I found this property through TripAdvisor. True to form, it didn't disappoint. The owners Tammy and Cine were not only helpful but very friendly. It's a property that is well-cared for. I didn't even realize that the light outside our room was out until the next day when Cine was coming through with their maintenance crew to point it out as she had noticed.
The room was very quiet and comfortable. We were not facing the street, and it was very quiet. They have a lovely deck with a grill, chairs, and a fire pit. The fire pit even has a flashlight tucked away next to the on switch so you can see what you're doing. We sat out there and eventually was joined by a young man who asked to join us and then sat and played his ukelele (yes, I did say that) quietly. It was very soothing, actually.
The rooms were newly carpeted and they have flat-panel screen TVs with satellite (not a deal breaker by any means for me but some people want to know this stuff).
The lobby is very comfortable to hang out in and visit, especially after breakfast. There were eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cereals, etc. When I mentioned that I don't do gluten, Cine pulled out a bag of GF bread from the freezer. Very nice touch (I'm used to getting by - as long as they have some proteins, which they did).
This is a place that is literally tucked into the side of a hill of slate and is a gem of a find. We will definitely stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Battle Creek Lodge is a quaint Lodge located just minutes away from Mt Rushmore, in the beautiful and Historic Keystone South Dakota. Just blocks away from the Keystone "strip"' Battle Creek provides you the benefit of being within walking distance to all of the local attractions, restaurants, and bars- without the noise and chaos to keep you awake at night. A gas fire pit to enjoy on the cool evenings and a Breakfast that will jump start your vacation though the hills are just a few of the things Battle Creek has to offer. Owned and operated by locals, you are sure to get an insiders guide on what to see and do during your stay, by people who REALLY care about your vacation and are committed to making your time in the Black Hills enjoyable and memorable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Battle Creek Hotel Keystone