The City Council is supporting the transition of Murrieta Hot Springs back to a resort with public access through a transit occupancy tax sharing agreement that still brings robust tax revenue to the City.
The property has been purchased by a resort management company that plans to transform the Murrieta Hot Springs site (currently the Calvery Chapel Christian Center and Bible College campus) back to a resort that provides luxury health, wellness, and recreation, as well as public access options for the local community.
Murrieta Hot Springs has been a well-known part of our community for more than a century. The historic site includes original hot springs that feed into a large pool, with five soaking spots and a Roman spa. Thirty-eight buildings dot the property: a dozen lodges and 248 rooms, classrooms, and meeting spaces. Walkways meander through landscaping, a small lake, nine tennis courts, and a sports field.
Yet, for many years, the 43-acre site has been largely unavailable to the general public. With the Bible College putting the $50 million property up for sale, Murrieta Hot Springs may return to its roots as a regional resort.
We will keep you posted on the progress of this exciting transition. For now, the Center will continue educational operations through Spring of 2022. You can learn more about the history of the Murrieta Hot Springs here.