We stayed in "cabin" #18 over the fourth of July weekend. This beautiful and very adequately equipped home easily accommodated our group of 12. The beautiful and nicely stocked kitchen provided a great area for meal prep without the temptation to feel the need to go out to eat (if only my kitchen at home were so nice!). New management indicated they had just redecorated the place and the decor was nearly perfect in our opinion. We enjoyed spending time on both the front and back decks and the views are beautiful. The outdoor hot tub also was a nice retreat. The kids and even some adults also made good use of the pool table located in the third floor loft in the evenings and a couple rainy spells. The bedrooms being dispersed through the three levels and three and a half baths gave generous privacy and prevented congestion concerns. Val was very helpful in providing information about local attractions, restaurants, etc. and the location is very convenient.
The primary negative we noted is that the cabins are located directly off Hwy 16. While we didn't find the road noise overly disruptive, it definitely is there and the entrance/exit to the road requires driver care. While I wouldn't state these as negatives due to the very quick and effective action taken by Val, the grill did need gas and the hot tub needed some additional chemicals. Again these issues were immediately addressed when mentioned. One suggestion for groups staying in cabin 18 with more than 10 people would be for an airbed(s) to be provided or for the group to bring their own. We would definitely come to Hillside again. It's a beautiful and relaxing getaway in the very beautiful Black Hills.
- Also Known As:
- Hillside Country Cottages Hotel Rapid City