Beautiful hot spring pools that feel a bit like a resort.
The number of private pools is noteworthy.
Retreat for adults
Miracle Hot Springs is only a five-minute drive from Banbury Hot Springs, which has been closed indefinitely due to aging.
ReferenceBanbury Hot Springs [CLOSED] - Hot Springs in Idaho
Hot spring pool located along the Snake River, downstream from Shoshone Falls. The private pools with plenty of hot water were nice. Shoshone Falls Shoshone Falls is also known as the "Niagara of the West. It boasts a drop of ...
Although the management is the same, I felt that the direction was reversed, with Banbury catering to families and Miracle to adults.
It was founded in 1960, which means that Miracle is a younger facility.
Family owned and operated for generations, the second generation, Larry Dean Olsen, in addition to running the family spa business, is a well-known author of the long-selling book "Outdoor Survival Skills."
Campgrounds are available, but for overnight stays, glamping domes are mainly rented.
There were four domes with a modern atmosphere.
They actively accepted walk-ins.
Admission at the time of my visit was $14.00 for adults ($16.00 on Friday and Saturday).
It was a rare and strict requirement to be considered an adult from the age of three.
My guess is that it is oriented toward an adult retreat, not a children's playground.
Surrounded on three sides by Southwestern-style adobe buildings, the main pool offered a bit of a resort atmosphere.
The main pool was divided into four pools, each with different depth and temperature settings.
The hottest 106 degrees F pool was covered by a terrace and looked like a cave.
Sunbeds lined the terrace.
The water was accompanied by a faint sulfur smell and was excellent to the touch.
Lots of private pools
Surrounding the main pool were a number of private pools.
Rates starts as low as $5.00 per hour.
There are a total of 21 private pools, six of which are called VIP pools.
A woody changing room was provided in the private space.
The doors with smoked glass were somewhat Japanese in style.
The VIP pool tub was slightly larger and could accommodate about six soakers.
Hot water of 116 degrees F was poured from a hot water outlet with a hose, and the amount of water fed was adjustable.
Surrounded by walls on all four sides but without a roof, it offered both privacy and a sense of openness, making it a romantic soaking experience.