9/12/2018 - Virginia and Liz

Sad to say we have to leave. From day one we have felt so welcome here! Met some great people and had some great times! Love cabin life! Close to everywhere we wanted to go. We are planning on coming back for sure!

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08/22 - 08/26/2018 - Craig, Margaret, Dwayne, Lexi, Lizabeth, Bailey and Alexis!

We came here for a family vacation and it was the best experience ever! We absolutely loved this place. Wickiup left some amazing memories for us and we are for sure to come back and enjoy another wonderful stay in the cabins! Thank you so much!

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08/12 - 08/13/2018 - The Kaye’s

We can to the Hills for our honeymoon, have returned throughout the years with our kids and now they are all grown and we’re back here celebrating our 30th anniversary. Many years of GREAT times!

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08/01 - 08/05/2018 - Sturgis Pre Rally

We came as friends and left as family. Had a BLAST that was way overdue riding the canyons, gambling in Deadwood, shopping in Sturgis and of course enjoying the brews! The cabin experience was amazing and to have the creek \right outside the back door = AWESOMESAUCE!!! This trip was 1 for the books and memorable as all can be! Cheers to friends, cheers to family, cheers to great times! Peace and Love

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07/20/2018 - The Merrimans & Hansons

As always, best place ever! We love the evenings when the camp is buzzing with people and activities and we love when it is quiet and we feel like we are the only ones here. We hope to be back next year with a new addition - grandchild #9. Thanks for another wonderful stay.

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07/07 - 07/11/2018 - James, Shantell, Jericho, Logan and Gabriel

We came up with Don and Cathy (shared this cabin) and Ashley (Ranger cabin). This was my first time in SD. James has come through a few times with the military but our first time together with our kiddos. I love these cabins and cant wait to return again. They are away from all of the business of the little town. We really enjoyed all of the quietness we got from this, as much as we could with 5 adults and 6 kids all together. They really enjoyed all of it. The little playground, the campfire and eating outside along with the anticipation to get where were going. We even got to celebrate my little ones birthday here (little man turned 6 years old today) Thank you so much for the new adventures and a place to celebrate a little boys birthday.

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07/07 - 07/11/2018 - Don and Cathy

I brought my family to the cabins that my husband and I love. We had an awesome time. We will be returning soon. There is nothing like sharing a big cabin with 10 other people that I love. We celebrated one birthday here as well. There is nothing like a boy turning 6 in a big cabin with a firepit.

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06/26 - 06/29/2018 - The Mauss Family

I loved this cabin. I loved it because its by a brook. I also liked the people so much that I made a couple friends. But I can come back here. I know where to stay.

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07/30/2017 - The Smiths

This is our 2nd time staying in these cabins and we love them. Had a great vacation!

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07/29/2017 - Jay and Kim

Les and Starla - Thank you for a fantastic week! It was a wonderful to relax by the creek.

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07/16 - 07/21/2017 - The Merrimans and Hansons

We had 18 perople here in 4 cabins, my husband and I, 5 children, 3 in laws, 8 grandchildren. My grands are 4th generation of our family to love this place. <y 7 year old grandson said “I love it here, I’m going to bring my great grandkids here!” We figured that would we around 2097!. Please keep it just like it is for them!

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07/13/2017- Jayden, AGE 6

We had a great time!

The Sims Family - Enjoyed our stay. The cabin was comfortable and the beds were nice. Thanks for your hospitality!

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06/25/2017 - Quinn Family Reunion

Thanks sooo much for accommodating our 2017 Quinn Clan Reunion. Beautiful property and nice cabins. Thank you, we had fun and got lots of compliments.

You guys are AMAZING! and so is your beautiful property! My 18 month old baby had a blast and I will definitely come back with her and my husband. Thanks Les for giving us a ride to the falls!

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06/18 - 06/21/2017

Our family has been coming here for as long as I can remember. My grandpa first came here in 1949. My grandparents also came here for their honeymoon and they just celebrated their 49th anniversary. This is the first time we have gotten to stay in Brookside and we loved it. We had a lot of fun exploring the area (Custer state park, wind cave, Mt. Rushmore, Hill City, Roughlock Falls, Purple Pie Place and Chubby Chipmunk truffles in Deadwood!) We love it here and cant wait to come back!

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06/03 - 06/08/2017

Our family stayed here for a family reunion and had an amazing time. Everyone was so friendly and the cabins were cozy. Kids hiked brown rocks and floated the river. Late night campfire, smores were a hit. We will definitely be back! Thanks for everything! I also packed the journal and brought it back to New Mexico on accident and have to mail it back! WHOOPS!

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05/27 - 06/03/2017 - The boys!

Big trout this year on average. Justin won big fish at 15.25” until the last day, ole man river beat me at 19.25”. Breedo ripped one til midnight w less, the outcome was less than favorable. The bystanders thought it was quite humorous. Send off party —saw a couple and kids in tow from Chamberlian, a couple great kids from Lead. Beers, Spirits and wine flowed but the sadness of the end wasn’t far behind.

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9/2 - 9/5/2016 - The Kuntz's, ND

Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!  Our 2nd stay at Wickiup and we love it!  Our kid always make new friends and have a blast tubing in the creek, playing on the playground and having bonfires!  A beautiful place - we hope to come back next year!

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8/31 - 9/2/2016 - A. Jenkins - St. Paul, MN

Loved the cottage.  The "sleeping porch" is the best.  We will be back to Spearfish Canyon.

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8/20 - 8/25 - Tara B., WI

We played on the playground and roasted marshmallows.  Dad and me went tubing in the river and got wet.  We had a great time.

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7/31 - 8/5/2016 - Ron, Julie, Haley, Erin and Scott, IA

This was an awesome stay!  The people here are so friendly, loved sleeping next to the stream, also loved the central location at Cheyenne Crossing.  My son Scott loves to fish and tried several times with no luck!  The rustic cabin is so cool.  Les and Jackie are some of the coolest people and I love how they are very involved with everyone and have a lot of life stories we shared!  Les was very helpful in locating a ghost town for us "Tinton" over by Iron Creek Lake.  Found it, it was barely a town but was cool!  Wickiup was recommended by some friends of ours and we are happy they did!  Love the bridges, They are very well made.  Nice job Les!  Didn't make it to Annie Creek Rd.  or Devils Bathtub so we have to come back.  Darn it! Thanks for a great time!

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7/29/2016 - 

The cabin is wonderful!  Loved sleeping next to the brook.  Family had a great time.  First trip for grandkids.  Return trip (of many) for the rest of us!  Will be back.

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7/2016 - The Marcotte and Smith Families

We had a great time at Brookside.  Loved hiking and exploring and driving into Deadwood.  The fire hazard was too high for a fire but the heater inside was nice and cozy.  It was a nice escape from city life - relaxing vacation.

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6/30 - 7/4/2016 - The Nielsens, IL

Happy 4th of July! After about 40 years my husband brought us back to the place he vacationed with his family and we stayed in the very same cabin with our children.  It was a fun time and we truly enjoyed all the experiences we had - we fished...my daughter caught a rainbow trout using corn as bait! =)  We visited Mt. Rushmore - well worth the 1 hour drive and $11 in parking.  We climbed Mt. Harney in Custer State Park and loved it.  We ate a great dinner at the Crossing - very good food.  Mostly we enjoyed the campground and met new people.  My son met a friend and they played every day for hours.  It was a great vacation and we loved Brookside.

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6/22 - 6/23/2016 - Amy, Travis, Morgan and Chase.

Our family visited from Brandon, SD.  We stayed two night in the cozy beds.  We loved the cabin, creek and the village campfires.  We all wanted to live here.  We loved the playground that was so close as well.  There are all nice people around you.  If I was a cabin reviewer I would give it a 10 out of 10!

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5/30/2016 - Jamie, Bryan Evelyn, Adam, Jax, Mason and Weston

Our family visited from Littleton, Colorado.  We stayed 2 nights and had a blast! Loved the cabin, creek, firepit and bean bags.  Kids wanted to stay forever!

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9/24/2015

Local's yes we are!! This place is a whole different place, when needed to escape!  Thank you! Brookside is excellent in the "breeze" bedroom.  Slept well and the creek was great for the pup! Too cold for us!

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9/11/2015

Dear Journal.  We just arrived to camp.  It is cold as we did not expect the breeze. We are visiting the canyon tomorrow for some hiking.  We are blessed with the presence of my father.  I look forward to staying here.  Thank you for the opportunity. 

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9/7/2015 - Nik, Alex, Andrew, Madison, Brian, Jodi, Dana and Lana, CO

Our family had so much fun. We did a lot of stuff and all that we did was super super fun. This was my first time here.

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7/19 - 7/22/2015 - Dennis, Jackie, Kaitlyn and Spencer, SD

Our family had a wonderful stay.  We loved the cabins and the fire pit.  The kids had a great time on the swing set and tubing down the creek. So nice and peaceful.

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7/3 - 7/6/2015 - From MN and SD

Great family vacation with four generations coming together. What a great place to stay. Love the cool weather at night with the windows open.  Kids and adults had fun tubing and making smores. We will be back!

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9/4 - 9/9/2013 - Siecks and Watson's, CO

We are from beautiful Colorado.  We saw Custer, Lead, Deadwood, Rushmore and had such a great time.  Hope to return soon!

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8/22 - 8/24/2013 - Nicole, Matt, Bev, Katelyn and Kylie, IA

We loved the cabin and enjoyed the creek, We would love to come back again! :)

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8/21/2013 - The Christensens, MN

Always a treat to come back to Wickiup - beautiful, peaceful, spiritual.  We love the Black Hills.

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8/12 - 8/14/2013 - The Kaye Family

My husbands family has been coming here for over 40 years.  Great family time in a beautiful location.

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8/4 - 8/9/2013 - David and Jennifer, MO

Awesome place to visit. We were here for Sturgis Bike week and rode some beautiful rides.  The owners here are super nice people and good cooks too!  If we ever come back, I hope we stay here again!

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7/26 - 7/28/2013 - Theresa

Well, well, well. We had a wonderful weekend here! :) Very beautiful place and memorable for me.   Come for a family reunion with my boyfriend and his family.  And what made it more special, my boyfriend, became my fiance!  He knelt by the creek with family watching close by and asked me to marry him.  What a beautiful ring he got me.  Of course, I said YES! :)  We are, the family, are going to be Black Hills visitors annually.   Thank you for the memory!

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7/19/2013 - Ben, Kelsey, Janine and Karl

We came out to this beautiful place to celebrate the wedding of Matt and Maggie, along Spearfish Creek.  Gorgeous day with wonderful people.

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7/19/2013 - The Reynolds, MO

Great place to stay, loved the peacefulness and old time feel.

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8/31/2012 - Ron and Lisa, IA

Second stay this year.  This is the cabin we honeymooned in 24 years ago!  Cant remember the name of the one further down that he proposed to me in the year before.  We will see you again next year!  My family have been coming here off and on fairly steady for over 40 years!

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8/16/2012 - Knese Family, SD

The cabin is so warm and cozy! We loved it here.  Thanks for having it so clean and stocked!

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8/4 - 8/5/2012 - The Marlins, NE

My husband and I stayed 2 nights just before Sturgis week.  We enjoyed walking by the stream when we would get in from riding and in the morning before we started our day.  Very peaceful. We loved it!

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7/21/2012 - Doug and Deb

We enjoyed our stay by the babbling creek.  Fantastic host and hostess.  Thanks! We loved it here!

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9/13/2011 - Kate and Jason, MT

Jason and I stayed at the Brookside and we loved it!  The best was the bed on the porch.  So cute!  We loved that we could make our own meals and have a campfire every night.  Wickiup was very friendly and accommodating.  We will come back again with the kids! Thank you for a great stay!