Some like it hot. At Bozeman Hot Springs, you can get it hot, warm and cool — all in the same location. Owned by Jehovah’s Witnesses (thus closed from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday), Bozeman Hot Springs is an ornate collection of nine pools.
The semi-primitive facility was renovated after a 2008 fire and further improvements were made to the exterior and locker rooms in 2015. What was once a simple place to soak today is a first-class spa and fitness center with day care and a party room.
Three new “earth, wind and fire’ outdoor pools were added to an existing pool. They range from 88 to 96 degrees and are surrounded by a 15,000-square-foot patio. Five indoor pools start as low as 69 degrees and cap at 106.
The business began as a bathhouse at Mathews Hot Springs in 1890. From there, it grew into a “plunge” with bathhouses and a two-story hotel under the name of Ferris Hot Springs.