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.
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!
History: 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 19 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 - takes great pride in staying true to our history and our 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: www.keystonehistory.com
Your hosts: We’re Tammy and Cine. Cine was raised in Keystone with her 12 siblings -- most of whom still live in the area today. Tammy grew up across the border in Wyoming, but always felt the Black Hills were her home. They returned to Keystone in summers while Tammy was in Graduate School and relocated back to the area permanently when they took over Battle Creek Lodge in 2010. Hospitality runs deep in both of their family’s and the love for people and the area is sure to enhance your Black Hills Adventure.