There is nothing that I love more than spending time with my family, specially when we can go out and see the beauty in this world. We had such a good time together in our small vacation of fours days to Idaho. The first two days we stayed in Pocatello, which is just 30 minutes away from the amazing Lava Hot Springs.
Although we tried to stay within Lava Hot Springs, as a small city they don’t have many great options when it comes to accommodations. The old big houses, turned into hotels, have overpriced rooms and most of them have no good amenities such as breakfast inclusion, pool , safe or cribs when you’re traveling with kids.
So we opted for Pocatello, which is not either a big city, but it has everything you need as if it was. Kohl’s, Target, Cafe Rio, Ulta, Walmart, etc and a vast options of hotels such as Red Lion, Hampton, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Ramada and La Quinta are just a few.
We got a good deal at La Quinta through …. which included breakfast and a free crib. The hotel is simple and clean. It seemed to have been recently remolded with a very modern design bistro. The pool is opened 24 hours/ day and the stuff is professional and courteous.
As a mother I know the importance of saving every dime. So, I did a deep survey on car rental deals and I ended up with Thrifty Car Rental. We got a very comfy and spacious Nissan Rogue for just $25/day. I confess it was hard to return it!
The admission to the thermal pools at Lava Hot Springs costs only $8/adult and $2/ Ages 2 & Under with a free disposable swim diaper, kids 3-11 pays $5.50.
Lava Hot Springs is a very small city but, also charming. For those who appreciates old architecture this is for sure a must see. My advice is: take your time to walk throughout the main street in a warm night. More than that? Just enjoy the breathtaking landscape around and the simplicity of a very rustic and quiet city.