Sunday, June 22, 2014
A Couple Nights Ago We Had To Find A Place To Stay For The Night After Visiting Mount Rushmore. We Got Lucky And Scored The Last Available Room At The Battle Creek Lodge. No Great Sign But It Was A Lovely Place To Rest Our Weary Bones! Status: Stayed.
While waiting for the Girlfriend to secure the room I noticed this amazing sunset and just had to jump out of the car to shoot some pics. We probably should have stuck around Mount Rushmore to see this but might have missed out on this last room.
This was a great little motel. There weren't a lot of rooms but the room we got was amazing. Super
comfy king size bed, knotty pine on the front and back walls, fully updated...we were impressed.
We would have liked a little larger TV again, but this is really all you need in a room this size. As
long as we get our cable fix. You gotta remember, we only get over the air broadcast TV and Netflix
There was a great breakfast included with the room, but we had to get up early and out of the room to
catch the early train trip to Hill City and back on the vintage train. It was a great trip in a vintage
train car seeing where there were many abandon mines and lots of wild life. After the train ride we
did a Zip Line and a Chair Lift / Alpine Slide just up the road in Keystone.
Keystone is one of those great little towns filled with all kinds of kitschy stuff from taffy shops to
mini golf to places to pan for gold. We didn't stick around long but I'd definitely put this place on my
list for places to stay if you're going to check out Mount Rushmore. It's really close by and very