About Us

The Black Elk Resort, formerly known as the Whispering Winds Cottages, is family owned and operated. We are located in the heart of South Dakota’s Black Hills, nestled at the intersection of 2 of the areas most scenic and serene roads. With our ideal location, you can then spend your days including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway, Bear Country, 1880 Train and so much more. You can spend your days hiking, biking, ATV’ing, fishing, enjoying a picnic at one of the many nearby lakes, shopping, visiting one of the many local wineries or simply taking in many of the cultural experiences. Perfect venue for weddings, reunions and family gatherings. Located just 4.1 miles NE of Hill City and 9.2 miles from Mount Rushmore. We have 8 RV sites, 9 cottages, a playground, horseshoes, community fire pit, laundry facility, immaculate bath houses and beautiful views. There is something for everyone. Enjoy conversation in the Palmer Creek Taproom serving local craft beers and wines or simply unwind under the pavilion or next to the warm nightly fire. Come as guests and leave as friends. We know you will love it as much as we do.

Dan & Lora