Chico Hot Springs Resort

Address: 163 Chico Road, Pray, Montana, 59065, United States | Lodge
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This lodge, located on 163 Chico Road, Pray, is near Fridley Creek and Sixmile Creek.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsChico Hot Springs Resort Pray

      Reviewed by ludwigs09

      Horse back riding

      Reviewed Aug 18, 2014
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      Reviewed by sirnick

      A great base camp for summer or winter activities

      Reviewed Jan 22, 2014
      by (6 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

      Set in low foothills north of Yellowstone National Park, this charming resort continues to use its hot spring-fed pools as a major attraction. Its comfortable lobby is a museum of the resort's long history. Conference facilities are located in two large buildings. Cabins are distributed around the larger buildings, and the latter include a saloon that attracts a lively crowd in the evenings.

      Dogsledding demonstration at Chico Hot Springs
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      Reviewed by travel991

      Pompous Overrated Tourist Trap

      Reviewed Jul 19, 2012
      by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

      We first stayed here in the 90's and decided to try it again with our Yellowstone trip. Not good unless you like dirty and tacky.
      They did build new shower rooms at the pool, but went from spacious and dirty to cramped and dirty. A local told us they recently raised the cost for there pool passes by over 200%!! Now not only will they limit there times coming to the pool but will not spend another dime at the poolside grill or bar. They said they've spent thousands over the recent years eating and entertaining at Chico, but no more. We are no more as well.

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      Historical Traveler Reviews Chico Hot Springs Resort Pray

      We paid for the extras


      Sept 19, 2004 We had just spent 4 nights in a cabin in Roosevelt Lodge where it was cold and spartan. The only room available for the Saturday night was a jacuzzi room in the lodge. We didn't need the jacuzzi after the hot springs dip, it's a good thing cause we didn't have much hot water for showers either. I had a massage at the "spa." Nice after Yellowstone. Dinner was "uptown" in the dining room, we knew what to expect. Who would order seafood way out there? Checkout on Sunday morning was a madhouse! Long lines. We missed breakfast. We liked the pool, though it has little personality. Drinks were cheap at the pool. Mountain bikes were poor quality.

      If your an average Joe your screwed.


      Doors don't fit in door jams properly, very noisy coming and going. Locks and keys don't fit right in the doors and also makes things very frustrating. Makes a hell of a noise trying to get into and leave your room. No hot water in room.

      Employees really don't give a damn unless you are rich and famous from what I read of the news articles on the walls.

      The restaurant was expensive and no matter where you sat you felt like you were right next to the kitchen.

      Chico is First Rate


      Stayed here on 8/16/2004

      Dinner was superb! Service was impeccable - may have been one of the best served dinners we've eaten. Breakfast buffet in the morning ($7.95 for adults, much less for kids) was a great buy too.

      We stayed in the "old lodge", the room was spartan and didn't have a bathroom or sink which wasn't a huge deal, but note these rooms CAN BE VERY HOT in the summer and they have NO A/C ! Chico did provide a (noisy) electric fan though. This was only complaint. Hot springs pools were fun.

      Thanks Chico - wish we had more time!

      Kill the porch lights!


      We just got back today. Great food. Great hot springs. No tech distractions (TV, phone, etc.). Awful, awful porch lights. We had 5 blazing away all night long within 20 feet of our king room in the Lower Lodge. It was all I could do not to sneak out there and unscrew them. No AC, so you need the windows open to stay cool and the inside of the room was lit up like Xmas from the lights. Also, you may want to bring ear plugs, because it may be quiet, or you may have to listen to people's ankle biters racing around on the porch (after midnight). Perhaps it's the porch lights that keep them juiced up so late. Be prepared.

      Fantastic Lodge!!


      Our family has been to Chico Hot Springs 6 times in the last four years. We are avid travellers. In comparing Chicos food, lodging, atmosphere, fantastic, breathtaking scenery to any posh resort in the Carribean or fancy hotel in any city USA-I'd say to you -Check this place out!!. The hot springs and spa are wonderfully relaxing. The bar usually has great bands on the weekend with an eclectic crowd. There are babysitters available. (we've always had great sitters.) If you are planning a trip out west, this is a fantastic stop before or after you do Yellowstone Park.

      Take a break, come to Chico!


      This is without a doubt the most relaxing place in Montana. You can feel the stress leave as you walk in the front door. The lodge is very reasonably priced if you don't mind smaller rooms and a shared bathroom down the hall. Even on the busiest weekends in the summer there's rarely a line for the bathroom so don't worry. If you prefer a more traditional hotel room, Chico has those too. Located in beautiful Paradise Valley, the views are magnificent. The Chico Dining room is definitely some of the finest cuisine in the state, but don't forget about the ribs at the poolside grill. Drop everything and book your trip here now!

      Want to return to Chico for great honeymoon


      My Sister and I visited her mother in law in Pray MT in 1998. We went to Chico several times and had an excellent time. It made my first trip to MT more memorable and wanting to return. My fiancee and I are planning a May 2005 wedding and I would love to return to Chico for our honeymoon. She has never been to MT and would love to have the romantic getaway Chico has to offer.

      Hated to leave!


      Chico Hot Springs was a wonderful resort. Their website does not do it justice. It was casual yet elegant. We couldn't have been treated better and our rooms in the lower lodge were beautiful. What an excellent way to relax and unwind. If you get the chance, go to the Chico Hot Springs Resort!

      A Surprise in Paradise


      I've been to Chico Hot Springs for dinner eight times over the past 15 years. This is not just another steak joint in Montana. The menu never fails to hit the mark without going overboard. A talented kitchen which knows it's limitations. I've also spotted some celebrities there over the years including, among others, Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek. If you're looking for a good spot in Paradise Valley, this is it!



      What a wonderful place. All you could ask for and in no TV or phones...the springs are delicious and stay open from 6 AM to 12Pm...from 6 to 9Am the pools are quiet before the youngsters arrive..and again between 10 and 12PM. THe lodge room we stayed in was cozy and nicely decorated..the lobby is no tech with board games and a piano....dining room serves excellent food and the whole expericence was GREAT..I am planning on going back ASAP!!

      TripAdvisor Reviews Chico Hot Springs Resort Pray

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Pray

      Yellowstone National Park

      A travel blog entry by ludwigs09 on Aug 19, 2014

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      The past couple days we were hanging out in Livingston, Montana which is about 30 miles from Yellowstone. We took a whole day and went through the Roads of Yellowstone and had a blast! It is unreal the various parts that we had only seen on TV before! Old Faithful was amazing. It is quite awesome to witness the phenomenon that happens with the …

      Yellowstone Day 2

      A travel blog entry by aaronbevill on Aug 05, 2014

      9 photos

      ... They were two months into the trip so far. We all exchanged stories by the fire and ended up cooking them some bannock bread. They returned the favor by cooking us pancakes and eggs in the morning. It must be incredible to be able to take off for five months and see the country. Their daughter is going to have some amazing memories from that trip. This trip is just a small sliver of what I hope to do later in ...

      Goodbye Yellowstone

      A travel blog entry by julieblyth on May 16, 2014

      5 photos

      ... amazing travertine terraces. These would have been like our Pink and White Terraces had they survived. They were cool to check out. We drove out under the impressive north gate which was the first entrance to the park and the only one open all year round and into the town of Gardiner. This has a population of 800 and exists to service the park. About 2km from the north gate we crossed from Wyoming ...

      The flying elk constellation

      A travel blog entry by nosleeptilbklyn on Aug 19, 2013

      ... she just jump and flapped her little elk wings and flew! Her mother saw her doing this and got so mad that she punished her and turned her into stars. Or the other ending is that the mother was so proud of her little elk and she knew that at the speed her elk was flying she would die when she landed so her mother turned her into stars. That's my story. ( FYI there is no flying elk constellation ) - ...

      An ode to roads, rivers, and things that wind

      A travel blog entry by nosleeptilbklyn on Aug 18, 2013

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      ... when we drove in the deep dark under the stone archway that leads into Gardiner, that the arch was a gift from Teddy Roosvelt, and it reads "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people." It's hard not to be in awe of the National Park service and its mission here - this is just so clearly a place designed to be explored and to get lost in. Today was full of benefit and enjoyment - more from the girls on that tomorrow. ...

      Traveler Photos Chico Hot Springs Resort Pray

      View from just outside our cabin
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      Our cabin neighbor's pre-wedding celebration
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      Another view from just outside our cabin
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      Chico Hot Springs Resort
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      Another view from just outside our cabin
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      Our Cabin with view of valley below
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      Absaroka Dogsled Treks office
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      Our Cabin 707 lit up at night
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      View of valley from just outside our cabin
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