see + do
Norris , Montana
Tel: 406 685 3303
Concierge.com's insider take:
It's called Water of the Gods for a reason. Located near the historical mining community of Norris, the hot springs heaven may be the only place where you can simultaneously eat, drink, and float in the hot water. From the pool, view wildlife, including bald eagles, antelope, and sandhill cranes, with the dramatic backdrop of the jagged Tobacco Root Mountains. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, local bands provide a soundtrack to float to from the insulated domed poolside stage with bluegrass and soul. Visitors order food with their soak at an outdoor takeout window. The menu is eclectic pub fare, offering everything from burritos to toasted polenta triangles topped with roasted vegetables. Alcohol like organic wines and local brews Madison River Seasonal and Cold Smoke Scotch Style Ale are available poolside as well (designated drivers get a free pass for their next soak). Changing shacks are unheated and locker-free, so be sure to leave valuables at home—and change quickly, before you freeze.— Isabel Sterne
Open Wednesdays through Fridays 4 to 10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays noon to 10 pm.