Just down the road from Livingston, Montana, in the heart of Paradise Valley sits Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa. Nestled below majestic Emigrant Peak, Chico is a locals’ favorite as well as a world-class destination resort.
It’s hard to explain what makes Chico so special. Sure, the location is amazing — big craggy Absaroka peaks cut up the sky — and the historic inn is lovely, but there is something more than that. Something akin to a feeling or intuition. You have to go to experience this first hand.
Between soaking in hot springs, getting a massage or facial, enjoying fine dining, kicking up your heels in the bar, cross-country skiing and mushing sled dogs, you could spend weeks at the 110 year old inn and never get bored. Here’s how to make the most of your Chico getaway.
NOTE: My family ranch is about 30 miles from Chico Hot Springs. I use to go there as a kid, long before it was the resort it is now. But the hot springs is really something to enjoy. So, file it away in your travel file…if you are going to Yellowstone National Park, this is a worthy overnight stopping point!