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Big Sky Lodge

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4080 Tower Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a pleasure to stay at Big Sky Lodge. The room was clean and motel-style set up with ability to park right in front of our room was so convenient for tired travelers. The service was attentive. You could tell the owners made sure that the breakfast area was organized and well-stocked. The hotel is located in a pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is about a 5 minute drive outside of town. Great views over town. There is a hot tub which we didn't use. Breakfast is typical motel fare, good enough for us. We would definitely stay again. If you are in Rapid City during the summer, make sure you go into town on a Thursday night, the bands that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great find near Rapid City, SD and on the way to Mount Rushmore. Excellent location perched on top of hill overlooking the city. Also, very clean and tidy. One exception (4 stars instead of 5), we found debris and empty pizza boxes under our bed...from a previous guest. Yikes! Besides this, it was a great. Also, very nice guest services.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a gem, indeed! This establishment was a lifesaver last night. After lots of driving I was very pleased to find this comfortable room that made me feel at home. I was impressed by the view, outdoor amenities including hot tub and grills, but best of all are the people who work at and run the place. I was greeted... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms and quiet, equipped with coffeemaker and fridge. Great view of the city. Close to many interesting places (Mount Rushmore). Very friendly staff :) Outdoor hot tube..huge extra. I recommend this lodge :)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights on our roadtrip through the Midwest and we can only recommend the Big Sky Lodge. Located just outside Rapid City, it has a fantastic view - we could even observe a thunderstorm over the badlands from a distance. Hot - tub and BBQ facilities were much appreciated! Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Staff was... More 

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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a motor lodge this was a great find. The rooms are clean, the location is great and the hot tub overlooking Rapid City is a great way to end a long day of sightseeing. Joanne from the breakfast room is great. She gives a lot of ideas for hikes and some good information on the history of the surrounding... More 

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Milford, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here six nights while visiting the surrounding areas. The motel is in a perfect location, with an amazing view. We stayed in the two bedroom unit, which worked out great. My Mom could have her own space, but we could still keep an eye on her. The rooms were small & dated, but clean & functional. The staff... More 

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nestled in a quiet location with a knock-out panoramic view of Rapid City and eastern Plains, this has to be Rapid's best kept secret. The place is immaculately clean; the breakfast is far more than "continental;" and the owners really care about their guests, paying special attention to the "little things that mean a lot." For example, when I asked... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older unit with basic services. I thought a little pricey for the amenities but it is convenient to Mount Rushmore etc. so can expect to pay more. Nice hot tub, outside picnic area over looking Rapid City. I would only stay if I could get the overlooking rooms.

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