Hot Springs, South Dakota

The Allen Ranch is a family owned business.  Our operation is laid back, peaceful, with plenty of room for hiking, river tubing, and wildlife viewing.  A perfect setup for reunions, cowboy suppers, and events.

The Allen Ranch is located in southwest South Dakota within the Black Hills. We offer the visitor a complete outdoor adventure into the old west that includes our Sioux Indian Tipi village. The village is located along a gentle flowing river known as the "Minnekahta", the river of warm water.

Our tipi's are available for an evening or an extended stay. We welcome families, or group vacationers. We also accommodate large group tours and customize a vacation package for any length of stay. A primitive camping area for tents is also available. The natural beauty of the area can be enjoyed from the river valley, or you may hike, bike or ride horses to the top of the Seven Sisters mountain range to view the distant badlands and Black Hills.

We also have a playgournd and wading and tubing for kids in our warm water river, (we supply the tubes)

Through demonstrations and tours, we offer a journey back into the nineteenth century to witness the rich and colorful culture of the Lakota Sioux.  

Prices for the 2014 season are $40.00 per night for a tipi lodge. Each tipi will sleep up to six people.  All sites have fire pits for cooking and a campfire.  The tipi's are located approximately 200 yards from the modern shower building.  There are pit toilets close to the tipi area.  You will need your own sleeping bags and pads.  This is an outdoor camping experience.

$40.00 per night for RV's with full hook ups with an available dump station.  Addition tents on the RV site are $15 each.  All shaded sites are located along the river and within walking distance to our modern shower building. We have some Pull Through sites for larger RV's.

Tent sites are $30.00 per night, and are located about 300 yards from the modern shower building, under giant cottonwood trees along the banks the warm water of Fall River.

We also cater to family reunions, weddings, birthdays, (etc).

We honor Passport America (3 day limit)

Contact us:

Phone: 605-745-1890 - Fax: 605-745-1890 - E-mail: allenranch @

Tipi Lodges

Camping RV & Tent
Map to Hot Springs & Allen Ranch
Map of Allen Ranch
Tipi Bed & Breakfast
Cowboy Supper

You will find that the neighboring Hot Springs community hosts several interesting attractions such as  "Evans Plunge" the worlds largest warm water swimming pool, the "Mammoth Site", a national landmark where you can view the remains of prehistoric mammoths that are being unearthed, and the Wild Horse Sanctuary where you can view the wild Mustangs and ancient Indian petroglyphs.  Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park are just 30 minutes north of Hot Springs. These attractions along with friendly people waiting to make your acquaintance will make your vacation a special experience.