LSIS – Lodging

  • LSI-South at Pine Ridge

    We are excited to offer our first ever Lakota Summer Institute on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation! Hosting LSI at Oglala Lakota College will make LSI accessible to many in the Pine Ridge area who have never had the opportunity to attend before. We expect a largely “commuter” crowd of new learners and native speakers wanting to get involved.
    For those traveling from beyond Pine Ridge, there are a limited number of rooms and camping spots available at the Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort, a short drive from Kyle, South Dakota. Those not familiar with the area should expect harsher and more remote conditions than they are accustomed to. We encourage non-commuters to consider LSI-North, which offers all of the conveniences of a residential campus.


    Reserve a Room at the Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort



    The nearest accommodation to Oglala Lakota College is the Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort, located less than a mile (or just an 8-minute walk) from the College. There is a block of rooms reserved especially for LSI-South attendees. Those interested in one of these rooms or in camping in one of several available camping spots should contact the Resort directly at (605) 455-2555. For pricing estimates, please visit our Costs page.
    Amenities available to Resort guests include a paid laundry facility, playground, on-site restaurant, picnic area, and free wireless internet throughout the facility (including camping area). All rooms include microwave, refrigerator, private bath, and satellite television. “Kitchenette” rooms also include table, chairs, and a pull-out couch. Campers may access mens’ and womens’ shower facilities.

    Efficiency rooms


    Views from the Ranch


    Meals and Food Options

    Lunch will be available for purchase on the Oglala Lakota College campus, Monday through Friday afternoons. The Lakota Prairie Ranch Resort’s on-site restaurant features a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. There are also a handful of local grocery stores in Kyle, South Dakota. Attendees should not expect to find a full selection of foods.

    Kyle Grocery