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Whispering Winds Cottages

12720 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great location close to all the major attractions. Beautiful, Very Quiet and Private. The cleanest place we have ever stayed. The owners are very friendly and have great information about the area. The bonfire each night was a wonderful way to end the evening. The kids loved the s'mores. A terrific grill and dining area by the fire for dinners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Tiny but with personality, these cabins are located near all the best attractions a few miles outside Hill City. Clean, nice atmosphere, nice and helpful host couple. Beautiful sureoindings, quiet, private. Some good restaurants in Hill City surroundings.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Very clean room, outside n inside looked cute.. very quiet location , between Hill city n Keystone, great location to mt rushmore. Theres AC that serve as a heater as well. Wifi a bit slow though, but didn't bother us.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

While Whispering Winds is on the Highway, it still has a feel of Privacy. We stayed in the Nautical cabin 3 nights. Loved that we had 2 separate rooms and loved the location. Since I have a Plug in hybrid vehicle, Chuck, the owner allowed me to plug in at one of the unused campsites behind the cabin. (If he... More 

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Rochester, Mn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was our second time staying at Whispering Winds. The location is excellent, with Mount Rushmore and Keystone being only a short drive away. The cabins are clean and very well maintained. The owners are very friendly and they are willing to share any information that you may need to help with your stay in the Rapid City area. I... More 

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Tulsa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I wish that we could only stay again or even live here but who knows when we will be back to South Dakota. Beautiful cabins and clean as can be, Friendly owner and who doesn't love smores. It was always fun in the evenings to visit with the other guest and sit by the fire and tell stories of the... More 

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Windsor, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I wanted someplace unique and closer to Mt Rushmore than Rapid City. Under new ownership, this place is clean and well maintained. We rented the cottage that sleeps up to 8 for one night. You can tell the interior has been updated. The owner check us in and is very nice. He's looking forward to making some additions during the... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Whispering Winds is right off of Hwy 16, which connects you easily to many of the main sights in the Hills and Rapid City. The cottages are well-kept. We stayed in the Southwest cottage, which is wheelchair accessible, which my husband requires. The owner was kind enough to move relocate a grab bar in order to make the bathroom more... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

During a three generation, 15 state vacation out west, our overall favorite place to stay was the Whispering Winds Cottages. Clean, updated, high quality decor and furnishings that maintained a rustic charm. Extremely gracious owners eho prepare awesome smores by the campfire each night. About 15 minutrs to Mt. Rushmore and Custer. Swingset was a great addition for my ten... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very quaint place and price wasn't as bad as I expected in an area that has a lot of high traffic tourist stuff. It's located halfway between Hill City and Keystone so Mapquest and Google can get you a little lost. Nice little get away spot the only complaint was unless you are 5' 5" or smaller, the shower doesn't... More 

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