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“Trout Haven Is Heaven On Earth” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trout Haven Resort
Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Trout Haven Is Heaven On Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2009

First Trout Haven Fishing Resort is amazing
and my family loved it!
We caught a direct Flight from Mesa, AZ to Rapid City, SD on Allegiant Airlines. In 2.5 hours we were in Rapid City.

This was our first trip to South Dakota and a big part of it was to see Mt. Rushmore and ride horses and ATV's. We picked Trout Haven because it started in 1952 and has a long history of creating memories and showing families a great time. It is also in the heart of the Black Hills and close to everything.

Trout Haven was so amazing and beautiful. We rented a 2 bedroom cabin that had just been remodeled by the new owners. We were not disappointed.
The cabin had a nice deck over looking the resort.
We saw an Eagle that seemed to be home at Trout Haven.
What an amazing thing to see. The wild life and pure beauty was worth the stay.

Trout Haven had stocked trout ponds and they provided all the poles, bait and license. You just pay a modest amount for each fish you catch. Yes, they even clean the fish for you. It was a real bonding experience for my family. If you are not a world class fisherman like myself but still want a stress less thrill then go catch a fresh trout.

The on site restaurant will cook the trout fresh for you.
The menu was diverse and we ate there several times.
Buffalo hot dogs and burgers, ribs, beer, brownie ice cream desserts. Vacation food ;)

We also rented ATV's at Trout Haven for a full day.
They were fully automatic and the resort is by an endless amount of trails. We had the time of our lives. The fishing is a given for the family but rent an ATV if you want pure FUN!

The new owners and all the staff at Trout Haven were first class and very polite. You knew that they cared and wanted us to have an amazing family vacation. They also knew all the best places to visit and explore on a limited budget.
It's good to have local knowledge.

We also must mention how cool the tipi's were and the playground. Free stuff for the kids and horse shoe's.
Free games for the cabins and free DVD rentals.
The resort also had a community fire pit called Party Haven.
It was fun to meet people from all over the country.
We give it a thumbs up and the you'll love it!

  • Liked — a very clean with A/C and a bathroom and a deck to realax ;)
  • Disliked — it has no phones in the cabin....but it is a vacation?
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
8 Thank SunDevilUSA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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saskatchewan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2008

Trout Haven resort was a clean and comfortable stay.Our cabin did require a little maintenence,our bathroom floor was sinking and we felt a little uncomfortable thinking we might go through it.

We booked via thier website but was connected to black hills reservations.We paid in full a month ahead which was fine but noticed later on our credit card that there was a service charge of 26.00 for booking and 48 dollars was charged to us in travel insurance which my husband swears that he didnt authorize.
All in all amenities were fine but we would be unlikley to return.

We have vacationed at the black hills several times and felt other resorts matched our needs more closely.

  • Liked — We thought owner /managers were very friendly.
  • Disliked — No pines around no tv reception....too close to highway.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank jojosask
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Denver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2008

This was a great place to stay. It is family owned, (new owners), and they are very helpful and friendly. The cabin was very clean. The cafe had great breakfast. My son caught two trout in the pond and they cooked it up for him in the morning for breakfast. They were wonderful and I highly recommend you stay here. It is also located centrally in the black hills so that all of the attractions, no matter the distance, is about the same.

  • Liked — The friendly staff and cleanliness of the cabin.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank sandymarie
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Clearwater, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2008

We stopped at this place on the way to Deadwood and were glad we did. We just had breakfast there. They caught the trout fresh from their stocked pond and cooked it on the spot. It was great. We saw the tourists riding their atv's Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and next time we go to this area we will be sure to spend more time at this beautiful place.

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4 Thank DrCro
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Property: Trout Haven Resort
Address: 22485 US Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732-7351
Region: United States > South Dakota > Deadwood
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Deadwood
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trout Haven Resort is the perfect vacation spot for the Sturgis Black Hills Rally - or any Black Hills adventure! Trout Haven is centrally located between many natural and man-made wonders and tourist attractions, including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Historic Deadwood, and Pactola Lake. ... more   less 
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Trout Haven Hotel Deadwood

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