Now that our kids are older, we planned our first major family trip -- a 12-day tour of the "wild west" that started with Big Sky Lodge and surrounding attractions. What a gem -- easy to find, comfy rooms, mini fridge and great complimentary breakfasts. The hot tub was fun for adults & kids and the Lodge is centrally located for Mt Rushmore, Reptile Gardens, etc. Rooms were spacious enough and we collapsed each night without difficulty. We did some laundry (free and easy) to set us up for our Yellowstone trip. Staff was exceptionally patient and kind to all guests, including the kids. My older son is an early riser (plus we're on Eastern time) so at 6 a.m. he was in the breakfast area, making friends with the kitchen staff and Front Desk. They helped him get on the computer in common area each morning where he actually saved us money by finding admission coupons for Reptile Gardens. He also got recommendations for good restaurants in Rapid City. Book early -- I called in January and got the last room for our July timeframe. When you leave, you'll feel grateful for the good deal and confident you made the best choice. Don't hesitate.
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