8/17 - 8/18/2018 - The Brobergs, Moris’s, and Morford’s
My family and I came from all over the state for our Grandma’s 90th birthday. Right out of the car, my aunt and mom was that they looked like trouble….little did they know the funny man in the golf cart was the owner! Our first impression was a fun one - great start to a wonderful vacation. Right from the start the owners and management made us feel right at home!! My husband and I are from Las Vegas, NV (4 years now) but born and raised in Wyoming/Nebraska. The hospitality that was shown to us made us very homesick. The cabins were wonderful and the area was beautiful to say the least! We had a wonderful time and added some great memories while here. Definitely going to be returning again in the near future. Thanks for everything.
Sturgis Rally - 08/06 - 08/10/2018 - Angie, John, Cody and Jason
I rode here with my husband, our son and my husbands best friend. We came from Minneapolis, MN. Every morning we enjoyed our coffee sitting outside watching the sunrise and listening to the stream. We all loved the atmosphere, hospitality and the scenery. We will definitely be back. Funniest moment - I walked across the bridge and 2 does and a buck ran my direction, I ran so fast back to my husband!! Haha Thank you Starla and Family!
1st Day and night - My favorite memory was when I went into the creek. But after I did I fell down in the mud and got stuck. After that we ended up going to Spearfish to go to Walmart so we could have food. But the GPS took us to Wyoming. After that we decided to go to Lead. Now everything is good. I hope you enjoyed my writing. But dont worry Ill be back tomorrow! BTW I met some nice bikers. 2nd day and night….This morning we’re eating cereal. watching the Office and drinking coffee. Now its almost night but we’re having a BBQ. It was fun going tubing down the creek and spear-fishing. This was the best camping trip.
8/20/2017 - Joe and Paul
What a great time and way to spend my 60th birthday. Starla worked but with a little cold (sickness). This is God's Country. Next year for sure.
7/25/2017 - Keely, Ryan, Irene and Lucky, Minneapolis, MN
Thank you for sharing this beautiful spot with our family. My daughters loved running free, playing tag, fishing and roasting marshmallows by the fire. It was a wonderful family vacation spent at Mountain Meadows.
6/30 - 7/2/2017 - Mackenzie, LaDonna and Paul C., Medora, ND
Les and Jackie, Just wanted to say thank you for the good hospitality and service you provided for us. This is a very beautiful and relaxing atmosphere for a getaway from home. The scenery is unbelievably spectacular out here, and just looking into the trees and views just take your breathe away. your cabins are absolutely beautiful not to mention the cute little creek that runs past it, and listening to it before falling alseep is even the best part of it all. So thanks again for everything you provided us with.
6/23 - 6/25/2017 - Chris, Katie and Taylor
2017 Family Reunion 68 people total and we all had a blast. The family came from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between. The cabins were beautiful and the Black Hills were enjoyable. Wickiup made this possible.
6/9 - 6/16/2017 - Danny and Spencer P., Harry S.
Thank you so much for the hospitality! Les and Jackie are great people and Les has more stories than the library, we loved them. Jackie will one day run the tires off the golf cart! haha. Starla has a smile everyday and is helpful and very customer oriented. We will back! "Mikaela smiles like her mom and works hard!"
6/6 - 6/11/2017 - Tracy D. and Herman K.
Davis/Price Reunion. Great place for family fun. We had fun 45 people come together from California, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado, NC and Arizona. This was our second reunion here - so much to see and do, plus the perfect setting to relax and do nothing but enjoy the Black Hills beauty. It goes without saying - Starla, Jackie and Les are wonderful people. Thank you for your hospitality. xoxoxo
5/26 - 5/28/2017 - Todd, Stacy, Bruce, Cannon
Great Time, Starla and staff were great. We are making plans to come back!
10/3/2016 - Barb T., SD
Jackie, Les, Dani and Starla -
You are all the best!! Thanks for bringing the microwave over and being so patient, trusting and understanding. I hope you enjoy the little wildflower bouquet - as you know it is difficult for me NOT to come here once a year. So hope to see you again - my brother, Norm (The biker) said to tell you "Hello". Peace and Blessings.
8/3/2016 - Reg and Julie, IA
Mountain Meadows was great. We appreciate the Anniversary sign as we walked into the cabin. Those simple things mean a lot. We are planning our next trip here and stay longer. 3 days is just not enough. The Stage Stop on the corner is worth stopping at. Their cinnamon rolls are dinner plate size. Thanks again! P.S. Dani was very helpful to us!
7/24/2016 - Jessie C.
List of musts, as told by a somewhat frequent visitor: 1) Trout fishing at 5am2) Indian Taco at Cheyenne Crossing (don't get the snack size - live a little) 3) Carrot cake at Cheyenne Crossing, daily. 4) Morning Hike down Hanna Creek Road. 5) Sunday excursion to Moonshine Gulch in Rochford, SD. Open mic night every Sunday Night6) Afternoon hike to Devils' bathtub. 7) Alpine Slide in Keystone, followed by a Tatonka Pizza at the Roosevelt Inn. 8) Nightly Beer by the stream. We love the Wickiup Cabins - may they live on forever :)
7/14.2016 - Johnny and Mary, TX
Utterly amazing! A true blessing waiting for up at the bend of the road. We will not soon forget the forget-me-nots and you, both gentle and kind to the eyes and heart and the soul. Thank you. We praise GOD for gentle souls like yours. May God bless you.
6/29/2016 - The Stymiest Family. SD
Les and Jackie, we really enjoyed our "peaceful" home away from home the last couple of days. We explored the hills on our dirt bikes and 4-wheelers but so many more trails than we had time for. I'm sure we will be back!! Thanks again!!
6/20 - 6/24/2016 - Tom, Christa and Cody C., MN
Thank you very much. We had a lot of fun. And it was great falling asleep to the babbling brook. And waking up with such a beautiful view. God Bless!!!
6/3/2016 - 8:30am - Serena I.
I got up about 20 minutes ago. I am having a great time and want to eat so I'll tell you more after that! 9am - went for a walk with my mom and saw some trout in the water. My great uncle Bobbi went fishing. We are going to eat fish for lunch. I love it here, I'm reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books or in other words Little House on the Prairie books. I was reading little farmer boy. When I was on my first book (Little House in the Big Woods) when it was chilly out in my book and they were staying in a cabin. I felt just like them last night! I love it here and my grandma Jennifer just got here and I never want to leave. P.S. Hi Starla!
6/2/2016 - 8pm - Serena I.
I got to the cabins about an hour ago. This is my 2nd time here and I happened to see this journal. I've read all your guys stories and that was all true. The cabins are special, Wickiup does provide a lot of fun and its a wonderful place to adventure around. I'm staying here for 3 days and I love to explore and see family here! We brought our grill and we are going to steaks tonight I'll be telling you more tomorrow.
9/7/2015 - A. Olson, WI
Enjoyed Mountain Meadow if only for one night. Love the sleeping porch - next time when it's a bit warmer I'll try it! Thanks again!
8/23/2015 - Ken and Jo
Thank you so much for this beautiful place. A perfect setting. Love the creek. The sound of the water going past our cabin makes it so special. Thank you for your warm hospitality. This is our 50th wedding anniversary celebration! Thanks again!
7/19 - 7/21/2015 - Jan, Jayson and Trey, SD
Thank you for a great stay at Wickiup! Our family had so much fun. Tubing Spearfish creek was such an adventure - cold and a blast! The campfire at night was a great way to unwind and relax. It was nice and cool while we were here so it was a nice way to warm up. We loved our little cabin! It felt like "home sweet home." Thanks again....we hope to be back soon!
6/29/2015 - Diane and Brian, TX
Jackie and Les, Thank you for providing such a lovely place for our family gathering. It's been a peaceful place despite our stressful time. The Black Hills has always held a special place in our hearts. For us to be able to stay here, where Mom worked as a girl (1948?) was a treat! Thank you.
7/20/2015 - Rita and Larry, NE
Les and Jackie, We enjoyed our stay here. The setting is wonderful. May the Lord bless you both. I hope you know He loves you. P.S. Thanks for having the Gideon Bible in the room.
8/25/2013 - Bob and Nancy
Dear Jackie and Les, Thank you again for a wonderful and peaceful vacation. As we've said some many times - sitting and sleeping besides Spearfish Creek is the best. And spending time with both of you makes it even better! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you next year!
7/26 - 7/28-2013 - The Sjomelings and Wessel's
What can I say. We had an awesome time! My sister and I went tubing down the creek and it was freezing but it was fun. My uncle proposed to his girlfriend and we sat by the fire. It was really fun and I hope we will come back.
Lauren, John and Chase
Les and Jackie, We had a great and fun time here!!! I hope we come back soon because this is the best campground ever. I loved floating down the creek on the tubes and hiking the hills but most of all I loved sitting by the campfire. It was so relaxing and fun. I hope we come back soon.
July 2013 - Cris, Laura, Chloe and Abigail
Thank you for a wonderful time. "Roughing it" has never been so much fun. We've made some new friends, hiked beautiful trails and enjoyed many relaxing moments sitting beside Spearfish Creek. We've fallen in love with this amazing canyon. Hope to see you next year!
Colie and Kalley
Les and Jackie, Thanks so much! This is a perfect place for a family reunion. All the cabins are so cute and cozy! Loved it here so much! The creek was so relaxing at night and the hills were amazing.
Alan, Annie, Sam and Ben
Dear Les and Jackie, What an amazing, wonderful place. Thank you for making the Verhulst Family Reunion extra special.
6/24/2012 - The Bismarck ND Biker People
Came to ride the hills and it was wonderful. It was very relaxing to come back to the cabin and sit by the water. Great place!!!!
I love the creek!! It is SO fun! I love this place. I hope we can come here again!