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Summer Creek Inn
Ranked #1 of 25 Rapid City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mendham, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

My wife and I spent six days at the Summer Creek Inn and loved our stay.Nancy and Dan were wonderful hosts who went out of their way to share their knowledge of the Black Hills and give us maps and directions to aid us. The Inn is in an excellent location with Mount Rushmore and other attractions within an easy drive. Our room was lovely as were the grounds of the Inn.Opt for breakfast ,they were sumptuous,a real eating treat. We have been fortunate to stay at some of the top B&B's and small inns in the country and would rank the Summer Creek Inn up there with the best.

Room Tip: We loved suite 1,nice private patio with morning sun
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Summer Creek Inn for two evenings and loved every minute of our stay. The Inn is magnificently crafted with high end features in every aspect of the building and grounds. Summer Creek Inn is comparably priced to other B&B's and hotels in the area that do not begin to compare in amenities and warmth. The owners, Dan and Nancy, are gracious and anxious to serve you from the moment you set foot on their property. Their commitment to you, the customer, is exemplified by their policy of establishing a set price which is honored throughout the year regardless of holidays, special events or high demand. This adult only facility is just the answer to getting away from the hectic daily grind. We both returned refreshed and energized as a result of the beautiful surroundings and pleasurable interaction with Dan, Nancy and other guests of the Inn. Our entire experience was enjoyed from beginning to end. We highly recommend Summer Creek Inn if you are planning a stay in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Room Tip: Even the lowest priced room in the Inn is exquisitely designed and decorated.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard K
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Urbandale, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Until our stay at Summer Creek I had to twist my husband's arm to stay at a B&B. He thought of them as awkward, and he dreaded breakfast in a B&B as he is a "meat and potatoes (and gravy) only" type of an eater. After 3 nights with Dan and Nancy I can't get my husband to stop raving about the Summer Creek Inn. The breakfasts were fantastic, and Nancy is willing and able to accommodate even the fussiest of eaters. The home is warm, inviting and located in a perfect Black Hills setting. But more importantly Dan and Nancy are welcoming and wonderful hosts. We so enjoyed sitting on the patio with them chatting the evening away. They are a down to earth pair who fill their home with warmth and humor. We highly recommend the Summer Creek Inn and look forward to our next visit!
Chris & Kevin H. (Omaha, NE)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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summercreek, Owner at Summer Creek Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Glad we have changed his mind about b&b’s! I so enjoyed the challenge of your “meat and potatoes” guy. Maybe I’ll change his mind about veggies and who knows we might work him up to brussel sprouts. Looking forward to that challenge. Safe travels and hope to see you on a return visit soon.
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Mason City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband & I stayed at Summer Creek Inn two nights while touring the Black Hills. We were so impressed with everything here. The landscaping around the home had me loving it before we even walked in the door. Actually, walking in the door was awesome too. My first words to Dan & Nancy when I walked in the door (before the tour even started) were, "I love this place!" Our room was very spacious, comfy bed & great sheets. The bathroom was huge! They supplied nice bath products & bottled water to take out on our tour. The bf made you feel you were at a top notch restaurant & so delicious! Nancy & Dan go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They sat down with us after bf & answered questions & supplied maps with suggestions on great things not to miss & how long the drive would take. Dan called it "map school!" It was so helpful & we really enjoyed our day. This location is very good also for seeing the sites of the Black Hills. If I am in the Black Hills again, this is where I would want to stay! Summer Creek is a beautiful home!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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summercreek, Owner at Summer Creek Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
We enjoyed meeting you both and glad that you felt welcome and enjoyed your suite as well as the patios and grounds. I’ll have Dan start working on “map class II”. Looking forward to a return visit in the near future.
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Park Falls, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We have stayed in B&Bs all over the country and have never had such rude, insulting, snarky inn keepers. This is not a comfortable, welcoming place to stay. Don't be fooled by the amenities advertised on the internet. We paid for the most expensive suite. There was no cell phone signal, though we could get it a few miles away, the inn phone could not place any outgoing calls, and we had to beg three times to get the password for the advertised "high speed wireless internet". The connection was spotty at best. There was no guest refrigerator, guest robes, large shower with body jets and the whirlpool tub so highly advertised was broken. We were told we could use it as a soaking tub. The suite we had was in the blazing sun in the afternoon so we expressed our concern about the air conditioning. The room was never adequately cooled off before nighttime and suddenly at 9:30, was shut off. We asked for a fan and complained about the lack of air conditioning and were told all the fans were being used. We asked for a fan again at about 11:00 and suddenly one was available. Turns out the air for our room was being controlled by a thermostat in the hallway which was set at 84 degrees. If you think air conditioning is defined as opening all the windows and putting a fan in one at 2:00 in the morning, then this place is for you. We were so stressed out by this situation, that we got three hours of sleep. This from a place which promised to "do everything possible to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable". Don't believe it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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summercreek, Owner at Summer Creek Inn, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
We regret that your stay with us was not as pleasant as you had hoped. Please understand that it is our policy to do everything that we can to make all of our guests stay as comfortable as possible and that due to our location in the mountains it can sometimes be a challenge and a frustration to us as well as our guest with spotty cell phone coverage and satellite internet. As a courtesy we do offer our guest access to our land line and allow free in country long distance calls to our guest. It’s unfortunate that during the first day of your stay Century Link our long distance provider was experiencing a state wide outage and no one with that provider in SD could make long distance calls. The heating system in our facility is a multi zoned system and is programmed to keep each guest room at 70 degrees and the hall temperature does not reflect the room temperatures. After you expressed your concerns with the room temp we did contact our heating and cooling company and the system was running 2 degrees off and has been corrected. The fan that was suddenly available at 11:00 was because we had a staff member drive into Rapid City to purchase a fan for your use. As for the guest room and guest amenities it’s apparent from your comments that you were not well advised upon your arrival as to all of the guest amenities available to you, as we do have guest refrigerator, guest microwave and 24 hour coffee and tea bar, we also offer three different types of robes for our guest to choose from. As noted on the website each guest suite has different room amenities and not every suite has a shower with body jets. We have reviewed our website to make sure the amenities for each room are accurate.
Again we regret that you had an unpleasant stay and have discounted your final bill for any inconvenience that you had.
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South Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Summer Creek Inn is absolutely beautiful! Very luxurious. Having the spa on the premises was very convenient and the massage was amazing. The spa was one of the reasons we decided on this B&B and I am glad we did. Breakfast was delicious. We had pancakes with fresh fruit and a made-from-scratch whipped topping that was to die for. I wish I would have asked for the recipe. I thought that the prices were very reasonable, especially considering how beautiful the accomodations are. It would be nice if they would have some FAQ's or general information about the inn in the rooms in case you have questions as there are no phones in the rooms and there is very poor cell service. The lack of cell service was the only downside for me as I had planned on using my phone to look up things to do on our trip. The last day I was there I realized they had wifi, it would have been convenient if the password was given at check in or in our rooms. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend to travelers!

Room Tip: From what I saw all rooms were beautiful!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brookings, South Dakota
Level Contributor
128 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We spent three wonderful nights at the Summer Creek Inn as part of our July 4 road trip to the Black Hills and the Badlands. Nancy and Dan were terrific hosts--warm, welcoming, engaged, and the accommodations were simply stunning. Our room was spacious and beautifully appointed, and the breakfasts were delicious. Make Summer Creek Inn your choice for lodging and relaxation while your traveling in that part of South Dakota: you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We loved Suite #1!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Summer Creek Inn
Address: 23204 Summer Creek Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702-7434
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:4 star — Summer Creek Inn 4*
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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