Do not expect too much of such a beautiful hotel, if you are a kind of hot spring enthusiast.
Water in the pool was chlorinated.
Only Creekside Hot Springs was fabulous to me.
Although it looks new, the origin of Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort started the business in 1879.
It experienced a business failure, had been a school for a while, and finally was renovated as a modern hotel.
The hotel is surrounded by San Isabel National Forest.
Next to the main lodge, Princeton Market is here for picking up just a few items.
There are no guest rooms with thermal water, so that I chose the cheapest one, Hillside Rooms.
This is the view from the Hillside Rooms in the direction of the main lodge.
I needed a car for moving around.
Family relaxation pool
In general, there are two different areas for soaking.
First, it is located on a hillside.
The pool was constructed in the 1960s; and the 400-foot water slide was added in the 1980s.
In 2019, the brand new Family Relaxation Pool opened right beside them.
It looked a modern infinity pool.
However, the water was heavily chlorinated and was not attractive to me.
Historic bath house
I got back to the main lodge.
I took this picture in summer, which looked down the second area for soaking in the riverside.
The entrance is somehow small.
Changing rooms and shower rooms are in the historic building established in 1867.
There are two pools with different water temp.
Unfortunately, there are chlorinated as well.
For overnight and spa guests only
The area on the opposite side of the Chalk Creek is for overnight and spa guests only.
It becomes luxury atmosphere.
On the left side, there are three Japanese style pools surrounded by rocks.
It snowed a lot and looked really nice; however, the water was heavily chlorinated again.
On the right side, there are Relaxation Pools.
I would say nothing on the water condition anymore.
Creekside hot springs
hot spring enthusiasts, do not disappoint.
Let’s go back to the Historic Bath House and look at the concrete bank protection.
Wow, it steams!
140 degrees F water gushed straight out of the ground of the Chalk Creek.
By placing rocks, you can create your own natural hot pool.
The clear and odorless thermal water has to be cooled by adding the river water.
Finally, I found the enchantment of the Mount Princeton.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Nathrop, Colorado, U.S.
Type: Lodging, Walk-in
Rule: Clothing required
Chlorination: No (riverbed), Yes (other)
Water temp: Up to 140 degrees F