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Providing an unforgettable experience for over 90 years

Learn about Crystal Crane Hot Springs and its legacy in Burns, Oregon. For over 90 years, Crystal Crane Hot Springs has served as a resting place for those both young and old. Read about our founders, a dangerous fire and a legacy in the making here at Crystal Crane.


The Beginning of Crystal Crane

Amidst the sagebrush, the area surrounding Crane, Oregon, and Burns, Oregon, was originally home to three natural hot springs. By the 1920's, the therapeutic and relaxing benefits of the hot springs' waters were put to good use when a local physician teamed up with an entrepreneur to develop a 30×60' hot spring swimming pool. Pumping nearly 180-degree water into the pool with no source of cold water on the property meant having to wait sometimes days for the water to cool to a usable temperature. This created the need for other usable spaces, and soon a dance hall and restaurant were built, and the "I and C Hot Springs" resort was established.

A new name for Crystal Crane

Around 1930, the dance hall and restaurant were destroyed in a fire and never rebuilt, though some of the remnants of those buildings and part of the concrete pour from the pool still remain on the property today. If you tour the property during your stay at Crystal Crane, you can find pieces of this history garnishing the landscape near the Crane Creek Inn.

Since 1930, a variety of businessmen and entrepreneurs have bought and managed the resort, and the outcome has resulted in the names "Crane Hot Springs" and finally "Crystal Crane Hot Springs."

A Fresh Start For Crystal Crane

In 1997, Dan and Denise Kryger, Crystal Crane's current owners, purchased the resort and began renovations for this multi-use vacation destination. They built the cedar-enclosed bathhouses, dug out the almost 7-ft hot spring pond, upgraded the RV facilities, renovated the motel and cabins, and completed a variety of other land and accommodation improvements.

On almost any given day, when touring around the Crystal Crane property, you will see either Dan or Denise working the land, folding towels, checking in guests, or cleaning the bathhouses. Their work is a labor of love that makes every visit to Crystal Crane something unique, new, and special.