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Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Holy Smoke resort and RV park is a few miles away from Keystone SD. We stayed in the RV park a week before the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and 2 days during the rally. This is a very nice well maintained resort. The RV park had water sewer and electrical hook ups. The cabin our friends rented was beautiful and new....

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

Hi Marla, First many thanks for the review. We hope you will have the memories of your stay and the area for a lifetime and that you may return here when you find yourself re-visiting the Black Hills. Thank you so much for your business! Dani

Leander, Texas
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went during Sturgis bike week. LOVED the property and it's proximity to Keystone which was only a mile away. Right next to a great restaurant/delicious food. Owner is nice as can be and easy to book with. Cabin was cleaned daily. Roomy and well built. Air conditioned. Nice surroundings with hills lined with other cabins. Only two things missing: a...

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

Hello Lisa, Glad you really liked it here--Thank you for the wonderful review. I need to address the two things you did mention in the review: There was a time when we provided a large community gas grill for our guests use, I paid my employees to clean it and supplied the propane. It was mistreated, gas left on etc....

Pearl River, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We have stayed here 4 times for the Sturgis Bike Rally. Each time in a different cabin. We have never been disappointed with any of our stays. Cabins have always been clean and comfortable. The staff has always been courteous and helpful when needed. Dani has always been a pleasure to talk too. Holy Smoke Resort is our home away...

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

Thanks for the wonderful review. We have many repeat guests and our staff works real hard for the repeat business. Hope to see you again in the future. Returning guests are the highest compliment we receive. Dani

Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We got a cabin with a loft. The area and atmosphere is very relaxing! Very helpful staff and clean rooms. Great deck to enjoy! The only downfall is the stairs to the lofts are VERY steep! Upstairs they do have a gate at the top so you could latch it and not worry as much about kids falling down it....

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and pledge to continue the level of service. I am responding to all of the reviews we have received today as there are quite a few. Again, Thank You !! Dani

Reviewed 4 August 2015

We arrived 7/25 evening the small office was still open. We knew out pad location as to where we were parking our RV for the next few days. First thing I noticed was no store in the office. Not even a hand out for the Holy smokes horse rides. Which if you look at the web sites for both places...

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

My thought is you should have paid the price and gone to a KOA or a campground instead of an RV park. This park has never allowed open fires and the park has never advertised a store etc. Next time pay the $100/night and have everything you want on the property. Ran out of trail ride brochures and Wranglers did...

Newport, Oregon
Reviewed 2 August 2015

WE really enjoyed our stay here! A nice little tucked away place right off the highway! You can hear the traffic from above if you are outside or have your windows open. For us it is nothing major. It is a well kept little place. We had an RV and would stay here again! There are no facilities and that...

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

Thanks for the great review. We are very happy you liked the RV Park. The grounds crew tries very hard to keep it looking great. We had a month of non-stop rain. Wettest June on record, so maintaining the grounds has been a challenge for them and it is certainly appreciated when they get a high five. Dani

Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We just returned home from an absolutely amazing time in South Dakota. Through hours/days of searching we had arranged to stay 3 nights at the Holy Smoke Resort. I wish we could have stayed longer! From my very first inquiry Dani was very quick to respond which was a great sign. When we arrived she checked us in quickly &...

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

Thank you, Thank you!! Our crew worked very hard to make those new units even more special and to put a smile on your face. You have just put a huge grin on theirs. Dani

Reviewed 15 July 2015

There are several different cabins on the property. Cabins 10 & 11 had 2 rooms with a Jack n Jill bathroom in between and sinks in each room. One bedroom had the microwave, fridge and table and the other bedroom had a dresser with TV and futon type cushion. Cabins were simple, but clean and met our needs on this...

Thank Ebee694
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and your time in the Black Hills. Please return and tell your friends about us. You might enjoy the TAKE THE TOUR video on our web page as it will give you a complete tour of all the cabins available on the resort. Again , thank...

Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Great place...clean cabins..went for riding motorcycles..stayed 2/3rds of the way up hill on gravel roads..the only thing I would do different next time is to ask to be in a lower cabin so the decent isn't so steep on the bike.

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

Thank you! We love hearing from you and hearing that your experience was a good one. Hope you will return again. Dani

Gatlinburg TN
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Would not stay there again. No facilities and very pricy. We booked 2 big rigs for 6 nights under 1 name. When we checked in they had us at opposite sides of the park. Mngmt had some challenges with recent heavy rains...but overall the negatives out weighed the positives.

Thank Travels4Life
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

My guess is it was over the 4th of July. We had some terrible storms here and 5 of our sites flooded. It had already been the wettest June on record. We are strictly an RV park for self contained rigs.(meaning you must have your own bathroom facilities as there are no public restrooms or shower houses here and never...

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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: $103 - $865 (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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“Book as early as you can. Best place in the Keystone-Mt.Rushmore area. Fills fast.”
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“We did not see a bad location!”
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“Book 2-bedroom cabins for more room and test shower before agreeing to cabin.”
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“Cabin 12, view of trees, eat breakfast outside, bring bug spray or candle for nights”
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“If you want to spend time in your cabin for activities other than sleeping, this is not the one you want. Very rustic accommodations.”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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