot of backpacking, and this will definitely be a regular stop heading into or out of from the mountains.
- Also Known As:
- Keough`s Hot Springs Hotel Bishop