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“Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere”
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K Bar S Lodge
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Peaceful and relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We rolled in late at night, but the front desk staff was happy to greet us with a smile. They had a glitch with the internet so I can not say how that is, but the room was wonderful. Fresh, clean and the bed was comfortable and welcoming after a long day in the car. Breakfast buffet was perfect, plentiful with lots of room to sit and relax with a view of the grounds. From our room we could see George Washington profile from Mt Rushmore. Great retreat!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Kyle O, General Manager at K Bar S Lodge, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Hi HokeWeiss,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the deluxe continental breakfast. We put a lot of effort into making sure that the breakfast buffet includes something for everyone! We hope to see you again soon!
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We loved K Bar S facilities, location and especially the staff, they were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

We stayed for 4 nights, pricing was fair and used it as a homebase for the many adventures, sightseeing and hiking. It was central to the things we wanted to see and do and was off the beaten path of the downdown hotels/motels. Keystone was fun, the community is very helpful and met many wonderful people.

There is definitely a reason why they are ranked # 1.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed here for two nights (2 couples, 2 rooms) and couldn't have been more pleased. We got a reasonable rate on hotels.com, and had a wonderful view of Mount Rushmore. Granted, we had to use the zoom on my camera to see it very well, but I'll attach pictures to show. You could view it easily at night when the lights are on it, too. The breakfast was plentiful, and had different hot items each day. The grounds are extensive, and you are invited to their gazebo, or fire pit, or whatever. There are free washers and dryers for guests, as well, so that was a real plus for us. The morning we left, I took an early morning walk and was rewarded with a family of critters having a graze. Their babies were playing on the rocks and in the burrows. Room was comfortable and even had Keurig pots in the rooms. Excellent hotel, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Kyle O, General Manager at K Bar S Lodge, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Hello baghm,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love hearing about the adventures everyone has while staying at the lodge. The Yellow Bellied Marmots do provide great entertainment, while taking a relaxing walk along the property. We can't wait to see you again soon!
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We really loved the K Bar S. It is much larger than it looks on its website -there are many buildings. If you have made your reservation with an online wholesaler like hotels.com, you'll be given a room in the back. Call the property and get upgraded to a room with a view. W e had ours changed to a room with a deck and a view ($20) and it was worth every penny.We had tired children and a breathtaking lightning storm. It was great to sit on our deck and in the room and watch the lights and colors play over George Washington.
They offer a huge hot and cold breakfast in the dining hall. The beds were comfy. We all agreed we should have stayed longer here.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kyle O, General Manager at K Bar S Lodge, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Hello pwells7000,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay! It's great to hear that we were able to upgrade you to one of our deck rooms! The view really is fantastic! See you next time!
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Westminster, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This hotel is in the woods a short distance from the center of the town of Keystone. It is in a very pretty setting. The room was nice, but we had some trouble with our heater which got fixed. The breakfast was included and was great. The breakfast is served in a pretty gazebo room. It was a buffet and had more healthy options than the usual hotel breakfast buffets. They had blueberries and soy milk for my cereal. The staff were very nice and helpful. There is no pool. There was a jacuzzi in our room.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed for three nights in mid June and had a lovely room with a balcony and a profile view of Mt Rushmore. The staff were very helpful, the room very comfortable and the peace welcome. The only downside was there is no restaurant. We would stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank LindyLou854
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Jordan O, Front Office Manager at K Bar S Lodge, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Hello LindyLou854!


We appreciate you taking the time to review the Lodge. I will gladly pass on the compliments to the staff! You're absolutely right about it being peaceful at the K bar S. We enjoy being surrounded by the national forest, yet only being 1/4 mile from Keystone, SD. Although we don't have a restaurant on site, our front desk staff will gladly recommend local restaurants (we even have their menus at the front desk). Thank you so much for the kind review! We hope to see you again. Take care.
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We loved the K Bar S Lodge. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. We had booked a room with a view of Rushmore that turned out to be just off the lobby and an outdoor porch that promised to be noisy. When we complained we were up graded (at no additional cost) to another building and another room with a view. How's that for ACCOMMODATING? The Lodge hosts many Road Scholar programs and a group was there when we were -- interesting people to chat with and a really great breakfast to share.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jordan O, Front Office Manager at K Bar S Lodge, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Greetings retirees2011!


The K bar S staff and I would like to thank you for all the compliments. We truly try our best to accommodate all requests. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the K bar S and in the Black Hills. Hope to see you again!
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Property: K Bar S Lodge
Address: 434 Old Hill City Rd, Keystone, SD 57751-2027
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Keystone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — K Bar S Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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