We visited Chico Hot Springs Resort because that is where my sister wanted to have her wedding. We spent two nights there in the main lodge, in a room (208) with a bathroom. Our room was barely bigger than a postage stamp, no view from the window, and the bed was crooked, but our fault for not bringing it to their attention sooner.
Other than a very small room, we loved the resort. We really enjoyed the hot pool (I had recently injured my back and it was very soothing for it), the grounds were spectacular, clean, landscaping was constantly getting attention, everything seemed freshly painted and in great order. Stables were very nice too and had I not hurt my back we would have taken a ride - very reasonable rates! We enjoyed the energy in the saloon while watching the opening season football game there (no tvs in the room). Bartenders were very fast, pouring very good -read "strong"- drinks!
Our dining at the resort consisted of two breakfasts that were in the dining room, breakfast is served buffet style here. It was very well stocked and constantly refilled with fresh items. Juice, coffee and milk included too, all for the very reasonable price of 8.95 per adult. We wish we could have had dinner in the dining room, everyone who we spoke to who did raved about it. We also had dinner at the resort but as part of the wedding reception and that was very good for reception food. Hot, tasty and attractively served.
Regarding weddings here, since I have been to one here now I understand why my sister wanted to have hers here. It was very beautiful (see picture), lawn seating in her case, and reception right in the hall behind where the ceremony took place on the stairway. The reception hall was very attractive, the bar was well stocked, bartender very good at her job, very professional. The cake which was made by the staff at Chico was one of the best wedding cakes I have ever tasted (and I have had my share). I highly recommend this place for an outdoor wedding - but book far in advance, nice summer weekends are few in this part of the country.
Also, my sister, the bride, had cabin 702 and it was awesome, with a whirlpool tub, large king bed, beautifully decorated. We wish we could have booked one of these for our stay. Made our room look like a dump compared to hers. Truly gorgeous!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located close to Yellowstone National Park, this lodge offers mineral springs to enjoy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chico Hot Springs Hotel Pray
- Chico Hot Springs Resort Montana/Pray