We rented Teddy's Chalet for our recent trip to Mount Rushmore. We chose the chalet to have our own little private home to stay in, and for the hot tub. The chalet is located just down the street from the White House Resort, and is offered as part of the hotel. We were given the option to use the hotel pool and hot tub as part of our stay in the chalet.
We arrived at about 3pm on Saturday to a very busy city. Fortunately, the chalet has off-street parking. Let's start with the positives. Everything was neat and clean and had all of the amenities a hotel room would have. There is a full kitchen, bunk beds, sleeper sofas (2), and a queen bed in its own separate room. The chalet is centrally located, which makes it easy to walk around Keystone, keeping your vehicle parked. (which is a necessity in the quaint little town!)
When we arrived, we went out to check on the hot tub. It was empty. We began filling the tub while we went out to eat lunch. When we returned, the tub was empty. We made 3 phone calls to the front desk asking for a maintenance man to come fix it because it was a highlight of booking this particular chalet vs. a regular hotel room. The maintenance man finally got the tub fixed by 9pm, leaving no time for the water to warm up and to be able to enjoy it. The upstairs part of the chalet is occupied by a person who runs the gift shop. We never saw her, but there was a cup full of cigarette butts on the table on the back porch. No clue if they were hers, but you would think they would get thrown away as part of the cleaning process. We have an 11 year old son who was planning to sleep on the top bunk of the bunk beds, but it was too wobbly, so he opted for the couch instead. It is probably better suited for younger kids. The queen bed in the separate room is fairly lumpy. If you plan to sleep in, don't choose this room! There are no curtains, and the sun shines very brightly through the blinds in the morning. Additionally, the one bathroom in the chalet is very small. Considering it was built a long time ago, bathrooms were quite small back then.
Overall, our stay was fine because we didn't have exceptionally high expectations. We were gone most of the weekend anyway, so it made for a good central location for us to return to. The off-street parking really makes it worth it. This house is pet friendly and does have a fenced in area.
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- Also Known As:
- Mt. Rushmore`s White House Hotel Keystone
- Mt Rushmores White Hotel
- Mt Rushmores White Keystone