Located just 3 miles outside of the Ashland downtown, the Lithia Springs Resort provides an unforgettable experience with a touch of luxury in tranquil and beautiful surroundings. The resort offers outdoor swimming in the mineral pool and soaking in the hot tub. Also, most suites and cottages contain whirlpool tubs that can be filled with chemical-free mineral water.
From the Southern Pacific Railroad flyer of 1915,
"Ashland is noted for three things - beautiful environment, matchless climate, and wonderful mineral springs. There are over forty known mineral springs in and about the city. They are classed as Lithia, Soda and Sulphur Springs. The Lithia and Soda waters are heavily charged with natural carbonic acid gas... ".
Thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived in America, Native Americans had already discovered and used the unique healing properties of mineral hot springs of Southern Oregon. In acknowledgment and appreciation, the hot springs have been declared as "Common Grounds," culturally and spiritually significant to all the local tribes.
The hot springs were always described in a soothing narrative of legends, courtesy of their history among Native Americans, to whom the land is sacred. This explains why Lithia Hot Springs have gradually become a preferential destination in Southern Oregon, and now offers much more than just a simple soaking and outdoor sceneries.
The Lithia Springs Resort was established in 1991 and after renovation with modern decors was reopened in 2012. Now, the guest rooms are almost always fully booked, regardless of the season.
The resorts and spas, lodges and guest-houses, and similar recreation spots now dominate what was previously an outskirt region of Ashland. Today, Lithia Springs offers perhaps the most exclusive luxury by adding a tearoom, fireplace, library, buffet assemblies, swimming pool, and family outing facilities.
Lithia Springs Resort | General Description
Managed: Private Property
Development: Resort, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, whirlpool tubs in each guest room
Services: Hot breakfast buffet, spa, library
Accommodations: Bungalows, suites, studios, and rooms
Clothing: Required in the outdoor pool
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use: For resort guests only
Elevation: 1,800 ft (549 m)
Lithia Springs Resort is located:
- 3 miles northeast of Ashland
- 11 miles southeast of Medford
- 178 miles south of Eugene
- 239 miles southeast of Salem
- 284 miles south of Portland.