A dip in the pool never seems like the best idea in the winter, unless of course that pool is fed by natural hot springs and the water is steaming as much as a boiling pot of water on the stove... granted not nearly hot enough to "lobster-fy" yourself or the other soakers present. The Missoula area is a great jumping-off point to gain access to many of the commercially run hot springs across the state, and if you happen to be adventurous enough, then go find yourself a Hot Springs of Montana book and do some winter exploration of the surrounding national forests and find yourself a private pot to sit in under the brilliant show of the Milky Way above.
Cabin living, hot spring soaking, restaurant on premise, bar with the bubbly and a gaming room for the adults. Quinn's Hot Springs is an all around resort that will keep you happy and comfortable for the duration of your stay. Open all year round, Quinn's is a great place to pop out of Missoula for the day and get in a soak during those cold months.
In the middle of the Lolo National Forest, and only a 40 mile drive from Missoula on Highway 12 West, Lolo Hot Springs is an easy afternoon trip from Missoula that also offers the full amenities of a resort. Open all year round.
Groups large or small, Lost Trail Hot Springs has a cabin to accommodate your party. Amongst a beautiful forest setting you and your friends and family can find plenty of relaxation with all the amenities you could want. Open all year.
In operation since 1928, the historic hotel sports vintage furniture and a Spanish style architectural design. Large enough to accommodate a party (weddings, reunions), yet small enough to remain an intimate experience for those who wish to have some time alone. Open all year.
Quiet and peaceful, comfortable and clean. This retreat is a 1930s spa motel with private units containing hot mineral baths and spacious screened porches. Catering service is available. Open all year round.