Reviews & Testimonials

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“Snuck to Gary, SD for a couple’s weekend and couldn’t have been more pleased with the ease of making a reservation, the front-desk greeting, the room and the grounds.”– TripAdvisor Review  

TripAdvisor Review

“I found this place on the web. What a wonderful surprise! A beautiful restoration of an old school for the blind, Buffalo Ridge has more of a campus feel than that of a hotel. The place is restored with a nice mix of modern touches while preserving some of the history of the campus.”

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“We stayed four nights at the hotel and were quite pleased—it offers all the modern conveniences like high speed connections and an art gallery, yet still retains its historic charm.”  

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“It is rare to find a property that mixes history, elegance and great service. Buffalo Ridge does it with ease. I found the service to be genuine. The food in the grill was great—try the buffalo burger! I took a tour of the facility and found the historical preservation to be top notch. Makes it an even more special place to dine and stay. Put Buffalo Ridge on your bucket list.”

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“Charming, beautiful, and rich in history, Buffalo Ridge, formerly the School for the Blind, is perfect for business and leisure.”

“The perfect combination of luxury, contemporary comfort, and artistic talent.”  

“Gary’s School for the Blind is now a Top-Notch Resort”

South Dakota Magazine  

“Perched on the eastern edge of South Dakota, overlooking the land of 10,000 lakes, you’ll find the village of Gary, SD. Home to a couple hundred hearty souls and the Rock Room Bar and Grill, part of the Buffalo Ridge Resort. This hotel and resturant are located in a building built in 1899 and was formally used for the School of the Blind. They have done wonders restoring this grouping of buildings and have installed Chef Lance and a team of professionals who have produced a gem of a resturant in a great setting. If this is not your destination, your lost but no matter you’ll have a wonderful place to eat.”

Craig M. TripAdvisor