Warm Springs Montana

Warm Springs

Named for the hot water springs nearby, the town is the home of the state mental facility. Native Americans and early settlers referred to Warm Springs as “the deer lodge”, because of the large rust-colored 40-foot-tall travertine mound that the springs flow from. A large number of deer have often seen grazing near the mound. The mound is now covered and protected and no bathing is allowed.

A small resort was built at Warm Springs in the 1860s. The property was later sold to two doctors who were partners in a contract to care for those residents of the Territory of Montana who were, back then, called insanely. The asylum opened in 1873. In 1912 the state purchased the mental institution and has continued to expand and renovate the property. All of the original buildings have been demolished as age took its toll on them.

Photo Gallery Butte Area

About Us

Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive information site for the state of Montana. We welcome public input and comments.


1627 W. Main #447
Bozeman, MT 59715

Contact Us

Created with love by New Times Media Corporation

We're New Times Media - a friendly and fun group of people. At New Times Media we love to share anything and everything we know about the great state of Montana, so we created this site to make learning about our state as easy as possible. Our site is free to use and has the simplest possible user interface.

Privacy policy:

We use Google Analytics for site usage analytics. Your IP address is saved on our web server, but it's not associated with any personally identifiable information. We want you to enjoy and benefit from our site without worrying about who is tracking you (OK, so Google might track you, but that’s not us!)

Terms of service: the legal stuff

By using our site you agree to our Terms of service. TLDR: You don't need an account to use our site. Our site is free of charge and you can use it as much as you want. You need an account if you wish to list your business or control your business information. You can't do illegal or shady things with a business listing on our site. We may block your access to your page(s), if we find out you're doing something bad. Share anything you see, but don’t use our stuff for your own use without permission from us. We’re not liable for your actions and we offer no warranty. We may revise our terms at any time.