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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank 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 27 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...

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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 3 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 31 August 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...

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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...

Goodyear, Arizona
Reviewed 24 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....

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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 21 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...

Watertown, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We checked in on July 31 and spent 5 nights in a two bedroom cabin, number 12 to be exact. The room was very clean and met the needs of my family of four. The housekeeping staff did a great job making up the cabin after we had left for our day's travels. The location is far enough off 16A...

1Thank Ace1rush
murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke Resort, responded to this review

WOW, all I can say is many thanks for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the resort and the trail ride. We are hoping that the new trail bosses return next season as everyone loves them. We are Happy to be a part of great vacation memories. Please tell your friends about us and we hope...

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Holey Smoke cabins are comfortable, well-equipped, and priced fairly for this tourist area. We stayed here after visiting Mount Rushmore, just down the highway. We had a unit in one of the duplex cabins, with no one in the adjacent unit, so it was quiet.

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

Hi and Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value your business and hope you return. Dani

Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice, exceptionally clean cabins although somewhat small even for 2 people. Our group had 4 different cabins during July, 2016 and the water pressure was awful. A normal shower took a good 15-30 minutes just to get the soap off and out of your hair. No reason to complain to management about this as the property was full and the...

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

Hi Donna, Wish you would have called about the shower. When you check in we tell you if there is a problem to let us know. We are not always visible but we answer the phone 24/7. The problem with the shower probably was as simple as a change of shower head as we have a well here with minerals...

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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: $97 - $824 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 1danm, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We did not see a bad location!”
 of 5 bubbles anniemaes2016, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book 2-bedroom cabins for more room and test shower before agreeing to cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles 333donna, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 12, view of trees, eat breakfast outside, bring bug spray or candle for nights”
 of 5 bubbles K1997VYchristinab, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“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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