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Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast
Hill City, South Dakota

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LODGING FOR YOUR BLACK HILLS VACATION

(Click this link - THE NITTY GRITTY - to see policies.)

We look forward to meeting all of our vacationers
who will visit the beautiful Black Hills in 2017.
Again we are reminded of our gratitude
for the past wonderful years which we were blessed to enjoy,
and for all the new friends we made
because they chose to stay with us.

We hope the following Stepping Stones will both enhance
and help personalize your vacation planning.

— Stepping Stones —

PLEASE SEE
MOUNTAINS TO PRAIRIES BED AND BREAKFAST DISCOUNTS:
Double Special and Off Season Breakaway,
found after the following DATES and RATES . . .

Beginning with DATES, here is a definition of our FOUR seasons . . .

SUMMER SEASON (SUM): June 10 thru Sept 9
PEAK SEASON (PS): May 10 thru June 9 and Sept 10 thru Oct 9
SHOULDER SEASON (SS): April 1 thru May 9 and Oct 10 thru Nov 15
OFF SEASON (OS): Nov 16 thru March 31

2-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY DURING ALL BUT OFF SEASON
unless an orphan day is available

Next, here is a look at the
REGULAR NIGHTLY RATES . . .

Flower Girl Suite . . . SUM $141; PS $139; SS $119; OS $110
Chessie Lees Peas Suite . . . SUM $139; PS $135; SS $115; OS $105
Prairie Homestead . . . SUM $135; PS $129; SS $109; OS $99

(Prairie Homestead Off Season rental may be limited)
— Please don't miss our multi-night specials below. —
The longer you stay, the more you save!

Note that . . .

RATES REFLECT SINGLE OR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
(Double Occupancy indicates use of one bed by two people;
otherwise, see below for Additional Guest Nightly Rate)

ADDITIONAL GUEST NIGHTLY RATE
18 and over, $25-ea
13 through 17, $15-ea
8 through 12, $10-ea
7 and under, $7.50-ea
(babies requiring no upkeep may stay free)

- Exception, Involving Chessie Lees Peas Suite -
On the main level this suite has capacity for three guests, as follows . . .
Double Occupancy on a queen pillowtop bed
One Additional Guest on a twin bed

The Tree House Loft of Chessie Lees Peas is an optional space
offering a half bath and a full-size pillowtop bed which can sleep . . .
One or Two Additional Guests (of one party, with above)
For use of the Loft, there is a minimum per night cost of $25
except during Off Season when the minimum is $20.

APPLICABLE TAXES
will be added to all rates

Please continue reading to learn about
MOUNTAINS TO PRAIRIES BED AND BREAKFAST DISCOUNTS:
Double Special and Off Season Breakaway
as well as Major Holidays and Sturgis Rally details . . .
after which you will find THE NITTY GRITTY and guest comments.
Click link to read The Nitty Gritty now.

DOUBLE SPECIAL
This Special offers you
more of a discount the longer you linger.
To secure your preferred dates
we suggest you plan as far in advance as is comfortably possible.

- SPECIAL 1 -
(This is for a stay of 2 to 4 nights)
The first two nights are at the regular nightly rate.
Third night is $5 less than the regular nightly rate.
Fourth night is $5 less than the regular nightly rate.

- SPECIAL 2 -
(This is for a stay of 5 nights or more)
The first two nights are at the regular nightly rate.
Third night is $5 less than the regular nightly rate.
Fourth night is $7 less than the regular nightly rate.
Fifth night is $10 less than the regular nightly rate.
The rate of the fifth night then continues.
Example
Peak Season regular nightly rate of Prairie Homestead is $129.
Therefore, in Special 2, the first night is $129;
and successive nights are $129, $124, $122, $119, $119 and so on.
The average nightly rate continues to decrease the longer you linger.

The following are not included for the above Double Special:
Off Season
Major Holidays
(including the Buffalo Roundup)
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Any other Discounts or Specials

OFF SEASON BREAKAWAY
This Special applies only to the Off Season, Nov 16 thru March 31.
As with the Double Special, you are encouraged to linger longer.
In the Heart of the Hills, choose the unique beauty that pleases you most...
during the time of year when these mountains are least flocked with visitors.
We love hiking the nearby Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road
when closed to vehicle traffic, an experience to relish always!

- Short Breakaway -
(This is for a stay of 2 nights)
The first night is at the OS regular nightly rate
and the second night is $5 less than the first night.

- Extended Breakaway -
(This is for a stay of 3 or more nights)
For all nights, 5% is discounted off the OS regular nightly rate.

MAJOR HOLIDAYS are defined for our purposes as follows:

Memorial Day Weekend (in 2017 Memorial Day is Monday, May 29)
- minimum stay of three nights at the regular nightly rate -
(You may choose Fri-Sat-Sun nights, or Sat-Sun-Mon nights;
any additional nights will be at a 10% Discount)

4th of July Holiday (in 2017 involves June 29 through July 7)
- minimum stay of three out of the nine nights at the regular nightly rate -
(Any additional nights on either side of June 29 through July 7 will be at a 10% Discount)

Labor Day Holiday (in 2017 involves August 31 through September 6)
- minimum stay of three out of the seven nights at the regular nightly rate -
(Any additional nights on either side of August 31 through September 6 will be at a 10% Discount)

Buffalo Roundup Weekend (in 2017 Roundup is Friday, September 29)
- minimum stay of three nights at the regular nightly rate -
(You may choose Thurs-Fri-Sat nights, or Fri-Sat-Sun nights;
any additional nights will be at a 10% Discount)

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY
Click the link for pertinent details.
In 2017 the Rally, for our purposes, involves nights of
Wednesday, August 2 through Sunday, August 13

(The official dates are August 4 through 13)
- minimum stay of FOUR Rally nights -

If you have questions regarding Specials, Holidays or Rally
- PLEASE CONTACT US -
We will be happy to visit with you about your plans.


THE NITTY GRITTY

Suite may be rented on a walk-in basis . . . but . . .
to guarantee Reservation for your peferred dates,
EMAIL or CALL, then:
d e p o s i t
all of one-night stay or 50% of multiple-night stay.
Click on 50% to see an advance-booking option.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted
OR
deposit by MAIL via Money Order or via Personal Check
The balance on arrival shall be paid via Credit Card, Money Order or Cash.
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Cancellation Policy
You Will Be Refunded
subject to conditions and fee noted below.

If cancellation is 35 days or less before first night reserved,
YOU WILL BE REFUNDED FOR NIGHTS THAT THE SUITE IS RE-RENTED,
MINUS ADMINISTRATIVE FEE (see NOTE below).

If cancellation is 60 days or less before first night reserved
of a stay involving all or some of the days dedicated to
a Major Holiday, then the same refund policy applies as above.
If cancellation is 90 days or less before first night reserved
of a stay involving all or some of the days dedicated to
the Sturgis Rally, then the same refund policy applies as above.
If cancellation is outside the above three limits before first night reserved,
YOU WILL BE REFUNDED MINUS ADMINISTRATIVE FEE (see NOTE below).

NOTE - all cancellations are subject to
a $10 + tax administrative fee for each night of each suite reserved,
with a $20 + tax minimum fee, and this is reflected in the refund.
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When the first day of your reservation arrives,
you are responsible to pay the balance remaining on the reservation
regardless of actual arrival or departure times.

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Check-In 4:00-6:00 p.m.
although other times may be prearranged.
Check-Out 11:00 a.m.
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v.i.p.
VERY IMPORTANT POLICY

This is a non-smoking (smoke-free) property
and we do not accommodate any pets/animals.
Strong lingering scents are prohibited,
as well as smoke/scent-masking products.

This policy is for the well-being of all our Guests
and of the Owners.
Please click here for more information
if you have a service animal.

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Alcohol in moderation only.
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Please Note, our TV programming is Dish Network's basic package (includes local channels).
A collection of family DVDs and Videos are available for your enjoyment.
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ABOUT
B R E A K F A S T

A full, tasty and nutritious hot breakfast is served in the breakfast room
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30 a.m., or at the latest 8:45 a.m.
And . . .
A less elaborate yet satisfying and convenient picnic-style breakfast
is provided in guest rooms the prior evening
for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday mornings.
Sunday morning is Without Breakfast,
providing an appropriate discount as described below
under the
Bed without Breakfast Option.

- BENEFIT -
This schedule allows guests, particularly those with extended stays,
increased flexibility on the picnic-style breakfast days.
With a portion of important morning time freed up on these three days
it is possible, if desired, to get out early for the day's activities or just sleep in . . .
thus creating a more relaxing, fulfilling and versatile vacation overall.

- OFF SEASON EXCEPTION -
During the Off Season, a full hot breakfast is served every morning
between 8:45-9:00 a.m.,
except Sunday (as noted above).

  • THE ANTIQUES SHOP DOUBLES AS THE BREAKFAST ROOM. GUESTS ARE SERVED AT ANTIQUE TABLES.
    These nostalgic surroundings encourage conversation and bring to mind, for many guests, fond memories.
  • JUICE OR MILK (CHOICE) IS SERVED PRIOR TO FOOD. (Fruit may also be served prior to other food.)
  • NOTE: FOOD PORTIONS ARE GENERALLY CONSIDERED SO GENEROUS THAT LUNCH FOR MANY IS NOT NEEDED . . .
    BUT, IF YOU STILL HAVE A HANKERING FOR MORE AFTER CLEANING UP YOUR PLATE, YOU JUST ASK!
    THERE IS ALMOST ALWAYS EXTRA OF SOMETHING.
  • A COMPLIMENTARY ESPRESSO-BASED OR TEA BEVERAGE (NOT A FRAPPE OR SMOOTHIE) IS ROUTINELY OFFERED
    TO ADULTS DURING BREAKFAST, AFTER FOOD IS SERVED.
    FOR EXAMPLE: Americano, Cappuccino, Chokecherry Latte, Mocha, or a brewed tea.
    IF WE FORGET TO OFFER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE.

- GUESTS WHO FEEL THE NEED FOR COFFEE OR TEA BEFORE BREAKFAST -
A 4-CUP COFFEEPOT AND COFFEE FIXINGS, PLUS
SEVERAL FINE SINGLE-SERVE BEVERAGE CHOICES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR ROOM.
This also applies to Mountains To Prairies BED WITHOUT BREAKFAST OPTION.

Reminder . . .
Except for the Off Season Exception,
the full hot breakfast is served somewhere between 8:30-8:45 a.m.

If you are not a breakfast-minded family
or wish to be out earlier than the scheduled time for breakfast,
yet are interested in unique and beautiful lodging,
or just want to have a completely free-style vacation,
we do offer a cost-beneficial alternative for you,
Mountains To Prairies . . . (click link below)

BED WITHOUT BREAKFAST OPTION
This Bed and Bargain provides $20/Night Discount for Double Occupancy
- that means, in addition to our other special rate reductions -
and $5/Night Discount for each Additional Guest.
Note - At least three eateries that serve breakfast
are within walking distance of Mountains To Prairies,
and one of them is less than a block away.

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Smiling Bear Antiques Shop and Espresso Bar hours are typically
10:00-5:00, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Questions? Please visit the Contact Us page, or . . .
Email SAM and LINDA - Phone 605.574.2424

THANK YOU

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Guest Comments

2007 - We thank you for providing such a welcoming, beautiful, and cozy getaway. It is just what we wanted and needed, just like last year. You both made it feel like we were coming home. The meals you prepared for us were absolutely scrumptious, and added to another memorable experience. Thank you for sharing your home and yourselves with us.

2008 - We feel so blessed to have found your piece of heaven here on earth, Linda and Sam. The hospitality you provide is beyond compare and keeps us coming back for more. Breakfast was again absolutely scrumptious, and your chili is delicious, as is the bread, and jellies. Thank you for sharing all this with us. We will be back for more.

2010 - We again enjoyed you and your home . . . we feel so welcome and comfortable each time we come. We will most certainly be back for another opportunity to visit and feast on a scrumptious breakfast. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. The birthday "muffin" was so tasty and made me feel extra special! Our love to you.

2011 - Oh my gosh, you outdid yourselves again! We so love coming to see you. You've made Smiling Bear (M2P) into a very welcoming, inviting retreat that we so enjoy. Thank you for sharing your home and hearts with us. You both are such a beautiful blessing in our lives. And the breakfasts you create each time so awesome! Our love to you. P.S. The pumpkin cheesecake was such a surprise - it is scrumptious. You spoil me (us) each time.

2012 - We again enjoyed "coming home". You both make your home a place we can't hardly wait to come back to each year. Words can't begin to express how much we love each of your suites. We'll be back and mostly we'll be back to see the two of you. The pumpkin coffee cake was DELICIOUS! Your creations are always a treat!!! Thank you so much! Love to you.

-Rapid City

If you are headed our way

. . . please consider Mountains To Prairies B&B
your relaxing place away from home!
We will do everything we can to make you glad you did.

Email SAM and LINDA - Phone 605-574-2424

Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast
. . . for extended families, too!

Hey Seezco! If you marry pretty senorita and then some day . . .
ahhh . . . what we gonna do with grandchildrens if you gets some?
Oh Pancho, how you do not know this?
Of course we take them to see Roy and Dale
at the porchero of Sam and Linda, in the mountain country,
you know, up there in the Black Heels, in Dakota Territory.
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Early in the summer of 2008
Sam brought home with the groceries
two dvd sets, one set of the original 1950s Cisco Kid episodes
and the other of the 1950s Adventures of Robin Hood series.
We were well into these with our two visiting granddaughters
when one of them asked, Do you not like Roy Rogers anymore?