Explore the Region
Located in the Heart of the Northern Black Hills, less than an hour from two airports, three major towns, and a number of National parks and monuments. Deer Mountain Village is in the middle of it all, while still being a retreat from it all.
The Black Hills are the highest mountain range in the United States east of the rockies until you reach the pyrenees in Spain. From rugged mountains and beautiful canyons in the northern hills to striking rock formations in the southern hills, streams filled with trout, and forests home to black hills spruce, aspen, birch and ponderosa, there is no shortage of natural beauty and geological diversity in the Black Hills.
A common issue in many mountain destinations is that there is no real economy to speak of outside of tourism, and this creates labor issues. This is not the case in the Black Hills. The Region is home to a diverse economy which includes agriculture, mining and natural resource extraction, gaming, tourism, and a strategic airforce base home to our nations stealth bombers. Also, the year around population of the region is over 150,000 and up to 225,000 during the summer months.
South Dakota is a state well known for low taxation and regulation, promoting investment and business growth. There is no income tax in the state and it is also typically ranked as the #1 state to establish legacy trusts.
Located almost right in the center of the nation, the Black Hills are highly accessibly. Rapid City Regional Airport hosts daily direct flights from Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, and Las Vegas. For Private Fliers, Black Hills Airport in Spearfish has a 6400′ runway which can accommodate almost any private aircraft.
A mere 30-minute drive from Deer Mountain Village lies the bustling town of Spearfish, South Dakota – the largest in the Northern Black Hills. Here, adventure and relaxation await those seeking a taste of delicious cuisine and refreshing brews. Also, make sure to stop in and visit the DC National Historic Fish Hatchery, one of the most unique stops in the area. You’ll learn firsthand how local trout populations are maintained and preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Bean And Vine
Wine, charcuterie, and cafe
Spearfish Brewing Company
Brewery and Light Fare
The Green Bean
Coffee + Deli
Just a stone’s throw from Deer Mountain sits Deadwood, a town steeped in western history and charm. With over 2.5 million visitors making their way through its streets each year, it’s clear that this is a destination worth exploring. You can choose to try your luck at one of the many casinos scattered throughout town or pull up a chair in one of the legendary bars lining the historic main street. But that’s not all, for entertainment seekers there is Outlaw Square, an outdoor performance space that’s home to some of the best live music acts around. It’s easy to see why Deadwood remains one of America’s best-preserved old western towns, offering a little bit of everything to everyone who pays a visit.
5 minutes from Deer Mountain Village, you’ll find yourself transported to the historic mining town of Lead, SD. With a rich legacy of gold mining, the Homestake Mine produced an astonishing 40 million ounces of the precious metal during its lifetime, making it the second largest gold mine in North American history. Today, the mine has been repurposed into the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory (SURF), which is among the deepest labs in the world. SURF is known for conducting cutting-edge experiments in fields such as physics, biology, geology, and engineering. It’s no wonder that this fascinating and unique location draws visitors and researchers from around the globe.
Dakota Shivers Brewing Company
Espresso + Deli