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Winter in the Black Hills

The Black Hills offers a dazzling winter scenery with snow-covered mountains, frozen waterfalls, iced-over lakes, and breathtaking parks that are a magical sight to see and play in. Get out and enjoy some of the many winter activities the region has to offer. Pro Snocross Races The 11th annual ISOC Deadwood Snocross showdown returns on […]

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Holiday shopping in the Black Hills – Small Businesses

We all know someone who decorates for the holidays as soon as it gets cold. Even businesses have begun to stock their shelves with shiny ornaments and stuffed Santa’s in hopes of making up for lost sales earlier in the year. Local businesses are feeling the squeeze major retailers have over them this holiday season. […]

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Fall Festivities in the Black Hills

Holy Smoke Resort might be closed for the season, nevertheless there isn’t a lack of entertainment buzzing through the Black Hills. November is jam packed with entertainment from Concerts, Beer fests, Whiskey fests, and tons of Trivia. Thankfully Holy Smoke Resort is nestled in the middle of the Black Hills, making it a beautiful, little […]

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Fall in the Black Hills

Now that Summer is over and school is back in session, we want to invite you to stay with us at Holy Smoke Resort this September and October!  After the Labor Day weekend and before the holiday season is our favorite time of year in the Black Hills. We want more vacationers to know why [...]

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Your Budget Friendly Black Hills Vacation

With the rising concerns of inflation, cost of gas, groceries, and interest rates, an affordable family vacation is a MUST - and there’s still time to squeeze on in this summer! The Black Hills of South Dakota has been a popular vacation spot for families, especially those within driving distance, due to the many free [...]

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Outdoor Adventures in the Black Hills

Here in the Black Hills of South Dakota, we pride ourselves on the abundance of outdoor experiences - not just for the locals, but for the travelers who come visit! Most of our favorites are right next to Keystone - right next to Holy Smoke Resort. Aside from the obvious, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse [...]

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Summer Camping in the Black Hills

Cabins, vacation homes, and RVs… oh my! What is your preferred way to camp during the summer? Cabin camping lets you and your family be in the great outdoors, while keeping their preferences for a comfortable vacation experience. Being one with nature doesn’t mean you have to undergo the discomforts and inconveniences that traditional tent [...]

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Black Hills 2 Day Vacation Itinerary

Here in the Black Hills but only have limited time? We’ve created an adventure-filled, two-day itinerary option for you! With Mount Rushmore National Memorial only 4.2 miles from Holy Smoke Resort, this is an obvious place to go - and honestly, it’s probably one of (if not THE) main reason most of our visitors come [...]

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Planning your 2022 family vacation!

Why does it feel like it’s getting harder and harder to plan a family vacation that everyone is going to enjoy?  After all, a family vacation sounds simple. Pick a place. Go there. Have fun. Make memories. Come home. Easy, right? We have found, the challenge comes when parents are trying to pick a summer [...]

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Why RV Camping is Perfect for Families

As we enter the end of the year and the holiday season, more and more families are buying experiences for their children over traditional gifts. And we encourage you to look at everything South Dakota has to offer! RV camping isn’t new - and it’s seen a huge increase over the last few years. Some [...]

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