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Fort wayne
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Stayed two nights at this comfortable home. We had three rooms with a balcony and a great view. It was an authentic log home with huge log beams. We enjoyed our breakfast very much, and especially liked that she made an extra effort to prepare a breakfast for us so we could leave by 7:00 a.m. Our bed was very...

1Thank Joan S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had a wonderful five nights at Emerald Pines. The breakfasts were fantastic and the location superb. Marilyn and Al were exceptionally friendly and informative hosts. It was like staying with old friends

1Thank Richard R
Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We so enjoyed our stay at Emerald Pines. It's pretty close to town and easy to find, yet when you arrive you feel as if you're far from the busyness of civilization. It's a beautiful home in a lovely, secluded, peaceful, mountain setting. Al and Marilyn were such fabulous, welcoming, personable hosts. Al even took us on an morning jaunt...

1Thank Ginger W
Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Location was just what I wanted, in the heart of the Black Hills and not in a city, yet it was easy to find. I thought I would feel uncomfortable in the intimate setting of staying in someone's home, but Marilyn and Al were easy to talk to. We lingered over breakfast, which Marilyn made so much fun to anticipate,...

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Normal, Illinois
Reviewed 1 August 2013

South Dakota offers complex rock formations, amazing trails for foot and bike traffic, but the food tends toward things canned, frozen, and full of chemicals. The amazing retreat of innkeepers Al and Marilyn will jump-start your day of activity. In five wonderful presentations, we've had fresh fruit parfait appetizers, then fresh scones or muffins or biscuits. The third course, served...

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emeraldpinesrefugebb, Owner at Emerald Pines Refuge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Patti and Al it was a pleasure having your as our guests. The experiences you shared were great. Now Patti I do have to go out and get your books. Thank you for making Emerald Pines "your home away from home". Let me know when your next book hits the stands

Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We just returned from a wonderful stay at the Emerald Pines Refuge B&B (stayed in both rooms). Al and Marilyn are wonderful hosts! You will start each day with a prayer led by Al and a fabulous breakfast filled with homemade treats such as peach/pecan muffins, breakfast casseroles, and lots of fresh fruit all freshly prepared by Marilyn. Every breakfast...

1Thank Randy_Debbie_Ohio
emeraldpinesrefugebb, Owner at Emerald Pines Refuge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kinds words of appreciation. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for staying with us

Lima Ohio
Reviewed 19 April 2013

We chose the Emerald Pines as our base for five pleasant days in the Black Hills last September and it turned out to be one of our very best B&B experiences. The location was convenient to what we wanted to see and do, the Finch Suite was spacious and Marilyn and Al were absolutely the best hosts we've ever encountered....

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Edmond, Oklahoma
Reviewed 7 February 2013

My husband and I and another couple spent four delightful days at this very special B&B. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and were sad when it was time to check out. The home is lovely; the location is perfect for sight seeing in the Black Hills; and the two suites are decorated very attractively and are spacious and...

3Thank MARI F
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Our stay with Marilyn and Al was wonderful. We had traveled with another couple so rented both spacious suites. The breakfasts were extraordinary and both Marilyn and Al were very helpful in setting up our two day stay in the area as were had never been to South Dakota. The rooms were quaint and both had private, large sitting areas....

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 16 August 2012

We stayed at the Emerald Pines for 4 nights during Bike Rally week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Marilyn and Al were terrific hosts, making all their guests feel right at home. Being just outside of Hill City, we were close to all the bike action but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet at night. This location...

1Thank GRR143

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful Log Home built in 1997. Contemporary and Antique furnishings. Relax. Enjoy the Awesome view from the deck. Seven Acres to Roam. Gas grill and Picnic Table available. Refrigerator in your suite. Satellite TV (Dish) and VCR in your private sitting area. Telephone in room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Pines Refuge Bed and Breakfast

Address: 23836 Emerald Pines Dr, Hill City, SD 57745-6535
Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Price Range: £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“We stayed in the Finch Haven room upstairs. It's not as large as the Knotty Pine room but it was just the right size for us. We liked the balcony which gave us a nice view and enabled us to see lots of birds up close at the feeders.”
 of 5 bubbles 391gingerw, 28 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The bed in the Finch suite upstairs was a little soft for my back, but the rooms get great light.”
  • Private deck for Finch suite
  • Wild turkeys at Emerald Pines Refuge
  • Lots of cute bird decor in the Finch suite
 of 5 bubbles karenbD6573FA, 10 Oct 2013 | Read review
“The Finch Room is a little smaller with a firmer bed. Both rooms are more than adequate. The Knotty Pine room has a cooler temperature since it is on the lower level.”
 of 5 bubbles Randy_Debbie_Ohio, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
“The downstairs suite has its own entry and large sitting area. The upstairs suite has a nice balcony overlooking the property but you must enter through the family home. Both were wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles patdmurphy, 14 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Enjoyed our suite~with a romantic honeymoon hot tub!”
 of 5 bubbles TrailRide2011, 25 Sep 2011 | Read review
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