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!
You’ll say ‘pinot yeah!’ on your next Black Hills vacation when you visit any one of the area’s acclaimed wineries! Whether you’re on a girl’s trip, honeymoon, or family vacay, you’ll find delectable wine pouring out of every town you visit – from Hill City to Deadwood to Sturgis, and every town in between. No matter your interest in fine wine, you’re certain to find the perfect locally handcrafted wine to satiate your taste buds and create unforgettable vino-fueled memories. Who needs Napa Valley when you could go to the Black Hills and stay in the heart of wine country at Powder House Lodge?!
To help you find the right winery to fit your taste, we’ve put together a quick guide to the area’s wineries for you to use on your next trip to the Black Hills.
Whether you’re a connoisseur of fine craft IPAs, Stouts or Ales, or simply just want to enjoy a cold glass of beer, the Black Hills present ample opportunities to take in the best of the best with its diverse selection of breweries. Fortunately for you, when you stay at the Powder House Lodge, you’re in the heart of all of the brewing excitement – just minutes away from all of the local favorites. Check out this guide to learn more about all of the area’s best breweries!
One of the most common remarks we hear from our guests is how beautiful the area is and how drastically it can change from one area to the next. While the Powder House Lodge &Restaurant is located in the heart of the Black Hills, we’re less than an hour away from the expansive and rolling plains of Custer and only an hour or so from the desolate beauty of the Badlands. We love hiking and biking as much as anyone else, but sometimes nothing beats taking a nice drive with the windows down and a gentle breeze blowing through your hair to really soak in the beauty of the Black Hills. Here are the top 5 scenic Black Hills drives according to our staff.
Another summer is winding down and, while this summer hasn’t been a typical summer, there are still plenty of outdoor family events & festivals in the Black Hills to check out during your stay. These events are fun and family-friendly and set in the beauty of the beautiful Black Hills landscape. Check out some of these events during your stay to get a taste of local, Black Hills fun.
Traveling with little ones can present some challenges when planning a vacation. It can feel overwhelming trying to think of things to do with the entire family that everyone can participate in and enjoy, especially if you’re not too familiar with an area. Luckily, we’re here to point you in the direction of some great Black Hills attractions that not only offer fun activities for children ten years of age and younger, but also provide plenty of entertainment for your whole group. Add some of the following destinations to your itinerary for a vacation the family will be talking about for years to come!
With vast lakes and clear streams chock full of fish, as well as jaw-dropping views as far as the eye can see, the Black Hills are every angler’s dream. There are several species of fish that call the area’s lakes, rivers and streams home, including rainbow, brown and brook trout, northern pike and perch, adding diversity that makes the fishing in this area fun no matter how many times you cast. Best of all, Black Hills fishing is a year-round activity that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy, making it a great addition to any vacation itinerary. Continue reading to get in on some tips to help you in your angling adventure and get ready to make your catch!
Rainy days aren’t meant to be spent gazing forlornly out of a window, wishing for the sun to peek out; on the contrary, afternoon rain showers present the opportunity to experience an area in a whole new way. Whether it’s sampling award-winning local wines or going on an adventure fit for the entire family, there are plenty of Black Hills attractions that allow you to escape the rain while enjoying unique indoor activities that make for a memorable vacation. So, if the forecast is calling for some sprinkles, don’t fret - instead, check a few of these great ways to spend an afternoon off of your list!