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“A wonderful few days in the Black Hills” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Willow Springs Cabins Bed and Breakfast

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11515 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City, SD 57702   |  
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Ranked #5 of 24 Rapid City B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful few days in the Black Hills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I am so pleased to have found Willow Springs Cabins. Planning a tour from DC out to the South Dakota plains, I love to find B&Bs where we can meet the locals and just relax for a few days - this we could certainly do at Willow Springs Cabins - thank you Joyce and Russell. The breakfasts were delicious (so much so, I asked for the recipes), the cabin was delightful and fully equipped and extremely comfortable, and the surroundings were beautiful. The extra bonuses were Phoebe, the Golden Retriever and the swimming hole - both a big hit with all of us.
Thank you again, Joyce and Russell for making our trip so memorable and special.
Amanda, Ian, Polly and Sean

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We rented both cabins for 2 nights on our recent trip to South Dakota and were "wowed" by how fantastic our experience was. The cabins were adorable; perfectly decorated with all of the amenities you would need. The location is secluded but is an easy drive to Mount Rushmore, Custer Park, Crazy Horse, etc. Joyce (the owner) was extremely nice and SO helpful. As an added bonus we got to visit with her Golden Retriever Phoebe (we are dog lovers and were missing our own dogs when we arrived!)
We had jam-packed our days with sites to see around Rapid City/ Keystone, but took a few hours one afternoon to just sit on the porch and relax; deer came right up to the area in front of the cabins to eat while we sat there. Breakfast was fantastic as well! A wonderful, wonderful experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Big Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

comfortable - cozy - private - peaceful! We stayed for 5 nights and it was just long enough to do all the touristy things and still have a little time for some R & R. Having a hot (delicious) breakfast delivered to your door was every morning was worth it's weight in (black hills) gold!! We loved it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We've just spent four nights at Willow Springs and can recommend it highly. It is completely secluded yet only about 20 minutes to all the services of Rapid City. In about the same travel time Sheridan Lake Rd. in the opposite direction takes you into the heart of the Black Hills and avoids all of the high traffic and "touristy" jumble of the other more travelled roads in the area. Joyce and Russ are born to the roles of B&B hosts, they're knowledgable about the area, keep the place in perfect condition and Joyce delivers amazing breakfasts in a wicker basket on her ATV. The sound of Joyce coming up the road to the cabin in the morning will cause a Pavlov's dog type reaction after a day or two. The talk of the night before was always "I wonder what's for breakfast?"! Our cabin was spotless and comfortable, a fine bed, decorated in an attractive mountain theme with ample outdoor furniture and a pretty adjoining garden. Phoebe, the young Golden retriever was a regular visitor, she is well behaved though. Days were warm during our stay but we never used the AC, the open windows and cross ventilation worked well as the nights cooled off quickly. We'll definitely be back, Chuck and Pam T

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed here for our first anniversary twelve years ago and it was love at first sight, and second, and many more to come. The setting is incredible with the seclusion, nearby creek with swimming hole, hiking trails galore, wildlife, and more. You are at the end of the road but at the same time just off the highway and close to the many Black HIlls attractions. Joyce is a devine cook and very well suited to the hostess role knowing when to be non-intrusive and when to be a friend with tons of information and informed opinions. The cabins are rustic but very comfortable as Russ is a master carpenter by trade and he has built and refurbished everything with loving care on this property that came down from his pioneering grand parents.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

My new wife and I came here last July and we absolutely loved the experience! One year later, we're planning another trip back to Willow Springs. The views, hikes, and service make for a superior experience in South Dakota.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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JoycePayton, Owner at Willow Springs Cabins Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Thank you for the positive review. We are looking forward to having the two of you stay with us again this summer. We can't wait to show you our new hot tub. It's wonderful under the stars!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

This B&B should be at the top of everyone's lists. One of the most beautiful, charming, comfortable places we have ever stayed. There are only two cabins - we were in the Frontier Cabin which is up a small hill - well worth it for the feeling of complete privacy in beautiful wilderness. The cabin is decorated with such attention to detail and charm, and all the furnishings are so comfortable. They manage to pull off a rustic look without sacrificing quality and atmosphere. You are surrounded by trees, stars, and hills. The outdoor hot tub is AMAZING. Joyce and Russell are wonderful hosts, extremely knowledgeable about the area. The breakfast was delicious and delivered right to your cabin porch so you can eat it at your leisure. We cannot say enough good things about this place. We were kicking ourselves that we couldn't stay longer. It's just perfection, down to the tiniest detail.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Willow Springs Cabins Bed and Breakfast

Address: 11515 Sheridan Lake Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Willow Springs Cabins, B & B has been graciously welcoming guests to their Black Hills Retreat for 25 years. Our family estate is surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest, we are secluded, quiet and very quaint. We offer two private cabins each with there own outdoor hot tub. Gourmet basket breakfasts are delivered daily. While it feels like you are a million miles away from daily life you are just minutes away from all the Black Hills attractions - Mt Rushmore, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park and the like. Come stay with us and experience the pleasures of Willow Springs. ... more   less 

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