The Black Hills are alive with the sound of wildlife! From bison and bighorn sheep to bucks, ducks, and woodchucks, it’s hard to imagine any trip to the Blacks Hills without paying homage to the many different types of animals you may encounter on your journey.
It goes without saying that nearly anywhere you visit has its own unique ecosystem of wildlife, but the Black Hills region is especially unique. Here are some of the wildlife species you may encounter on your next trip to the Black Hills:
The most wonderful time of the year is nearly here, and no, we aren’t talking about the time of year when we get to welcome visitors from all reaches of the globe to Powder House Lodge and Powder House Restaurant (we wish it was here as much as you do, though)! As our friends, family, and loved ones come together to celebrate all of the reasons why we’re thankful for one another, as well as celebrate the forthcoming New Year, there is much fun to be had all throughout the Black Hills. From festive train rides to cozy cruises through the powdery landscape of the Black Hills at its wintery peak, more memories and kindred moments await you to share with one another this holiday season. Here's our list of best winter activities in the Black Hills this holiday season.
While Powder House Lodge and Powder House Restaurant close our doors for the season during the year’s chillier months, there’s a treasure trove of fun to be had in the Black Hills throughout late fall and winter. From skiing adventures to snowshoeing, there’s no limit to the excitement you’ll find waiting for you throughout the often snowy Black Hills from November through March. Not sure what to do? Keep reading this blog to get up-to-speed on the Black Hills’ best winter activities.
As Powder House Lodge’s 2021 season slowly draws to a close over the next month, we’re already gearing up for another amazing season in 2022. Whether you’re planning your first trip in a couple of years or simply itching to return to the beautiful Black Hills, there’s no better time than now to get a leg up on your 2022 vacation planning.
It’s no question that the Black Hills are full of many exciting adventures and attractions just waiting to be had. Now that the weather is warming up, places are starting to open for business! See some of our favorite places we are excited to visit this summer:
When life gets boring, climb! From bouldering to true rock climbing, the Black Hills offer more rocks to climb than you could ever imagine, which is all the more reason to start planning a Black Hills vacation for you and your family and friends. Once you’re ready to start planning your getaway, Powder House Lodge will offer you an amazing place to stay and delicious food that you’ll never forget at our restaurant, but once you walk out the door to take on your big adventure, the Black Hills are your oyster!
For many of us in the Black Hills, we’ve been climbing since the moment we could walk, but for many the idea of going rock climbing can be quite daunting and can even be quite scary to think about, but why let your fears hold you back from doing something you’ll never forget? To help give you a boost of confidence, we’re here to share our sage advice on why you absolutely need to add a climbing adventure to your Black Hills vacation itinerary this Summer.
While the Black Hills are known for their bountiful attractions, delicious cuisine and incredible sights, many often miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to completely immerse themselves in the beautiful nature that surrounds them. Whether you’re a power-walking guru or a seasoned hiking expert, you’re certain to find trails that’ll blow your mind all throughout the Black Hills ranging from extremely easy to very difficult. Fortunately for you, a stay at the Powder House Lodge will bring you just steps away from some of the Black Hills’ most famed trails!
While choosing the right hike for you out of the abounding list of trails in the area may be difficult, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of some of our favorite hikes near Powder House Lodge in the Hill City/Keystone/Rapid City area!