My husband and I have ridden our motorcycle to the Black Hills several times and stayed at various places. We stumbled across Battle Creek Lodge several years ago and haven't stayed anywhere else. The location is within walking distance to our favorite shops and restaurants in town. The lodge is small, intimate is probably a better word, with comfortable beds and rooms that are kept so clean you could eat off the floor. Nice breakfast to start the day, and sweet firepit to sit around at the end. But what really makes the lodge such a jewel are the hosts, Tammy and Cine. These 2 wonderful women go beyond being excellent hosts that are knowledgeable of the area and can answer any question. They open their hearts and welcome you as friends. When arriving at the lodge for one of our trips, we can't wait to greet them, and absolutely hate to leave. We have stayed at many hotels around the country, both grand and small, and have never experienced this level of hospitality and genuine warmth. Their goal is to have you leave as friends, and they succeed with style! Even their housekeepers are fantastic ladies! If you're looking for a grand hotel with tons of bells and whistles, the lodge is not for you. If you're looking for a relaxing, intimate, home away from home, where you can truly unwind, there is nothing that can compare. After a stay with Tammy and Cine, you simply won't consider staying anywhere else. Treat yourself and give them a try...and don't forget to meet and greet Peanut!
This is our second attempt at writing a review so hopefully it posts - darned smart phones!
Ed and Lisa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Battle Creek Lodge is a quaint Lodge located just minutes away from Mt Rushmore, in the beautiful and Historic Keystone South Dakota. Just blocks away from the Keystone "strip"' Battle Creek provides you the benefit of being within walking distance to all of the local attractions, restaurants, and bars- without the noise and chaos to keep you awake at night. A gas fire pit to enjoy on the cool evenings and a Breakfast that will jump start your vacation though the hills are just a few of the things Battle Creek has to offer. Owned and operated by locals, you are sure to get an insiders guide on what to see and do during your stay, by people who REALLY care about your vacation and are committed to making your time in the Black Hills enjoyable and memorable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Battle Creek Hotel Keystone