Elms Hotel & Spa Presents The Grotto in Excelsior Springs

Find a little bit of ancient Rome right in the heart of Excelsior Springs at The Elms Hotel & Spa. Restoration and repose await you, with our Roman baths featuring a series of rooms offering cold, warm, and hot baths, as well as steamy and dry rooms.


The Elms Hotel and Spa Grotto

A Modern Take on Tradition

The Grotto takes you on a journey of sight, sound, and touch to engage your senses and reinvigorate your soul. It’s our rejuvenating take on a classic bath experience that provides a soothing environment to sit, relax and experience the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy. 

  • Dry Sauna
  • Steam Sauna
  • Hot Tub
  • Cold Plunge Shower
  • Steam Shower
  • Exfoliation & Mud Bar

Time for Exfoliation

The Self-Service Exfoliation & Mud Experience begins at the Grotto bar, where guests choose a scrub or mud of their choice. The scrub is seasonal, rich with antioxidants, and features seasonal aromas. After our mineral-enriched clay algae mud is applied to the body, the guests go to relax in our steam saunas to allow the mud's benefits to soak in. Guests then rinse and rehydrate in the waters of the steam shower or cold plunge shower. Join us at the Elms Spa and let the Exfoliation & Mud Experience with the rejuvenating waters refresh you like never before.


Grotto access included with all reserved spa services.  Day-use grotto passes can be purchased for $75 per person and are based on spa availability.  Spa services and use of the grotto is reserved for guests 18 years of age and over.