Benton Hot Springs is located in a bucolic valley across from Montgomery Peak and the northernmost section of the White Mountains in the Sierra Nevada. Sitting in your personal hot tub during the daytime hours, you can marvel at the height and bulk of the White Mountains (especially the 13,000 foot ridge-line of tundra that extends for over 10 miles in that vicinity). At night, your star-gazing is enhanced by Benton's location as one of the least light-polluted areas in the entire U.S.
You are surrounded by the high desert ecosystem of the Eastern Sierra, augmented by strategically placed ornamental bushes, that keep each campsite semi-private. You may see Jack Rabbits zipping from bush to bush, along with small flocks of migratory birds.
This spot has been hosting visitors since the 1860s (and has some period structures to prove it) but has some relatively modern indoor accommodations for those requiring such amenities. It is, however, the juxtaposition of outdoor camping with a generous concrete lined bath for each campsite that is unmatched in the region.