5 Things to Do in Buhl That You Shouldn't Miss

October 1, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Buhl is a city located on the old Oregon Trail in the western half of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The population was 4,122 at the 2010 census, up from 3,985 in 2000. It is part of the Twin Falls Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Buhl

1. Miracle Hot Springs

19073 Highway 30, Buhl, ID 83316-5060 +1 208-543-6002
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Miracle Hot Springs

Reviewed By JediSushiChef - Austin, Texas

For starters, be aware that the Miracle Hot Springs and Banbury Hot Springs are under the same ownership...and for Miracle, I'm reviewing the hot springs portion only since I didn't stay in any of the yurt domes or at the campground. I also can't comment on the costs since my stay across the highway at the Banbury Hot Springs included free admission into this one....but from what I could tell they charged you an hourly rate, although they seemed to be super casual about it.

It's a rather simple setup, and brings a sort of southwestern architectural feel, although it's hard to not imagine what a Roman bath might have been like back in the day....it's pretty much the same thing, minus the toga. You check in at a window, where the staff is friendly and tells you about the layout. You can get ice cream and snacks there too. There's changing rooms and showers in a bathroom down a hallway. There's private rooms you can rent, where you can wear your birthday suit for an hourly fee. You can also get a massage, but I didn't to that.

The outdoor hot springs are divided into four different pools, all different temperatures. The main large pool is good for floating and is lukewarm, and then the two adjacent smaller pools are a bit warmer. One of them has a board for checkers/chess. But my favorite is the covered pool, which is still open and exposed to the outdoors, but covered by a cement arch that doubles as a sun deck above. It's temperature is like a hot tub, minus the jets, and feels amazing. The cover helps to keep the warmth of the bath in, and gives it some nice privacy or shade from the sun.

You can feel the softness of the water and minerals on your skin. If your body is in need of the minerals, rest assured it will soak them up. Be warned that as you absorb them, you might get a bit sleepy. In my case, I came here during the day and by the time I made it back to Banbury I was completely comatose and had to take a nap....I sacked out for over two hours, and had trouble surfacing....but I felt great and super relaxed.

Loved this place, will definitely come back. Super casual, stress-free experience, as places like this should be. I'm not a hot springs nut by any means, but I can see the appeal and why people seek them out....so I might be jumping on the bandwagon! In my limited hot springs experience, this one so far is the best.

2. Balanced Rock Park

Balanced Rock Road, Buhl, ID
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Balanced Rock Park

Reviewed By Sue H - Boise, Idaho

We were traveling from Jacpot NV, to Boise ID, and decided to take a detour to check this place out. It is out in the middle of farmlands and than it drops down onto a canyon. You come to a park area first. Beautiful creek area, great for a picnic. Another mile down the road and you are at the rock.

3. 1000 Springs Tours

18734 Highway 30, Buhl, ID 83332
Excellent
82%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

1000 Springs Tours

We invite you to take in the vivid beauty of the Hagerman Valley and the Snake River from the Thousand Springs area on board The River's Mist. Travelers and locals alike will enjoy this unique experience on Idaho's scenic Snake River. Your group can dine on some of the finest food in Southern Idaho while on a lunch or dinner cruise, or simply take in the sights and relax with a beverage on the scenic cruise. Reservations are required so please call in advance or visit our website.

Reviewed By Nancy F

Scenic cruise was relaxing. But friendly captain lacks tour-guide aspirations, for sure. Not much narration. He offers some information, but I wanted more stories about the history of the place, the fish in the water, the birds in the sky, the geological formations. We got some — plus a little discussion on the areas rich and famous -- but not enough to fill two hours. Instead, we talked to our fellow passengers, which was fun. The crew was quite attentive, selling beverages. For a closer look at the springs spilling from the mountainside, sit on the left side of the boat. If you are a bird watcher, the right side is better.

4. Banbury Hot Springs

1128 Banbury Rd # A, Buhl, ID 83316-5512 +1 208-543-4098
Excellent
23%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 21 reviews

Banbury Hot Springs

We are excited to announce that Banbury Hot Springs is now under new ownership! Bob Jensen, Kenneth Webb, and Bill Ehrstrom have recently purchase Banbury from long time owners Herb and Zippy Deuel. The new owners appreciate the beauty of this unique property with Snake River frontage and both hot and cold water. The resort features large swimming pool and hot tubs with healing mineral water, RV park, camping, and picnic areas. The river access provides a boat dock and launching area. Thousand Springs Boat Tours operate from Banbury's dock. The secluded park-like atmosphere with large, mature trees, and off-the-road quiet, peaceful river views make this a desirable destination resort. Banbury Hot Springs will be open 7 days a week and year round.

Reviewed By JimH_Tarheel - Denver, Colorado

After a long day of kayaking the Snake River, we decided to camp at Banbury Hot Springs and enjoy the hot pools, great campsites and beautiful views. The campsite are lush, green grass canopied by tall cottonwood trees. The hot pools are adjacent to the Snake River and there are two waterfalls visible from the property.

The hot pools offer a friendly staff, dressing rooms, showers and even free pool toys.

5. Buhl Winkles

917 Main St, Buhl, ID 83316-1237 +1 208-543-5946

We are a consignment store unlike any other, As well as antiques and collectables we carry local crafted items, clothing, tools, and so much more

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