Montana / Saco

Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs & Resort

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About the Park

The History Beginning in the late 1920s and known as the American Legion Health Resort, this project represents the cohesive effort of many communities of Phillips County. Its history is colorful success and joy mingled with setbacks and despair. Originally, a wildcat oil rigger was testing the area for oil. At 3,100 feet, he struck a gushing well of hot water, which flowed with 500 pounds per square inch. Drilling was abandoned, and the well was allowed to flow for several years. During these years, when bathtubs were not as plentiful as now, cowboys in the area made us of the hot water for a “Saturday night bath.” Then, a strange set of circumstances began to develop. Elbert Davison, a Saco rancher, had a son stricken with polio. He conceived the idea of building a wooden tub around the hot mineral water and bringing his boy down to soak in hot water. The results were so beneficial that soon many people were making use of it, and a larger pool was made of wooden railroad ties. ... view more

Spot Amenities
  • Fire Pit
  • 30-Amp
  • Pull-through
  • 50-Amp
  • Picnic Table
  • Electricity
  • Water Hook-up
  • Sewer Hook-up
  • 20-Amp
  • Back-in
Park Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bath House
  • Showers
  • Pool
Park Activities
  • Swimming
  • Horseshoes
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Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs & Resort

Lodging Policies -While each park attempts to accommodate your exact spot request, the on-site manager has the ultimate decision for spot placement. Arrival Times -4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Credit Card Security -Your credit card information is stored and processed securely. Click here for more information about credit card security. SLEEPING BUFFALO HOT SPRINGS RESERVATION POLICY GUIDELINES GUARANTEE YOUR RESERVATION: -Every guest reservation is both important and special to us. Your reservation is a contract with us so please understand our Policy. We welcome your reservation when your plans are firm. To guarantee your reservation, a deposit equal to at least your first night will be charged to your credit card at the time you make your reservation. The balance of your stay will be charged by us after the cancellation cut-off date using the card on file. -For groups or special events reserving ALL cabins/suites/icehouses, the total stay is DUE at the time of booking. Extend ... view more

Cancellation Policy

-Spot2Nite convenience fees are non-refundable. Campground/Cabin/Suite/Icehouse Cancellation Policy: NEED TO CANCEL? The Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs is a smaller resort in a remote setting. Consequently, cancellations affect us significantly. If you need to cancel your reservation, please call 406-527-3320 before the deadlines listed below. RV & TENT SITES: 72 hours cancellation notice is required. Notify Sleeping Buffalo three days before your scheduled arrival. CABINS/SUITES/ICEHOUSES: 30 days cancellation notice required; a $25 Cancellation Fee will be charged CABINS/SUITES/ICEHOUSES RESERVATIONS made after these deadlines require nonrefundable deposits. Cancellations made after deadlines will result in the forfeiture of all deposits. All accommodation fees are due and payable for nights booked within the 30-day stay window. CABINS/SUITES/ICEHOUSES HOLIDAYS, REUNIONS, SEASONAL (Including Hunting/Ice Fishing Season) Cancellations during the Holiday periods and Spec ... view more