Hot Springs and Day Spas

Hot springs in the Tahoe area

Carson Hot Springs

Carson City, Nevada    Phone:  775-885-8844

Outdoor pool and indoor private pools (no reservations taken) Onsite restaurant

Founded during the Gold Rush. Has large outdoor pool and indoor private pools for a maximum of 4 persons (no reservations taken). Onsite restaurant. Since 1849 the Carson Hot Springs has provided water therapy and spa treatments using enriched water with over nine healthful minerals. The water flows out of the ground at 121 degrees and comes from depths of 35,000 feet below the earth’s surface.

Nine small private pools (“private tub rooms”) are available on a first come first serve basis. Bring your own towel. They have towels and rent them for $2. Towels may not always be available. Lockers are provided. Bring your own lock or they can sell you a lock for $2.   

Day Fee:  Prices vary.  Check website for prices.

Note: We are planning on enjoying these hot springs on our the day trip to Carson City.  Our trip is dependent on pooled cars


David Walley’s Resort Hot Springs (part of Holiday Inn Club Vacations)

Genoa, Nevada  Phone:  775-782-8155

Location: Genoa, Nevada (25 minutes northeast of South Lake Tahoe in the mountains) 

1862 David Walley’s Hot Spring features five mineral hot springs. Each is fed by heated geothermal groundwater produced naturally from the earth’s mantle. Their swimming pool is warmed with geothermal water and chemically treated for safety.

The hot springs soaking tubs, sauna, steam room, locker rooms, and outdoor pool are open. All are included in the day fee.

Day fee: $55 per person

Towel rental fee: $5 (OK to bring your own, no fee)


Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center and Spa

Reno, Nevada   Phone:  775-853-6600

Location: Ten miles south of Reno airport on the way to South Lake Tahoe. 21 miles north of Carson City on main highway between Reno airport and Carson City. (Suggest visiting here on the way to or from the airport)

Geothermal mineral water directly from the ground to soaking tubs. The only volcanic natural hot springs in the area.

A few day spas in South Lake Tahoe

Blue Water Day Spa (at Heavenly Village)    Phone:  530-523-3826 

Massage therapy, wraps, facials, waxing


Elements Day Spa at South Lake Tahoe Lodge  Phone:   (800) 448-4577

A premier full-service day spa specializing in Swedish massages, stone therapy, sports massage, reflexology, reiki treatments, clinical skincare treatments, full-body waxing.


Bio Spirit Day Spa     Phone:  530-542-4095

Location: Ski Run Blvd., South Lake Tahoe

Massage and facials

 Disclaimer: Any information provided in this blog is subject to change, anytime, without notice


This posting was revised 3/4/22