I have been visiting Sierra Hot Springs for roughly 20 years, since before the Globe Hotel was open and the place was called Campbell Hot Springs. So be warned: this review is not exactly an unbiased one. My husband and I are relatively local to the area (about 50 miles away) and have a soft spot in our hearts for Sierraville and Sierra Hot Springs. The bottom line is: this is a bit of a crunchy granola hippie spot. If you are looking for a sparkling clean, modern spa and resort you should probably head on by and go to Reno. This is not the place for you. I do not eat crunchy granola, smoke pot, have dreadlocks or wear patchouli. I love the Hot Springs anyway. The springs have been maintained insofar as they have built a changing room, pool and hot tub which are regularly cleaned. The hot spring water is unfiltered, untreated, and only as clean as the people who soak in it. Many of whom are naked. The Lodge and Globe Hotel are historic and rustic. There is a strong hippie vibe at the Lodge while the Globe has been restored (on a budget) with a Victorian style. I wouldn't call either place filthy by any stretch of the imagination. The rooms are tiny and simple. There is no TV but there is wi-fi strong enough to stream Netflix on a laptop. The Sierra Valley is right outside the window. If you want to watch TV, this is not the place. The bathrooms are shared but clean. There is an excellent breakfast cafe and and excellent family run Mexican restaurant across the st from the Globe. Or you can make your own food in the full kitchens at either place you choose to stay. The Hot Springs are all about peace, relaxation, and sanctuary. This is the country. If you can handle the country, you will love the springs. If not, don't waste your time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sierra Hot Springs is a non-profit retreat and workshop center located at the cusp of an enchanted forest and a beautiful alpine valley. Here, it is impossible to resist the overwhelming sense of tranquility. The natural spring water is as smooth as silk, and the pools are a true experience. For centuries, Native Americans have regarded this land as a sacred healing place. Now we invite you to discover its incredible powers for yourself. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sierra Hot Springs Resort & Retreat Hotel Sierraville
- Sierra Hot Springs Resort And Retreat Center