Do you know a hot spring with a philosophical name, “Essence of Tranquility?”
It is two hours’ drive from Tucson.
Then I encountered the homemade-looking spot.
Mission San Xavier del Bac is over400 years old.
The right side of tower is damaged because of conflicts with American Indians (Apache).
It represents us the complex history of this area.
Appearance like Private House
The camping ground’s entrance is so modest and you may pass over it if not for prior information.
The rate is $8 for 1-hour soak.
First, I found a common pool where bathing suits are required.
It was not so an open space located against the wall.
At the same time, I got excited when I saw plenty of water being poured into the tub.
Homemade-looking private baths
There are five private bathrooms.
You can freely choose your favorite rooms, although they all look like humble shacks.
Here is a private bath probably inspired by an ancient Roman bath.
The water is not so characteristic, and its temperature is around body heat.
It is totally homemade-looking, even though you can find a lot of effort not to create a closed space using the signature wallpaper.
Soaking in the water, I was thinking about the meaning of the proverb, “Rome was not built in a day.”
Meanwhile I liked this cave bathroom.
Plenty of water is poured into the tub from a high position, and you will hear sound of water in the dark and small shack.
When I looked up, there was sunshine thrown from zinc roof’s cracks.
I found “essence of tranquility” existed in such natural atmosphere, rather than in sophisticated air.
You can freely choose favorite private tubs, with moderate water temperature
It is hard to say the place is sophisticated and would be widely accepted
|Essence of Tranquility, Safford, Arizona, USA|
Related hot springs
I associate this place with homemade-looking hot springs.
Here is a hot spring maintained by a cult religion.
Basically it is only for the believers, but you can easily use it, if you pay only 200 yen for “offering.”
I think it provides the best quality of water in Aichi, where there are few hot springs, so that you may get the help of God.