Is it karma, coincidence, or just plain luck to find such an amazing B&B where the innkeepers are even more amazing?
Who really knows, but we thank our lucky stars that we chose White Tail Ridge for a four-night stay during a trip to SD in September.
Coming from NYC we really weren’t sure what to expect but we were totally blown away by the beauty and the peacefulness. John and Darcy are just awesome.
They welcomed us into their home and just made us feel like we had been friends forever…we so loved that and we hope we will see them again soon!
The location of the inn couldn’t be better. Centrally located to all the major sites, and some pretty good options for dining as well. There is even a 24-hr mart about a mile up the road where it’s quite easy to grab some drinks or snacks if needed.
Darcy is a gifted cook…and John too (dude those cowboy cookies rocked)!
I mean every breakfast, every afternoon snack, was just delicious! They even packed us a sweet picnic basket for lunch when we did our Harney Peak hike.
We stayed in Will’s Bunk which we just loved. It’s décor is totally influenced by the old west (thanks to John’s love of John Wayne : ).
It was spacious, the bed was super comfortable, and we thought the room like the entire house was awesome.
Highlights for us were sitting down at breakfast (not just because it was so delicious : ) but just meeting such great people from all over and getting to know them. We connected with lovely couples from Alabama and Iowa and the chatter that took place at the table felt like an old family get together.
In the evenings after a day of hiking and site seeing we would sit in rocking chairs on the front porch and just talk with John and Darcy. Who knew folks from SD, Iowa Staten Island, and the Bronx had so much in common! LOL.
If your looking for a B&B that feels like home then this place is for you.
It definitely was for us and we hope to be back!
Darcy/John- we are waiting for you guys in NYC…Cheers from SI and the Bronx!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Join us at White Tail Ridge B&B for exquisite views, new friendships, and just-right pampering. A short 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, we are a premier inn on six rolling, wooded acres. We offer three spacious guest rooms reflecting the history and beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota. We give our guests a real South Dakota experience, complete with a warm and laid-back welcome, the biggest blue sky/sunrise possible from the front porch, and a complete no-worries package. In South Dakota, we're the real deal. No traffic jams, no headaches, and only Old West appeal. At White Tail Ridge B&B, our chickens contribute to your breakfast, and our horses make you smile. ... more less