I think that you could have a wide variety of experiences here, both good and bad, depending on the type of accommodations you request, and the time of year you visit. If you expect anything more than 3 star accommodations, you may be disappointed. That being said, we stayed in the Village hotel and our 5 year old son had a great time.
We liked that the properties were clean and well landscaped, and that the food was very good. It was cold and windy in April, but still the pool was hot enough to enjoy being outside. The pool is open to the public, and is extremely busy in the summer. On the downside, the short hours for the pool and the snack shack can be a problem since there is absolutely nothing in proximity to this resort. They have you as a captive audience, but aren't providing many choices in the Village. For some this is no issue, as many people are grilling and cooking for themselves. The Chinook Room for lunch and breakfast buffet was really quite delicious. The mini golf needs a renovation and has been neglected. Horseback riding is across the street and was fun.
There are a variety of choices for rooms, and here's what you need to know: The Lodge is about a mile up the road from the main attractions, and across from the the golf course. It contains all the food options besides the snack bar. It has a central pool, but the huge hot springs one is down the road at the Village. If you stay at the Village, you can stay in a standard hotel room, a cabin, or a teepee that sleeps 10. These all put you in walking distance to the pool.
If you pick the Village hotel, I would recommend getting a room on the second floor, for the vaulted ceilings and the extra large balconies. There are TV's and DVD players, but no cable. No internet. No phone service, for us. The beds were pretty rough, with El Cheapo bedding. The Indian Head Casino, which used to be at the Lodge, is now 14 miles from the property.
In summary, this was an enjoyable trip for us, but I give it 4 stars because our kid loved it, not because it is a posh resort experience. It's in a picturesque and remote location, and you will see many wild horses on the drive, which is amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa offers a variety of accommodations from suites and private view balcony rooms in the Lodge to Village suites and teepees and even a full-service RV Park. Every option is close to all the fun and diverse activities available at Kah-Nee-Ta.Kah-Nee-Ta Village was completed in 1964 and named for the Indian woman Xnitla, "Root Digger" who had owned the property. Xnitla was a scout and spiritual leader who used the natural hot springs and indigenous plants and roots for medicinal purposes and religious ceremonies. The Lodge and Convention Center opened in 1972Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is located on the 600,000+ Sq Acre Warm Springs Indian Reservation. It is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The Warm Springs Reservation was established by The Treaty of 1855 on a small reserve of land where our ancestors lived for thousands of years. In 1937 the Wasco, Paiute and Warm Springs Tribes organized as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and became a sovereign, self-governing nation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Hotel Warm Springs
- Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort And Casino