Soak It All In: A day of water, wine and history of Gilroy Hot Springs.

Sat, October 9, 2021 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT See article for details.

Help us reopen the Historic Gilroy Hot Springs Resort. A group of dedicated volunteers has been maintaining the site since it was closed 20 years ago. The mineral spring well is still actively producing mineral water from 95-106F and 1 cabin (with 4 rooms) has already been renovated. We’ve received permission to open the site once a few more improvements are completed.

The Goal

The long term goal of the Conservancy is to restore all 22 contributing resources as well as rebuild the historic hotel and clubhouse.  Our vision is for Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs to again become a community center and destination point for healing all that harms us, our health and our families in modern times.  We hope you will join us in making this dream a reality and become part of the hot spring story yourself. With your contribution, we will be able to reopen the site and you will have the chance to be among the first to camp and soak again in the healing waters.

The Plan

Through our strategic planning process, the Conservancy has identified a budget of $90,000 to complete the first phase of our re-opening process.

In order to obtain the final approval from California State Parks to reopen, we commit to using our fundraising budget for the following tasks:

Installation of new photovoltaic system-

Installation of new soaking decks and tubs

Facility improvements for 20 campsites

Please contribute whatever you are able. Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated! All donors to this fundraiser will be given first priority to make reservations for soaking, camping and cabin rentals once we have a firm reopening date. Our current goal is summer 2021.

In addition to grant of first access, we are also offering the following services to our premium donors:

-$200 will receive 2 individual day access passes for soaking

-$400 will receive a weekend camping spot plus daily soaking up to 4 people

-$800 will receive a cabin rental (2 people) or premium camping spot plus daily soaking up to 4 people


Please note premium donations carry reduced tax write-off value due to services exchanged. Soaking times may be limited by water flow, Covid 19 regulations and number of tubs built out at the time of your visit. We will do our best to accommodate you and ensure you get a good soak!


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NOTE: The Gilroy Hot Springs Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations are tax deductible.