We are on an adventure to visit all the hot springs in Montana, and this was our 6th hot springs to explore. The building is spectacular with it's history and it is well cared for. The room was clean and very comfortable and cute. The mattresses are older, with no pillow tops, so the sleeping was standard, much like the other hot springs resorts we have visited. The lodging was good.
The pools are set up in a strange way. There is an open pool outside that looks like a traditional hotel swimming pool, with chain link fencing, swimming ropes and lots of families. the water was OK. The real soaking pools are inside each of the men's and women's dressing rooms. These pools are warm, clean, and fantastic, however, we were looking for a place to soak together and enjoy the waters. We were relegated to the men's soaking pool only for the hours of "co-ed" sharing on Saturdays. It was not easy to relax in a small soaking pool with so many people, indoors, and it was hot and stuffy.
The waters have a tremendous healing energy to them, their mineral composition is different than those in Hot Springs, Montana. I found them relaxing, medicinal, and healing. I would go there for the water alone, but the soaking experience is really for single gender events, not couples.
In addition to the limiting soaking environment for couples, there was breakfast only and no food on premises for dinners. We went into the town of Boulder as recommended by their wonderful staff and had a steak at the Windsor Bar. The Rib Eye and baked potato was outstanding, we had to share a steak it was so big! It was easy for us to eat in town because we enjoy red meat, but if you have any food restrictions, it would be hard to eat in Boulder.
The acreage surrounding the Inn has trails up into the hills, with beautiful views and a Seven Generation sculpture worth visiting.
We were glad we stayed with them but wish we could have had more time relaxing together like we have at other hot springs resorts.
- Also Known As:
- Boulder Hot Springs Hotel Boulder