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“Beautiful location but very poor condition.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Deer Haven Lodge

Deer Haven Lodge
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Deer Haven Lodge
Rapid City, South Dakota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful location but very poor condition.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

A group of us stayed in the campground and cabins for 3 nights. Upon arrival the new Managers (said they had been there about a week) informed us there was a Forest Service fire ban so fires were not allowed in the campground but the main fire pit in front of the lodge could be used. After our trip we learned there had never been a Forest Service fire ban. A member of our party asked to use the phone in the lodge (using his calling card) and was refused and had to drive to Tensleep to use his cell phone. The "rustic" cabin I stayed in for 1 night had two twin beds and an old lamp and a heater that could be plugged in. The smoke alarm was open without a battery (They said they would fix it when I notified them upon checkout). By "rustic" they must mean run down as these cabins were all in need of a lot of maintenance. In the campground there were places where water was seeping through the ground, probably due to leaking water lines. The bathrooms/showers were very run down and not clean. Two cheeseburgers with fries and soft drinks in the lodge came to over $26, a little pricey even for the remote location. With such a beautiful location this could be a nice place but they would have to spend some $$ to fix it up. I would not return to Deer Haven in it's current condition.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank RZRRider
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2011

Deer Haven consists of primitive cabins and a small hotel. A beautiful location in the Big Horms. We stayed in a cabin next to the creek and just across from the restrooms and showers. Cabins were comfortable and clean. The best was the food. Two guys from Iowa are running the kitchen and amazing food is being served. I had Talapia encrusted in pistachios with a lemon chantilly. Who ever heard of chantilly in the mountains of Wyoming. It was amazing. And the rest of the menu had something for everyone...really wanted to try the meatloaf.
Everyone who worked there treated us wonderfully, especially Linda who took good care of us. If you are in the area or want a quiet mountain get away, this is the place.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank HillyB23
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Property: Deer Haven Lodge
Address: 4301 Hwy 16, 18 miles east of Ten Sleep, Ten Sleep, WY 82442
Location: United States > Wyoming > Ten Sleep
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Ranked #6 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Ten Sleep
Number of rooms: 19

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