In fact, both Sunset magazine and USA Today recently recognized Glenwood Hot Springs as having one of the top hotel pools anywhere in the US.
The prestigious accolades affirm what guests have always known however, that Glenwood Hot Springs is the place to go for fun and relaxation in one of Colorado’s prettiest locations. As a historic property, the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool has been welcoming visitors to soak in the mineral-rich waters for over 125 years, and the thermal springs continue to draw people looking to unwind and reconnect with family and friends in an alpine mountain setting. Whether guests prefer to swim or soak, there’s a place for everyone at Glenwood Hot Springs, from great grandma to littlest flower girl!
There are actually two pools at Glenwood Hot Springs; the smaller therapy pool is cooled down to 104°F, an ideal temperature for soaking. This pool is a splash-free zone, part of what makes it a favorite with adult guests. The big pool is the length of a football field and an aquatic playground for kids of all ages. The water is bathtub warm with a temperature hovering around 93°F. This is the pool where kids can play and splash, fitness buffs can swim laps in designated lap lanes, and everyone can show off their best dives or cannonballs in the deep end.
Other diversions that keep groups engaged include two waterslides and a miniature golf course. During the summer months the snack bar serves up soft-serve ice cream cones and other kid-friendly food, while the poolside restaurant offers healthier options and an array of beer and wine choices.
With an increased interested in wellness services, groups staying at Glenwood Hot Springs can break a sweat at the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club which features state-of-the art cardio and strength training equipment, two racquetball courts, a full schedule of classes including Pilates and yoga instruction, and a wet lounge with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room.
Though the bride and groom typically tie the knot off-property in either traditional or outdoor settings, the bridal entourage and guests can take full advantage of prenuptial pampering offered at the award-winning Spa of the Rockies. Couples can enjoy side by side massages; and for the ladies in addition to relaxing massage and body treatments, the spa offers facials, manicures, pedicures and makeup services.
Staying at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge makes access to the property’s amenities both convenient and cost effective. With every stay, guests receive unlimited admission to the pool which is open daily until 10 p.m., deeply discounted admission to the Athletic Club and all that it offers, and a full, hot breakfast served at the Grill. The Lodge also has meeting facilities for groups of up to 50 people and discounted rates for groups booking 10 or more rooms.
An added perk for groups staying at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge is the close proximity to downtown Glenwood Springs. To sightsee, shop and explore, visitors can leave the cars parked and simply take a stroll over the pedestrian bridge that spans the Colorado River.
Depending on the time of year and each group’s interests, Glenwood Hot Springs can also bundle activity packages that include other Glenwood Springs diversions like rafting, fly fishing, cycling, hiking, golfing, skiing or exploring the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Amtrak train packages are also available for groups wishing to arrive by rail.
While the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool takes center stage, it’s groups that take home the prize of a memorable family reunion or destination wedding. To begin planning a group trip to Glenwood Hot Springs, please visit www.hotspringspool.com.