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“Excellent ranch with very friendly staff!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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High Country Guest Ranch
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Hill City
Fargo, North Dakota
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214 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Excellent ranch with very friendly staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Our group of 8 spent an entire day here on High Country trail rides, Circle B Chuckwagon Supper Show and finally the Brule outdoor concert. It was the highlight of our trip! Nice spacious ranch with shops & concessions, pool etc. Trail rides were the best we've done in S.D., guides very professional & friendly & helpful! Make this a destination for your Black Hills vacation, you won't be sorry you did!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Echo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

When we visited High Country Guest Ranch, they were still very busy getting ready for the tourist season, end of May. The cabin we had was very clean and tastefully decorated. The people were so friendly and informative. It was amazing the change from when we first arrived until we left! The store was fully stocked, they were still building the theater; but I will say their summer entertainment (Brule') is phenomenal. Very much worth the visit! They have many fun activities at the ranch, swimming, trail rides, barbecues, fun for kids, hot tubs. Will certainly try to go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andover, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed at the High Country Guest Ranch on July 2nd & 3rd in the Ranch House. The accommodations were clean and very spacious. We even had a pool table in the lower level and a Hot Tub on the deck! The staff was extremely friendly and I would highly recommend the High Country Guest Ranch when visiting the Hill City area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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newark, delaware
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245 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Recently spent two nights here with our grandkids aged 9 and 10 in a cabin (#31). Cabin was spacious with two queen sized beds, and a sink outside the bathroom. Cabin also had a deck with a table and chairs, a fire circle and the hot tub right behind. Room was very bright during the day due to a sky light (which also helped you get up in the moring!) Because we were out first thing in the morning and didn't return until after dark, we were not able to enjoy any of the amenities of the ranch, but the kids did enjoy seeing the horses which were a short distance from our cabin. Hill City and the ranch were a convenient base from which to see the Black Hills.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Sauk Centre, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

just got back from a weekend at the black hills and we spent two nights in the hagen cabin with six adults which gave us ample room but we wanted to splurge a bit... if you price 3 nice hotel rooms in the area for six adults then this cabin was very much a bargain... clean... spacious... and the staff was great... left a small item in the dishwasher when we left and they mailed right back to me when i asked about it... as good as it gets !!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank chris w
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

We stayed in late May/early June and so glad we picked this place to stay above all others. There were 12 of us in all and we fit very comfortably in the Hagen cabin. It was my sister, brother, and mother and I with our families. The beds were pretty comfy and the massaging chairs in the living room were awesome. The deck on the back was great to sit on after a busy day of sightseeing.
The kids enjoyed having room to run inside and out. We brought along bubbles, had smores using the fire pit, and best of all they loved playing in the creek! We also did the pony rides and played up at the "playground" which is just a swingset.
One of the main things we loved was the fact that we cooked all our meals here to save us money! And boy did we. The grill was wonderful to use and the kitchen was fully stocked with all the necessary tools (cutlery pans, baking sheets) to make some pretty big meals.
We had aproblem with our grill and they brought us one right away.
They even said we could use a hot tub at one of the other cabins when we told them we had wanted to get a cabin with one, but couldn't!
Someday when the kids are older we will be back to South Dakota again and we'll hopefully be able to stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

My husband and I spent two nights in the McGinnis Cabin during October. It was snowing the majority of the time that we were there and my poor husband was ill. The cabin was very large and spacious especially for just the two of us but we really enjoyed our stay. Everything looked beautiful with the snow and we really enjoyed having a clear view of the horses. My husband loved the movie room.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: High Country Guest Ranch
Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Hill City
Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Country Guest Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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