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Review of Trout Haven Resort

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Trout Haven Resort
Reviewed 23 June 2009

We arrived at Trout Haven on a Tuesday afternoon and were greated by the friendly owners and staff. This is a family owned business and they really take the time to get to know all of their guests. We felt right at home from the get go! My children fished right away and the staff did everything from bait the hook to cleaning the fish. My 10 year old daughter really enjoyed watching the staff clean the fish right in front of her! Some of the crazy staff will even eat a fish heart for a tip of $5.00. Yuck!! The cabins were very clean and newly remodeled. We took our kids on a 4 hour ATV tour with Chuck who was an awsome guide. I was nervous my kids wouln't last but they did and we had a blast. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Chuck knew the trails and showed us some sites off the beaten trail. Anybody staying at Trout Haven has to rent the ATV's and take a guided tour with Chuck! The cafe was a pleasant surprise. The food was fantastic. Breakfast was a highlight of the day! The interior is small but nice, looks newly remodeled. They also serve beer. My only complaint is they didn't stay open longer for cocktails at night, I think they close at 8 pm. Everyday the staff greated my family by our names which was a nice touch. This place is a total package, nice cabins, great cafe with beer, fishing, ATV rentals and great owners and staff! Most other resorts don't take the time to get to know their guests like this one does. If you needed anything extra, they were always willing to get it for you. The location was perfect too. We were between Deaedwood and Hill City which gave us a central location to all the activities we wanted to do. When we return to the Black Hills, we will definately stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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6  Thank Jilliemay
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Reviewed 13 June 2009

We were touring the area and decided to stop in and stay. Trout Haven has an absolute beautiful view and we enjoyed the scenery. We were impressed with the natural beauty surrounding the Resort. We did not fish as the cost was a bit steep .80 cents an inch for the small fish and 2.00 an inch for the large and we were unable to connect using phone or internet or television (you may use their phone in emergency or wifi in their cafe where they also have dish service hooked up to a couple of big screens) which was not an issue as we were just passing through. We were unable to use the septic at the site but they did have septic on the premise. It is centrally located to other attractions and is 19 miles from Rapid City and Deadwood. It is the busiest out in the middle of nowhere spot and is conveniently located right off of hwy 385. It is a bit of a tourist trap as it is in the middle of nowhere, but a lovely one at least. We had a nice stay getting away from it all.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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5  Thank paidinfull
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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!

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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8  Thank SunDevilUSA
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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.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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3  Thank jojosask
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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.

  • Stayed: June 2008
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5  Thank sandymarie
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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.

4  Thank DrCro
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Additional Information about Trout Haven Resort

Address: 22485 US Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732-7351
Region: United States > South Dakota > Deadwood
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 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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