Being a parent with a pile of kids, I long for weekends alone with my husband. Sometimes I think back to the days before kids and the free time we had to spend together. We had more time and money back then for each other and for romance. Now, whenever we can sneak away without the kids, we like to go visit Montana’s many hot springs. Below’s a list off all the hot springs we’ve visited in Montana, and most are just a short drive from Missoula.

  • Lolo Hot Springs

    Just 35 miles from Missoula, this hot spring offers one indoor and one outdoor pool along with a restaurant and cabins. With 500 miles of trails to explore this is a favorite for snowmobilers. http://www.lolohotsprings.com/

  • Quinn’s Hot Springs

    Located just 70 miles from Missoula, Quinn’s has six hot mineral pools, four of which are for soaking and two of which are for swimming. They also offer lodging, a restaurant and a tavern. Guests enjoy hiking, cave exploration and horseback riding too. http://www.quinnshotsprings.com/

  • Fairmont Hot Springs

    This hot spring is located 110 miles from Missoula and offers both an indoor pool and hot tub, along with an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a great big water slide. They also offer fine and casual dining, lodging and even a golf course. http://www.fairmontmontana.com/Home

  • Jackson Hot Springs

    Just 137 miles from Missoula, this rustic hot springs offers a nice restaurant and cabins. It is located near some of the world’s best streams and lakes for fishing as well. http://www.jacksonhotsprings.com/

  • Chico Hot Springs

    Located the farthest from Missoula at 251 miles, this hot spring offers two outdoor natural pools. They have lodging, a restaurant, saloon, horseback trail rides and even guided raft trips. http://www.chicohotsprings.com/