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Emerald Pines Refuge Bed and Breakfast

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23836 Emerald Pines Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Emerald Pines Refuge Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 9 Hill City B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful five nights at Emerald Pines. The breakfasts were fantastic and the location superb. Marilyn and Al were exceptionally friendly and informative hosts. It was like staying with old friends

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We so enjoyed our stay at Emerald Pines. It's pretty close to town and easy to find, yet when you arrive you feel as if you're far from the busyness of civilization. It's a beautiful home in a lovely, secluded, peaceful, mountain setting. Al and Marilyn were such fabulous, welcoming, personable hosts. Al even took us on an morning jaunt... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Location was just what I wanted, in the heart of the Black Hills and not in a city, yet it was easy to find. I thought I would feel uncomfortable in the intimate setting of staying in someone's home, but Marilyn and Al were easy to talk to. We lingered over breakfast, which Marilyn made so much fun to anticipate,... More

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Normal, Illinois
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

South Dakota offers complex rock formations, amazing trails for foot and bike traffic, but the food tends toward things canned, frozen, and full of chemicals. The amazing retreat of innkeepers Al and Marilyn will jump-start your day of activity. In five wonderful presentations, we've had fresh fruit parfait appetizers, then fresh scones or muffins or biscuits. The third course, served... More

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emeraldpinesrefugebb, Owner at Emerald Pines Refuge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Patti and Al it was a pleasure having your as our guests. The experiences you shared were great. Now Patti I do have to go out and get your books. Thank you for making Emerald Pines "your home away from home". Let me know when your next book hits the stands More

Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We just returned from a wonderful stay at the Emerald Pines Refuge B&B (stayed in both rooms). Al and Marilyn are wonderful hosts! You will start each day with a prayer led by Al and a fabulous breakfast filled with homemade treats such as peach/pecan muffins, breakfast casseroles, and lots of fresh fruit all freshly prepared by Marilyn. Every breakfast... More

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emeraldpinesrefugebb, Owner at Emerald Pines Refuge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kinds words of appreciation. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for staying with us More

Lima Ohio
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We chose the Emerald Pines as our base for five pleasant days in the Black Hills last September and it turned out to be one of our very best B&B experiences. The location was convenient to what we wanted to see and do, the Finch Suite was spacious and Marilyn and Al were absolutely the best hosts we've ever encountered.... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My husband and I and another couple spent four delightful days at this very special B&B. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and were sad when it was time to check out. The home is lovely; the location is perfect for sight seeing in the Black Hills; and the two suites are decorated very attractively and are spacious and... More

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our stay with Marilyn and Al was wonderful. We had traveled with another couple so rented both spacious suites. The breakfasts were extraordinary and both Marilyn and Al were very helpful in setting up our two day stay in the area as were had never been to South Dakota. The rooms were quaint and both had private, large sitting areas.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed at the Emerald Pines for 4 nights during Bike Rally week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Marilyn and Al were terrific hosts, making all their guests feel right at home. Being just outside of Hill City, we were close to all the bike action but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet at night. This location... More

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Mt. Horeb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We just returned from a wonderful 4-night stay with Marilyn and Al. The food is amazing each morning, and the accommodations are spacious and comfortable. This was a 3-generation girls' getaway trip to celebrate my mom's 87th birthday, and it was all we wanted it to be. It's a beautiful house in a beautiful setting with gracious, beautiful hosts. Their... More

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Address: 23836 Emerald Pines Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
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Beautiful Log Home built in 1997. Contemporary and Antique furnishings. Relax. Enjoy the Awesome view from the deck. Seven Acres to Roam. Gas grill and Picnic Table available. Refrigerator in your suite. Satellite TV (Dish) and VCR in your private sitting area. Telephone in room. ... more   less 
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