San Luis Obispo’s fountain of youth
A trip to Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort can lighten the soul, rejuvenate the skin, and melt stress like lavender scented wax. Guests leave feeling younger and refreshed. “This resort is really about wellness and relaxation, ” said Charles Crellin, General Manager of the Resort. “It lets you experience nature in a comfortable environment.”
Naturally occurring hot springs feed private patio hot tubs in each of the hotel’s 72 rooms. Water is heated deep in the Earth’s crust by fiery magma, causing it to rise through layers of rock and soil, soaking up minerals such as sulfur, which your skin needs to produce collagen for elasticity. The resort then captures the water and pipes it into tubs that sit on outdoor patios, giving hotel guests the opportunity to soak leisurely amidst the greenery and chirping of birds.
There are also private hillside hot tubs available for rent by the hour; open from 8 a.m. to midnight. Larger parties can rent “The Oasis, ” a 20-person private tub that’s filled via cascading waterfalls.
“Mineral springs are known to have a lot of health benefits, ” said Crellin. “The heat and the sulfur are often considered to help relieve muscle pain and the symptoms of skin conditions.”
Services at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort don’t stop there. Let massage therapists rub your aches away with a variety of packages and oils. They provide hot stone treatments, deep tissue massages, and more. Every massage includes a complimentary 30-minute soak in one of the mineral tubs. The spa also offers full service facial treatments, skin rejuvenation peels, and body treatments.
“We offer all kinds of unique packages and combinations of services so that there can be something for everyone, ” said Crellin.