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High Country Guest Ranch

12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We are from Minnesota and when we registered the owners checked us in. They were really friendly and knowledgeable, The cabin was beautifully maintained. We could not have imagined staying anywhere else. It was close to everything that one would want to see in South Dakota. We are already planning our return trip. I cannot say enough how great it... More

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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A group of friends has been going to High Country Guest Ranch every year for a long weekend get together since 2007. We rent one of the vacation cabins and utilize their horse corrals, as we bring horses to for trail riding at Custer National Park, Deerfield Lake and Willow Creek. It is a great location with several trail riding... More

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Story, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed at High Country Guest Ranch in a camping cabin - very nice even if beds were a little firm. We actually got to enjoy the concert with Brule' two nights as we could hear them from our cabin and the next night we we paid and got to see them up close and personal. They were the reason... More

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

John And Barbara, are excellent host. The cabins are clean and very nicely taken care of.There is plenty to do right at the ranch,Horseback riding, biking, Swimming. Having the ranch being the host to Brule' was an extra special treat.You are also centrally located right in the heart of the Black Hills.We will not hesitate to visit again. Try not... More

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Carver, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I actually booked at another place before switching the High Country Guest Ranch and are we glad we did! The staff is friendly and helpful, the cabins were clean and well stocked, and it is centrally located in the Black Hills which makes it easy to get to anywhere you want to go. The owners John and Barbra were fantastic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time at High Country Guest Ranch, stayed in the Hagen cabin. Very clean and well organized. Swam in the pool, road horses, ate at the chuck wagon show. The Brule concert was spectacular. Everywhere a beautiful view. Thank you for a great vacation!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We enjoyed the spaciousness of the camper cabins for our families and the surrounding outdoor area. We did not know there is an outdoor performance by Brul'e 5 nights a week right behind our camper cabins. The show is well done but you will hear clearly the show from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.. This should have been included in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Remember this is a ranch and not the penthouse at the ritz. We stayed in the McGinnis this past month and while there were some issues we still had a lovely time.The cabin is larger than it appears in the pictures and there was plenty of room for a large group. The wrap around porch was wonderful and the large... More

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South Dakota
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

First time @ the Ranch....We had a family vacation here July 13th-20th. We had six adults and two kids and stayed in the Mt. View Cabin. It had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Kitchen was fully stocked with all items needed. Toaster, Coffee pot, hot pads, pots/pans, utensils, salt/pepper, microwave, paper towels, TP, dish soap, hand towels, dry towels, dish... More

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Davison, Michigan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

First let me say the good: the room was clean, the scenery was spectacular and the evening show was well done. The forestry service no longer allow this ranch to have rides into the Black Hills and therefore they only do 45 minute rides around the property. Apparently this was due to negligence of the previous owners and is to... More

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Also Known As:
High Country Guest Ranch Hotel Hill City
High Country Guest Ranch Hotel
Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Hill City
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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