High Country Guest Ranch
12138 Ray Smith Dr
Hill City, SD
The High Country Guest Ranch is tucked in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, 4 miles outside of Hill City, South Dakota. It is truly the place where Western and Native American Cultures unite!
Lodging options include RV sites, traditional camping cabins, cowboy cabins, and spacious log vacation homes. All of the units are smoke free. The camping cabins sleep up to 6 people and offer microwaves, refrigerators, bathrooms, AC, heat, bunk-style beds, Hibachi grills, and picnic tables. Linens are available for an extra fee. The individual cowboy log cabins are set up similar to a standard hotel room and feature 2 queen beds, microwaves, refrigerators, bathrooms, AC, heat, front decks with table/chairs, and Hibachi grills. The 4 Cowboy Cabins share an outdoor hot tub and fire pit.
The vacation homes are fully furnished and range from 1-7 bedrooms/lofts, with accommodations for up to 18 people. Some homes offer private outdoor hot tubs, Jacuzzi bathtubs, pool tables, laundry facilities, and fireplaces.
Ranch amenities include an outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, seasonal trail rides, horse stable, ATV rentals, playground, golf cart rentals, convenience store, gift shop, volleyball, horseshoes, picnic pavilion, and fire pits. The breakfast bar ($) and the High Country Grille/Pub is open during select hours in the summer season.
The Dakota Hall can accommodate up to 225 people for receptions, while the outdoor theatre can hold up to 300 for weddings and other special events. Catering is also available. There is limited internet access, and no WiFi at this property.
The 109 mile Mickelson Trail borders the ranch, providing excellent areas for biking and hiking. The popular Circle B Chuckwagon & Cowboy Music Show entertains guests in Dakota Hall, serving up delicious cowboy dinners and old-fashioned harmonies, six nights a week (Mon-Sat) Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
Arrive early enough to take a step back in time and enjoy a wide variety of western activities in the Old West Town, which delights people of all ages. The award-winning Native American group Brulé performs, four nights a week (Mon-Thurs), outdoors in the Buffalo Moon Theater, July 11-July 28, 2016. Their high-energy contemporary music, fused with the soulful history of Native America, resonates with audiences, long after the show ends. Accompanied by traditional American Indian dancers, they have become known as the 'Native American Experience in Sight, Sound & Soul'--the new must-see show in the Black Hills!
PET POLICY: Pet Friendly--Refer to the POLICIES section for more detailed information.
#1 McGinnis Cabin
The McGinnis Cabin sleeps up to 14 people. there are 6 queen beds, sofa bed and set of bunk beds.
The main level includes a large living room, dining room, kitchen fully stocked with a table & 8 chairs, kitchen counter with 4 stools, wood burning fireplace, DIRECTV/Central Air, private bedroom with queen bed, bathroom and separate Jacuzzi tub.
The Upper Level has a loft with 2 queen beds, private bedroom w/queen bed, two private bedrooms w/queen + set of bunk beds in one bedroom, Two bathrooms w/tub & shower and small deck. Outside the cabin you can enjoy a large wrap around deck, table & chairs, gas grill and fire pit.
The Sundance cabin sleeps up to 8 people. There are 3 queen beds and futon.
The main level has a living room, dining room, kitchen fully stocked with seating for 4. Private bedroom w/queen bed, bathroom, Futon and DIRECTV-DVD.
The upper level has a loft with 2 queen beds.
Outside there are 2 covered porches, gas grill and fire pit.
#3 Western Star
The Western Star cabin sleeps up to 8 people. There are 3 queen beds and futon.
The main level has a living room, dining room, kitchen fully stocked with seating for 6 and the kitchen table has 4 chairs.There is a private bedroom w/queen bed, bathroom, air conditioning and DIRECTV/VCR.
The upper level has a loft w/futon and 2 private bedrooms w/queen bed in each. The outdoors has a front porch w/table and chairs, drop down patio w/picnic table, fire pit and gas grill
#4 Deer Lodge
The Deer Lodge Cabin sleeps up to 14 people and has 7 queen beds.
The main level has a living room, dining room, kitchen fully stocked with seating for 6 plus 4 TV trays. There is a leather couch, loveseat, adjoining suite with 2 queen beds, gas stove, table, chairs; with private entrance. There is a private bedroom w/queen bed, bathroom, DIRECTV/VCR/DVD and Central Air.
The upper level has a loft with queen bed, 2 recliners, private bedroom w/queen bed and bathroom. The lower level has an open area w/2 queen beds, Couch/TV/VCR, Jacuzzi tub, washer, dryer and walk-out to back yard. The outside has a gas grill and fire pit.
#5 Sam’s Cabin
Sams cabin sleeps up to 14 people. There are 5 queen beds, 2 sofa sleepers.
The main level has a living room w/couch & 2 recliners, dining room, kitchen fully stocked, gas fireplace, DIRECTV-DVD, private bedroom with a queen bed and bathroom.
The upper level has a loft with 2 queen beds. Gathering area with sleeper sofa, chairs, small deck and bathroom. The lower level has 2 queen beds, sleeper sofa, game table, chairs and pool table. Outside there is a front dek, gas grill, picnic table and fire pit.
#6 Saddle Ridge
Saddle Ridge sleeps up to 10 people. There are 4 queen beds and futon.
The main level has a living room, dining room, kitchen fully stocked with seating for 7. There is a futon, A/C, gas fireplace, DIRECTV/DVD, 2 Private bedrooms w/ queen bed in each and a bathroom.
The upper level has 2 private bedrooms w/queen bed in each, bathroom and 1 small deck. The outside has a Hot tub (Not open in Jan & Feb), gas grill, fire pit and picnic table.
#8 Kozy Getaway
Kozy Getaway cabin sleeps up to 8 people. there are 2 queen beds and 2 double beds.
The main level has a living room, dining room, kitchen fully stocked with seating for 8. there is a couch, DIRECTV-DVD-VCR, gas stove, 2 private bedrooms w/queen bed in each and a bathroom.
The upper level has a loft w/2 double beds, 2 rocking chairs and TV. The outside has a front deck, covered patio with picnic table, gas grill and fire pit.
#9 Trail Side
The Trailside cabin sleeps up to 6 people. There are 3 queen beds.
The main level is Handicap accessible and has a living room w/leather couch & chair, kitchen fully stocked with seating for 6. There is a dorm-size stove & refrigerator, private bedroom with 1 queen bed, full bathroom, air conditioning and DIRECTV-DVD.
The upper level has a loft w/2 queen beds and small deck. The outside has a front porch w/chairs, gas grill and picnic table.
#10 Mountain View
The Mountain View cabin sleeps up to 10 people. There are 3 private bedrooms; 2 with a queen bed and 1 with a twin. The Master bedroom includes glass French doors and in-room Jacuzzi. 2 Bathrooms. Loft area has futon and queen bed, plus a kids' room which includes a secret passageway! Bring your own sleeping bags for the kids room. Living/Dining room area, full kitchen (microwave, coffee pot, stove, refrigerator, pots/pans, dishes, glasses and utensils provided) air conditioning, TV/VCR (local channels only - complimentary videos), gas fireplace, porch/deck, gas grill, and campfire ring. Bed and bath linens provided.
#22-#27 Native American Cabins
The Native American Cabins include, Crazy Horse, Geronimo, Tecumseh, Pocahontas, Osceola and Sacajawea. Each cabin sleeps up to 5 people.
These are nice, roomy cabins with 2 queen camping bunks & 2 twin camping bunks, linens & towels provided. Each cabin has a kitchenette w/counter, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, sink & small fridge. Each cabin has a bathroom, table & chairs, TV/VCR or DVD only; tile floor.
Outdoors each cabin has porch overhang with picnic table, chairs & hibachi grill. The 6 cabins share a large fire pit
#26 Wildwood Getaway
Wildwood Getaway sleeps up to 4 people. it has 1 double bed and a sofa bed.
Park model trailer has roomy living/dining/kitchen area all together, booth-style dinette, sleeper-sofa in living room and 1 private bedroom/1 bathroom. It includes a gas fireplace, bathroom, closet area and DIRECTV
The outside has a large deck that runs entire length of trailer, grassy area with fire pit and gas grill.
#28-#31 Cowboy Cabins
The Cowboy Cabins include Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter and John Wayne. These are setup very similar to the layout of a standard hotel room w/2 queen beds in each cabin. Each cabin has a small desk area, DIRECTV/DVD, small fridge, coffee pot, microwave & bathroom.
Outside each cabin there is a deck with table & chairs & Hibachi grill. The 4 Cowboy Cabins share an outdoor hot tub & large fire pit.
#30 Ranch House
The Ranch House sleeps up to 14 people. There are 5 queen beds and a set of twin bunk beds.
The main level has a living room w/couch, love-seat, sofa chair, a small oak table with 2 chairs, DIRECTV-DVD. There is a newly updated gourmet kitchen w/prep area that is fully stocked. The dining room with seating for 8 and has a wood burning fireplace. The french doors lead to a covered deck w/hot tub with a extra-large entry way. There are 3 private bedrooms w/queen bed in each and 2 bathrooms.
The lower level has a futon, bathroom w/Jacuzzi tub. there are 2 bedrooms one private bedroom w/queen bed and another private bedroom w/queen bed and twin bunk beds. The outside has a front deck with hot tub, gas grill and picnic tables.
#35 Gold Mine Lodge
The Gold Mine Lodge sleeps up to 14 people. There are 5 queen beds, 1 roll-away and futon.
This cabin is located one-half mile west of High Country on Deerfield Road. There is an onsite golf cart for guests to travel back and forth between the Gold Mine Lodge and the ranch in the summer season. Access to the historic gold mine is by appointment only.|
The main level has a living room w/couch, love-seat, sofa chairs, electric fireplace, DIRECTV/DVD. Double-French doors in living room lead to wrap-around deck, 2 private bedrooms w/queen bed in each. Fully stocked kitchen with ample counter space & dishwasher, access to back deck from kitchen, large dining table w/6 matching chairs (extra chairs provided) and bathroom with tub & shower.
The lower level has the main entrance with foyer, laundry area with washer & dryer plus ironing board & iron, bedroom w/queen bed and bathroom. The upper level has 2 Bedrooms w/Queen bed; plus 1 rollaway, a futon in hallway and bathroom with shower only.
The outside has a wrap-around deck with gas grill, patio table with 4 chairs, handicap-friendly access from parking area to kitchen entrance & main floor and entrance to historic gold mine.
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Recreational vehicle parking
Complimentary coffee in lobby
Fire Wood: $
Hot Running Water
Wheelchair accessible building
Outdoor Pool - Summer Only
Crazy Horse Run