This Little Known Hot Springs Retreat In Oregon Is The Perfect Place To Get Away From It All
Sometimes we need a break from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. When you feel like you need some away time to rest and recharge, you might want to head to this hot springs retreat where you can soak your troubles away.
Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat has a long history, beginning with the Native Americans who used the springs here for healing.
The lodge was built in the late 1920s, and people began visiting the wilderness health spa that operated for a few decades. In the 1980s, with the threat of logging imminent, a co-op was formed, and the community began rebuilding abandoned trails and reopened the lodge as a retreat.
If you're looking for a quiet retreat where you can surround yourself with the beauty of nature, this is the place.
The healing natural hot springs pools are just one of many amenities you'll enjoy while you're here. There are three natural hot springs, and one of the pools is reserved as a "silent pool," where you can meditate and enjoy a quiet soak.
Four spiral tubs provide different temperatures for soaking, from warm to very hot.
The hot springs are clothing-optional. Choose to relax in the hot springs pools however you'd like, and be prepared for others to be bathing nude. However, the rest of the grounds are not clothing-optional, so bring your towel along.
Relax in the historic lodge where you can read in the library, or simply enjoy some indoor time.
It's hard not to appreciate the beauty of this historic building.
Get some fresh air on the gorgeous grounds.
There's no cell phone or Internet service here, so you'll enjoy a quiet, relaxing stay far from the trappings of your hectic, everyday life.
Find a quiet spot for reflection on the banks of the Breitenbush River.
The Breitenbush River provides more than just beauty — the retreat actually gets most of its electricity from this river!
Benefit from the steam of the sauna.
Go for a stroll to check out the ancient trees that were saved from the chainsaws years ago.
Go ahead... embrace your inner tree-hugger!
You'll likely see wildlife during your visit.
They love this peaceful place as much as you will.
You'll find The Sanctuary tucked away in the trees.
It's the perfect spot to meditate or read. It's also the site for several of the well-being programs offered by the retreat.
You can visit the resort for the day, or stay overnight.
The cabins have geothermal heat and are rustic spots to lay your head. Some cabins have indoor plumbing; others do not. They're all furnished with the basic necessities, but you'll bring your own bedding along.
A visit to Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat is the perfect opportunity to get away from the world for awhile.
The resort doesn't offer Internet or cell service, and there are a few basic rules. No drinking or drug use (including marijuana) is allowed, and you'll need to leave your pets home.
This charming resort books up fast, so you'll want to make advanced reservations if you're interested in staying here.
For more information about the resort or to book a stay, visit its
website, and follow its Facebook page. Does this retreat sound like just what you need? If so, tag your friends so they can join you!
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