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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is invited to swim at Indian Springs?

Our pools are reserved for hotel and Spa guests.

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Can hotel or spa guests purchase passes for other guests?

Our pools are extremely popular with resort and Spa guests and we often review our policies to ensure usage is fair and to prevent overcrowding.

The pools are open to hotel and Spa guests only. Hotel guests may purchase a pool visitor pass per cottage or lodge room, including the Merchant, Hill and River Houses. Passes are $20 for infant, child or adult. Pool visitors are welcome Monday through Friday.

Spa guests have complimentary access to the pools during normal pool hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Spa guests must purchase a treatment in order to enjoy the pools. Spa guests who wish to enjoy the pools on weekends and holidays will be charged a $30 pool fee.


What are the pool hours?

The hours for the pools fluctuate with the season. Typically, the pools are open until midnight for hotel guests.


Can I get food at the pool?

Our pool store has snacks, cold drinks and ice cream. We’ve also begun serving sandwiches and salads.

When was the pool built?

The current Main Pool you see today was built in 1913, taking the place of the original 19th-century “plunge.”

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What is the temperature of the pool?

Our pools are heated according to the season and range from 92 – 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The Main Pool is typically ten degrees warmer than the Adult Pool.


What is the steam I see rising on the hill above the pool?

That’s steam released from our geysers, as the water escapes from the earth at 230 degrees. We cool it in a series of reservoirs until it’s ready to flow into the pool and Spa.

How does the water get so hot?

Millions of years ago, a geological sequence occurred that caused a fracture in the earth’s crust, allowing hot magma to ooze upward. Four thousand feet below the earth’s surface, subterranean waters came in contact with the magma. This superheated water was forced up through ancient sea beds until they reached the earth’s surface. Our property is fortunate to be a release point and we have four geysers as a result.

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