My husband and I spent 3 nights here during our 3 week trip to S. Dakota and Wyoming. We wished we'd had another day so we could visit Deadwood and Dances With Wolves filming locations.
We were given a lovely room with a deck and a view of Mount Rushmore. We were told we'd see Mount Rushmore floodlit at night from our deck. This was somewhat exaggerated, as only a profile of 2 of the Presidents was visible at any time of day. However, the location was perfect in all other respects, with massive grounds and wild turkeys, deer and rattlesnakes on site. The 1880 train passes the bottom of the gardens several times a day and stops here once a week. (for certain Groups, not sure whom) There's a kind of BBQ/ornament to sit around at night in the grounds and this is permanently lit during the hours of darkness.
Breakfasts were splendid and taken in the huge conservatory upstairs. There are no facilities for dinner, but it's only 3 minutes by car into Keystone, where Ruby's was a superb place to eat. (Be sure to book) Meals at the Lodge, other than breakfast, are available for only private functions.
There was free wifi and automatic washing machine/tumble-dryer. The staff, especially Jordan Olsen were very helpful. He gave us his personal email address, as replies were non-existent to a couple of the messages I needed to send. (It took 3 months to acquire a room for the whole 3 nights, and he was particularly good in this respect.)
We would definitely recommend this unusual Lodging for anyone visiting the area. Hopefully, there'll be fridges in all the rooms next year. Fetching ice is a slight nuisance, especially at the price.
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- Also Known As:
- k Bar s Hotel Keystone
- k Bar s Motel