McDonald Mountain Ranch – Contact Information

To book one of our elite lodgings, call or email us and we will get you set up for a memorable and relaxing vacation.

Carriage House: $255/Night, plus a $60 cleaning fee per stay.

Carol Jean: $215/Night, plus a $40 cleaning fee per stay.

Calamity Jane: $165/Night, plus a $30 cleaning fee per stay.

Family Suite in the Lodge: $155/Night, plus a $30 cleaning fee per stay.

Master Suite in the Lodge: $145/Night, plus a $30 cleaning fee per stay.

*All reservations must be made for a minimum of 3 nights.

Call Us: (605) 666-4556 

Our business hours are Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm MST.

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Special Concerns:  We do not allow animals / pets on our property. No exceptions. Thank you for understanding. If a guest arrives for their reservation with an animal they will NOT be given a rental key NOR issued a refund.

Children must be at least three years old.

Cell service can be unreliable at the ranch and all through the Black Hills. However, we have recently, (Spring 2022), upgraded our DSL internet to Starlink satellite internet with the addition of a mesh system.

Check in time is 4pm MST, check out time is by 11am MST. Later check in times can be arranged; please call us.

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel more than 30 days before your arrival date you will receive a full refund.  Cancel within 30 days but more than 2 weeks before your arrival date and you will receive a 50% refund.  There are no refunds for cancellations made within 2 weeks of your arrival date.

Driving and Parking Info: The Ranch is located directly off of a well maintained, paved county road.  Our driveways are hard packed dirt and gravel.  We have limited parking near each of the cabins and suites. We have an additional parking area at the rear of the main lodge.  We have a large, well kept meadow beyond that for overflow parking of motorcycle trailers, side by sides, etc.  We ask that you please do not block the main driveways or the two car garage at the front of the property.


Physical Address:

24549 Playhouse Road
Keystone, SD 57751

Driving Directions
(Your GPS may or may not get you here; it’s part of visiting the Black Hills.)  Follow signs to Keystone, SD and Mt. Rushmore. It is easily found following Highway 16 south from Rapid City. Once in Keystone, turn east (left, if coming from Rapid City) onto Highway 40 at the only traffic signal in Keystone. Go approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Playhouse Road and go approximately 4 miles. McDonald Mountain Ranch is on the right, clearly visible from the road, (look for the copper roof).

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