Frequently Asked Questions

Cabins & Pool

What do I need to bring?

Sleeping bag/bedding, lantern/flashlight/headlamp, swimsuit (s), towel(s), water container, food, cook stove, cooking supplies, utensils, plates. Please visit our Prepare page for further information. 

I will only be in town for one day, can I rent a cabin for one night instead of two?

We are only renting cabins for a minimum of two nights as part of our efforts to keep guests and staff as Covid safe as possible by limiting exposure. Please contact our office about the possibility of a one-night booking, in the event it is between bookings or two weeks prior to date of inquiry, we may be able to make an exception. 

Can I drop in for a day swim?

In order to limit Covid exposure for guests and staff, we are offering day swims  on a limited reservation basis.  There is no public access or walk-ins; reservations must be made in advance. Please do not stop by to “Look” or ask questions as this puts our staff and guests at risk of exposure to COVID19. Proof of vaccination is required of all guests of Burgdorf. Please visit our COVID19 Policy Statement.

If I rent a cabin for two nights, will I have 24 hour access to the pool?

Cabin guests have 24-hour access to hot springs, and will not need to make reservations. We do ask that between the hours of 10AM-6PM (Day Use Hours), that we limit the maximum capacity of the pool to 30 guests.

Why aren’t all your cabins available to rent?

As part of our commitment to be as safe as possible in this Covid environment, and limit the possibility of exposure, we have opened up cabin rental on a limited basis. 

What is provided in my stay?

Firewood and kindling are provided to each cabin. A clean sheet will be provided on each one of our new mattresses, as well as ambient lighting in cabins (you will still want to bring a headlamp or lantern for walking outside at night). Please visit Prepare page. 

Can I rent a swimsuit or towel?

We are no longer renting out swimsuits or towels, so guests will need to bring their own.

Where are the outhouses located?

Outhouse facilities are near the store, behind the dressing rooms and within walking distance from each cabin. Several cabins have outhouses directly associated, while others may share.

How far are the hot springs from the cabins?

All cabins are within walking distance from the hot springs. Please consider the season and dress appropriately, staying on snowmobile paths (winter) or road (spring/summer) or foot paths that are visible, headlamps or flashlights will be required during the evenings to navigate to and from your cabin. 

Is alcohol allowed in or around the hot springs?

Alcohol is not allowed to be consumed while in hot springs or surrounding areas. Please refrain from alcoholic beverages due to safety concerns.

Are the dressing rooms heated?

The dressing rooms have coils in the floor from the hot pools that provide radiant heat, this typically means the dressing rooms are 20 degrees warmer than the outside temperatures. Staff may be available to start a fire in the dressing room on very cold days, however, the woodstove in this facility is not efficient and has fire hazards, please be respectful of the signs that state for staff use only.

Are there other activities or suggestions during our stay?

During the winter season you may consider snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or other winter activities on and off Burgdorf property. During the spring/summer/fall season you may consider hiking, biking, or wildlife viewing. Check-in with staff upon your arrival, our managers Jordan and Emily would be happy to assist with other possible activities. See links at the bottom of Prepare page to local businesses and attractions. 

Do I need to bring my own firewood?

Cabins are equipped with firewood to keep warm during your stay. Please read the instructions or ask questions during check-in in regards to conservation of wood and operation of wood stoves. Staff are more than happy to assist.

Why can’t I book a reservation for next year?

We are only accepting reservations for up to 90 days in advance. So, you can make your reservation once it is 90 days to that date. Mark your calendars and book online!

How come I can’t book a stay in The Castle or Hornet’s Nest on your website?

We are manually processing larger group reservations in order to ensure we do not exceed the 6-person maximum in our larger cabins with a preference for single household families. In order to ensure guests can adhere to our COVID policies, we would like a verbal affirmation that they are a small social group that have been and will practice masking and safe social distancing measures. We also ask that all prospective guests have read all our updated policies, and complete COVID19 waiver AND provide proof of vaccination, to include no group congregating between cabins. 

Getting Here

Where can I rent a snowmobile?

You can rent a snowmobile from Cheap Thrills, CM Backcountry, Mountain Meadows or through Brundage Mountain.  Rental company will provide parking instructions. 

Where is the best place to park to snowmobile to Burgdorf?

Parking is at two lots at the trailhead on Warren Wagon Road. The first is the Brush Creek Lot, which is open for parking without restriction, the second is the Francis Wallace Parking Lot. The plowed road ends at this parking lot. There are two rows designated for overnight stays and they are clearly marked on a map driving into the parking lot.

Are the trails packed or groomed?

The trails to Burgdorf are groomed, although the last 2 miles from Burgdorf Junction into Burgdorf can be quite rough at times.

How often are the trails groomed?

It’s groomed about twice a week and conditions are mostly good but can vary due to weather conditions. 

Should I bring my own gas?

Yes, we only keep a limited supply of gasoline for our own purposes and for emergencies. 

Where is the closest fuel?

The Stage Stage Stop in Secesh (which is approximately 7 miles by snowmobile and has limited hours) or in Warren (20 miles).

Food & Water

What kind of food should I bring?

Food that is easy to prepare by personal cookstove and/or camping food (bread, peanut butter, jelly, dried meats, tuna, crackers, pull lid soups, freeze dried foods, premade burritos). Plan on bringing pre-made meals that can be easily heated up in a pot on the wood stove. If cooking raw meat, a camp/cook stove is recommended.

What kind of food do you sell on site?

We have a limited supply of food, including local Hometown large size pizzas, soda, water, candy, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and assorted muffins.

Where can I get food offsite?

There are two local taverns you can drive (June-October) or snowmobile (November-April) to. Secesh Stage Stop is 7 miles away, and the Baum Shelter is 20 miles away. 

How do I wash my dishes?

We have a cold spring located outside of our store, which you are welcome to use if you require water to bring back to your cabin to rinse dishes, you will have to provide your own basin and means to do dishes. The Castle is the only cabin with a dry sink, so plan on bringing a wash basin if you’re not staying in that cabin. 

Should I bring my own water jug?

Yes, we recommend your own water jug, so you can keep water near your cabin. We recommend bringing your own vessel to fill up, as our fresh spring water is better than anything from a plastic bottle. 

Can you drink the water?

Yes, you can drink the water from our cold spring. It is safe for drinking and tested regularly.

We can't wait for you to experience all that Burgdorf Hot Springs has to offer!