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!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Trout Haven Hotel Deadwood