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Desert Hot Springs is the only place in the world with both hot and cold mineral spring aquifers.
Miracle Springs Resort is justly famous for its natural hot spring mineral waters with their therapeutic, healing properties. Our crystal clear waters rise at an average 140°F from underground lakes, called aquifers, located about 300 feet down. This water is then cooled to temperatures ranging from 90°F to 104°F and pumped at 200 gallons per minute into our eight pools and spas; perfect for swimming, soaking, and relaxing.
Unlike many natural hot springs, the water here has a pleasant scent and tastes great! It is the finest mineral spring water to be found anywhere, and regularly wins 1st and 2nd “Best Tasting Water in the World” at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition.
Discovered hundreds of years ago by the Cahuilla Indians, it was “rediscovered” in 1914 when pioneer Cabot Yerxa unearthed the curative mineral waters on his land – a little over a mile from where our hotel stands today. His first well produced crystal clear mineral water at 132°F and a second well produced cool fresh drinking water, so he named the area Miracle Hill.
Throughout his life, Australian geologist and chemist, Dr. Augustus Broue traveled the world analyzing hot spring mineral waters. In 1938, he visited Desert Hot Springs: “From the analysis of these waters, I have not found the like of them in any country I have explored… It would appear to have qualities far superior to any waters known to me.”
A quick 20 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Two Bunch Palms Spa is internationally recognized for the skills and experience of its healers and unique treatment offerings. Our Massage Therapists and Estheticians bring decades of wellness experience, and have developed a deep connection to the spirit of our space.
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Enjoy the renown mineral water of Desert Hot Springs in the privacy of your own suite. Each of our Soleil Suites features a 6’x10’ in-ground, jetted mineral water pool. These are no ordinary “hot tubs.” These are mini-pools with private access from your suite.
Desert Hot Springs, also known as DHS, is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The city is located within the Coachella Valley geographic region, sometimes referred to as the Desert Empire. The population was 25,938 at the 2010 census, up from 16,582 at the 2000 census. The city has undergone rapid development and high population growth since the 1970s, when there were 2,700 residents.
It is named for its many natural hot springs.
It is one of few places in the world with naturally occurring hot- and cold mineral springs.
Desert Hot Springs is home to the largest collection of warm mineral springs in the United States. More than 20 natural mineral spring lodgings can be found in town.
Unlike most hot springs, the mineral springs in town are odorless.
The only people residing in areas north of Palm Springs prior to the 20th century was Cahuilla Indians in the village of Seven Palms.
Although Cahuilla people never settled permanently in today’s Desert Hot Springs, they often camped here during winter times due to the warm climate.
According to early homesteader and writer Cabot Yerxa in his newspaper columns published in The Desert Sentinel newspaper, the first homesteader in the area of the city of Desert Hot Springs was Hilda Maude Gray, who staked her claim in 1908.
Cabot Yerxa arrived in 1913 and soon discovered the hot water aquifer on Miracle Hill. Due to the Mission Creek Branch of the San Andreas Fault bisecting the area, one side is a cold water aquifer, the other has a hot water aquifer. His large Pueblo Revival Style architecture structure, hand built over 20 years, is now one of the oldest adobe-style buildings in Riverside County, and houses Cabot's Pueblo Museum, designated a state historical site after his death in 1965. Cabot's Trading Post & Gallery opened there in February 2008.
The town was founded by L. W. Coffee on July 12, 1941. The original town site was centered at the intersection of Palm Drive and Pierson Boulevard and was only one square mile. Coffee chose the name Desert Hot Springs because of the area's natural hot springs.
1950s postcard promoting tourism
Desert Hot Springs became a tourist destination in the 1950s because of its small spa hotels and boutique hotels. The city is popular with "snowbirds."
Realtors arrived to speculate, and thousands of lots and streets were laid out over a six square mile area. Some homes were bought by retirees and the area incorporated as a city in 1963, with 1,000 residents.
Desert Hot Springs experienced periods of significant growth in the 1980s and 1990s, when most of the vacant lots were filled with new houses and duplex apartments. The city's population doubled in the 1980s and increased by 5,000 in the 2000 census.
In 1993, a 3-star hotel, Mirage Springs Hotel Resort opened in DHS. Despite good reviews and providing much needed financial revenue to DHS, Mirage Springs closed its doors in 1998. The business reopened as the Miracle Springs Resort and Spa.
Desert Hot Springs High School opened in 1999.
Desert Hot Springs was the first city in Southern California to legalize medical marijuana cultivation, and has since been overwhelmed by marijuana developers and growers.
It was later featured in a CNBC special as California's first city to permit the commercial cultivation of marijuana in 2014.
Landscape in western Desert Hot Springs.
Before development of the city began in the 1930s, Desert Hot Springs was a treeless place in the Colorado Desert.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.6 square miles (61 km2), of which 99.89% is land and 0.11% is water. Desert Hot Springs is nestled between two mountain ranges: San Bernardino Mountains and San Jacinto Mountains.
It is located just south of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park. It is located in the Colorado Desert region of the Sonoran Desert.
Desert Hot Springs has a desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) similar to the rest of the Coachella Valley, with less than six inches of precipitation per year. Summers are very hot with days frequently exceeding 107 °F (42 °C) in July and August while night-time lows tend to stay between 78–90 °F (26–32 °C). The winters are mild with days typically seeing temperatures between 68–82 °F (20–28 °C) and corresponding night-time lows between 50–65 °F (10–18 °C). Heat waves during the summer months involving temperatures higher than 110 °F (43 °C) are not unusual.
Summer winds and the higher elevation keep Desert Hot Springs on average 5-7 degrees cooler than other communities in Coachella Valley. However, the winter season can be warmer due to the surrounding mountains blocking north winds