“We love Lava and have stayed in several of the hotels/motels there. The Riverside Hot Springs Inn is the best for many reasons. First of all, Gail and her staff are the best! I stayed here with my dog while on business in nearby Soda Springs.The entrance is surrounded by lush landscaping,full of bulbs and blossoms. You are greeted by a grand staircase going up to the lobby or down to the gourmet restaurant, bar, massage rooms and private hot pools.“
-TripAdvisor reviewer April 27, 2012
Riverside Inn Hot Springs & Spa
Riverside Inn's Hot Springs and Spa
Enjoy the relaxation of the Riversides' hot springs soaking facilities and spa. Located in the lower level of the hotel, our Spa and springs are a delightful way to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. The hot springs soaking rooms are located directly across the hall to the massage therapy rooms.
Our healing hot mineral springs water is continuous flow, making them chemical free. After a day of hiking, golf, biking or just driving you can relax and rejuvenate in one of our three indoor soaking rooms or our old fashion outdoor soaking barrel. Geothermal forces elevate the temperature of the mineral water up to 112 degrees fahrenheit, but the soaking water is tempered down to 102-106 degrees.
The Spa at the Riverside offers several varying types of massage treatments. The Spa is located in the lower level of the hotel. Private hot mineral springs soaking rooms are located directly across the hall from the massage therapy rooms.
Daily 9:00am 6:00pm
Massage therapy is available by advance appointment only. Please reserve spa appointments at least 24 hours in advance.
Please give yourself enough time to relax and unwind prior to your spa service. We highly recommend that you schedule a half hour soak prior to your massage so that you can be relaxed, elevating your spa experience. Soaking is included in your spa experience. The massage therapist will alert you by knocking on your soaking room prior to your massage. Robes and towels are available at the front desk.
Reservations and Cancellations
To ensure the greatest availability, please call the hotel spa in advance to reserve your services. We will ask for a credit card to secure all spa reservations. We understand if you have to reschedule your treatment. Please notify us at least 72 hours in advance if you are unable to make your appointment. Cancellations within 72 hours and no-shows will be charged the full price of the spa treatment.
Your Health and Well-Being
We request you inform your technician of all necessary medical information, so they can help you achieve the maximum benefit within your treatment time.
Soaking in hot mineral springs or treatments are not allowed following the consumption of alcoholic beverages, for people with untreated high blood pressure or uncontrolled diabetes. Please advise your technician if you are pregnant or currently under the care of a physician.
Chemical Structure of Lava Hot Springs Hot Mineral Water
The area has attracted visitors since Native American peoples gathered here for healing. It was a land of truce among the tribes. Pioneers stopped on their travels on the Oregon Trail. Generations of people have come to enjoy the natural, odor-free thermal springs. Geologists estimate that the hot water has been flowing here for five million years.
The mineral springs in Lava Hot Springs does not have a sulfur odor, making soaking a wonderful experience. The chemical breakdown of the world famous mineral water in Lava Hot Springs is:
Alkalinity Carbonate as CO3…0mg/l
Alkalinity bicarbonate as HCO3….534 mg/l
Alkalinity Total as CaCO3…438mg/l
Nitrate and nitrite as N…0.31mg/l
Hardness as CaCo3…372mg/l
pH is about 5.2