This view of the Mineral Springs Hotel in Carson, Washington, is from an unattributed stereocard. I visited a somewhat rundown hotel at a spring in Carson about 20 years ago. I wonder if it was the same one?
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Regarding today's photo, I remember going to this hotel for dinner in probably the 1970's when we would return to Hood River to visit my parents. There were a number of small cabins, as I remember, where people stayed while taking advantage of the mineral waters and massages.
cg on 7th May 2018 @ 7:49am
I was going to comment that what we know of as Carson Hot Springs was called St Martins, in the early days. There was a hot springs resort at Collins Point and one farther up the Carson Valley called Shipperd's.
Checking "Columbia River Images", shows this one as Shipperd's.
This is a history of the St. Martin Family:
L.E. on 7th May 2018 @ 11:29am
The building in the picture doesn't look like the old Hotel St. Martin on the site of the current Carson Hot Springs resort (https://carsonhotspringresort.com/), but hard to tell from this view. I have stayed at the current resort twice in the past 3 years, the modern rooms with outside hot tubs on the deck are nice. The short hike up behind the old hotel along the Wind River is highly recommended.
kmb on 7th May 2018 @ 4:21pm
Someone from Shipperd's shot old man Martin and killed him. Write up in Oregonian.
Dave John on 15th May 2018 @ 8:08pm