My wife and I rented a cabin for 6 nights on our recent trip to South Dakota (in early Sept 2012) The cabin we had was great for 2 people. It had amenities you would need. Coffee Maker, nice bed, dining table, microwave, dishes and utensils, couch, flat screen tv, etc. Outside, there was a porch swing, picnic table, hot tub and a nice yard area to look across the small valley into the forest. Like many other reviewers, we saw a lot of deer, birds and other animals. While being somewhat secluded, WSCBB wasn't too far from Rapid City and was a nice mid-point between the southern Black Hills attractions (Mount Rushmore, Custer Park, Crazy Horse, etc.), and the cool areas to the north like Spearfish, Deadwood, etc. Joyce, Russ and Phoebe (their doggy) were great. The cats (forgot their names) were cute and friendly as well. It was nice to have them there when we missed our cat and needed some furry time.
Now to breakfast. After running around for 12 hours each day and sleeping like the dead at night, we'd wake up to a tasty treat each morning, delivered by Joyce and Phoebe. My wife and I are somewhat picky eaters (she's a vegetarian, I don't like eggs, mushrooms, and other stuff). We gave Joyce this info and she adjusted the menu each day based on our picky palettes. We always had just enough food and coffee and her recipe choices always were filling but healthy as well.
While at the B&B, we explored the woods on the property. We took a hike along the abandoned railroad tracks one day, and went down to the swimming hole to lounge in an innertube, all by ourselves.
After long days, our evenings were spent drinking coffee, recounting the day's photos and activities while swinging on the porch swing. So fun yet relaxing. One piece of advice - either eat dinner before you return to the B&B or buy dinner and bring it back with you. Once you are there, you won't want to leave until the next morning. It's just hard to leave a porch swing.
Overall, our trip to the Black Hills area was even better than expected. There's so much to do and see, which made it tough for go-getters like us to stay at the Cabins during the day time.
Go now. Really. I'm not kidding.
- 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