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The Mountain Hot Tub Difference


Mountain Hot Tub has been the best choice in Bozeman for over 40 years. Established in 1979 by Tom Walker and Scott Smith, MHT started out installing redwood hot tubs, building them one at a time. The company now is one of the most successful of its kind in the country. Recognized by Aqua Magazine as one of the Top 100 pool and spa dealers several times over, MHT was inducted into the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame in 2005.


Mountain Hot Tub Awards

  • 1995 Dealer of the Year
  • 2002 Scott Smith Superior Customer Satisfaction named after co-founder
  • 7 times Aqua 100 Award (Aqua Magazine (top 100 Pool and Spa dealers in America) Aqua Magazine Hall of Fame Dealer (fewer than 70 Pool and Spa dealers)
  • 5 times Territory Dealer of the Year
  • Superior Customer Service Awards
  • Professional Marketing awards
  • 2016 Star Ratings USA Dealer of the Year
  • 2016 Star Ratings USA MVP Hall of Fame Inductee

The Right Company

Choosing the right company to buy your hot tub from is as important as choosing the right brand of hot tub. We want to share with you some of the things that we feel make Mountain Hot Tub the best choice.


We are #1. Nobody in Montana has more experience in the hot tub business as Mountain Hot Tub. Our staff has an average of over 8 years experience, many of whom have over 10 years, and some have over 20 years of making their living in the hot tub world.

Established in 1979, founders Tom Walker and Scott Smith started out building the original redwood hot tubs. The company has grown into one of the top dealers not only in Montana, but we are recognized throughout the country as one of the best retailers specializing in hot tubs.

Integrity and commitment

When co-founder Scott Smith passed away in 2001, Hot Spring Spas created the Scott Smith Superior Customer Satisfaction Award. We continue to hold up the high standards that earned that credit, doing the right thing for our customers and keeping to our word.

We support our community in many ways, including our support of Montana Special Olympics. Every year we provide a hot tub for the brave folks that raise money for them and then jump in the icy water during their annual Polar Plunge event.

Care for our environment

By having a trained staff with the best products available for water care, we ensure that hot tubbers are getting the longest possible life of the water in their spa with the least amount of chemicals. Using Silk Balance or the new Freshwater Salt System can extend the water life even longer. These products are only available at the very best hot tub dealers in the country.

Our company uses recycling for our packaging and paper products and we strive to operate with as little paper as possible, for example using electronic payment methods and email as much as we can, which our customers like for ease and convenience.

We have also updated our service fleet with more fuel efficient vehicles that can carry more product on board, requiring fewer trips to do the job right.

The spas that we carry are the most energy efficient brands on the market today and are all certified to comply with the California Energy Commission standards.

Our History

  • Established as a corporation in 1979 in Bozeman. We’ve had the same phone number ever since.
  • Moved into the previous location on West Main Street in Bozeman in 1989.
  • Opened our Butte location in 1989.
  • Opened our Helena location in 1993.
  • Opened our five thousand square foot Service Center and Warehouse in Bozeman in 2003.
  • Moved our Showroom, Service Center, and Warehouse all under one roof at our current location on Huffine Street in Bozeman in 2019.

We strive everyday to exceed our customer expectations and provide the best hot tub ownership experience. We know everyone says they are the best and, at the risk of bragging, here are some results of our dedication and industry professionalism:

Hot Spring Awards and Honors

Consumers Digest Best Buy
Hot Spring Spas is the only hot tub manufacturer to have one of its hot tubs named a Best Buy each of the seven times Consumers Digest has rated spas, most recently the Aria® spa (1986, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2011)


awward2ISO Certified
The Highlife™ collection is certified by Lloyd’s Register to be in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, the highest international standard for design and manufacturing excellence


award3SpaSearch Certification
For providing a superior ownership experience, Hot Spring has earned the SpaSearch Certification every year since the award’s inception in 2005.

Recognition in Energy Savings

  • ENVY Award for energy efficient hot tub design (2008). Awarded by INDESIGN Institute for Innovative Design (a research and development institute near Munich, Germany).
  • All Hot Spring Spas are certified to the California Energy Commission (CEC)

fyp-winner-100x96The State of California Flex Your Power award was given to the Hot Spring Manufacturing facility for leadership in energy-efficient manufacturing operations (2008).

Special Olympics Plunge

For several years now, MHT has helped Montana Special Olympics with their annual Polar Plunge events in Bozeman and Helena. We provide a hot tub full of hot water for the brave but cold fundraisers that jump in the frozen lakes to raise money for this very special organization. Here are links to some of these events:

The BEST hot tub service, sales, and solutions in Bozeman, Big Sky, Butte, Helena, and surrounding areas.

Montana’s highest volume spa dealer.