South Dakota Wild West Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Couples South Dakota Badlands and FISHING adventure

historic thunderstik lodge Walleye, buffalo & THE Badlands National Park

 Couples Event at Historic Thunderstik lodge Fishing, SHOOTING and A Private tour of the BADLANDS National Park

Come Meet Like-minded Couples From all over the USA

JUNE 9-13, 2024

Arriving at Thunderstik Historic Lodge you are sure to be awed! Explore the scenic lands 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!

Thunderstik couple trip

Trip Status: 
All-Inclusive $3,495 pp 

(Couples/CO-Ed Only)

June 9-13, 2024
5 Days / 4 Nights

Location: Historic Thunderstik Lodge, 24931 Thunderstik Road, Chamberlain, SD 57325

Airport: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)

Accommodations: Historic Thunderstik Lodge 

Meet your HostS 

Jane & Kyle Krohn

Debra & Kim

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.

Make a Reservation

Secure your reservation here. We only take 6 couples on each trip. Making a reservation is the only way to secure your name to the trip list.

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 

Day One: Sunday, June 9, 2024 – 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.


  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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: Monday, June 10, 2024 – Missouri River Fishing or Shopping, Lunch and History Day

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



  • 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
  • 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: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 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.


  • 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: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – 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


  • HOT Breakfast together with the group at the lodge
  • Choice of Guided Fishing on the Missouri River OR Ranges and 4X4 Touring the rolling hills along the river
  • Lunch served at the lodge
  • 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: Thursday, June 13, 2024 – Departure Day


  • Early morning range time or one last property walk
  • Hot breakfast with the group at the lodge
  • Heading to the airport with box lunches 

*Itinerary Subject to Change

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


Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy all 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 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 during the experience.
  • 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!

Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

How it Works:

Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

Activity Level – Moderate

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Standing and walking during tours and getting in and out of vans.

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice Bradley Host

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

Flight Details

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

Arrival Airport: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Arrival Date: June 9, 2024
Pick Up Times: Please Arrive by 3:00 PM

Departure Airport: Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Departure Date:  June 13, 2024
Drop off Times: 3:00pm

Important information

As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

  • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
  • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
  • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
  • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
  • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip
  • This trip will have have a maximum of 6 couples
  • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hosts (A Couple)
  • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.