Although this place is popular during the summer, it would be cozy during the off season and winter. You are in the immediate area of the park and there is wildlife all year long. The family that owns the place and the staff are helpful and friendly.
That said, you may need to plan you lunches and dinners some distance before you get to the hotel. Think Rapid City, SD, Hill City, SD, Pierre, SD, Sioux Falls, SD, and Chadron, Nebraska. Although there is a small market in Murdo, SD, you might find it lacking.
You'll need to bring your own alcoholic beverages from the same distance.
You will prepare your meals in a community kitchen, so you'll need to be flexible about meal times, using the stove or oven, dish washing, etc.
Circle view is highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come stay with friends high atop our butte on our ranch that borders Badlands National Park. Clean, casual lodging in our 9 room guest house with full kitchen use, Wi-Fi, game room, AC and the biggest view in South Dakota! Rooms have queen or king beds and private bathrooms. Bonfires, ranch tours, homestead cabin and full breakfast served daily. Come stay with the local cowboys and make your vacation more memorable, you'll be glad you did. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Circle View Guest Ranch Hotel Scenic