Walleys Hot Springs in Nevada

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Walley''s Hot Springs

The State of Nevada actually has many hot springs. Wally's Hot Springs are located on State Route 57 just two miles south of Genoa, Nevada. In 1862, an immigrant on his way west was digging a tunnel near the hot springs. David Walley used the hot springs to sooth his sore muscles. Realizing how much the hot springs helped, Wally and a partner purchased the hot springs and the surrounding property. This was the beginning of Wally's Hot Springs. Read More

Soon after purchasing the hot springs and the surrounding property, David Walley and his partner erected a tent and began charging $.50 a bath. The enterprise was a huge success and it wasn't long before Walley bought his partner's interest in the springs.

Once in control of the property, David Walley sent for his wife and set about expanding his operation. The couple from New York wanted to build a luxurious spa and hotel, in the hopes of attracting the patronage of the wealthy silver barons and other socialites from nearby Virginia City. With the help of his wife, Wally developed a $100,000 spa that included eleven baths, a ballroom and vast gardens. This was the place to come for therapeutic soaks for rheumatism and other ills.

Today, Walley's Hot Springs is open year round. There are seven mineral pools whose waters range in temperature from 98 degrees to 104 degrees. There is a fresh water pool for relaxation or swimming where the water is heated to approximately 85 degrees. For a small fee, a visitor can enjoy all of the pools, a steam room, a dry sauna, and a full equipped work out room. Walley's Hot Springs has become a full service resort with lodging accommodations, a spa, and meeting facilities.