The hotel is about 30 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. We stayed in the lower lodge, which had modern facilities, was clean, well-heated in winter and overall very pleasant. The room was huge and the price was very reasonable.
There is an on-site dog-sledding office for Absaroka Dog Sledding and we booked well in advance for that. I'm glad we did as it was a fun thing to do and I would not have wanted to be staying at the hotel and find out about it but not be able to book. If you're going in winter and interested in this, book early to reserve your spot.
One night we had dinner with a small group in the wine cellar, which is a private room. It was gorgeous, intimate, classy and the food was excellent. The next night we had dinner in the main dining room. You have to reserve a dinner time when you reserve your room, which I thought was odd, but it's a small dining room and makes sense. It was very loud and therefore a little hard to converse, but not unbearable - just conversation noise not blaring music. The food was again very good.
We never did make it to the hot springs on site but heard rave reviews from others. We also didn't take advantage of the spa as we were too tired.
Overall, a nice getaway place with good views and decent service.
- 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