Hours:
Open daily from 8 a.m. 'til 11 p.m.
21 & over after 8 p.m.
Hotel & Ruby's Spa guests only.

  • Black Widow Porter

    Black Widow Porter

    Available Now

  • Edgefield Wines

    Edgefield Wines

    Available by the glass at all locations

  • McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    Roasting beans from small-farm growers

  • Handcrafted Spirits

    Handcrafted Spirits

    Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery spirits available only at McMenamins

About Soaking Pool

The sparkle on Ruby's gem is the outdoor, heated soaking pool, open exclusively to overnight hotel guests and those with spa appointments. This freeform oasis, set in private surroundings behind the spa, is filled with soft, buoyant saltwater that's heated to a comfortable 102 degrees.

Take a dip before a treatment, stroll over for an early morning refresher or perhaps unwind in the evening before retiring to one of Edgefield's comfy guestrooms. Forget your swimsuit? Visit Ruby's Spa where a limited number of retro and vintage inspired suits are available for purchase from Popina Swimwear, a local design and manufacturing company in Portland, Oregon.

If you'd enjoy a glass of wine or perhaps a pot of tea during your soak, the tiny Tea House Bar opens up directly onto the soaking pool patio. Hours are seasonal.

Bathing suits are required; locker rooms are provided. Guests must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

Please note: The soaking pool is reserved for guests with overnight hotel reservations or spa appointments only.

Soaking Pool Rules

  • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
  • No minors permitted in pool after 8 p.m.
  • No smoking in the pool
  • No Glass containers
  • Please be respectful of other guests
  • No horseplay, jumping or diving
  • No pool toys or recreational flotation devices
  • Swimsuits are required & swim diaper required for any child not potty trained, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Do not add bubble bath, soaps or fragrance into the water
  • No outside beverages or containers are allowed
  • The Hotel cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items

Items left behind in the soaking pool will be kept for one week before being donated.

Failure to comply with these rules and regulations is grounds for us to deny access to the soaking pool,

Thank you,
Management

About Our Soaking Pools

It is important to know that chlorine is present in our soaking pools. All of our pools (Edgefield, Kennedy School, Old St. Francis School, Grand Lodge, Crystal Hotel) utilize salt cells that convert low levels of salt (sodium chloride) to chlorine. This means that a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine-free – it simply utilizes a chlorine generator instead of a direct addition of chlorine.

To meet health department requirements, we also add granulated chlorine to break down and release contaminants from the pool.

The benefits of our saltwater spa systems include:

  • Smoother, softer-feeling water
  • Diminished chloramines formation
  • Less odor
  • Eco- & earth-friendly
  • Gentle to hair, even colored or blonde
  • Reduced eye irritation
  • Soothing to skin
  • Health benefits when using mineral salts
  • Easily adjusted sanitizer level

Many people previously convinced that they had an allergic or other aversion to chlorine found no such problems after experiencing a salt-based system. A salt system allows us to more precisely control the sanitizer output, often requiring lower levels to achieve water purity. The mineral salts have many health benefits of their own.

Additional chemicals that we use to maintain proper chemical balance for bathers include: sodium bicarbonate, soda ash, calcium chloride, sodium bisulfate, muriatic acid, and monopersulfate (commonly referred to as MPS).

Salinity Levels: Lower Than You Think
When we think of saltwater, the ocean comes to mind. Seawater has a strong salty taste, and it can cause metal corrosion. Fortunately, the levels of salt used in our systems are very low by comparison. The table below give you some perspective:

Salinity Comparison (parts per million) 
Ocean water: 35,000 ppm 
Human tears: 9,000 ppm 
Ability to taste salt: 5,000 ppm 
Saltwater spas: 3,000 ppm

  • The sparkle on Ruby's gem is the outdoor, heated soaking pool, open exclusively to overnight hotel guests and those with spa appointments. This freeform oasis, set in private surroundings behind the spa, is filled with soft, buoyant saltwater that's heated to a comfortable 102 degrees.

    Take a dip before a treatment, stroll over for an early morning refresher or perhaps unwind in the evening before retiring to one of Edgefield's comfy guestrooms. Forget your swimsuit? Visit Ruby's Spa where a limited number of retro and vintage inspired suits are available for purchase from Popina Swimwear, a local design and manufacturing company in Portland, Oregon.

    If you'd enjoy a glass of wine or perhaps a pot of tea during your soak, the tiny Tea House Bar opens up directly onto the soaking pool patio. Hours are seasonal.

    Bathing suits are required; locker rooms are provided. Guests must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

    Please note: The soaking pool is reserved for guests with overnight hotel reservations or spa appointments only.

  • Soaking Pool Rules

    • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
    • No minors permitted in pool after 8 p.m.
    • No smoking in the pool
    • No Glass containers
    • Please be respectful of other guests
    • No horseplay, jumping or diving
    • No pool toys or recreational flotation devices
    • Swimsuits are required & swim diaper required for any child not potty trained, NO EXCEPTIONS
    • Do not add bubble bath, soaps or fragrance into the water
    • No outside beverages or containers are allowed
    • The Hotel cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items

    Items left behind in the soaking pool will be kept for one week before being donated.

    Failure to comply with these rules and regulations is grounds for us to deny access to the soaking pool,

    Thank you,
    Management

  • About Our Soaking Pools

    It is important to know that chlorine is present in our soaking pools. All of our pools (Edgefield, Kennedy School, Old St. Francis School, Grand Lodge, Crystal Hotel) utilize salt cells that convert low levels of salt (sodium chloride) to chlorine. This means that a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine-free – it simply utilizes a chlorine generator instead of a direct addition of chlorine.

    To meet health department requirements, we also add granulated chlorine to break down and release contaminants from the pool.

    The benefits of our saltwater spa systems include:

    • Smoother, softer-feeling water
    • Diminished chloramines formation
    • Less odor
    • Eco- & earth-friendly
    • Gentle to hair, even colored or blonde
    • Reduced eye irritation
    • Soothing to skin
    • Health benefits when using mineral salts
    • Easily adjusted sanitizer level

    Many people previously convinced that they had an allergic or other aversion to chlorine found no such problems after experiencing a salt-based system. A salt system allows us to more precisely control the sanitizer output, often requiring lower levels to achieve water purity. The mineral salts have many health benefits of their own.

    Additional chemicals that we use to maintain proper chemical balance for bathers include: sodium bicarbonate, soda ash, calcium chloride, sodium bisulfate, muriatic acid, and monopersulfate (commonly referred to as MPS).

    Salinity Levels: Lower Than You Think
    When we think of saltwater, the ocean comes to mind. Seawater has a strong salty taste, and it can cause metal corrosion. Fortunately, the levels of salt used in our systems are very low by comparison. The table below give you some perspective:

    Salinity Comparison (parts per million) 
    Ocean water: 35,000 ppm 
    Human tears: 9,000 ppm 
    Ability to taste salt: 5,000 ppm 
    Saltwater spas: 3,000 ppm

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