As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, we all recognize that fall is upon us. The pool is closed and the swing set sits idle as the kids are back in school as they continue their studies. With this change we all realize that our season is winding down here at the Powder House Lodge and Restaurant as well. This year, our final day of operations will be Saturday October 10, 2015.
You may have ‘herd’ that the Annual Buffalo Roundup is this week, September 24, 25 and 26, 2015 in Custer State Park. This yearly event is an amazing way to round out your South Dakota summer. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the 1,300 plus herd across the sweeping vistas of Custer State Park.
With summer vacation coming to a close and many students back in school, Labor Day weekend serves for most as the last hurrah of summer, acting as a small buffer between the first few days of school and the rest of the academic year.
As the Rally quickly approaches, a feeling of excitement fills the hearts of many in the area similar to the excitement felt by children on Christmas Eve. The anticipation of the annual gathering conjures memories of concerts attended, epic rides and good times with old friends from years past. For many, the Sturgis rally is much like a family reunion, a family of upwards of 1 million members.
It’s time to get your motor running and head out on the highway! The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is here! Enjoy these warm summer days on your bike and extend your ride from a little jaunt to a tour de Black Hills. There are many routes winding through the hills and prairies of western South Dakota, each showcasing a special aspect of South Dakota’s beauty. As you plan and gear up for the Sturgis Rally, keep these rides in mind for your South Dakota road adventure.
Each year, thousands of people from across the country and all over the world visit the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore. The Fourth of July marks one of the busiest times of the year for the area as well as the Shrine of Democracy. Many people are attracted to the monument during this holiday because of the history it represents, as well as its own personal story.
When it comes to pairing food and wine, some may feel intimidated by the task. But food and wine pairings can be simple and fun! After all, everyone enjoys a good meal! The Powder House Lodge offers an extensive wine menu, and even features selections from some of our local wineries. Our wines are hand selected to compliment our diverse menu. While there are some guidelines to food and wine pairing, we think the best wine you can drink with a meal is a wine you actually enjoy drinking. We’re sure you’ll find something on our extensive list that will suit your palette and compliment one of our many delicious dishes.
Did you know that the Powder House Lodge serves buffalo? We feature quality, regionally-raised buffalo steaks, burgers, stew, and even have some in our popular game kabobs. We occasionally feature a buffalo prime rib as well. If you like beef, you’re going to love buffalo.
We’d like to think there is no better way to spend a sunny South Dakota summer day than in the beautiful Black Hills. It’s not hard to enjoy the ride when driving through the curving roads and sweeping vistas.
This month travel through history with the 1880 Train with a ride on the Mother’s Day Express. Mothers and their guests can enjoy a bubbly beverage, a savory snacks and a sweet desert while they wind their way through the hills on the historic steam engine train.
When planning your trip to South Dakota visit to Mount Rushmore is on the list of things to do. There is so much more to do at the Memorial than just look at it. Depending on your time frame, you can easily spend a few hours at the memorial. There is so much to see, do and learn. There are events from sun up to sundown and something for the whole family to enjoy.
One of the great things about visiting the Black Hills is that fun activities are never in short supply. Best of all, you don’t have to break the bank to have a great time. There are plenty or free and low cost attractions to keep you and your family entertained, educated and some even offer a little exercise. From scenic Spearfish Canyon in the Northern Hills, to Mount Rushmore in the Central Hills and everywhere in between, the Black Hills and Badlands has a little something for everyone. Keep these attractions in mind during your stay in South Dakota.
Each year millions of people travel to South Dakota to experience the beauty and history of the Black Hills region, and after recently being named one of the top places to visit in 2015, this year will be no exception!
With iconic landmarks such as Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial and numerous State and National Parks, the Black Hills are a popular destination when it comes to vacations and summer travel, but don’t overlook this beautiful area for fun and exciting adventures during the colder months of the year.
The Black Hills of South Dakota are home to wide range of activities and attractions that offer year-round access allowing locals and visitors alike to get out and experience the beauty that this area has to offer all year long.
With the changing of the leaves and the cooler air making its way through the hills, it’s safe to say that autumn has officially settled upon our region. Fall is a beautiful time in the Black Hills and it is also an exciting time filled with plenty of festive and spooktacular activities for all to enjoy!
Every September thousands of visitors stampede their way to the southern Black Hills to catch a glimpse of an event as wild and authentic as the West itself during the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. This year marks the 49th anniversary of this exciting event and it is sure to be a wild and fun event-filled weekend throughout the Black Hills.
September is a beautiful time of year to visit the Black Hills. Mild temperatures make many popular outdoor activities more enjoyable and after Labor Day this area becomes much less crowded than peak vacation months leaving more room to explore and enjoy the amusements and activities that abound in this region, including some of the local festivities that take place like the annual “Holy Terror Days” celebration in Keystone, SD!
As summer begins to peak here in the Black Hills, the distant rumble of motorcycles has already begun to carry through the air. The 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is quickly approaching and the scenic roads and communities throughout the Black Hills are beginning to see the rapid influx of riders that descend upon this area every year for this event.