Soakin' Up Tango - Montana Hot Spring and Tango Weekend

March 6-8, 2020

Hot Springs, MT

Combat the end-of-winter doldrums with hot water and friendly tango at Symes Hot Springs Hotel in Hot Springs, MT. A little over an hour north of Missoula, the Symes Hotel is a truly unique Montana experience—a bit quirky, a lot funky, with some tchotchke and rustic countryside mixed in. When you’re not warming up to tango with our regional djs, teachers and dancers, you’ll relax and connect under the stars in multiple, mineral hot springs pools.

Festival Passes

Given that attendees also need to purchase lodging, Soakin’ Up Tango Weekend Passes are only $75 and a Day Pass (good for all events on Saturday only) is just $40.

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The first 20 Full Festival Registrations will go into a raffle to receive a free Festival Pass! 
Full Festival Pass - $75 Add to Cart
Saturday Day Pass - $40 Add to Cart

 

Schedule

Friday, March 6

 

Symes Hotel

8-10:30pm

Milonga

Event hall

10:30-midnight

Soak & social (snacks provided, BYOB)

Sun room

     

Saturday, March 7

   

8-10:30am

Brunch ($10 optional buffet*)

Event hall

10:30-noon

Soak

 

12-1:30pm

Class

Event hall

2-4pm

Afternoon Milonga

Event hall

4-7:30pm

Soak, dinner on your own

 

7:30-10:30pm

Grand Milonga

Event hall

10:30-midnight

Soak & social (snacks provided, BYOB)

Sun room

     

Sunday, March 8

   

8-10:30am

Brunch ($10 optional buffet*)

Event hall

10:30-11:30am

Class

Sun room

11:30-1pm

Soak

 

1-3pm

Afternoon Milonga

Event hall

Afterwards

Soak

 

 

*The Symes weekend buffet is served in the Event Hall each weekend and is $10 (not included in your festival pass). It includes breakfast items such as sausages, bacon, eggs, waffles with toppings, toast, bagels and cream cheese, pasteries, coffee and juice etc. 

 

Where to Stay

The Symes Hot Springs Hotel offers accommodations for as low as $60/night for rooms in the main hotel, up to $150/night for cabins and apartments with kitchens that sleep multiple people. All rooms, cabins and apartments are quaint and different. Most of the rooms at the Symes Hotel are dog friendly (with a small extra charge). Symes Room list and Registration phone numbers.

 

 

 

There are other smaller hotels, such as Alameda’s or Still Waters, within walking distance that offer more expensive lodging with mineral springs water in the rooms, but do not have outdoor hot springs pools. Those staying at other hotels can purchase day passes to soak at Symes.

 

Overall, whether you prefer a private room or want the comradery of shared lodging with your tango friends, there are options for you at Symes or elsewhere in the small town of Hot Springs. We do recommend making your reservations well in advance of Soakin’ Up Tango to ensure you get the accommodations of your choice (other non-tango guests will also be staying at all hotels in Hot Springs).

 

Eating Out and Eating In

The Symes Hotel has a restaurant that serves meals all day. The Camas Organic Market includes a café in back that serves delicious original home-cooked fare and has various gluten-free options. Fergie’s Pub serves a variety of bar food. Renting a cabin or apartment at Symes also ensures that you can cook your own meals, if desired. While you can buy some groceries at either Buck's Grocery Store or the Camas Organic Market, if you are planning to cook your own food, you should bring ingredients with you. Kitchens at Symes provide basic dinnerware, but sometimes lack specialized pieces for cooking, baking etc. Consider bringing your favorite cooking pot, pan or utensils to ensure you have what you need.

 

What to Bring

In addition to your tango shoes, tango attire, and other personal effects, you will definitely want to pack the following items:

 

·Flip flops, crocs or sandals

·Slippers

·Beach towel (smaller towels are complimentary if you stay at Symes)

·Bathrobe (assorted robes are provided if you stay at Symes, but you should bring your own if you have one you like)

·Water bottle (an absolute must for staying hydrated when soaking and dancing; filtered water is provided in the Symes lobby, but individual bottles of water are not)

 

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