Bed and Breakfast Buffalo Rock Lodge (B&B)
24524 North Playhouse Road, Keystone, SD 57751, United States of America – Show map
Marilyn is very interested in the history of the area, and she is always ready to answer questions or tell some stories of the early days. Before his passing in 2014, Art loved the flora and fauna of the area, and was fond of introducing guests to perspectives and points of interest not otherwise on the normal tourist “to-do list”. Marilyn’s grandfather, C.C. Gideon, came to the Black Hills of South Dakota in 1918 to act as general contractor for the construction of the State Game Lodge. Subsequently, he and his wife Elma stayed on to manage the Lodge for the next 27 years. During that time C.C. was deeply involved in the opening up of the area by laying out roads such as the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road, and designing buildings, including the Artist Studio at Mt. Rushmore and the Coolidge Inn in Custer State Park.
Buffalo Rock Lodge was built in 1998 by Art and Marilyn Oakes and opened for business in 1999. Marilyn continues to operate the bed and breakfast and cabins with the help of her family and seasonal work campers.
We are located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, just 4 miles from Mount Rushmore, only 2 miles from the entrance to Custer State Park, and within an hour drive of every major attraction within the hills. We are one half mile off the Norbeck Scenic Byway, and only four miles from the entrance to the Needles Highway. Rapid City, the major airport hub is 45 minutes away, and Badlands National Park is only 45 minutes past that.
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What's nearby *
Rush Mountain Adventure Park3 miles
Mount Rushmore4 miles
Crazy Horse Monument12 miles
Black Hills National Forest12.3 miles
John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute16.6 miles
Dinosaur Park17.2 miles
Journey Museum18.2 miles
Rushmore Mall19.5 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Powder House Restaurant Restaurant7.5 miles
Closest Airports *
Rapid City Regional Airport21 miles
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Most popular facilities
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
Pets are not allowed.
- Pool table
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & Security
- Smoke alarms
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children over 8 are welcome.
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There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 8 and up are allowed)
Buffalo Rock Lodge (B&B) accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Please inform Buffalo Rock Lodge (B&B) of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.