We stayed at HSR last summer during trip a trip to the Mt. Rushmore area and were disappointed. The cabins themselves are squeezed closely together along a narrow road carved into the hillside. See pictures below for the view we had.
The cabins we stayed in were not charming in the least. Picture a 70s-era TV bolted to the ceiling like a prison rec room. The furnishings were cheap, decor tacky and dreary. A rustic cabin would be fine in a nice setting where you could enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, this is not the case here. Guests were sternly warned not to build a fire. The porches were uninviting, with views primarily of other cabins, a trailer park, and a highway. BTW, there were no kitchen facilities. As our traveling companion put it, the cabins were "basically a motel room." At $150 a night, this was no bargain either.
Service was also lacking. The desk is frequently unattended, even during peak tourist season.
My advice: try to get a room in one of many hotels/motels in the town of Keystone. They are closer to Mt. Rushmore than HSR, and may have amenities like pools, televisions, cell service, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holy Smoke Resort offers 27 fully modern log cabins, Cabins can accommodate from 2 to 12 people as they are of different sizes. Some are pet friendly and some have fully equipped kitchens. Our Vacation rentals are fully equipped and one has a game room with a pool table and sleeps up to 12. All cabins have bathroom with shower, AC/Heat, refrig., Microwave, coffee, TV and WiFi. Bedding and towels are provided as well. Daily housekeeping is provided in all units except the vacation rentals. We have a 21 site RV Park. All pull-thru sites with TV, WiFi and full hook up Which includes sewer. Sites are long pull-thrus designed for the larger rigs, all have 30/50 amp. Electric. No public showers or public restrooms in the RV Park. The park is for fully self contained RV units having their own bathroom facilities. We offer trail rides from Memorial weekend to Labor Day conditions permitting. Our staff will gladly help you plan activities and places of interest to fit your schedule. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holy Smoke Hotel Keystone