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The Lodge at Mount Rushmore

Your new partners in the Black Hills

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postedNovember 14, 2018

In 2017, NTA welcomed three new tour supplier members in the western part of South Dakota, two lodging properties and one attraction. Here is a look at each of these businesses:

Chapel in the Hills
Chapel in the Hills (Photo by Holly Hayes)

Chapel in the Hills
Rapid City
NTA contact: Craig Lewis

Nestled at the foot of the Black Hills on the western edge of Rapid City, Chapel in the Hills provides a quiet retreat for travelers. Groups can tour the elaborate wooden chapel, which was carefully crafted using the exact blueprint of Borgund Stavkirke, a famous church in Norway.

The Lodge at Mount Rushmore
NTA contact: Mark Arend

Located just off the main highway leading into Keystone, this property will debut the results of a major renovation next month. Travelers can enjoy the indoor pool, business center and fitness facilities, and each of the hotel’s 50 rooms includes pillowtop beds, free WiFi and more.

Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch
Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch (Photo by

Mount Rushmore Lodge at Palmer Gulch
Hill City
NTA contact: Mike Atkinson

What started as one man’s dream to bring an exclusive golf course to the Black Hills in the 1920s has become a high-end resort nearly 90 years later. Guests can choose from the spacious rooms in The Lodge or book a stay at one of the modern cabins. Deluxe RV sites also are available. 

Top photo: The Lodge at Mount Rushmore
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