Quinn’s Hot Springs, Montana

Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort has been around since 1885 and has served guests faithfully since that time.

The springs were named for Irish immigrant, Martin Quinn, a miner and explorer in the area. He and his noble English bride, Fannie, and her daughter settled into the area and led an “American safari” luxury lifestyle.

The springs have been used for generations for their healing properties and Quinn saw the value of this and became known as “Dr. Quinn.” With his wife’s gracious hospitality, Martin opened the resort and welcomed visitors seeking healing for rheumatism, intestinal ailments, and detoxification from mine poison, alcohol, and tobacco.

Today visitors come for the stunning beauty of the land, the calming, soothing waters of the springs, and the gorgeous lodging and fine dining at the springs.

Quinn’s Hot Springs Facilities

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Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort provides guests and day visitors alike with many splendid recreational opportunities.

The relaxing, high-end rustic feeling of the entire resort invites guests to feel welcome, wanted, and cozy in any season, making the resort a fantastic choice for any occasion, from a wedding to a family vacation or a couples getaway.

The hot spring pools themselves may be accessed by guests or by use day pass use by non-overnight guests. Currently, the resort is taking reservations for visitors between 9 am and 2 pm or 1 to 6 pm.

Reservations must be made online. Overnight adult guests may access the pools between 7 and 8 am or 10 to 11 pm for special hours, along with the standard hours for all ages between 8 am to 10 pm.

There are seven distinct pools at the resort, with different age restrictions and properties. Pool #1 is an adults’ only pool any time of the day. Pool #2 is an ice pool for those 14 and up. Pool #3 is a hot spring pool for ages 14 and up.

Pool #5 is for ages 5 and up. Pool #6 is a salt-treated all-ages pool. Pool #7, the largest pool, is a salt-treated pool for toilet-trained swimmers ages 3 and up. Clothing is required for all pools.

Five of the seven pools are 100% natural flow spring pools, ranging from 100 to 106 degrees. The other two pools are salt-treated and rest between 90 and 100 degrees.

The pools contain natural minerals or the salt-treatments only (meaning no chemical use ever). The natural minerals found in the pools include calcium, fluoride, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfate, and silica.

The resort offers two dining establishments, the Tavern where adults may enjoy fine dining, live entertainment, pool tables, and more, and the Harwood House Restaurant where all ages may enjoy delicious selections such as seafood, salads, prime rib, burgers, and pasta dishes. Both establishments offer a variety of wines, beers, and cocktails.

Lodging at the resort includes any of the luxurious lodge rooms or cabins with riverside views of the Clark Fork River, or views of the Rocky Mountains surrounding the region. Cabins sleep anywhere from two to five guests, with added fees for extra guests. Pets are welcome for a small cleaning fee.

Nearby, many activities abound for both indoor and outdoor lovers, including a casino, hiking, dining, horseback riding, karaoke, live entertainment, nature photography, rafting trips, sightseeing, swimming, canoeing, fly fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and shopping.

Quinn’s Hot Springs Stats

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Quinn’s Hot Spring may be one of the liveliest hot spring resorts in Montana thanks to the many amenities and facilities the resort offers.

From event hosting to relaxed cabin stays, day passes for the pools, two excellent restaurants, and cozy lodges, the resort truly has it all.

  • Hot springs pools: 89-106°F
  • Ice pool also available at 55°F
  • Season: Open year-round
  • Price: Rates start at $189 per night for 2 people in the Glacier Lodge
  • Day use swim session price: $18 per person (5-hour pass)
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  • Nearest Town: Paradise, MT

Getting To Quinn’s Hot Springs

Though Quinn’s Hot Springs is a bit off the beaten path, there are many ways to reach the resort from surrounding cities.

Coming from Missoula, which is about 1.25 hours away, you’ll want to hop on I-90 W. Take the interstate for about 9 miles. When you reach Exit 96 for MT-200 W/US-93 N/U.S. Hwy 93 N toward Kalispell, take the exit, and merge onto the highway.

Follow MT-200 for 27 miles until the route splits from US-93. Make a left to remain on MT-200 W. Follow MT-200 for another 31 miles until you come to MT-135 E.

Turn left on MT-35 and follow until you come to Quinn’s Canyon Rd. Turn left, follow 2 miles, until you see the resort on the righthand side of the road.

From Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, approximately 2 hours away, you’ll want to take I-90 E for approximately 92 miles. When you come to Exit 33, take MT-135 toward St Regis, turning left to enter the highway.

Follow MT-135 for 20 miles until you come to Quinn’s Canyon Road. You’ll see the resort on the right.

As with all mountainous regions, before you make your way to Quinn’s Hot Springs, we highly recommend calling ahead to ensure the roads are clear and ready for access.

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