A historic (1960’s) Central Oregon hot springs resort is planning to reopen in July to the public. Located on Highway 8 in Warm Springs, Oregon (about three hours from the Tri-Cities via I-84 West), families will find the Kah-Nee-Ta Hot Springs Resort. For the past several years, owners and operators have worked diligently to reimagine this fabulous resort that closed in 2018 due to a difficult economy and problems with the water system that has warmed the first warm springs destination resort east of the Cascades, providing an arid environment that nearly ensures sunshine on any visit.

At Kahneeta.com, travelers looking for information can find resort maps for the resort village, the teepees, the pools, the hotel, the RV sites, the food offerings, the sports center, the Tribal area, and the trails. The maps link alone tells us that this destination resort offers enjoyment for all. For the reopening, the soaking pools have been revamped and updated for safety and comfort. A lazy river and a wading pool have been added. Private, poolside cabanas are also a new addition. The owners, The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, have modernized the resort while ensuring the cultural heritage is honored.

While day visitors are welcome to enjoy the pools and amenities of the resort, most would prefer to spend a few days exploring the resort, the trails, and simply the relaxation that is inspired. The remodeled Village Hotel offers 30 rooms, 20 new tribal teepees that accommodate four people each, and 70 RV spaces with new restrooms and showers. The addition of several eating opportunities is available. For a sit-down experience, consumers can eat at the Chinook Restaurant & Appaloosa Bar. On the go and hungry? There will be a food pick-up window outside, pool clubhouse food, and food carts. Of course, there will be plenty of water fill stations to ensure hydration while enjoying the sun and fun.

If visitors are taking a break from the pools, there will be numerous sporting activities to enjoy. There’s mini-golf, kid’s disc golf, volleyball, bocci ball, cornhole, ping pong, and many trails to explore the natural geography or the region. Some of the trails offer horse-riding access. In the Tribal area there are arts and crafts, a salmon bake and ceremony, and Tribal fishing guided tours. Just outside the resort, but with shuttle transport, activities include half and full day guided fishing tours, Mustang horseback guided tours, river kayak floats and river tube floats.

Mid-July is the plan for the reopening of this iconic resort and taking the family to Central Oregon for an end-of-summer escape could be in your plans. At kahneeta.com you can sign up for updates regarding the opening and available services to fit your needs. Supporting the efforts of The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs will help keep this destination resort vibrant and enjoyable for generations to come.

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