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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned home from an absolutely amazing time in South Dakota. Through hours/days of searching we had arranged to stay 3 nights at the Holy Smoke Resort. I wish we could have stayed longer! From my very first inquiry Dani was very quick to respond which was a great sign. When we arrived she checked us in quickly &... More 

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

Thank you, Thank you!! Our crew worked very hard to make those new units even more special and to put a smile on your face. You have just put a huge grin on theirs. Dani More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several different cabins on the property. Cabins 10 & 11 had 2 rooms with a Jack n Jill bathroom in between and sinks in each room. One bedroom had the microwave, fridge and table and the other bedroom had a dresser with TV and futon type cushion. Cabins were simple, but clean and met our needs on this... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and your time in the Black Hills. Please return and tell your friends about us. You might enjoy the TAKE THE TOUR video on our web page as it will give you a complete tour of all the cabins available on the resort. Again , thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place...clean cabins..went for riding motorcycles..stayed 2/3rds of the way up hill on gravel roads..the only thing I would do different next time is to ask to be in a lower cabin so the decent isn't so steep on the bike.

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

Thank you! We love hearing from you and hearing that your experience was a good one. Hope you will return again. Dani More 

Gatlinburg TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would not stay there again. No facilities and very pricy. We booked 2 big rigs for 6 nights under 1 name. When we checked in they had us at opposite sides of the park. Mngmt had some challenges with recent heavy rains...but overall the negatives out weighed the positives.

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

My guess is it was over the 4th of July. We had some terrible storms here and 5 of our sites flooded. It had already been the wettest June on record. We are strictly an RV park for self contained rigs.(meaning you must have your own bathroom facilities as there are no public restrooms or shower houses here and never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad and I were traveling through South Dakota, visiting Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer, and the cabin (#1 - Vulcan) we stayed in was very nice, clean, and cozy. The resort is close to several places to see and things to do in Keystone and the Black Hills. I did find a tiny spider on my bed the... More 

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

Thank You! and a happy 4th of July to you! Your reviews make our day and give the staff incentive to keep up the great work. Dani More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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

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 June 21, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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 

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