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Whispering Winds Cottages
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were on a motorcycle trip going through there the middle of June. Jim was the best Inn Keep ever. He was great to talk to. The place is set up perfectly. The cabins were great. The outside area was fantastic. He has grills that you can cook your food on. He also has fire every night. I will go back for sure. I highly recommend that you stay here when you are passing through.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Matt H
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a great place to stay, we were there the second week of July on our Motorcycle and had a GREAT time. Jim and Marla are very gracious host and Jim gave us lots of ideas on different roads around the area that had less traffic but better views. We will be staying here again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Me and or family stayed here on a family vacation or vehicle had broke down on the way and we were left without a vehicle for or first day there. Jim and Marla were so wonderful to us they even offered us one of there vehicles. This place is so inviting and family friendly. The rooms were so clean that me and my husband even joked that they were cleaner then my house. They gave everything you could need in each room. Your own private deck as well as grills you can use. Plus every night they end with a campfire where everyone is welcome to join. I can't say enough about this place as well as for Jim and Marla they are some of the nicest people I have ever met. When we left we all said if we ever came back we would never stay anywhere else. Also beautiful location and right in the middle of all the main attractions. Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!
And we just booked another vacation and will be staying here looking forward to staying here again.

Room Tip: They have cabins with a kitchen in them but with the grills open to everyone you wouldn't need i...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cristal S
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We needed a quiet weekend away so chose a cottage at Whispering Winds as it looked so inviting and peaceful in the pictures on line. It was everything we wanted. The cabin was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and so peaceful and quiet. Loved the way the tropical cabin was decorated. We could tour the Black Hills from there as it is centrally located and the owners ,Jim and Marla ,were very friendly and accommodating. It was a beautiful restful weekend. We want to go back next summer and stay longer as it is so relaxing and beautiful there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sharron A
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had an amazing time staying at Whispering Winds in the queen cabin 'Iron Horse'. You can see the effort that has been put in in the detailed touches of the cabins. Jim and Marla are the friendliest people you could hope to meet and every night Jim lights the firepit. We met some fantastic locals by the fire and for New Zealanders road tripping around the US this experience was truly priceless and one we will always remember. Thank you Jim and Marla and if the property does sell over winter best of luck for your next adventure. If not, we'd recommend to anyone to take the opportunity to stay here- you wont regret it! Louise & Rory

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank lecallaw
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

Our family stayed for 2 nights as our base for exploring Mt Rushmore area. This is a 2 room cabin with a queen bed in the living room & 2 twins in the bedroom. The place has been remodeled over the past few years by the owners, Jim & Marla. The cabin is clean & comfortable, & full of clever themed touches that reflect a hunting/fishing theme, right down to the magazines available to read! If you go out & sit by
Jim's wonderful communal firepit at night, wear bug repellant. I am pretty sure this is where I got eaten alive on my arms & legs by no-see-em biting midges (60 bites, & no bites on anyone else! Bugs LOVE me.). Alas, Jim & Marla may be selling the place & moving on to their next adventure. Hope the next owner can continue the high standards of hospitality.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank TerriM
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

This was the perfect place for our party of 4. Close to all the Black Hills attractions. Jim and Marla were great hosts, helpful and very accommodating. The rooms were very clean and adequately supplied for our stay. I would recommend Whispering Winds Cottages for value, location, and cleanliness. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank ChristopherSuchanek
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Additional Information about Whispering Winds Cottages

Address: 12720 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-7416
Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Rapid City
Price Range: $78 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Whispering Winds Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated lodging facility located 5 miles NE of Hill City, SD. One mile south of Three Forks on Highway 16. Perfect home base for all Black Hills attractions. Great for small groups and families vacationing together. Variety of options with one, two, and three bed units (mainly Queen Beds) Inviting decor. Microwaves and bar refrigerators. Central BBQ area with gas grill and bonfire pit. National Forest on 2 sides. Great Views. ... more   less 
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