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Sleeping Child Hot Springs- 1st Time Available To The Public!

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths5
Space 25,000 sq ft
Property type lodge


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for helping our group keep the gathering that Patti Furniss had originally set up with you. It was a really special time and a good place to recall wonderful memories.

You two are wonderful hosts and so much appreciated. I hope that you have a wonderful spring, summer, and fall and that we will see you both again next February - ish.

Becci - I don't know how you keep that place clean. Seriously. I look around and there isn't a speck of dust or greasy window anywhere. I kind of want to take a class from you in hopes I could do a better job on my house!

Cheers and THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!!!

Julie and the Wild Women
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Hamilton, Montana

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 25000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • 5 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , jacuzzi , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet
    Bathroom 12 - toilet
    Bathroom 13 - toilet
    Bathroom 14 - toilet
    Bathroom 15 - toilet
    Bathroom 16 - toilet , shower enclosure , Changing Room Poolside
    Bathroom 17 - toilet , shower enclosure , Changing Room Poolside
  • 10 full bathrooms, 5 half bathrooms, 2 bidets, and 2 dressing rooms near pool area with showers. 4 of the full bathrooms also have jetted tubs.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
  • Air mattresses with linens are also available. All bedrooms are complete with attached full bathrooms, as well as access to the surround decks.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Other Amenities: - Suitable for large groups - Handicapped accessible (may have limitations) - Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby - Alternative lifestyle Bar, shuffleboard, big screen TV, dance floor, solarium, indoor fountain, heated heliport, fire pit, horse shoe pit, grand piano, snooker, stream, trails.


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Sleeping Child Hot Springs- 1st Time Available To The Public!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 19 reviews

Great Property for a Work Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greatest trip! 26 people comfortable hosted by the greatest two you could ask for Becci and Aaron!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded expectations, this place is beautiful and so is every aspect! Can't wait to come back!! Thank you Becci and Aaron!


  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a beautiful place!!! Had an excellent time with our family. Very relaxing and quiet. AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect retreat space!

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Missoula International Airport (MSO)

Other Setting & View:

- Mountain View

Other Local Attractions & Activities:

- Wildlife Viewing

Other Sports & Adventure Activities:

- Snowboarding & Skiing

- Snowmobiling

- Rock Climbing

- Cross Country Skiing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Hamilton, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$202 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$336.83

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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