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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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Holy Smoke Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time in South Dakota, found Holy Smoke on trip advisor. So glad I did. Great location- close to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park. Close to Sturgis, Deadwood and Devil's Tower. The Nugget was very comfortable. Wonderful housekeeping done everyday. Quiet area. Saw wild turkeys walking near the cabins. Nice restaurant next door. Lynette ,working in the office,... More 

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

I am so-o-o glad you loved the Nugget! It has been a favorite for couples since it was opened for rental. A lot of history in this unit. We hope to see you again. In the meantime, HAPPY TRAILS. Dani More 

Midlothian, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night stay in cabin #5 and we were very pleasantly surprised. It was just what we were looking for. After a mix-up in our reservations ( my fault) they were ale to accommodate us for an extra night, which was greatly appreciated. Housekeeping was super. Our " Little Cabin in... More 

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

What can I say but thank you for the great review. You make the day for our staff. Dani More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabins at Holy Smoke were very roomy and just what we were looking for. When I booked our vacation I didn't get it booked as I should have and missed a night, the folks at Holy Smoke were very good to work with me to get me another night. They had already booked the cabin we were staying in... More 

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Thank you for the great review. We do our best to take care of our customers and love to hear that their experience was great. We hope to see you agin. Dani More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter and I took a trip to SD and had reservations at The Holy Smoke Resort. I called the day before we left and told the reservationist that we would be very late and asked for instructions for late arrival. I was told that an envelope would be taped to the office door with directions and access to our... More 

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

Sorry your experience wasn't what you were expecting. You were given instructions to your cabin the day of arrival and since it was raining the note with our 24hr. phone was taped to the inside of the door instructing you to call. When I spoke to you the next day you said you were too tired to get out of... More 

Dearborn, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Holy Smoke resort cabins are not crammed together side-by-side like so many other locations. Very nice cabins, clean, and QUIET. Ours was a brand new one just finished shortly before we arrived. The stay was very nice rounding out a great vacation in the area. We are looking forward to returning to this area in the future and will be... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! I am thrilled that you loved the new cabin. We have several new ones in different floor plans. Great reviews from guests like you keep us going. Thanks again on behalf of staff and owner. Dani More 

Romeoville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not knowing what to expect from the website photos, we were pleasantly surprised how spacious and clean the cabin 13A was! Beautiful scenery at cabin at top of the hill. Staff was helpful and friendly and our room was cleaned each day, a welcomed site from long day of sightseeing. And the resort is pet friendly, a definite must for... More 

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

Thank YOU for the great review. Staff here really puts forth the extra effort for our guests because above all we believe that "WE ARE HERE BECAUSE YOU WERE HERE". Great reviews let them know that their efforts are appreciated. Dani More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in on 31 May 15, after driving from Texas for our family vacation. We booked online and didn't really know what to expect, we stayed in cabin 1 Vulcan for 6 days and as soon as we checked in we were pleasantly surprised. The cabins are so much bigger and prettier in person and so so clean. Everyone... More 

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

Thank you so-o-o much for the wonderful review! Staff works very hard to make sure all is done the right way everyday. It means a lot to them to hear from you having a great experience. Dani More 

Gurnee, Illinois, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Holy Smoke Resort was a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed our stay there very much. The cabin was lovely. We stayed in cabin 13B. It was at the very top of the hill. The view was amazing! It was a prime location located between Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer Park. The location is breath taking. However, the restaurant... More 

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

Hello Caroline, Thanks for the great review and thank you for your business. I retired from the restaurant business after 40+ years in food and beverage. It was a great run but I needed to breathe. Glad you enjoyed the Powder House and the food was excellent. We keep their menu in our cabins for our guests. Again thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had a terrific stay in Holy Smoke's 4190 sf "log cabin" . What a great place for a. Family reunion. Right in the heart of all the Black Hills have to offer,and practically in the shadow of Mt. Rushmore. The owner was very helpful in offering suggestions to maximize our short stay. Don't miss the nine hour bus tour that... More 

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

Many thanks for the great review and I am sorry that I did not respond earlier. Have a wonderful Holiday season and come see us again. Dani More 

Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We (four sorority sisters) had a FANTASTIC weekend at the Holy Smoke Resort. Our visit began with the owner meeting us at the gate to the cabin’s grounds. When we entered the 4190 sq. ft. cabin, it took our breath away and far surpassed our wildest dreams and expectations. Every inch of this pristine cabin has been personally decorated by... More 

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

Thank you sisters for your fabulous review. We loved having you as guests and are very happy that our help with activities and attractions was greatly appreciated. Dani More 

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