This is a hot spring pool for a day trip from Boise, Idaho.
The beautifully landscaped and planted pool area was impressive.
World's Hot Springs
If you're traveling on I-84, Mundo Hot Springs is the place to go for a short trip.
It is about a 1 hour and 50 minute drive from Boise.
Somehow, an Asian-style sign appeared in the countryside.
"Mundo" means "world" in Spanish.
Since it is not a regional name, it must have been named with some intention.
Thermal water from the area has been heating in surrounding homes for over 50 years.
Mundo Hot Springs offers hot springs pools for day use and bistro and lodging options such as RV parks and cabins.
For lodging, reservations can be made through the official website.
Vacation rental named "Pool House".
The guests here have access to the pools after hours.
Please note that advance phone reservations are required for soaking on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
A simple office with no pretense.
It had a bistro kitchen.
Once out of the office, go to the men's and women's changing rooms.
The rooms were surprisingly clean.
Free-flowing Hot Tub
The pool area seen from in front of the changing rooms.
It was surrounded by a short fence.
The colorful plantings showed that they had been carefully cared for.
One large pool with a gentle slope.
There was a wooden changing room separate from the one just mentioned.
The quaint wooden lockers integrated with the shack are not to be missed.
A half-moon-shaped hot tub was connected to the large pool.
The tub, constructed of rocks, concrete, and bricks, was located one step higher than the large pool, and geothermal was poured over it.
The water temp at the water outlet was 129 degrees F.
There was no particular smell, and the texture was soft.
Water input was minimal due to the high temperature, but the tub was small enough to maintain good water quality.
It was a beautiful little "world".