Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast
Hill City - Central Black Hills - South Dakota
Along the western border of South Dakota, the Black Hills National Forest
extends its own welcome to visitors through its diversified beauty
and naturally spontaneous itinerary of things to see and do.
Pulsating near the center of this granite-ribbed forest
historic Hill City is fondly known as the Heart of the Black Hills.
In Hill City, Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast
provides comfortable and convenient accommodations
from which to adventure into your Black Hills vacation plans.
In close proximity to this centrally located bed and breakfast inn
are many of the outstanding major attractions of South Dakota,
including our wondrous national memorial - Mount Rushmore;
and history in the making - Crazy Horse Mountain Carving;
Custer State Park; and the highest peak east of the Rockies
. . . Harney Peak, approachable and magnificent. Sublime views!
Envision clear, brisk mountain lakes
. . . Pactola, Sheridan, Deerfield, Stockade, Legion,
Sylvan Lake (sunset photo at bottom), and more.
Imagine spectacular scenic drives. Through the piney woods we go . . .
. . . the Wildlife Loop of Custer State Park, teeming with wild creatures
(buffalo, wild burros, prairie dogs, meadowlarks, antelope, even elk);
and Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway in the central Black Hills
(Iron Mountain Road - access between Keystone and Mt. Rushmore,
and Needles Highway/Cathedral Spires - access from Sylvan Lake.)
If you seek a place to cool down, down under, caves are for you!
. . . Wind Cave National Park, Rushmore Cave, Jewel Cave National Monument,
and visit Four Mile Ghost Town along the way.
Within brief walking distance of everything Hill City offers,
Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast is a good getaway place to stay
and from which to explore—Less than two blocks to historic downtown . . .
delicious dining, ice cream, regional fine art, antiques, specialty shops.
Equally close are the immensely popular George S. Mickelson Trail
(rails to trails designated for hiking, running, biking, horseback riding)
and the 1880 Train, which lumbers along the path of intriguing local history,
of which the bed of the Mickelson Trail was once a vital part.
Nearby massive granite vistas offer
exciting outdoor photography and adventure opportunities.
Breathtaking climbing scenarios tower up promisingly
for climbers ranging from beginner to advanced in experience
. . . special mention to the Harney Peak area near Sylvan Lake
(Cathedral Spires, Sunday Gulch, Little Devil's Tower).
Visit Sylvan Rocks, local climbing school and guide service.
M2P is irresistibly near Black Elk Wilderness and most Black Hills Trails,
a strenuous one being the 111-mile Centennial Trail, frequently traversed
by avid mountain bikers, and by eager backpacking enthusiasts.
Backpackers will love the strain endured on the most difficult Black Hills hiking trails
even more . . . if they can anticipate soon sinking into an M2P pillowtop bed!
Easy-going trail rides are available a short distance from here
to satisfy the ones yearning for views on horseback.
Some prefer riding the looping highways of the Hills on a motorcycle,
with close to half a million riders on motorcycles in the Black Hills
during Sturgis Bike Rally, an early August week-long annual event . . .
for which Hill City has been discovered as a where to stay place.
If inclined to undeniably more leisurely pastimes,
picking wild berries can be enjoyed many a summer day . . .
or Wades Gold Mill, just up Deerfield Road, provides a superb tour,
demonstrating their working historic mill and teaching how to pan for gold.
Close to Center Lake, the Black Hills Playhouse presents evening entertainment.
A trip to the northern Black Hills is worthy of a place on the itinerary.
Spearfish Canyon, an impressive scenic drive, features Bridal Veil Falls
and Roughlock Falls (with a sign-guided walking tour for leg-stretching).
The misty base of dazzling Spearfish Falls, behind Latchstring Restaurant,
is reached by descending a switch-back trail through mixed forest growth.
Chuckwagon Supper and Western Music Shows are a pleasant-drive away,
as well as many other Black Hills attractions and activities which families love . . .
such as Bear Country USA, Reptile Gardens, Cosmos Mystery Area,
National Museum of Woodcarving, Flintstones Bedrock City.
In the southern Black Hills, many visitors are refreshed at Evans Plunge,
a natural hot springs pool with thrilling zippy waterslides.
Near Hot Springs are the Mammoth Site and the Wild Horse Sanctuary.
From the Mountains to the Prairies . . .
As long as there are visitors to these beautiful Black Hills
there will be as many diverse ways to experience them;
and nowhere in the Black Hills will be too far away to visit
. . . if beginning in the Heart of the Hills, Hill City.
Try our LINKS COLLECTION page for delving deeper
and to nurture your budding ideas, answering . . .
What is there to see and do under Black Hills sky?
Can you see yourself here? Any season you please . . .
Through the soft snow of spring the wild crocus peeks . . .
Summer, in the sunset of wild raspberries, we reap . . .
The crisp fall leaves tell of neighbors in the forest deep . . .
And winter quiets the thoughts of everything that breathes.
Copyright © 2007-13 - Linda L. Brown
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2-B&B Suites Tour pictures the exterior of Mountains To Prairies B&B, and more,
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Our dream is that you may gather up your urge to head for the hills,
particularly the Heart of the Hills . . .
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