Hot Springs, Spas & Self-Care Goodies
People have been dipping away their cares in Nevada’s mineral-rich hot springs for centuries. For someone who’d be stoked to soak in all that steamy, healing history, grab a gift card to Reno’s Steamboat Hot Springs, good for private tub sessions, steam rooms, and massages; book a dreamy staycation at historic David Walley’s Resort; or score them a 10 Punch Swim Card at Carson Hot Springs. To bring the healing on home, box up a bevy of hand-harvested, locally-sourced, made-in-Nevada pampering products, too.
Hot Spring Heaven
David Walley’s Resort
Book a staycation at this classic Genoa property, home to beautiful rooms, upscale breakfast, lunch, and dinners in the 1862 Restaurant and Saloon, and—the best part—a warm, mineral hot spring-fed pool, on the site of hot springs where people have been soaking for eons, including famous ones like Mark Twain, who remarked post-soak: “I now leave without crutch or cane, entirely well, not only relieved from pain but gained in spirit.”
Carson Hot Springs
Established in 1880, this delightfully casual resort is home to private rooms, spring-fed tubs, and a big warm pool, armed with a muscle-tenderizing hot water spout called “The Hammer.” Treat a friend to a nice afternoon and evening activity by grabbing a day pass and challenging yourself to what locals call The Triathlon: soaking in the tubs, drying off and digging into the fresh, amazing eats at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, washing it down with a fresh brew at next-next-door Shoe Tree Brewing Co., then hopping right on back in the water. (Gift certificates available for Sassafras and Shoe Tree.)
Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center & Spa
The oldest hot spring resort in the entire state, soaked in since 1857, enticed wagon-weary pioneers and Virginia City denizens with hot, pure, mineral-packed water. Today, Steamboat offers dreamy soaks in both outdoor and private-room tubs, steam baths, and a whole menu of massage therapy services on a historic property at the southern cusp of Reno.
Silver State Self-Care
Black Rock Mud
Sourced straight from the earth of the Black Rock Desert and sustainably harvested by hand, this mineral-rich mud mask will leave your skin feeling oh so good.
All-natural ingredients shine at this modern apothecary that custom blends handmade batches of soaps, lotions, balms, and more for your skincare, grooming, home, and pet needs.
Sold in Reno shops
Barking Bird Farms
You’ll goat wild for all-natural soaps, lotions, and lip balms from Winnemucca’s Barking Bird Farms. These luxurious, small-batch goods come in scents like blueberry moonshine and cactus fruit, all featuring hand-milked goat’s milk from the farm’s resident herd.
HQ: Winnemucca | also available online
Side Hill Spring Lavender
Grown in the Big Smoky Valley with natural spring water and plenty of Nevada sunshine, one whiff of these lavender oils, lotions, and sachets is all but guaranteed to bring instant relaxation.
Pure With Joy
Treat your body to butters, bars, and scrubs jam-packed with moisturizing ingredients and heavenly scents. Complete your spa scene with soy candles and wax melts.
Om Sweet Ohm Design Lab
OK, so this one may not be for body, but it is for mind. Laser-cut wood and acrylic goodies come to life inside this Sparks workshop. Intricately designed earrings and necklaces, along with other delights, will have everyone asking where you got your jewelry.
Reno and online
Mandala Massage Supply & Apothecary
This authentic aroma apothecary is the trusted supplier of pure essential oils, authentic aromatherapy, custom remedies, fresh bath and body, natural skin care, and quality massage supplies.
Rejuve Health & Wellness
Tonopah’s one-stop shop for all things healing and self-care related, as well as for local art and even belly dancing classes.
Stock up on crystals, candles, incense, and natural scented sprays, along with tarot cards and other divination tools, to really boost someone’s spirits.