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High Country Guest Ranch

12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
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  • Black Hills Above and Beyond Tours
    6.1 km
  • 3 star hotel
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Reviewed 15 May 2014
We stayed for 2 nights it was so nice clean and comfortable. The... more
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed for 2 nights it was so nice clean and comfortable. The owners and the staff make you feel at home. The cabin we stayed in did not have a wheelchair ramp so Dane built one for it so we could get my brother in with no problem. When we come back to South Dakota we will be staying...

Thank wilmer w
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We are from Minnesota and when we registered the owners checked us in. They were really friendly and knowledgeable, The cabin was beautifully maintained. We could not have imagined staying anywhere else. It was close to everything that one would want to see in South Dakota. We are already planning our return trip. I cannot say enough how great it...

2Thank Kristin H
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 September 2013

A group of friends has been going to High Country Guest Ranch every year for a long weekend get together since 2007. We rent one of the vacation cabins and utilize their horse corrals, as we bring horses to for trail riding at Custer National Park, Deerfield Lake and Willow Creek. It is a great location with several trail riding...

2Thank Connie L
Story, Wyoming
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stayed at High Country Guest Ranch in a camping cabin - very nice even if beds were a little firm. We actually got to enjoy the concert with Brule' two nights as we could hear them from our cabin and the next night we we paid and got to see them up close and personal. They were the reason...

1Thank PattyHoover
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 September 2013

John And Barbara, are excellent host. The cabins are clean and very nicely taken care of.There is plenty to do right at the ranch,Horseback riding, biking, Swimming. Having the ranch being the host to Brule' was an extra special treat.You are also centrally located right in the heart of the Black Hills.We will not hesitate to visit again. Try not...

3Thank David S
Carver, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I actually booked at another place before switching the High Country Guest Ranch and are we glad we did! The staff is friendly and helpful, the cabins were clean and well stocked, and it is centrally located in the Black Hills which makes it easy to get to anywhere you want to go. The owners John and Barbra were fantastic...

1Thank Josh G
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Had a great time at High Country Guest Ranch, stayed in the Hagen cabin. Very clean and well organized. Swam in the pool, road horses, ate at the chuck wagon show. The Brule concert was spectacular. Everywhere a beautiful view. Thank you for a great vacation!

2Thank Brian K
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We enjoyed the spaciousness of the camper cabins for our families and the surrounding outdoor area. We did not know there is an outdoor performance by Brul'e 5 nights a week right behind our camper cabins. The show is well done but you will hear clearly the show from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.. This should have been included in...

1Thank maymary20
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Remember this is a ranch and not the penthouse at the ritz. We stayed in the McGinnis this past month and while there were some issues we still had a lovely time.The cabin is larger than it appears in the pictures and there was plenty of room for a large group. The wrap around porch was wonderful and the large...

Thank beeskneesmom
South Dakota
Reviewed 23 July 2013

First time @ the Ranch....We had a family vacation here July 13th-20th. We had six adults and two kids and stayed in the Mt. View Cabin. It had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Kitchen was fully stocked with all items needed. Toaster, Coffee pot, hot pads, pots/pans, utensils, salt/pepper, microwave, paper towels, TP, dish soap, hand towels, dry towels, dish...

2Thank Harbie69

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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 

Additional Information about High Country Guest Ranch

Address: 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745
Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Price Range: $169 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — High Country Guest Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Not the place for those looking for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Tranquil_Rose, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask how often the cabins are cleaned before booking and what type of cleaning is done between bookings.”
 of 5 bubbles LKB4763, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay at the ranch, it's a great location if you want to enjoy the area. The Michelson Trail is close by and easily accessed.”
 of 5 bubbles Q6718TCdebbiep, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this place, especially the trailers”
 of 5 bubbles lalhasa, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We found something to suit every family; but be sure to book early to get what you need.”
 of 5 bubbles efleis, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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