This amazing property is located about a half hour outside of Rapid City in the Black Hills. It was specifically built to be a bed & breakfast and that makes a difference. The layout of the common rooms is comfortable and the rooms are lovely. Everything is luxurious.
We stayed in Suite 8 - which included a king-sized bed and small balcony. A whirlpool tub with gas fireplace was located in the corner of the room. The tub filled from the ceiling and has all sorts of fun options with color changing lights and different bubble speeds. The room has a nice-sized TV that didn't see much use, with a DVD player --- tons of movies to borrow. The rooms are keyed with a four-digit code rather than with actual keys. This was great for me because I'm always forgetting my keys at hotels --- and when I wanted to duck downstairs for a quick cup of tea, I didn't ever have to worry about where my key was.
The bathroom had double sink - yay! No sharing. The bathroom also had a large shower with two showerheads --- I didn't discover until the last day that you could have both running at the same time - that was definitely nice!
The common rooms include a theater room, a pool room, a living room, kitchen and outside seating. We didn't use the pool room, but the theater room is amazing - tons of DVDs to play or you can just watch TV (my husband was way into the Stanley cup finals and was able to watch on the big screen -- a definite treat!). The room has huge leather chairs set up theater style and blankets are available in a basket should you get chilled. The only issue was that Dan and Nancy don't like to start showings late in the evening. Not a problem for us.
Wine is available for purchase. Tea and coffee and hot chocolate always available 24/7. There's a small "guest fridge" where guests can store beer or other items than need to be chilled.
Of course, every bed and breakfast needs a good breakfast - and Summer Creek Inn does not disappoint. The first morning we had waffles with a side a yogurt/nuts/fruit combination --- and a mimosa! Yummy. The second morning we had something Italian sounding -- like French toast but thicker -- my mouth is watering just thinking about it, a side of berries and a smoothie. That was what made it so hard leaving at the crack of dawn on the third morning --- we were going to miss the breakfast!! Fortunately for us, Nancy sent us on our way with some scones for the road -- normally a great breakfast for me, but definitely a poor substitute. Anyone that decides to go to Summer Creek Inn should ensure that they don't schedule early morning flights like we did.
As hosts, Dan and Nancy are perfect. They are warm and friendly and will put you at ease instantly. They are great at providing advice on options for dining and activities in the vicinity. (Although Nancy is not necessarily great with how long things will take.)
This B&B is only a couple of years old and so everything is still shiny and new. The outside landscaping is not yet complete and is a work in progress -- so, if that's very important, bear that in mind.
Overall, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. A wonderful bed and breakfast that is great for out-of-state tourists or as a weekend getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat your senses with a luxurious stay at Summer Creek Inn. Centrally located in the heart of the Black Hills of SD. Just minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse memorial and all the major attractions and activities in the Black Hills. Uniquely designed with unexpected comforts, the Inn is perfect for weddings, class reunions, corporate retreat or that perfect vacation. Enjoy gourmet breakfast, in-room fireplaces, private whirlpools, hot tubs, theater, or relax by the waterfall with a glass of wine at Rapid City's #1 Bed and Breakfast in the region. ... more less
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