Steamy hot water soaks in natural geothermal pools are some of the major perks of spending time in Montana. If you stumble upon a few of these hot springs in your travels, take advantage of the opportunity to soothe muscles sore from hiking and enjoy a soak.
Just down the road from the Gardiner entrance of Yellowstone, Chico offers up an unparalleled roadside pause on the way to the park. And the poolside saloon and grill make an ideal pit stop to stay fueled up for adventures.
Make it your mission to hot springs hop your way to and from Yellowstone, and stop at Yellowstone Hot Springs. Enjoy soaking at this alcohol-free site tucked between mountains. And since your admission is valid all day, you can stop in on your way to the park in the morning and return later that night on your way back to your lodging.
When you stay in Bozeman, you enjoy the convenience of being close to the amenities of a larger mountain town while still being able to escape to the wilderness at a moment’s notice. And you also have a luxurious Bozeman Hot Springs right in your backyard, with swimming, sauna, and soaking to round out a workout in their fitness facility or a day on the trails.
With food prepared from ingredients straight from their garden (irrigated by natural mineral springs, of course) and live music nights alongside the unique wood-lined pool, Norris Hot Springs is an experience all its own. A quick jaunt from Bozeman, this spot is a local favorite.
An easy day trip from the Bozeman area, White Sulphur Springs is a classic Montana small town worth visiting on its own merit. Add the opportunity to relax in one of the natural mineral pools at the Spa Hot Springs Motel, and you have a scenic trip. Snag a day pass to soak in the three pools of varying temperatures, then enjoy time exploring the area.
When the road takes you north to Glacier Country, Quinn’s Hot Springs is worth the scenic detour for a soak to break up your road trip. You’ll find food and drinks onsite and several luxurious pools to soak in, with various temperatures to enjoy—including a 55-degree plunge pool. Book your day pass before you arrive to be sure you get a spot.
When traveling between Yellowstone and Glacier Country, one of the most scenic routes takes you up through Helena and into the Seeley-Swan Valley. And as you pass through Helena, Broadwater Hot Springs beckons. You can sweat it out in their fitness center or just head straight to the pools for all the hot water you need, with extra ambiance in the waterfall pool.
When you’re thoroughly relaxed and ready to cozy up, properties from Starry Night Lodging open the door to sustainable stays that encourage regenerative tourism for your R&R and the planet. Book your stay, and get ready to relax.