Circle View Guest Ranch B&B

20055 East Highway 44, Scenic, South Dakota 57780
Innkeeper(s): Philip and Amy Kruse
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Circle View Guest Ranch! The name says it all, Circle View Ranch offers the best and most unique view in South Dakota. Our 3,000 acre cattle ranch is located just 6 miles from the headquarters of Badlands National Park or 1 hour east of Rapid City and the Black Hills.

    Your Hosts: The Kruse Family 2011

    Philip and Amy with Katie, Jake and Russell

    Enjoy your stay in South Dakota on a real old west ranch in the heart of the Badlands... overlooking Badlands National Park and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

    Circle View Guest Ranch B&B - Scenic, South Dakota

    Fantastic views of the Badlands from atop our 200 foot butte.
    ~ located just 5 miles from the park headquarters ~

    Circle View Guest Ranch B&B as seen in:

    Midwest Living Magazine
    Family Circle Magazine
    Los Angeles Times
    Ms. London Magazine
    National Geographic Traveler Magazine


  • Kid Friendly

    Circle View Guest Ranch is the best choice for family friendly loding in the Badlands. The large game room is the perfect place for the kids to play ping-pong, fooseball or a quick game of pac-man with dad. The firepit is a popular location for everyone to gather together in the evenings to roast marshmallows. Our friendly, carrot-seeking burrors are a favorite of kids  Kids can go out on our acrage and look for them or wait for them to appear at the guesthouse.  In the mornings the kids race to feed the chickens and gather fresh eggs. Plenty of wholesome, family centered activites for our youngest guests at the ranch!

    Ranch guests Teal and Jules (from Florida) get a ride from Mama burro.

    Rowan (from Idaho) helps collect fresh eggs from the Hen Hotel.

    Check out the view our guest Brian (from Minnesota) gets while roasting marshmallows!

     Katie meets a new, spring chick!

    Our burros love being the center of attention!

  • Area Attractions

    Area Attractions

    • Badlands National Park - within 5 miles
    • Wall Drug Store 30 Miles away
    • The Prairie Homestead and the Badlands Trading Post- 8 miles
    • Wild Horse Refuge 110 miles
    • 1880 Town - 30 original turn-of-the-century South Dakota buildings 80 miles
    • The Crazy Horse Memorial 90 miles
    • Mount Rushmore 90 Miles away
    • Devil's Tower, Wyoming 2 hours away
    • Wind Cave National Park -2 hours away
  • Breakfast at The Ranch

    Breakfast is a BIG deal at the ranch! 

    Every morning at 7:30am guests gather in the Kruse family kitchen for a breakfast feast.  Many guests have told us this is the highlight of their stay with us.   We serve a variety of breakfast treats and the menu varies daily. You can always count on a choice of egg, breakfast meat, fresh pastries and breads, our always popular blueberry almond granola with fresh fruit and yogurt and many goodies.. There is always hot coffee and cold juice to top it all off!

    Amy loves requests so if there's something your hungry for, let her know, she's happy to help!

    All beef served is our very own ranch raised, free range, grass fed beef. Buffalo is harvested locally on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Eggs come from our happy hens at our “Hen Hotel”-feel free to visit!  Whole-wheat grown on a Kruse ranch and freshly ground in-house. 

    We do our best to accommodate our non-meat eating guests with advance notice, please.

  • Weddings and Special Events


    Looking for a fun idea for your next family reunion or business retreat? Let Circle View Ranch host your next event! We offer great rooms at some of the best rates for your next retreat, family get away, or romantic weekend.

    We offer everything you'll need for your next get together. Catering, spacious seating with a capacity of 50, 9 guest rooms for overnight stays, and great western fun. Circle View is a great place to get away from everything and get in touch with nature. Our 2,800-acre ranch has just about everything you'll need for a great time with plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Your family or group will have a great time visiting Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, a real Wild Horse Refuge, an old west 1880's town, and with Mount Rushmore and Crazy horse only a short drive away, everyone will find something they like at Circle View.

    There are local daily horse back rides (during summer season) through breathtaking country side. Or go hiking through the Badlands in search of ancient Indian arrow heads and other fossils. Take advantage of a once in a life time opportunity and spend the night in an old 1880's homestead cabin, also available on the ranch.


    Circle View Rance is the perfect place to hold any kind of event, from a wedding reception to a church retreat. The ranches old-western feel will send you and your guests into a time warp you won't be quick to leave.