The oldest commercial hot spring in Ouray offers three soaking options. The Wiesbaden’s outdoor swimming pool is open to overnight guests and day soakers, and the private soaking pool – the Lorelei – is available by reservation. Inside, step into the vapor cave for a hot steam and soak, and ask about spa treatments which may be administered at the onsite spa or in the vapor cave. The seventeen-room lodge houses several suite configurations, and a cottage and two houses in Ouray are also available for reservation through the Wiesbaden. This hot spring establishment prides itself on the purity of its waters, so there are no additives, chemicals, or chlorine added to the waters and soakers must shower and shampoo before entering the pools. Day soakers are welcome, clothing is required, and smoking, smokers, and pets are not allowed.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Susan Joy Paul