9/28/18 - Jude and Lori

Comfortable - woke up to a nice snow.

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08/19/2018 - Morris Family

Morris Family had a great time at Lakota Cabin. We had 30 people that came here to meet for Grandma’s 90th birthday. We enjoyed her birthday. And the family reunion. Some people we have not seen for 10 years. I am from the area but still enjoyed the scenery and relaxing. My sister and her boyfriend fished at Deerfield Lake, using worms caught some perch and trout. Hope you enjoy your stay here as well. Wishing you many blessings.

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8/10/18 - Sturgis

The Katchmarks and Nowacks once again had a great trip! Cant wait until next year.

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7/29/2018 - The Bungers

Thank you for the amazing experience that reminded me of my childhood trips spent at Wickiup. The kids loved the creek and cabin and have already asked to return. The lovely owners and Starla are so helpful and great with accommodating the kiddos. Hope to see you soon!

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7/23/2018 - B. Eaton, Texas

This is my husbands 57th birthday! We love it here. We are from Texas…..

We love the cool weather. Our friend Maria came with us and next time we will bring her husband…YAY! Great time. Thanks!

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7/17 - 7/19/2018 - The Engels, Las Vegas, NV

This was a bucket list trip for my mom, me and my son. We wanted to stay in a cabin in the hills near my brother in Lead. The setting, cabin, owners were great…everything we expected and more. Wish we would have had more time. We would come again.

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6/26/2018 - Emerson, Suzanne, James, Brianna, Sierra and Norah

Had a great time in the creek. The local trails are beautiful and the kids loved the forts. Happily called Lakota home for two days.

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7/24/2017 - Harry Smith and Family, Sioux City, IA

Had a great time! Love this area. Riding the trails with the ATV, trout fishing and swimming at Iron Creek. Thanks for the hospitality Starla! We’ll definitely be back.

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The Hunter’s - Rapid City

Great Location. So beautiful!

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7/14/2017 - Montana

This cabin was awesome. So much fun!

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7/10 - 7/12/2017 - Ryan, Lisa, Levi, Bethany, Laci and Lamar - Ronan, MT

We loved your cabins, the setting and your friendliness and hospitality. The kids had so much fun floating in the creek, playing on the playground and in the sandbox. It was just an awesome vacation here! Keep up the good work!

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7/10/2017 - Edmond, OK

We had a great time. There are trout in the creek and they taste pretty good. The creek does feel a little chilly (Your feet go numb in 5 seconds) but it felt very refreshing on a hot afternoon. We didn’t get to stay as long as we might like to however all in all we had a great time.

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7/8/2017 - Brad, Amity, Cole, Carsen - Omaha, NE

Hi. I hope you have a great time in this cabin - Age 8. Carsen. I love the Lakota cabin. It’s a great cozy cabin. I’m so glad that it is pet friendly. My family has a big bernese Mountain dog. It was a fantastic 2 night stay. I’m also super happy that it has a playground. I hope you have a great time here.

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06/26/2017 - Bryan, Jenn, Kaine and Jaxen - Bemidji, MN

Our stay was great! Les, Jackie and Starla are fantastic people. We truly enjoyed how friendly and welcoming everyone is here. It was a total breathe of fresh air. We will be back next year for a few extra days. This stay will be memorable, our kids made new friends and learned how to swing on his own. Again, Thank you! And to anyone reading this, enjoy your stay!

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6/17/2017 - Serena

I am going to have an exciting day tomorrow with my Dad. I am going to get my ears pierced and probably eat at Red Lobster. I’ve enjoyed my time here at Lakota just as much as last time (which was a lot) and cant wait to come back on Labor Day for our family reunion. P.S. Say hi to Starla!

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6/16/2017 -

To Starla: Hi Starla! A lot has happened I’ve last came. And I’m under a lot of stress since my barrel racing horse Bugsy just passed away. I know everything will be alright now that I am here! This place is awesome because I can always count on the people here and this beautiful land to make me feel better! Love: Serena

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We recently were in North Dakota. I’m actually surprised that there wasnt any snow in South Dakota. =)

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7/30/2016 - Kristina, June, Stuart, Jeb - IA

The Lakota cabin was cozy and quaint; the staff who helped us were kind and answered any and all of our questions.  The Wickiup location was superb; monuments are only an hour and half away while Deadwood and Lead are only minutes away.  Ponds recommended to us by the staff were only up the hill and we ate several of the fish we caught! (Worms worked really well)  They also recommended Blacktail Trail Rides, which was very fun and made it more exciting by the woman who runs it.  In the cabin, we enjoyed card games and when it got cold, the stove furnace was great.  We all survived with one bathroom but when the staff readily gave us new towels it made the experience even easier.  The Wickiup staff and Lakota cabins made the beautiful Black Hills feel like home.  Thanks for the wonderful experience!!

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7/2016 - The Bates Family, MN

Starla, Les and Jackie, WOW!....What an amazing place and vacation we had! Thank you all for the great experience, hospitality and the friendship you gave my family!  We are so excited for our return!  Hope you all enjoyed us because we're definitely coming back next year!  Again thank you all so much! We would love to join you on Facebook!

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9/20/2015 - Ross, Karen, Corky and Sadie

Thanks for all the hospitality.  We love to see your updates, keep up the good work!  This is our favorite time of the year to enjoy the Black Hills.  God Speed.

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9/17/2015 - Ken, OK

Enjoyed our 2 night stay while we caught trout in Spearfish Creek.  The leaves are just starting to turn yellow.  The staff and other guests are friendly.  A great, relaxing place.  Don't forget to check out the stars!

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9/17/2015 - Scott, OK

Thanks for the wonderful hospitality.  The fishing and scenery were great!

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9/6/2015 - The Millers, ND

First day we got here, we unpacked and that was it.  2nd day we went tubing down the creek. Extremely exciting.  Next day we went to the fish hatchery in Spearfish but before that we ate at Cheyenne Crossing.  We went to the park, ate supper and then went to the campfire, roasted marshmallows and socialized.  We had a good time in Lakota, hope to comeback next year.

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8/1/2015 - David and Nancy

Enjoyed the beautiful scenery.  Spearfish Canyon is one of the most beautiful places on the Earth! Sturgis 2015 - 75th Anniversary - had a great time!

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7/31/2015 - Lacey, SD

Had an amazing time! Can't wait to come back!

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7/30/2015 - Jen and Travis, SD

It is our last day at Lakota.  We have been here a week and are sad to leave.  As soon as we pulled in - we fell in love! What a wonderful place.  The scenery - the staff - the other campers - ALL were amazing.  My family and I came from all over - SD - Missouri - Minnesota - to meet here for Sturgis.  What a great time had by all.  We were all over the hills enjoying the sites! :)

BEAUTIFUL.  We will be back! Until we see you again!

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7/26/2015 - Jones and Millers

I had a fun time with my cousins I just met.  Swimming in the creek was my favorite part! (Written by TJ)

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7/23/2015 - Scott, Kay and Matthew, LA

What an awesome time here.  Loved the sites, the people and the peacefulness.  We did so many activities with the children and they are so not ready to go back home.  The weather here is awesome and couldn't ask for a better place to stay.  Loving it in South Dakota.

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7/21/2015 - Brent, Krista, Bryce, Brandon and Grandma

Our stay here was fabulous! South Dakota is beautiful!  We have decided we like it better than Colorado.  The people are very friendly and this cabin is a perfect get away.  We will definitely be back.  =)

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7/18/2015 - Waymon, Karen, Michele, Kaylee

We really enjoyed our stay here.  Its been really nice and relaxing.  The people here have been really nice and friendly.  We can't wait to come back again.

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7/6/2015 

Coming here reminds me of Laura Engle Wilder.  My husband and I came here with our two children Tatym and Jude.  We didn't want to stay in a hotel or eat anymore pizza, cheeseburgers or hot dogs.  I love South Dakota, the people, Mountain side, and the rustic land.  But its something one must seek out.  This place is amazing and something our family needed dearly.  I will come back but may only tell a few because I don't want it to turn into something crazy.

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7/3 - 7/5/2015

The whole family loved it here! It was so much fun.

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6/2/2015 - G and K, NE

A lovely place! Wickiup is a pleasant interlude in the craziness of life.  The calming babbling stream, the warm cabins.  Lakota's homey touch is comforting yet blends with nature.  We have enjoyed the long weekend.  The staff is friendly and helpful.  Thankful for our experience.

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8/16 - 8/18/2014 - McCoys, MN

Stayed here for a shorter drive to Devils Tower. Whole family loved it!  Heading out to southern part of the Black Hills.  Beautiful area here, loved the creek and the shared campfire.  Hope to be back again.

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8/9 - 8/15/2015 - The Herndon's, KS

This was our first vacation in 15 years. Our son is 17 and our daughter is 13.  We wanted a vacation that would allow us to see God's creation and South Dakota was just that place.  When we arrived here we were told about the various falls in the area and spent a day hiking and experiencing those.  The next day we drove to Rapid City and did the Custer State Park and Mt. Rushmore.  My son said this is the best vacation we have ever done.  Sorry to have to go home.

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2014 - The Zanks

As departees from Brookside as well, we found Lakota serendipitous, roomy and delightful.  Our time at Wickiup was just the break we needed and we all leave with smiles on our faces ready to face the "real world."  Thanks Stacy and Jackie for your hospitality. Can't wait to do it again!

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6/20/2012 - Lavin's and Wilson's, SD

We were suppose to stay at Brookside but there was a freak tornado.  A huge couple of trees fell onto Brookside and Ranger.  We really enjoyed our time in Lakota.  We loved playing in the creek even though it was an ice cube.  We hiked to Roughlock Falls, it was beautiful.  So pretty and well preserved.  We had lots of fun here and cant wait to come back!  My Grandpa has been coming here since he was 9 and he's 73 now.  There is definitely a family tradition.