About the property
- Lodge25000 sqft
- Half Baths5
- Minimum StayNone
Lodge, 9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 17+ Baths, (Sleeps 20)
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 9 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). 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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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Why Property Manager 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.
What makes this Lodge unique
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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Great Property for a Work Retreat
Our team had a wonderful time here. Each guest has their own room with their own private bathroom. It was like staying in your own private hotel. On site staff was more than accommodating and was a quick phone call away if we had any questions. They started all the fires for us at dusk and even helped with our unique requests. The game room was fully equipped with everything you could think of. We cooked a full meal including turkey, prime rib and all the sides. With the large kitchen (one of many) with double ovens it was a breeze. I would highly recommend this place in a heart beat. We are planning to return here for our next retreat. Thank you!
This is a wonderful place for a large group...such a relaxing and comfortable setting. It is spacious enough for plenty of privacy, but there are also several common areas where everyone can be together. And the pools...heaven!
Beautiful and Relaxing Weekend
Sleeping Child Hot Springs is a beautiful property. There are some amazing hiking trails and the springs are very enjoyable. The place is very well-maintained and property managers are always kind an accommodating. They take very good care of their guests and their home. We look forward to returning!
Greatest trip! 26 people comfortable hosted by the greatest two you could ask for Becci and Aaron!
Exceeded expectations, this place is beautiful and so is every aspect! Can't wait to come back!! Thank you Becci and Aaron!
What a beautiful place!!! Had an excellent time with our family. Very relaxing and quiet. AMAZING!
Our time there was wonderful and too short!!! I would highly recommend Sleeping Child for a wonderful family weekend. Very clean and quiet. Water/pool was very warm and clean. Would come back in a heart beat!!! Loved it!
A perfect retreat space!
Sleeping Child Hot Springs is a very special place and our group was delighted to be able to spend time in this mountain oasis. The hot springs are probably the nicest I have ever experienced. The water is clean and the perfect temperature. The lodge is lovely and was very comfortable for our group of 40 . We will definitely be back !
Other Setting & View:
- Mountain View
Other Local Attractions & Activities:
- Wildlife Viewing
Other Sports & Adventure Activities:
- Snowboarding & Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Year Round: - Year round standard rental rate: $1500 per night (4 bedrooms, 8 guests), $150 per additional guest/ or $300 per bedroom. Inquire on group discounts - Weekly minimum rate $10,500 - 2 week + rates 10% discount - Weddings or gatherings: Inquire for event rates.