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Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa

At a Glance


  • chef can't be beat
  • setting encourages closeness to nature


  • all guest rooms are not equal
  • the least expensive rooms share a bath

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Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Review

The Chico Warm Springs Hotel opened in 1900, drawing famous folks such as painter Charlie Russell (1864–1926) to the 96°F–103°F hot-spring pools. The hotel is surrounded by two large outdoor soaking pools, a convention center, and upscale cottages that open to views of 10,920-foot Emigrant Peak and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness beyond. The dining room ($$$–$$$$) is considered among the region's best for quality of food, presentation, and service. Look for Gorgonzola filet mignon, duck Grand Marnier, rosemary-and-hazelnut-encrusted rack of lamb, and barbecued bison short-rib ravioli with sweet corn cream sauce.

    Hotel Details

  • 82 rooms, 4 suites, 16 cottages
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-09-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    No Night Window Privacy in North 40 Cabins

    We arrived on Valentine's Day to stay in a North 40 cabin. Beautiful cabin, well appointed, but to our dismay- the window coverings did not provide any privacy. Curtains on the picture window in front of the bed were too narrow, leaving a 5 " gap that anyone outside could look through. Pull down treatments on the other windows (8 total, except the bathroom) might provide shade during the day, but at night they are sheer enough to allow anyone to see right into the room from the outside. The cabins overlook one another, with sidewalks and roads passing in front, and/or along the side the windows. This lack of privacy was unacceptable to us. The maintenance man who came to check out our complaint agreed the windows were see-through. We left without staying the night and received a full refund for our room. The value and room rating is "poor" due to lack of privacy. And although we didn't sleep in the room, the mattress was spongy with no support. For the $240.75 per night cabin rate, it's unthinkable the room has no window privacy. Before you book a North 40 Cabin at Chico, check to see if they have fixed this privacy problem!

    by AnnSnow, 2/17/13

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