Chinati Hot Springs, Texas

The State of Texas has relatively few hot springs compared to the vastness.

Chinati Hot Springs is one of the treasures.

Chinati Foundation

It is three hours’ drive from El Paso, Texas.

sky reflected in donald judd aluminum

Photo by Paul Joseph – sky reflected in donald judd aluminum (2010) / CC BY 2.0

Donald Judd, called Father of Minimal Art reformed a former military base and established the museum, Chinati Foundation.

Against the background of isolated wilderness of Texas, he focused on the relationship between exhibitions and the environment.

Chinati Hot Springs

Cabins

Additional two hours’ drive will take you to the pretty inn.

They started the business in 1936 as “Kingston Hot Springs.”

Open all year.

Shared Kitchen

They do not have a restaurant, so please bring food for the shared kitchen.

I stayed at a cabin “El Corazón,” which had a private indoor tub.

El Corazón

Other than El Corazón, only El Patrón, El Presidente, and Número Uno have private spring-fed tubs.

Cat

A cute cat welcomed me into the room, and began to sleep on the bed.

Leaving him lay, I went to the indoor bath.

Indoor Tub1

The beautiful yellow bathroom had an ordinary claw foot tub.

There were candles and I could enjoy the space all my own.

Indoor Tub2

The water input was not enough and I felt a little bit cold.

I also had to be careful about the water discharge, because the water could overflow if I continued to pour water the tub.

Outdoor Pool

An outdoor pool is in the common area, clothing required.

Before dipping in, remove the cover for retaining the heat.

Natural 109 degrees F water comes out of a spring and I really liked the warmth.

Chinati Hot Springs, Presidio, Texas, USA
Rating[2/5]
Walk-inNo
LodgingYes
Official WebsiteYes

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