We stayed at Brietenbush July 1 through July 6, 2007. We flew from L.A. to Portland and then drove the 3 hours to Breitenbush. Our cabin was bare bones. We had a sink and a toilet but one must go to "the bath house" for a shower. Many people camp there so having a cabin was a luxury. It is a very beautiful site with tall, tall trees the likes of which we don't see in L.A. Wonderful people work there - not exactly a commune - but many "workers" are also owners and most live in a separate area all to themselves. It looks to be a very successful co-op (hippie?) existence. That is, if you aren't in to TV, radio, internet, newspapers, phones or cell phones. Trust me, there will be no chocolate left on your pillow at night. You MUST bring a flashlight. Because we flew in, we were provided bedding at a nominal fee. People go to Breitenbush mainly for the fantastic hot mineral springs. There are about 7 pools to soak in. Really great soaking. We both got a massage and if you go to Breitenbush ask for Meisha - she's absolutely wonderful. Hiking is really great. No need to get in your car. You can catch any number of trailheads right on property. The three vegetarian meals a day are excellent, but get there early because food goes fast. Cell phone works 10 miles away in small town Detriot. Really liked the classes we took - can't even remember the names. Also you have GOT to go into the "sauna." It is an ancient structure that is guaranteed to liquify you, mentally, spriritually, physically. Take the scenic drive (closed in Winter) back to Portland. It is stunning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the hot springs, meditation and massage therapy as well as outdoor activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort Cabins Hotel Detroit
- Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort Cabins Oregon/Detroit