"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stephanie's bungalow! It had everything that my family of four needed to enjoy our five day stay! We all slept comfortably and my 14 year old son enjoyed sleeping in the loft! We were on the go pretty early each morning, but took time to cook breakfast and make sandwiches for our hikes. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for cooking breakfast and dinner, including a coffee pot to get us going!! Everything was clean, and while we did notice a couple of spiders as the review before mentioned, it wasn't anything that I found concerning or unusual...nothing more than I've found in my own house at times!! The backyard was a nice size and well-fenced. Our dog enjoyed romping in the cool grass and walking down to Canyon Lake! Honestly, though, we didn't really spend much time at the bungalow. Just getting going in the mornings and winding down at night! There is SO much to do!! As far as the location, Rapid City is centrally located to all of the main areas and attractions. We went a different direction each day. We hiked and climbed in the Badlands (don't miss them!), Spearfish Canyon, Custer State Park, and Wind Cave National Park. We climbed to Harney Peak, hiked to Roughlock Falls, climbed the '76 Trail, hiked Rankin Ridge and the Notch Trail. Don't miss climbing in the creek on the Sunday Gulch Trail and rock climbing at Sylvan Lake. We drove all of the scenic routes and explored the downtown areas of Deadwood, Sturgis, Rapid City, Hill City, and Keystone. Don't miss the Wildlife Loop - we saw everything from antelope to buffalo! The burros were just hanging out on the road! We also explored the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs and toured Wind Cave - both were excellent and should not be missed! And...of course, we saw Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial! We had a GREAT trip and enjoyed the time we spent at the bungalow! Communicating with Stephanie was easy and the arrangements for accessing the cabin were unbelievably simple! Compared to the price they charge for hotel rooms in the area...this is a much better value! Much more space, the ability to prepare your own food instead of eating out every meal, pet friendly, and all of the conveniences of home! Can't say enough about how perfect everything was for our trip! Thank you, Stephanie, for a great place to stay and making everything so easy! Hope our paths cross again some day!!"
Guest: Mitzi M.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 12, 2015