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About Bear Butte Lodge

Bear Butte Lodge is the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Educational, Spiritual and Cultural Center.

The Lodge is located 8 miles east of Sturgis, South Dakota. Our primary focus is toward at risk Native American youth. The Lodge provides a peaceful retreat and haven to people of all ages and all nations. The sacred mountain helps to restore their culture, pride, self esteem and identity.   

Native elders, leaders, Tribal programs, community programs and schools bring groups to the Lodge for traditionally based programs and ceremonial use. Under no circumstances may people charge for ceremonies, no exceptions. 

We welcome workshops and classes that promote the understanding of Native American culture, heritage and traditions.  

The Lodge sits on 40 acres and is located on the North side of Bear Butte. It offers seven bedrooms downstairs with a total of 16 beds, full bathroom, living room and fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary cooking utensils. The upstairs offers three available bedrooms with a total of five beds, one and a half baths, living room and kitchen.  A sweat lodge is also available for purification ceremony. See pictures of Bear Butte Lodge


What to bring when you come to the Lodge:

  • Your own food and bottled water
  • Towels
  • Paper goods such as; plates, napkins, etc.
  • Personal toiletries

Guests are responsible for their own cooking and cleaning.  

Camping is also available, for both tent camping and self contained RV’s. Bring your own tents or tipi lodge’s. Please see fee schedule for details 

The Lodge rates may vary depending upon group, number of people and length of stay. Click here for our fee schedule. Rates are subject to change and to be arranged with manager upon making reservations. We also welcome families to reserve the Lodge for personal use, retreats or gatherings. Please see fee schedule for details.

 The Bear Butte Lodge prohibits smoking inside the Lodge. The Lodge and grounds are a drug and alcohol free establishment, no exceptions.