7 Hot Springs Around Oregon With Positively Magical Views
As temperatures take a dip, one of the best ways to banish your winter blues is by soaking in one of Oregon’s magical hot springs. The Beaver State is filled with several natural geothermal pools that are perfect for relaxing out in nature. The following seven hot springs in Oregon are sure to enchant you with their magical views and relaxing surroundings. Check them out:
Keep in mind that many of these hot springs in Oregon are clothing optional! Did we miss your favorite one? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!
For more relaxing Oregon getaways, check out our previous article: Get Away From It All At This Tranquil, Little Known Oasis In Oregon.
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Are there many hot springs in Oregon?
There are! Pardon the pun, but Oregon (and the Pacific Northwest in general) is a veritable hot bed for hot springs! In addition to those listed above, we absolutely love Lithia Springs. Oregon’s Lithia Springs is a place that needs no introduction; this PNW destination has long been lauded for its healing powers. Located in the unique little town of Ashland, this resort’s outdoor saline pool is perfect for soaking, and, during the warmer months, some poolside lounging might be just what you need to decompress from the stress of everyday life. There are 38 accommodations at this resort, and almost every room has its own soaking tub filled with the spa’s healing mineral waters. The area has a long history of providing relaxation and healing to local people; Native Americans and early settlers used the springs around Ashland for their curative properties for arthritis, skin conditions, and sore muscles. You can enjoy these magical mineral waters from the privacy of your room, for the ultimate relaxing, rejuvenating, restorative experience.
Are there any hot springs in Oregon where I can spend the night?
Many of the hot springs in Oregon offer guests the option of staying overnight, whether in a more resort-like setting, or primitive campsite. For an experience that’s neither too primitive nor too fussy (AKA, what Goldilocks would deem “just right”), we love Breitenbush Hot Springs. This destination in Detroit is an off-the-grid hot springs retreat that’s sure to heal you from the inside out. It’s located on 154 acres of rugged, resplendent land in central Oregon. The lodge at Breitenbush Hot Springs was part of a hot springs resort built in the late 1920s and early 1930s, when using the hot mineral water was considered an important way for people to heal from various ailments and maladies. What’s so unique about this resort is that it’s truly off the grid. Today, this worker-owned cooperative remains committed to the service of its guests, each other, and the land. To this end, Breitenbush is fully off-the-grid; the Powerhouse (shown here) houses the turbine that is spun by the river to create the energy for the resort. Breitenbush generates all their own electricity from the river and uses geothermal wells to meet its heating needs. The hot springs and wells provide the mineral water for the tubs and steam saunas, too! Visit the Breitenbush Hot Springs website to plan your next off-the-grid retreat in Oregon.