We arrived in the Highlander. So Far So Good. Night one in the Highlander. Ate Popcorn outside and had fun!
7/13 - 7/15/2018 - Morton and Fairfax, MN
A couples weekend hitting the trails & ATV’s, having a couple beers and a whole lot of fun!
07/04 - 07/07/2018 - Colorado
This is Highlanders 2nd guestbook. Rosemary, Michael, Scooter and Sally here from Denver. We’ve stayed at Wickiup for 38 years now - Les and Jackie are the 4th owners that we know. Our group has 9 cabins this year - 26 people (7 kids) and 10 dogs - Denver, Fargo, Watertown, Aberdeen, Minneapolis, Rochester and Roseville, CA. July 8th, 2018 packing up to go back to Denver. It was a fabulous trip. Everyone was happy. See you next year!
6/20/2108 - The Smiths, Brookings, SD
Family vacation to the Black Hills, we did some hiking and biking on the Mickleson Trail. We enjoyed dinner at Romo’s in Spearfish and an awesome breakfast at Cheyenne Crossing Cafe. It was a little rainy, but we still enjoyed being outside. Loved the cute little cabin - we stayed toasty warm =)
6/18 - 6/20/2018 - The Bryants, Colorado
Came from S.E. Colorado for sons graduation from Box Elder Job Corps. Made vacation out of it with the family. Loved the cabins and loved the area! Thank you for sharing it with us.
8/14 - 8/16/2017 - The Umbargers, WI
Beautiful area and great place to relax. We enjoyed our time here.
7/22 - 7/29/2017 - The Hemphins, NE
Hello! We enjoyed our time here at the cabins so much, we will probably make it an annual family vacation! Thank you so much for everything and such nice cabins!!
7/10 - 7/13/2017 - The Peters, MI
Thanks so much for everything! We really enjoyed it! The kids loved tubing on the creek and we loved the cabins and the setting! Also thanks so much for being so friendly and accommodating! Meant so much! Thanks Again! May God bless you for truly caring about people.
7/2 - 7/6/2017 - Ginger, Harold, Paula, Josh and Kelli
Hello from Indiana - This vacation was an adventure shared by me, my 2 younger sisters and their boyfriends. We trailered 3 Harleys & found the majestic scenery and wild life thrilling during the day. At night, we played games and bonded as a family. Everyone we have met, whether they lived here or were visitors have treated us as if they have known us forever. The local cuisine kept us stuffed especially Cheyenne Crossing. Overall our adventure has held beautiful sights, experiences and people. We cant wait to come back again. The serenity and peace helped to add to our experience.
6/4/2017 - Eva “Bug” Passe
We have stayed here for 2 1/2 days and have 1 day left of staying here. Ill miss this place but I miss Minnesota even more. We hiked around Devils Bathtub. My family, myself and a few friends came here to go fishing and hiking. Maybe Ill come back here someday. I probably will. Well bye for now!
8/25 - 8/28/2016 - The Moreheads, MT
The Morehead's stayed with a half dozen classic cars parading from Montana for Kool Deadwood Nights. Second year for us to attend this show. One birthday, one anniversary and a whole lot of fun. Until next time.
6/9/2016 - The Thorton Family
We only stayed one night but is was the most restful night of sleep we have had in over a week long vacation. It was very peaceful and enjoyable. Hope to be back in a couple of years.
9/6/2014 - Ray and Shirley, Ferndale, WA
Spent the week here and had a great time being home again. I was raised in a log cabin (1927 vintage) 8 miles south of Deadwood. Returned for my 50th HS class reunion. Now considering moving back after my 44 year absence, beautiful country and wonderful people. Thank you!
8/17/2014 - Daniel, Brock and Melissa
Headed back to Kansas after 4 days in the Black Hills! Wonderful time!
7/26 - 8/1/2014 - Craig, Linda, Todd and Cat, IN
Rose 1025 miles in one day! Partied with some great people! Had a great time!
7/24/2014 - Lisa, Sioux Falls, SD
Heading back home tomorrow. As always.....a wonderful time in Spearfish Canyon. May God Bless you and Yours.
7/16 - 7/20/2014 - Rosemary, Michael, Scooter the Doxie and Sally the Bichon, Denver, CO
Huge booming thunderstorm last night, rattled the windows and poured rain. Today has been beautiful. Brother in law Wayne is coming from dinner.
7/11 - 7/14/2014 - The Lawson Family Reunion
The Lawson Family Reunion held another memorable weekend in Wickiup. We took over almost the entire resort. Always have a wonderful time seeing family from Iowa. We are here from Iowa, South Dakota and Washington states. We chose this place as it could accommodate a large group and is about half way for everyone plus we all love the Black Hills. The cabins are fun and ass to the charm and history. Our newest member, Baby Clark - this is his first time of what should be many more reunions.
8/23 - 8/26/2013 - SS of ND
Tonight is the first night that my family and I are spending here. So far, we are having a great time. We feel sort of like w are living in a play house. If is definitely an adventure - much more exciting than a hotel. As it is nearly 9pm we will be going to bed soon. Tomorrow we will enjoy the sites of South Dakota before we head back to Wickiup for our last night. This is an experience which neither I nor my family will ever forget.
8/4 - 8/11/2013 - Serena and Dave, Don and Nancy
We stayed in the Highlander and it was wonderful! We has everything we needed. You were so helpful with directions for our destinations. You always sent us off with a full belly!! Les, you're are so funny! Thanks
8/1 - 8/3/2013 - Tommy and Jody - NM, John and Christy - NM, Dugan and Phyllis - TX
Highlander cabin for 6. Blast while we were here. We rode 2000 miles from Texas/NM to get here for Sturgis. We really enjoyed this cabin, the scenery and especially Les and Jackie! Bless this cabin and all other - Hope as much fun comes to the next visitors. God Bless Our Country.
The Wedding Party
The scenery is beautiful, the staff friendly, the cabins well kept, the woods and streams so so serene. NAILED IT!
8/12/2012 - Gunner Mike, OH
On my way home. Great area. Nice people. Be back next year!
8/6 - 8/11, Iron Cruisers Motorcycle Club
Les and Jackie are great hosts. We felt at home and loved the area. Easy access to the many Rally goings on. Hope to return.
I loved exploring the trail behind the cabins with cousins.
7/23 - 7/26 - Doelling Family Reunion
Cousins climbing on playground, wading in the creek, midnight strolls in groups, playing games on the grass, eating outside, talking about our ancestors and the sacrifices they made for us. What a great setting for all of this! Each family gets their own cabin. We are here from Utah, California, Virginia, Ohio and West Virginia. We met in the middle. I love being lulled to sleep by the whispering brook and the gentle breeze as I sleep on the porch. We stepped back in time to a simpler place. We love the Highlander cabin and are inspired to live more like this when we return. We will try to shut out more noise and live with less, making more time for growing closer to each other, to nature and to our God - who created it all. Thank you for providing us with such a place. P.S Rosemary, Michael, Scooter and Sally. How blessed you are to come here often! Thanks for sharing your experiences in here....someone listened! And we hio you will be back!
7/18/2012 - Rosemary, Michael, Scooter and Sally, Denver, CO
Our brother in law Wayne came for dinner last night. Aberdeen, Watertown and Fargo families arrive tomorrow. Rained last night but there's still a fire ban - no campfires or charcoal grills. The Aberdeen Vaux's are in Pioneer with the Fargo Vaux's. Triplets in Outpost and Reeders in Timbertop. Wonderful trip Afternoon rain showers - cool nights. Josh won $10 in Deadwood. And that other guy is right - there's no UFO landing pad at Devil's Tower.
6/18/2012 - Wilson's, CO
Spent 3 nights here with sister and family. Kids loved the place - nice and quiet and very friendly people. Owners very responsive to all needs.
6/11/2012 - John and Barbara, WI
Spent 4 nights here with our 3 grandchildren. Great place for kids - friendly people - felt like Little House on the Prairie.
8/5 - 8/6/2011 - Tori and Nick, Brooke and Shelley, Bob and Josie, Gary, John
Came from Wisconsin for Bike Week. Beautiful place and cozy cabin with home like atmosphere. Will be back again! Thank you!
8/4/2011 - Madisen, Matthew, Shelley and Bill
Here from Kentucky, our families first time out west. Traveled through the Badlands on our way to the cabin. Definitely recommended! Saw Mt. Rushmore and visited Wall Drug. A lot of bikers already up here for Sturgis but very friendly people. My little brother made friends here and they fished in the creek that flows through Wickiup. He caught a huge trout at this secret pond. We traveled to Devil's Tower in Wyoming. Neat! Need to go visit. We are leaving this morning :( Good memories and lots of fun.
7/22 - 7/25/2011 - Cathy, Tom, Jennifer, Thomas and Matthew
It's the first time to South Dakota for the whole family! Getting here from Kansas City, Missouri, was a long trip across grasslands. After a 14 hour trip (due to flooding) we fell asleep exhausted. Wasn't until the next day we saw the char, this place had to offer. The openness of the cabin allowed us to laugh, tease and play around without leaving our beds. Thomas (23) and Matt (17) slept in the room just off the kitchen. Tom and Cathy (the parents) slept on the porch. Jennifer (25) slept on an air mattress in the kitchen. The parents enjoyed the kids joking around as they laid down to sleep. On that Saturday, we went to the Big Thunder Mine, Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore. That Sunday, we drove to Wyoming, so that the males of the family could geek out over Devil's Tower. They even went as far as re-enacting scenes from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." Including sculpting mashed potatoes. We had a blast! Having no tv, no internet let us bond in ways we hadn't before. Tonight, we plan to cook marshmallows and hot dogs over the campfire. I don't know when we will be able to come back, but, this is where we will stay!
Rosemary and Michael - and scooter - from Denver. We're the 1st arrivals for the Vaux Family reunion - Aberdeen and Watertown families arriving tomorrow. Overcast, cool and damp - but the cabin is warm and cozy - Michael's got breakfast going - it's great!
Our 2 couples came from Minot, ND to escape the "great flood blues." What peaceful calming environment to relax in. Immediately met up with friendly people here. Went for a walk about in Deadwood and Lead and saw great fireworks show in Lead. We were at this campground 15 to 20 years ago with out kids and parents so are reliving memories also.
6/22 - 6/26/2011 - Barb and Charles
Got in late, had a comfortable sleep. Went to Sheridan Lake, Pactola Lake for fishing, caught a few. Friday did more fishing at Deerfield. Got more fish and caught the shoot out in Deadwood. Had an awesome time. Spent Saturday night seeing the sights and Crazy Horse was a great time. Everyone was friendly, cabins are great! Best sleep ever!
6/20 - 6/26/2011 - Josh, Desiree and little Jaxon
Came out for some fishing and sightseeing. The cabin was great. Caught some trout in the stream. Jaxon loved running around the campsite. Had 2 birthdays this week. Josh turned 27 and Mom turned 49. Wednesday the 22nd my parents joined us.