Carmel, California, is home to Tassajara Hot Springs, a Buddhist retreat hidden in the lush Los Padres Forest near Tassajara Creek. Visitors can meditate, read up on Zen Buddhist philosophy, go on a trek, and relax in the hot springs at this destination.
Unwind and reconnect with nature. Get away from the stresses of everyday life and find a place where you can hear the stream and feel the wind through the sycamores. Tassajara’s breathtaking mountain scenery promotes a sense of openness and mindfulness. A well-prepared meal may do wonders for the mind and body. The stars may be easily seen on a clear night, and the air is fresh.
The property has day-use availability as well as overnight accommodations.
Natural Hot Springs
The public can visit Tassajara Hot Springs only in the summer, from May to September, and you’ll need to make a reservation in advance. In the fall and winter, the facility is used for monastic training. The geothermal waters are the perfect place to relax and forget about life’s annoyances.
These thermal springs in Tassajara are reminiscent of the onsens in Japan. A sundeck with a shared shower, two hot plunges, a sauna area, and a private bath are all available at the bathhouses, which are set up with men’s and women’s areas.
Also, in the bathhouses, there are clothing-optional soaking areas where guests may disrobe. After getting warm, visitors can go for a refreshing swim in Tassajara Creek, which is easy to get to from the property.
The lodgings at Tassajara Hot Springs are known for being on the more “roughing it” side of things. They supply kerosene lights since there is very little power available. Guests may stay in a selection of cottages and yurts or in a shared dorm room. The majority of rooms have their basin and toilet, while shared showers may be found in the common areas.
Address: 31971 Tassajara Road, Carmel Valley, California 93924