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Explore the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge, near our Carson Hot Springs Resort, is one of the most breathtaking places in the world. Whether you’re a rugged explorer or a passive enthusiast, the Gorge has something for everyone. If you’re looking to find things to do in Columbia River Gorge, you’ll quickly realize there are plenty of activities! From hiking and biking to horseback riding along one of the many breathtaking trails, past countless waterfalls and incredible overlooks.

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls

There are close to fifty notable waterfalls in the entire Columbia River Gorge. However, there are fewer waterfalls on the Washington side of the River. Non-the-less a hike through the Columbia River Gorge is sure to take your breath away! If you’re hoping to see some of the most iconic Columbia River Gorge waterfalls, Multnomah Falls, Falls Creek Falls, Starvation Creek Falls, should be at the top of that list. There are many more falls to choose from and all of them offer a unique perspective into the Columbia River Gorge

Waterfalls near Carson Hot Spring Resort

Falls Creek Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Washington State! The sheer beauty and power of this 6-mile-loop considered a moderate trail, however, its natural surrounding make it worth the trek. The suspension bridge before the falls is often a crowd pleaser, thanks to the picturesque front view of the falls. Panther Creek Falls is probably the most convenient waterfall to visit during your stay with us at Carson Hot Springs Resort. Not only is the hike to these 130-foot cascades short and smooth, but the trailhead is only a 20-minute drive from your accommodations. Of all the reasons to stay in our beautiful Carson Hot Springs Resort, the natural beauty that surrounds us is reason enough. Don’t delay book your spring getaway to the Columbia River Gorge with us today!

Wahkeena Falls- waterfalls in the gorge

Planning a Weekend Getaway This September

September is gaining on us. Can you believe it? Some kids will be starting back at school in just a few weeks! Back-to-school season brings stressful, hectic days, even for those not sending a child off to the bus every morning. Everyone deserves a little back-to-school getaway to make that transition smoother. Continue reading

Eating Through the Columbia River Gorge: River Rock

You won’t go hungry when you visit Carson Hot Springs.

Whether you’re taking your coffee up to your room, eating your way through our chef-designed menu at the on-site Elk Ridge Bar & Grill, or enjoying a picnic in the woods — you’ll be comfortable. But maybe you do need a little night out. So we’re featuring more restaurants around the Columbia Gorge. This round? We hit River Rock, located in Stevenson, WA, at 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way. Continue reading

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What’s Special About Hot Springs in Washington

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At Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort, we can gush about hot springs in Washington all day–pun intended. Hot springs spas like Carson are places of healing and relaxation. But there’s something special about hot springs in Washington and hot springs near Oregon. The truth is, Carson is about as good as it gets when it comes to hot springs spas! Here’s why. Continue reading


Why We Love Golfing This Time of Year


You may not have known this, but Carson is right next to Elk Ridge Golf Course, a gorgeous 18 hole course where golfers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy a challenging game. And as we near Memorial Day, we thought we’d share with you the reasons why we love golfing this time of year.
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What Makes Us the Best Hot Springs In Washington

best hot springs in WashingtonWhile it may be obvious for those who have visited, we want to give new comers a chance to understand why we’re the best hot springs in Washington. At Carson Hot Springs Resort, we pride ourselves in every aspect of our business. From how we make the bed for you to the spa treatment we give, there is nothing left out of our process. We think about each detail to make sure you walk away happy and satisfied. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Relieve a Headache at Carson

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If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, you know how frustrating and difficult it can be to get some much-needed relief. Plus a lot of people are reluctant to take medicine like ibuprofen on a regular basis. Luckily, there are many holistic ways to relieve a headache at Carson. Here are four. Continue reading

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Holistic Ways to Relieve Symptoms of Depression

relieve symptoms of depressionDepression hurts all types of people in all different walks of life. Yet despite the fact that depression is a largely chemical issue, modern medicine has continually failed to fully eradicate it. With that in mind though, there are many holistic ways to relieve symptoms of depression, several of which we offer right here at Carson Hot Springs Golf and Spa Resort! Continue reading

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5 Ways to Reduce Inflammation Naturally at Carson

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Hot springs in Washington are known for their ability to relax and heal people. But when you stay at a hot springs spa like Carson, the benefits are endless, going far beyond just our authentic mineral water baths. In fact, many people visit Carson specifically to reduce inflammation naturally. There are many ways to do that here, so we decided to list 5 for you! Continue reading