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Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

In the Heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota


320 PARK STREET - HILL CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA 

CLOSING: 2020 SEASON ON SUNDAY 9/27/2020

REOPENING: 2021 SEASON 5/07/2021 - 9/26/2021 

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS BY PHONE - CALL 605.574.4900

Why Choose Trails End Cabins & Motel?


  • A perfect locale...in the wonderful town of Hill City with great restaurants, shopping, museums and galleries.  Experience a vintage steam train ride, stand next to a full T-Rex skeleton, plus, there are local wineries and microbreweries to visit!
  • Up a quiet street just 2 blocks off Main Street, away from the hustle & bustle with no busy highway noise!
  • Just a short, scenic drive to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park, including Needles Highway & Iron Mountain Road.  
  • A perfect midway point for bicycling on the 109-mile Mickelson Trail.  
  • Country-like setting with wildlife making evening appearances.
  • Clean cabins & rooms (we do the work ourselves) and comfortable beds!  All units are equipped with Smoke/CO Detectors for your safety.
  • Campfire ring with FREE firewood.
  • We will share our favorite day trips and routes to travel, and include the “hidden gems” along the way.
  • 7 Years of ownership with 7 perfect SD Department of Health Lodging inspections.
  • In 2020, earned Trip Advisor's Travelers’ Choice Award -- The Best of the Best!!
  • Earned Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence annually since 2015, reflecting the consistently great reviews we’ve earned from our guests! 
  • We love what we do and will be here to greet you; we love our little resort and the wonderful guests we meet! 

We offer a 5% discount* for Military, Firefighters, Police, Teachers & Seniors. 

Book direct with us (605) 574-4900 and mention you saw it on our website!

As it has always been, the health, safety and comfort of our guests remains our highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure your safety as the situation around novel corona virus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.

--  High standards of housekeeping and hygiene are followed, with hospital-grade cleaning products and upgraded protocols in use.

--  ALL linens are washed and sanitized between guests.

--  We properly disinfect all the "touch areas" in guest rooms including light switches, tv remote and door handles.

   

Cabins, Motel Rooms & Cottages

Cabin #1

Log Cabin with (1) Queen Bed, Private Full Bath, Table with 2 Chairs, Kitchenette (Microwave & Refrigerator only), Flat Screen HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat. Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed. Occupancy: 2  Note: 2-night minimum stay required unless we have a 1-night stay available. 

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $129                                       $169                                       $129                                       $99

Cabin #2

Log Cabin with (1) Queen Bed, Private Full Bath, Table with 2 Chairs, Kitchenette (Microwave & Refrigerator only), Flat Screen HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat. Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed. Occupancy: 2  Note: 2-night minimum stay required unless we have a 1-night stay available. 

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $129                                       $169                                       $129                                       $99

Cabin #3

Log Cabin with (1) Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Private Bath with Shower, Table/Chairs, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat.  (1) Queen Bed.  Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed. Occupancy: 2  Note: 2-night minimum stay required.  

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $139                                       $189                                       $139                                       $129

Cabin #4

Log Cabin with (1) Bedroom, Full Kitchen, Table/Chairs, 2 Recliners, Private Bath with Shower, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat.  (1) Queen Bed. Linens & Towels provided.  Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed. Occupancy: 2  Note: 2-night minimum stay required.  

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $139                                       $189                                       $139                                       $129

Cabin #5

Log Cabin with (3) Bedrooms, Full Kitchen, Table/Chairs, Private Bath with Shower, Living Room, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat. (1) King Bed, (2) Queen Beds, (1) Full Sleeper Sofa.  Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed.  Max Occupancy: 8  (Our recommendation of 8 persons is in consideration that up to 2 children sleep on the sleeper sofa.  If your party consists of all adults, we recommend you limit the occupancy to 6 persons.)  Note: 3-night minimum stay required.

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $229                                      $309                                       $229                                       $189

Cabin #6

Log Cabin with (2) Bedrooms, Full Kitchen, Table/Chairs, Private Bath with Shower off Main Bedroom, Living Room, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat. (1) Queen Bed, (1) Full Bed, (1) Full Sleeper Sofa.  Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed.  Max Occupancy: 6  (Our recommendation of 6 persons is in consideration that up to 2 children sleep on the sleeper sofa.  If your party consists of all adults, we recommend you limit the occupancy to 4 persons.) Note: 3-night minimum stay required. 

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $189                                      $259                                       $189                                       $169

Motel #8

Deluxe Room with a Private Full Bath, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat, Microwave & Refrigerator. (2) Queen Beds. Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided. No pets allowed.  Occupancy: 4   Note: 2-night minimum stay required unless we have a 1-night stay available. 

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $129                                      $169                                       $129                                       $99

Motel #9

Deluxe Room with a Private Full Bath, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat, Microwave & Refrigerator, Recliner.  (1) King Bed.  Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed.  Occupancy: 2   Note: 2-night minimum stay required unless we have a 1-night stay available.  

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $129                                      $169                                       $129                                       $99

Motel #10

Deluxe Room with a Private Full Bath, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat, Microwave & Refrigerator. (2) Queen Beds. Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided. No pets allowed.  Occupancy: 4   Note: 2-night minimum stay required unless we have a 1-night stay available.  

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $129                                      $169                                       $129                                       $99

Cottage #11

Cottage (Duplex) with (2) Bedrooms, Full Kitchen plus Dishwasher, Dining Area with Table/Chairs, Private Bath with Tub/Shower, Family Room, HDTV & Cable, A/C & Heat.  (2) Queen Beds, (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa.  Private Deck with Table/Chairs & Gas Grill.  Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed.  Max Occupancy: 6    

NOTE:  Cottages 11 & 12 are adjoining and can be rented together to accommodate up to 10!   Note: 3-night minimum stay required. 

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $199                                     $259                                       $199                                       $179

Cottage #12

Cottage (Duplex) with (1) Bedroom with Private Master Bath with Shower, Living Room, TV& Cable, A/C & Heat, Microwave & Refrigerator. (1) King Bed, (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa.  Front Deck Chairs, Linens & Towels provided.  No pets allowed.  Max Occupancy: 4  Note: 2-night minimum stay required.

2020 NIGHTLY RATES

May 22 to Aug 6                Aug 7 to Aug 15                 Aug 16 to Sep 6                 Sep 7 to Sep 27

    $139                                      $189                                       $139                                       $129

Nightly Campfire

  You can share stories & roast marshmallows  around the fire pit at the end of the day.  We provide you with FREE firewood!

Fire is extinguished at 10pm nightly.

 9/15/2020: BURN BAN issued - NO open fires. 

Patio with Grills

Enjoy your morning coffee, happy hour drink and any meal on our guest patio.  Charcoal and gas grills (with utensils) are available for use. 

Area is closed daily at dark.

Hot Tub

  Summer 2020:  CLOSED due to Covid-19.

After a long day of driving, biking or hiking, you can relax your weary muscles in our very clean & sanitized hot tub (beach towels are provided).   

Chairs on the Hillside

Its a perfect place to perch and relax!  Say your morning prayers, enjoy your morning coffee or happy hour drink overlooking the property.  

Guest Linens

All bed linens and towels are supplied.  We have hair dryers, complimentary shampoo & bar soap in all bathrooms.

Kitchens

Cabins with full kitchens have dishes, pots/pans, utensils...all the basics.  Bring your favorite coffee & spices for cooking.  Krull's Market in Hill City is a great local grocer!

Day Trips    

  We can help you plan your day trips, where you will visit the “must see” attractions as well as discover the “hidden gems"!  

Area Events

We will keep you up to date on all the Special Events going on in the area.


 Directions -- From Main Street (Hwy 385) in Hill City:  At Central Hills Real Estate (across from the Hill City Middle School), go 1 Block west on Oak Street, 1 Block right on Pine Ave and left on Park Street (by St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church).  We are ahead on your right.

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY:

"We had another excellent stay.  Everything is perfect.  God-willing, we hope to be able to do this trip again next year." 


 - Jane & Rockie, Iowa  (Motel Room #8)  7/2020

"Thank you for making our stay with you so pleasant! It was so quiet & peaceful and both of you are so friendly & kind.  Everything was so clean and it is so obvious you take pride in what you do! We will definitely stay with you again!"

- Gaylen & Shirley, South Dakota  (Cabin #4)  6/2020

"You are the best!  Love the motel & property.  Everything is so clean & comfortable.  Great memories!  Keep it up!

- Linda & Garry, New Jersey  (Motel #8)  9/2019

"Thank you so much for our wonderful stay!  Our cabin was the perfect size & all the outdoor amenities were great.  We got the enjoy the fire pit on our anniversary night.  The next morning we sat in the chairs on the hillside and drank our coffee.  It is such a peaceful location."

- James & Alicia, South Dakota  (Cabin #3)  9/2019

"Our favorite parts were the tranquility yet still in town, seeing the deer & turkeys from our front deck, and (of course) the great hot tub!!"

- Lynn & Suzanne, Colorado  (Cabin #4)  9/2019

"We had the BEST time here!  From the moment we walked in, it felt like home.  You all do a wonderful job hosting.  The suggested activities, map and itinerary suggestions was most helpful.  Your warmth and kindness was an extra bonus!  THANK YOU!!"

- Gilmer & Sarah, Virginia  (Motel #9)  9/2019

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In the fall of 2013, Trails End Cabins & Motel was purchased by Doug & Mary Klar.


Doug is originally from Dike, Iowa (just west of Cedar Falls) and is retired from the U.S. Navy (20 years).  After a career in power generation, he now is enjoying the great outdoors!  On any given day, you might find Doug fishing, hiking, golfing, tinkering in his wood shop, or riding the trails on his UTV.  He enjoys cruising thru the hills on his Harley and is a member of the SD Patriot Guard & American Legion Riders.  He is an avid sports fan and keeps close track of his favorite baseball, football and hockey teams.

Mary (Dailey) is originally from Jefferson, in the southeast corner of South Dakota.  A graduate of the University of South Dakota, she has spent her career as an accountant for small businesses.  She also enjoys all of the outdoor & sporting activities with Doug, as well as cooking, quilting, and keeping in touch with family & friends.

And, we love being grandparents to River (3) and Stella (2)!!

“Over the years, we loved vacationing in the Black Hills and always dreamt of making it home one day.  Trails End Cabins & Motel is a special find!  We are dedicated to making sure your visit is enjoyable and relaxing.”   – Doug & Mary

POLICIES

It's all pretty simple... no pets allowed; no smoking inside; be respectful to our guests, property & neighbors; and if you have to cancel, please give us plenty of notice.

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CONTACT US


Have questions?  You can call us at (605) 574-4900 or send us an email.  Thank you for inquiring!