It’s known as Crystal Crane Hot Springs, and this is where we spent our first night on our 900 mile road trip to southeast Oregon.
Today I wanted to share one of the most peaceful and relaxing places I recently had the pleasure of staying in Oregon.
I grew up on the west side of Oregon, and until our trip I really didn’t have any idea how incredible Eastern Oregon is. You will find Crystal Crane Hot Springs just outside of the very small town of Burns, Oregon. As our awesome host Vic Hesher told us here at Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Harney County, Oregon is the size of New Jersey but the population here is only just over 7000!
Upon arriving I couldn’t believe we had the only teepee they had to offer. With that said, I’d highly recommend getting the teepee booked in advance if that’s where you want to sleep.
Not only did we have a teepee, but we had an absolutely perfect little hot tub to relax in during our stay. We brought an air mattress to sleep on, which I’d highly recommend.
If the teepee with tub wasn’t enough, you also have full access to the most relaxing hot springs ever. Here is a few photos which Danielle and I took, and as you can see this place is absolutely beautiful. As well as teepees, they also have cabins, RVS, places to camp, and more. I have included their rates and everything else they offer at the bottom of this article.
Not only is soaking here extremely relaxing, but the health benefits are incredible.
How does the Crystal Crane Hot Springs water improve your health?
Dissolved minerals in hot springs are absorbed by the skin. This kind of absorption through the skin is less harmful to the digestive tract and more beneficial than ingesting the equivalent in the form of mineral supplements (which are often manufactured synthetically and as a result less absorbable by the human body).
Here is more info and the full list and rates from cranehotsprings.com:
Address: 59315 Hwy 78
Burns, Oregon 97702
Day Use Rates for Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Hot Spring Pond Day Use (up to 4 hours): $4.25/pp*
Hot Spring Pond Day Use (over 4 hours): $6.25/pp*
Private Bathhouse: $7.50/pp/ph or $25 for 2 persons, 2 hours
Overnight Accommodations at Crystal Crane
Dry Campsite: $20/nigh**
RV Campsite (water/electricity): $23/night**
RV Campsite (water/electricity/sewer): $25/night**
Tepee with Soaking Tub (seasonal): $65/night**
Sage Inn Room: $45/night**
Waterfront Cabin: $54/night**
Bunkhouse Cabin: $69/night**
5th Wheel Rental (sleeps 4): $75/night**
Cowpoke Inn Apartment (sleeps 6): $175/night***
Ranch House (sleeps 6): $200/night***
Check in is from 3pm – 9pm (please make prior arrangements with the camp host for late arrivals). Check out is 11am.
Reservations for overnight accommodations are strongly suggested. Due to our limited amount of accommodations, a two-week cancellation notice is mandatory.
I definitely plan on staying here again in the near future. We hope you enjoyed this article, and feel free to share with friends and family!
All images courtesy of Danielle Denham / thePDXphotographer