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Holy Smoke Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comfortable, clean cabins, very friendly and helpful staff. We felt it was very easy to find and centrally located to all the attractions. We travel with our pets and they were more than happy to host them as well, even allowed us to leave them in kennels in the cabin when we were gone! This was perfect as pets are...

Thank Heather M
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Heather! You were one of our first guests this season and we are thrilled that you were comfortable. Pets are welcome in some of our cabins and we do our best to make them comfortable here. We look forward to your return. Dani

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay. All the staff are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The cabins are very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed everything about stay there and look forward to visiting again. This was the fifth year that we have been there and each year we have had a great experience. We ride from Utah about...

2Thank Nickolas S
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Good Morning Nick S. Guests that return year after year are the greatest testament to our place. We hope to welcome you back soon. You made my day! Dani

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Love the Holy Smoke Resort. Area is beautiful, campground and cabins are maintained really well. Service is excellent! We love Dani and how she takes care of the place. I have stayed at this resort for the 2014 and 2016 Sturgis Rallies and it couldn't be a more perfect location for such an event. The resort is far enough out...

1Thank Adam T
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Hey Adam T. you made my day and that of everyone that works here. We are delighted that you will return again for the Sturgis Bike Week. We truly appreciate our guests and returning guests are the highest compliment we can receive!! THANKS AGAIN, DANI

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The cabins are really nice. On a 4 point scale compared to hotel ratings. New and well kept. Quiet setting surrounded by tall pines. Dani took such good care of us at reservation time we could not stay any place else. Top notch.

2Thank 1danm
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us. Our staff tries very hard to make your stay a memorable one. Our returning guests are many and we value them greatly. See you soon. Dani

Amissville, Virginia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was our first time visiting this part of the country but our granddaughter wanted to visit Mt. Rushmore, so we took a chance. We waited lake to make reservations but was thrilled to find that Holy Smoke could accommodate us. We had to make a move while at the resort due to our late booking but the staff helped...

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murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Hi Anniemae, Thank you for the great vote of confidence! You made our day. Dani

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed at the RV Park Aug 26-Sept 5, 2016. We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area. The park is very clean & the rv sites are fairly level. Most are pull-thru sites. It's not a large park. Sites are a decent size with full hook-ups & a picnic table at each site. Management was...

Thank hdhawg1340
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review! You made our grounds crew smile. We are all happy to hear that we became a memorable part of your vacation and that you will return to see our beautiful Black Hills and choose our park in which to stay. Have a great Winter!! Dani

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Huge sign as you enter the office "NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES." The owner then charges your credit card BEFORE you see where the cabin is. You will discover you need to climb massively steep loose gravel switchbacks to get to the cabins. The owner will then tell you "just leave your bike in this open field and walk the...

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murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

This review really doesn't merit a response but since it is filled with untruths, I am responding to it. 1. The sign in the office says if you leave early there are no refunds. It is the size of a standard sheet of letter paper. There is 14 day cancellation which was agreed to when the reservation was made on...

Sarver, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This was probably the absolute worse experience I have had at a campground. The sites are just big enough for the camper and the picnic table sits on the side of the hill making it unusable. The whole experience was horrible we paid in full months in advance to be told when we arrived we would not have the sites...

1Thank rtjsvj
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Sometimes the best you can do isn't going to suit anyone. No matter how thin the pancake is it always has two sides. You were contacted at 8:30 PM our time because you were rude to my manager and did not give her a chance to explain what had happened. The party that was in your reserved spot lost the...

Reviewed 25 August 2016

We really enjoyed staying at this location. We had a newer log cabin, and it was very quaint and enjoyable. There was more than adequate space, and the location was excellent to see the local attractions, particularly Mt. Rushmore. We were at the top of the hill, but I wouldn't want to make the trek up there in bad weather....

1Thank StanL70
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We don't have to worry about the trek in the winter as we are closed from Oct. 1st to mid May and we have snow removal equipment for our maint. crews to get around in the winter. We hope you will share your experience with your friends and return to make more memories some day....

Clear Lake, Iowa
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were really only in our cabin to sleep, shower, and eat breakfast foods we had packed. Other reviewers are right, if you need more than this out of your cabin, you are missing the point of being in SD... :) Hints/Suggestions to the Holy Smoke Staff : Cabin names and numbers for 3 and 4 are switched on your...

1Thank vacationfor42016
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We value your input. Signs got switched when the maint. crew oiled the railings. They are now in the same position as the map shows, however, the cabins go by number not name on the reservations. You would not believe the linens we replace every season because they have been misused. Our office hours have been...

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holy Smoke Resort offers 27 fully modern log cabins, Cabins can accommodate from 2 to 12 people as they are of different sizes. Some are pet friendly and some have fully equipped kitchens. Our Vacation rentals are fully equipped and one has a game room with a pool table and sleeps up to 12. All cabins have bathroom with shower, AC/Heat, refrig., Microwave, coffee, TV and WiFi. Bedding and towels are provided as well. Daily housekeeping is provided in all units except the vacation rentals. We have a 21 site RV Park. All pull-thru sites with TV, WiFi and full hook up Which includes sewer. Sites are long pull-thrus designed for the larger rigs, all have 30/50 amp. Electric. No public showers or public restrooms in the RV Park. The park is for fully self contained RV units having their own bathroom facilities. We offer trail rides from Memorial weekend to Labor Day conditions permitting. Our staff will gladly help you plan activities and places of interest to fit your schedule. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holy Smoke Resort

Address: 24105 Highway 16a, Older Gps Is Misleading, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
Region: United States > South Dakota > Keystone
Price Range: $130 - $857 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holy Smoke Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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“Cabins 1 and 2 are best for a couple.”
  • This is the cabin I stayed at for the 2014 Rally.
  • This is the cabin I stayed at for the 2016 rally. Lovely peaceful area. Even the neighbors are g
adamtE7187QV, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book as early as you can. Best place in the Keystone-Mt.Rushmore area. Fills fast.”
1danm, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We did not see a bad location!”
anniemaes2016, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book 2-bedroom cabins for more room and test shower before agreeing to cabin.”
333donna, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 12, view of trees, eat breakfast outside, bring bug spray or candle for nights”
K1997VYchristinab, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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