About Us


Where Serenity Is Indigenous


Akela Spa of Deadwood is the region’s only destination spa. Akela Spa is inspired by the Lakota word Abla Kela, which means “calm”. Akela Spa is designed as a place to seek out and find your own calm.


Tucked away between Deadwood and Sturgis in the Black Hills of South Dakota, reconnect with yourself and with the natural world.


Created with help from Christi Cano of Innovative Spa Productions and Sam Marguiles of Atmosphere Spa Design - both internationally respected for their expertise - every square inch of Akela Spa is crafted with luxury in mind. Visitors to the Black Hills have been waiting for a destination like Akela Spa, and now everyone who comes to the area can enjoy world-class relaxation.


Akela Spa of Deadwood is a member of both the International Spa Association and the Day Spa Association and strives to be an asset to its surrounding communities.