The Lodge

Conveniently located in the quaint town of Keystone South Dakota, and only 2.5 miles from the world-famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Battle Creek Lodge is a perfect vacation destination.
Providing easy access – and short drives to many State and National Parks including Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, The Badlands, and  Devil’s Tower. Crazy Horse Monument, Spearfish Canyon, and Deadwood are also a few more of the incredible things that are in our backyard.
Battle Creek is also just a short walk to Keystone’s main street or historic district where you will find all of it’s local shopping, dining or entertainment.

Rooms & Accommodations

Double Queen Room

This room has 2 queen size beds, a standard bathroom with a bathtub/shower, flat-screen TV, coffee pot, blow dryer, and a small area to hang your clothing.

4 Guests Max

Single Queen Room

This room has a queen-size bed, a standard bathroom with a bathtub/shower, flat-screen TV, coffee pot, blow dryer, and a small area to hang your clothing.

2 Guests Max

Single King Room

This room has a king-size bed, a standard bathroom with a bathtub/shower, flat-screen TV, coffee pot, blow dryer, and a small area to hang your clothing.

2 Guests Max

Single King Deluxe Room

This room has a king-size bed, a small table and chairs, a small kitchen prep area, a coffee pot, a microwave, a standard bathroom with a bathtub/shower, a blow dryer,  a flat-screen TV, and a small area to hang your clothing. This room is located near a small sitting area on the deck.

2 Guests Max

Due to storage constraints, we do not offer roll-away beds or cots. We do have extra bedding available if requested in advance. Fire codes restrict the number of people per room to no more than 4 for double rooms and no more than 4 for single rooms.

We are always trying to better meet the needs of our guests, so please don’t hesitate to call us if you don’t see something you need. We may have it or might be able to make it happen.


Standard Room Amenities: All of our rooms have a standard bathroom with a bathtub/shower, flat-screen TVs, coffee pots, and blow dryers, along with a small area to hang your clothing.

Parking: Parking is limited to 2 vehicle(s).  Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only.  Parking on the road is not permitted.  Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Outdoor Sitting Areas: We feel lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and we try to share as much of that world with you as we can. We have many sitting areas located around the lodge and the property for our guests to use. We encourage you to use these areas and to walk around and take in the beauty that surrounds you.

For-Purchase Amenities:  In addition to these standard amenities, we have several options available such as In-Room Breakfast Entrées (that you can reheat or eat when ready), To-Go Lunches for your outings, Family Activity Ideas and Packages, To-Go Charcuterie Boards, various Wine & Beer selections and Locally-Made Gifts and Souvenirs.




To-Go Charcuterie Boards

Wine & Beer Selections

Locally-Made Gifts & Souveniers

Relax & Unwind by the Fire…

Nothing is more beautiful than nighttime in the Black Hills, EXCEPT enjoying a fire at nighttime in the Black Hills!  Sitting on the side deck of the lodge, the fire pit is a perfect place to wind down after an event-filled day.

Return home from the lighting ceremony at Mount Rushmore and help the kids make s’mores or enjoy a glass of wine, one of our delicious charcuterie boards and some good conversation around the fire.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Lodge

We offer you and your family affordable rates and the warmest hospitality in all of the Black Hills with 10 standard rooms that provide clean and comfortable lodging. It is never too early to plan your next vacation. Call us at 1.800.670.7914 to book your stay today!

The history in the area is rich…

…and that certainly doesn’t end with the building.  Formerly the community Fire Hall, The original “Battle Creek Lodge” building served as the town fire hall, community center, and youth center prior to the devastating flood of 1972.  After the Flood in 1972, major reconstruction was required, and the City of Keystone sold the property and what was remaining of the building.

In 1973, a family with a deep history and deep connection to the Keystone community purchased the property and started it on the road to becoming  Battle Creek Lodge on what it has become today.  Tammy and Cine Hunsaker took over the operation in 2010.  They both take great pride in staying true to the rich history of the community.  Look for more information on the history of Battle Creek when you visit the lodge or on your next visit to the Keystone Museum.

Photo from the Flood of 1972 in Keystone, SD.