Ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Disappointed in stay

Posted Aug 22, 2014
The location and hotel seemed Idea however we found out that we could not use the water. They said that when they check the fire hydrants the water flushed lead and magnesium through all the pipes so we could not use the tub or sink, glad to check out and go to the next hotel so we could take baths
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from usa

Great! Close to Mount Rushmore!

Posted Aug 14, 2014
Only stayed a night but had a great time, for to use the jacuzzi & water slide. Unfortunately it had been raining most of the day so couldn't get on most things
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Wisconsin

Disappointed -Not worth the price

Posted Aug 11, 2014
Pros: Location to Mount Rushmore
Cons: Update the cabins to match the price charged. Put a better description on line that doesn't mislead someone to thinking this is a nice room.
Location: Mount Rushmore just 10 minute drive and close to Custer National Park.
I thought I had booked a room in the lodge based on the description and photos. I ended up with an outdated, not so clean "cabin". The sheets had hairs on them and the curtains did not close. I used safety pins since we were too far away from the main lodge to seek help. I realize it was a busy week with the Sturgis bike rally. However, this room was still overpriced for the cleanliness and condition and not what I booked. My family was very disappointed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Centreville, VA

Very nice hotel next to Mt. Rushmore...5 mins away

Posted Aug 10, 2014
Only one issue during the stay. The bathroom knob locked and was unable to get inside. Door handle ended up being replaced. Otherwise, the stay was much nicer than expected. Both service and staff were absolutely wonderful. A very pleasant surprise and comfortable stay. Even the bikers, during Sturgis 2014, were fascinating.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Monroe, WI

Beautilful lodge on a campgrounds

Posted Aug 9, 2014
Pros: So much to do !!! Pools were clean and warm, my kids said it was the best place we stayed the whole trip!!
Location: Centrally located between all the Rushmore area things to do!!
We stayed here for 3 nights it was perfectly , centrally located to Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, needles highway, coolidge mountain, bear country and Rushmore Cave. We had an awesome timing coming back to the lodge to relax from sightseeing. They had two pools, two hot tubs a water slide, jump pillow, huge water playground, mini golf, basketball, volleyball, pond with paddle boats and kayaks, and a 2.99 all you can eat pancake breakfast in a tent!! kids loved it!! We did not have time for the horse back riding but it is available right at the lodge and there are camp stores and shops where you can get pizza, ice cream and more late at night.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Georgia

Great place and we were just passing thru!

Posted Aug 9, 2014
We didn't get to enjoy all the free and fun things they had to there, but just from seeing them all it made me want to stay longer if I could have. The rooms were really nice. I loved the balcony. Breakfast was pretty typical for hotels, but good anyways. The location though I must say was the best part about this hotel. Right down the road from Mount Rushmore! I loved it! If we are ever back in this area I will most definitely book with them. The staff was also super nice and extra helpful providing us with maps for anything we wanted to see in the area!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 8, 2014
Pros: Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
Very nice stay. Enjoyed the shops, restaurant and gift store.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 24, 2014
Booked last minute and was very happy with the experience. The rooms were clean. The campground was very nice. Having the riding stable on grounds was a huge plus for us. Also the coffee, ice cream and wine shops on grounds were very nice as well. Kids loved the campground activities.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from small town southern il

not as expected

Posted Jul 9, 2014
Pros: lots of things to do
Cons: clean water cups in the room wi fi that works stop with hidden charges
I was preparing to take a shower when I started running the water. it was orange! I called the front desk to ask her why and she said it's a problem they have when they get a lot of rain and to run the water a while and it will clear up. It did not. who wants finish taking a shower and feel like they need to shower. I went 2 days without washing my hair. disgusting. we had to use bottled water to brush our teeth!! they had no plastic cups in the room for that either. also I had no idea when the website said for an additional 10 dollars you can utilize all of the entertainment going on at the lodge. I felt like it was an option. But the 10 dollars a day was automatically added to our bill. we didn't use any of it. I think that is unfair. we had an 8 day vacation and stayed at several inexpensive hotels. This was suppose to be our few days of luxury compared to the other places but that wasn't the case. I enjoyed cheaper lodging a lot better and at least could take a shower with clear water. Almost forgot...they told me it would take 1 to 2 hours to connect to the internet. It never did. they didn't tell me there are "hot spots" to connect. another hidden problem. there are lots to do there and the people were friendly but that's the best I can say about it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by lynn from Australia

Great family location.

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Fabulous location just minutes from Mt a Rushmore and about 15-20 mins to Crazy Horse. We stayed in the lodge and had a great room with a balcony overlooking the hills and down into the park area. This place is huge and has lots to keep everyone occupied in your group.