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Roberts, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Our 11 year old daughter summed it up best by saying "Mary and Doug ruined all other hotels for us!" We had such an amazing time at Trails End. We had only booked our stay for half of the week and planned to stay in Hot Springs for the second half of our trip. We arrived in Hot Springs and... More 

Thank 845christap
Wentworth, South Dakota
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

5 of us stayed at Trails End Cabins & Motel for 4 days, 3 nights last week while we celebrated 40 years of friendship that started in college at SDSU. We rented one cabin with 3 nice size bedrooms and one motel room with 2 beds. It was delightful. We used the little kitchen one evening to prepare burgers for... More 

Thank Momtrck
Yankton, South Dakota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

My 2 girlfriends and I went to Hill City for a weekend getaway. We got a late start on Friday from East River SD and I called Mary and she was so accommodating to the fact that we would be getting in a little later than normal. She was very helpful when we checked in and gave us ideas of... More 

Thank Dee D
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Just stayed 3 nights at the Trails End with a group of friends. Mary & Doug go out of their way to make you feel welcome & peephole for any needs you might have. Units are exceptionally clean & well kept up. Hot tub, grills, & fire pit are some of the extras that make it memorable to relax with... More 

Thank Jean L
Carlsbad, California
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557 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed two nights in a two-bedroom cabin. The cabins are along Park Street, just about 1 ½ blocks off Main Street. We were checked in by Mary, of proprietors Doug and Mary. She was friendly and helpful and check-in was quick and easy. The cabins are neat, upgraded units in the western tradition. Our cabin had a queen bed... More 

Thank Gordon C
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The room was very comfortable and clean. There was a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker in the room. There were also gas and charcoal grills available for use, and also a hot tub. The location is very quiet, but it is only takes a few minutes to walk to downtown. The hosts were a friendly and gracious couple, and made... More 

Thank Allen S
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

We can't say enough about what an awesome place this is to stay. The owners of the Motel, Doug & Mary, are some of the nicest & cordial people you will meet anywhere. Lot's of places to eat, shop, and close travel to many other small towns. What was so nice for us, we could ride our RZR all over,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 nights here, and loved everything about Trails End Cabins. The cabins are clean and comfortable, and you can't beat the location. (It's great not being on the highway, yet walking distance to town.) Guests have access to a common area that includes a hot tub, picnic area, gas grills and a fire pit. Most evenings during our... More 

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Marion, Iowa
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The cabin was clean with updated decorating. It's a kitchen, bedroom and bath. It's pretty small. The wifi is poor. It's on the expensive side. The cabin is near the main tourist area. If you are looking for a wilderness type experience, this is not it. The owners are very nice. Check out time is early, 10am. Unexpected for the... More 

Thank lauragbell
Clermont, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We only stayed one night, but the quality of the rooms and the friendliness of the owners was exceptional. We stayed in #8, it was a cute room, perfect for what we needed. The owner filled us in on what there was to do in the area, and when we told her we were taking the wildlife trail, she told... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You will love our log cabins and motel in Hill City, the Heart of The Hills. With a quiet, forest setting, we are just 2 blocks from downtown where you can explore many attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining choices - and just a short drive to the major sites, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Cathedral Spires and Custer State Park. We can help you plan your day trips, where you will visit the "must see" attractions as well as discover the "hidden gems!" We will keep you up to date on any Special Events going on in the area. Under new ownership, we offer 3 deluxe motel rooms and 6 log cabins with varying amenities, and an overall laid back and quiet atmosphere. We take pride in maintaining a super-clean property with new, comfortable beds, A/C units, fully-equipped kitchens, and gas & charcoal grills. You can relax at the end of the day in our hot tub or share stories around the fire pit. Wi-Fi, a strong Verizon cell phone signal and cable TV are available if you want to keep in-touch with your world. Trails End Cabins & Motel is a special find. Once you've experienced our log cabins, we're confident you'll want to return year after year for your vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Trails End Cabins & Motel

Address: 320 Park St., Hill City, SD 57745
Region: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Price Range: €99 - €121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Trails End Cabins & Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Mary and Doug are the best judge of that based on you needs.”
 of 5 bubbles 845christap, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you aren't going to cook you may want to choose the motel room but the little cabins are delightful.”
 of 5 bubbles Momtrck, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Quiet but close to everything”
 of 5 bubbles allens646, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Great view. Quiet street.”
 of 5 bubbles 750rhondat, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“we would have chosen a cabin, but we booked late and they were all taken, but the rooms are nice”
 of 5 bubbles nallison1, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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