Knowing that we would be doing a lot of hiking in Yellowstone and Grand Teton, I wanted to stay in Chico Hot Springs so my 13-year-old son & I could have a little R&R. The place is charming, with a decidedly old-West, "back in the old days" feel, but clean and well-kept. The main pool is kept to about 96 degrees, so it's like swimming in a bathtub; verrry relaxing. The "hot" pool is hotter (but no whirlpool action). There were lots of families with kids, so it was easy to meet people. The dining room is handsome and the food is excellent. The all-you-can-eat brunch in the morning (not included with room) is a very good value. We took a gentle raft ride on the Yellowstone River with a very knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic guide Matt. Overall the staff was wonderful. The only caveat is that there isn't a whole lot to keep a teenager happy unless he/she really wants to be in the pool all day or likes horseback riding.
- 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