• Twin Springs Resort is a scenic historic site on the bank of the Middle Fork Boise River
• Each rental cabin has its own soaking tub
Twin Springs Resort is a fantastic location to soak in geothermally heated water while enjoying the beautiful nature of the Central Idaho mountains. This rustic resort is sitting on the bank of the Middle Fork Boise River, 45 miles northeast of Boise and 40 miles southeast of the historic mining town of Atlanta.
The history of the site dates all the way back to the late 1800s when the discovery of vast amounts of gold deposits led to the gold rush. Gold mining was the main economy of the area until the mid-1900s. The logging industry also was big and drove the local economy.
The first cabin built on the property functioned as lodging, store, school, kitchen, and home for generations of residents. It was rebuilt, remodeled, and expanded multiple times during its history. While the original building is gone, the base of it, some mining relics, and remnants are still here.
The sulfur-free mineral water comes out of the cliff at 180°F and is then piped to hot tubs. Each cabin has a private outdoor soaking tub. There is no day-use option, soaking is available to overnight guests only. Resort guests also have access to a steam sauna.
Twin Springs use a small hydropower system to generate electricity. The cabins are heated by the hot natural spring.
The Middle Fork of the Boise River is known for numerous hot springs emerging at the edge of the river or nearby. There are a few hot springs just miles away from the resort including Sheep Creek, Loftus, Pete Creek, and more others near Atlanta.
This rustic Idaho location gives access to a variety of summer and winter outdoor activities. These include, but are not limited to hiking, mountain biking, fishing, gold panning, kayaking, tubing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ATV riding, wildlife watching, nature viewing, and more!
There are 5 different cabins you can choose from to stay at. You can also rent the entire property for your family gatherings, weddings, or other events. Pets are allowed but require an extra fee. The property features a general store and a tavern.
The graded road to the resort is narrow and in some places becomes one lane as well as it can be washboarded, so a high-clearance vehicle is recommended for this trip. Please, keep in mind that there is no cell service at this location.
Twin Springs Resort | Facts
Location: 45 miles east of Boise • Idaho • USA
Development: Rustic resort, each cabin has a soaking tub, a steam house
Clothing: Optional at private areas
Amenities: Tavern and store
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: A high clearance vehicle is recommended
Day-use: Only for overnight guests
Elevation: 3,400 ft (1,036 m)
Directions to Twin Springs Resort
- Travel east on Highway 21 to Mores Creek Bridge
- Cross the bridge and turn right onto Spring Shores Road/Middle Fork Boise River Road toward Atlanta
- Continue 27 miles on Middle Fork Boise River Road to the destination.