The Lonliest State is Full of Hot Surprises

Other than fabulous Las Vegas, the state of Nevada seems like a whole lot of nothing. We’ve driven across it no less than a half dozen times (at least!) and I can say with certainty that you’re not missing much if you drive through in a hurry.

But in true American style, there’s always a surprise in Nevada, just when you least expect it.

Take for instance Bailey Hot Springs.

Located just east of Death Valley and about an hour north of Vegas, this funky little RV and tent camping park is a great place to stay for a night or two. Don’t let the cheesy website fool you; if you dig offbeat hot springs resorts, Bailey is worth a visit.

Obviously place has been around a while, so don’t expect first class amenities other than wireless Internet. You’ll get basic hookups and if you’re lucky a working sewer connection for your nightly $25 rate. Facilities are rustic and earthy, as you can see by this photo of the gravel-bottom pools. But with unlimited access to three private hot soaking pools at different heat temperatures, what more can you ask for?

Management is laid back and cool and your neighbors are often like-minded vagabonds too. There’s a good vibe here and one that will put Bailey Hot Springs on our route the next time we’re in or around Vegas.

Do you have a favorite hot springs resort? Let us know what it is, we’re always game for a soak!

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2 Responses to “The Lonliest State is Full of Hot Surprises”

  1. If only the restaurant and bar were up and running!

  2. I’ve never been one for hot springs soaking but we stumbled across a great one, well off the beaten path, rustic but also a bit fancy, and affordable if not downright cheap at Chinati Hot Springs in West Texas.

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