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Holly House Bed & Breakfast / Nightly Cabin Rental

23852 Highway 385, Hill City, South Dakota 57745
Innkeeper(s): Danny and Robin Martinez
  • Introduction

    Holly House front of inn

    Holly House is located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, near Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore on Highway 385 in Hill City, South Dakota. Guests will enjoy almost an acre of our scenic property that backs up to a national forest. Enjoy the scenery of our beautiful grounds with deer in the backyard; go trout fishing in the stream out back; or just take a nature walk.

    Holly House is open year round, providing an easily accessible base for hunters and skiers in the winter. Holly House offers guests the comfort and variety of bed and breakfast vacation living with a location centrally located to the best attractions in the Black Hills.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Danny and Robin Martinez for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are centrally located to all attractions in the Black Hills, including Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Wineries, restaurants and breweries are within walking distance.  

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Location, Location, Location!  Excellent breakfasts and warm hospitality are our hallmarks.  

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Hill City is small town America at its best! The town is home to friendly people eager to share our slice of heaven with the tourists who flock here each year. Hill City is in the Heart of the Black Hills surrounded by hills, rivers, lakes and forest trails. Main Street is home to a variety of dining and shopping options, including antique shops, art galleries, wineries, the 1880 Train & Museum and more. Tourists can also visit the "Everything Prehistoric- a Dinosaur Museum" and we are only minutes from Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and so much more.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guests most often comment on our hospitality, the comfortable rooms and our delicious breakfasts!

    "Great food and conversation!  The room was spacious and we felt like royalty!"  Jim and Debbie

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The sheer number of things to see and do within an hour's drive!  The 1880's Train and a Train Museum, wonderful shopping, art galleries, a variety of dining options, Everythings Prehistoric (dinosaur museum) and several wineries, Mickelson Trail for hikers and bicyclists.  The beauty of the Black Hills, with lakes, creeks and hills to explore!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Bear Country USA, Reptile Gardens and Custer State Park are nearby. Several interesting caves are in the area, including Wind Cave and Jewel Cave. Drive through the Badlands or Spearfish Canyon.  Or venture a little further away to see Devil's Tower.  Pactola Lake, Sheridan Lake and Sylvan Lake are all nearby.  Visit the area wineries, the 1880's train and museum, try your hand at gold mining or take a drive to Mammoth Site in nearby Hot Springs! Or simply stroll Main Street and peruse the shops of our friendly town of Hill City.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Walking Trails, award-winning wineries and breweries, Rock Shop, fishing in the creek which runs along the edge of the property.  Abundant wilfdlife in the area, including deer, big horn sheep, marmots and turkeys. We're just 2 miles from Hill City!  

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Alpine Inn is a perrennial favorite.  But there are so many options!  Chute Roster, Bumpin' Buffalo, Mangy Moose, Black Hills Bistro, The Firehouse, Mangiammo's and Dairy Twist are some local favorites. And Custer is only 15 minutes away and Rapid City is only 25 minutes away, providing even more dining options. 

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? ,, or call 1-800-S-DAKOTA and they'll send you guides for free.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    The Holly House has 4 themed rooms - a Bridal Suite, SoDak Suite, Iron Horse Suite and the USA (Americana) room. All rooms have large private bathrooms with jetted tubs to enjoy a soak after a long day of sightseeing. These rooms all come with full breakfasts each morning in the dining room. We also have a nightly rental Creekside Cabin with two sleeping areas (queen and full beds).  Breakfast is not included with the cabin, as it contains a stocked kitchen.

    Do you accept pets?

    We are unable to accommodate pets.


  • About Our Accommodations

    Holly House The Western Room

    Each of our four themed suites offers the latest in creature comforts and conveniences with jetted tubs in all rooms, and each suite offers its own unique character and flavor.  Televsions are available in all rooms except the USA room.  The common living area has a selection of games and puzzles for guest use, and the deck and fire pit offer additional options for guests to enjoy.

    Our Creekside Cabin offers privacy and can accommodate larger groups with two separate sleeping areas.  From adventurous and intimate to festive and cheerful, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Guest Comments

    Holly House pond

    What Our Guests Say about Holly Huse


    "Thank you for the AT HOME feel of your B&B.  We appreciated the great food and conversation.  The room was spacious we felt like royalty!"  Jim & Debbie V.


    "Warm hospitality, an inviting home and a picturesque area."  Scot and Cheryl


    "A comfortable room with delicious breakfasts and warm hospitality!"  Kim and Nancy H.


    "Your courteous, casual demeanor made us instantly feel like friends!"  Brad & Allison


    "Awesome!  Beautiful home and delicious breakfast!"         Sherry & Michael


    "Such a great place to spend the night!  Thank you for being such kind hosts.  We sure hope to be back!"                            Pat & Susan, Wisconsin


    "What a pleasant place!  We truly enjoyed our stay.  The berry French toast was sumptious!     Nancy & Dick

  • Area Attractions

    Holly House Mount Rushmore

    Places to Visit

    • Mt. Rushmore
    • Crazy Horse Memorial
    • Needles Hwy
    • 1880's Train - 2 1/2 miles
    • Bear Country USA - 15 miles
    • Sheridan Lake - 2 miles
    • Rushmore Cave - 17 1/2 miles
    • Mickelson Trail
    • Reptile Gardens - 17 1/2 miles
    • Pactola Lake - 10 miles
    • Sitting Bull Caverns
    • Black Elk Peak - highest mountain in Black Hills
    • Prairie Berry Winery - less than 1/2 mile
    • Custer State Park - 10 miles
    • Black Hills Playhouse - 25 miles