It’s getting harder to find great hot springs in nature that aren’t packed with other people. The most popular spots are all over the internet. But what if we told you there are remote lodges and resorts in places a little off the beaten path, where your room comes with access to a semi-secluded, spring-fed tub? Don’t believe it? Read on.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort
The five geothermal pools at Harrison Hot Springs are all exclusive to guests of Harrison Hot Springs Resort (from $128). The place, which has cottages and lakeview rooms on the shores of glacier-fed Harrison Lake, is a 90-minute drive east of Vancouver. Each pool offers a different experience, from the 4,000-square-foot family pool to a more intimiate, outdoor, adults-only area. Book a room on floors six to eight for better vistas of the surrounding mountaintops and fir trees—and to avoid any noise from the surrounding pools.
For an off-site experience, arrange for a Jeep tour ($185) with Fraser Valley Adventures, and you’ll off-road to the backcountry Clear Creek Hot Springs, where a metal tub sits perched overlooking a tumbling creek.