If you are planning a day trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, this is one of the great places to soak in the Victorian atmosphere.
It is a cozy facility built in the tranquil downtown.
Indoor bath with historic atmosphere
The small downtown of small town is located on the north side of the San Juan River, where several hot springs (Hippy Dip Hot Spring) spout out in the riverside.
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It has a peaceful atmosphere with old-fashioned stores.
The exterior of Overlook Hot Springs looks like just a boutique.
This historic building was built in the 1920s.
Walk-in soak ($24.00 for an adult; as of this writing) and series of massage are available.
After passing through the reception, I got suddenly thrown into the indoor bath.
The basic rule is clothing required.
To the right as I entered, there were three pools behind a long curtain hanging from the ceiling.
Two of them were fed by milky-white sulfur spring typical of Pagosa.
Even shadows on the walls were Victorian.
There was another tub on the left, in a secluded area.
Tubs in the backyard
I passed through the long building, with changing rooms and massage rooms along the way.
Then I arrived at the long and narrow backyard.
It was located in a built-up area, but the beautiful plantings made it feel less cramped.
The backyard was spectacular with a number of ready-made tubs.
If you pursue the freshness of water, these single-person tubs may be the best.
Water was not cloudy because it had not been exposed to air for long.
It felt strong smell of Sulphur, and did not feel chlorination.
Rooftop outdoor baths
Climbing up stairs from the indoor bath, I reached the rooftop.
You can pay $250.00 for a private use, but usually anyone can use here without paying that much money.
In the partitioned space, there was a circular hot tub.
I liked the vertical lines of decorative glass.
There were two rectangular pools on the rooftop.
Across the main street, it had a spectacular view of the San Juan River and beyond.
From the cozy entrance of the building, it was hard to imagine the magnificent view.
Among many fantastic spots in Pagosa, Overlook gave me a lasting impression with its uniqueness.