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Whispering Winds Cottages

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12720 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The owners are great to work for. The treat their guests like royalty. This was the best stay of our trip. I would recommend and use again without any hesitation. The rooms are exactly as advertised, and can I just say that their beds are so comfortable. Myself and my family slept like babies. Thank you for the excellent place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this place! The location is hands down the best in the black hills as you are only minutes from anything you could want to see! Chuck and his family are more then welcoming making all guest feel welcome and comfortable! My boys had a great time playing with chuck and his children! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We spent two nights at Whispering Winds last week and had a wonderful time. It was clean and well-maintained and our kids had a blast. Our 7 year old son even said he wished he could move there after making friends with the owners' son. We enjoyed the community campfire and smores as well as the easy access to Mt.... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

First impression, the cottage was immaculately clean and the décor was charming. The views from the property were beautiful. My kids loved all of the space to run around and explore. The nightly fires with S'mores were a huge hit! The location is perfect - you are close to both Keystone and Hill City. A quick drive will get you... More 

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