History

Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs was discovered in 1922, when a man exploring for oil encountered a tremendous flow of hot mineral water at 3200 feet. Legend has it that cowboys made use of the hot water for their Saturday night baths. The hot springs name was in honor of a particular rock resembling a buffalo which signifies the staff of life for several Native American tribes including the Chippewa, Cree, Assinboine and Sioux.

Resort Information

Relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in natural hot mineral water at Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs. There are two indoor pools currently open for your pleasure. The hot pool 8' X 26' is about 106 degrees and the swimming pool is 50' X 60' and about 90 degrees. The indoor pools are open year-round. The water comes from a hot well that is about 3,200 feet deep. The temperature is 106 degrees and flows at 750 GPM with 495 PSI. This water contains many beneficial minerals essential for the human body.

The water is naturally red in color from the iron oxide. We like to think of it as "RUST-IC." We are a "RUST-IC" resort with up-to-date amenities.


Besides the natural hot mineral pools, there are four brand new hotel rooms with satellite television, microwave ovens, mini fridges and a screened patio. Also available are cabins with kitchens and several more vintage hotel rooms. All rooms have satellite television, and access to the hot pools are included in the room rate.

There is a cafe onsite and a gift shop. All facilities are available for large functions. Banquet rooms are available.

Murph's Landing is a pub next door to the resort, with always something fun going on. Its website is: http://murphslanding.blogspot.com/

Contact Information

Phone number:
406-527-3370

Email:
mthotspring@gmail.com

Directions:
Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs is located 17 miles east of Malta and 10 miles west of Saco along Highway 2. Turn north at the Sleeping Buffalo Rock Monument, and go one mile north. The resort is on the East side of the road.