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12407 Deerfield Road, Hill City, SD 57745
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Iowa City, Iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I spent four nights in the Timber Haus cabin and very much enjoyed the experience. We've stayed in many cabins throughout the Midwest, and this one will rank up there among our favorites. Pros: Comfortable bed (new mattress!). Clean throughout. Beautiful deck on the front of the cabin is a great spot for watching the deer and... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a detailed and positive review! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Newton Fork Ranch and am thrilled to know that our new, upgraded mattresses are comfortable and afforded you a good night’s sleep. Regarding the clawfoot bathtub, in designing the cabins, I wanted to create an Old World /... More

Elgin, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed in Grandma's Cabin that is part of the Newton Fork Ranch properties. It was exactly as pictured, very clean and perfect for our visit. All the cabins are separate from each other and set into the landscape around it. The property is located within walking distance to the heart of Hill City and is conveniently located to all... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Grandma's Ranch House. Your feedback is so appreciated as we work very hard to keep our cabins neat, clean, and inviting. And, yes, we are very fortunate to be centrally located to all Black Hills attractions. Our guests are surprised too to find that, even though we are only... More

Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were traveling through the area and decided to stop at Mt Rushmore for the day. We found Newton Fork Ranch on trip advisor and it met all of our requirements. Close to the monument and sites, pet friendly, super clean and charming. The property is beautiful and the cabins were perfect. Our son loved the loft bedroom!!

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Jennifer, thank you for taking your valuable time to share your recent Newton Fork Ranch experience with others. We continually strive to maintain clean, comfortable, and visually appealing accommodations in which to relax and lay one's head. And your feedback reassures us that we are meeting our goals. We hope you and your lovely family will return to stay with... More

Manhattan, Kansas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The cabins are really nice and the location is fantastic. My wife and I stayed in the Timber Haus. The cabins are well built and sit on the perimeter of a great meadow. They are far enough apart to offer privacy and they are located just 1/2 mile out of Hill City. I was a little concerned before my arrival... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

David, thank you for your lovely comments and detailed review. It's true, our guests are amazed that we are so very close to town and yet the ranch still feels secluded. And I agree with you, being able to see the stars at night is a "must." A few years ago, I even had the electric company come out and... More

New Berlin, WI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I spent 5 nights in the Timber Haus cabin. The cabin was peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed watching the deer and turkeys "play" in the field right outside our cabin. Loved the deck for having wine and cheese at the end of the day. Great location - close to Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Rapid City.... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you visit us and appreciate your kind and encouraging words regarding our Timber Haus cabin. It's especially wonderful to read that you relaxed and enjoyed wine and cheese on the deck. We love hearing that our guests have taken the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with each other and with nature. Thank you again for taking... More

Morton, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We spent 4 nights in the Deer Hollow cabin. Clean, quiet, nice kitchen, great deck. We would not choose to have a loft bedroom next time. It is as much about location as anything. Hill City worked great for all of our activities. Favorites included hiking Harney's Peak, the Wildlife Loop in Custer, approaching Mt. Rushmore on the Iron Mountain... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

I so appreciate your "ringing endorsement" regarding Newton Fork Ranch being "a wonderful home base." We are fortunate to be in a central location, not only to Hill City, but to the surrounding Black Hills. Thank you also for pointing out that the loft cabins may not be for everyone. I would encourage our guests to look at the photos... More

New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I have been staying at NFR for Sturgis Bike Week on & off since 1996. I WILL NEVER STAY ANY PLACE ELSE!! The cabins are SPOTLESS, warm, cozy, inviting, and very well appointed. I especially love the antique touches in Grandma's House :) Absolutely beautiful landscaping done by the owner. Gorgeous! I miss the horses, the hummingbirds, the numerous deer,... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Now that the dust has settled from our annual polo game at Newton Fork Ranch (the Hill City team was victorious over Rapid City 5-3, BTW), I can catch up on our TripAdvisor reviews. Thank you so very much for your kind and enthusiastic appraisal. Not only am I thrilled to have you return to the ranch over these past... More

Northfield, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We have spent a full week at the Newton Fork Ranch for each of the past four summers after another resort operator recommended it for us when I emphasized our interest in a quiet, private place to stay in the Black Hills. The proximity to the Mickelson Trail was an unexpected bonus because the trail is our main reason for... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful review of Newton Fork Ranch. If you are not a writer by profession, you certainly should be! I loved your quote "Relaxation is what is for sale here." But I especially want to thank you for staying with us these past four summers. We are a third-generation property and, as the ranch is... More

Ames, Iowa
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed four nights at Newton Fork Ranch and loved every minute of it. The cabin was spotlessly clean and the the area is beautiful and peaceful. I enjoyed watching the deer graze right in front of our cabin in the mornings as I sat on the porch sipping my coffee. The cabin was roomy, even though there were seven... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay. Your description of your vacation is exactly what we hope our guests will experience when visiting Newton Fork Ranch: relaxing on the porch with a favorite beverage; watching the resident wildlife in peaceful surroundings; and enjoying conversation and board games with friends and family in the tranquil evenings. We hope... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have stayed at Newton Fork Ranch four or five times now. This time we stayed a week in Morning Song, while our other family stayed in two other cabins. As always they are perfectly clean and well stocked. The location is perfect for all the activities in the Black Hills. We enjoyed lots of fishing and climbing at Sylvan... More

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SDRanchOwner, Owner at Newton Fork Ranch, responded to this review

We appreciate your recommendation as a property that is centrally located yet still quiet and secluded. And it sounds like you needed a peaceful retreat at the end of your activity-filled days! Thank you for allowing us to be your "oasis of choice." We hope we will see you again soon! More

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Address: 12407 Deerfield Road, Hill City, SD 57745
Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
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Also Known As:
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Although Newton Fork Ranch is very close to town our real log cabin rentals are both quiet and secluded. Our well-appointed accommodations will await you after a day of hiking and biking on the 109-mile Mickelson Trail, which runs through our property. We have a private access gate that opens directly onto the trail. If you are looking forward to some of that famous Black Hills fishing, Deerfield Lake is just up the road. And Hill City, with its many art galleries, restaurants, award-winning wineries, and gift shops is only a ten minute walk into town. But we are also known for our quiet and solitude so before your day of sightseeing begins, picture yourself lingering over a cup of coffee in the morning as whitetail deer graze in the meadow beyond. And after a day of touring, imagine curling up by a fireplace in the afternoon reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine on the deck. A truly magical experience! ... more   less 
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