Milford & Mattie Givens homesteaded the Springs in 1881.
Now, over 100 years later, soakers still come and enjoy this historical hot springs. Givens is a family hot spring destination located along the Snake River in the hot spring state of Idaho. Givens boasts an out door hot springs pool and a private geothermal tub. Accommodations are available for RV and dry camping.
Hot Springs: Givens Hot Springs has a source of over 140 degrees. Givens boasts 1 out door hot springs pool. The temperature of the geothermal pool is about 99 degrees. The hot springs offers a private hot tub. The temperature is a scorching 130 degrees. The pool is treated with chlorine. The mineral water in the private tub is pure. Clothing is not optional in the pool. Clothing is optional in the private tub.
Hot Spring Tips: Givens Hot Springs is open year around and offers day use soaking. Paid overnight guests are permitted all access to the hot springs. This hot springs is not pet friendly. No dogs are allowed on Givens Hot Springs property. RVs and dry camping are open year ’round, along with one kitchenette cabin, and one rental trailer. Call for reservations. Clothing is not optional. Bring your bathing suits.
When thinking of aquatics, no history of the subject would be complete without mentioning hot springs.
Twelve years ago, my husband and I fulfilled his lifelong dream of buying Givens Hot Springs in Idaho in Owyhee County. Homesteaded by his Oregon Trail pioneer great-grandparents in 1881, it became a favorite getaway for families, as well as a healing place for aching bodies and sagging spirits.
In the early 1900s, Milford and Mattie Givens, with their four sons, built a pool house, complete with private soaking rooms for therapy. The remote location didn’t discourage visitors, and the Givens family eventually added a hotel to accommodate the ever-growing clientele. Among the visitors were Silver City miners and families from nearby towns who would pack picnic baskets and load up their horse-drawn buggies for a day at Givens.
In 1939, the hotel became a tragic victim of a chimney fire and was replaced by easier-to-maintain cabins. In 1952, a more sturdy block building took the place of the picturesque, but old and sagging, pool house. A major face lift was performed when we purchased it in 1991.
The water continues to flow, and people still come to enjoy it. As they have for more than a century, children learn to swim in this ideal bathtub-temperature environment, minus chattering teeth and blue lips. The seniors enjoy swapping a fish story or recipe while their bodies respond to the water?s soothing encouragement to movement and circulation.
What other physical activity can be enjoyed from a person?s entrance into this world to his exit, and with other generations in his family? Where else can one go for entertainment or find therapy for body and spirit?
And how could we find anything more rewarding as an occupation than being a part of such a rich chapter of aquatic history?
When Milford and Mattie Givens homesteaded the Springs in 1881, they recognized the therapeutic potential of the water, as well as its practical and recreational possibilities. Now, 140 years later, families and friends–many of them descendants of early residents of the area–still gather at Givens for reunions, parties, swim lessons, and yes, therapy, for both body and spirit.
Come out and experience the soothing hot mineral water and peaceful, rural setting that draws neighbors–as well as hot-spring seekers from literally all over the world–to this intriguing Old West-reminiscent corner of Idaho.
HOURS: Open Year ‘Round
Noon to 9 p.m., 7 days a week.
(Open all holidays except Thanksgiving Day and December 24 and 25 for Christmas.)
Please note: Prices reflect changes made on April 1, 2021
See our ‘Specials’ page for ‘Spring Punchcard Special’.
Ages 13 and over $10.00
Ages 3-12 $5.00
Seniors – 60-90 $5.00
Children ages 2 and under, and Seniors 90 and over FREE
Per person, per hour (or any portion thereof) – $15.00
No reservation required; first come, first served.
Tubes & Floaties $1.00/$2.00
SENIOR SWIM AND ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASS
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 (noon) Seniors (Age 60 and over) and other class participants — $4.00 All others, regular swim price. Senior Early Swim Pass: $25 ($30 worth of swims)
(Due to COVID risk to Seniors, no children will be allowed during Senior Swim.)
For your comfort, we have private dressing rooms and showers. Bring belongings to check stand area.
* * * See our ‘Specials’ page for featured discounts.* * *
Pool Attire: For health and maintenance reasons, regular swimsuits are required! No shirts or street-wear of any kind allowed in pool, including tank tops and ‘swim shirts.’
Shoes: To help maintain cleanliness of the pool and area, we ask that shoes not be worn beyond check stand area.
Infants and Toddlers: We welcome infants and small children! To help maintain the cleanliness of the pool, we require Little Swimmers (or equivalent swim diapers) for ALL children under 3 years. NO EXCEPTIONS! These may be purchased on site for $1. Plastic pants over the swim diaper (for added protection of water cleanliness) are greatly appreciated. Caution: Do not use regular disposable diapers in the pool, as they swell up and burst, leaving a terrible mess!
Supervision of Children: All children age 12 and under must be accompanied in the water, at all times, by a responsible adult age 18 or older (3 to 1 ratio)! If adults get out of pool, children do, too.
Group Rates:10% discount for groups of 25 or more–if one person collects and pays for group. Regular price if paying individually. (No discounts for Reserved Swims.) Call Nadine at (208) 495-2000 for special church, school and Scout rates, and for scheduling group activities.
Payment: We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, checks and cash.
PLEASE NOTE:No dogs are allowed on Givens Hot Springs property!
TIMES AND RATES:
Regular hours: Noon to 9:00 p.m. (Shared use of pool)
Adults (ages 13-59): – $8
Children (ages 3-12): – $5
Seniors (ages 60 and over): – $5
Ages 2 and under, and Seniors 90 and over: – FREE!
10am – Noon; or 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. (Exclusive use of pool)
Regular rates (see above) with a minimum of $200, ($25 of which is a non-refundable, pre-paid deposit. Remainder is due on the day of event.) If the total adds up to more than $200, you pay the higher amount.
Picnic table at back of pool may be reserved for up to 2 hours during regular hours or reserved swim. (No additional cost.)
Bring your own refreshments and decorations, if desired.