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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about Hisega Adventure Lodge?

Here’s some of the most common questions that visitors and guests ask us about the lodge and the Black Hills. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Please use this contact form to ask and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    Why mountain bike the Black Hills?

    The Black Hills area is home to nearly 6000 miles of single-track, fire trails, re-purposed railroad beds, and logging roads that climb mountains, traverse ridges in the back country, and twist and turn through canyons. Pair the awesome riding with incredibly beautiful scenery and you’ve got a recipe for adventure. 

    I stayed at the lodge a few years ago, do you still allow non-group related reservations?

    Yes and No.  If you wish to stay when we are having an event, the answer is typically NO, only event participants.  Sometimes its possible in special circumstances or if the group is very small.  If you wish to stay when there isn’t a group here (typically Monday-Thursday) we can possibly arrange it as we love to welcome back returning guests. We will do our best to get you in but you have to call the lodge, no online reservations.

    What’s the weather like in the Black Hills?

    The weather in the Black Hills changes quickly and often with little to no warning. Weather conditions will vary from one community to another, with temperatures varying by up to 10˚. In general, the elevation difference between the Black Hills and the surrounding plains results in a markedly different climate — almost always milder. We enjoy four distinct seasons here, and they all bring different weather and temperatures.

    March generally starts as the driest month of the year in the region, but late March and early April snow showers can drop significant amounts of snow — Lead sees an average of 66 inches of snow in these months. The region gets over one third of its yearly precipitation in late spring. May tends to be the wettest month with many short but powerful rain showers and thunderstorms.

    Average temperatures
    March: High 47˚ low 22˚
    April: High 56˚ low 31˚
    May: High 66˚ low 20˚

    Summer in the Hills is generally warm and dry with plenty of sunshine. Humidity levels remains pretty low and cool breezes are the norm during the day. Early mornings and nights stay pretty cool, so long sleeves come in handy while you’re playing outside. Mid-summer is the driest time in the Black Hills, but thunderstorms with sparse rain are fairly common.

    Average temperatures
    June: High 76˚ low 51˚
    July: High 85˚ low 51˚
    August: High 84˚ low 56˚


    Autumn in the Black Hills brings amazing views of the forest’s leaves as they change from green to an incredible mosaic of yellows, oranges, and reds — contrasting with the dark green of the areas pines. Expect mild days filled with sunshine and cool nights that have you reaching for a sweater or sitting by a fire. The occasional cold front will bring northwest winds gusting through the area, and the first major substantial snowfall usually comes in late October.

    Average temperatures

    September: High 73˚ low 45˚
    October: High 60˚ low 34˚
    November: High 47˚ low 23˚

    Can I bring my dog?

    We love animals, but pets are not allowed at Hisega Adventure Lodge. 

    Can you work with my dietary restrictions?

    Although we can’t guarantee that we can handle every single dietary request, if you have allergies or other dietary restrictions, please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

    Can I host an event or private retreat at Hisega Adventure Lodge?

    Yes! We have plenty of availability during the off-season. Weekends are almost always busy during the summer, but we do have some time available during the week and occasional weekend. If you’re interested in finding out if we can accommodate your event or retreat, reach out to us using the contact form at the top of the page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

    Does the lodge have wi-fi?

    Absolutely! Free wi-fi is included with every stay.