We stayed in the Kid Hall suite with our 11-year-old son, for four nights. We agree with the other reviews--it was the highlight of our trip to the Black Hills, especially for our son. The setting is idyllic, with lots of outdoor patios and decks that give uninterrupted views of the rolling hills, the big sky, and the horses and cattle in the fields below. The guest house is modern and well appointed, with Western themed décor and lots of room. There is even a very nice swimming pool to cool off after a long dusty day.
But what makes the Flying B a truly unique and magical place to stay is what they do for children. Bonnie and Larry may be the most “kid-friendly” hosts I have ever met. They designed the house so that there are secret passages between some of the rooms that only kids can find (or fit through), and they make kids feel at home from the minute they walk in the door. All the guests eat breakfast together, with adults and kids at separate tables. If you are lucky, there will be a visit from the "Old Timer" after breakfast, who tells tall tales about the Old West (with a lot of real history in them.) After breakfast Larry gives tours of the ranch, lets the kids feed and groom the horses, and takes the more adventurous through the fields to engage in a cow-chip throwing contest, all of which delighted our son and ourselves.
Bonnie was extremely knowledgeable and practical about suggestions and recommendations for touring. The two of them together make outstanding breakfasts--they are closet (or not-so-closet) gourmet cooks. They are also both interesting people, who have traveled quite a bit and have led interesting lives.
We're not sure if we'll make it back to the Black Hills, but we might have to make a special trip so our son can visit the Flying B again.