Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville

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#417 of 528 in Nature in California
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  • This is my second visit to the Sierra Hot Springs. The energy of this natural and incredibly comfortable Hot spring will definitely heal what ails you. We also stayed at the Globe Hotel which is also ...  more »
  • We visited Sierra Hotsprings after spending a few days in Lake Tahoe. We are long time naturists and have been to Sierra Hotspring's sister facility at Harbin Hotsprings many times. Sierra is a smalle...  more »
  • Well, this has to be one of the weirdest places I've ever been! My boyfriend and I saw 'hot springs' on the map and thought 'oh....that sounds wonderful!!' - it was not wonderful.... Clothing is optio...  more »
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  • Gorgeous scenery all around. There is snow even in late March. The food is amazing. The rooms are cozy and comfortable. The best feature is the the pools themselves. 3 different pools of hot spring water. Mysterious meditation pool in the woods, a silent enclosed one, and the common one where everyone can socialize. There is also an amazing wooden sauna. All the people seem friendly and happy all the time. Overall one of the best relaxation places.
  • Used to be the best place. It still is but it is far too crowded now. It was only a couple of years ago you could enjoy a naked soak with only a few people. Now you are lucky if you can find a spot to soak. They need to build more springs on the property. This is one of my favorite places. It is clothing optional which used to mean most people were naked. The last 3 times I have been there the naked people, including myself, were getting uncomfortable looks from the clothed bathers. It really changes the good vibes it had before. The last time I went the pool area was full. There were no chairs available. I used to never see more than 3 people there. All of the people who went to Harbin go here now I guess. I really hope they build more springs. I have been going here for over 20 years. You will fit in more if you ditch the swimsuit. And last but not least you can hear coyote barking in the hills at night.
  • Peaceful, unassuming environment. Has a hot indoor pool, cooler outdoor pool, and a sauna. Nude bathing is optional, maybe not the most kid friendly especially since they ask that you be quiet as possible while you are there. There is also a unisex bathroom/changing room, if that bothers you.
  • This place has always been great but sadly they recently have had a dog on the premises that barks and growls at too many people. I've always loved the no pet policy sadly it doesn't exist anymore. Came out of the door from philosophy cafe to a dog barking directly at my wife and I. Not a good end to a great dinner. Went to the front desk and they said "oh ya it's a really sweet dog you just have to feed it snacks". The classic, oh ya it's a really sweet dog it just aggressively barks at nearly all customers. Definitely not worth $20 for 3 hours of soaking. Will not go back!!! Do not recommend. Management stop being hipocrits. If you put up a sign saying no pets don't let your dog run around. It's no pets period!!! It's not your public property it's a private resort! It's very upsetting.
  • We were disappointed that for a place that seems to present such an aire of respect for others, we had a jacket stolen from the locker room without much assistance in finding it. In full disclosure, I forgot the jacket one evening when leaving, so my carelessness opened the opportunity for theft. I called first thing the following morning to find out it had not been turned in, and when I came in to search myself, it was nowhere to be found. When I described the jacket to one of the employees on the phone, she seemed skeptical that it would be found, saying, "yeeah...that sounds like a keeper," in a way that implied that it probably wouldn't be turned in by staff. The facilities are very nice and there is a mix of subdued but social pool area and quiet areas. We really liked the facilities, but probably won't be back due to the distrust we now feel for the place.
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