Monday, July 25, 2011

Cool places for hot days! Chinati Hot Springs' Cool Pool

The "Cool Pool" at Chinati Hot Springs, a nice traditional swimming pool in full view of the mountains
Chinati Hot Springs in Presidio County (west of Presidio, south of Marfa) has a "cool pool" as well as hot springs!  What a lovely way to cool off on a hot day! 

One of the Hot Springs Pools
 From their website: 
An oasis nestled deep in the Chinati Mountains of West Texas, The Chinati Hot Springs offers its visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. Opened in the 1930’s by the Kingston family and once owned by renowned minimalist artist Donald Judd, the natural spring has provided healing waters to the indigenous people of the area for thousands of years. Today, the Springs offer a peaceful atmosphere for people to relieve themselves of the stresses of everyday life and discover the restorative waters that have made this area so magical.
Said to be beneficial for relieving arthritis, stomach ulcers and healing a variety of skin conditions, the waters of the Springs are a great way to regenerate your body and mind. Flowing from the ground at approximately 110 degrees, the waters contain lithium, arsenic, and a variety of other natural healing minerals that will help you relax, rejuvenate yourself and enjoy your time at the Springs.
In order to fully enjoy the relaxation of the waters, The Chinati Hot Springs offers a variety of activities to keep the mind and body active as well. There are trails for hiking, mountain biking, or exploring the natural beauty of the unspoiled lands of deep canyons, cottonwood lined creek beds, distinctive geology and stunning sunsets. Many forms of wildlife are attracted to this oasis, and among them are many species of rare birds, which offer enjoyment year-round. Or you can just kick back, soak and enjoy your surroundings.


Anonymous said...

Did the hot springs ever change hands? It was up for sale a couple years ago. The owners were fabulous when we went way back several years ago.

Beth said...

The Hot Springs has not changed hands, but recently many aspects of the property have been upgraded, including all new kitchen supplies and appliances...we were just back there and it is great!