Stayed here again this past June - 4th year straight. I have searched high and low for nice accomodations in the Hills and the Powderhouse always wins. There are some seriously scary places to stay in the area.
Why do we come back? Location is central - 5 minutes to Keystone, 10 minutes to Reptile Gardens/Bear Country, 10 to Mount Rushmore, 30 to Custer State Park, 50 minutes to Lead/Deadwood. On site restaurant is awesome - perfect for morning breakfast or a chill dinner after a long day. Pool is clean and warm. The cabins are rustic but extremely clean. The staff here actually cares - from the front desk to housekeeping and the servers in the restaurant. Last trip I called about stopping down to the front office for extra pillows. They insisted to bring them to us which I figured would take forever. Five minutes later the golf cart shows up with our pillows...even at the best hotels and resorts this is not always the norm.
Every year they have made improvements. New asphalt drive to the upper cabins, new water system that greatly improved water quality (and the pool), new carpet in the cabins. I jokingly requested new linoleum in the kitchenette/bath area for next year and they actually responded and informed me that they had it in the plans...nice. So many places in the Hills have zero pride and are in disrepair.
The deluxe family cabin is where we always stay. Perfect setup with a loft for the kids and a seperate bedroom downstairs. Free wi-fi.
This is NOT the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons but it is clean, friendly, and service-oriented. The deluxe family cabins are very nice - nothing fancy (can't speak to the motel or other cabins as I have not stayed there). If you are looking for granite countertops and a steam shower you might want to avoid visiting the area or rent from VRBO. The resort and cabins are a perfect change of pace from the five star hotels with the marble floors with 50 foot entrance lobbies with fake italian fountains...nicely coupled with the valet parking that carries a $22/day parking fee and hidden $25/day "Resort Fees". Good break from the usual. I love it.
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- Powder House Hotel Keystone