about the water... it always has been... it always will
For thousands of
years, the hot, mineral waters bubbling from the ground
near today's North Bonneville in the Columbia River
Gorge have drawn people to this special spot to heal
bodies and relax minds. Hot
springs throughout the country are known to have served
as neutral zones for members of ancient
warring Indian tribes that bathed together and drank these
waters in peace.
continues to be the ageless gift of this Bonneville hot springs
locale, just 45 minutes from Portland. From 1881 to the present, guest facilities
have housed enthusiastic travelers, arriving by
steamboat, railroad and automobile... travelers seeking
the gifts of healing waters and secluded surroundings.
Lodges, cabins, soaking tubs and campsites all had their
day at the springs.
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and Spa may be
located on the same piece of land, but never before has
there been such a grand celebration and comprehensive
historic mineral hot springs.
and quiet still promote peace of mind in this tucked-away locale of the Lewis and Clark Trail, and healing
waters still soak away toxins, aches and stress of its
visitors. Beyond their traditional
uses, however, the geothermal hot springs
provide most of the energy needs of the
resort and numerous spa treatments;
the same waters are also used to fill a 25-meter indoor lap
pool and two jetted soaking pools, as well as the fresh-air,
chemical-free hot tubs on large private balconies of
Here, at the
casually elegant Bonneville Hot Springs Resort,
relaxation and luxury are the rules of law. Where
else can you stay where not only are your rooms supplied
with quality terry robes, but you are encouraged to wear
them while strolling around the resort everywhere except in the
restaurant and lounge. Curl up with a
glass of wine and a good book in an overstuffed chair in
the Great Room next to the three-story-high river-rock fireplace,
or just relax and enjoy the evergreen forest and waterfall brought
in by the equally tall wrap-around windows.
high-potency relaxation experience, be sure to sample
some of the wide variety of treatments available at the
Bonneville Hot Springs Spa. Since opening
in 2002, the Resort's spa has become the largest in the
state of Washington. Seventeen treatment rooms,
including a recent expansion that allows couples and
friends to enjoy treatments together, support a full
menu of spa experiences; European-style bath
houses, separated by gender, offer the ideal ambiance
for private 50-minute soak and wrap treatments,
featuring hot springs mineral-water in claw-foot
style tubs where privacy screens and candle-light
enhance your experience.
Spa Menu booklets are published as guides to the
extensive treatment choices available to day-use guests
or those staying at the resort.
A commitment to luxury at Bonneville Hot
Springs Resort and Spa is obvious.
Whether you measure it by the high
thread-count linens on your bed, the extra
space in your rooms and your balcony, the
latest technologies for in-room appliances
and services, or by the
Pacific Crest Dining Room menu
offering the best of the Northwest, you are
sure to feel pampered by the time you have
Take refuge in the relaxing world of Bonneville Hot
Springs Resort and Spa... for a day, for a weekend, for
a week. You will be hard pressed to find a more
gratifying home base for your wine country travels in
the spectacular Columbia Gorge appellation.