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

Bedrooms 9
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). There is a heliport with a heated pad as well as a 1600-square-foot hanger and a seven-car garage with outside parking for 30+ cars. 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.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Why Property Manager chose Bitterroot Valley

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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Hamilton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • 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 ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • 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 privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sleeping Child Hot Springs- 1st Time Available To The Public!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews

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 !

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Wonderful! Couldn't have enjoyed it more!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Everyone enjoyed it all!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Beautiful private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing night in this beautiful home! It was so relaxing and this spacious escape is incredible with so much to do. From soaking in the hot tubs and pool, playing shuffle board and billiards to sitting by the outside fire we had a great time! Thanks Becci so much for the easy booking and check in...we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Sleeping Child Hot Springs and will not be our last. Great communication with caretakers before arrival.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I have traveled around the world and stayed at high-end resorts in over 20 countries. I know no place that I have felt more relaxed and refreshed. If you are looking for a vacation that doesn't make you feel like you need a vacation when you return, then look no further, this place is for you. Private, exclusive, scenic, and though somewhat pricey, you certainly get what you pay for and more.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing clean beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Becci was there with anything and everything I needed. She was fantastic. The property allows for an amazing private relaxing get away. Everyone that came to my husband 50th said they loved being there. Even people who grew up around the area was impressed. Thanks again becci. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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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

Hamilton Lodge Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 7.0%

Year Round:
- Year round standard rental rate: $375/person/night (4 person minimum), inquire on group discount rates.
- XMas,New years, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, add 25%
- Full service with onsite caterer $500/person/night ($2000/day Min)
- Weekly minimum rate $10,500
- 2 week + rates 10% discount
- Weddings or gatherings $10,000 for weekend use 10AM-10PM +$500 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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