At Crystal Crane Hot Springs, we like to think we are somewhere between “remote” and “resort,” where luxurious, warm spring waters meets quiet nights under the stars. Our kind of “remote” can accommodate anyone, whether you would like to fill your days soaking and reading or book, or go explore the nearby neighborhoods.
If you are planning on making a visit out to Crystal Crane Hot Springs, here is our list of five things to do at Crystal Crane and the surrounding Harney County.
1. Soak. What could would a hot springs be if you couldn’t soak? So, when you come to Crystal Crane, make it a priority to try out both the public pond and the private bathhouses. Our public pond is the perfect place to socialize with others while catching a glimpse at the night sky. For a more private encounter, try our cedar-enclosed, romantic bathhouses. Each of our bathhouses are completely private and discreet, allow you to control the temperature of the bathwater, and are cleaned after every soak.
2. Build a bon fire. Whether you are enjoying Crystal Crane by tent, cabin, RV, or guestroom, there are fire pits throughout the property for marshmallow roasting, guitar playing fun. Our lodge has everything you need for a bonfire–matches, firewood, and goodies–so get toasty under the stars!
3. Bird watch. The Harney County area is home to the Migratory Bird Festival and is a birder’s paradise. Bird watch right from the Crane property, or take a visit to the Malheur Nations Wildlife Refuge (a bird-watcher’s Mecca).
4. Get outdoors. There are miles of hiking and biking trails in Harney County, as well as lots of open road for cycling. If you enjoy exploring the outdoors, check out Steens Mountain. The 35-mile mountain boasts of five separate vegetation zones of glaciated gorges, lakes, meadows, and viewpoints over the canyon.
5. Catch a bite to eat. At Crystal Crane, your dining options include whatever dish you decide to make in our convenient, fully-stocked camp kitchen. But if cooking and hanging out with other visitors is not your thing, then you can venture down three miles to the Crane Cafe and store, or venture into Burns for your dining experience. In Burns, some of the local offerings include Rhojos (Italian), Hilander Restaurant (Chinese), El Toreo (Mexican), The Pine Room (Steakhouse) or The Central Pasttime (Bar and Grill).
Hope to see you soon! Happy Travels!