Spacious wilderness feel with local wildlife wandering the grounds
Clean, spacious rooms with Keurig coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges
Some rooms have private decks and hot tubs
Small fitness center with cardio machines
Event space and meeting facilities
Free breakfast buffet served in picturesque gazebo
Laundry room available for guests' use
Small on-site shop sells snacks and beverages
Free parking, and free Wi-Fi in common areas
Non-smoking property (a con for some)
No swimming pool, restaurant, or lounge
No Wi-Fi in guest rooms; ethernet cables only
The 96-room K Bar S Lodge is a family-friendly mid-range hotel in a secluded area of the Black Hills, surrounded by tall pines and spacious lawns that feel like a wildlife park. There's no on-site restaurant or bar, but the hotel serves a free daily hot breakfast in a picturesque pavilion surrounded by windows through which guests can watch local wildlife wander the grounds. Mount Rushmore, about a nine-minute drive from the hotel, can be seen from the lodge's three decks. Guest rooms are spacious and clean, with comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, and Keurig coffeemakers, though free Wi-Fi is limited to the common areas. A small fitness center, guest laundry, and shop with snacks and drinks round out the amenities. Travelers might also want to check out the Roosevelt Inn, which offers free Wi-Fi throughout.
A cozy ski lodge vibe with decks, a fire pit, and passing wildlife
The K Bar S Lodge has a mountain chalet
feel, both inside and out. The buildings suit the character of the surrounding
wilderness, the Black Hills, and the crags of Mount Rushmore in the distance.
Many guest rooms have private balconies from which to enjoy the view, and the
common areas feature large windows so guests can take in the mountain panorama
from nearly every vantage point.
The upscale rustic decor incorporates lots of
stone and pine as well Native American touches, including artifacts and artwork; the lobby has cathedral ceilings and wood beams, as well as a
large stone fireplace surrounded by couches for relaxing after a day of hiking
or skiing. Outside, there are three decks furnished with wrought iron benches, tables, and chairs from which guests can watch deer,
wild turkeys, and other wildlife wander the grounds. Kids and parents are likely to be charmed
by the railroad tracks at the back of the property and the old steam
locomotive that runs on them. For chilly nights, there is a gas fire pit
surrounded by comfortable seating.
caters mainly to tourists seeking to explore the area, including large groups, as well as business travelers and
wedding parties; the grounds and meeting rooms are excellent settings for a
special event or conference, and the staff offers complete wedding services. Overall, the
K Bar S Lodge combines a cozy lodge vibe and unbeatable views with a moderate
Near Keystone, but on secluded wilderness property with stunning mountain views
The K Bar S Lodge is close to the town of
Keystone, but feels secluded, being surrounded by several acres of
lawns, hiking trails, and tall pines.
The area’s major national parks, Mt. Washington, Custer, and Black Hills, are
all within a short drive, while Mount Rushmore is about a nine-minute drive from here and can be
seen from the lodge’s deck and some guest rooms. Rushmore Tramway Adventures and
the National Presidential Wax Museum are a three-minute drive from the hotel. Big Thunder
Gold Mine and Gutzon Borglum Historical Center are within a 15-minute
walk. Rapid City Regional Airport is a 35-minute drive away, while downtown
Rapid City can be reached in about 25 minutes.
Spacious and clean rooms with a Western vibe and stunning views
Rooms at the K Bar S Lodge are spacious and clean, with a bit of a rustic feel courtesy of Western prints on the walls and heavy wood furniture with wrought iron
hardware. Rooms feature warm earthy tones, with pale yellow walls paired with brown carpets and wooden furnishings, and accented by bright crimson bed runners atop white sheets. There are a variety of room sizes and
styles to choose from, with either two queen or one king bed, as well as an assortment
of views. Some
rooms have private decks, and others have double hot tubs. Deluxe rooms
have views of Mount Rushmore in the distance, and rooms facing the lodge’s lawns are
great for watching the local wildlife. Bathrooms are clean and modern, with
shower/tub combinations. Amenities include flat-screen TVs with cable channels,
Keurig coffeemakers, radio alarm clocks with digital music players, mini-fridges, and free
toiletries, but there is no in-room Wi-Fi, though the hotel can provide ethernet cables.
Free buffet breakfast, fire pit, fitness center, convenience store, and wedding services
The K Bar S Lodge offers a free buffet
breakfast daily, served in a rustic, glass-walled gazebo from which guests can
enjoy the scenery and passing wildlife. Although there is no restaurant or bar on-site, there is a small convenience store in the lobby stocked with snacks, soft drinks, ice cream, frozen dinners, boxed wine, and beer available for purchase, plus there is free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate on offer. There is an outdoor fire pit with
comfortable seating, and the lodge has three decks with tables, chairs, and
benches for enjoying the fresh air and view. The hotel also offers a small fitness center with cardio machines. Meeting and event facilities include a large banquet hall as well as an outdoor gazebo that is a lovely
setting for a wedding. Wedding and event planning services are available. Wi-Fi is free in common areas (plus ethernet cables are available for in-room Internet), and guests can use an on-site laundry room.