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Holy Smoke Resort

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24105 Hwy. 16A, Older Gps Is Misleading, Keystone, SD 57751
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MAY 2016 CABIN SPECIAL
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in campground 4 days and really liked it. Nice clean and quite campground. Tittled this review "Surprise" because I got a Christmas card from them thanking me for coming there back in June. That nice gesture was a great surprise and I guarantee that they will get my business when I'm back in the area. Merry Christmas Holy Smoke... More 

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Thank Ray W
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Ray W. for your business as we genuinely appreciate our customers. A Merry Christmas to you and yours and a wonderful 2016! Dani More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This cabin was exactly what we were looking for--quiet, cozy, and perfect for a young family who wanted to get away from the typical distractions of modern life. The beds were comfortable, the decor was simple and sweet, and our kids loved the loft area (it made them feel special to have their own area up there). Check-in was fast... More 

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Thank toad94
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

A great big Black Hills Thank You for the fabulous review. We sure appreciate your input and your business and hope to see you again when you are out our way! Dani More 

Oakville, Canada
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

This place was close to everything yet quiet and relaxing . We stayed in the nugget which was nice and cosy . Although we didn't spend a lot of time in the cabin as we were busy sightseeing it wa nice to come back to in the evening and be off the beaten track. Check in was fast and easy... More 

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Thank jmjb04
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

So-o-o happy you loved the "nugget" cabin. It is our most popular cabin for couples. Please tell your friends about us and we hope you will return to Holy Smoke Resort soon. Dani More 

Sharpsburg, Georgia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The cabins are clustered together in groups, but privacy is no problem. Nice front porch with table to enjoy the outdoors however you do hear all the traffic going by on the highway. You do not hear traffic noise inside the cabin. Cabins are very clean and well kept. Mattress comfort was good. Housekeepers were fantastic. Our only complaint is... More 

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Thank Tasha1802
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you had a great time and got some quality hiking done. We have all types of cabins here. Of course our budget cabins do not have all the furnishings of our cabins with complete kitchens, living room with easy chairs and dining room. Budget cabins are much less per night than the ones with all... More 

uk
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We stayed one night in a two bedroom cabin. Clean and cosy, we enjoyed our stay in the forest, quiet, secluded and a good price. A couple of miles from Mount Rushmore and just down the road from Keystone which was much more touristy and not a place I would want to stay a good base for the area

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Thank stella3625
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review Stella, We are glad you liked us here even though you were disappointed with Keystone. Dani More 

New York
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125 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Although Holy Smoke is a cabin resort, it's quite upscale. Our cabin, #18, was more like a small rental home than a cabin. The bedrooms were very nice, with a substantial mattress. It was also very clean, immaculate even. The bathroom was very clean, with plenty of towels. The downside was the small bars of soap and inferior shower head... More 

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Thank Martin B
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Martin, for the great review. Hope to see you again on your next trip to the Black Hills. Shower heads are configured to go straight down rainforest style as to keep the rain forest from going outside the confines of the shower. This does not allow for much adjustment. Just an FYI. Dani More 

Keystone, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We live in Keystone, and had a group of six people coming in for a wedding, being Labor day weekend we found everything booked except the " Vacation Rental" at the Holy Smoke. After checking it out we booked it. It was so nice we moved the reception there ( after receiving management approval). I would say it has to... More 

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Thank Dennis K
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your five star rating on our very special vacation rental. I have taken your suggestion to heart and it will be advertised as an executive retreat in next years ads. I am delighted that we were able to accommodate your outdoor reception and that all went great for your day. Hope you do return... More 

Ste. Rose du Lac, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Stayed here with 40' Diesel coach and trailer enjoyed are time close to everything. Safe a quite place, rv sites could be a bit bigger (wider....) met some real great people and the owner was real helpful as well as the staff....

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1 Thank Den L
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time and enjoyed our facility. Thanks for taking the time to tell us you liked it. Dani More 

Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was a very nice resort just outside of the main part of Keystone. Nice linens, beautiful little cabins and we were able to have our dogs stay as well. Bathrooms well equiped, things were clean and well kept. The front desk person was very nice and there was a picnic table on the front porch. My only request would... More 

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murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thanks!! I wish these darn new light bulbs would put out enough light to read by. They are 75W if you can believe that. Anyway we are glad that you enjoyed it here and got to sit on the deck and enjoy the Black Hills. Dani More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Keystone just to find out the motel we booked was not acceptable. We were referred here for the night. We were greeted with a smile and a tour of two cabins both were immaculate. We ended up in Cabin 23 at the very top. I was so sad to leave and wish we spent more time there.... More 

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Thank Christina B
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

We are pleased to be a part of very good memories and we hope to see you again. The sign in the office has a special story behind it and some wonderful memories of a chef that is no longer among us. Dani More 

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