Essence of Tranquility, Arizona

It is two hours’ drive from Tucson, Arizona to get to a spa facility with the philosophical name, “Essence of Tranquility.”

You find it entirely homemade-looking.

Common Outdoor Bath

The entrance of the camping ground is so modest that you may pass over it if not for prior information.


Walk-ins are welcome at $8.

You will give the bell ring to call over the owner.

Reception Dog

Before she appears, a cute reception dog may welcome you.


An open-air bath of clothing required is located against the wall.

Open-air Bath1

You will see plenty amount of water being poured into the tub.

Open-air Bath

The water temperature is moderate and it is slightly salty; you will realize the high quality of water.

Private indoor bath


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.

Roman Bath

It is totally homemade-looking, even though there are a lot of effort not to create a closed space using the signature wallpaper.

Soaking in the water, I was thinking of the proverb, Rome was not built in a day.

Cave Bath1

This is one of the cave bathrooms with relatively tepid water.

The spring water is poured into the tub from a high position, and you will hear sound of water in the dark shack.

Cave Bath

When I looked up, there was sunshine thrown from zinc roof cracks.

I found the essence of tranquility existed in such natural atmosphere, rather than in sophisticated air.

Essence of Tranquility, Safford, Arizona, USA
My Favorite [3/5]
Walk-in Yes (Mon 2:00pm – 9:00pm, Tue – Sat 8:00am – 9:00pm, Sun 8:00am – 7:00pm)
Lodging Yes
Official Website Yes

Related hot springs

It is only five minutes’ drive from Essense of Tranquility to the state park.

Roper Lake State Park

Roper Lake State Park, Safford, Arizona, USA

The similar quality of water gushes and many campers enjoy soaking.

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Ken Springfield