Guest Author - Erin Floresca
The Pacific Northwest is home to a plethora of hot springs and hot pools. So itís no surprise that there is also a surplus of hot springs resorts in the area. A huge plus for those who enjoy soaking opportunities is that plenty of these resorts also cater to RVers; with many providing full hookups located right on the property or within a short walking distance.
Below are just a few hot springs resorts in Oregon and Washington where RVers can pull right up and be soaking in soothing hot mineral spring water in no time.
Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino in Warm Springs, Oregon - This family-friendly destination resort has plenty of amenities including restaurants and snack bars, a casino, golfing, volleyball, tennis, spa, and a double Olympic-sized hot springs mineral pool complete with waterslides, a little kiddies wading pool, and much more. The RV park offers 51 full-hookup sites. RV sites are $53.41 (including tax) per night for up to 3 people and includes passes to the Village pool.
Crystal Crane Hot Springs in Burns, Oregon - Visitors to this Eastern Oregon high desert resort will delight in the wide open spaces that surround them. The resort features an outdoor mineral spring reservoir, private soaking tubs, a bath house, a commons room with free internet and satellite television, along with several partial hookup sites ($18 per night for 2 people) and two full-hookup sites (starting at $20 per night with a minimum 2 night stay). Visitors to the area can also enjoy rockhounding, birding and hiking.
Summer Lake Hot Springs in Paisley, Oregon - Summer Lake, located in what is considered the Oregon Outback, is home to ancient artesian hot springs. This eco-conscious, 154-acre healing retreat offers a large indoor pool, several outdoor rock soaking pools, private soaking pools, and nature trails all set amongst a gorgeous backdrop. The RV sites include partial hookups, 20-50 amp electric and pull-throughs available. Rates are $35 per night (plus tax).
Hunterís Hot Springs Resort in Lakeview, Oregon - This resort located in the Oregon Outback features Old Perpetual, the only hot water geyser in the Pacific Northwest. Nearby activities include hiking, mountain biking, hang gliding, parasailing and rockhounding. On-site amenities include a restaurant, banquet room, and racquetball court in addition to the hot springs pool.
Jackson WellSprings in Ashland, Oregon - This 30-acre community-centric hot springs resort and event center features activities like yoga, ecstatic dance, meditation, kirtan performances, open mic nights, solstice ceremonies and other lively events. In addition to several soaking pools, it also offers a variety of spa services and an organic medicinal garden. The resort does have a reputation for being a hippie-haven (duhÖitís Ashland!) so visitors shouldnít be surprised with the clothing-optional hours in the evening. RV sites start at $25 per night for one person and include full-hookups and cable.
Belknap Hot Springs in McKenzie River, Oregon - This resort located in central Oregon offers several large pools and beautiful on-site gardens. Nearby activities include whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, and golfing. There are ample partial and full-hookup RV sites to choose from, including many located right on the scenic McKenzie River. The RV park can accommodate all sizes of rigs and prices start at $35 per night for two guests.
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort in Port Angeles, Washington - This resort, located 12 miles within Olympic National Park, offers outdoor hot mineral pools, a grocery store, gift shop, restaurant, and on-site massage therapy. The location alone beckons RVers to camp at one of its 17 partial hookup sites. Sites are $29 per night and doesnít include admission to the hot springs pools. If the park is full, try the Sol Duc Campground, located within walking distance to the Resort.
Doe Bay Resort and Retreat in Olga, Washington - Spectacular views abound at this resort that features yoga, live music events, massage and acupuncture, free Wi-Fi, sea kayaking trips, a retreat center, an organic garden to help provide food for the on-site cafť, and not to mention the clothing-optional soaking tubs and sauna. Itís an adventure just getting to this resort as it is located on the southeast edge of Orcas Island and the only way onto the island with an RV is by ferry. Most of the campsites can only accommodate smaller rigs, so itís good to double-check for any size limitations and secure reservations before making the trek.