Tucked away in the dense forest of the Columbia River Gorge you will find Carson Hot Springs Resort. A peaceful and quiet destination located in Carson, Washington great for a date weekend with the spouse or significant other.
The story of how this resort came about reminds one of Jed Clampett stumbling upon the Texas Tea seeping up through the ground while on a hunt with his dog. In 1876, Isadore St. Martin was out hunting when he noticed water bubbling up through the rocks in the Wind River.
He shoved the ole booger hook in to the water and realized it was warm to the touch. Shortly thereafter, he filed an Indian Homestead Claim which was approved months later allowing him to commercialize the attraction. The hotel was completed in 1901 with much of the original look maintained to this day.
Cabins and a bathhouse were added to the mix in 1923. It’s now a wonderful retreat where people go to relax and pamper themselves with activities such as a mineral pool therapy, spa treatments, mineral baths, and golf.
Mineral Therapy Pool
The mineral therapy pools can be enjoyed by people 18 or older during the following hours:
- Sunday – Thursday: 9am – 9pm ($8 – $10)
- Friday & Saturday: 9am – 10pm ($15)
Enjoy the vintage claw foot tubs and mineral water healing powers followed by a linen wrap and relaxing massage. This experience is great for people living with joint pain, muscle tension, an other issues. Must be 18 or older to participate in spa activities – 24 hour notice is required for cancellations.
Bath & Wrap – 25 minute mineral bath then a 25 minute linen wrap
European Facial – 50 minutes
Dry Sauna – sweat those toxins out then hop in the shower
- Eyebrows, Lips and Chin
- Classic – 50 minute
- Deep Tissue
- Hot Stone Therapy
The hotel offers a variety of room sizes with king and queen beds. You can even reserve a suite with fireplace and a private hot tub on the patio. Rooms can range from $150 – $300 depending on the time of year. Carson Hot Springs Resort will offer package deals worth checking as well.
Elk Ridge Golf Course is a links style course surrounded by rolling hills and lush forestry. Golfers from beginner to scratch will enjoy playing the course with over 6,500 yards from the black tees and 4,372 yards from the women’s tee. Traditional golf attire is required. Cancellations on your tee time must be made at least one day in advance to avoid being charged in full.
In addition to the wonderful amenities and activities provided for guests at the Carson Hot Spring Resort, those seeking more to fill their schedule can partake in biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, museums, waterfalls, and wineries in the area. Book a trip today and treat yourself with a weekend of pampering and relaxation. You will not regret it.
Address: St. Martin’s Springs Road, St Martins Springs Rd, Carson, WA 98610
Season: Year round