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27 Outdoor Hot Springs, Tubs & Pools To Warm Up Your Winter Travels

Winter blues got you feeling ready to search for some hot springs and outdoor hot tubs with a view? Us too. We’re talking cedar hot tubs in the forest, hot pools in the French Alps, wood-fired tubs overlooking Patagonia, geothermal lagoons in Iceland, and more spots that’ll heat you up inside and out. Chill factor? We’re aiming for literally zero.
 
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Aman Le Mélézinlearn more

Pack your bags and head to the French Alps for a stay that’s chic, luxurious and surrounded by stunning snow-covered terrain. When you’re ready to warm up from the inside out, hop into the Turkish style Hammam for a hot water dip.
 
 
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Onsen Hot Pools Resort and Spa

Arthurs Point, New Zealand
Soak up the crisp Kiwi air this winter with a trip to Queenstown’s Shotover River Canyon and dip into the hot pools at Onsen Hot Pools Resort and Spa. The alpine views are just incredible and the spa treatments are too good to pass on.
 
 
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Blue Lagoon

Iceland
Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon is the perfect combination of silica, algae and minerals that give the geothermal waters their famed bright blue hue. The water is hot, hot, hot and will warm you up in those cool Icelandic winter months.
 
 
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Dunton Hot Springslearn more

Maximum hot springs glory is all yours at Colorado’s Dunton Hot Springs. Check it out if you’re after a weekend of log cabin hangs and long, relaxing pool dips in a restored old ghost town in the Colorado Rockies.
 
 
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ION Luxury Adventure Hotellearn more

The heated outdoor pool makes an epic spot to watch the Northern Lights at this Icelandic adventure hotel. Ion is known for its modern accommodations and amazing location for exploration, come wind, snow, sleet or sun.
 
 
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Taskonaklar

Cappadocia, Turkey
Turkey’s famed medieval town of Cappadocia has no shortage of hammam and spa options, but you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your luxe suite to hot tub it up at Taskonaklar. Stay in one of the Royal Suites and you’ll be stargazing over the stunning city landscape while enjoying your steamy spa time on the deck.
 
 
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Penny Hot Springs

Carbondale, Colorado
Colorado’s best kept secret, this hot spring locale is located just near the large granite cliffs known as Hell’s Gates. Penny Hot Springs’ water mixes with water from the Crystal River, creating an effect that allows the water temp to vary between super hot and very warm.
 
 
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Niemi-Kapeen Farm

Kapee, Finland
This Finnish farm is so much more than your typical grass and gardens kind of jam. At this special spot, you’ll find cottages, a smoke sauna and your very own hot tub overlooking Lake Näsijärvi. Climb in with up to a dozen of your besties and enjoy the heat.
 
 
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Ski Portillo Chile

Los Andes, Chile
Snow covered mountains, ski slopes, a frozen lagoon and star-filled skies are on the list of things you might gaze upon while soaking in the hot pools at Ski Portillo in Chile. Also looks like a perfect perch to enjoy a hot toddy or two.
 
 
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Jökulsárlón

Iceland
You’ll want to bring along your thickest wet suit for a swim in Iceland’s glacial lagoon. It may not be a warm-you-up bath, but Jökulsárlón is home to loads of fish and seals in the wintertime and it’s surrounded by beautiful blue waters if you’re looking for a photo-worthy spot.
 
 

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Villa Honegg

Ennetbürgen, Switzerland
Choose your spa – indoors or out – at this luxurious Swiss resort. Villa Honegg sits perched upon a mountain in the Alps and the views from its heated pools are nothing short of bucket list worthy. You’ll feel like you’re swimming in the clouds at this winter haven.
 
 
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Amanganilearn more

A favorite of the Jackson Hole set, the hot pools at Amangani overlook the Grand Tetons and will have you feeling warmed up from your day on the slopes in no time at all.
 
 
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Awasi Patagonialearn more

What better way to unwind from a day out exploring beautiful Patagonia than by hopping into a private, wood-fired hot tub set right out under the stars. Awasi Patagonia’s gorgeous vantage point in this remote southern tip of the world is beyond your wildest dreams.
 
 
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Le Crans Switzerland

Crans-Montana, Switzerland
You’ll be quick to forget the mountains of snow surrounding you when you take a dip in this Swiss winter wonderland hot pool. The Valais Alps dot the skyline behind you, so be sure to get your Instagram on.
 
 
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The Cambrianlearn more

Another Swiss winter dream getaway, The Cambrian is a luxury hotel that offers a hot pool with an amazing view of the alps. Be sure to pack your swimsuit along with your ski gear, and head to the pool when you’re ready to warm up.
 
 
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Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resortlearn more

Between glacier tours and heli-fishing, you might find yourself needing to warm your jets in a cedar hot tub set beside the 5,000-foot waterfall at Nimmo Bay. Set in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, these tubs are totally zen.
 
 
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Pitt River Hot Springs

British Columbia, Canada
The best way to get to this hidden Canadian hot spring is via canoe or boat, plus a bike ride, plus a hike, plus a steep rope descent (hey, we never said this would be an easily accessible list!). Set just at the end of Pitt Lake in Grand Narrows Regional Park, the hot springs sit amongst the beautiful canyons in a picturesque setting that’s every bit worth the epic adventure.
 
 
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The Alpina Gstaadlearn more

Warm up indoors or out at this luxurious Swiss Alpine spa and resort. There’s a large heated pool overlooking the gorgeous winter landscape as well as an indoor pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by stone.
 
 
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Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Lakes, California
There are actually a handful of hot springs to check out in the Mammoth Lakes area, so you can make this adventure into a whole day’s worth of soaking up the volcanic warmth. Check out Travertine, Buckeye, Keough, and Whitmore Pool and Rock Tub for a day’s worth of getting hot, hot, hot.
 
 
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Mystic Hot Springs

Monroe, Utah
A hidden gem about two hours’ drive from SLC, Mystic Hot Springs has three claw-foot tubs sitting right out in the wild red rock landscape. And if you fancy a dip of a different sort, there are soaking pools too.
 
 
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Ridgeback Lodge Inclearn more

For Canadian glamping at its best, a trip to Ridgeback Lodge to stay in their geodesic domes or log cabins is a must. Hop into the cedar hot tubs for a forest bathing experience that’s top notch.
 
 
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Hot Tubs Omarama

Omarama, New Zealand
Head to New Zealand’s remote Omarama landscape if you’re looking to adventure beyond the norm. Gaze out at the rugged terrain from your mountain water-filled hot tub between sauna sets. Hello, relaxation!
 
 
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Frost and Fire Hotel

Hveragerði, Iceland
After your geothermal mud bath experience, you’ll surely want to head to the hot tubs at Iceland’s Frost and Fire Hotel. There’s also a thermal bath and a nearby river the local hot springs run into, warming it up year-round.
 
 
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L'apogée Courchevel

Saint-Bon-Tarentaise, France
The penthouses at this French Alps ski resort couldn’t possibly get more decadent. With rooftop jacuzzis and private spas, we won’t be surprised if you don’t even step foot on the slopes.
 
 
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mama thresllearn more

Mama Thresl knows what you’re after, and boy does she deliver. With spas, saunas, rock showers, and fireplaces to cozy up to, this Austrian boutique hotel is giving off all the warm and welcoming vibes.
 
 
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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Tofino, BC, Canada
This luxe wilderness resort will have you up, front and center to nature’s greatest show. Nestled in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, there’s a big deck at the resort where you’ll find three glorious cedar hot tubs filled with fresh spring water and heated to the perfect temp for nature gazing.
 
 
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Peninsula Hot Springs

Melbourne, Australia
Perch up in the hilltop pool overlooking rolling pastoral fields of Victoria’s lush countryside. Peninsula Hot Springs sits just about an hour from Melbourne but feels worlds away from the hustle of the city. Day trip? Yes, please.
 
 
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