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Knoff Group Presents: Hot Springs in Southwest Montana

outdoor pools at Fairmont hot springs with water slide

Montana offers some of the best natural hot springs with the most beautiful views. Soaking in hot springs has been found to have many health benefits, and a relaxing day at the hot springs with friends and family is simply awesome. Knoff Group Real Estate has compiled a list of some of our favorite developed hot springs in the southwest Montana area. 

outdoor pool at elkhorn hot springs

#6 – Elkhorn Hot Springs Resort is a family-owned retreat in the Pioneer Mountains and is well worth the 2.5 hour drive from Bozeman. First built in 1918, Elkhorn features two natural outdoor pools along with an indoor wet sauna, perfect for a relaxing day. Lodging and dining is available, making this a dreamy weekend getaway. Elkhorn is just minutes away from the Big Hole River, Bannack State Park and many other outdoor attractions.  

outdoor pool at fairmont hot springs with water slide and flowers

#5 – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, located in Anaconda, Montana, is nationally known for its pools. Within a two-hour drive from Bozeman, Fairmont has two Olympic swimming pools and two mineral soaking pools. Don’t miss the outdoor bar and 350-foot enclosed waterslide. If you’re looking to stay the night, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort offers lodging and an18-hole golf course.

outdoor pool at Yellowstone hot springs

#4 – Yellowstone Hot Springs is Montana’s newest hot springs experience, opening in March 2019. Located just eight miles north from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone Hot Springs features five natural pools, two being European Kneipp pools, specifically meant to rejuvenate the whole body. If you’re looking for a peaceful, tucked away place to soak, Yellowstone Hot Springs is the place to go.

outdoor pools and stage after sundown at bozeman hot springs

#3 – Bozeman Hot Springs has been a local favorite for over a hundred years. They are located just south of Four Corners off Highway 191 on the way to Big Sky and the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Bozeman Hot Springs features a nice fitness center and indoor pools, as well as multiple hot tubs and saunas. Outside, you will find four well-lit outdoor pools perfect for a relaxing soak with friends and family. Bozeman Hot Springs has an outdoor stage and hosts live music.

entrance to norris hot springs
outdoor pool and covered stage at norris hot springs

#2 – Norris Hot Springs, home to “Water of the Gods” – is located on MT-84 about 40 minutes west of Bozeman. Norris features one 30’ x 40’ pool that averages 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Fun fact – in the early 1970’s, Norris attracted soakers by hosting a “Nudie Night”. While Nudie Night is no longer a thing, Norris does offer an unforgettable soaking experience, complete with a snack bar offering drinks (we love their mimosas!) and local, organic fare.

main entrance to chico hot springs and resort

#1 – Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa is located south of Livingston in Pray, Montana, about a 1-hour drive from Bozeman and 40 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. Founded in 1900 as a place for miners to relax after their workday, Chico features historic buildings and a variety of accommodations. Chico’s Dining Room serves delicious multi-course dinners and brunches and was recognized with a Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence. The saloon features live music and a more casual poolside restaurant – a great place to grab a quick bite.

outdoor pool at chico hot springs