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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We camped at Holy Smokes campground for 3 nights during our visit to the Mount Rushmore area. It is centrally located to all the good sites in the Rapid City area. This campground was very clean and well run and had full hookups. The people...More

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Response from murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke ResortResponded 1 week ago

HEY, Thank you for taking the time to review us! You are our first review this season on trip advisor. You made my day.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We rented a log cabin at Holy Smoke for three nights. It was wonderful. Super-well located right up the hill from the center of Keystone. The cabin itself was adorable and VERY clean. Each day when we returned from our adventures, the place was spotless....More

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Response from murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke ResortResponded 26 August 2017

Thank you so-o-o much for the great review. Our staffworks very hard to insure that your stay is a memorable one! We hope you will return and tell all your friends about us. Dani

Reviewed 5 January 2018

My family and I stayed in 2 cabins at Holy Smoke for 5 days. We loved it! It has kind of a mountain feel to it, as the property is built on the side of the hillside leading into Keystone. We enjoyed ourselves!

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Response from murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke ResortResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Dani

Reviewed 1 January 2018

We wanted to stay in this cabin since it is so old. They had restored it a lot but you could see some of the actual parts still there. We love history so we thought that was great. Only complaint was it probably needs a...More

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Response from murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke ResortResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Meg 1991, I am pleased that you liked the cabin. It is our most popular unit. I will have maint. check the AC unit as I was unaware that it did not cool enough for you. Thank you for your business and we hope...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I made the decision to stay here for a 2-night stay in the Mt Rushmore area thinking it would be nice to have a bit more room than the standard motel. The location to all the surrounding sites was excellent but was disappointed in room...More

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Response from murphy0046, Owner at Holy Smoke ResortResponded 13 October 2017

We do have much larger cabins but not at the price you paid for the duplex unit. I can't speak to the blanket issue, but I think if one looks at all the reviews one might find this really petty. We have families with 3...More

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Susan H
21 June 2017|
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Hello, Cabin 3 has coffee filters and coffee provided. The refrig has a small freezing compartment on the top.
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lhamainten
19 August 2015|
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Hi Scooter access in vacation rental only. Other cabins have 3 to 4 steps to deck.
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cdremy44
13 January 2015|
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Hi Ken, Cabin 7 would have the most room for your vehicles. How big is the trailer? Cabin 7 does sit close to the driveway, but traffic after Labor Day is not heavy.
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"This resort is on a hillside, with gravel driveway. It may be less accessible to people with disabilities."
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"Lots of different styles of cabins. The staff will explain the differences, so you can choose the best for..."
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"They all look fairly new"
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"Visit Mount Rushmore and The Ruby House for Drinks"
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