Sleeping Child Hot Springs- 1st Time Available to the Public!
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
1st time- available to the public. Welcome to the decompression zone of nature where you will enjoy exclusive use of this facility and can relax in natural seclusion all seasons with friends, family or have a corporate retreat, wedding or reunion. Sleeping Child Hot Springs is located in the Rocky Mountains south of Missoula, Montana. This expansive 40-acre estate sits at 4600 ft elevation 6 miles from the nearest neighbor & is surrounded by Bitterroot National Forest on all sides with private gated access. A short drive to Skalkaho Falls (Summer & Fall only), Hamilton & Darby where you’ll find my favorite Candy and antique shops.
The incredible five-level, quality, well-maintained Resort/Lodge has 25,000 square feet of space including 10 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, laundry facilities, full surround decks, elevator access on all floors, Bar, a game room, Direct TV, dance floor, Grand piano, indoor fountains, media room and a massive solarium where you can enjoy the “Big Sky” at night without ambient light from cities. There is an additional caretaker's quarters where your hosts live, away from the main building. The resort grounds are well groomed with a 30x60 hot spring pool, sauna and two hot tubs which are heated by the natural hot springs & fire pit near the pool. The geothermal heating from the natural artesian hot springs heats the entire property (130 degree F and 200 gpm). There is a heliport with a heated pad as well as a 1600-square-foot hanger and a seven-car garage with outside parking for 30+ cars. Fishing, hunting, skiing, summer and winter recreation abound. There are beautiful mountain views even though it is tucked away for solitude and privacy. The resort property has a paved drive from the county road and is adjacent to forest service and state land. This historic property holds the Legend of the Sleeping Child.
The beauty of this hot springs was first discovered by the Nez Perce Indians in the 1870's. Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce led his tribe out of the reservation and through the Lolo Pass into the Bitter Root Valley. In pursuit of Chief Joseph and his people were General Howard and a group of soldiers. Trying to avoid a confrontation, Chief Joseph split his tribe into smaller groups.
One such group traveled through what is now Sleeping Child Creek and, facing a possible battle, they left their infants by the hot springs. When they returned, the infants were safe and peacefully sleeping, protected by the natural hot springs. Thus, Sleeping Child Hot Springs was named.
Onsite recreation include; fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, billiards, snooker, ping pong, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, BBQ, hot tub lounging, Croquet, Bocce Ball, fire pit, big screen TV, music, dancing, nature & sky watching.
Your Hosts will provide information on outside recreation sites based on your preferences when you reserve your private hot springs estate. They will set up guides, provide maps and can help you schedule nearby activities if you choose, like horseback riding, skiing, paintball games, full service spas, massage, fishing or shooting instruction, sporting clays, local tours, salons, golf, float trips, river rafting, brewery trips, shopping or hunting.
We welcome all age groups, but pets are not allowed. Sorry. This is a no smoking facility, but, if you must smoke, our hosts will provide smoking areas for you to enjoy outside the main building, just let them know.
We hope you will discover the joy and excitement that we who live in the Bitterroot Valley have known for years. It’s certainly no secret that this is “The Last Best Place”
We welcome you to stay with us soon, and discover what you can’t read in books or see in pictures. And we know, you’ll be back.
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- Vacation Rental
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Alternative Lifestyle
- 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 7
- 11.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
- Bathroom 6
- Bathroom 7
- Bathroom 8
- Bathroom 9
- Bathroom 10
- Bathroom 11
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Shared Kitchen
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Fireplace
- Pool Table
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Shared Hot Tub
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Live Theater
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
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Year round except holidays Base rental $375/person/night (4 person minimum) XMas,New years, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, add 25% Full service with onsite caterer $500/person/night ($2000/day Min) Children under 12...50% Weekly minimum rate $10,500 Group packages available (call for Rates) 2 week + rates 10% discount Weddings or gatherings $10,000 for weekend use 10AM-10PM +$500 cleaning fee
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a rancher, land developer and founder of 50 year old GM, Chevy, Buick,Cadillac dealership, Mildenberger Motors in Hamilton.
Why the Owner Chose Hamilton:
As a child, I grew up nearby, frequently visiting the springs, and when they became available, I purchased them for sentimental, historical and investment value. It's private pristine natural setting are alluring to all who visit.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
This 40 acre estate is great for family or company parties, corporate retreats, and to just decompress from the pressures of life. The roof top solarium is perfect for star gazing as there is no ambient light to disturb the night skies. Winter is especially beautiful in a warm pool surrounded by snow, tucked in a box canyon protected from moving air, with fire pit and sauna nearby. Words don't capture the feeling of serenity this private hidden site provides. Perhaps the natives before me who used this site to protect their families could.
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Hot springs in your secluded backyard all to yourself. Barefoot friendly.
A bird's eye view of your secluded retreat.
Five stories of space for your family reunion, corporate retreat, or wedding.
First floor kitchen is complete with all the amenities, and also overlooks pool.
Enjoy a downstairs bar and recreation area to share some fun before retiring.
Enjoy cozy living with big TV or the gentle sounds of water falling over rocks.
Each of the nine bedrooms are complete with private full bathrooms.
Enjoy your private library on the third level, with additional television.
Suite with chefs kitchen and Grand piano to set the mood, or step outside.
The fourth floor full kitchen boasts dual ovens, island stove, and great views!
Sauna located poolside feels great any time of the year.
Expansive front lawn areas are great for hosting events, and gate offers privacy
View of the lodge from the helipad.....fly in, fly out!
Front of main lodge offers ample parking space, and easily accesible entry.
Hot springs heated pool and hot tubs are inviting in all seasons.
Dining area with fireplace and fountain is just steps away from the pool.
Large first floor for entertaining, including shuffleboard and snooker table.
Bedrooms have walk out access to the surround decks for you to enjoy the views.
Master suite includes &quot;his and hers&quot; full bathrooms with jacuzzi tub.
Jaccuzzi tub in bathroom or garden outside, your choice. You deserve it!
Bar area, full kitchen, and Grand Piano make this a great area for entertaining.
Comfortable seating area in solarium to enjoy your beautiful and private canyon.
Hot Spring waterfall in backyard adds to the beauty of this paradise.
Big Horn sheep are among the many wildlife species to call this canyon home.
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