Badlands of South Dakota.
We spent two days at the Homestead and truly had a great experience. Phil and Amy are fantastic hosts that are very knowledgable about the area and extremely friendly. The house is fantastic, plenty of wood for a big fire, good amount of space for our trip and the view is spectacular. If you want a true rustic experience with great hosts in the Badlands go to Phil and Amy.
Amy & Phil's place was perfect. I was driving cross country and needed a place for my dog and I to stay. It is rustic, but ideal, and in a beautiful part of the country. If you are comfortable with roughing it a little, I highly recommend staying here. If I drive back through this part of the country, I will definitely stay here again!
Unfortunately our car broke down and we never got to the ranch. We communicated this to Amy and Phil and apologized, however this didn't rouse sympathy, instead they wrote us a bad review and as per their policy, didn't refund our deposit.
The rustic cabin is beautiful and offers all the joys of some solitude on the prairie, and is a great spot for star gazing. I actually stayed here during the blizzard (October 2013) and thoroughly appreciated the wood stove, which kept me nice and toasty as the rain hammered the windows. I would have stayed throughout day two, but unfortunately the firewood was soaked from the storm and I had to call it quits (I guess I'm not as tough as I thought!). Would LOVE to come back here during nicer weather and enjoy the incredible badlands views.
After a full day of unforgettable hiking in the nearby Badlands my wife, son, and I really enjoyed staying in the 1880 Homestead Cabin. For those that failed history in grade school there was no electricity or indoor plumbing in 1880 South Dakota Homesteads. We didn't miss these modern "distractions" as the cabin was very clean and the location/view of the prairie was amazing. We cooked dinner on the fire outside while watching the sun set and the stars come out. The next morning we joined some other guests for a homemade breakfast at the main ranch (less than a mile away) which was fresh, filling, and delicious. Without a doubt it was the best meal we experienced during our weeklong road trip across the state. Amy & Phil are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to make sure that you enjoy your stay. For those with some adventure in your blood we highly recommend staying in the Homestead Cabin, and for those looking for a more traditional bed and breakfast experience we highly recommend staying in one of the rooms in the main ranch.
This ranch is one of the coolest places I've ever stayed and the view of the Badlands from the cabin is incredible. Breakfast was awesome and I even got to help feed the chickens. Definitely highly recommended and I plan to return on some adventure in the future.
Circle View was GREAT! Amy, Phil and their family was so accommodating, the sleeping arrangement was wonderful and breakfast was fantastic!! I'd highly recommend staying there!!
A very pleasant experience. The family was kind. children were adorable, pleasant ; same with the staff. Their dog and cat watched the sunrise with us. The room was quiet and very clean. The home was very welcoming. Fun talking with other visitors. And you know --the breakfast;)
Great little place just near the Badlands. It was really cozy and the facilities were great. The mosquitoes were on things all night so I'd advise to have some bug repellent but that sort of added to the place :)
Very unique property. Easily worth a stay at any of Circle View Ranch's properties if at the Badlands or nearby Black Hills. We watched one of the most beautiful thunderstorms I have ever seen from the cabin's porch. Not difficult to find, but this property feels off the map in a very good way. If you want less primitive accommodations then stay at one of the Ranch's other rooms/cabins....but their entire property is quite interesting.
Philip was accommodating when I had to change my reservation short notice.
Great listing. Don't miss.