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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 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
CoMom800 Denver, Colorado
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

For this trip, my family of 6 stayed for 4 days/3 nights. (We plan vacations here every summer.)We loved every minute of it! The accomodations were clean, comfortable, and inviting. The setting is beautiful, complete with a horse round-up every morning and evening. There are a number of outdoor family activities on the property. The owners were extremely friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My nephews and I stayed at the McGinnis Cabin. We had a wonderful time. Cabin was very comfortable and was very clean. Beautiful setting. The owners John and his wife Barb were very friendly and very helpful. My one nephew is in a wheel chair and they put a ramp up just special for him. All the staff is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights it was so nice clean and comfortable. The owners and the staff make you feel at home. The cabin we stayed in did not have a wheelchair ramp so Dane built one for it so we could get my brother in with no problem. When we come back to South Dakota we will be staying... More

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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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Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Hill City #6 Family Hotel in 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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