I stay at B&Bs all the time, and invariably, if the owner is closely involved with the operation, it will be a good stay. Such was certainly the case at Peregrine Point, where owners Eileen and Warren were everywhere, every day. They made a positive impression from the very start, when I was making the reservation and inquired about the cancellation policy and penalty. The answer: none! When was the last time you heard that from a B&B owner? And that was only the start. From the delicious breakfasts, with varied egg offerings accompanied by fresh fruit, homemade preserves and fresh baked pastries, to the clean rooms, to the friendly conversation and travel trips, these owners were definitely involved. Eileen even packed us an abundant and delicious lunch to have during one of our hikes. The B&B itself is in a great location, close enough to downtown Rapid City to head in for dinner, yet also close to MT Rushmore and other attractions in the area. Better yet, it is located on 20 acres of private land offering peace and quiet, wonderful scenery and a large deck to sit on and take it all in. Our room (Osprey) was clean, comfortable and well lit with a comfortable queen bed. This room and the one next to it (Hawk) have stand-alone a/c units that are very effective but also very loud and blow a high volume of air. Fortunately, nights are usually pleasant even during summer in the Black Hills, so while the unit was used to cool the room while we were gone during the day, we did not have to use it at night. (The two rooms at the south end of the building were added later and have central air conditioning.) The windows do have shades, but “blackout” would not be a description I would use. The bright South Dakota sunshine (at least we had sun!) illuminated our east-facing room starting about 5 a.m., but, as always, I came prepared with an eye mask. If you are sensitive to light, you would do well to come similarly prepared. My only other complaint was the rather poor soundproofing of the rooms. B&Bers are not party people, but you could hear running water, footsteps overhead and the microwave popping popcorn in the common room nearby our room. Here again, I always come prepared, and my silicone ear plugs allowed me to sleep through these ancillary noises. All in all, these minor distractions did not bother us much, and we had a most pleasant stay. Thanks, Eileen and Warren…like I said, it all starts with the owners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our contemporary lodge is set up in the forests of the Black Hills, yet convenient to all attractions, restaurants, shopping and visitor venues. Enjoy the quiet and the great views as well as an abundance of wildlife. A great place to relax. ... more less