Breitenbush Hot Springs

Hot Pool

Roger Lynn

Breitenbush Hot Springs is a popular spiritural retreat for many people who visit for a day or several days to take advantage of the hot spring pools and natural setting for rejuvenation and inspiration. This isn't just a summertime place. Picture yourself sitting in a hot pool overlooking the river while snow is gently falling on your head.

Facilities at Breitenbush include:

  • Five tiled hot tubs
  • Two natural meadow hot pools
  • A sauna set over a hot spring
  • A cold pool
  •  A lodge with rooms
  • Rustic cabins
  • Tent platforms for summer use.
  • Hiking trails
  • A sanctuary
  • Library
  • Conference Center
Deck of Lodge


You can drop in for just a day or you can stay overnight with advance reservations. (You need reservations for both day visits and overnight.) Breitenbush is sometimes closed for special retreats and conferences. Vegetarian meals are included. Hot water for tea and coffee is available throughout the day but you have to bring your own coffee. If you don't like instant coffee, bring a French Press. A top sheet is provided on the beds but you need to bring your other bedding and, of course, towels.

There are spaces for RV's with a limit of 18 feet. You can also bring your own tent if you prefer. This is a wildlife santuary and dogs need to left at home.

Activities other than soaking in the springs are:

  • Hiking
  • Enjoying the river.
  • Yoga Classes
  • Healing massage
  • Meditation
  • Concerts
  • Dancing

Don't plan on using your mobile phone while at Breitenbush because you won't be able to get a signal. Radios and TV's are also nowhere to be found. This is really a get-away-from-it-all kind of place.

Nudity in the hot tubs and pools is optional but not allowed in the surrounding areas.

Breitenbush is located in the Cascade Mountains 50 miles east of Salem Oregon. It is set on 154 acres surrounded by the Willamette National Forest.

Breitenbush Lodge


The best way to get to Breitenbush Hot Springs is by taking Highway 22 east from Salem to the town of Detroit and then turn north on Highway 46 and turn right again just past the Cleator Bend Campground. The hot springs is about ten miles from Detroit. It is possible to get to Breitenbush from Estacada on Highway 224 but this highway is closed during the winter and can be dangerous in the fall due to ice, fallen trees, and landslides.

For information call 503-854-3320

Reservations: 503-854-3320
Monday thru Saturday 9am–4pm

You may also be interested in nearby Detroit Lake.