What our customers are saying about us and

Country Charm Cabins and Corrals

 

Owen,

Thank you very much for your wonderful hospitality last Friday with my family and myself. My kids were thoroughly enthralled and of course each want their own horse now. Each of you treated us as long lost friends and I am grateful for your firm safe instruction and professionalism. I love your state and it was fun to share my passion with my family as well as yours.

I will highly recommend you and Country Charm to anyone who asks.
Thank you so much.

 

Andy Ekern and family 

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Hi Lois & Owen,

We wanted to thank you again for the great trail ride we took with you last week. We admire your ability to combine a fun outing with a lesson
in the same ride. We also appreciated the fact that you were able to accommodate Elena's inexperience and trepidation with an appropriate
gentler horse (Rose) while matching me with the somewhat more spirited Jake. We learned about both horses and the National Forest in two hours
and hope to do it again the next time we come out to South Dakota.

Best Regards,

Jon & Elena Lobatto
New York, NY

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Hi Lois & Owen, I just wanted to tell you how wonderful our vacation with you was.  It was so nice to see you and spend time with both of you last week.  We’re so relaxed there and your hospitality is simply second to none.  But your friendship is what really makes the trip.  Not only the stories and the fires and the dinner in your home, but the rides and all of the laughs.  The Canyon ride will be unforgettable.  You’re just the best.

 Thanks for drowning out the bad memories of the return trip with such wonderful memories from everything else in the trip.  Our depression over the breakdown and hassle just didn’t last long when the other memories of you two, Cathy and John and our own family kept flooding into our heads.  

Take care of one another and we hope to see you this fall.  And thanks again for a great week!

Love, The Sailors

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Dear Owen & Lois,

Jim, Ellen, and I would like to thank you both for a great trail riding trip. We had such a good time and enjoyed staying at your cabins very much. You have a beautiful place in the hills and the trails were amazing. What gorgeous views! We wish we could have stayed longer!

Thanks again for your kind hospitality. We hope to see you and stay at your place again soon.

Sincerely,
Jim and Jenifer Grendell
Ellen Grendell

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Dear Owen & Lois,

We wish to thank you for the wonderful stay we had at Country Charm while on our bicycle tour of the Mickelson Trail. Our cozy cabin was a restful respite from a long day of pedaling from Hill City. Lucy loved your horses, and Michael enjoyed the stars and quiet of a night at Country Charm. Thank you also for the groceries, Fresca and beer that you bought for us.

 

In return, please accept the enclosed video tape for your kitchen areas’ television and a photo Lucy took. We thought Hitchcock’s North by Northwest the perfect film for your South Dakota Black Hills location.

Regards,

Michael & Lucy Knorr

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Dear Owen and Lois: Just a note to thank you for your hospitality. We had a wonderful time staying in your home and enjoying your family. And it is nice to see that a "Burke" was among them. And Lois, your horse
riding instructions were a special treat. Thank you so much for making that trail ride such a memory. Of course our legs were stiff for 2 days after.

We are now in Chicago enjoying our new grand daughter. Leaving in the morning to return to Texas. Hope we can visit with you again sometime in the future.

Steve and Maron

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Dear Lois and Owen

We have arrived safely in the UK after 4052 miles across America. We
ended up with three days in New York, which we didn't take to that
much - too many people and too much emphasis on money!

But now we have recovered from the jet lag, we have been looking back
on the trip and we all agree that the highlight was our time spent
with you in South Dakota. We had such a good time. Thank you for your
wonderful hospitality. Thank you for the stunning riding and the
delightful meal. We so enjoyed your company.

It was a real disappointment to discover that, apart from a few photos
on the morning ride, we don't have any photos of your ranch or
yourselves. We should have brought our cameras with us when we had
dinner with you. Do you have any photos that you could email so we can
add them to our album?
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Once again, thank you so much for a really memorable stay. We would
love to come again and spend a little longer. We felt we hadn't done
South Dakota justice!

Kind regards to you both and to John.
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Hi Folks!

 

I wanted to let you know that we made it home ok and to thank you for a wonderful stay at your ranch.

The accommodations were terrific, what a break from the "real" world!

We could get used to the quiet nights.

Anyway thank you so much for all your hospitality, your both wonderful people and best wishes until next time!

Bob & Tom

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Had a great time, I went riding 3 times. Lucy likes Pete, Jerry & Lucy, Westfield, IA

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Owen and Louis,

 

            I just wanted to drop a note to thank you for a wonderful weekend at the Country Charm Cabins & Corrals.  The trail ride was all I expected and more!  I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again on our next trip up.  Thanks!

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Lois & Owen, We had such a wonderful time staying at CCCC. You are great people & we enjoyed the time we got to spend visiting with you and riding the horses. We hope to get a chance to do it again. You are truly rare folk in this world of today. Thanks for all your generosity. Tom, Linda, JW & Jayme, Bloomington, IL

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Lois, Owen & Jon, What a wonderful stay! We had such a good time. We loved the 2 rides, especially “off-trail”. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Our one regret is that we couldn’t stay longer (and that we didn’t see Jon fall off!). We will do our very best to come back. Liz & Terry, Derbyshire, England.

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God has blessed us by allowing us to stay at your wonderful home. Thank you for being so kind and helpful.

Mike & Lisa

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Lois, Owen & Jon, What a wonderful time! You are such nice people and your site is so quiet. Enjoyed the off trail on Jake immensely. Come and visit us sometime. Bryan, England.

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Thank you for your hospitality. SD is a wonderful place for vacation. We hope to be back on day. Take care. Dave & Heidi, Wheat Ridge, CO

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This place is beautiful. The kittys are friendly and looking at the view from the porch was spectacular. It was nice to meet Kathleen’s brother. Sonya and Keith, Oak Park, IL

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You have an awesome place here. It is a relaxing atmosphere and very hand to get to other attractions. The rides were great – wish we had time for more. We will be back. Thanks for the hospitality. The Kreys, White Bear Lake, MN

PS: Chuckwagon dinner at Blue Bell was great as was Mt. Rushmore at night.

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Dear Owen & Lois, Thank you for a delightful time. The trail ride was the highlight of our time at the ranch. Nathan loved Pete soo much, and is already hoping he can buy a house out here by the time he’s 13 years old so he can see Pete every day. Isaac loved Dancer and Tigger! We all enjoyed our time here in SD and especially the hospitality at the ranch.

God bless! The Turner family, Savage, MN

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Owen & Lois, Than you for having an open heart and open mind. The trail ride two weeks ago was a welcome relief from all the driving. Lois, your narrating is wonderfully informative. Having a clean, quiet, safe place to rest is a blessing. When you are ready to do upgrades, call me regarding accessibility improvements, little things mean a lot. I will be back again. I am also thinking about how to get my entire family todo a vacation here, maybe a group of 8-12. Blessings be with you. Jennifer Simmons, IATA Time Canine Management.

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I had a great time, lots of fun had by all. I hope to be back this way again. Phil, Bayville, NY

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Enjoyed your hospitality and truly appreciated your expert advice for a “novice” rider like myself. Will highly recommend SD and  your cabins and trail rides to people in NY. Thank you, Alan, Bayside, NY.

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Dear Owen & Lois, Thank you so much for your hospitality. We so enjoyed riding horses & having your company. I & my family had a great time!! I didn’t think there was so much to do in South Dakota. I wish we could stay longer!! I really enjoyed Pete!! Thanks again,

Maddie, Vienna, VA

 

I have to say I couldn’t have asked for a better first trip out West. The horse riding was great (take care of Cody, he’s a great horse). The atmosphere was amazing. You tow made it feel like home. I’m gonna miss this place and hope to come back many more times!. Thanks for everything, Owen & Lois.

Andrew, Vienna, VA

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Thank you for a wonderful stay, it felt like home away from home. Hope to be back very soon & bring the rest of the family, including the 6 grandkids. Your friends, the Darbins, Littleton, CO

 

Owen & Lois, Thank you so much for your hospitality and having “this” for us and others to come and enjoy! You are truly selfless people to offer your home place and horses to others!!! We had a great time and ride. We love the kitties! We will be back and we’ll send as much business your way as we can!!!. Lois, you’re a great teacher! Our respect and good wishes to you both, always, The Bergstroms, Dell Rapids, SD

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This is a great place, wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you. Thomas, Angela & Isabel, Wichita, KS

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just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit. Wish we would have been able to stay longer. I knew my Bob would have liked to as he really likes to ride and you do a really nice trail ride.  Hopefully someday we will get back your way  (wish you were closer) I would certainly recommend you to anyone I know who might be heading your way. Thanks again for a nice time, sorry we missed saying goodbye in person.     

                                        Good luck &   God Bless 

                                                                  Gloria 

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Hi: This is Stephen Cook. We stayed with you in June and had a terrific time. We have an African-American daughter, and you gave us extra time on the trail rides. I hope you remember us -- oh, yeah: you also sent us a package recently with some sunglasses and another item that I can't recall. Well, thank you for doing that. I promised to buy you a book called "Some Horses" by Thomas McGuane, and I did just that. I put it in the box you sent, taped it back up, addressed it, and lost the box somewhere between my office and my car. I have looked everywhere, and I hope that someone will find it and just mail it for me. So, the box may show up with postage due, and if so, I'm sorry. But pay the postage because the book is definitely worth it. If the book doesn't show up, let me know. I'll get another one. It's no big deal. If the book does show up, well, then -- enjoy!

Hope to see you next summer.
Stephen Cook
Susan Koller
EmmaRose Cook

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Dear Lois and Owen,

I'm sorry for the delay in writing this to you, but I wanted to give you a HUGE THANKS for your wonderful hospitality. You were very accomodating to our huge family and also with the team of belgains! We look forward to coming back to visit! We are telling all our friends about you!

Have a great winter!

Sincerely,