Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains is the city of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. The Portneuf River is nearby and the area is filled with mineral baths and hot springs. Lava Hot Springs was once on the route of the Oregon and California Trails. This area is popular with tourists as a relaxing resort destination.
The Lava Hot Springs Inn and Spa is one of the resorts that pamper visitors. The Inn started out as a hospital in the early 1900's. Because of its central location it is easy for guests to enjoy the amenities of the town. The river runs behind the Inn and is perfect for playing in inner tubes or taking a walk beside it. Shopping, a tennis court and dining are all near to the Lava Hot Springs Inn as well.
There is a city park with playground equipment with a covered eating pavilion. Guests that would like to swim in an Olympic sized pool with diving platforms and a water slide can walk to the facility. Golfers delight at playing eighteen holes at the Thunder Canyon Golf Course. There is a rodeo in the summer and skiing at Pebble Creek in the winter to help visitors relax and have a relaxing vacation.
For guests that like to see if Lady Luck will smile upon them there is a weekly Bingo game. It is held on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm at the White Wolf Restaurant. They play a progressive blackout Bingo game.
Check in happens at the main inn. The lobby area is uniquely decorated with handcrafted furniture. There is an upstairs sitting room for guests to enjoy. The main inn has three Jacuzzi rooms with a king sized bed and a Jacuzzi tub with marble tile right in the bedroom. There is also a television and VCR. The basic rooms will have either a queen sized bed or two twin beds. The bathrooms for these rooms are across the hall. Since they face the Portneuf River guests can view it from their windows.
There are more buildings that are part of the inn. The first is The Spa. It has four rooms and they all have Jacuzzi tubs in the rooms. In three of these rooms the Jacuzzis are heart shaped. Guests staying in these rooms have access to the mineral pools and a breakfast buffet. These rooms come with king sized beds.
The Aladdin is a half a block from the main inn. There are seven rooms and family suites with Jacuzzis. This part of the inn has a sun room for its guests. The Cottage is a private bungalow located behind the Aladdin. There is a porch with chairs to enjoy the outdoors, a queen sized bed and a jetted tub.
The Blue House has two bedrooms with queen beds, and the final offering of the Lava Hot Springs Inn is the Apartment. It is great for a family as it sleeps eight to nine people. It has a kitchen, bathroom and satellite TV.