Experience Hot Springs' Healing Powers and Its Historic Bathhouses and Spas
No trip to Hot Springs would be complete without visiting the 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
239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
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. daily.
509 Central Ave., Hot Springs
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, unadulterated 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. Open 8 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
241 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs
Award winning day spa since 2009, Clay Roots Beauty offers a full service hair salon, bareMinerals, Eminence Organic Skincare, facial and nail services, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, massages, lash extensions and more. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
250 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs
Hot Springs’ most unique full-service day spa offers products designed to help you look and feel your best, including Dermalogica skin care, Youngblood cosmetics, HydraFacial, 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! Open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
1661 Airport Road, Suite F, Hot Springs
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. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
413 Central Ave., Hot Springs
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. Also, visit the Quapaw Cafe. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Closed Tuesday.
210 Hobson Ave., Hot Springs
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. daily by appointment.
305 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs
The Hotel Hot Springs & Spa is conveniently located in downtown Hot Springs within walking distance to Bathhouse Row, shops, galleries and entertainment. The hotel offers many new and updated amenities including 196 newly remodeled guest rooms, ample remodeled plus new meeting space, fitness center, restaurant, lounge, a new and larger spa with the Hot Springs’ thermal mineral water and much more! Pool, spa, fitness center and new meeting space coming in 2017. Call for hours.
330 Central Ave. (Downtown) and 5001 Central Ave., Suite D (7 South), Hot Springs
Hot Springs' Premier Day Spa offering all of the latest massages, facials, body treatments, along with top quality mineral makeup and skincare products and nail services. Some of our treatments include Couples Massage, Thai Massage, Pain Free Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, 4 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! Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily (330 Central Ave. location). Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, until 8 p.m. by appointment (5001 Central Ave. location).
239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
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 specialty massages, such as Trouble Spot, reflexology (foot), Hot Springs and Swedish body scrubs and body wraps. Open. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
994 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida
Nestled in Arkansas' Ouachita Mountains, Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa, named Arkansas’ top rated spa by SpaFinder, is a destination for body and soul. Indulge in spa retreats unlike any you've ever experienced: romantic getaways for couples, weekend getaways for girlfriends and vacation packages that offer outdoor adventure with a dose of pampering. Hours vary by season.