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“A great blend of rustic and comfortable”

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Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Lead
Certificate of Excellence
Saint Charles, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“A great blend of rustic and comfortable”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Set in a beautiful canyon through which the Spearfish River flows, the lodge gives the rustic feel of an old-time lodge. Yet, it's comfortable and up-to-date, and the visitor never gets the feeling that they are "roughing it". We arrived at the lodge at 7:00 p.m. after a long day at Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Jewel Cave, and were made to feel right at home by the very warm and helpful staff. The room was nicely appointed, and the great room of the lodge is beautiful and inviting.
We spent two days hiking and exploring in the area - with some time relaxing in the hot tub in between. The restaurant was first-rate, both for breakfast and dinner. I was sad to leave after only two days, and our days there were the high point of our ten-day trip to the Dakotas and Minnesota. Do yourself a favor and spend at least a night or two here - you won't regret it.

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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

This lodge is impeccably clean, rooms are spacious w/ everything you could need. Large lobby/common room with fire place, many comfortable seats, games to play. A very calm, peaceful atmosphere! Staff are extremely helpful and knowledgable!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Spent 2 days here on a Living Social deal. The surrounding area is BEAUTIFUL. The staff is friendly. If you are sight seeing to the area (Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse etc.) it is a LOOOONG drive. The wireless internet access was spotty at best. Cell phone coverage about the same. Despite that, It is a WONDERFUL getaway.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013

My fiancée and I spent two nights here at the end of May. Despite a driving rainstorm that resulted in us getting in at 1 am, the lady at the front desk was very pleasant...as was all those that worked at SCL. The lobby is beautiful and it's a warm and inviting place to enjoy a free cup of coffee or a cold beer from the bar.

Rooms look to be a little dated but they are certainly comfortable. Only complaint I would have is that the walls are thin, but again, you shouldn't be expecting the 4 seasons out here. Our trip to South Dakota over 5 nights was wonderful and we were more than happy to spend 2 of them here. And at roughly $90 a night, in some of the most scenic country in the USA, it's a bargain.

Room Tip: Just bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed here June of 2012 with a Groupon and we were very happy! The room was a bit smaller than I expected for a suite, but it was fine. My biggest complaint was the AC unit didn't work almost the whole time we were there, and the maintenance staff looked at it several times with no adjustments made or apologies or discounts given. Other than that, the hot tub on the deck was nice for some late-night relaxation, wish there was a pool. The restaurant across the street was okay, nothing horrible or amazing. Staff was not very friendly, but I'm not in the morning either. :-) I would definitely stay here again, although it was a little bit of a drive to other Black Hills towns and attractions. Walking trails nearby hotel were great scenic areas with the Spearfish Falls nearby as well.

Room Tip: Be prepared to have no AC based on other reviews I've seen as well as my experience.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We stopped here on our way to Mt Rushmore. It was an elegant hotel, but a bit pricey especially since there was no pool and breakfast was not included. The rooms were nice and there was a restaurant across the street. There was a creek outside and rocking chairs on the porch. We drove up the road and looked at the waterfalls. It was a very pretty area to explore, but we didn't have much time.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Nice view on the creek from our room, great lobby and overall decor, hot tub on deck was nice, robes were provided, good soap and shampoo in bathroom, nice staff, has bar in hotel, souvenir shop, walking trails, great price for the toom we had, comfy beds, fridge and microwave in room. Airconditioning went out for a while at night but fixed it ourselves.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Address: 10169 Roughlock Falls Road, Lead, SD 57783
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Lead
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Lead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spearfish Canyon Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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