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Powder House Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Powder House Lodge for 2 nights over the weekend and it's a very nice, little cabin for the money. Very clean. We stayed in one of the stand-alone cabins with 2 queens. It has everything you'd need-hair dryer, mini-fridge, front porch with a swing and reasonably comfy beds. The grounds are pretty and the way the...

1Thank Jen C
Sand Lake, New York
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This place needs a major cleaning & repair. I walked across the carpet in new white socks. Big mistake, the carpet was actually squishy. The soles and bottom of my feet were black. They will not come clean. (see pic) If I walked in mud they would be cleaner. Every piece of furniture in room was broken. Beds uncomfortable &...

Thank khcharbonn
Pitman, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stayed 1 night in an end room in one of the fourplexes. Appealing rustic property set among the trees. Our building/room was fairly close to the road, but noise was not a factor. Room was smaller, but cozy, and had everything one could need, and very clean. We had an issue on arrival with an unusual odor, and the manager...

Thank HeartyBoy22
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a full week in a private cabin. It was clean and safe. Lots of fresh towels and amenities. Restaurant had the best food around! Bed was comfortable. Coffee maker and mini fridge available. Very close to Mt. Rushmore and all activities. Owners accommodated when we had to leave early. Really great place!!!

2Thank 75NorthernGirl
Andover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We love this place! The restaurant has the best food in the area. The owners are so nice and the staff is very accommodating to your likes and favorites. They remember who likes coffee, orange juice, wheat toast etc. You walk in and feel like you are being pampered. Great way to start the day!

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Brecksville, Ohio
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Based on reviews and photos we were very disappointed. Properly looked cute but our cabin was very worn and in need of major updating. We were assigned a cabin that was attached to others and on the main road..noisy. Bed and amenities were cheap and uncomfortable. Had we not prepaid for two nights, we would not have stuck out the...

Thank BGC-1219
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at the powder house lodge in keystone s.d. several times and have never been disappointed.. We usually stay in honeymoon cabin and it sits on top of hill overlooking pool.beautiful scenery.friendly workers.u have to visit.love it.

1Thank Kelly M
Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Driving through the base of Mt Rushmore, we were dismayed at the ticky tacky clutch of restaurants, souvenir stores, and motels. We were thrilled to find this establishment was a mile out of town, on its own, in a more rustic, lovely setting. Deer came by for breakfast. Restaurant on property was superb, with venison and other game choices on...

1Thank Dave P
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We just loved this place! We stayed in Cabin 56' which was roomy and clean. The atmosphere of the whole place is rustic, but all amenities were available. Dog walking was great. There was highway noise but unnoticeable in the evening and at night. The major criticisms are that the lighting in the bathroom area is poor...just not enough light....

Thank alc46
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Cabin appeal with all necessary amenities. The bathroom was a tad small, but quite adequate for what we needed. There was a nice lighted vanity area outside of the bathroom to use if necessary. Bed was very comfortable and the area is very quiet. The morning was a little chillier than we anticipated, however the wall heating unit made the...

Thank Randi A

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Powder House Lodge

Address: 24125 Highway 16a, PO Box 714, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
Region: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Price Range: £67 - £182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Powder House Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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“We enjoyed the block of 4 unit cabins vs the motel. Was close to restaurant but not affected by its hubbub.”
CaliforniaDaveP, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We loved our cabin, which was a stand alone cabin #56.”
alc46, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would think any room/cabin off the main road may be quieter.”
randia93, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon cabin is amazing, but usually booked.”
kingofsling, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a private cabin, it's so nice!”
937janisd, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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