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Murrieta Hot Springs to Reopen as Resort After 30 Years

A February reopening date is set for Murrieta Hot Springs Resort, the Press-Enterprise reported. The eastern Murrieta property, known for the geothermal water that bubbles from its hillside, is set to reopen as a wellness resort on Feb. 1, after serving as a religious retreat for nearly 30 years.

Dating from 1902, the resort changed owners and purposes a number of times beginning in the 1970s, reported the Press-Enterprise. In 1995, it was bought by the Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, a Christian megachurch based in Orange County, and became the Christian Conference Center and Bible College Campus. 

The church listed the property for sale in 2021, and in 2022, it sold for $50 million to the Olympus Real Estate Group, whose other projects include a hot springs resort in Pagosa Springs, CO.

“We are dedicated to preserving the heritage of Murrieta Hot Springs Resort while simultaneously adding new chapters to its storied history,” Sharon Holtz, VP of wellness at Murrieta Hot Springs Resort, said last fall.

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