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Schmidt's Landing Resort
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Schmidt's Landing Resort
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We booked two suites at the spur of the moment for the 4th of July for our family for a week. What a neat friendly place, our family and grand children could not have had more fun fishing, swimming, relaxing. We did not see the grand children all day off playing in the large play area with other children. Our rooms were modern with everything furnished and spotless. Jim and Donna were great hosts and very hard working people keeping up the spotless grounds. The Mersch Family

Room Tip: All rooms are spotless
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Thank aleycat002
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

We stayed in one of the suites and it fit our needs very well. It was very clean, looked to be recently updated with kitchenette, two bedrooms and great access to the lake. A boat was included in our package and very nice rental boat, the boat was ready to go every morning. Jim and Donna were great hosts. The resort was well kept and looked to be very nice for families with children, school wasn't out yet so the resort was not very crowded.

Room Tip: All suites faced the lake.
  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stopped in in December with lots of vacancies to be had. Looking for long term rental of a year or longer as I was working construction at the power plant. Asked if rates would change for summer and response was as long as you commit to stay long term it would be no problem at all and nothing would change. Well after we got them through their dead time, now all of a sudden rates go up $500 a month and oh yeah we need everyone to move out for 2 weeks since we can rent the whole resort to one group. Then of course you are welcome to come back. When I asked why they didn't tell me this in December, the response was "we just couldn't predict the future back then." All I can say is construction workers beware as they will tell what ever you want to hear and then do whatever profits them the most. Now as far as the rooms go... the fan on the heater shuts off for about 30 seconds at a time. If your watching tv, the remote never leaves your hand because of the volume. The walls have no insulation between units and you can hear a normal conversation in the unit next door without trying. Other than the view I have no positive comments for the place or the owners.

Room Tip: heres a tip...look elsewhere
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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4  Thank sdfitter
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

We returned to Schmidts Landing again this year because we had such a great time last year. We brought 2 more families with us and everyone wants to return again next year. Fishing was good, the resort clean and well stocked with everything you need. This is a great place to go with a family. Kids went up every morning for waffles in the C store. Cabins were clean, stocked with everything we needed. Jim picks up the garbage multiple times during the day and the fish cleaning house is also cleaned several times throughout the day. If you don't want to go out in the boat you can catch plenty of fish from the dock as well. We will return again next year.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank nanakerans
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

I'm going to be 100% truthful so if you want "fluff" don't read this. I thought about this for months and decided I would be remiss to not post.
No matter when you book both Jim and Donna will tell you "that's our second busiest time of year". We believed them, but when we arrived there were only 3 units rented the entire week we were there. They may promise you a specific unit but you probably won't get it. They promised my dad the end unit as he has a heart condition and trouble walking, but when we got there they had already given it to someone else. The one bright side is the Walleye fishing. If big Jim says they are not biting...well they probably ARE biting. If he tries to sell you a lure it's not because fish are biting on that lure but more likely because he has a large stockpile of them for a kick back from the distributor. We caught fish--walleye, perch, bass, etc from the dock and from the boat on both worms and minnows. Never tried his lures-didn't need to! The water level was so low that using the dock for the boat was nearly impossible.
The rooms: the units are a nice size as far as that goes, but as a previous poster had mentioned they have a worn out couches and a flimsy table and hard bench. Neither the kitchen the bathroom nor the bedrooms have ANY storage or counter top for you to use so you end up living out of your suitcase which has to sit on the floor. The stove/oven is so small we had to cut the sides off the pizza to fit it in and one burner didn't work. If you are a coffee lover bring your own pot as theirs is a small 2-3 cupper. All of the appliances are small and the cheapest ever made. It just drives you nuts to not have any place to put any of your stuff in the kitchen or bathroom. The bedrooms each have a rock hard "full" sized bed and a folding chair. There is no dresser or closets, just a bakers rack type of deal to hang up clothes.
The walls are paper thin, if you sneeze the person in the next room WILL bless you so be mindful of your bedroom activities if you know what I mean!
The unit was clean and there are brooms, fly-swatters and a small vacuum supplied so you can do your own clean-up also which they encourage.
We were looking for a place to have a family reunion but I don't this is it. Love the fishing tho!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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5  Thank lulu2
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Address: 48140 Schmidts Rd, Big Stone City, SD 57216-8215
Region: United States > South Dakota > Big Stone City
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Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Big Stone City
Number of rooms: 14

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