Experience Hot Springs' Healing Powers and Its Historic Bathhouses and Spas
For centuries, visitors have flocked to these 47 springs in hopes that the pure, thermal waters bubbling up from the earth would heal their ailments. After slowly percolating from a depth of around 8,000 feet, collecting minerals along the way, the thermal water reaches superheated areas in the earth’s crust and rushes to the surface. About a million gallons of 147º F-water flow from the springs daily.
Considered sacred by many, the Ouachita Mountains’ “Valley of Vapors” became America’s first federally protected area in the National Park System in 1832. Within Hot Springs National Park lies Bathhouse Row, a national historic landmark. Over the years, the bathhouses have hosted everyone from mobsters and movie stars to U.S. presidents and ordinary tourists.
At the Fordyce Bathhouse, which houses the National Park’s visitor center, guests can learn about the history of the springs and Bathhouse Row.
The Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths & Spa are the only operational bathhouses within the park (and they're still fed by the springs), but a host of salons and spas across town serve as reminders of the Spa City’s rich heritage.
Take time to visit one of these spas or bathhouses and become part of one of the defining pieces of history in Hot Springs.
Denotes a spa fed by Hot Springs' thermal spring water
Ablution - A Day Spa & Salon
4904 Central Ave., Suite A, Hot Springs
(501) 525-6450 | AblutionDaySpa.com
Located on beautiful Lake Hamilton, Ablution is a four-level spa accessible by car or boat. A variety of packages are available, allowing guests to spend an hour or a full day relaxing at the spa. Options for couples and group events are offered. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily by appointment (seasonal hours November-January).
Beauty & Facial Salon at The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 609-2587 | ArlingtonHotel.com
The Arlington Beauty & Facial Salon offers a full array of salon and spa services in one convenient location. An experienced staff is dedicated to making you look and feel great. In addition to traditional spa services, a variety of skin and body treatments ranging from facials to full body wraps are available. The party room can accommodate 12 people for facials, body wraps or massages. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Su. Closed M.
509 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-2308 | BuckstaffBaths.com
The Buckstaff is one of two remaining operational bathhouses within the boundaries of Hot Springs National Park and has been in continuous service since 1912. Visitors can experience the natural thermal mineral waters known for centuries for their therapeutic value in the relief of common ailments, such as arthritis. Take the time to unwind and experience relaxation during your visit to Hot Springs. Seasonal admission times. Check website for details.
Chrysalis Day Spa / Med Spa
4332 Central Ave., Suite E, Hot Springs
(501) 520-5400 | ChrysalisDaySpa.com
Guests of Chrysalis Day Spa are greeted at the door by the soothing sounds of a waterfall combined with music that’s piped throughout the building, setting the tone for an enjoyable, relaxing spa experience. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Sa and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Su.
Destinations Day Spa
250 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs
(501) 525-3400 | HSDestinationsDaySpa.com
Hot Springs’ most unique full-service day spa offers products designed to help you look and feel your best, including HydraFacial, CooLift Facial, MicroChanneling, first in Arkansas to carry Sorella Apothecary skincare, Farmhouse Fresh line, Illume candles, Kneipp, I Love my Muff and Pure Fiji. Destinations—it’s where relaxation and art merge. Ask about our new halotherapy room and check out our new fashion boutique area! Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sa.
Hot Springs Beauty College
100 Cones Road, Hot Springs
(501) 624-4258 | HotSpringsBeautyCollege.com
We are a school with an experienced group of educators. Our beautiful campus is inviting and comfortable for clients 0-100. We offer all hair services like cuts, perms, relaxers, blow-dry styling and beyond. All work is done by our students under the direct supervision of highly trained educators. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tu-W, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Th, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. F and the first and second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon.
Kimberli Garner Skincare (located inside FLOATspa)
Temperance Hill Shopping Square, 4332 Central Ave., #M2, Hot Springs
(501) 627-5281 | KimberliGarnerSkincare.com
Specialties include anti-aging facials, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, peels, lash lifts, tinting, waxing and more! Call to book an appointment.
Mary’s Nails & Spa
3539 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 321-2720 | MaryNail.net
Mary’s Nails & Spa is the perfect place to relax! We specialize in a variety of spa treatments: nail care, spa pedicure, massage, facials and waxing. All facials are done with “the best” LeMieux products which are made in the USA. All of our services are available for men and women. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Sa and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Su.
1661 Airport Road, Suite E, Hot Springs
(501) 651-4316 | MedSpa1661.com
MedSpa 1661 is a blend of luxury spa services and medical cosmetic services. We specialize in and are highly trained in cosmetic procedures (Botox, Juvéderm & Voluma injections) and CoolSculpting. It is our commitment and pledge to provide you with excellent and innovative services. Also, now offering Cutera laser services, including laser hair removal, vein reduction, skin tightening, IPL Photofacials and Laser Genesis Facials. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. M-F.
The Mobile Massage Company & Walking Tours
301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs
The Mobile Massage Company offers you the convenience of staying in your location or coming to our downtown studio for your massage. Also ask about our walking tours! Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. seven days a week, by appointment.
Quapaw Baths & Spa
413 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 609-9822 | QuapawBaths.com
Experience Hot Springs’ thermal mineral water in a unique way in one of Quapaw Baths & Spa’s four thermal water soaking pools, individual and couples private bathing area and steam cave. The expertly trained, experienced therapists provide massages, facials and body polishes designed to leave guests rejuvenated. The boutique features gift cards, organic body care products and other items with an environmentally conscious theme. Gift cards available online. Also, visit the Quapaw Cafe. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. W-M; Cafe hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. W-M.
Sabai Massage Therapy
210 Hobson Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 282-7297 | Sabai.US
Indulge yourself with one of Sabai Massage Therapy’s relaxation packages. Experience tranquility through soft music, essential oil aromas and massage. Only natural products are used at Sabai. This private setting offers massage, facial massage, body treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, prenatal massage and child massage. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sa, by appointment only.
Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites Hot Springs
400 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs
(501) 321-4444 | SpaBotanicaHotSprings.com
Experience luxurious European relaxation traditions at Spa Botanica. Let the spa professionals relax, renew and recharge your mind, body and spirit. From customized skincare to rejuvenating body care, massage therapy or relaxing baths, you’ll never forget your experience at Spa Botanica. Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Sa and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Su.
328 Central Ave., Hot Springs | (501) 520-4772 (Downtown)
5001 Central Ave., Suite D, Hot Springs | (501) 520-4772 (Lake Hamilton)
Hot Springs’ premier day spa offering all of the latest massages, facials and body treatments, along with top quality mineral makeup, skincare products, and nail services. Some of our treatments include couples massage, Thai massage, pain-free deep tissue, hot stone massage, four-hands massage, HydraFacial MD, customized facials, waxing, mud wraps, lymphatic body wraps, scrubs, hand treatments, scalp treatments, back treatments, reflexology and more! Also, have 24 hour online booking available! 7 South location open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. by appointment. Downtown location open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Thermal Water Spa at The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-7771 | ArlingtonHotel.com
Enjoy this historic bathhouse where thermal mineral waters relax the body and mind. Skilled attendants and massage therapists pamper guests with thermal whirlpool baths and massages. Options include individual, couples and specialty massages such as trouble spot, reflexology foot and hot stone massage. Open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. M-W, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Th-Sa and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Su.
Turtle Cove Spa
181 Clubhouse Drive, Mount Ida
(870) 867-1220 | TurtleCoveSpa.com
Inspired by its natural surroundings and native minerals, we invite you to delight your senses with our varying and relaxing array of treatments, including massages, facials, body treatments, holistic therapies and crystal energy work. Make a day of it and immerse yourself in a rejuvenating spa package. You’ll be glad you did. You may review a complete list of services online or call (870) 867-1220 for additional information. Hours vary by season.
You Look Fabulous Inc.
900 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs
(501) 623-5665 | FabulousSalonHotSprings.com
The absolute salon experience! You Look Fabulous is a beautiful contemporary salon in Hot Springs. You Look Fabulous Salon offers the latest styles and trends for all of your beauty needs. With a full-service salon offering hairstyles, cuts and colors, massages, nails and waxing, you’ll be sure to leave looking fabulous! Call for appointment.