One of the historic hot springs hotels in Lava Hot Springs.
There were three private soaking pools that could be freely used on a reserved basis.
Which is the front?
It was the most elegant and old-fashioned of the several old buildings that dotted the spa town.
Riverside Hot Springs was located one street back from the main street where The Home Hotel is located.
ReferenceThe Home Hotel (Lava Hot Springs) - Hot Springs in Idaho
A spa spring town in Idaho, a two-hour drive from Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah. I had the signature water of Lava Hot Springs in a guest room with a hot tub. The town itself is the water ...
Built-in 1914, the building, as its name suggests, was adjacent to the Portneuf River.
As you can see from the old photos, the riverside was once the entrance of the building, and it was gorgeous.
Today, the riverside path is no longer used and the entrance, reminiscent of a kitchen door, was on the Main Street side.
The first floor was a restaurant, which I did not use but seemed to have a good reputation.
From there, I took the stairs to the second floor, where I found the front desk.
The wide door seen at the back was probably the former main entrance.
There was a café space next to the front desk, which was also used as a breakfast room.
I went to the third floor with the huge hunting trophy by my side.
Found a reception room in the third-floor hallway.
Three different-sized private pools
The hot springs were reserved for 30 minutes at a time and were available by writing your name in the ledger at the front desk.
The fee for the use of the private pools was included in the room rate.
The three bathrooms had all indoor pools but of different construction.
The entrance here was narrow and through a gap in a pillar.
Although there was a small window, it was a closed space with little outside light.
One step up was a two-person-sized tub.
The temperature of the water gurgling out of the outlet was 118 degrees F.
Since the geothermal water in this area is quite hot, the temperature might have been adjusted by adding water.
This tub was the smallest, almost one-person size.
It may have been appropriate to take the time to face the tasteless, odorless water that is common at Lava Hot Springs
The pool in the back room was the largest and could accommodate six people.
A pipe extended downward from the wooden box, and the water outlet was below the surface of the water.
It's wonderful to enjoy historically valuable hot springs at your disposal.