Washington state is well-known for its vast and wild terrain, which coincidentally makes for magnificent hot springs! The state has plenty of natural hot springs that offer travelers the opportunity to soak outside in nature’s wonders. To help you experience these natural outdoor spas, our INNSiders have compiled a list of some incredible hot springs throughout the state.
In the Northwest Washington region, visitors can explore Olympic Hot Springs in the Olympic National Park near Port Angeles, Washington. If you’re up for a 20-mile out and back hike through the alpine forest, this set of natural hot springs offers a wonderful location for relaxing and taking in the beauty of the surrounding mountains. This excursion is best done with proper mountain biking and hiking equipment from May to September, unless you don’t mind exploring in the dark. The pools offer something for everyone, ranging from shallow pools at lukewarm temperatures to deeper pools up to 118 degrees Fahrenheit. This popular spot fills up quickly during high travel times so if possible you’ll want to visit early in the day or during the week to avoid larger crowds. Make sure to check the Washington Trails Association website for current updates on vehicle and hiking accessibility. When you’re ready to unwind after a long day, our local Inns offer ultimate comfort and relaxation so you can get the most out of your exploration.
Central Washington’s Wine Country
If Central Washington is your destination, then head over to Soap Lake, home to hundreds of mineral-rich hot springs bubbling up from the lake’s bottom. Visitors can take in the view of Soap Lake and its unique sandy beaches while soaking in one of the many hot springs that line the shore. This one-of-a-kind mineral lake is three hours east of Seattle. Visitors from all over the world praise the lake for its healing waters that soften their skin and revitalize their joints and muscles.
Cascade Mountains’ Volcano Country
Longmire Springs, located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, is a spectacular place to explore and enjoy nature. The springs are home to several natural pools filled with pristine clear waters, and there are numerous walking trails that crisscross the area. These trails provide visitors with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and rivers. In addition to its stunning beauty, these natural hot springs have a rich history as an important meeting place for Native American tribes hundreds of years ago. From its deep blue waters to its flourishing wildlife, this tranquil oasis is one of the region’s most beloved outdoor destinations. Whether you choose to hike the trails or simply soak up some sun beside one of the springs, Longmire Springs will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated!
If you're up for a challenge, you must plan a trip out to Wind River Hot Springs. Located just north of the Oregon-Washington border near Carson, this set of two primitive Washington state hot springs creates an opportunity for adventure seekers in late summer when the river water is low enough to cross. The reward is an invigorating soak in naturally heated mineral waters. Due to its tricky access, you’ll likely be one of the few visitors at the pools. The two natural bedrock pools are each large enough to comfortably fit groups of four or five. One pool offers revitalizing warmth at 105°F and the other maintains an invigorating 102°F — all perfectly blended with fresh water from Wind River. Soak it up and enjoy your very own hot/cold therapy session!
Greater Seattle Area
Goldmeyer Hot Springs in North Bend, Washington, is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. The natural hot springs are said to have healing properties and offer a much-needed respite from the daily grind. Located just off of I-90, the hot spring is accessible to just about anyone who wishes to visit, but you must make a reservation online. Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming in the pool or soaking in the stunningly clear water that bubbles up from several vents along the edge. There are also several nearby trails for hiking or mountain biking, or you can simply relax at one of many picnic tables. Goldmeyer offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a peaceful place to unwind or an active way to explore nature, you'll find what you need at this natural oasis in North Bend, Washington.
These stunning natural hot springs are not your everyday adventure! They truly reflect the incredible and diverse nature of Washington’s landscape and provide an experience that will leave you satisfied and wonderstruck. We urge you to complete your Washington experience with a stay at one of our local member inns that meet exceptional standards of cleanliness and hospitality. Don’t forget to take advantage of the vast knowledge of the innkeepers!