Named for the area's natural mineral waters, the quirky town of Hot Springs is located on the western edge of the Flathead Indian Reservation in a remote area among many lakes, streams and rivers, not to mention four different hot springs and plunges: Alameda, Symes, Big Medicine, Wild Horse and Rose’s Plunge. The Pend d'Oreille Indians knew of the healing waters of the hot springs—and called them "Big Medicine.”
Hot Springs boasts a big arts community, with painters, potters, jewelry makers and other craftspeople drawn to the town’s eclectic vibes.
Time stands still at the eccentric Historic Symes Hot Springs Hotel, which has been in operation since 1928. One of the last remaining grand resort hotels, this beloved icon contains vintage furnishings and Spanish style architecture.
Hot Springs is located about 30 miles/minutes from Flathead Lake and is somewhat isolated with limited services, but it does boast a county-owned public-use airport. The full-service town of Polson, at the southern end of Flathead Lake, is about 45 miles/minutes away. Thompson Falls is 46 miles/51 minutes away and St. Ignatius is 46 miles/48 minutes away. The full-service town of Missoula is 76 miles, 75 minutes from Hot Springs.
Hot Springs offers a hotel, a motel, vacation homes and an RV park.
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