Tribal Organization: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
INDIAN HEAD CASINO
3236 Hwy 26
PO Box 891
Warm Springs, OR 97761
The original Indian Head Casino opened in 1996 and changed its name to the Kahneeta High Desert Resort & Casino in 2001. In February 2012 the new Indian Head Casino opened on Highway 26 replacing the smaller casino.
Indian Head Casino is located in Warm Springs in Central Oregon. It is on Hwy 26 across from The Museum at Warm Springs. This is 15 miles west of Madras and 105 miles from Portland.
Located in the Jefferson County Industrial Park off U.S. Hwy 26 & Cherry Lane.
30 slot machines
Spaces for 70 semi trucks
July 08, 2018
An announcement was made on Friday that this summer the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa will permanently close after summer.
The resort and spa is owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and employs 146 people.
The official closing date is scheduled to be on September 5.
The employees received an announcement about the pending closure from the interim general manager, Marie Kay Williams. The employees were informed that the resort can no longer continue since it has not been profitable. To halt any future risk financially to the tribes, it will need to stop operations.
The layoff will affect 146 people. This includes those that work in the restaurant, spa, room service, maintenance, and administration.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs were given permission under a special act of Congress to purchase land back as part of their reservation. After that time the resort began being developed. It was built in stages over ten years from 1960 to 1970.
The resort offers 139 guest rooms. The rooms can cost as much as $389 per night. Guests also have the option of tepee rentals too as an alternative. There is also a golf course with 18 holes. Space for meetings. Also an RV park.
At one time there was also a casino. However, in 2012 it closed and the tribe then opened the Indian Head Casino. Originally it was estimated that the new casino would earn a revenue of $2 million to $4 million.
However, three years after the casino opened the tribal government underwent an internal investigation over the mismanagement of funds. The federal government was asked by the tribe to be involved in the investigation. Over ten years, $100 million was over spent due to poor management.
Reservations for the resort can be made through September 5.Back