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“Wonderful Cabins - Great Location in the Black Hills”
Review of Pine Rest Cabins

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Pine Rest Cabins
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Hill City
MN
1 review
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“Wonderful Cabins - Great Location in the Black Hills”
Reviewed 15 May 2007

We came out to hunt tukeys and now we want to come back to visit all the great attractions. The cabins were right in the middle of everything. We took a quick trip to Mt. Rushmore just 15 minutes away but there is so much more to see and do in the area. We were dissapointed that it took us until the last day to get our turkeys, were hoping to have more time to tour around. The hunting was fantastic - a whole other review. The cabin was great to come home to every night - very comfortable beds, clean well equipped cabins - even cable TV and Wi-Fi. Jan and Steve were very friendly and helped point us in the right direction. It was nice to be able to grill out every night and have room for our gear on the front porch. We thoroughly enjoyed the wooded surroundings and the bathhouse tucked up in the mountain with the hot tub and sauna. We'll be back later this summer with the whole family.

  • Liked — Location, comfortable beds, friendly down to earth atmosphere.
  • Disliked — Cable TV was in the bedroom .
  • Stayed April 2007
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Reviewed 16 September 2006

We booked this place for 6 nights through email and their website. Based on our requirements, they offered 3 different cabin options. We liked the fact that they had a hot tub and sauna. Unfortunately I neglected to thoroughly read the website and ended up in the cabin they allow pets in (my fault - and I have pet allergies which flared up during the stay).

We were pretty disappointed in the cabin to start with. Two rooms: A kitchen with an old dinette set and a Futon so you could watch the small TV, which was perched on top of the refrigerator. The other room was a cramped bedroom with two queen beds. There were very few places to plug anything in, so we ended up unplugging lamps to recharge cell phones, camera batteries, etc. It had a nice front porch, but we were about 50 ft from a very busy highway on a hill, so there was a constant barrage of noise from cars, logging trucks, motorcycles, etc. Not a very restful atmosphere. The bathroom had an improvised shower, and for some reason there was a strong odor of sewer gas in the bathroom that started on the second day we were there and got progressively worse. It might have been covered up on the first day by a very strong smell of bacon (not ours). The first time we went up to use the hot tub we didn't get in it because of the lovely ring of scum around the top.

As luck would have it we had to leave after three nights, and we were told by the management that they could give us a refund for the remainder of our paid stay if they were able to rebook it. They weren't able to do that so they offered a gift certificate, which I ended up accepting. It was written for the outstanding dollar amount good for one year, but could only be used for winter or fall lodging, effectively making it useless to us.

My advice would be to stay somewhere else. This wasn't a nice experience for us.

Stayed September 2006
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Reviewed 21 July 2006

Went by their internet site and brochure and made a reservation thinking we were getting a peaceful getaway cabin in the Black Hills - unfortunately, we didn't know the cabins were located DIRECTLY on a major highway with the traffic noise vibrating thru the cabin - you can hear every semi truck, car and motorcycle that goes by.. The cabins are not air conditioned, so when the windows are us, the noise is even worse. The pictures on their site and brochure make them look secluded and the brochure says located just off hwy 16/385 - 50' off the highway!
The traffic is better at night, but don't even think about trying to take an afternoon nap.
The cabins are clean and it is nice to have the kitchen, etc., but the highway noise is horrible.

Stayed June 2006
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LoveOurCabins, Owner/occupant at Pine Rest Cabins, responded to this review, 17 January 2007
We've lived here on the road to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park for over 15 years and we love it here! Our apologies about the traffic. Summer is a busy time, and I am really sorry we mismatched you - had I known you wanted a secluded cabin I would most certainly have referred you elsewhere. It is not to our advantage to mislead anyone. Living here on the premesis and raising our kids here, we really prefer to have happy customers, and fortunately we have many. Pine Rest Cabins has been here since 1911, one of the first tourist cabin courts in the Black Hills upon the advent of the auto-mobile. With it's perfect location in the center of the Black Hills National Forest we are confident that it will remaining our home and livlihood a good long time, and a home away from home for many more guests to come. Thank you for mentioning how clean it was and once again, we are sorry that you didn't find your lodging match, we hope that you will visit the Black Hills again.
Sincere Regards, Pine Rest Cabins owners.
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Property: Pine Rest Cabins
Address: Hwy 16-385, 1 Mile South on Hwy 16-385, PO Box 377, Hill City, SD
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Hill City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfect location for day trips anywhere in the Black Hills. Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park all less than 20 minutes from your furnished cabin. Mickelson trail less than one mile. The ambiance of history with plenty of modern comforts makes Pine Rest Cabins your perfect cabin getaway. Hot Tub, Sauna, Cable TV, Wi-Fi . Just one mile south of the friendly mountain town of Hill City. Welcoming guests to the Black Hillsof South Dakota since 1911. ... more   less 
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