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Buffalo Ridge Resort and Business Center

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Zumbrota, Minnesota
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had our entire family in the Bunkhouse. A unique, second floor mini apartment. We slept 6 comfortably, only one bathroom, kitchen with all necessities. All in a very scenic setting. The restaurant is soon to reopen. Other choices nearby in Canby or Clear Lake. We have stayed in the hotel before and it is very nice also. Greta reuse...

Thank Steve J
Alta Loma, California
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This property is on a beautiful property. Arriving in early September, it was very quiet - including the on-site personnel; there was no-one at the desk during the daytime. That said, they were very responsive to requests and needs. The room was clean and appointed with most basics, though there was no closet or drawers, which would have been nice...

Thank ClaudiaP107
Marion, South Dakota
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is the former South Dakota School for the Blind facility. It has been carefully restored to a very good condition. We experienced the walk ways, the bridges, the lake, the camp ground and then stayed in the hotel for night. The receptionist even gave us a walking tour of the main buildings. Very unique and comfortable. Would definitely stay...

2Thank Duane T
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We wanted a quiet place to go and get-away from hectic busyness. You have to be able to make your own entertainment, but if a quiet place to hike or read is what you are looking for, you will love this historic building/resort. The Rock Room is closed, so if eating locally is part of the plan, expect to drive...

Thank Michael S
Hill City, South Dakota
Reviewed 4 December 2015

The resort is an old school for the blind, with beautiful historical buildings on manicured grounds with nice brick paths to walk around on. They're also connect via underground tunnels for inclement weather, or just for fun. It's evident that the place has been remodeled with high end materials and quality workmanship. The rooms are beautiful, clean, and cozy, and...

2Thank Glenn F
Siesta Key, Florida
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Buffalo Ridge. The staff were very accommodating for my elderly father with recliners in each room which was important for his sleeping comfort. The rooms were comfortable with refrigerator and microwave as well as desk and internet connection. The imaginative re-purposing of a former school for the deaf and blind is an...

1Thank dkefaia
Reviewed 1 December 2014

My husband and I stayed during the Thanksgiving holidays. Rooms were comfortable, clean and quiet. I'm familiar with the history as the School for the Blind and that past is tastefully a part of Buffalo Ridge. Beautifully and lovingly brought back to life.

Thank Marje K
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Arrived at Buffalo Ridge on the eve of Winter Storm "Astro". Had a wonderful dinner in the Rock Room and retired to our comforable queen room. Next morning woke up to many inches of snow, blowing wind and icy roads. Being from Florida, Mary at the Front Desk knew we were not excited about getting in the car to drive...

2Thank BeauBo1961
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 4 August 2014

It is rare to find a property that mixes history, elegance and great service. Buffalo Ridge does it with ease. I found the service to be genuine. The food in the grill was great---try the buffalo burger! I took a tour of the facility and found the historical preservation to be top notch. Makes it an even more special place...

1Thank marsue1978
Milbank, South Dakota, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Drove an hour to eat here. Asked waitress for a drink reccommendation- she starred at me until I told her to bring me a glass of wine. Did not bring bread or refills until asked. Ordered a blended with ice drink- large chunks of ice in drink when brought to table. Ordered strawberry short cake. Cake was hard and stale....

Thank Amanda K

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Buffalo Ridge Resort's campus boasts a number of unique aspects that set us apart, including a private lake fed by a freshwater stream, stunning landscape and trees, and fully restored historic buildings. Uniquely charming, Buffalo Ridge is well-suited for business travel or recreational getaways. Whether your time is spent on the historic campus or Talking Waters Campground, you are sure to find our amenities and hospitality second to none. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buffalo Ridge Resort and Business Center

Address: 1312 Coteau Street, Gary, SD 57237
Region: United States > South Dakota > Gary
Price Range: $101 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask for hotel first. The Bunkhouse is 100 yard walk/ drive from main hotel. Very private.”
X5693CAstevej, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 103 still had the fold down table that stores in the wall to do "homework" or laptop work.”
818duanet, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The underground connection between buildings would be most useful during the winter months.”
dkefaia, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Their website has excellent discriptions of the rooms and resort.”
BeauBo1961, 19 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Jacuzzi in the king room!”
HRST210, 5 Nov 2013 | Read review
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