We stayed with my husband's host parents for a night after the Christmas holiday. We arrived just in time to settle into our petite suite, equipped with full bathroom and queen-sized bed, and freshen up for dinner in the dining room. It was my first time staying and eating at the resort so I embraced it with open arms. My dinner was pretty good (should have went with something else, like Montana beef) and the vanilla bean creme brule was fantastic! I forgot my suit for the hot springs soak, so I hung out in the saloon and played some pool for a while. Good local beer selection... Red Lodge Pale Ale is pretty tasty! We hung out by the fire in the lobby before retiring for the night. So calming after a long day and full tummy! Sleepytime was a little rough for the both of us as the bed was lumpy and a bit small. Breakfast the next morning was plentiful and filling... great cinnamon almond granola! Overall a great experience!
P.S. Despite some bumps on my first visit to Chico, we've come back here several times and it keeps getting better! They have a wonderful petite filet mignon, soaked in port and topped with gorgonzola on the dinner menu! Could have loaded up so much with those breadsticks! The wine menu is extensive and wonderful! I've gone in for a soak in the thermal pool several times since missing it in 2006. Wonderful, especially after a long day of skiing! But it does get crowded around the holidays. The surface also needs some repair so watch your elbows.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located close to Yellowstone National Park, this lodge offers mineral springs to enjoy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chico Hot Springs Hotel Pray
- Chico Hot Springs Resort Montana/Pray