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“Lovely place.” 4 of 5 stars
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Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast
12741 Matthew Court, Keystone, SD 57751   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Keystone B&B and Inns
Davenport
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27 hotel reviews
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“Lovely place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This B & B was lovely. Lesley prepares excellent breakfast and both she and Ron are great to talk to. The beds are a sleep number bed. Rooms very clean. We did however have a problem with Lesley's record keeping. I had paid in full in advance and she didn't record the payment. We had to charge what she said was owed (which was more than the final amount she said was due in an email to me) then I had to come home and find the date I mailed the check to her. This did put a damper on our trip. She did refund the money, however it was a worry to me the rest of the trip. She also approached me about the money in front of others which was a poor choice on her part. She should have asked about it at check in.

Room Tip: I would recommend the back room (number 3) it is larger and has windows beside the sliding glass doo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Picayune, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This bed and breakfast has it all: perfect location, hosts, food, everything! It is wonderfully located in between Keystone and Hill City - very close to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Ron and Leslie were so welcoming and felt like long lost friends from the beginning. They helped us plan our stay upon arrival, and we had excellent conversation with them and the other guests every night in the kitchen/living room. The food was delicious, and the table had different decorations every day. We stayed here at the beginning of a two week road trip, and all other accommodations paled in comparison to this bed and breakfast. If we ever return to the area, this is where we will be staying.

Room Tip: We really enjoyed Big Jake's room. However, if we were to return I would probably prefer to sta...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Location is wonderful, a quiet, tranquil forested area, in its own grounds, but just off a good back road between Hill City and Keystone, it’s actually nearer to Hill City which is a much nicer town than Keystone. Don’t expect to find this place in Keystone itself; because you won’t, you have to access the property off Old Hill City Road if you are in Keystone town and from Twin Springs Road off HW 16. Just Google map the address, you will need a car!

There are only 3 rooms, which makes the place very personal and intimate, no locks on the doors.

Our room was the John T. Chance which was quite small, or it just felt that as there was quite a lot of 'clutter' in the room, but it was beautifully appointed, everything looked new right down to the carpet, chest of drawers, wardrobe, TV and a little private balcony with table and chairs which was our exit to the car park. The bathroom was lovely too and of a high standard, with a Jacuzzi bath/shower lots of towels and complimentary soap etc. (though no means of heating the room that we could find). The bedroom had a stand-alone thermostatically controlled convector heater, that we did need at night, it took some time to work out how to use it but we mastered it in the end (but not as instructed). A simple fan heater with an off/on switch would have been simpler for us oldies! The bed also had electronic adjustments so you could make it firmer or softer, very novel in a B & B!

Leslie and Ron are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble. You feel as though your custom is really appreciated, and sitting down with other guests at the breakfast table is a lovely way to get to know people you would otherwise never have met. Leslie is an excellent cook and serves wonderful home-made food of 5 star restaurant standard, nothing like the American 'food' we experienced everywhere else!

Waking up to the sounds of birds, and driving off in the early morning and coming back at night seeing Deer wondering around was lovely. This place is a little bit of heaven.

I only have a few niggles that certainly shouldn't put you off staying here, but are worth mentioning. Coming from a secular country, we don’t feel the need to have religion as part of our everyday life and those that do and work in the public service sector, wouldn't expect others to share their beliefs. We personally don’t feel the need to say ‘Grace before meals’, or to be prayed for. Whilst we appreciate that we were guests in someone else’s home, this was a commercial enterprise; a Bed & Breakfast establishment. Religion, the belief of or not, and how and when it’s expressed, is a very personal thing. If the owners feel the need to say grace that’s a private affair and should remain so; it was a little disconcerting for some of us guests when we were expected to wait while prayers were said before we could eat, when this was not what we would normally do and we weren't given the choice to abstain.

We also would have preferred more space in the room for OUR belongings and less for those of the owner’s. The book case full ornaments, display case of personal memorabilia, rather large chair and table took up a lot of valuable space that we needed with 3 weeks worth of luggage - just my personal opinion.

Having no wifi or telephone reception was another concern, especially as we needed to contact our next accommodation to check something out, but it wasn't a deal breaker!

All in all though, this is probably the nicest B & B we have stayed in to date, and wouldn't hesitate to stay again in the unlikely event we ever visit South Dakota again!

Room Tip: Room #1 "John T. Chance" is at the back of building with a view into the forest and it'...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Suffolk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights about a week ago (June 2013). Our hosts, Leslie and Ron, made us and their other guests most welcome. Breakfast time was more like a dinner party with Leslie's interesting menu and lots of lively discussion around the table. We also enjoyed Leslie's home-made cookies and cup of tea every afternoon. Our bed was very comfortable, the room and bathroom had all we needed. It's situated in lovely countryside with deer and other wildlife spotted wandering around just outside.

The towns of Keystone, about 6 miles away, and Hill City (which we preferred) just 4 miles away, offer interesting shops and restaurants and other amusements. We especially enjoyed visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial and the scenic drive through Custer State Park as well as the more famous Mount Rushmore Memorial. If we'd had more time, we'd like to have visited the Badlands area. We went into Jewel Cave, but were not as blown away by it as other caves we've seen in the USA and Europe.

I can highly recommend Elk Ridge and would love to go back some day. Thank you Leslie and Ron for your hospitality.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We loved staying at Elk Ridge Bed and Breakfast with Ron and Leslie. Not only is it a wonderful place to stay, but Ron and Leslie really make you feel like family. My favorite thing was to show up for breakfast with my pajamas and robe! We stayed in Jake's room and the bed was very comfortable. I slept great both nights. I normally work night shift, so it was a treat to have a great place to sleep. Very cozy home with Leslie's delicious breakfast each morning. Ron is a sweet man and really made us feel at home. Hopefully we can return someday.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed at the Elk Ridge B&B for a couple nights in May and it was exactly what we needed and more than we expected. Very relaxing........breakfast was amazing.......and Leslie & Ron were so welcoming. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Big Jake Room. It was perfect!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lovely couple. Tasty breakfasts with nice bed time treats. I felt very welcomed and comfortable here. What a great place to get away! Close to attractions, but feel as though you are away from it all. Convenient location was a real plus.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12741 Matthew Court, Keystone, SD 57751
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Keystone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make the award winning Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast your "home base" while visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota. Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast is less than an hour away from all the spectacular scenic routes and points of interest of western South Dakota. We will sit by the fire ring at the end of the day while you recap your adventures. Three cozy rooms with fluffy bathrobes* queen Sleep Number beds * full breakfast * night time treats * fresh flowers, seating outside of your room * "concierge" service are all waiting for you in the "heart of the Hills" at Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast. ... more   less 
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