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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014
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  • 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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The Villages, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a "cowboy" cottage, we were told to expect a hotel-type facility. Admittedly, there were linens, plus a small refrigerator and microwave. Other common amenities were missing, however: closet or rod with hangers; iron and board; luggage rack or counter (some surface for a suitcase other than the bed or floor), facial tissue . . . . Air conditioner wall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Gorgeous area. I would think most in the area have the same beautiful setting. This was off the highways, which was nice. It is secluded from the nearby road. We were there during off season, so we did not partake in their shows and normal festivities.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We just got home yesterday. We stayed in the trail side cabin. It sleeps 6 but there was just the 2 of us. It seemed like a good value for a cabin at $109 off peak. It is well appointed as far as the kitchen. Very roomy. Beautiful setting. Located 20 yards from a great hiking, biking trail goes for... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is just my review for the trail rides as I didn't book rooms to stay at the ranch. I was all excited about getting to ride a horse for the first time. The website made it sound appealing as you would get to experience the beauty of the Black Hills National Forest. Amy, I believe her name was, was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I booked this hotel thinking that it would be fun to stay in the country versus a chain hotel for a family vacation to SD. We stayed in a cowboy cabin. The cabin was fine. Small and no amenities (we brought our own linens) but it worked. The pool was ok. I cleaned/skimmed it each time we swam...it needed a... More

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San Dimas, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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 August 30, 2014

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
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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