A small desert empire of Tecopa Hot Springs.
It is one of the most realistic options for an overnight stay in the spa town.
A Legendary Story
Tecopa Hot Springs is located on the northern outskirts of the settlement of Tecopa, which originated as a mining town.
At the further northern end of that hot springs area is Delight's Hot Springs.
With nearly 20 cabins or cottages, it is one of the largest spa hotels in the region.
There is also an RV park with full hookups, and reservations are not required for that one.
It also has a restaurant with craft beer and BBQ.
The founder of this "small desert empire" was a "cripple" with arthritis named Elias Delight.
In the 1950s, after a month-long soak in the nearby Tecopa Mud Baths at the urging of a friend, Elias felt better and decided to build a spa resort in the area.
ReferenceTecopa Mud Baths - Hot Springs in California
As I was wandering in the desert, an old man in a bathrobe left me. Now it was time to start following him! At the bottom of an ancient lake The entire town of Tecopa was out of cell phone ...
However, the land was a homestead that could only be purchased with the Civil War Script.
Coincidentally, his grandfather served in the Civil War, and it is said that the resort's history began with $2,000.00 worth of Civil War Script displayed in his home.
It is only at Tecopa that such a legendary story is told truly.
Now, none of the cabins/cottages had thermal pools.
Hot water was available at four private pools on a first-come, first-served basis.
All were surrounded by walls on all sides and had no ceilings.
It was unfortunate to me that the water smelled of chemicals.
In 2020, it underwent a major renovation with four new hot tubs and one large pool.
Hot Water at the RV Park
I especially liked the hot water at the RV park.
It appeared to be a facility for supplying geothermal water to RVs, with two adjacent tubs that could be fed by hot water at will.
There was no drainage system and the surrounding ground was muddy.
My hands got dirty manipulating that hose, but I was completely enchanted by the primitive and open atmosphere.
The smell of chlorine could not be detected here.