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Hot Springs and Organic Farm

97%
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48 reviews
· California
7 acres
1 site
1 Caravan/Tent
15 years of date harvests have made life and residence purposeful here on this 7 acre flank of the Chocolate Mountains. Desert Magazine (1956) describes the hot water here to be "richer in mineral content than any spa water in the United States excepting those in the Yellowstone Park area. Here then was mineral water rivaling that of Spa Royat in France; Bad-Nauheim in Germany; and Marianbad in Czechoslovakia. Here was water superior to that which the royal heads of Europe had paid princely sums to use." 2-wheel drive vehicles, including cars are all one needs to reach the farm. Learn more about this land: Located in a rural desert setting 1 hour south of Indio, in the morning shadow of the Chocolate Mountains, this is a working farm growing 6 varieties of organic dates; medjool, barhi, khadrawi, halawi, khalas and zahidi, as well as mango, Jamaican plum and temple orange.  Daytime temps right now are in the 70's ...nights in the 50's f.  Our crystal clear natural hot mineral water flows from under the desert at 124 degrees (51 c.) then we let it cool down to whatever temperature feels right, with the ideal bath times being nighttime and early morning.  We only host 1 group (max 5) or person at a time so it will always be private, and we are very conscientious of our guest's privacy, but are always available for questions via text or phone.  We have a private driveway and fenced property and there are no nearby homes. It is an extremely safe neighborhood here...never having a single incident of theft, vandalism or intrusion in the 15 years of residence. This is where the beautiful natural hot healing waters flow out of the earth as described in the famed "Desert Magazine" article of November 1956 "Little Yellowstone on the Salton Shores". A very remarkable but little-known secret in the California desert.  Some wild deer in the neighborhood, but also bighorn sheep, fox, coyote, bobcat, hawks, owls, lizards, geckos and rabbits. Native artifacts have been discovered on the property and our desert nights are free of light pollution.  Private hot springs on small farms are extremely rare anywhere in America, but especially within 2 and 1/2 hours of greater Los Angeles. This is a really great place to empty your head out and enjoy the lovely weather and an even better place to get and stay healthy in these unpredictable times. This place is ideally suited for health-oriented folks. No tobacco, alcohol, cannabis or drugs allowed. And in the pools no lotions, perfume, hair care products, makeup, or sunscreen. No food or glass near the pools, and we are not set up for small kids or pets. Cookstoves are okay here, just no campfires due to an excess of brush in the region. Verizon and AT&T phone service all work well here. We are 4 miles from Bombay Beach, 35 minutes from Mecca, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Palm Springs, 1 hour from the Coachella Music Festival location, in the direction with light traffic. 1 hour and 30 minutes from Joshua Tree south entrance, 1 hour and 10 minutes from La Quinta and 2 hours and 30 minutes from Los Angeles area and 2 hours 30 minutes from San Diego area. We are 30 minutes to Salvation Mountain/The Slabs and 1 hour 10 minutes to Painted Canyon (The Slot Canyons in the Mecca Hills).  The last half mile before our gate is a dirt road that can have seasonal ruts and washboard surface from off-roaders, so passenger cars will need to take it slow but can still make it.  We are not a posh resort, and because it's a farm there are a few odd structures and tools on the property, but that's just part of the art. The rock pools and hot water baths are lovely at night under the stars near the palms, and that's what this place is all about....the water. Ideal soaking times are sunset, nighttime and sunrise.   This farm is in the low (elevation) desert, where the winter days are warm with springtime-like weather from November - March.   The colder high desert areas in the Morongo Basin (Joshua Tree, 29 Palms etc.) are more popular tourist destinations, but sometimes they are so popular that the traffic can be as bad as any city, with no flowing water and the Bighorn Sheep are hiding away deep in the boulders. The low desert has nicer winter days, hot springs, flowing water, far less traffic and more places to observe wildlife.   Bring flip flops, towels and flashlights.
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Hosted by Gordon K.Joined in January 2021
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52 Ratings · 48 reviews
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François N.recommends
December 3, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Very peaceful and quiet; loved having rhw hot mineral bath to ourselves. Gordon was a very attentive host. Will return when in the area again.
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Helen P.recommends
November 23, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
We loved staying at Gordon’s spot. The hot spring was incredible! After car camping, it was nice to have access to a bathroom. We’ll definitely return in the future! Gordon was a gracious host who shared great local info. Thanks Gordon!
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Burga F.recommends
October 23, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
An oasis in the desert, wow!
What a beautiful campsite at Gordon’s place! Perfect level gravel spot for a tent, great paved site for an RV too if you needed it. Fan palms for shade, and even tho we happened to come on a windy weekend, there was no sand or dirt blowing around. Bathroom was clean and bright, very private. The pool was really lovely, Gordon was out there cleaning and adjusting the temp frequently so it was always just right. It’s the special extra for a desert camping experience that you’d look far and wide for. The stars at night were sensational. Very quiet and peaceful, all around very zen. Gordon recommended some cool places to visit near Mecca, like Painted Canyon, and provided some delicious date fruit. We’ll certainly come back! Thanks Gordon!
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Lily M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Hospitable and friendly!!!
Gordon is a FABULOUS host! He was very friendly and even though our trip got rained out he constantly was trying to help us make the best of our trip! I would definitely return!!! Such a hospitable and caring person who will go above and beyond to make your trip worthwhile!
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Maggie M.recommends
October 8, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Beautiful stay at the hot springs
Our stay at Gordon’s hot springs was amazing! The springs were so beautiful, especially at night under the stars. Gordon was very kind and made sure we had a wonderful stay, weren’t too hot and had everything we need. Gordon also had a lot of recommendations for sights to see around the area so be sure to ask him. Would highly recommend!
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Michael A.recommends
October 1, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Camping in hot water
We enjoyed camping on Gordon's mineral hot spring site. He was very agreeable about getting the main hot pool, and the tub, just the temperature we wanted in the morning and before turning in for evening.
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Kodai S.recommends
May 30, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
If you like hot spa, quiet environment, beautiful starts, this is the place to go. Gordon was very kind and helped us to have a best temp to get in. The bathroom was very clean and organized. Thank you
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Tamara T.recommends
May 22, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Gordon was a very hands-on host and always made sure the hot springs were ready for when we wanted. He was very hospitable!
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Emily T.recommends
May 16, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Great time! Had cell reception with T mobile. Great spot to camp highly reccomend
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Hootan F.recommends
May 15, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Host was gracious and the spot was just as described. Like an oasis in the middle of the fort hills of the chocolate mountains and the edges of the salton sea. Gordon helped us get the temp exactly the way we like it and we laid under the stars and just relaxed for hours. Super quiet and so very relaxing. This place is a hidden gem.
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Jun K.recommends
April 14, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Gordon was so welcoming. He welcomed us and made us feel comfortable during the stay. He offered us a variety of date palms, and those were delicious! The mineral hot water was so good. We had a relaxing time by soaking into the tub at night and in the morning. Highly recommended! Thank you, Gordon.
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Taylor J.recommends
April 12, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Unfortunately we opted not to stay here because the winds were very high for the night-but Gordon was extremely communicative and helpful! Hope we can stay in the future!
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Andrew L.
April 5, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Cool experience- lacks privacy
Enjoyed the experience. Gordon is a great host and a very nice guy. He was helpful in getting us set up. The property I would not refer to as a “farm” (handful of date trees and one mango tree on a residential plot) and is still working out a lot of kinks for campers. The soaks in the spring pools were nice, but the close proximity to the house and lack of privacy were a bit challenging to deal with. All in all it was a unique experience and the soaks in the non traditional pools/baths were really cool.
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Linda R.recommends
April 4, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
It was very clean and relaxing. Gordon was very friendly and attentive. I will definitely be back! :)
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Laurel R.recommends
April 2, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Hot spring felt great and weather was beautiful. We enjoyed talking to Gordon about the area.
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Melody I.recommends
March 31, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Great spot. Amazing springs, amazing, clean water from deep below. I loved that I could ask for the water to be a certain temperature too. Easy parking and very quiet at night.
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Razz R.recommends
March 30, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
My 2nd visit I think in less than 1 month!! Gordon is a super swell host & just to chillax in salt water hot springs bath… my God… makes me all relaxed thinking about it as I write this review. THANK YOU GORDON… I’m sure I cya again!! #yeehaw🤠🎸💪🌞 Razz, The Roaming Hillbilly
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Kevin K.recommends
March 27, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Soaking in the stars
Gordon’s place is perfect. It’s got a nice flat large spot to pitch a tent, shade and best of all hot springs fed pools to soak in and enjoy the stars. gPs coordinates, with Google maps, didn’t work for me, but Gordon gave me directions from a predetermined spot. One note for those motorcycle camping like me…the last 1/2 mile in is a dirt and gravel road. Gravel is 4 inches deep in places and it’s very washboardy- if you are on a street bike it’s gonna be tough. I was on a Bonneville T-120 and made it, but I’ve had prior experience with deeper gravel and still it was dicey. I stil think it was worth the last tense bit, but it is something guests should know.
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Sammi O.recommends
March 25, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our trip. Gordon was an amazing host, easy to communicate with about times to soak and knowledgeable about the area. The views of the sunset from the hot spring bath were unforgettable. If we’re ever in the area again, we know where we want to stay!
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Susan G.recommends
March 11, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Peace & Minerals
Gordon is one of the most genuinely caring and good natured individuals I’ve probably ever met. The ability to be the only camper on the property with so much beauty and expansive views coupled with the private hot springs makes this a value well beyond what he charges for the experience. I stayed two peaceful nights with evening soaks. It was odd not putting on lotion, deodorant, makeup etc. the day I headed out and I was worried about dry skin but the minerals in the water made my skin very soft. Great experience!
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William S.recommends
March 9, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Gordon is a Great host!
We really enjoyed staying at Gordon's place. He is an excellent host and we felt well taken care of! I can recommend staying there!!
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Ashlee C.recommends
March 6, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Do it!
Absolutely amazing!! Gordon is a kind, hospitable, and a very knowledgeable host. I did a last minute solo booking and it was everything I expected and more!! The dates he shared with me were DELICIOUS! 😋 seriously can’t recommend this spot enough! If you’re debating on going, just do it. He draws a fresh bath for you at your request and had it ready for me when I got there. He is very communicable with his guests. The place is secluded and he’s respectful of your privacy but also available in case you need anything. The directions on Google maps led me there just fine, it tried to reroute a couple of times but you should pass the Hot mineral spa and then go onto a gravel road shortly after. So thankful he’s willing to share this little piece of paradise with the world. :)
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Razz R.recommends
February 23, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Private Salt Water Hot Spring Bath!
#enoughsaid
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Elaine Y.recommends
February 23, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Great! Such a cool experience
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Vieta K.recommends
February 22, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Incredible spot! We loved our stay, it was a perfect spot to van camp and soak under the stars. Gordon kept the tub at a great temp for us at the times we requested, and was an excellent host!
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Natalia A.recommends
February 19, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Gordon was such a kind and hospitable host. He made sure my friends and I were comfortable and attended each of our needs. I can’t wait to go back and relax on his beautiful farm property.
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Josie F.recommends
February 17, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
10/10
We had a wonderful stay at Gordon's hot spring. He was great at communicating from the moment I booked to when we left his property. The hot spring was ready for us when we arrived and Gordon made sure we were well taken care of by showing us around and offering us fresh organic dates to try. We 10/10 recommend staying here for a night or several!
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Lisa D.recommends
February 17, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Hippest Hip Camp
Very memorable experience soaking in the moon light and again in the am. Clean clear hot water in shallow stone pool and desert views. You should go.
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Dena L.recommends
February 13, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
Beautiful private hot spring!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gordon’s Hot Spring campsite. Gordon was a great host, and was super knowledgeable about the area, provided lots of interesting information and directions on where to go. The site is private, and the Hot Spring was wonderful. We had a great time and will definitely be back!
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John R.recommends
February 8, 2022
Private Hot Springs & Organic Farm
What a special place! Gordon owns a little piece of paradise that he is nice enough to share with everyone. The location is great, the hot spring is great, generally everything was rad. Eat some dates, take in the waters, relax.
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