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Powder House Lodge
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Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Cozy Cabins”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I spent a night at Powder House Lodge and found it to be a convenient and relaxing place to stay. The cabins are very comfortable and clean. Our porch had a swing along with two chairs. Inside, there were two beds, a kitchen table and chairs, TV, tub and shower, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker. (I think it had a microwave and mini fridge too, but not certain). It has an outdoor pool which looked like it was well maintained. We were very impressed with the food. We had supper and breakfast there. Both were excellent and reasonably priced. They also have a bar with an outside sitting area. It's only about a ten minute drive to Mount Rushmore from there. No heavy traffic either. Staying here was better than staying in a hotel. It just seemed "homey". Your Rushmore parking pass is good for a year. So we went that night and saw it lit up, then checked out the following morning and spent the day at the park. The staff is very friendly and personable. They also told us of other places of interest in the area. (Pigtail Drive) I would HIGHLY recommend Powder House to anyone planning on visiting the Mount Rushmore and Keystone areas.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salem, New York
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed in 2 different cabins and both were very nice. Clean and comfortable with nice sitting areas on the porch. Very dog friendly and they have laundry facilities. Staff was very helpful and accommodating for a last minute additional nite. We ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and both were good. Liked the convenience of eating on site.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Great cabins. Very clean. Dog friendly which was great for us. The restaurant on site had great breakfast and dinner. Having the restaurant there made it nice to go back to after a long day sightseeing. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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Garrison, North Dakota
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We booked the honey moon cabin with the hot tub. It has a nice deck on the side with a swing. The hot tub was clean and ready to go.They held our room for late check-in with no problems. It was cleaner than our stay 2 years ago. Loved it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant was wonderful, friendly staff and owner. Will definitly eat there again.
We rented duplex cabins, my sis and her hubby in #43 and we were in 42. Great view, comfortable. All employees and staff excellent. Very pet friendly as we each have a cocker spaniel.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Was there 05/10/2013 to 05/14/2013 Had a great time. Nice and quiet. lots of deer in the area.Have been to the Powder House Lodge many times and always a nice time.It's about a mile away on US 16A which makes it nice. (away from town). The restaurant has very good food also!
If your going to stay in Keystone The Powder House Lodge is the only place to stay!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed in the "hotel" part of this lodge as all the individual cabins are for four persons or more. Room was very clean and everything was in great shape if not recently renovated. However, the microwave had a short in it and the beds were a little bit too soft for us. Still, it was a real bargain at $77/night with our AAA discount. Hotel is right there on the edge of town. When asked, the town locals all seem to recommend the Powder House Restaurant for dinner (right there on their property). They have quite a diverse menu to include wild game, i.e. buffalo & goose, which they are known for. Ice can be picked up by the bag for free at the check-in building. Would stay here again. Sept.2012

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Powder House Lodge
Address: 24125 Highway 16a, PO Box 714, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Keystone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Powder House Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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