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Centrally located between major attractions.


Beautiful Cabins —

In a peaceful setting.


Experience the Hills Ranch Style!


Take A Trail Ride

in the beautiful Black Hills


Explore the Black Hills

on ATV!


    Welcome to the High Country Guest Ranch!

    About High Country

    Spacious log vacation homes and camping cabins await your arrival in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. Ranch activities include trail rides, ATV rentals, heated outdoor swimming pool, biking and hiking on the Mickelson Trail, family-friendly entertainment, general store, fire pits and hot tubs in select cabins. Close to Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse, it’s the perfect place for your Black Hills vacation! NOTE: because we are located in a little valley, we are unable to offer wifi or good cell service…another reason to focus on your v-a-c-a-t-i-o-n! Our lodging is open year-round, so skip the crowds and make plans to visit during off-season…rates are great & the views are still spectacular!

    REMINDER: High Country is open year-round.


    Choose between spacious log vacation homes, one-room cabins, or camping cabins for your stay at High Country.

    The vacation homes have fully stocked kitchens with dining/living areas and range from 1 bedroom+loft up to 5 bedrooms. Some homes have Jacuzzi’s, hot tubs, pool table or fireplace. All homes have DirecTV, AC, heat, fire pits, grills & picnic tables. NEW in 2019–the GOLD MINE LODGE, a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom stone house located one-half mile west of High Country!

    Cowboy Cabins sleep 4 and are individual log cabins with 2 queen beds, bathroom, small dinette, DirecTV, dorm fridge, microwave, coffee pot. Each Cowboy Cabin has a front deck with a table & 4 chairs, hibachi grill, AC & heat. The 4 Cowboy Cabins share an outdoor hot tub and large fire pit.

    Native American Camping Cabins sleep 5 or 6 and are roomy one-room cabins with 2 queen camping bunks, 1 or 2 twin bunks, table & chairs, kitchenette with sink, dorm fridge, microwave, coffee pot, DirecTV, bathroom, AC & heat. Outdoors each camping cabin has a hibachi grill and picnic table.

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    Trail Rides

    Take a trail ride in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest with our friendly wranglers—a must-do for your Black Hills vacation. Choose from morning & afternoon ride times 7 days a week. Riders must be at least 6 years old; maximum weight 260 pounds. Call 605-574-9003 for reservations. Trail rides are operated with a special-use permit from the BH National Forest. (Limited rides during Sturgis Rally Week.)


    Available for catered events!


    The popular Circle B Chuckwagon & Cowboy Music Show entertains guests in Dakota Hall, serving up tasty cowboy dinners and western harmonies six nights a week (Mon-Sat) Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Bring the young’uns and take a step back in time with western activities or browse the gift shop while you wait for the must-see shootout with Sheriff Dale and the Biscuit Bandit! Call 605-574-2129 for tickets! (NO shows during Sturgis Rally Week.)



    Dakota Hall - Great for Weddings & EventsWe cater events, large or small! Family reunions, retreats, banquets, special events–indoors or outdoors, let us do the cooking for you. Dakota Hall is our spacious dining hall that holds up to 285 people. Outdoors, groups can gather on the covered patio at the High Country Grille & Pub with seating up to 100 people. Wine, beer & Coca-Cola products are available. Call 605-574-9003 for menu options.


    Wedding Venue

    Ranch WeddingsChoose our scenic mountain meadow setting for your ranch wedding! We offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony options. Dakota Hall has seating up to 285 indoors; outdoors the High Country Theater can accommodate 300 guests. The beautiful scenery surrounding the ranch makes for picturesque backdrops for wedding photos. We have lodging for guests up to 200 people with a list of services and options that will make your wedding spectacular!


    ATV Rental

    ATV RentalsExplore the Black Hills on ATV! With over 3,000 miles of roads and marked trails in the Black Hills National Forest, you’ll see everything from mountaintop panoramas, rippling creeks, wildlife, forests & meadows, and more. Ride for half a day or the whole day on our side-by-side Honda ATVs. Rentals are open to ranch guests & non-guests alike; 4-seater or 2-seater machines. GPS programming will guide you on your adventure, including directions back to the ranch. Your off-road experience will be the highlight of your Black Hills vacation!




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    What our Visitors say!

    • “I wanted to write to express our thanks for the wonderful accommodations, the friendly & helpful staff, and the peaceful, loving energy of the ranch!” Lynn K.
    • “Thank you as always for an amazing stay—the serenity here is priceless! The warm openness equals a small touch of heaven.” Jane B.
    • “Dear Owners…you blessed our time together as sisters. I had a wonderful time turning 50! I love the ranch, the scenery, and the story!” Bev D.
    • “Thanks for a great, relaxing, fulfilling, energizing, scenic, comfortable weekend in the Hills!” Bill H.
    • “We wanted to tremendously thank you for ALL your help, support, and the small touches you did to help our wedding go smoothly. Everything was awesome and each staff member made our special day unforgettable!” Alana & Eric
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