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Big Sky Lodge
Ranked #14 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 December 2013

This past summer myself and 3 friends of mine went on a motorcycle trip we started out at Rapid City and made a 2,000 mile loop. and we stayed at Big Lodge Motel 3 nights and we could not have been treated any better (Very Biker Friendly) this place was clean the hospitality and the view was assume. Why would you want to stay in town when you can stay in a location like this. AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++

Room Tip: A Room on the back side or East side the View is Assume
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

Myself and a few of our other crew had the privilege of staying at the Big Sky Lodge. During peak season they have the breakfast room open. It is close to Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse and still very reasonable. Great couple that owns this establishment. Make sure you stay here if there are any rooms available!

Room Tip: Get one of the rooms with the view. Great sunrise!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Stayed one night, off season, for $39! Was skeptical, but other reviews were positive, so decided to try it. Was not disappointed. Room was small, but very clean, and recently updated, the way it looked. Frig, micro, coffee maker, thick towels, fluffy pillows. What else could you need. Off the beaten path, but the directions on their website were helpful. Would go back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I really enjoyed my evening at Big Sky Lodge. The people were wonderful, view was fantastic, room was clean and spacious, and the breakfast was like a social club with people trading advice and suggestions on other places to visit. It's also on the South side of Rapid City on the way to Mount Rushmore, so a good place for an early start. I recommend it whole heartedly.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank George S
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

We stayed one night here and if you love the quaint, "mom and pop" type inns, this is a great place. It was clean, made you feel at home, and you could tell the owners were very proud of the establishment. There were a few camper hookups. It is beyond the downtown area and on the way to Mt. Rushmore and area attractions. The parking was plentiful. I bet this is an older place where lots of guests return year after year. The beds were comfortable and our room had everything we needed including a microwave and refrigerator. We stayed in a room that had a connecting room. People came in later and took the room that connected and you could hear them talking. Luckily, we were all quiet people. Our room seemed to lack space to put suitcases with all the other things in it but you can park just outside your room. There were a few quirky things like an older shower with the head a bit low and a temperamental faucet in the sink. Breakfast was good but at the peak time, it was crowded with not enough sitting space. Some people were not even eating, just sitting and reading the newspaper. If you want to be away from it all, yet just a short ride to downtown, this is a good place.

Room Tip: Try to get a room that is not connected to another. We did not see a place to eat within walking di...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

The owners were so accommodating! I called to let them know we would be arriving late. The front office closed at 10, but he told us he would just tape the key to the office door for us. We arrived slightly after 10, and the man was just locking up, but he came out and greeted us and showed us where our room was. The room was nice - it's refreshing sometimes to get away from the chain hotels! In the morning, after breakfast in a bed&breakfast fashion, we walked around the back (front?) of the hotel, and... WOW! What a view! It doesn't seem like you're on a hill until you realize you can see all of Rapid City in the plain below!! And there's a hot tub back there... Wish we had had more time here!
The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. He gave us a tip about a scenic drive back to I90 after we visited Mt. Rushmore - and, boy, was he right on the money! Thank you - the drive was gorgeous!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

The lodge had a great view for the sun rise and of the city lights at night. My wife and I sat out there for hour or so just taking it in and talking. The room was neat, clean and comfortable. Wonderful value, We shall return.... :-)

Room Tip: Get a room with the view, it is worth it.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Big Sky Lodge

Address: 4080 Tower Rd, Rapid City, SD 57701-5391
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Region: United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Business Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range: £48 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Sky Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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