The Black Hills and Badlands areas of South Dakota and Wyoming offer up some of the most stark and stunning scenery in the U.S. And it's a region you and your pet can explore together, beginning with a place to stay. Check out our pet-friendly lodgings, whether you're looking for a hotel, motel, inn, cottage, cabin, or bed and breakfast.
The Black Hill/Badlands region is about the great out of doors and there are plenty of ways you can your pup can enjoy it together. If you're looking to hike, unfortunately you won't be able to do it in the Badlands National Park, as pets are not permitted on the trails (they are allowed in the parking and picnic areas and campgrounds and must be on a 6-foot leash).
You and your pet can explore the Black Hills National Forest together, with its 353 miles of trails, 11 reservoirs, 1,300 miles of streams, and gorges. You must have your pet under your strict control, either on leash or under voice control. Do keep in mind that this area is home to bobcats, black bear, and mountain lions, as well as elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats.
Mount Rushmore National Park limits your pet's access to the dog exercise areas at either end of the upper parking facility and at at the entrance to the main visitor area. At the Crazy Horse Memorial, your leashed (or carried) pooch is welcome in the common areas outside the visitor complex as well as on the mountain carving viewing deck. Your pet may not go with you on the bus ride to the bottom of the mountain.
And for those who prefer to enjoy the scenery from the comfort of their own vehicle, you and your pet can put the top down and take advantage several scenic drives, including the 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park (where you might catch sight of the park's 1,300-head herd of bison) and the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. This 19-mile section of Highway 14A between the towns of Spearfish and Lead offers up spectacular views of limestone palisades, as well as Roughlock Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.
Pet Policy: We welcome guests traveling with their well-behaved pets. We understand that they are an extension of your family. As we consider "furry family members" to be additional guests, a $15 per pet, per night fee will be added to your lodging total. This added fee helps us offset the cost of the extra cleaning we do to ensure that other guests, with allergies, are not adversely affected by your pet's visit. Guests with Horses: Horse owners are charged a non-refundable $15 fee per horse, per night. This fee is added to your account when checking in. Guests must provide proof of a current health certificate (obtained within 30 days) and a Coggins test (within one year) for each horse. Guests will need to provide for and feed their own horses.
Policy Confirmed: 12/12/2022 | Update this Pet Policy
Policy Confirmed: 12/12/2022
Points of Interest: Our property is in the "Heart of the Black Hills" so we are centrally located to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, and many other Black Hills attractions. The Newton Fork Creek meanders through the Ranch and is alive with pan-size rainbow trout. If you are ambitious, walk next door and pan for gold at Wade's Gold Mill, a popular destination for visitors in search of an Old West experience. Once you catch up on your relaxing, you are ready to enjoy the surrounding area which abounds with recreational pursuits. We are conveniently located next to the George S. Mickelson Trail. One can explore the Black Hills on foot, bicycle, horseback, and in winter, on cross county skis and snowshoes. A gate on the property, installed for the exclusive use of our guests, opens directly onto the Mickelson Hiking and Biking Trail, dogs are welcome. In addition to outdoor activities, Newton Fork Ranch is located one-half mile outside of Hill City, a popular destination for visitors in search of art, crafts and great food. Main Street is alive with art galleries, renowned artists, Black Hills gold jewelers, gift shops, coffee houses, and fine restaurants. Don't miss taking a ride on the 1880 Train to Oblivion and Keystone.
Pet Policy: We accept Dogs. we charge a $25 pet fee per pet, per night with a weight limit of 80 pounds per dog. Please know that pets left in rooms unattended must be created.
Policy Confirmed: 10/20/2020 | Update this Pet Policy
Policy Confirmed: 10/20/2020
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