We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Challis Hot Springs

5025 Hotsprings Rd, Challis, ID 83226-4971
+1 208-879-4442
Review Highlights
SOOOOO Relaxing

It's a small place, so go during the week to get a campsite. The attractions are the 2 pools, one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lin A
A Rare, Rough Diamond

I hesitate to tell people about this place, because I don't want it to be overrun. That said, it's... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Hailey, Idaho
Read all 64 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“b b” (10 reviews)
“salmon river” (13 reviews)
“large pool” (4 reviews)
5025 Hotsprings Rd, Challis, ID 83226-4971
+1 208-879-4442
Write a Review
Reviews (64)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small place, so go during the week to get a campsite. The attractions are the 2 pools, one hot and one semi-hot. Both are fantastic! They are clean, gravel lined and no naked old guys. There are a couple of walking paths for...More

Thank Lin A
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I hesitate to tell people about this place, because I don't want it to be overrun. That said, it's such a great place that they deserve the publicity. This is my favorite hot springs pool ever. I love the gravel bottom in the main pool...More

Thank WesternTravelerX
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My son and I met halfway between Missoula and Boise for a relaxing weekend. The hospitality was amazing. Mike and Kathy run a tight ship! The place was clean with freshly ironed sheets, a casual, historic atmosphere and an amazing and ample breakfast (more than...More

Thank MTgal773
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Wow. I can't even express how disappointed my family and I. We have been coming to Challis for years and many other hot springs with our family all over the western United States. This is NO longer a family friendly place. This is not true...More

2  Thank lawlessid
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Wonderful place..we were given a tour of the house along with a history of the property and then enjoyed the large pool. Very relaxing.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped in with some friends to soak in the mineral pools and they were great. Very soothing and peaceful.

1  Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Camped with my sister and her family who come here every year, she was apprehensive because of the managers previous treatment, very rude. Good news!! The rude "pool nazi" (another reviewers label) is gone and the family has taken over management again. Mike was super...More

Thank JulesDurf
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I make a point to come here at least once (sometimes twice) during camping season. It's a bit of a drive from Boise - but this quiet, friendly place is worth every mile. The new managers seem to have found their groove....More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife and I visited this location on 8/28/16. As someone who is not camping proper educate says you should always check in the office especially on private property. Husband/wife are the new managers - wide range of views from those that have posted their...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect before we arrived, but we were greeting by a very pleasant and attentive staff. The accommodations were comfortable and spacious, and we even had our own bathroom. The pools were very clean and comfortable, unlike previous experiences I've had...More

Thank mad2279
Nearby Restaurants
Tea Cup Cafe & Bakery
65 reviews
5.43 km away
Antonio's Pizza & Pasta
34 reviews
5.26 km away
Y-Inn Cafe
27 reviews
4.54 km away
Challis Lodge and Lounge
17 reviews
4.56 km away
Nearby Attractions
White Cloud Rafting Adventures
253 reviews
69.06 km away
Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System
12 reviews
6.01 km away
Sawtooth Adventure Company - Day Trips
258 reviews
67.75 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Challis Hot Springs staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines