Harbin Hot Springs Special Notice
The wrath of the Valley Fire stretched far and wide, leaving devastation in its tracks. Our beloved Harbin Hot Springs did not survive unscathed. Where was once a tranquil and pristine retreat, now stands its charred remains.
As of now, Harbin is closed until further notice. Damage has been extensive, although it is reported that some structures still stand. The pools and springs are intact, but plumbing and treatment systems are in need of a major overhauls. Unfortunately, it will be quite some time until Harbin reopens and is back to its former glory.
The first step, of many, is beginning….clean-up. An intensive job to clear the land of debris. However, a first step is definitely one in the right direction!
Despite this horrific tragedy, the Harbin community stands strong and filled with optimism. The outpouring of generosity; financially, emotionally and spiritually is astounding! Harbin Hot Springs does plan to rebuild as quickly as possible. Sedat Mahmud, Vice President, and one of several representatives of Harbin states “We want to see how quickly we can re-open the pools.” The strength and unity that bonds all those who have experienced Harbin maintains hope for a brighter future.
Harbin asks that you hold your memories of this majestic place close. Share those moments with others, and keepin in your sights what Harbin can become. They are the Phoenix, and will once again rise from the ashes in a more beautiful state.
Harbin Hot Springs in California
More than five thousand acres of Mother Nature’s bounty surround the beautiful Harbin Hot Springs Retreat. Nestled in the mountains of Lake County, California, over a hundred full time residents come together to run this non-profit in the most pristine manner possible.
Each guest is treated as one of the community for however long their stay, sending them home filled with a sense of peace and harmony. Harbin Hot Springs embraces nature as closely as possible, most areas are clothing optional, allowing their guests to feel as free as they choose. When visiting Harbin, one member of each party must hold a membership, which can be purchased on-site.
Region: Central California / Middletown
Hours/Season: Closed Until Further Notice
Harbin Hot Springs Facilities
Harbin has a variety of pools to enjoy. The Hot Pool clocks in close to 113*, feeding its natural mineral waters into the Warm Pool. Surrounded by sunning decks and breathtaking scenery, one can enjoy the Heart Pool, Cold Plunge, and swimming pool. Harbin also houses a steam and dry sauna, which are quite enjoyable during the cooler months. Relax with a massage, free yoga classes, or partake in one of the many workshops offered. For when the body needs fueling, Harbin has a full restaurant, two cafes and a market place where organic produce and a wide variety of healthy ingredients can be found to cook up in the communal kitchen. One will definitely not go hungry here with all of the delicious food around!
Rates: Camping and Day Use Passes: $15 – $35
From rustic to luxury, Harbin Hot Springs has what their guests are looking for. One can choose to camp in the campground, tent cabins, sleep under the stars on the main deck, share the experience in the domes or get their own room or cottage. All rates include 24 hour use of the pools and facilities. Relax and rejuvenate in whatever manner suits you best.
Rates:$35 – $190 per night
Additional Need to Know About Harbin:
Harbin is a quaint and rustic place to relax, keeping this in mind, it may not be the best place to vacation with children. However, Harbin does have available accommodations for those who do come with family. Please leave Fido and his friends at home, the hot springs is not a place for them to be. Harbin Hot Springs requests that cell phones are turned off upon arrival to further enhance the tranquility for everyone. A pay phone is available for use. WiFi is available on a pay-per-minute basis by the Blue Room Cafe.
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Harbin Hot Springs Directions
From Middletown, California: head West on Co Road 117C/Main Street towards Calistoga Stree. Continue on and turn right onto Barnes Street. Keep going and continue onto Big Canyon Road/CO Rd 107. After about a mile, take a slight left onto Harbin Springs Road. Be sure to pay attention because in a couple miles you’ll need to take a right to stay on Harbin Springs Road/Co Rd 109. Not too much further and you’ll be at Harbin Hot Springs! Please be aware the Harbin Springs Road is narrow and winding. Seeing cattle and deer is not uncommon, so please drive carefully.