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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a cute two story cabin with a jacuzzi tub. The location is great, not far from Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore. The cabin was fully stocked with dishes and everything else we needed. The stars were amazing at night. We couldn't get any wifi, and phone service was very spotty. And the hot water ran out halfway... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

While looking for my Black Hills gataway I found this place by accident and I'm glad I did. What a hidden gem. Close enough to all atractions but 5 miles out of town between the hills and forests. Quiet, clean cabins, great friendly staff, anything you need its never a problem. Best nights of sleep I've had in a decade... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We rented two ATV'S here for two hours. Very poor instructions to find trails. Takes 30 minutes just to get to the trailhead. Office staff not very friendly. Don't waste your time at this location. Tourist trap! We finally did get a refund.

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Henrico, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Staying in almost new house. Many deer last night. Bed are very comfortable. Kitchen is stocked with spices and Glad wrap.Reynolds wrap and bagies. Internet and TV no cell.Little kids play room under the steps

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

As a couple without children looking for an individual cabin with some space to call our own, this place did not fit what we were looking for. We stayed in the Cowboy Cabins, which were all bunched up next to each other. We stayed a Sunday night at the end of summer, so it was relatively quiet, but if the... More 

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were told there was a free concert. Brule is one of my favorite Indian Groups. The show was AMAZING!! I would give it 5 stars. The food was not so great. It was worth the 4 stars. The kids running this venue were friendly, helpful and very kind. THE SHOW WAS AMAZING!!!

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We stayed here for four nights in late July. While you can't beat the scenery and location the place is poorly managed and dirty. We stayed in Hagen #5 cabin which would have been a great place to stay if they kept it clean. The carpet was so dirty it crunched when you walked on it and you could actually... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had a campfire every night making smores and popcorn. Pool is conveniently located across from these cabins. The Brulee Indian show was free and fabulous!! Very professional and meaningful. The cowboy meal and show was pricey, entertainment good but food was so-so...fun for kids with shootout and western theme. Horseback trail riding is at the ranch, very well organized.... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The cabins are not as clean under the new management, sheets are not changed when new people come . The price is very high $350 a night is too much to pay for a cabin in South 'Dakota could have a suite for that price, and the breakfast is not good for the price should be included for the high... More 

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Thank 529doris
Chaska, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed at a cabin and found it to be charming and restful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We rented an ATV and the weather was fantastic for a day in the hills on the back roads. We went horseback riding and had a time! The wranglers were very patient with all skill levels and the... More 

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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
High Country Guest Ranch offers a variety of lodging from a fully furnished vacation home to authentic log cabins and camper cabins. Our place will make you feel right at home while allowing you to experience the excitement of the outdoors. If you are looking to get closer to nature, we also have a number of tent and RV sites that include full hook-ups. And best of all - there is no nightly minimum when you stay! High Country Guest Ranch is a great place for your next family vacation or corporate event. We welcome groups of all sizes. Create memories that will last a lifetime, we've got something for everyone. All cabins are non-smoking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about High Country Guest Ranch

Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Price Range: £101 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Country Guest Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Not the place for those looking for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Tranquil_Rose, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask how often the cabins are cleaned before booking and what type of cleaning is done between bookings.”
 of 5 bubbles LKB4763, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay at the ranch, it's a great location if you want to enjoy the area. The Michelson Trail is close by and easily accessed.”
 of 5 bubbles Q6718TCdebbiep, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this place, especially the trailers”
 of 5 bubbles lalhasa, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We found something to suit every family; but be sure to book early to get what you need.”
 of 5 bubbles efleis, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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