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High Country Guest Ranch

12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Ranked #8 of 11 hotels in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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San Dimas, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being members of a popular hotel chain, normally we choose one of their hotels, but none were in the area. I prefer a sleek and modern style and almost made that choice, but soooo glad I didn't this time. We were on a 6500 mile road trip between California and the East Coast. This was on our return home and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Guest Ranch for two nights because we had reservations to go to the Circle B Chuckwagon Show and Brule Show. Location was great and easy to find. When we got there, our "Native American" cabin wasn't perfect, but staff was helpful and cleaned up what we had noticed was dirty. We had booked the chuckwagon dinner... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

40 y/o father/husband: This place was just wonderful! We stayed in a camping cottage, which was a good value and easy to swing, as we had camping stuff in the car. The space was comfortable and well-maintained and in a beautiful setting. Staff were very friendly, and I really appreciated the stated mission of reconciliation between native and white culture.... More

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here out of desperation. We hadn't really decided what to do that day, and then we were trying to figure out where to stay. I had no phone reception and we were there for the Circle B Chuckwagon Show. On a whim, I decided to see if they had anything available. They did, so we booked it. It... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent 5 days and 6 nights in one of the Native American cabins at High Country Guest Ranch which is in a great location to all the sites and attractions that we wanted to visit in SD. However, there are a few concerns/complaints. First of all one has to remember that it is a CABIN on a RANCH.... More

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Fishers, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our 5 day stay here at High country Guest Ranch we will not be coming back nor will we recommend it to anyone. This is more of a working Ranch where we do all of the work. From cleaning our own rooms with the vacuum left in each room to bagging collecting our trash to set aside in our... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just returned from a stay at high country guest ranch. we stayed in the 4 bedroom saddle ridge. was a very nice property. Great location, very clean, hot tub, fire pit and gas grill, full kitchen all in great condition.only suggestion would be to provide kleenex in bathrooms and provide more trash facilities. for a cabin that holds 10 people,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed in the Trailside Cabin over a course of four nights. Overall, I would describe the cabin as adequate, but not luxurious or "nice" in any way. We enjoyed our stay. Pros: -The fire ring was nice to have an evening camp fire. You can get firewood at the front entrance for 10 pieces for $5. -It was clean... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I went to the Black Hills for 3 wks. The HCGR was the perfect place for our family. Our children and grandchildren flew in and out to stay with us...that was not a problem at all for the property. There was plenty to do for the grandchildren when we felt like taking a break. The Circle B... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We love Brule, #1 Native American show in the world, and they now perform all summer at High Country Guest Ranch. Look up Brule to see and hear them. This ranch is in the Black Hills, a very short drive from Mt. Rushmore and the more impressive Crazy Horse and close to Rapid City and Custer. The staff at the... More

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Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
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High Country Guest Ranch offers a variety of lodging from a fully furnished vacation home to authentic log cabins and camper cabins. Our place will make you feel right at home while allowing you to experience the excitement of the outdoors. If you are looking to get closer to nature, we also have a number of tent and RV sites that include full hook-ups. And best of all - there is no nightly minimum when you stay! High Country Guest Ranch is a great place for your next family vacation or corporate event. We welcome groups of all sizes. Create memories that will last a lifetime, we've got something for everyone. All cabins are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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