Bankhead Springs Hotel

Bankhead Springs Hotel by T.M. Schultze

Bankhead Springs Hotel by T.M. Schultze

Photographed: 2016

Location: Bankhead Springs, California

Bankhead Springs, named for the historic Bankhead Highway, was essentially a suburb of Jacumba Hot Springs, at the Southernmost stretch of Old Highway 80 in California. The most notable landmark was the Bankhead Springs Hotel, shown here in modern times as a private residence. It would be lovely to someday be able to do a tour of the old hotel and take some interior photographs.

4 thoughts on “Bankhead Springs Hotel

  1. Cynthia Jones

    We accidentally stopped in there in 2010, driving from San Diego to Prescott in a storm and missed the last bathroom stop on the hill. There was a vietnam vet living in the hotel making ceramic pieces and my Mom bought a raku pot as a thank you for letting us use the bathroom. It was a curio shop of sorts then. Had no idea it was a hotel at one time but definitely left an impression I have never forgotten. Still have the pot.

    1. T.M. Schultze Post author

      Hi Cynthia, that’s a great story. This location in Bankhead Springs has a long history, so I am glad you had a experience there. Keep that pot! Many thanks for the comment. – TM

    2. Tracy pearson

      Love your story. Yo must have used the down stairs bathroom. 😄 I know this because I presently live here. I try to get as much history, stories legends as I can.


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