Morton’s Warm Springs Resort in Glen Ellen is a diversified geothermal springs sanctuary in the heart of California’s Sonoma Wine Country, in an area known as the “Valley of the Moon.” The property has seasonal outdoor public geothermal pools and gorgeous California scenery.
Reservations are required to swim, even for those who are sitting on the sidelines. Pets are welcome at the property but not in the water.
The springs’ origin dates back thousands of years to when the Wappo, Southern Pomo, and Coast Miwok, the Native American tribes, lived in the area. The first bath house opened in the 1880s, and the stonework from the old pools can still be seen today.
In 1909, a modest lodge, cottages, and the great Harmonic Music Pavilion were constructed at Los Guilicos Warm Springs to house visitors seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and Oakland. In 1946, Ethel and Harold Morton bought the resort and started running it as Morton’s Warm Springs Resort.
Eventually, in about 1980, the Morton family parted with the land. Since then, many other families have owned the property and the springs. The mineral waters have grown to have a unique significance in the hearts of the town’s residents over many centuries.
Morton’s is well-liked because it is an established local icon and provides a serene and reasonably priced setting to enjoy the Sonoma summer.
Natural Hot Springs
There are two outdoor pools heated by natural mineral hot springs at Morton’s Warm Springs and a geothermal wading pool that stays between 80 and 90 °F. There are bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms on the premises.
This venue is perfect for huge gatherings like family reunions and weddings. Their property eatery, Cafe 108°, offers some food and drink options. There’s a BBQ pit and picnic table on a grassy area beside the stream at this facility. Additionally, the complex has a baseball field, beach volleyball courts, and other sports facilities.
Address: 1651 Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, California, 95442