Family Suite in the Lodge

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, toaster
Shower, hair dryer, towels, soap
Property grounds

Overview of Family Suite in the Lodge

Entire apartment

Family Suite in the Lodge

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Entire apartment

1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor Space
Keystone, SD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRushmore Cave12 min drive
  • Popular LocationNational Presidential Wax Museum14 min drive
  • Popular LocationRushmore Tramway Adventures14 min drive
  • AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)43 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Common area
    1 king bed
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Family Suite in the Lodge

Apartment in Hermosa with kitchenette and balcony
The cozy Family Suite is located on the upper level of the lodge. It has a private entrance with stairs, located on the North side of the building. Parking is available nearby on the West side of the building.

All cabins include free Wifi, a 32" Roku Smart TV, air conditioning, and heating.
The Family Suite is an open floor plan which sleeps up to 3 people. It has a king size bed and a single bed. Accommodations include a in-suite bath, single sink, and a walk in shower. A kitchenette with microwave, coffeemaker, dorm fridge, and a hot plate. (Basic cooking and kitchen utensils are provided.) There is a table and chairs for dining inside, located within the main suite area.

There is a three day minimum to reserve the Family Suite.

Minimum age requirement on the Family Suite is age 5.

We do not have guest laundry facilities. There are laundromats in Keystone and Hill City.

Unfortunately, due to many considerations, we do not allow pets / animals on the property. No exceptions. If a guest arrives for their reservation with an animal they will NOT be given a rental key NOR issued a refund. Thank you for understanding.

Please be aware that due to our location in a rural area cell service can be spotty. However, we have recently, (Spring 2022), upgraded to Starlink satellite internet.

Driving and Parking Info: The Ranch is located directly off of a well maintained and paved county road.  Our driveways are hard packed dirt and gravel.  We have limited parking near each of the cabins and suites. We have an additional parking area at the rear of the main lodge.  We have a large, well kept meadow beyond that for overflow parking of motorcycle trailers, side by sides, etc.  We ask that you please do not block the main driveways or the two car garage at the front of the property.  

Check in is at 4:00pm MST or later. Due to our small staff please do not arrive early. Late check in acceptable; please call us and it will be happily arranged.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this apartment offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with day beds and dining tables. Kitchenettes offer refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Richard McDonald



Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required
  • Parking on site


  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Day bed
  • Studio


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table


  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby

Safety features

  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Property does not allow children
  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Family Suite at Mcdonald Mountain Ranch Hermosa
Family Suite at Mcdonald Mountain Ranch Apartment
Family Suite at Mcdonald Mountain Ranch Apartment Hermosa

About this area


Located in Hermosa, this apartment is in a rural area. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Mount Rushmore National Memorial, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore. National Presidential Wax Museum and Rushmore Tramway Adventures are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Big Thunder Gold Mine - 11 min drive
  • Rushmore Cave - 12 min drive
  • National Presidential Wax Museum - 14 min drive
  • Rushmore Tramway Adventures - 14 min drive
  • Holy Terror Mini Golf - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 43 min drive


  • Powder House Lodge and Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • Boss' Pizza & Chicken - 12 min drive
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine - 11 min drive
  • Peggy's Place - 13 min drive
  • Red Garter Saloon - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Family Suite in the Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Family Suite in the Lodge?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Family Suite in the Lodge?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Family Suite in the Lodge located?

Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Custer State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Black Hills Playhouse and Center Lake. Legion Lake and Grace Coolidge Creek are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Brett M.

Liked: Cleanliness
Best Spot in the Black Hills!
Can't say enough good things about the McDonald Ranch! We stayed in the Family Suite which was very clean and came well equipped. Host are very gracious and the location can't be beat. Just a short drive to Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Windcave National Park to name a few. This was our 2nd stay and the McDonald Ranch and won't be our last. Brett & Windi Miller Monroe, NC
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Cris S.

Liked: Cleanliness
August in Keystone
Picturesque-Quiet-Clean absolutely beautiful. Richard and his family were so hospitable and welcoming. Everything we needed and more. Would love to stay here again!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was so quaint and adorable. Would highly recommend.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Christine C.

Liked: Cleanliness
McDonald Family Ranch—family suite
Nice room, comfortable bed, clean bathroom, beautiful location. Decorated attractively. Enjoyed early morning walks along the road as well as hikes in the area. Although there are dishes and pans for cooking on the hot plate, there is only a sink in the bathroom so washing up has to be done there. What we really missed was the ability to make ice for water bottles. We tried freezing plastic water bottles overnight but water didn’t freeze.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Ashley D., Winner, US

Liked: Cleanliness
Beautiful property
My family of 3 enjoyed this beautiful property. The only downfall was 90-100+ degree temperatures and the portable air conditioner that couldn't keep up. Thankfully, there was a box fan to use at night in the window. We also brought our own stand-up fan. Safe & comfortable environment, everything else worked wonderfully. Great price, great deal!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022