Turtle Back Mesa Bed & Breakfast - Hot Springs in the U.S.

The hot springs inn that an elderly couple runs was not attractive to me.

The water was not free-flowing; and the hospitality was not comfortable to me.

Joshua Tree National Park

The nearest national park to Los Angeles is famous for the rock-climbing.

A Rocky Perspective

Photo by Ian D. Keating - A Rocky Perspective (2016) / CC BY 2.0

The rounded rocks are considered to derive from volcanic rocks eroded by the groundwater, which implies rich water resources (including hot springs) underground.

Clothing Optional


The inn next to the park, which is close to Desert Hot Springs has only three guest rooms.


An elderly couple gave me a grand tour.

Swimsuits Optional

There was a large pool in the courtyard, which was fed by cool water.


Strangely, my room was connected to another guest room through a shower room.


I brought foods for the dinner, but it was prohibited to eat something in guest rooms.

So I had it in a shared dining area being got stares by them.

Frankly speaking, I felt that they asked too many questions and talked too much especially on their illness.


As if I were getting away from a kind of meddling, I got to the hot tub,

Uncovering the circular tub, I barely noticed that the water derived from mineral springs, but it was not free-flowing.

Small Tub1

I tried adding fresh springs water, and ended up failing in it as the main tap seemed closed.

Small Tub2

Another square tub was out of order.


It was impossible for me to put much value on the inn.

The hot spring water did not look fresh, and other experiences were at the other end of relaxation for me.

Meanwhile, I thought that such life would make the best mark as finally acquiring an ideal spa facility, even if it was threatened by old age and diseases.

So, you didn't like it...
Kind of.


Turtleback Mesa Bed & Breakfast, Desert Hot Springs, California, U.S.


  • Style
  • Rule
    Clothing optional
  • Chlorination
    Not detected
  • Water Temp
    Up to 104 degrees F

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