09/16/2018 - Patricia

Wow! Love at First site!! Birchlodge was cozy, warm and inviting. We felt at home the moment we walked in. If these old walls could talk how many tales of love and laughter would they share. We are looking forward to the day we get to come back!

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9/14 - 9/17/2017 - H & K Gunderson, Chamberlain, SD

Great place to stay fellowship is great “NEAT”

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08/21 - 08/23/2017 - The Mundell Family, Montana

The first time I stayed here with my mom and dad, I was 10 years old. Now I’m 64 years old and it was just as enjoyable now as when I was 10 years old. This place is full of memories that I will treasure forever. Thank you to all the staff.

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8/20/2017 - Minnesota

Being folk from Minnesota we didn’t know what to expect when we came down yonder to this here state called South Dakota. With little expectations, we came in with open minds and were blown away. Thank you for providing us with comfort and cleanliness - we couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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August 2017 - Sturgis - The SOT Gang

Thanks for letting us make great and new memories at your campground! We had a blast and look forward to Sturgis 80th.

Thanks Again!

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8/6 - 8/11/2017 - Texas Crew

A group of us came up from Midland Texas to go to Sturgis. For many of us it was our first trip there. We LOVED it! We love this cabin too and everyone we met here. Cant wait to come back!

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7/2017 - Troy, Marsha, Owen, Landon and Emerson, Rewey Wisconsin

The cabins are cozy, comfy and beautiful. We loved our stay here and will forever be thankful to Les for teaching our boys to fish. Fishless, they still had a blast!! Thank you for making us feel right at home. You are one of a kind people. We look forward to coming back in the future! We will carry these memories of this week for the rest of our lives. THANK YOU!

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7/13/2017 - Peterson Family, Des Moines, Iowa

We absolutely loved our stay here! The kids couldn’t get enough of the creek and playground, The adults loved the picnic area. Only thing that was missed was the campfire. Big kids also enjoyed the hiking trails. We had so much fun and memories that will last a life time were made here. Cant wait to come back!

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7/5/2017 - The Korns Family, IA

Thanks for a great stay and your helpfulness and hospitality!

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7/2/2017

We had a great time. Kids had a blast! Thank you!

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7/1/2017 - Sarah Anne

Dear Birchlodge, We had so much fun at this campground. It felt like I was dreaming. So fun here! My 2 brothers and 2 sisters wish we could move here but were just here for the 4th of July. I just cant say how fun it is here. I really hope to come back.

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The cabin is great and we are having so much fun. Keep up the good work. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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We loved the cabin. Thanks so much. I love this cabin!

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We loved the playground and the whole campground!! Keep up the good work! =) We love this cabin!

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We had such a great experience and loved the cabin!

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9/23 - 9/25/2016 - Uve & Eric Gerdau, Germany

Wonderful, cozy cabin.  Thank you Jackie for the nice talk.  The whole place is very inviting.  Will hopefully be here next year for the t-shirts. :) :)

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7/31/2016 - The Rivere's

Our family of 6 stayed here and had a wonderful time.  The staff here was very friendly and accommodating.    The kids were kept busy and enjoyed the sandbox, playground and the creek.    We also enjoyed the fires at night and made smores.  We only stayed here two nights and wish we were able to stay here longer.  If you're looking for a place to eat,  the Cheyenne Crossing on the top of the hill has phenomenal food.  If you're looking for other ideas of what to do, the staff will eagerly assist you.  Thank you once again we will surely be returning year after year.

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7/31/2016 - Alerna and Lilli

We loved the creek. It was awesome.  We also loved the play ground.  Love,  Jocelyn's friends. (Note from Starla:  The drawing these girls did is absolutely adorable!!)

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7/12 - 7/15/2016 - Anderson Family

Grandma Anderson! and 6 boys!  We had a wonderful time at your little cabin, there was not a thing I didn't need! Next time I will pack way lighter.  The boys had so much fun playing by the creek and fishing the 2 pounds we were directed too.  We missed the fire a lot but totally understand the reason behind it.  We will be back in the future.

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6/20 - 6/23/2016 - The French Family, IN

Our family of 5 had a wonderful vacation in South Dakota.  Wickiup was very peaceful and we are so glad we stayed here.  The Devil's Bathtub trail, Devil's Tower, Badlands and Black Hills exploring were wonderful experiences and we hope to come again.  The kids loved tubing in the creek and walking to the general store for snacks.  Thank you Starla and Jackie for all your help and advice on what trails to explore and answering questions about accommodations.   We hope to be back!

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6/3 - 6/4/2016 - Beth

Thanks for letting us stay and hang with your group!  Loved it!

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9/3/2015 - Reich Family

What a wonderful restful time - short but sweet. All 6 of us had a great mini-vacation.  So kind and accommodating.  All of you. Class act!!!

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8/14 - 8/17/2015 - The Kuntz Family, ND

We had a great time! The girls loved tubing and picking wild raspberries.  Thank you for the excellent vacation!

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7/18 - 7/21/2015 - Pfeifer Family, ND

Love these cabins, kids got to be kids without worrying someone would be bothered by them. Staff is amazing and so kind.  Enjoyed the scenery and mostly enjoyed watching my kids have fun!! And my mom enjoyed how peaceful it was.

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July 2015 - Woodard Family, NE

Had a wonderful time.  Great place for a family reunion! Lots of things in the area to enjoy.

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July 2015 - Tina (Mom) and Daniel (Son), IL

Thank you! Beautiful here. We were busy seeing the landscape and the sites - Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Reptile Gardens and more.  Creek is great and cabins are adorable. Nice to meet Jackie and work with Starla!

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7/2 - 7/5/2015 - The Meier's, ND

Thank you so much.  We had a super time here! You and your staff are wonderful. God bless.

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June 2015 - Teri and Drew

Thank you! We had a great time. Love your place and we will be back!

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8/22 - 8/24/2014 - Rob and Jayne, SD

Great cabin - great location.  Peaceful. Kool Deadwood Nights here we come! Thank you!

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8/17 - 8/19/2014 - The Himsel Family, WI

Lovely vacation, charming cabins.  We had a wonderful time here.  Devil's Bathtub hike was our favorite - well worth the wet feet!

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8/8 - 8/11/2014 - Roger and Tess, Sid and Cyndi, NE

Thank you for a great place to stay.  Hope you enjoyed your Nebraska sweet corn.  We spent our days riding motorcycles through the beautiful hills.  Our nights were spent gambling in Deadwood.  We look forward to staying again in the future.

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7/27 - 8/2/2014 - Kevin and Wendy, MN

Thank you Jackie, Les and Pete! We enjoyed our stay here tremendously!  We are proud to be apart of the Wickiup Family.  We look forward to visiting every other year.  We have met the most amazing people here!  We quickly became friends and joined their group.  We started each day eating a fantastic breakfast together.  We all contributed a few bucks to feed the group.  During the day, we rode our motorcycles thru the spectacular parks, stopped to see the amazing monuments, stopped in some really fun towns to eat and to do some major shopping.  Squeezed in some fishing.  Caught a couple Brook Trout.  Beautiful fish!  We exchanged contact info with new friends. We will exchange photos and videos.  We are already planning our next adventure with our friends.  We are all from different states spread through out the Great USA.  We really look forward to coming back here.  It is beautiful here.

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7/16 - 7/18/2014 - Pete and Sarah

Just a quick stop over on our way to Yellowstone but SO worth it.  We loved staying here!

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9/2/2013 - Greg and Nancy

Always a great place to visit with our family! Les and Jackie are the best!

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8/8/13 - Dale and Jennifer

Best times ever at Wickiup with our sweet granddaughter Miss Lily.  Life slows down here and children get to be children.  Great memories.

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July 2013 - Dauphininis Family, MN

Great place! We had a lot of fun.  The Adams house museum in Deadwood was wonderful.  Also, the "Trial of Jack McCall" at the Masonic Temple was fun.  Great for kids, they get to be part of the jury.  Pizza Lab in Central City is nice for families.  Video Games, skill games and good pizza.  

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7/23/2013 - Weihrouch and Garza Families

Dear Wickiup, We have enjoyed our stay here so much.  My kids loved floating down the stream.  Such of a wonderful family atmosphere here!  If we ever come back, we will definitely come back here!

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9/9/2012 - Karen V.

Thank you Les and Jackie for the wonderful hospitality and the great weekend for your birthdays.  It was an honor to be part of your celebration.  What fun! God is so good.  Thanks for being such dear friends.  Love you and God Bless.

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June 2012 - IL

We had the most wonderful time.  Lots of fun laughs, Les and Jackie made everyone feel like family.  We hope to come back again!