Master Suite in the Lodge

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, toaster
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Master Suite in the Lodge

Entire apartment

Master Suite in the Lodge

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRushmore Cave13 min drive
  • Popular LocationNational Presidential Wax Museum14 min drive
  • Popular LocationRushmore Tramway Adventures14 min drive
  • AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)44 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
300 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
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.

Master Suite in the Lodge

Apartment in Hermosa with kitchen and patio
*More Photos To Come!*

Located on the first floor, this area is the original master bedroom of the McDonald Ranch Lodge. The Lodge was designed and built by Richard McDonald, the current owner. The suite has been slightly redesigned to become a lovely space for our guest’s enjoyment.

An entrance to the Master Suite has been added to the cozy, private deck.
It faces the front of the property, to the East, with views of the large meadow across the county road. A kitchenette has been added which includes a sink, dining and basic cooking utensils, coffeemaker, microwave, induction hot plate with cooking pans, and dorm size fridge.

This suite includes custom wood flooring, a vaulted ceiling with considerable windows, king size bed, and a propane fireplace. The in-suite bathroom includes a large jacuzzi bathtub with windows, sink with expansive counter space, toilet, and a spacious walk-in shower.

This suite is ideal for a couple, or as additional space to the adjacent Carriage House Cabin. The Carriage House Cabin is located a few steps away, to the South.
I.E. Dad, Mom, and a couple of little ones in the Carriage House with Grandma and Grandpa in the Master Suite.

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

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 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 patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

This Hermosa apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Property manager

Richard McDonald



Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


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


  • Dining table


  • Bedroom
  • Bedsheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Dining table


  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • 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
  • Wildlife walks nearby


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 300 square feet (28 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


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

Children are welcome

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
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

  • Legion Lake - 9 min drive
  • Rushmore Cave - 13 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) - 44 min drive


  • Powder House Lodge and Restaurant - 15 min drive
  • Boss' Pizza & Chicken - 13 min drive
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine - 12 min drive
  • Peggy's Place - 14 min drive
  • Red Garter Saloon - 13 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Master Suite in the Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

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

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

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

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Master Suite in the Lodge located?

Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is 2 mi (3.3 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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10/10 Excellent

Jose H., Aurora, Colorado

Feel One with Nature
Great lodge, beautiful rustic decor, very clean place and soft towels!(wife made sure I included the soft towels in this review). Quiet, serene area really made this location the perfect place for base to explore the Black Hills and everything it has to offer. We stayed in the Master Suite celebrating our anniversary. The jetted tub was perfect for end of the day relaxation to prepare for the next day’s adventure. Meeting Mr. Richard and listening to the history of the Ranch and surround areas made our experience that much better. Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt Rushmore, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, hiking, mountain biking just to name few ways and things to explore really made us feel one with nature! Helicopter tour is a must! Thank you Mr. Richard and staff for making our experience of the Black Hill and anniversary unforgettable!!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Deana G.

We were so happy with the accommodations and location.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jeff & Heidi S.

Anniversary Trip
Beautiful surroundings and very clean. We would come back!!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sharon R.

Hidden Gem at the McDonald Ranch
We stayed in the Master Suite in September 2022. Quiet surroundings nestled in the woods. Approximately 4-5 miles from Keystone but a beautiful drive. Super comforable bed and a large bathroom that seemed more like a spa with all the amenities provided. Even had unique lighting over the jacuzzi tub. Had wondeful chats with owner. The pictures reflect exactly what you will find. Very nice place. Would definitely book again.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


It was simply wonderful!!!
Anything we had questions on,they were answered right away. Richard the owner is just so nice and informative of the area.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2022