Ada's Local Finds: Breitenbush Hot Springs

Recommending Breitenbush Hot Springs as a weekend getaway. It's about 2.5 hours from Portland. It feels like the middle of nowhere, a hidden gem of natural hot tubs tucked away amongst forest trees. With the cooler weather, it would be an even more enjoyable dip in your birthday suit. 

There are cabins on the premises but for an even more budget friendly excursion, there are a couple campgrounds to pitch tent in the area. Each cozy cabin has a  toilet, sink and electricity. Bring your own bed sheets/sleeping bag. Public showers run water from the springs. No tv's. No internet. No cell service. Eek! Thought I was going to go crazy from withdrawal. But at the end I cherished the feeling of being far removed from it all.

Meals are served 3 times a day, buffet style in a communal hall. The food is vegetarian only but it's always exceptional. You know it's meal time at the sound of a big gong.

There are great massages offered, a white rapid river to stroll or sit by, trails to hike, peaceful sanctuaries to do yoga/meditate, and a calming labyrinth to walk through.
Things you should definitely bring with you ~
-Water bottle & travel mug for hot tea
-Bath robe
-Shoes that you don't mind wet feet in (shoes/sandals with good soles)
-Warm hat/beanie
-A good book
-A loved one


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