Resort Activities

Elkhorn Ridge is the ideal location for families. With a heated swimming pool & kiddie pool, hot tubs, basketball and tennis courts, 4.5-mile hiking and biking trail, Frawley Ranch buffalo tours, and our championship golf course on-site, there's an activity for each family member. Stop in the lodge for your morning espresso, or grab a bite to eat at our café! Elkhorn Ridge is only ten minutes from Historic Deadwood, Legendary Sturgis, and downtown Spearfish if you're looking for night-life fun. Make a reservation for a family vacation you'll never forget!
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Putting Green

Bring the whole family to Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club and try out our new putting green below Miller Creek Pub! It's a great place for the whole family to play, especially the kids! Have lunch or drinks at the Pub after spending quality family time on the green. The Miller Creek Pub offers a wide variety of food including, homemade desserts, unique appetizers, brunch and breakfast options, and a full lunch and dinner menu. Check out our daily specials and view our full menu here!

Pool & Sport Courts

Take a dip in the pool on a hot summer's day or sit in one of our hot-tubs and relax on a chilly evening. We have a large swimming pool, kiddie pool, and two hot tubs. The resort also has a poolside bar with a variety of food, local beer, and wine. Nothing is quite as relaxing as basking in the sun with a drink in hand, taking in the beautiful mountain views. The pool is open Memorial through Labor Day and pool hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8am-9pm, and Friday and Saturday from 8am – 10pm.

We also have a court system that consists of a fenced-in basketball & tennis/ pickleball court, volleyball net, three sets of horseshoes, all fully lit when requested. If you forgot your own sports equipment, ask the front desk for a day or stay rental! We also have a playground just to the north of the courts and a fenced-in dog park to the west.

Elkhorn Ridge Resort pool area
Family of 4 exploring bike trails

Trail System

Bring your bikes to Elkhorn Ridge and ride our 4.5-mile trail system. The trailhead is located at the Elkhorn Ridge Development Office on St. Onge Road. If you don't have your bikes, the trail is perfect for hikers and walkers. There are also two businesses in town (Two-Wheeler Dealer & Rushmore Bikes) that will rent you bikes for the day! Because of its stacked loop system, trail goers can choose their difficulty level by taking the shorter, lower loops, or high-intensity upper loop. If you're looking for a thrill, follow all 4.5 miles along the rim of Polo Creek Canyon. This will give you a wonderful view of the Centennially Valley and the canyon. The trails are open all year long.

The trail also connects the resort with other Elkhorn Ridge locations such as the golf course, Miller Creek Pub, or the travel center. Whether you're out for a short stroll with your dog, or you've got the whole family out on the bikes for an afternoon, the Elkhorn Ridge trail system is sure to keep you occupied and exercised.

Buffalo Tours

Did you know the resort is located on a historic ranch? Located in the beautiful Centennial Valley, the Frawley Ranch is a living representation of the Wild West. Six historic homesteads are located on the 4,750 acres, all of which were acquired by Henry Frawley throughout the late 1800's and early 1900's. The Frawley Ranch has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1974, and in 1977 was named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.Today, the Frawley Ranch consists of six original homesteads and small buffalo herd. Sign up for a buffalo tour at the Resort Lodge June through September, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

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