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Address: Ritter, OR
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Great little spot

I often do not experience the same as others. I expected the worst but was very pleasantly surprised A tidy clean historic spot that only charged $3.00 for a soak! The hotel... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2015
Helena, MT
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La Pine, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Ritter is such a great escape that I don't feel comfortable telling strangers about it. I want to keep it a secret. However, it's such a far drive for most, that keeping it somewhat secret shouldn't be too hard. The surrounding area is so cool, including the cemetery, the abandoned houses, and especially the old Smith Hot Springs down by... More 

Thank kzakrz
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

the attitude is laid-back. You check yourself in and when you leave you put your cash in the box. The clientele is not hippie but upper-middle-class adventuresome. Everyone wants to help you out. My room was very clean. The bathroom down the hall was very clean. I had the run of the office at night to use the microwave. But... More 

Thank Alan F
Kelso, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a charming, rustic location. I did not want to leave! We stayed in the cabin, swam often in the clean, warm, hot spring fed swimming pool, and enjoyed chatting with other visitors as well as the owner. It was like experiencing a living museum first-hand as we were able to explore the old store, dance hall and ancient... More 

2 Thank JLH7
Helena, MT
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966 reviews
262 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2015

I often do not experience the same as others. I expected the worst but was very pleasantly surprised A tidy clean historic spot that only charged $3.00 for a soak! The hotel was old and I didn't look inside, rustic I'm sure. But the rest of the grounds and campground were clean as a whistle. No general store except for... More 

1 Thank vintagetrailer
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Cabin was marginal with many flies and ants all over the kitchen. The running water smells of the sulphuric springs. Bath houses were just gross. Pool was out of commission and the "hot tub" we were offered was dinged up, rusty and dirty. There is an old single wide trashy trailer right at the entrance and the "store" is a... More 

2 Thank BuzyBooker
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Poor stewardship of a nice resource. The grounds were littered with trashed mobile homes packed with garbage. The cinderblock housing for the springs were falling down. The whirlpool tub was an old hot tub up on cinderblocks with all the workings exposed. Not very esthetically pleasing. The pool and bathhouse looked nice but I didn't go to them since we... More 

3 Thank estherc520
Beaverton, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Growing up in the 60's i spent lots of time in Ritter and surrounding ranches. Hunted, fished bucked hay went on cattle drives and helped out on the Heise Ranch. Swam in the stinky sulpher water pool (smelled like rotton eggs) and relaxed in the hot springs. Back then there was a cafe in Ritter and it had great food.... More 

8 Thank pj f
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have mixed feelings about reviewing Ritter Hot Springs since I believe it is an undiscovered gem. Witness that there are only two reviews here about it, and I am not sure the other one is actually about the same place since Ritter has never had a cafe. What it is is an old stagecoach stop on the middle fork... More 

5 Thank kolekona
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Maybe I shouldn't say that I wasn't too impressed as it was over 10 years ago that we went, but at the time the cafe was not up and running and I don't know if it now. But to give credit it's due their are many from the area here that go their quite often and like it so I... More 

Thank Robin C

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