Looking for an Ashland, Oregon getaway where you can relax and soak your cares away? My Lithia Springs Resort Ashland review will give you a first-hand look inside this Southern Oregon hotel with mineral waters and wine garden near downtown.
The two-story resort, with 4 acres of manicured gardens, is like staying in your private Southern Oregon oasis. Located 3 miles from downtown Ashland, Lithia Springs Resort is ideal for a romantic escape, wellness getaway, mother – daughter retreat, family vacation or honeymoon.
What makes Ashland’s Lithia Springs Resort unique?
Opened in 1991, the southern Oregon resort offers 38 units, comprised of bungalows, suites, studios and hotel rooms. What makes this wellness resort unique is that all of the rooms offer filtered mineral waters in the tap, soaking tub or shower. Almost all of the 38 rooms feature one or two-person soaking tubs to enjoy a spa-like retreat.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have an opportunity to experience Waterstone Spa, so I’m unable to comment on the day spa services.
What are the rooms like at Lithia Springs Resort?
People reading my hotel reviews know that I prefer off season travel. Be it a pet-friendly bungalow, studio or suite, the hotel room prices are always better in the shoulder season. I find that places like Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland are wonderful to visit in the winter.
We stayed in the Water Lilly Suite, a Chinese-themed room with a gas fireplace, 4-poster king bed and soaking tub. The 2-person soaking tub featured filtered thermal mineral water that was piped directly into our hotel room.
The wet bar included a tap with filtered mineral water from the thermal hot springs. Additionally, the room included a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and Oregon-based Stash tea.
I felt very decadent watching the flat screen television from the comfort of my soaking tub while my husband relaxed in front of the gas fireplace. The soaking tub, as well as the walk-in shower, included the restorative, healing waters, as well. The shower featured Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities for that spa experience.
Resort grounds, hot tub and Waterstone Spa
Even if you don’t splurge for a treatment at Waterstone day spa, you’ll enjoy the 4 acres of manicured grounds during your wellness retreat. Sit by the gas fire pit and enjoy a glass of Rogue Valley wine.
Relax by the koi pond and fountain or wander over to the wine garden. The Southern Oregon resort features Rogue Valley Wines, some from nearby Applegate Valley AVA.
While the outdoor saline pool is heated seasonally, guests are allowed to take a cold plunge in the swimming pool and warm up in the hot tub. I’ve tried the hot and cold plunge pools that are popular in Canada and Scandinavian countries. Personally, I prefer to work out in heated swimming pools.
Additionally, there is a Fitness Cottage on property or you may rent bicycles. If you are like me, you might prefer a walk in the 100-acre Lithia Park, alongside a creek or by Meyer Memorial Lake inside the downtown park.
Dining options at Lithia Springs Resort
While Lithia Springs Resort does not have a restaurant on property, the upscale Ashland hotel does offer afternoon tea, as well as a complimentary buffet breakfast. The afternoon tea is available to hotel guests from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. with non-hotel guests charged an additional fee. On our visit, the food offerings included fresh strawberries, butter cookies with cranberries and house-made miniature scones with jam.
Breakfast is served in a small dining room with a separate room for the breakfast buffet. On our visit, Lithia Springs offered cheesy scrambled eggs, sausage, toast and scones. Additionally, there was house-made granola, fruit compote and Greek yogurt, available, as well as hard boiled eggs, juice and fresh coffee and tea.
Rates fluctuate depending on time of year, with prices ranging from $99 to $349. Our honeymoon suite #8, rented for $299 – $309 during our winter visit. As always, check the website for current prices as well as special offers. Lithia Springs Resort is pet-friendly with an additional, nominal nightly fee.
Things to do in Ashland, Oregon and Rogue Valley
If you are looking for things to do off property, take a scenic drive to nearby Lithia Park and explore downtown Ashland. Devote at least a day to visiting several Rogue Valley wineries. Many of these Southern Oregon wineries have an in-house chef for drinking and dining. Two of our favorites experiences were the curated pairing at Irvine & Roberts Vineyards and the wine and cheese tasting at Wooldridge Creek Winery with on-site Crushpad Creamery.
Lithia Springs Resort (800) 482-7128
2165 West Jackson Road
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Lithia Springs Resort Ashland Review, YouTube video and all photography by Oregon travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Neuman Hotel Group and Travel Southern Oregon while working on additional travel assignments.