Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa in San Luis Obispo
Sycamore Mineral Springs is a commercial hot spring located in the picturesque Avila Valley in San Luis Obispo County. The mineral springs are located on a 100-acre resort property known as the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa. This alluring property serves as an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation in the Avila Valley and is widely popular for the unique geothermal spring experience. Located just three hours away from Los Angeles and four hours from San Francisco (driving time) and eight miles from the San Luis Obispo Airport, Sycamore Mineral Springs is extremely accessible to everyone.
Sycamore Hot Pool Information
There are three types of hot spring pools at Sycamore Mineral Springs; the Hillside hot tubs, the Oasis Waterfall Lagoon, and the in-room hot tubs. The Hillside hot tubs are open-air naturally heated tubs which are perched on the hillside areas of the property. There are twenty-three (23) Hillside hot tubs and each can accommodate between two and eight people. The pools are fenced for ultimate privacy and reservations are required in order to enjoy these pools. The Oasis Waterfall is the largest pool on the property and can accommodate up to 20 people. The in-room hot tubs are located on the private balcony of every room and suite at the Sycamore Hot Springs, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy the mineral waters at their leisure.
Sycamore Mineral Springs Facilities
Sycamore Mineral Springs is located within a resort that includes a wide variety of accommodations. There are seventy-four (74) guestrooms and suites at the resort that vary in size and bedding. The guestrooms can comfortably accommodate two, and the one and two bedroom suites are perfect for families. The resort is also home to a top-notch spa that offers therapeutic and relaxing massages for all to enjoy. The spa at Sycamore Mineral Springs has received several accolades over the years for the type and quality of massages that are offered.
History of the Mineral Springs
Sycamore Mineral Springs has a legendary history, dating back to the Spanish and Mexican times in the early days of California. It is said the Sycamore Mineral Springs was discovered when two men started drilling the property for gold in 1886. What they found instead was hot sulfur mineral water. They were aware that hot mineral water had curative properties and decided to establish a spa and mineral spring resort at the location. The resort quickly gained in popularity due to its location on the coast and between the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. It soon became a haven for celebrities from Hollywood who stopped by to enjoy the curative waters. The property acquired the name Sycamore Mineral Springs in the 1930s and was purchased by the current owner in 2003, who has committed to preserving the rich and authentic history of one of California’s most popular geothermal mineral springs.
Usage and Access Fees
The Hillside hot tubs and the Oasis Waterfall are available to everyone whether they are staying at the resort or not. The in-room hot tubs are only available to guests staying at the resort. The usage fee for the Hillside hot tubs is $17.50 per person, per hour between Mondays and Thursdays and $22.50 per hour between Friday and Sunday. There is a towel rental fee of $3, and are available from 8 am to 10:30 pm daily. The usage fee for the Oasis Waterfall is $22.50 per person per hour. A minimum of four people are required Monday through Thursday, and a minimum of 6 people are required Friday through Sunday for the Oasis Waterfall to be used.
Seasonal Access Information
Sycamore Mineral Springs is open and available to the public 365 days of the year. You can, therefore, visit at any time or date that is convenient for you.
Directions to Sycamore Mineral Springs
If you are headed northbound on Highway 101, exit at Avila Beach Drive, follow the road as it curves to the left and you will get to Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort about a mile down the road on the left-hand side. If you are headed southbound on Highway 101, exit at Avila Beach Drive (do not exit at Avila Beach San Luis Bay Drive). Turn right at the stop sign onto Avila Beach Drive and continue for a mile where you will find Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort on the left-hand side.