About Black Elk Resort

Family-owned Black Elk Resort nestles you in the heart of the Black Hills. Cottages, RV sites, and local brews at the Palmer Creek Taproom await. Explore iconic sites or unwind by the firepit. Come experience our family hospitality!

“Come as guests and leave as friends – we can’t wait to make your stay unforgettable.”

“We Are Passionate About Creating Unforgettable Experiences for Our Guests”
Owners: Justin & Ashley Buhler

Welcome to Black Elk Resort, a cherished family-owned and operated haven nestled in the heart of South Dakota’s majestic Black Hills. Situated at the crossroads of two of the region’s most scenic and tranquil roads, our resort offers the perfect retreat for travelers seeking adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences.

Our prime location serves as a gateway to some of the area’s most iconic attractions, including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway, Bear Country, and the historic 1880 Train. Whether you’re exploring the rugged terrain on hiking trails, embarking on thrilling ATV adventures, or casting a line in the crystal-clear waters of nearby lakes, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy.

For those seeking a more leisurely pace, indulge in a scenic picnic, discover hidden treasures at local wineries, or immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Our resort provides the perfect backdrop for weddings, reunions, and family gatherings, with an array of amenities and activities to suit every taste and preference.

Conveniently located just 4.1 miles northeast of Hill City and a mere 9.2 miles from Mount Rushmore, Black Elk Resort offers an unparalleled blend of convenience and tranquility. Our accommodations include nine charming cottages, each thoughtfully designed to provide comfort and relaxation during your stay. Additionally, we offer eight RV sites, ensuring that every traveler finds their perfect home away from home.

Explore our resort grounds and discover amenities such as a playground, horseshoe pit, community fire pit, and immaculate bathhouses. Unwind in the inviting atmosphere of the Palmer Creek Taproom, where you can savor local craft beers and wines while swapping stories with fellow travelers. Alternatively, relax under the pavilion or gather around the nightly fire, forging lasting memories with friends old and new.

At Black Elk Resort, our mission is simple: to ensure that every guest leaves feeling like family. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a place to reconnect with loved ones, we invite you to experience the magic of our resort firsthand. Justin and Ashley, along with our dedicated team, look forward to welcoming you and sharing the beauty of our beloved Black Hills.

Justin & Ashley Buhler

“We believe in providing a comfortable place, where memories are made and connections are formed.”

Our Cottages

Unwind in rustic charm with modern comfort at our inviting cottages.

Our RV Sites

Our spacious RV sites offer a comfortable basecamp for your Black Hills adventure.

Our Amenities

Unwind by the firepit, swap stories over local brews, or enjoy some family fun.

Donna from USA

“One of the cleanest properties that we have stayed. The grounds were maintained and exceeded our expectations. The location was a short drive to Mount Rushmore. Beautiful area!!!”