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“Loved it here” 4 of 5 stars
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High Country Guest Ranch
12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Hill City
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“Loved it here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2005

The High Country Ranch takes time to make sure their guests are happy, which we found to be a norm in the Black Hills area. This place is beautiful, tho. It is close enough to town to be able to do the runs for soda and supplies, but far off enough to feel and know that you have actual peace, you have the Black Hills surrounding you and you can just "sit a spell" and enjoy it all.
The "cabin" (aka nice house) we stayed in was lovely...so clean and well maintained...it had 3 bedrooms, two baths, a hidden "passageway" that was big with the kids, a gas fireplace and a great firepit in our front yard that was a delight to all ages for those nightly bonfires and s'mores. The horses of the Ranch would hang out next to our house and we loved that. Horse rides are available for about $20 an hour. There is plenty of hiking possibilities here and also a pool and play area for the kids. The place prepared a great brkfast every morning for $2 to $3a person, (honor system) and there was always a friendly dog or cat around to nuzzle with you if you wanted.
The prices are high, but you pay premium in the summer months anywhere that you stay in the Black Hills..it's a great place tho and you can easily get to Mt. Rushmore, Custer, Hill City and GREAT Mtn. roads and sights from here. I would highly recommend it...they have various size cabins and also some even bigger houses down the road where some friends stayed..also beautiful. The people are friendly and take great pride in their Ranch.

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Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Hill City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High Country Guest Ranch offers a variety of lodging from a fully furnished vacation home to authentic log cabins and camper cabins. Our place will make you feel right at home while allowing you to experience the excitement of the outdoors. If you are looking to get closer to nature, we also have a number of tent and RV sites that include full hook-ups. And best of all - there is no nightly minimum when you stay! High Country Guest Ranch is a great place for your next family vacation or corporate event. We welcome groups of all sizes. Create memories that will last a lifetime, we've got something for everyone. All cabins are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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