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Esalen Institute


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55000 California 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, United States

As a service to our local community, we offer public "night bathing" hot springs access to 20 people each day. Night bathing is from 1 am - 3 am and reservations must be made in advance by calling our Night Bathing reservations line at 831-667-3047 and making a $25 credit card payment per person.

In summer months, reservations are available 5 - 6 weeks in advance. In winter months, night bathing is weather-dependent and we take same-day bookings only.

How to Make a Reservation for Night Bathing

Reservations are available seven days per week, although the baths may be closed during public holidays and some Esalen events.

An advance reservation with credit card payment is required for public night bathing. Reservations can be made between 9 am – 8 pm PT (except Friday and Sunday: lines close at noon) by calling 831-667-3047. Credit card reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please note:

There is a maximum group size of 4 people and no multiple reservations are accepted.
To preserve the experience of our bathers, we allow a maximum of 20 reservations per night.
Group rates for educational and nonprofit groups are available upon request.


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$25 / person*

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