Since reopening several years ago, The Springs has quickly become a favorite around the Boise area, and is one of the fanciest commercial hot springs in Idaho. It is a spring and spa in one, that offers massage bodywork, food, and even beer and wine. They provide towels and have a men's and women's locker room with lockers, showers, and even higher-end shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel.
We recommend making a reservation before you plan your trip, as they limit the number of guests each hour to ensure the spring is never over crowded. They have several private pools (currently at $45/hour), and a large open main pool with a hot tub ($20/ person). If booking a private tub, be aware that they charge you the entrance fee if you want to swim in the main pool after your private soak. It's also important to note that certain days are adults only days and other days are family friendly.
When we visit we make like to make an evening of it and usually end up spending around $80. We love the private tubs and recommend trying them out if you're able, but don't do them as often after they started charging admission on top of the private pool cost.
The Springs in Idaho City is very close to Boise, so we're usually able to visit this spring around once a month and prefer going at night much more than the day time. The staff is very friendly, and the facilities are awesome, so it can definitely be worth the price if you're in need of a good quality soak.
Nude To Prude Scale
Nudity Potential At The Springs: Negative, Ghost Rider
The sign for The Springs is terribly difficult to read in the snow and at night because the sign is white and light blue. If you are driving there at night, or in the winter keep a close eye out for it before you hit Idaho City.
To maintain a spa like atmosphere, and to err on the side of caution, they have a policy of only 1 alcoholic beverage per hour to be served while you're visiting.
From Boise, head 45 minutes from towards Idaho City up Highway 21. There is a large sign on the left to direct you where to turn for The Springs. If you end up all the way into downtown Idaho City you've gone about 2 miles too far.
At A Glance
Nearest Town: Idaho City
Usage: Very High