22 Reasons To Hightail It To Steamboat Hot Springs, ‘Cause Baby, Something’s In The Water

If anybody is after a good solid soak, you better believe it’s us.

With more natural hot springs than any other state in the whole damn country, saying it’s easy to become obsessed with checking every last one off the list a truth we love to tell. But, maybe you’ve already picked off all the wild ones and are looking for a different sort of soak? Mapping ‘em out, spending every last waking minute chasing them down is a type of adventure rush that’s hard to describe, but what about jumping on the freeway and only 20 minutes later you’re in the type of hot water people have been raving about and coming to since before Nevada became Nevada? There ain’t no shame in that game baby, especially if it involves unwavering devotion to chakra-fied mental and physical wellness, “volcanic healing waters” loaded down with all the right minerals, and one of our fave Legendary Nevadans.

Rookies or veteran soakers, read on for 22 reasons why Steamboat Hot Springs should be at the tippy top of your hot springs soak schedule.

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For starters, it’s quite simply the oldest hot spring resorts in the state, drawing super soakers all the way back to 1857.

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A steamboat in the desert?

You have Missouri-hailing Mark Twain to thank for naming the place, who compared its geothermal groans to an actual steamboat rumblin’ down the river.

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And Twain was right, guys.

There’s so much geothermal activity going down in this neck of Nevada, it was once home to the third largest geyser in the United States, if you can believe it.

Photo courtesy Nevada Historical Society.

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Wagon weary pioneers used the springs as a reliable, much-needed stopover while making their way West.

And, by the time the Comstock Lode silver discovery boomed, the springs became a real-deal resort… grand ball, and all.

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From there, it was buzzed about as “America’s Greatest Medicinal Bath” because of its crazy-pure healing powers, and never looked back.

Photo courtesy Nevada Historical Society.

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Wellness is so serious ’round these parts, the property became three different hospitals throughout the next 100-or-so years.

Photo courtesy Nevada Historical Society.

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Steamboat is, and has always been laser focused on mind and body, underscoring the powers of hydrotherapy.

The property has always promoted the remarkable benefits of mineral mud, fresh air, and long walks in nature, too.

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When visiting Steamboat today, hone in on holistics and opt for Ayurvedic medicine…

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Heal by way of sound, light, color and water with Steamboat’s on-site Sonatherapy…

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Snag a single or couples massage in the Tahoe, Manzanita or Aspen Rooms…

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Reacquaint yourself with some good ol’ fashioned aromatherapy…

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Opt for the outdoor tub, which will only run you $15 bucks… 

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At Steamboat, get your hands on impressive seasonal packages.

Think Apres Ski, or a romantic Valen-TWAIN’s Day for two, and more seasonal offerings that no other hot spring can quite deliver.

Or get straight to the good stuff and book one of the seven original chakra-fied soaking rooms, designed to tap into your wheel of energies.

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Focus in on the root chakra, or basic trust…

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Heart, or love and healing…

Throat, or communication…

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Third eye, or awareness…

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Or crown, for spirituality.

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Best yet, who says a good thing can’t last?

Make your visit to Steamboat a more frequent thing and join the Tub Club! As one of Nevada’s only hot spring membership services, Steamboat will make it easy on you to sustain your soak for good.

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