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Schmidt's Landing Resort

48140 Schmidts Rd, Big Stone City, SD 57216-8215
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Big Stone City
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48140 Schmidts Rd, Big Stone City, SD 57216-8215
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Sioux Falls Regional Airport (Jo Foss Field)201 kmSee all flights
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mauisundude6 wrote a review Jul. 2010
Kihei, Hawaii1 contribution
We traveled nearly 4000 miles to attend an anniversary celebration at Schmidt's Landing and had a wonderful time! Our cabin was spotlessly clean, comfortable, and had a great view of the lake. The owner's obviously take a lot of pride in their facility as the grounds were very well maintained. They even had kayaks and pedal boats that we were able to use free of charge. The kids in our group really enjoyed the nice play area which includes swings and a slide. Overall a great experience. If you forgot to bring something (as I did), there is also a store on the property complete with munchies, beverages, fishing equipment, and just about anything else you might want or need. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time, and the owner's couldn't have been nicer or more
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Date of stay: July 2009
harley1165 wrote a review Jul. 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota7 contributions22 helpful votes
Our family had a 100 year reunion this June 2010 in South Dakota, and we made the unfortunate choice to rent six “modern” cabins (I need to use "cabin" and/or “modern” very loosely) from Schmidt’s landing. When we pulled into the resort, it was very disappointing. The “modern” cabins we rented were actually an old vacant motor lodge (motel w/6 attached units) that was moved from Milbank South Dakota to Schmidt’s Landing in Big Stone Lake. I think they were going to condemn the motel, but Jim and Donna at Schmidt’s landing must’ve thought it was an upgrade to their other cabins…I think these were used in a movie once as the “Bates Motel”. There’s a reason why they don’t show the outside of the “cabins” on their website…just to re-iterate, these are definitely not cabins, this
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Date of stay: June 2010
FearsomeFoursome wrote a review Jun. 2010
Highlands Ranch, Colorado2 contributions10 helpful votes
This "resort" of self acclaimed "modern cabins" and relaxing family fun is not all it claims to be... buyer beware! For starters there are no cabins on the premises - the old motel has had no renovation - the couches are old and dilapidated, sunk to the ground; bathrooms are positively disgusting - the showers have bacteria infested, moldy floors (if you are lucky to be small enough to fit in them). The grounds are beautiful and they do have some fun things on the property - volleyball court, 4 fishing docks (our kids fished for HOURS and didn't catch a single fish), paddle boats and kayaks. The paddle boats and kayaks stay locked up until you can track Jim down to unlock them(supposedly for the safety of children - I think because they think guest might steal them) - but
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Date of stay: June 2010
Hawkfan43323 wrote a review Jun. 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution11 helpful votes
We came to visit people in the Milbank area and thought it would be fun to stay at a resort on a nearby lake. We picked Schmidt's Landing because their internet description seemed appealing. Ownership states having modern cabins. That is false. There are no cabins. It is an old hotel that was moved to the lake. Owners were rude to our group and not accomidating. Our experience was not favorable. I will never visit that place again. If you are interested in staying in the area, do yourself a favor and select another resort.
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Date of stay: June 2010
boulder829 wrote a review Jun. 2010
Milbank, South Dakota1 contribution12 helpful votes
This "Resort" was misrepresented on their website. Their "cabins" were actually a transplanted motor inn. The "resort" was run by Donna and Jim. Donna attempted to be somewhat accommodating, whereas Jim was downright rude. Their lodging rates are outlandish for the amenities you get for your money. They charge for anything additional, such as guests who come to visit those staying at the "resort." They overcharged one of the people in our group and when that person asked for a partial refund he was told by Jim that he would do "whatever it takes to get you to leave." We felt like we were being watched the entire time so they could assess an extra charge for any "infraction" of their ridiculous rules.
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Date of stay: June 2010
United StatesSouth DakotaBig Stone City
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