Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa & Event Center

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Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa and Event Center is a quiet oasis nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado.

Once frequented by Native Americans and Spanish explorers, Joyful Journey’s therapeutic artesian thermal water reaches the surface at 140°F (60° and is used in three outdoor pools that range in temperature from 98 – 108°F (37 – 42°C). All natural, rich in 17 minerals, chemical free and odor free, the waters have long been regarded as a source of holistic healing. Open 365 days, visitors can soak and relax year round. Pools open daily at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. for nightly cleaning.

Accommodations at Joyful Journey Hot Springs are as unique and relaxing as the waters. Enjoy simplicity and comfort in a guest room at the lodge or choose a fully furnished and heated yurt. During the warmer months, stay in an authentic tipi or camp beneath the stars. RV sites are available as well. Besides soaking, other things to do include opportunities for stargazing, visiting the geodesic dome greenhouse, walking the 11 unit labyrinth and unwinding at meditation hill.

Joyful Journey also offers picturesque event spaces for business meetings, family reunions, retreats, trainings, wedding ceremonies and receptions. In addition to soaking privileges from arrival to departure, overnight guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and a light evening meal. Organic and local ingredients are used whenever possible, and the meals include vegan and gluten free options. Weekend overnight stays also include access to in house yoga and qi gong classes.

Spa services further enhance the guest experience. Experienced, intuitive therapists focus on the comprehensive healing of body, mind and spirit. The Spa at Joyful Journey Hot Springs offers a variety of restorative wellness services, from therapeutic and pampering massages to facials and herbal detox wraps.

A sanctuary for the soul, visit

For additional insight read Plan a Personal Wellness Retreat to Joyful Journey Hot Springs.