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Powder House Lodge

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of Powder House Lodge

VIP Access

Powder House Lodge

3.5 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
24125 Hwy 16A, Keystone, SD, 57751

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGutzon Borglum Historical Center3 min drive
  • Popular LocationBig Thunder Gold Mine3 min drive
  • Popular LocationPresidents Park5 min drive
  • AirportRapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional)32 min drive
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Room options

About this area


Located in Keystone, Powder House Lodge is in the mountains. Holy Terror Mini Golf and Horse Thief Lake are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills National Forest. National Presidential Wax Museum and Rushmore Tramway Adventures are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking, rock climbing, and ziplining.

What's nearby

  • Gutzon Borglum Historical Center - 3 min drive
  • Big Thunder Gold Mine - 3 min drive
  • National Presidential Wax Museum - 4 min drive
  • Holy Terror Mini Golf - 4 min drive
  • Presidents Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 32 min drive


  • Barlee's Food And Drink - 3 min drive
  • Peggy's Place - 4 min drive
  • Big Time Pizza - 4 min drive
  • Grapes & Grinds - 4 min drive
  • Eno's Pizza - 4 min drive

About this property

Powder House Lodge

3.5-star lodge in the mountains
Consider a stay at Powder House Lodge and take advantage of game and wildlife viewing, a grocery/convenience store, and a terrace. Active travelers can enjoy hiking/biking at this lodge. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as shopping on site and a firepit.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), an electric car charging station, and smoke-free premises
  • Free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the dining options
Room features
All 40 individually furnished rooms include thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop mattresses, and down comforters
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Decks/patios, mini fridges, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: USD 10 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Firepit
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Lever door handles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 8 and May 14.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 90 lbs per pet)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool with adult supervision

Property is also known as

Powder House Lodge Keystone
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Powder House Hotel Keystone
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Powder House Lodge Lodge Keystone

Frequently asked questions

Does Powder House Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–10:00 PM. The pool is closed seasonally each year from October 8 to May 14.

Is Powder House Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, this lodge allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 90 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 15 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Powder House Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Powder House Lodge?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Powder House Lodge?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Powder House Lodge located?

Situated in the mountains, this lodge is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Gutzon Borglum Historical Center and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Big Thunder Gold Mine and National Presidential Wax Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Powder House Lodge and receive a full refund?

Yes, Powder House Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Powder House Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent

Valerie C

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unique place to stay. Cabin very nice except for the kids jumping up and down all night long in the room above ours. Great restaurant on site. Would definitely recommend
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Room was comfortable and the food at the restaurant is amazing. The staff are great.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Everything was awesome. Evry member of the was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend staying here. The restaurant is the best in the area.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I would highly recommend this property. Our room was very comfortable and the restaurant’s food was excellent.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location
Nothing fancy, but is in a great location for Mount Rushmore and is priced well. Restaurant was convenient and pretty good as well.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The Powder House Restaurant located on the site was good. We would stay again.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022