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Welcome to Hisega. If you're looking for accommodations that are comfortable, rustic, and unique, book a stay at Hisega Lodge. Just west of Rapid City, South Dakota, you will find a unique little community, founded by and named for six women who camped here in 1908. The name of this place is Hisega, and the spirit of these women, Helen, Ida, Sade, Ethel, Grace, and Ada, lives on at Hisega Lodge, located at the heart of the community.
Whether you are interested in an active vacation, enjoy our hiking, fly fishing, or tubing; or a quiet retreat, Hisega Lodge is the perfect headquarters. Enjoy Mt Rushmore, hear the roar of the Harleys in Sturgis, hike the Mickelson Trail, and spend a day gaming in Deadwood. All the attractions of the Black Hills and the conveniences of Rapid City are a short and scenic drive from the lodge.
Listen to the music of Rapid Creek, soak up some sunshine or relax by the fire. From your private room with private bath, you'll walk onto our covered porch, where it's easy to spend hours just relaxing. And be sure to visit our dining room, where a delicious breakfast awaits you each morning.
Hisega Lodge is an ideal place for a family gathering, a celebration, a workshop or a meeting. The atmosphere is intimate and secluded, yet close to the convenience of Rapid City and just minutes away from the attractions of the Black Hills.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Kenn & Carol Duncan for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Guests at Hisega Lodge are looking for unique lodging that represents the area and its history. Our guests are also looking for a quiet place off the beaten path with a serene and restful setting.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our breakfasts, our fabulous porch, the serenity of our building and our natural setting. Another wonderful thing about Hisega Lodge is that we serve breakfast to our guests at one big table. People get to know each other, trade stories, compare sight-seeing adventures and truly share the experience of traveling in the American West.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The Black Hills area is host to seven national park properties, including world-famous Mount Rushmore and the Badlands, plus there are a wide variety of attractions and activities. The region is known for its beauty and hospitality.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Many of our guests say they want to take a day off from their vacation and just hang around the lodge and relax.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Most people are surprised at how much there is to do and see here in the Black Hills of South Dakota, everything from museums of geology and paleontology to fly fishing and hiking to wineries and art and of course sight-seeing.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
The guests should visit Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and Custer State Park. Then they should choose from hundreds of other activities that suit their interests and follow each day with great local dining and at least one evening of relaxing on our porch.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
If you love to walk, hike, fly fish or simply listen to running water, you'll find all within a few dozen feet of the lodge.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We love the food at the Fireside Restaurant, and it's only a mile from the lodge. We also enjoy locally owned restaurants in our vibrant downtown area, everything from brew pub to Italian to tapas to continental and Mexican. And finally, for the best burger around, visit the Sugar Shack.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
We recommend the Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association website www.blackhillsbadlands.com for comprehensive information about the area and all it has to offer. Our South Dakota Department of Tourism site is also excellent www.travelsd.com
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have ten rooms, three of which sleep up to four guests.
Do you accept pets?
We do not host pets.
About Our Rooms
We have nine guest rooms (all non-smoking), a large dining room for celebrations or meetings, three big fireplaces and a lovely library and great room. We are open year-round so you can enjoy everything the Black Hills has to offer.
Our dining room will provide a lovely setting for your meals or meetings, and your group will cherish the memories of sharing time on the porch, sitting together by the fire, or venturing out to explore nature.
Our cozy rooms are simple and comfortable. The music of Rapid Creek will play a lullaby as you sink into the tasteful and calming environment of Hisega Lodge. All rooms have private baths and direct access to either the wrap-around porch or the creek. We also have a two-room, one-bath unit. All of our rooms are non-smoking. Bring your laptop and enjoy the internet from your room or any of the common areas. We serve a delicious and hearty breakfast and generous entree, fresh fruit and homemade baked goods.
Things To Do
Hiking and biking
Start at the lodge and hike on forest service trails for some of the most beautiful views in the Black Hills. Or drive a short distance and hike or bike the Mickelson Trail.
The famous city of Deadwood is a short, scenic drive up Highway 385. Enjoy gaming, dining and entertainment in the casinos of this historic town. Another scenic drive takes you south to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, to the Prairie Wind Casino.
Watch the trout in the creek, or buy your license online when you get to the lodge and try your hand at fishing. Rapid Creek is just a few steps from the lodge.
Exploring and Adventuring
Mt Rushmore, the Badlands, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Jewel Cave, Wind Cave National Park, Reptile Gardens, and more. Try your hand at rock climbing. Meet friends or family for hunting or golfing. Visit in the winter for cross-county skiing.
The Sturgis Rally takes place in early August and the Central States Fair follows shortly after. Come for the winter Stock Show in January or visit in the fall to hunt or to enjoy the turning leaves. The area boasts everything from art to extreme sports to rodeo, and the lodge is a perfect headquarters for your activities. If you are attending a dream wedding or occasion at Black Hills Receptions, we're only a mile away.
How To Find Us
The lodge is close to Rapid City and is a short drive from Mt Rushmore, Deadwood, Custer State Park, Sturgis and more.
- Take exit 57 and follow the signs for Hwy 44 West
- Seven miles west of Rapid City, turn left at Hisega Road and follow the turns to the lodge
- The lodge is 14.5 miles from Exit 57
From destinations in the Black Hills
- Take Hwy 385 to Hwy 44
- We're three miles east of Johnson Siding (turn at the Fireside) and one mile south