Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast
- Central Black Hills bed and breakfast lodging -
Hill City, South Dakota
Hill City is known as the Heart of the Black Hills,
settled near the center of the Black Hills National Forest.
From the heart,
Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast offers guests . . .
· Pleasing suite amenities and convenient accommodations
· Comfortable pillowtop beds · Nutritious and delicious breakfasts
(usually including our Black Hills Wild Fruit Jams and Jellies)
· Gourmet coffee and tea via in-house Smiling Bear Espresso Bar
· Incentive to linger longer - Double Special and Off Season Breakaway
· Hospitality that shows you are on our minds . . .
All this to help you adventure into your Black Hills vacation plans.
☆ Drive Into Your Dream ☆
In close proximity to this centrally located bed and breakfast inn
are many of the outstanding major attractions of South Dakota.
Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast is near Mount Rushmore,
our inspiring national memorial carved in majestic granite.
M2P is near Crazy Horse Memorial, history in the making.
Custer State Park is nearby; and the highest peak east of the Rockies,
Harney Peak . . . approachable grandeur.
Visit the Black Hills . . .
and hike in the mountains.
Your Black Hills stay . . .
. . . like a youth fountain!
Envision clear, brisk mountain lakes
. . . Pactola, Sheridan, Deerfield, Stockade, Legion,
Sylvan Lake, and even Hill City's very own Major Lake . . .
Imagine spectacular scenic drives through the whispering pines
. . . 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.
☆ Come Along Now ☆
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, many delightful shops.
The antique buff
can round up several antique shops in Hill City,
including our own in-house Smiling Bear Antiques Shop
Equally close are the immensely popular George S. Mickelson Trail
(rails to trails designated for hiking, running, biking, horseback riding)
and Black Hills Central Railroad's 1880 Train,
which lumbers along the path of intriguing local history
of which the bed of the Mickelson Trail was once a vital part.
The 1880 Train runs about 9-1/2 miles one way between Hill City and Keystone,
allowing, in summer, a shop stop in Keystone before the return.
Nearby, massive granite vistas raise breathtaking climbing scenarios
for climbers ranging from beginner to advanced in experience.
M2P is adventurously near Black Elk Wilderness and most Black Hills Trails
. . . a great one being the 111-mile Centennial Trail, frequently traversed
by avid mountain bikers and backpacking enthusiasts.
☆ Your Bags Packed Yet? ☆
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 visit Wades Gold Mill, just up Deerfield Road; 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 that you will adore!
☆ Are You Out The Door? ☆
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.
In these Hills, contemplating historical life occurs naturally.
The invitation in the air is to pause on simpler times for awhile . . .
times when answers to monumental questions
may have been found tucked in with the chinks between logs,
or out walking in the rolling sunset with coyotes howling in the distance,
or while being still beside a stream, absorbed in the soothing sounds
trickling over stones. - Such times were for then, and now.
☆ Time To Head Our Way ☆
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 © 2007-14 - Linda L. Brown
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MOUNTAINS TO PRAIRIES BED & BREAKFAST
The pages described below
can be found at this website via LEFT SIDE BAR BUTTON
or by clicking the desired LINK found in a horizontal list
at the bottom of each page.
1-Welcome . . . You are here!
2-B&B Suites Tour shows the exterior of Mountains To Prairies B&B, and more,
also describes the suites, inviting you to rest, relax and renew.
3-The Bear Amenities takes you on a lighthearted tour
. . . giving you a verbal taste of what accompanies the Bed and Breakfast.
4-Dates, Rates & More will guide you through the nitty gritty
and help you make your dreams come true.
Our dream is that you may gather up your urge to head for the hills,
particularly the Heart of the Hills . . .
and make Mountains To Prairies B&B your relaxing place.
5-CONTACT US - MAP . . . The page to visit when you
have Questions or want to Make a Reservation or wish to see a Map.
Please visit 6-Black Hills Slide Show for an interesting glimpse of the Hills.
The photos are from our heart to yours.
Links accompanying the page descriptions above
will take you to our fraternal twin website, www.blackhillsbedbreakfast.com
which is interchangeable with this original website for practical purposes.
Visual effects and nonessential content may vary.
In the mountains we forget to count the days.