South Dakota Wild West 2025 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Couples South Dakota Badlands and FISHING Adventure

historic thunderstik lodge - Walleye, buffalo & THE Badlands National Park
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Don’t just tour South Dakota, Experience South Dakota

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and meeting new like-minded couples. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘couples get-away trip’. 

Itinerary Subject to Change 

Overall Trip Highlights

  • Fishing Adventures  Embark on guided fishing trips in the pristine waters of South Dakota, perfect for both seasoned anglers and beginners.
  • Badlands Tour Explore the stunning Badlands with a guided tour. Marvel at the dramatic rock formations, expansive vistas and unique wildlife.
  • Gourmet Dining Indulge in gourmet meals each evening, prepared by top chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Savor exquisite flavors and enjoy wine pairings that enhance each dish.
  • Historic Lodge Accommodations  Stay at the Historic Thunderstik Lodge, where rustic charm meets modern comfort. Enjoy cozy evenings by the fireplace, luxurious amenities and stunning views.
  • Scenic Views Take leisurely walks and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of South Dakota. Enjoy the fresh air, picturesque sunsets and serene moments together, creating perfect photo ops and cherished memories.
  • Community and Camaraderie Meet other like-minded couples and build new friendships. The shared experiences and group activities foster a sense of community and fun, making the trip even more enjoyable and enriching.

July 8-12, 2025
5 Days / 4 Nights

 

Group Size: 12-14 Guests (6 – 7 Couples)
Your BB Hosts: Jane and Kyle Krohn

Per Person Double Occupancy Per Couple Double Occupancy
$3495 $ 6990 Per Couple
Suites with Shared Room, Separate Double Beds, Private Bath Suites with Shared Room, Separate Double Beds, Private Bath
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
Deposit Due at Time of Booking:
$250 for Domestic/$500 for International
BOOK Per Person Double Occupancy Book Per Couple Double Occupancy


Beatrice Bradley Experiences are All Inclusive. What does that mean?

  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hostesses, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hosts: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hosts will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy 2-3 daily meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides, meals, and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation is included throughout the experience, from airport pickup to your final drop-off.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

We Offer Flex-Pay! What is that?

Flexible Payments at Your Fingertips: You can use your invoice to pay any amount you choose, as frequently as you wish, until the full payment deadline.

Want to make a payment? Click “Review and Pay” on your invoice whenever you’re ready.

Pay Your Way: You can adjust the payment amount by selecting “Edit Amount,” allowing you to manage your budget flexibly.

Final Countdown: Ensure everything is paid up 60 days prior to your trip for domestic and 90 days prior for international. Don’t worry, we’ll send you reminders! If there’s any remaining balance, we’ll automatically process it, allowing you to focus on the excitement of your upcoming adventure!

Arrival Information Departing Information
Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
July 8, 2025 July 12, 2025
Must arrive before 3:00PM Earliest departure time 3:00PM

The activity will require moderate physical activity such as walking on uneven ground and getting in and out of boats, vans and ATVs. The trip is designed to be relaxing and enjoyable for all fitness levels.

Jane & Kyle Krohn will be your hosts for this trip.

As your hosts we understand that traveling solo can be intimidating, but rest assured, making you feel welcomed and comfortable is our top priority. Our experiences are designed for building new and lasting friendships in a warm and welcoming environment.

From the moment you arrive until we bid you farewell, we’ll be right by your side. We meticulously handle all the details and manage the logistics seamlessly behind the scenes, ensuring your journey is truly unique and worry-free. While we aren’t local experts or tour guides, we work with a network of local professionals carefully selected for each location to enrich your experience.

Read more about our Hosts Here

 

Thinking about joining us?

If you’re on the fence or have any questions, we’re here to help. Simply fill out this form to get in touch. We can’t wait to assist you in planning an unforgettable adventure!

 

If you have any immediate questions, please feel free to get in touch: 763-864-8291 | Lindsay@bbgage.com

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 Couples Event at Historic Thunderstik Lodge with Fishing, SHOOTING and a Private Tour of the BADLANDS National Park

Come Meet Like-minded Couples From all over the USA

Arriving at Thunderstik Historic Lodge, you are sure to be awed! Explore the scenic land complete with herds of buffalo, wild deer and the lodge’s famous bird dogs. Enjoy the most spectacular sunsets overlooking the Majestic Missouri River.

We will be walleye fishing on the Missouri River which is known as the best walleye fishing in the world. We will learn to shoot guns on multiple shooting ranges with Thunderstik’s famous, Carey Story! The lodge has shooting and hunting instructors with 20+ years of experience! Whether you have shot a gun before or not, you are sure to feel comfortable and will have the best time learning and improving your skills!

Day One: Tuesday, July 8, 2025 – Arrival Day

You will want to land in Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) by 3:00 pm for Airport pick to the Historic Thunderstik Lodge. Private aircraft can fly into Chamberlain or Mitchell Airports.

Thunderstik Lodge:  Kick back and relax with a cocktail and breathtaking views of the Missouri River from Thunderstik’s back porch. Scan the hills rolling down to the river for mule deer and other wildlife. The views are amazing! Nestled within the vast South Dakota grasslands, overlooking the majestic Missouri River, Thunderstik Lodge is South Dakota’s premier hunting and fishing Lodge. The Lodge offers 7,000 acres of private land with a diverse array of native habitats full of wildlife.

Highlights

  • Arriving in Sioux Falls – the “Heart of America” by 3PM for Airport Pick-Up
  • Arriving at Historic Thunderstik Lodge – Welcome Cocktails, tour and room assignments
  • Take a walk and tour the property which sits on the banks for the Missouri River and is home to a beautiful herd of Buffalo
  • Walleye dinner will be served the lodge
  • Sunset, bonfire and bourbon after dinner with an ALL INCLUSIVE OPEN BAR. 
  • Kyle, your host is a professional photographer and will be taking photos – so bring your camera and Kyle can give you photography tips
  • Each couple will receive photos taken by Kyle (included)

 

South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Two: Wednesday, July 9, 2025 – Missouri River Fishing or Shopping & Gun Instruction & Shooting 

We have an onsite masseuse for in-room massages (additional charge).  THIS IS YOUR VACATION – DO WHAT YOU WANT!

INSTRUCTION FOR THOSE NEW TO FIREARMS.  LEARN FROM THE BEST!

Highlights

  • Sunrise walk and coffee in lodge (if it’s chilly, a roaring fire will be lit in the massive stone fireplace)
  • Hot Breakfast Served at the Lodge
  • Guided Walleye Fishing on the Scenic Missouri River in Chamberlain, SD:  You will fish two of SD’s best Walleye lakes, Lake Francis Case & Lake Sharpe.  With great guides & the top gear available, you are sure to catch your limit!
  • OR –  for those that do not want to fish, you can have free time to relax at the lodge or we will go shopping, grab lunch in town and take in some small-town local history
  • A make-your-own box lunch for those fishing OR lunch at the lodge or in town for the non-fishing group
  • Warm up at the ranges Shooting Sporting Clays and Long-Range Rifle Shooting Ranges (optional).  Learn gun safety and beginners shooting for those that are new to guns and hunting.   (50 BMG on site – 1 shot included)
  • Happy Hour with appetizers and bourbon or wine tasting
  • Steak dinner will be served at the lodge
  • After dinner we will relax, get to know each other and play cards or enjoy the sunset & sit by the bonfire

 

South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Three: Thursday, July 10, 2025 – Fishing OR Badlands Tour Day

You will have a choice of either Guided Walleye Fishing on the Missouri River OR heading to The Badlands National Park for a private tour.

Guided Walleye Fishing on the Scenic Missouri River in Chamberlain, SD:  You will fish two of SD’s best Walleye lakes, Lake Francis Case & Lake Sharpe.  With great guides & the top gear available, you are sure to catch your limit!

Badlands National Park:  It’s dramatic landscapes span layered rock formations, steep canyons and towering spires. Bison, bighorn sheep and prairie dogs inhabit its sprawling grasslands.

Highlights

  • Hot Breakfast together with the group at the lodge
  • Choice of Guided Fishing on the Missouri River OR a tour of the Badlands National Park
  • Picnic box lunch with the group while fishing OR while on the Badlands tour
  • Dinner at the lodge
  • Nightcap at the bar and some poker, cards or playing a game of pool

 

South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Four: Friday, July 11, 2025 – Pick 1 Day: Fishing or Gun Ranges and 4×4 Tour

Breakfast will be served at 8 am buffet style.  You will have a choice of either Walleye fishing the Missouri River Or Shooting Ranges and 4X4 tour

Highlights

  • HOT Breakfast together with the group at the lodge
  • Choice of Guided Fishing on the Missouri River OR Gun Ranges
  • Lunch served at the lodge
  • 4X4 Touring the Thunderstik Lodge rolling hills along the river
  • Farewell Dinner at the lodge
  • Nightcap at the bar and enjoying the sunset & having a bonfire
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip

Day Five: Saturday, July 12, 2025 – Departure Day

Highlights

  • Early morning range time or one last property walk
  • Hot breakfast with the group at the lodge
  • Heading to the airport with box lunches
  • Saying goodbye to new like minded couple friends!

*Itinerary Subject to Change

South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
South Dakota wild west trip
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