Breitenbush has the basic elements of the New Age-like spa facilities seen in the west coast, such as clothing optional, yoga, meditation, and vegetarianism.
I experienced the view of the world through the day use.
My Favorite [4/5], Oregon Lodging, Mixed bath, Private bath, Steam bath, Sulfur smell
The modern notion of Spirituality is considered to be mainly derived from the New Age movement, which reached the heights of prosperity in California during the 60s and 70s.
The atmosphere of the west coast that generated the New Age has an affinity for hot springs.
A spa facility with natural hot springs makes good business sense, as a place to be oneself.
California, My Favorite [4/5] Lodging, Mixed bath, Private bath, Steam bath, Straight out of the ground, Sulfur smell
The hot spring inn that an elderly couple runs did not meet my needs.
My concern moved to the borrowed time of my life.
California, My Favorite [1/5] Lodging, Mixed bath
When you want to be alone, or to stay with your family, a private bath may be the best choice.
However, most private baths lack a sense of openness in a closed space surrounded by walls.
I had thought that way since I knew an alternative option of “partially” private baths in the desert.
Arizona, My Favorite [2/5] Lodging, Lukewarm, Mixed bath, Private bath
As a hot springs enthusiast, I always seek for a new hot spring that I have never seen.
I know I am a kind of collectormania and will not get satisfaction at the end.
However, this is the hot spring where exceptionally I love to visit many times.
My Favorite [5/5], New Mexico Gila National Forest, Lodging, Mixed bath
The mixed bathing being naked is not a Japan-specific culture.
In the United States, there are many hippies, who are said to originate from protests to the Vietnam War and deny rule-bond human living.
Actually mixed bathing culture exists across the U.S., affected by hippies’ philosophy.
My Favorite [3/5], New Mexico Lodging, Mixed bath, Private bath