Hipcamp host Linda K.
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Tenting 1/2 mile from main,buildings; electrical outlet in nearby barn, cabins also available on 4000 acre prairie in the heart of the forest in Black Hills of SD. 1/2 hour from nearest town. Cafe 5 miles away. Elevation 6000 ft.

3 Cabins also available to rent nightly offering bath, shower, and kitchen in one cabin.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
RV details
Hookups available (electricity and sewage)
Ask about water hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
Have a question? Send Linda a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mickelson Trail 9 miles away

Boating

5 mph motors and less on DeerfieldReservoir

Fishing

Deerfield Reservoir

Hiking

National Forest

Horseback riding

Commercial nearby

Paddling

Deerfield

Wind sports

Deerfield

OHV

Local rentals.

Swimming

Deerfield

Wildlife watching

Elk, antelope, deer, eagles, red tail hawks, blue birds, buffalo.

Climbing
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Borderlands Prairie & Sky in South Dakota.

Cave

Several within Black Hills

Forest

Black Hills National Forest

Lake

Deerfield Reservoir

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Borderlands Prairie & Sky

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Hipcamper Kat
Kat W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 19th, 2017

Borderlands Prairie & Sky is a hidden gem! If you're looking for the most amazing landscape and some luxurious glamping, you've come to the right place! Taking a walk on this property is hard to pass up when you see the views!

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Hipcamper Linda
Response from Linda, the Host, on March 1st, 2019

I am sorry Borderlands did not meet your expectations, however, your contact with me went into the Trash mailbox so I didn't know you were coming. I DID know the group was arriving late with, yes, noisy teenagers. I work hard all day and yes after 9 pm I was getting ready for bed since I did not know you were coming. We drive the ranch two track all the time and the campsites were beyond where you pitched your tent about a quarter mile in a meadow with the creek running beside it. Camping at a ranch I would assume that one would assume your vehicle needs to be able to drive cross country. I am sorry your vehicle did not work out. There is no way I can accommodate that.

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Hipcamper Beth
Beth W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2018

I’ve never left a negative review before on a hosting site before, so I just want to preface this by saying my stay was a really mixed bag.

We arrived at Borderlands around 9 and followed the instructions to check in. Linda wasn’t anywhere to be found, so we wandered around looking for someone and knocking on doors for about 20 minutes. Thankfully her dog barking woke her up- evidently she’d forgotten that we were coming. I wouldn’t mention this other than how it played into later, it wasn’t a big deal at the time other than us now having to set up camp in the dark.

As per her instructions, we drove down a path to an area. I can’t call it a campsite, because there wasn’t a campsite at all. Nowhere on her page does it say you need a high clearance vehicle, but we couldn’t even get out to the more secluded area because the path’s grass was so overgrown it was tearing up my car and I was worried we’d get stuck. We turned around and had to head back towards the cabin part of the ranch because that was the only space we could see that our tent wouldn’t get ripped up from how overgrown the grass is- it’s waist height at some parts.

Now, that first night, even with its minor frustrations, was nice. The breeze, the creek, the silence- it was great and my bf and I slept soundly through the night.

The next night, however. Holy moly. We turned in around 10:30, and about half an hour later a random stranger approaches us and asks where Linda is. We told them to do what we did- knock loudly until you wake up her dog. They had 2 vans full of teenagers, it looked like a youth group trip. The teenagers spilled out of the vans, screaming and yelling and carrying on for over an hour before I just couldn’t take it anymore. I had to approach the other guests (it was midnight by this point) and ask that they keep it at a respectful volume because it was midnight and they were STILL screaming. And I mean not just talking loudly, like actual blood-curdling screams. The adults in the group were overwhelmed and undermanned, but I’m a teacher and I regularly take dozens of teenagers on field trips; their level of consideration and respect was a disaster. The worst part, Linda was out talking to them nearly the whole time. Kids running around screaming at midnight, us trying to sleep 50 ft away in the only spot we could camp in. We had a 9 hour drive the next morning.

I also don’t know where we were supposed to cook anything. Given that there’s no designated campsite, there’s nowhere to do charcoal cooking, like it says on the page. There were grills next to the cabins, but they seemed to be used for the cabins only. We were left to sandwiches and fast food without the means to cook as listed on her page.

Overall, I’m sure this is a great place to stay if you’re staying in a cabin and the host remembers you’re coming. Camping at this site isn’t even doable unless the host does some serious cleaning up of her land.

Property
Borderlands Ranch
State
South Dakota
$20/night
6 Sites
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