Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort and the Black Hills

As many of you know I visited Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort in September and had the best experience. I wanted to share this with you all in hopes you will someday be able to visit the amazing Black Hills of South Dakota and of course Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort.

If you have never visited South Dakota, you are missing out on an awesome place. Not only does South Dakota have the famous Mount Rushmore, but there are so many other amazing attractions to see as well with Black Hills National Forest being one of those. Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort is the perfect place to call “home” while vacationing in the Black Hills. The resort offers an array of accommodations such as, deluxe cabins, clamping tents, luxury teepees, unique themed treehouses, and of course your standard RV and tent sites. Whether your a “glamper” or a “camper” there is a place for you at Buffalo Ridge Resort.

We attended the Harvest Moon Festival while we were there and it was a blast! Fun for all ages for sure! In my opinion, this is the absolute best time of year to visit the Black Hills. The leaves are changing, temperatures are perfect and of course the smell is always so refreshing! You can view the Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort website HERE for additional information and booking options.

During our stay, we stayed in the Gold Rush themed treehouse! It was so unique and fun! These treehouses are all handcrafted with each treehouse having their own theme.

Another one of my favorite treehouses is “The Coop”. How fun is this? I will definitely be going back and staying in this one to get the full experience!

They also offer amazing glamping tents. These are so fun and definitely something to experience.

Now that I have shown you a few of the awesome amenities Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort has to offer, are you ready to book your trip to the amazing state of South Dakota?

On our way back home from our stay we drove through Custer State Park to do some sightseeing and of course feed the donkeys. Don’t underestimate how fun this can be! If you know, you know! Haha! Also, did I mention that Custer State Park is also well known for their buffalo herd? As you drive through the park your are more than likely going to see a few of them as well as an array of other animals!

As a child we visited the Black Hills every year and some of my best memories are from those trips. I have now continued this tradition on with my own kids. There is just something about this area that is good for the soul and is sure to give you and your family an unforgettable experience. This was definitely a trip to remember and I wanted to share my experience with you all in case you ever make your way to the good ol’ state of SD!

South Dakota Blizzard of 2022 “Elliot”

Hello, friends! I have decided to write a blog post all about our big South Dakota blizzard of 2022 to help put it into perspective for those of you unfamiliar with our area. Although the blizzard shut the entire state down for days, there was also some amazing beauty that came from it. They have nicknamed this storm “Elliott”.

I have gathered several pictures from throughout the western and central areas of the state. Snowfall totals ranged anywhere from 6-36 inches along the plains into the central part of the state.

No words needed!
This picture was taken at a local truck stop during the storm.
This was one of the many cars buried during the blizzard. It took several days for everyone to get dug out.
South Dakota beauty!
Best little helper around!
This was outside my parents downstairs door.
Winds blew up to 60 mph and the windchill got down to -40 to -60 below. Frigid and dangerous for all!
The toll it took on the livestock was absolutely heartbreaking. Many herds were driven miles away from their homes due to the wind and drifting snow. After the storm finally ended, days later, local farmers and ranchers helped one another locate their livestock.
My hometown’s water tower!
Bridge underpass.
And of course we can’t leave out a picture of our newest member of the family, Oakes!
South Dakota State Capital…beautiful!