Solar panels on the roof of the historic Borden's Hotel

Borden's features free high speed WiFi thanks to TeleSystem Services and Dish TV. We even utilize solar panels to power our building.


Diagram showing Whitehall's central location between Butte, Helena, Bozeman, and Dillon.

Whitehall is conveniently located in a central position between the Montana cities of Butte, Dillon, Helena, and Bozeman.


The laundry room at the historic Borden's Hotel

From our onsite laundry room to the cafe located right downstairs, you can't find a more perfect place to stay.

About Us

Borden's Then

Newlyweds Lot and Hilda Borden arrived in Whitehall early in 1900, and for the next seventy years, their business contributed to the local economy. At first, Lot ran a saloon and Hilda a cafe. The Bordens built the east portion of the present building in 1913 as a billiard hall, saloon, and second-floor dance hall. Its eye-catching canted corner recalls the days when Whitehall, situated along both the old highway and the Northern Pacific Railroad, was a hub for tourists. Railroad workers — who proved loyal patrons over the next fifty years — persuaded the Bordens to convert the dance hall to hotel rooms in 1916. The Bordens soon expanded, adding a one-story lobby and restaurant to the west in 1919. During Prohibition, the saloon became a commercial storefront housing the Golden Rule, the telephone exchange, and other enterprises. Upon Lot’s death in 1922, Hilda ran both the hotel and restaurant. In 1929, she commissioned Bozeman architect Fred Willson to design the attached Craftsman style residence. With the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Hilda obtained the town’s first beer license and the Modern Hotel became the Borden Hotel. Business was so brisk that in 1941, Fred Willson designed a second-story addition, adding nine hotel rooms. The crisp stepped parapet, similar to the older one adjacent, architecturally melds the older and newer portions. Although tourism declined after the construction of Interstate 90 in 1961, Hilda continued in business until her death at 91 in 1971. 

Borden's Now

 Jefferson Local Development Corporation purchased the Hotel in 2010 and immediately replaced the leaking roof and secured the building. The full scale renovations began in May 2014 and completed in January 2015.

Borden's now features 9 loft-style apartments upstairs, two of which are short term vacation rentals, various businesses on the main floor, and a large conference room to host meetings and events.   

Contact Us

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Borden's Hotel

103 W. Legion St. | P.O. Box 1079, Whitehall, MT 59759, US

(406) 287-3282

Office Hours


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm





We are closed from 12 noon to 1pm every day.