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Alta Loma, California
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45 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property is on a beautiful property. Arriving in early September, it was very quiet - including the on-site personnel; there was no-one at the desk during the daytime. That said, they were very responsive to requests and needs. The room was clean and appointed with most basics, though there was no closet or drawers, which would have been nice... More 

Thank ClaudiaP107
Marion, South Dakota
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is the former South Dakota School for the Blind facility. It has been carefully restored to a very good condition. We experienced the walk ways, the bridges, the lake, the camp ground and then stayed in the hotel for night. The receptionist even gave us a walking tour of the main buildings. Very unique and comfortable. Would definitely stay... More 

2 Thank Duane T
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We wanted a quiet place to go and get-away from hectic busyness. You have to be able to make your own entertainment, but if a quiet place to hike or read is what you are looking for, you will love this historic building/resort. The Rock Room is closed, so if eating locally is part of the plan, expect to drive... More 

Thank Michael S
Hill City, South Dakota
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The resort is an old school for the blind, with beautiful historical buildings on manicured grounds with nice brick paths to walk around on. They're also connect via underground tunnels for inclement weather, or just for fun. It's evident that the place has been remodeled with high end materials and quality workmanship. The rooms are beautiful, clean, and cozy, and... More 

1 Thank Glenn F
Siesta Key, Florida
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192 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Buffalo Ridge. The staff were very accommodating for my elderly father with recliners in each room which was important for his sleeping comfort. The rooms were comfortable with refrigerator and microwave as well as desk and internet connection. The imaginative re-purposing of a former school for the deaf and blind is an... More 

1 Thank dkefaia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed during the Thanksgiving holidays. Rooms were comfortable, clean and quiet. I'm familiar with the history as the School for the Blind and that past is tastefully a part of Buffalo Ridge. Beautifully and lovingly brought back to life.

Thank Marje K
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Arrived at Buffalo Ridge on the eve of Winter Storm "Astro". Had a wonderful dinner in the Rock Room and retired to our comforable queen room. Next morning woke up to many inches of snow, blowing wind and icy roads. Being from Florida, Mary at the Front Desk knew we were not excited about getting in the car to drive... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It is rare to find a property that mixes history, elegance and great service. Buffalo Ridge does it with ease. I found the service to be genuine. The food in the grill was great---try the buffalo burger! I took a tour of the facility and found the historical preservation to be top notch. Makes it an even more special place... More 

1 Thank marsue1978
Milbank, South Dakota, United States
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Drove an hour to eat here. Asked waitress for a drink reccommendation- she starred at me until I told her to bring me a glass of wine. Did not bring bread or refills until asked. Ordered a blended with ice drink- large chunks of ice in drink when brought to table. Ordered strawberry short cake. Cake was hard and stale.... More 

Thank Amanda K
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We were greeted by a nice helpful staff person upon arrival answered all my questions, the chef was willing to stay later to cook my husband and I supper too very accommodating food that will never disappoint you very good and all homemade! Blackened ribeye great fried chicken awesome and the cheesecurd burger are great along with there tato rtots... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buffalo Ridge Resort's campus boasts a number of unique aspects that set us apart, including a private lake fed by a freshwater stream, stunning landscape and trees, and fully restored historic buildings. Uniquely charming, Buffalo Ridge is well-suited for business travel or recreational getaways. Whether your time is spent on the historic campus or Talking Waters Campground, you are sure to find our amenities and hospitality second to none. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffalo Ridge Resort and Business Center

Address: 1312 Coteau Street, Gary, SD 57237
Location: United States > South Dakota > Gary
Price Range: $75 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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