Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush is a communal retreat center that is self-sustaining and the largest privately owned geothermal facility in the Pacific Northwest. There are several soaking pools on the property.

Contact: Breitenbush Reservations
Monday thru Saturday 9am–4pm
Phone: 503.854.3320
Postal Mail: Breitenbush Hot Springs
PO Box 578
Detroit, OR 97342
44.783175, -121.972704
Sustainable living, retreat hot springs
Hours: Varies. Several on site functions.
Fee: Vary. Call for information.
Contact page: Breitenbush Contacts

Driving Instructions: From Interstate 5 at Salem, take exit 253 and head east toward Stayton/Detroit on Hwy 22. After crossing the Detroit bridge, turn left onto Hwy 46 at the only gas station in Detroit and head north. Drive 9.5 miles and just past Cleator Bend Campground take a right onto the single lane bridge crossing the Breitenbush River. The road is gravel after the bridge and has three forks in its 1 mile course. Take a left at every fork and you will end up in the Breitenbush parking lot. (Directions page.)

Breitenbush Hot Springs Map - Links to interactive Google Map


Comments: The grounds of Breitenbush encompass 154 acres of wildlife sanctuary and several hot spring soaking pools, saunas, and cold water tubs. Hot spring pools are available to guests 24 hours a day and are clothing optional. While several of the soaking pools are constructed they are done so with rustic stone from nearby sources.

In addition to the places to soak, Breitenbush has an historic lodge, guest cabins, library, dining room, large event space, seasonal campsites, labyrinth, and gift shop.

Beyond structures, there are several places outdoors that can accommodate large groups during the summer and fall season, but if the weather does turn cover is nearby in either The Forest Shelter or Cedar River Yurt.

For more information, Breitenbush has a large, well-maintened website at


Aerial view of the Breitenbush Hot Spring grounds.





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