This is a very unique property. We stayed at the lodge, but most guests were in RV's. From a RV point, this has to be the nicest RV park ever. From a lodge perspective, some basic amenities are missing. The old fashioned tube TV doesn't actually get TV. It is used for DVD's and unfortunately we had to hunt for the cables and hook it up to even use it for that. There is no internet in the room, which put my husband into withdrawal. There is no a/c. Its not that hot outside, but our westward facing upstairs room was like an oven when we checked in. A small stand fan allowed us to pull in some cooler air. The view of the McKenzie River was super and it was running very full so the sound of the river masked other noises, however, I wonder when the river level is lower and quieter if there wouldn't be a lot of issues with sound. We were right next to the snack bar with its music playing. It didn't do a lot of business the night we were there, but the smell of grease and smoke did drift up to our balcony. In the summer this could be more of an issue. Daybreak is around 5 am, but coffee is :not available until 7:15 and breakfast is from 7:30-8:30. The drapes do not block the sun, nor is there a coffeepot or microwave in the room. We were long gone by 7:15 so cannot comment on the coffee or breakfast. I believe this late hour is due to the convenience of the staff rather than the convenience of the guests. The room layout was very chopped up and obviously had been changed over time. The refrigerator was hidden in a dark corner and the bathroom contained 2 shower stalls which is a pretty unique feature. The gardens and 2 hot water pools were very nice. We used the upper pool in the shade although more people used the lower pool in the sun with the view of the river. The river paths were nice and you are not far from Proxy Falls, Koosah Falls and Sahalie Falls and other guests mentioned that they had really enjoyed the raft trip that emanates from the lobby. The snack bar serves $7 burgers, but their overhead is also high. Since most visitors are RV'ers the shortage of restaurants is not a big problem. Likewise for those who rent their cottages.
- Also Known As:
- Belknap Hot Springs Lodge And Gardens Hotel Mckenzie Bridge
- Belknap Hot Springs Oregon
- Belknap Hot Springs Lodge And Gardens Oregon/McKenzie Bridge