Thirteen miles west of a desolate stretch of California’s Interstate 5 is an unexpected oasis that promises naturally occurring geothermal waters, holistic workshops and other restorative activities including yoga, energy healing and spirit guide coaching. Located in a sparsely populated section of Fresno County, Mercey Hot Springs was initially discovered by Native Americans and developed into a resort in the early 1900s. Later, it was transformed into an RV park. Thankfully, the current owners have realized the unique rejuvenating properties of the land and have redesigned it as a rustic resort.
Stuart Thornton lives in coastal California and is the author of the Moon Coastal California Handbook, the Moon Santa Barbara & The Central Coast Handbook, Moon California Road Trip and the Moon Monterey & Carmel Handbook.