Breitenbush Hot Springs

A worker-owned cooperative on 154 acres of wildlife sanctuary in the Willamette National Forest.

When you come to Breitenbush, Oregon, you can expect to enjoy these ammenities:

  • Natural hot spring pools and steam sauna
  • 3 daily meals of organic vegetarian cuisine
  • Cozy cabins warmed with geo-thermal heat
  • Historic lodge with spacious decks
  • Sanctuary for meditation and yoga
  • Library for lounging and reading
  • Ancient forest trails
  • Stone Labyrinth
  • Massage by appointment
For more info, visit the Breitenbush website

Driving directions

Do not follow MapQuest, Google Maps or GPS directions! They will get you lost.

  • From Interstate 5 at Salem, take exit 253. 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 9.1 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 1.2 mile course. Take a left at every fork and you will end up in the resort parking lot.

Alternate route, Highway 224 (US Forest Service Route 46) from Estacada to Breitenbush is impassable from early fall to mid June. Every year people get stranded on this road.

What to bring to the conference

Pacific Northwest weather can be unpredictable, but usually it's cold and rainy in autumn. Please be prepared with many layers of clothing so you stay dry and warm on our field trips!

Here's a list of recommended things to bring to make you more comfortable during the conference:

  • Rain gear
  • Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof boots or shoes
  • Rigid container, basket or bucket for collecting mushrooms
  • Some tin foil or wax bags for collecting small specimens
  • Sharp pocket knife
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Watch
  • Slip-on shoes, flip-flops
  • Bath robes
  • Flashlight, head lamp
  • Towels
  • Bedding, sleeping bag (fitted sheets provided; bedding can be rented)
  • Ground coffee or instant