We give our guests a real South Dakota experience, complete with a warm and laid-back welcome, the biggest blue sky/sunrise possible from the front porch, and a complete no-worries package. In South Dakota, we’re the real deal. No traffic jams, no headaches, and only Old West appeal. At White Tail Ridge B&B, our chickens contribute to your breakfast, and our horses make you smile. Only 20 minutes from the iconic Mt. Rushmore, you will find our three uniquely themed guest rooms spacious, appealing, and restful.
Comfortable Accommodations The inn was renovated in 2012. Each room includes a private bathroom. If you’re looking for a bit more pampering, the Madam Dora Room includes a spa tub.
Sumptuous Breakfast Our menu varies with Darcy’s fancy and latest inspiration. Recent selections have included favorites such as rhubarb waffles with blueberry sauce, huevos hermosa, and wild rice quiche. All breakfasts are served family style in the Dining Room, and we’re glad to accommodate special diets with advance notice.
Amazing Nature Sunrises at White Tail Ridge are unsurpassed—if you’re an early riser, join us on the deck for coffee and a stunning start to the day. Deer and wild turkeys are frequent visitors, and you might want to try basking in starlight and our delightfully pure Black Hills air with a glass of wine. Let us pack you a picnic lunch for a trek into the woods or to take along on your travels.
Memorable Events The fireplace in the Great Room, and the Gathering Room that opens onto the deck, create inviting spaces for relaxing and socializing or for gathering a group for an event, such as a business or club meeting, or family reunion. A TV and DVD player are available (for movies only). We would be delighted to host your next event.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the largest biker Rally in the world, with 500,000+ bikes attending. It takes place annually around the first week of August, lasting 10 days (officially). The town of Sturgis is just over an hour north of White Tail Ridge and is the hot-spot for the Rally events. Many folks look forward to the "hog-wild" concerts, events, and, well, a few behaviors we’ll leave to your imagination. For those of you, however - bikers like us- a day in Sturgis is a blast, but a quiet evening enjoying the nature and beauty of the Black Hills is more your style. Bikers choose to stay with us for not only our 5-star hospitality, but for the respite from the roar of engines. Our biker guests kick up their boots and enjoy their own libations on our porch, enjoying the twinkling stars and the songs of the coyotes. Our morning breakfast is fit for any biker prepping for our world-renowned rides through the Black Hills and Badlands. Oh, and you will be pleasantly surprised when you see how reasonable our Rally room rates are.
As fun as the Rally is, motorcycle rides go well beyond that 10-day event. Riding the Hills is a one-of-a-kind experience enjoyed Spring, Summer, and Fall. We love to host our biker guests anytime. We (John & Darcy) are avid bikers ourselves. We know what qualifies a good ride from a not-so-good one, and we can relate to those bikers who understand that four wheels move the body, and two wheels move the soul. We hands-down do our best to accommodate your unique needs, such as providing garage space for your bikes along with a washing area. Best of all...we will ensure you ride the very best motorcycle rides the area has to offer. And, if you’d like, one or both of us can even lead you on a tour.
A final note. Darcy’s grandfather rode his Indian at the very first Rally (before it became an AMA sanctioned event). Stay with us and hear the story of Darcy’s grandfather, Levi’s objection to the year 1938 being considered the first year of the Rally...
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Easy Location Just a mile from Highway 79, we’re conveniently located to many attractions in the Black Hills and Badlands:
15 minutes to Custer State Park 20 minutes to Mt. Rushmore 25 minutes to Rapid City Regional Airport 35 minutes to the Buffalo Roundup 45 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial 1 hour to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 1 hour, 10 minutes to The Badlands 1 hour, 15 minutes to Deadwood 5 minutes to Roy’s Black Hills Twin Drive-In Movie Theater 5 minutes to Lintz Bros Pizza
$80-$180, depending on guest room and time of year.
Darcy Bracken-Marxen: 24674 White Tail Ridge Rd
Hermosa, SD 57744