Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast

12741 Matthew Ct , Keystone, SD 57751 USA (Show map)


Elk Ridge is set on a wooded hillside, half way between Keystone and Hill City, SD a short drive away from MT. Rushmore. The drive to Elk Ridge has breath taking scenery along a winding road. During the peak season you can hear the whistle of the 1880 Train™ as it travels between the two towns. Shop at a Christmas store that is open year round or look for souvenirs,or antiques in one of the many shops in the towns Custer,Keystone or Hill City. So many of the shops carry items made by local artisians, from pottery to life size bronze statues. There is so much to do and see that at the end of your day visiting the Black Hills you can soothe your body in your private Jacuzzi tub shower combination and get a terrific night’s sleep in our featured Sleep Number™ bed. Each bedroom has DishTV™ also, so you can catch up on the events of the day and the weather. Hot rod enthusiasts as well as motorcycle riders are welcome. We have a paved driveway for smooth access and lots of parking. It is a little tight for RVs though. Garage parking for your motorcycle or hot rod. Make the Black Hills your destination, not just part of your journey. You will love it!! Open all year!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Luxurious Room with Outstanding View

4.6 on August 13, 2016

We frequently stay in B & Bs. Our room at Elk Ridge was among the most luxurious we've experienced. The bathroom was large with a huge spa tub. The view off of the deck was outstanding. We saw deer walking nearby each night of our visit. A shared refrigerator was available. Ice was provided upon request. The wifi (necessary because phone service was weak in the country-side) was acceptable. Breakfast was served at a set time and was delicious. Finally, our hosts were darling people.

very pleasant stay

4.4 on June 19, 2016

Very welcoming and friendly hosts whoa re very knowledgeable about the area and the attractions. Beautiful location in the Black Hills, you can see the back of Mt Rushmore from the house. We stayed two nights and had a great time. Our room had a small patio area and you can watch the deer in the woods only yards away. Recommend a ride on the 1880 railroad if you like trains - you can hear the whistle from the house.


2.0 on June 14, 2016

We chose this place because of all the rave reviews. We must have went to a different place with different hosts. The breakfasts were not good. Baked oatmeal and a hard boiled egg is not what we expected. One day we were serve burned pancakes. We saved and saved for this vacation and we did not get value for our money. I don't know if Leslie was ill or what. I wish I had the same experience of others here. We have always stayed at B and B , now I will think twice. Kathy Merrell

So much information in addition to ambiance

5 on May 24, 2016

We have not stayed in a B and B for a long time, and this did not disappoint. Arrived exhausted and were immediately shown to our lovely room. Slept soundly through the night. Since we only had one day of sightseeing, we wanted to make the most of the area. Ron is a human atlas and gps, so knowledgeable about the area and the routes to take to maximize your time. Leslie does an amazing job with breakfast and saw that she made special dietary acommidations.The hosts and other guests made our trip so enjoyable. This is the best place to stay!!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that we could be a help to you on your stay with us. We aim to please! Thank you for your kind words! God bless you and yours!

Early Spring

4.0 on May 22, 2015

We had a great visit. We were treated like family. We were blessed to have great weather. Leslie & Ron gave us tips on how to find the best places to eat. Since we were there before May 1 many restraunts were still closed. It was nice to have the insider's view on how to plan our time!

Great all around experience

5 on December 13, 2014

Our first trip ever to South Dakota was made even more special by our choice of lodging for a week in August. I can't believe we did not post a review! Sue added comments to the book n our room at least! Gracious hosts, great food, outstanding location. Even other guests were great company and entertainment. We saw a lot of the Black Hills and started every day with a nice breakfast by Leslie. Ron is full of stories, kinda like sitting around a campfire with some old mountain man. We will definitely keep them in mind for a future visit.

Beautiful place, grounds, and host

5 on October 06, 2014

Super hosts and beautiful property close to major attractions in the area. The only negative is we couldn't stay longer.

Our first B&B, and what an impression!

4.6 on September 21, 2013

My wife & I came up to visit Mt Rushmore and the area for a few days. This was the first time we'd tried a B&B, but we wanted to take the risk of having the experience. Ron & Leslie are terrific hosts. Our first day Leslie advised us well on what to do during the afternoon and where to eat. They have a great house and are nice people to sit and chat with. Breakfast was off the charts! Healthy portions and great taste! I will always compare other B&B's to theirs; a tough act to follow!!

Made us feel like family.

5 on July 28, 2013

Just finished our week at the Elk Ridge B & B. Reading all the reviews, one comes away with the feeling these inn keepers are too good to be true. My wife and I found them to be genuine, wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them. Ron and Lesley are pleasant people, offering clean accommodations as well as offering an awesome breakfast. We called ahead and informed Lesley about our newly discovered gluten free issues, and she didn’t miss a beat. She’s a gem and he’s a character full of interesting stories. Their living room is full of artifacts, each one with its own story to be told. You decide the interactions, if it’s privacy you’re looking for, just stay in your quiet room. But we found ourselves spending time with them and found them to be great company each evening! Elk Ridge comes highly recommended by Mark and Sue F. Foxboro, MA

Best Place to Stay in South Dakota!

5 on July 08, 2013

My husband and I just returned from 4 wonderful nights at Ron and Leslie's B&B. Everything was spectacular! My husband was nervous, at first, not having stayed in a B&B before - but was quickly put at ease. As we were leaving he said "I cant imagine staying anywhere else!" Leslie is not only an outstanding hostess, but also the best chef in SD! Highly recommend!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Queen Sleep Number Bed private bath and entrance. Wonderful peaceful view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $145

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Location Type

forest, grasslands, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Rapid City, SD (RAP) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Take highway 16 (Rushmore Rd) south towards Keystone Follow highway for approximately 13 miles When the highway splits take left exit towards Keystone/Mt. Rushmore At the traffic light, at the intersection of Old Hill City Rd and Highway 16 turn right Follow Old Hill City Rd for 5.7 miles Look for the statue of an elk at the front of the property and a sign that reads Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast on the left side of the road. Turn left onto property…use the center driveway to front door that is just to the left of the garage .

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Sturgis, Mikelson & Centennial Biking Hiking Trails, Custer National Park, Badlands National Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Scenic drives, Prehistoric sights, snow mobiles, skiing, Wild Horse Sanctuary, Caves, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4 PM-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside with door to room closed only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights 5/1 thru 11/15, one night available subject to availability
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required or half the length of your stay PLEASE NOTE:THE FULL AMOUNT OF STAY IS DUE DURING RALLY WEEK IN AUGUST



Leslie & Ron Passons

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gunsmithing John Wayne memorabilia collection We love our Hot Rod! Please note: Ron smokes a pipe...

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  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Poached Pear
This dish is simple and light, Served with great presentation that brings the "ooo's" and "ahs" everytime.