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“Sheer Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
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Summer Creek Inn & Spa
Ranked #1 of 25 Rapid City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London England
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Sheer Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is possibly the most luxurious b&b you will ever stay in. The rooms, or should I say suites are large and luxuriously appointed, ours had a jacuzzi bath that filled from the ceiling, something we'd never seen before, we also had our own private hot tub on the deck. The property has its own cinema and a comfortable lounge for a relaxing evening in. The location is out of town and about 10-15 mins to the nearest towns. Dan and Nancy have put a lot of thought and love into everything they have done and it shows. As others have stated the breakfast is superb and creative, with Dan and Nancy on hand to help plan your day. We had a nice dinner at the Horse Creek Inn which was about 4 miles down the road. Another evening it was Val's birthday and they recommended a very nice restaurant in Rapid City called Delmonico's which was first class and lived up to their recommendation. Dan and Nancy are wonderful hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them, we can't recommend Summer Creek Inn highly enough.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a very luxurious b & b with comfortable lounges, piano, outside terrace loungers etc. Our bedroom was large and the bed excellent.
Breakfast was a great communal experience: the cooking was creative and very different on each of the three mornings.
We enjoyed Dan and Nancy joining us at table and giving advice and information about sightseeing in the area.
The nearest restaurant is 4 miles away and we did not enjoy oone of the meals we ate there but there are many more choices in Hill City - about 10 miles away.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I have stayed in a lot of bed and breakfasts and I must say this is one of the best! This bed and breakfast in South Dakota has great rooms. They are all very big and luxurious. Dan and Nancy pampered us and made us feel welcome. They even took the extra step of helping us plan out our days with different activities that are a must see when you visit the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore. I would recommend this inn to anyone!

Thanks Dan and Nancy for everything!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank Fred P
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Vernon hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Having never been to a B&B before, we tried to do a lot of research going into this trip so we did not wind up in some musty place. Dan and Nancy have created an oasis that is very relaxing, charming, and truly does feel like home. Our room was large, with the most comfortable bed in the world and we had a luxurious bathroom and private hot tub - all of it well maintained and clean. Dan and Nancy are wonderful about incorporating people into conversation in the morning although I must confess talking is the last thing on my mind in the morning - I'm more concerned about stuff my face with the delicious food that is prepared! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eagle, Idaho
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This Inn is beautiful, nicely furnished, good beds and linens, but I am giving only two stars because our first night was truly miserable due to a VERY noisy heater that we could not turn off; the thermostat controls several rooms and was locked (as another reviewer mentioned). In addition, the innkeepers treated us as if we were somehow at fault for this (as if we would make it up...). One innkeeper grumbled, "Hundreds of people have slept in that room without a problem." We were told we should have awakened the innkeepers...there are no phones in the rooms, no cell coverage, and when we knocked at their door several times, we got no answer. We felt that, under the circumstances, because we got all of two hours of sleep with the aid of earplugs, sleeping pills, and pillows on our heads, the innkeepers should have comped us for that night, but they did not do so. So, no stars for customer service. The room to avoid is Suite 8 (although the sign on its door says Suite 10) on the 3rd floor. We moved to a room on the first floor for the remainder of our stay, which was fine. Additionally, the inn has no elevators, has spotty, at best, wifi coverage, and is located 15-30 minutes away from restaurants. The exception is a dinner (steak) house that is 4 miles away. There is a $12.00 per person extra charge for breakfast at the Inn--if there had been any other close options, we would have opted out, as the food was tasty, but was more than we needed, and seemed heavy on fat and sweeteners. Be prepared to dine with other guests and to have the innkeepers hang out with you during the meal.

Room Tip: Stay off the third floor if you are a light sleeper--very noisy HVAC system
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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10 Thank Barbara M
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Belton, Missouri
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233 reviews
187 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Two years ago my husband and I had the great luck of staying at the Summercreek Inn. Sometimes the first impression is so very wonderful and then the second time round things begin to tarnish. NOT IN THIS CASE!!! The place is every bit as beautiful as before, if not better the garden in the back (maybe still in progress) but is already a work of art. The breakfasts are top notch. Nancy you better get to work on a cookbook. The bed is great, the sheets are like floating on a cloud. Nancy and Dan are so very friendly and helpful. The place is Spotless! The movie room is a plus I have never seen before in a B&B with popcorn No Less!! But I have saved the best for last THE SHOWER. I wish I could steal it. Thanks Nancy and Dan for once again giving us a beautiful stay.

Room Tip: No tip needed I don't think you could find a bad one.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank wanderingwonders
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230 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We avoid hotels whenever possible and stay at boutique Inns or B&B's. We do not care for stuffy, cluttered Victorians. The Summer Creek Inn is the BEST place we have ever stayed. The rooms are amazing...comfortable, chic with many amenities. The home is beautifully decorated and we had access to so many of the rooms. We enjoyed a movie one night after a day of site seeing in the theater room. The patios (front and back) are beautiful. The Inn Keepers are so friendly but not hovering...they made us feel very welcome and so special. We will definitely be back and have told anyone traveling to the Hills to take a look at The Summer Creek Inn. The value is exceptional and the food is excellent. We will be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 6...it was gorgeous and we loved it.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Dakotagirl777
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Property: Summer Creek Inn & Spa
Address: 23204 Summer Creek Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702-7434
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summer Creek Inn & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat your senses with a luxurious stay at Summer Creek Inn & Spa 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, 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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