The Prairie Wind Casino & Hotel (Hwy. 18, Pine Ridge, 605/867-2683 or 800/705-9463, www.prairiewindcasino.com , $69) is located 12 miles east of Oelrichs, or 30 miles west of the town of Pine Ridge  on Highway 18. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness center. The 78 rooms are decorated in Native American style. The hotel has a dining facility on-site.
The Wakpamni Bed & Breakfast (Hwy. 391, HC64 Box 43, 605/288-1800, www.wakpamni.com , $80–100) is a family farm that was renovated in 1995 to serve as a bed-and-breakfast. There are two houses on the property, each with three rooms and two bathrooms available for guests. There is also an impressive gift shop available on the grounds, which features Native American art and craftwork. The three rooms in the main house are decorated with regional themes (the Lakota room, the pioneer room, and the cowboy room). The rooms in the Folks’ House are decorated in farmhouse style with lots of antiques and quilts.
The property is beautifully landscaped with many flowerbeds around the houses. Two tipis are set up away from the house, facing east in the traditional manner; each can sleep up to three people. A showerhouse with hot water is available for guests staying in the tipis, as is electricity and primitive bathroom facilities.
Your hosts, the Swicks, returned to the family farm more than 25 years ago and are happy to share their knowledge of the area. They can arrange for guided tours of the reservation for you and they can also arrange for horseback-riding excursions. From Highway 18 east of the community of Pine Ridge , head south on Highway 391 for about a mile and look for signs. Go east about three miles on a gravel road to the bed-and-breakfast. From Gordon, Nebraska, head north on Highway 391 for about three miles and turn right (east) on the same gravel road.
The Odd Duck Inn (Kyle, 605/455-2972, www.oddduckinn.com , $65 plus meals, breakfast $5, lunch $6, dinner $10) is owned and operated by Oglala Lakota tribe member Tilde Long Soldier and her husband, renowned author Mark St. Pierre. Their inn is located north and east of Kyle. Take BIA Highway 2 east from Kyle to the junction of BIA 17. Head south about two miles and watch for the signs. The Odd Duck Inn is about four miles down a gravel road. The inn is a three-bedroom, two-bath home equipped with central air, laundry, dishwasher, wireless Internet, and a full kitchen. If you are interested in learning about Lakota culture, this is a great place to start. Mark and Tilde are willing to arrange or conduct arts, Lakota culture, Western and Native American, or wildlife tours for guests ($175 for an eight-hour day).
The Lakota Prairie and Ranch Resort (7958 Lakota Prairie Dr., 605/455-2555, www.lakotaprairie.com , $60) is a clean hotel located six miles southwest of Kyle, across the street from the main campus of the Oglala Lakota College. Each of the 30 rooms comes with free wireless Internet, microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker. Laundry facilities are available for guests and there is a restaurant on-site.
The Badlands Ranch and Resort (20910 Craven Rd., Interior, 605/433-5599 or 877/433-5599, www.badlandsranchandresort.com , May–Oct., closed in off-season, rooms $66, RV sites $24, tent sites $14) is owned by the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe. The resort is rustic and the 11 rooms are decorated in cowboy style. Amenities include satellite television, wireless Internet at the office, refrigerators, and microwaves. The 35 RV sites have full hookups and include picnic tables, but there are no fire pits. There are 50 tent sites, as well. There is a nightly bonfire for all guests to enjoy. Activities include a small swimming pool, stocked fish pond (catch and release), volleyball, basketball, rock hunting, and horseback riding. Guided horseback rides are $45 (for 1 hour and 45 minutes). To find the resort, take Highway 44 east from Rapid City  to the town of Interior. Stay on Highway 44 when it heads south for six miles. Take a left on Craven Road, which is a gravel road, and travel one mile. The resort is on the left.