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Our Story

heart of the black Hill, rich in western heritage

Our Story

This very special land has been occupied by Indigenous Tribes, Ranchers and maybe even a few Outlaws back in the day.  We are nestled in the Heart of the Black Hills far away from the hustle and bustle of city life! We are a working Horse ranch and trail rides and private rides up into the hills are the favorite activity to do on the ranch. We are located right on the Mickelson Trail so you can hike and bike to your heart’s content.  If you are bringing the kiddos, we have several famously named fainting goats such as Sven, Bella and Rapunzel. We also have Petunia the pig, Chief and Midnight the Mini-horses, Phylis and Raven the donkeys and several chickens, roosters and ducks!

We have spacious and rustic log vacation homes and camping cabins that will give you the authentic Ranch experience. We have family friendly entertainment, a general store, fire pits and even hot tubs available for you city slickers in select cabins!  We are close to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse to get your history on!  We are an hour drive from the Historic City of Hot Springs and the hidden gem of Moccasin Springs Natural Mineral Spa, which is a must do for your mind, body and soul! We are an hour drive to the famous and historic Gold Rush town Deadwood where you can hopefully win big and learn all about Wild Bill and Calamity Jane! The stunning Pactola Lake, Spearfish Canyon, Custer State Park and Windcave National Park are all within driving distance.  We truly are in the Heart of the Hills and we can’t wait for you to join us here on the Ranch! We are open year round, with great rates and awe inspiring views!

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605-574-9003

12138 Ray Smith Drive
Hill City, South Dakota 57745