In Rapid City, SD, located at the bottom of Mt. Rushmore Road, housing a quaint little family-owned motel. The Lazy U, built in the 1950s, has a charm that draws guests back year after year. Recently celebrating their 70th birthday, the restored hotel is just as healthy as opening day.
Verlyn and Cindy Bourne have owned and maintained the motel for the past fifteen years. One of the last mom & pop in the Black Hills, The Lazy U is a real gem. They have given the little motel a charm that is rare in today's busy world. Parked out front, a 1954 Chevy Truck greets you, complete with The Lazy U logo. Cindy's grandmother owned the truck brand new and she learned to drive in it. You can find Cindy take it out to the farmers market or a trip to the grocery store. Restored from a former truck to The Lazy U Mascot, Bourne is always happy to use it for photo backgrounds.
Transported back in time by entering the lobby. You will find reasonable prices and friendly faces. A personal greeting awaits you by the family yourself – Cindy, Verlyn or Cindy's cousin, Jackie. Travelers can enjoy a cool drink and a lively conversation and a lot of maps and brochures. After check-in, receive a real key with a throwback-light turquoise key fob. Bourne and their family members are happy to make your stay a pleasant place.
You will feel at home and part of the family. Enjoy the beautiful rooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and in-room parking. Verlyn, Routemaster or one of his studies will be happy to map your day trips. Wander, bike or visit the many beautiful places and attractions of The Black Hills. Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse are just the beginning of your Black Hills adventure. After a long day of adventure, come home to a cool clean room.
Enjoy the most comfortable night sleep you can expect from home. Beds, recently and often replaced by brand new pillow top sets, will leave you wanting to sleep in. Sharp clean linens and soft towels will help you feel pampered. Hair dryers are available at the front office, but you have to bring your own shampoo. The family pays expensive restrooms for low-cost accommodation.
This little gem of the past you will plan your next visit before check out. You will lead home well rested and full of good memories. When you leave, you will understand why individuals return year after year to the charming Lazy U Motel.