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Buffalo Rock Lodge

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24524 Playhouse Rd, Keystone, SD 57751-6654
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Keystone
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Keystone, Buffalo Rock Lodge is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, and Buffalo Rock Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Close to Keystone Cemetery (3.0 mi), a popular Keystone landmark, Buffalo Rock Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a , such as Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Buffalo Rock Lodge is sure to make your visit to Keystone one worth remembering.

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OmahaNETraveler_12 wrote a review Jul 2020
Omaha, Nebraska4 contributions2 helpful votes
My daughter & I stayed in the Annie Tallent room for several nights last week & weekend. It was spacious & comfortable. Breakfast each morning & dessert every evening were excellent! Breakfast & dessert were out on the deck, overlooking Mt. Rushmore. It was great getting to know the other guests and the proprietors (Marilyn, her son, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren). In the evenings, we would hear what everyone did that day and what their plans were for the next day. Marilyn was so sweet to give us maps and directions with the most scenic routes for each day's travels. The property is beautiful and so quiet. We saw deer feeding very nearby the deck one night as we sat outside. The weather was amazing; sunny and not too warm (with nearly no humidity) during the day, and cool in the evenings. We found lots of fun things to do, including sightseeing, hiking, Custer State Park, zip-lining, and the aerial adventure park. We spent so much time outside, soaking up the beautiful weather. On our drive home, we talked about the next time we will visit...we're ready to come back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: All of the rooms in the B&B are amazing!
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mm4evr99@gmail.com wrote a review Nov 2019
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It started snowing before we got there but the roads and directions were perfect. The house was great lodge stuff everywhere. Great history in the house and from the owner. She was great and food was amazing. We started in the Norbeck room King bed and Jacuzzi tub very nice and definitely recommend staying here close to all the sights and she will provide you with a map and directions to help map out your trip. Whenever I'm in this area again I will stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richard L wrote a review Oct 2019
Fredonia, New York17 contributions6 helpful votes
Buffalo Rock Lodge is a great location to stay when visiting Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, The Badlands, etc. Staying in this log house is a unique experience and Marilyn, the owner and hostess, has a wealth of information. She provides detailed maps and driving directions each day of your stay so that you know exactly what highlights of the area not to miss. Breakfast is served on the large patio or at a round table in the dining room. Marilyn enjoys sharing her knowledge of the area and information about her family's past.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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connoisseur2 wrote a review Sep 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Florida18 contributions15 helpful votes
The Buffalo Rock Lodge is probably the best bread and breakfast experience I have encountered anywhere. The lodge itself is very cool, constructed with huge exposed logs. It's a rustic yet solid and inviting structure. The beds are very comfortable and the cooked from scratch breakfast is superb. As if this isnt enough, the real pinnacle of the Buffalo Rock Lodge experience is the hostess-innkeeper-owner Marilyn. She offers unlimited advice and guidance on visiting Mt. Rushmore and the South Dakota environs, as well as just about any other topic you care to converse about. The positive energy connect with Marilyn allows for a truly outstanding experience!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: There are several rooms available in the lodge itself. Any of them would be an excellent choice.
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Sandra W wrote a review Sep 2019
Horseshoe Bay, Texas64 contributions11 helpful votes
I'll not repeat all the accolades from other reviews, but they are spot on. With Buffalo Rock Lodge you get so much more than just lodging and breakfast (which was incredible!). It is an experience in itself because of Marilyn Oakes. First of all, she is the granddaughter of C.C. Gideon (google him!) and has a deep, rich knowledge of everything South Dakota. Her stories are like living with the park ranger. Every morning when you sit down to her wonderful gourmet breakfast, you can pick her brain about everything you saw yesterday and what is ahead of you that day. Afterward, you "meet" at what she jokingly refers to the Command Table where she will give you her special directions (printed out, with a nice map, I might add) for a beautifully planned day, making sure you do the most scenic roads in the right direction at the perfect time of day. And, off you go! At night on the deck, looking up at Mt. Rushmore, you can share your experiences and get all sorts of insights from her vast "insider" experience. Your time in South Dakota will be so much richer than you could ever get anywhere else. We fell in love with South Dakota and Marilyn Oakes!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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$122 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Rock Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Buffalo Rock Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Iron Mountain Road (2.6 miles), Rushmore Tramway Adventures (3.2 miles), and Presidential Trail (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Buffalo Rock Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Buffalo Rock Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Buffalo Rock Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buffalo Rock Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grapes & Grinds, Powder House Lodge Restaurant, and Janes Boardwalk Pizza.
Are there any historical sites close to Buffalo Rock Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Holy Terror Mini Golf (3.3 miles).