September 20, 2012
The following article has been edited to reflect the current availability of Hot Springs Pool packages. Unfortunately, until further notice, these packages are unavailable as a result of ongoing public health-related restrictions. The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is open and Hotel Denver guests can still conveniently access the facility. However, the Hot Springs Pool is temporarily unable to participate in package deals with local hospitality partners.
Except for just a couple days each year, our world-famous hot springs pool delivers oooohs and ahhhhs daily! One of the first tourist attractions in Colorado is stronger today than ever. The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool began operation in 1888 as a commercial operation. But we suspect the Native Americans had been coming for, perhaps, hundreds of years prior. Millions of gallons later, the hot springs pool is still a major draw to the state and certainly our little town.
Our hotel is directly across the street from the pedestrian bridge that crosses over the Colorado River and I-70. The bridge leads you right to the pool. We’ll even give you a towel if you need one! In the Summer expect a “lively” experience with kids and families enjoying this massive pool full of hot water. But the other 9 months of the year is much quieter. You may even find times where you nearly have the pool to yourself. Our favorite time to soak and swim is in the evening, preferably on a night when the snow is falling softly. But it doesn’t really matter when you come. It’s always fun. There’s even a major water slide in the summer months and there are actually two pools; one less hot and the other more hot – a true therapy pool. Adjacent to the pool are the original vapor caves which are quite an experience themselves. On the pool property itself, is a very nice spa facility where you can find a variety of pampering treatments.
The biggest decision you will have to make is what type of room are you going to reserve! If you are planning a special romantic getaway, may we suggest one of our spectacular suites? Don’t worry though, all of our rooms and suites are special and one-of-a-kind.