Buffalo Ridge Resort

1312 Coteau Street Gary, SD

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Sale Price: $1,300,000

Total Available Space: 0 Sq. Ft.

Property Type: Business Opportunity | Hospitality

Property Description

Property Features

Buffalo Ridge Resort is nestled in on the edge of Lake Elsie in Gary, South Dakota. Buffalo Ridge Resort & Business Center is a historic property which has been beautifully restored and is surrounded by mature oak trees, small town charm, and a rich history dating back to 1872. Buffalo Ridge Resort was once home to South Dakota’s first School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The property still retains much of its historical appeal including a unique system of underground tunnels which were originally used to allow the students to travel from one building to another in the event of inclement weather.

The Herrick Hotel and Woodbury Hall, which were once the campus dormitories, have now been completely renovated and restored. At Buffalo Ridge Resort & Business Center, you’ll discover an amazing blend of past and present with contemporary western allure. Uniquely charming, Buffalo Ridge Resort & Business Center is perfect for business or leisure. Whether your time is spent in the historical Herrick Hotel, at the Talking Waters Campground or at the Rock Room Bar and Grill, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself as Buffalo Ridge is constantly adapting to your wishes and needs.

  • Website: buffaloridgeresort.com
  • Lot size: 33 acres
  • Zoning: Commercial
  • Four main buildings on site with underground tunnels
  • Building #1: 19 hotel rooms
  • Building #2: Family suite includes 2 ballrooms, admin offices, basement bar and restaurant
  • Building #3: Main ballroom with lower level, outdoor deck with fire pit, owner apartment
  • Building #4: Laundry for public use, resort laundry, fitness club and racket ball court
  • Building #5: Shower house and bunk house - sleeps 10
  • Building #6: Storage for equipment and maintenance
  • Campground: 55 sites with electric, water, and sewer, wifi, and cable hookups - dump station on-site


  • List price: $1,300,000
  • Financials available upon request
  • All showings must be set up by broker


  • Located 1.5 hours north of Sioux Falls, SD along the South Dakota/ Minnesota border
  • Area attractions include: Lake Cochrane State Recreation Area


Dale Zomer

Senior Vice President

Office Phone: (605) 444-7117

Dale Zomer joined NAI Sioux Falls in May of 2016.  Dale brings 25 years experience of representing clients in the sale or purchase of income-producing properties.

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