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Centrally located between major attractions.


Beautiful Cabins —

In a peaceful setting.


Experience the Hills Ranch Style!


The Native American Experience!

Enjoy the renowned music of Brulé.


Circle B Cowboy Music Show —

Along with a Chuckwagon Dinner.


    Welcome to the High Country Guest Ranch!Where Western and Native American Culture Unite

    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, convenience store, fire pits and hot tubs. Daily Breakfast Bar is open in Dakota Hall all summer season. Close to Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse, it’s the perfect place for your Black Hills vacation!


    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 7 bedrooms. Some homes have Jacuzzis, hot tubs, pool table or fireplace. All homes have DirecTV, AC, heat, fire pits, grills & picnic tables.

    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 6 and are roomy one-room cabins with 2 queen camping bunks, 2 twin bunks, table & chairs, kitchenette with sink, dorm fridge, microwave, coffee pot, TV for movies, bathroom, AC & heat. Outdoors each camping cabin has a hibachi grill and picnic table. These 6 cabins are true “camping cabins” and do not come with bedding & towels unless requested for an additional fee.

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    Trail Rides

    Take a trail ride in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest with our wranglers—a must-do for your Black Hills vacation. Choose from morning & afternoon ride times 6 days a week, Mon-Sat. Riders must be at least 6 years old. Trail rides are operated with a special-use permit from the BH National Forest.


    Brulé brings world-class entertainment to the Black Hills in what’s been called a “Native American experience in sight, sound and soul.” Traditional American Indian dancers in colorful regalia present a stunning visual of the culture, along with the unique music & message of Brulé. Summer performances run Monday through Thursday nights at 7:30 pm, June 29–August 20, 2015, outdoors at the beautiful Buffalo Moon Theater. Come early and enjoy an Indian Taco or wood-fire pizza at the Buffalo Moon Grille. Call 605-574-9003 for tickets; walk-ups welcome!


    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!


    Dakota Hall Retreat Center

    Dakota-Hall-optOur large dining hall is the perfect place to hold your church, artist or staff retreat, business seminar, or offsite workshop. The hall is available to groups September through May and can seat up to 250 people comfortably. Coming from out-of-state? No worries—we have room for up to 22 passengers in our shuttle bus and can provide roundtrip transportation from the Rapid City Regional Airport. Surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest, the ranch has the perfect inspiration for your team-building getaway.


    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 250 indoors; Buffalo Moon Theater has room for 300 guests outdoors. The beautiful scenery surrounding the ranch makes for picturesque backdrops for wedding photos. We have lodging for guests up to 180 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 marked trails in the Black Hills National Forest, you’ll see everything from mountaintop panoramas, rippling creeks, wildlife, forests & meadows, and more. Ride for an hour or the whole day on our side-by-side CanAm ATVs. 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

    Life at
    High Country

    Glimpses into ‘Life at High Country’, as brought to you by Author Barbara Marshak.


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