The mineral content of the natural hot aquifer is said to be second only to Baden-Baden, Germany. The town motto is, “Limp in, leap out”. Permaculture enthusiasts have been building gardens, finding ideal conditions for year-round food production.
Midway between Spokane and Glacier Park, Missoula and Kalispell, the little town of Hot Springs, Montana is like a step back in time. Historically a mecca for “taking the cure”, this quirky spot is now home to about 500 residents: an eclectic mix of retirees, young seekers, ranchers, Native Americans, healers, artists, writers, musicians, and weary travelers come to soak in the world-class hot healing mineral water. Find out more about the water.
The Namchak Retreat Ranch, a major Buddhist center, has chosen this valley, close to the Ewam Garden of 1000 Buddhas in Arlee.
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is a spiritual site within the Flathead Indian Reservation. The monument portion of the site is 750 square feet in area and the surrounding garden is spread across 10 acres of land. It is free to the public and features a botanical garden and Buddhist center in the Nyingma tradition.
Geologists are drawn here to study. History buffs, photographers, birdwatchers, and junk-pickers are never bored. The National Bison Range is right around the corner, along the Flathead River, a great spot for fishing or a long lazy float trip.