We were looking for a place to get away from the usual motels/B&B's. On a whim, we chose Hot Lake Springs. We were not disappointed in any way!
What an experience! To see what David and Lee Manuel have done with the property is amazing. You must watch the video showing the transformation.
It is a very quirky place, so if you are looking for something like you find everywhere else in the world, this is not the place for you. All of the rooms that have been remodeled for use are different. Ours had a queen bed with a retrofitted shower in the corner of the room, with the toilet and sink in a separate "closet" two steps up! It was unique and we loved it!
Peaceful. Quiet. Squeaky stairs. Funky and a work in progress. No TV! No phones in the rooms. They do have free Wi-Fi for those of us who thought we needed to stay connected to the rest of the world.
The geese and guinea birds are the guard animals for the property. They can make lots of noise if they want to, and do leave their deposits around, so you should watch where you step.
The in-house spa was great. You must take a soak or two in the bath house.
The museum and foundry are another amazing aspect of the property.
The breakfast is simple. They plan to open the restaurant in 2014 for lunch and dinner. You need to go into La Grande for lunch or dinner, which is only about 5 miles away.
Loved our 2 days there and we will go back.