The Home Hotel (Lava Hot Springs) - Hot Springs in the U.S.


The spa town is located in the south of Idaho, and is only two hours’ drive from Salt Lake City of Utah.

I enjoyed the extremely hot water of Lava Hot Springs in the guest room.

Water Park Town

Lava Hot Springs has fewer than 500 citizens, but has full of enchantments in the small area.

Swimming Pool

I went under the large water slide before entering the downtown.

It is not too much to say that the town itself is a water park as for Lava Hot Springs.


Rafting is one of the attractions; the Portneuf River flowing in the middle of the town is the place because of the rapid flow.

I believe the great enchantment is the natural hot springs.

Historic Hotel

Exterior 1

Home Hotel started their business in 1918, and its long history is shown on the historic wall of bricks.

Exterior 2

It had been one of the largest buildings in the town, and maintains the good conditions.


In the 1970s, a motel-like building was added in the east of the hotel.


Only guest rooms in the motel have hot tubs with hot springs water.

The Room 105 I stayed had two queen beds.


A refrigerator and microwave was available in the room.


The bathroom was renovated recently, and the grayish tiles look new.

Indoor Tub 1

The tub was a ready-made one made of plastic, big enough for two.

Strong vapor was generated when providing the water, so I opened the window.

Indoor Tub 2

145 degrees F water at the gushing point was directly piped to the tub.

Of course it was too hot to soak, so I had to add tap water.

The water was not so characteristic except for the slight volcanic smell.

Indoor Tub 3

The room became dampish.
Open the windows...

Bathrooms accompanied to guest rooms were basically inside the building; only the Room 112 – The Patio Room has a Jacuzzi outside.

112 – The Patio Room

Other than that, there is an open-air jetted bath available on first-come-first-serve basis.

Outdoor Pool 1

It is located on the spacious deck.

Outdoor Pool 2

The small amount of hot water was continuously provided to the tub.

Outdoor Pool 3

I heard the sound of water flowing from the rapid water for rafting.


I thought that the quality of water was wonderful regardless of plasticky tubs and Jacuzzi.


The Home Hotel, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, U.S.


  • Style
  • Rule
    Hot tub in guestroom / Clothing required
  • Chlorination
    Not detected
  • Water Temp
    Up to 145 degrees F

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