I sent my husband on a nice trip to the ranch and he had nothing but wonderful things to say. He really did some great star gazing and was able to spend time in a really nice atmosphere. I'm grateful to Mary & Katherine for sharing their land with him.
Well... I don't like leaving negative reviews so I'll just leave a cautionary one.
The place was nothing like it was described or even pictured. Upon arrival Mike didn't really greet us but told us to get out of our car and walk around. When we asked where a good site would be he told us to get out of the car and find one??? ok so we did that and the group we met were kind enough to let us know the place was run very "loosely" and that one of their group sustained a bad injury on the bridge plank, so there's that. I tried really hard to ask mike again about a spot and he just seemed to point to the creek in a direction that was very non-detailed at all (also there is poison oak every step you take) which is fine because its nature, but this was a unsettling place and we took heed of the warning of the folks who were already there (who thankfully did so) and got in our car and left. It was pretty much a horror movie.
Jim and the wonderful folks there went out of their way to make our family feel safe, and welcome. The shire is the best place to be if you want peace, great land to explore, and somewhere you can enjoy nature.
Okay, now I need to talk about how BEYOND the food is and honestly you have to experience it for yourself (yes whipped coffee & captain crunch french toast) my daughter was so happy and we all will for sure be coming back to the shire.
Our family found the best place here to reconnect. We were warmly greeted and Chad & Jessi are just about the kindest people I tell ya. The land is led and cared for and we will be back for sure. The best place to unwind for anyone who appreciates being in nature. I cannot describe how beautiful the views are...you'll have to see them for yourself and if the wild turkeys around, they will show you!!
We had the best stay here. Marcella was extremely welcoming and showed us all of the amenities around the farm. Highly recommend you watch the sunset from the hot tub.
we woke up to the hot air balloons over the mountains and the farm has some of the most picturesque views!
we will definetly be coming back.
We had such a wonderful experience at the farm.
Anna and John are really kind folks who have put a lot of time and care into their farm. The whole property is beautiful, and we will definitely be coming back (especially to visit our new turkey friends) The entire stay was comfortable and we felt truly welcomed there- also breakfast was fresh and abslolutely deliscious with ingreadients fresh from the farm. Can't wait to go back!
Great little getaway at the last minute and Denise got back to us right away. Such a short drive from SD and were able to find the site perfectly at night. Will definitely be back and see the lovely cranes and geese! Also there is a fantastic general store down the road which was perfect!