For the past few weeks we have just been hanging out without any sightseeing due to the area getting crowded and the Sturgis Rally now here, we will be doing the same for the next few too. Prices are outrageous but we did find a few hotels to stay even though they were higher then we like paying, it was just great to get away and spread out.
Last week we went into Rapid City for an overnight stay. What a strange experience.
We stayed at Country Inn and that was our biggest mistake. We arrived at about 1pm and immediately we were told checkin was not until 3pm and they said there were no clean rooms…BUT for an additional $30 early checkin charge they would let us get in early…WTF…REALLY? We asked for management and she even began to state what the clerk had already said, but then changed her tune once we said we would cancel with our third party company. THEN…upon entering our room there was no chair, no ice bucket, only the minimal towels and only 3 tiny pillows. According to management it was a new policy due to COVID-19…WTF…REALLY? The only good things were the spa, the pool and the shower…we will not be staying here again.
This week we found a decent deal in Summerset at the Summerset Hotel & Suites. They didn’t mind allowing us in at 1pm since they did have a clean room available, but when we got up there it was not a suite as we had booked but they immediately fixed it and we got our correct room. Customer service was excellent and top notch. The rooms are dated but was clean and comfortable. The spa and pool was just what we needed and we were there a long time since we were by ourselves, no screaming kids. We would highly recommend it and we will use it for future stays if the price is right.
It was also nice having lunch out, it was all so yummy too...
If it wasn’t for the cold and snow, we would consider staying in South Dakota longer since they have a sensible Governor, there are no mask mandates and the numbers are really low. If you don’t agree then you are free to stay home, social distance, and/or wear a mask because we are all adults and understand when we are being bamboozoed by all the media hype and health officials who are just not listening to the science.
We have extended our stay to the end of September due to BOA canceling this season, but we are hoping to eventually hangout in Arizona for the winter, or some place else if anything interesting comes along. We are always open to new and exciting places to go or places to work, so right now we are just waiting to see what transpires.
We hope you all are staying sane during these ridiculous events…it will be all over soon since Election Day is right around the corner. Life is Grand!