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“Big Sky is a BIG PLUS”
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Big Sky Lodge
Ranked #13 of 48 Hotels in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Big Sky is a BIG PLUS”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stayed 7 yrs ago when the current owners first purchased. Only had few rooms open, but it was great. Thought we would try again and what a great choice. Best of the Best. A little piece of heaven, I want to stay forever. THE VIEW FROM HERE IS TO DIE FOR. The place is now for sale and I hope the next owner keeps up the good work. This was a diamond in the rough 7 years ago, it is now a gem that shines brighter than any other in the crown.

Room Tip: Rooms on side away from office have a view that is to die for.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We travelled as a couple and spent 3 nights at the Big Sky Lodge in Rapid City. The room was clean, had all the regular amenities and the bed was very comfortable. The view of Rapid City and the surrounding countryside was spectacular. The rates are affordable.

The breakfast menu consisted of cereal, assorted breads, hard-boiled eggs, coffee and juices A patio with gas grills, picnic tables and a hot tub overlook the great view. It was a great place to rest after a busy day of sightseeing in the Black Hills, and is centrally located to all the popular destinations.

The owners,Jay and Alicia, are very welcoming and ready to help in whatever way they can. We got a tour of the premises and some helpful information about where to get a good meal.The staff are also courteous and helpful. We felt very much at home and part of the motel family.

I would certainly recommend the Big Sky Lodge and will stay there on any travels to Rapid City.

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Greenville, Texas
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This is the best place to stay while in Rapid City. It is just outside the town and easy to get to. And the view is awesome. The motel is very clean and the staff is great. They went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable. Also, one of the best reasons to stay here beside the rooms, view and staff, is that it is on the way to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Black Hills. Will stay here again in a heart beat.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at the Big Sky Lodge in Rapid City. The room was clean, comfortable, and we found the views spectacular. It was a great place to rest after busy days of sightseeing in the black hills, and centrally located to all the popular destinations. Great for families, and a nice breakfast each morning was appreciated. We grilled our evening meals on the patio which had 3 gas grills available to guests, as well as 4 or 5 picnic tables. Our son loved the hot tub, as did my husband and I! We would definitely return to stay again.

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Minneapolis, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Can't believe we found this gem on our first trip to the Black Hills. We stayed three nights. Rooms comfortable and clean. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Perfect light breakfast each day. The view is amazing and it was very peaceful. Hot tub well kept. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for an awesome stay, Jay & Alicia. The Donovan's from Kansas

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We actually stayed here twice in a two week time period. Once on our way out to the Pacific NW and the other on our way home. It is a wonderful spot. Quiet and extremely dog friendly. We had our lab mix with us and he was very welcome. The awesome view was an added bonus. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We met the folks in the room next to us, they were really nice and loved our dog! I would recommend the Big Sky Lodge and absolutely stay there again.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Stayed here for four nights in June and could not have been happier! Alicia and Jay make you feel as if you were their long lost friends who you never lost touch with. The rooms are clean and comfortable with all you need. It is great that you can do your laundry there and not need quarters, just pay the fee at the desk and go on back. The 100 mile view off the back is spectacular, while we were there we had a double rainbow and you could see both ends. Everyone there was friendly and when you sit outside everyone just stops by and chats! Alicia knows the best place to eat and will gladly tell you, along with the truth, that you may never eat anywhere else! It took us an hour and a half to leave because it was so hard to do so. I will recommend this place to ANYONE traveling to Rapid City. We don't share Wisconsin Cheese with just anyone! I wish we could have stayed longer. Maybe next time.

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Property: 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Rapid City
#3 Family Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rapid City
#7 Business Hotel in Rapid City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Sky Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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