Best Western Plus Four Presidents Lodge - Mount Rushmore

Two-Night Stay in a Two-Queen Room at Best Western Plus Four Presidents Lodge in Black Hills

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Convenient Black Hills Hotel near Mount Rushmore

In 1925, while searching for a suitable mountain for a massive project, sculptor Gutzon Borglum climbed to the top of Harney Peak, the tallest point in South Dakota. The surrounding mountainside reportedly inspired the sculptor to remark, "American history shall march along that skyline." Borglum would take the plans of his future masterpiece to nearby Mount Rushmore, where the granite faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt now attract more than 2.6 million annual visitors. Located in Black Hills National Forest, the monument also includes the artist’s studio and a museum that chronicles Mount Rushmore's development. Four miles up the road, the Best Western Plus Four Presidents Lodge welcomes visitors with clean, comfy rooms and daily hot breakfast in this distinctive corner of America.

The Lakota people are indigenous to the Black Hills region, and their influence is evident as soon as you enter the hotel’s lobby, whose walls are decorated with a spear, a pelt, and smoking pipes. A deer-antler chandelier hangs above the couches in front of a stone fireplace, and hand-carved statues of black bears flank the front desk. In the morning, the hotel serves omelets, bacon, biscuits and gravy, and other breakfast classics. After a day of sightseeing and hiking in the Black Hills, the hotel's hot tub and heated indoor pool are a welcome sight.

South Dakota’s Black Hills: Gold-Mining Towns near Canyons, Caves, and Ponderosa Pines

Mount Rushmore is situated near the eastern edge of Black Hills National Forest, which stretches from western South Dakota to northeast Wyoming. There, you'll find hundreds of miles of prairies, canyons, gulches, rivers, and lakes. The forest takes its name from the ponderosa pines, which can appear black when seen from a distance. Their appearance is so striking that the native Lakota considered the territory sacred. About 10 miles west of the hotel, the Mickelson Trail follows a 109-mile path laid by railroad tracks more than a century ago. Perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, the trail heads through the gold-mining towns of Deadwood and Lead and past views of the under-construction Crazy Horse Memorial, slated to be the world's largest mountain carving.

Visitors also choose the Black Hills for the belowground attractions. Jewel Cave National Monument's 159 subterranean miles filled with glittering calcite-spar crystals make it the world's second-longest cave. Several types of cave tour are available, with varying degrees of difficulty. A guide in a 1930s ranger outfit leads the Historic Lantern Tour, which re-creates how tours were lead about 80 years ago—each participant carries their own lantern, and each stalactite comes with a Herbert Hoover campaign sign.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two adults in a two-queen room with daily breakfast; up to two kids 16 or younger stay free

  • $105, valid April 13–May 23
  • $195, valid May 24–August 25
  • $205, valid August 26–September 30

    Included in all options:
  • Mount Rushmore parking pass

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Indoor heated pool and hot tub
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Travel valid 4/13/12-5/23/12, 5/24/12-8/25/12, or 8/26/12-9/30/12 depending on option purchased
  • Must complete travel by last day of valid travel dates as listed for each option or promotional value expires
  • Not valid 5/25-5/28, 7/1-7/5, 8/6-8/13, or 8/31-9/3
  • Limit 2/person, 2 more as gifts
  • Limit 1/visit
  • Valid for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • 72hr cancel notice or fee of applicable one-night stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking & check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • 5.5% tax not included.

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How To Book

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  2. Call Best Western Plus Four Presidents Lodge.
  3. Choose a valid date based on option purchased.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • Two pillow-top queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional occupant 17 or older; additional occupants 16 or younger stay free
  • Cable TV
  • Mountain views
  • Free WiFi

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: dogs fewer than 120 pounds may be added for an additional $10 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: available for an additional fee

What It's Worth

Two-night stay for two adults in a two-queen room with daily breakfast; up to two kids 16 or younger stay free

  • $105, valid April 13–May 23 (up to a $200 value)
  • $195, valid May 24–August 25 (up to a $400 value)
  • $205, valid August 26–September 30 (up to a $400 value)

    Included in all options:
  • Mount Rushmore parking pass (an $11 value)

    Total value: up to $411

Getting There

  • By plane: 28 miles from Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)
  • By cab: about $60 from RAP
  • By car: about 19 miles south of Rapid City, SD

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