Nestled between the rugged Crazy and Absaroka mountain ranges on the banks of the Yellowstone River in southwestern Montana, the former railroad town of Livingston, founded in , has lost none of its quintessential Old West ambience. But today its population of 7, includes a disproportionate number of artists and writers in addition to ranchers. Halfway between Livingston and Yellowstone National Park lie the Chico Hot Springs , established in and known for their healing waters. Before the Gold Rush, Native American tribes such as the Crow, Flathead and Blackfeet frequented the pools, and later the area became a bathing spot, with two wooden tubs, for gold miners. These days, Chico — owned by husband and wife Colin and Seabring Davis — also has various lodging options: Guests can stay in a restored railroad caboose or one of eight luxury cabins on the hill, or camp in a Conestoga wagon.