Two Girls, Two Days, Too Much Fun 7

A Trip to Fairmont Hot Springs

Suzan and I are old friends who take great delight in meeting up at various times throughout the year for a girls trip adventure. We especially enjoy the road trips we take exploring Western Montana. So, when I received an invite from Fairmont Hot Springs Resort to preview their facility for two nights, naturally I called Suzan to accompany me.


We met on a very cold February morning at Missoula’s Fresh Market for some coffee and road trip treats and to finalize our plans for the journey. Our exploration agenda centered around the Hot Springs by night, and by (day)light, we explored the surrounding area including Anaconda, the nearest town. Like a scavenger hunt from childhood, our list included seeking out relaxation, pampering, good food, history, and, of course, a dose or two of Montana’s nature.


Stay & Soak

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

I-90 Exit 211, Fairmont, 406.797.3241

ATV-ing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, playing tennis, and soaking in hot springs! Get ready for adventure and rejuvenation. The hotel and RV park are open year-round, and Whispering Willows Spa awaits to pamper you with essential oils, reflexology, and hot stone massages.



Club Moderne

801 E. Park Ave., Anaconda, 406.563.0333

Built in 1937 and resurrected from fire devastation in 2016, Club Moderne was once chosen as “America’s Favorite Historic Bar.” Take a seat, take a sip.


Let the Show Begin

Washoe Theater

305 Main St., Anaconda, 406.563.6161

Sitting on the national register of historic places, the Washoe Theater is the place where we learned that the Smithsonian named the Washoe a “national treasure” due to the lavish interior of deep crimson upholstery and gold embellished detail. Enjoy the show!


Shopping Spree

Black Dog Antiques

1200 E. Park Ave., Anaconda, 626.238.2369

Black Dog Antiques avails 10,000 square feet to more than 30 dealers offering a creative mix of memorabilia worth salivating over: vintage, antiques, collectibles, home decor, and that perfectly unique gift to take back home.