Our South Dakota Lodge is located in the James River Valley, near Redfield, South Dakota. The first successful introduction of Chinese Ringneck Pheasants into the wild took place in 1908 about 2 miles from this location and remains the pheasant hunting capital of the world. The guesthouse has six bedrooms which can be configured as singles or doubles. The lodge also features two private and four shared bathrooms. Country style, home cooked dinners will be served each evening, followed by relaxing by the fireplace, big screen TV or in the recreation room. Enjoy the hot tub before retiring to your room. Both wireless and cable internet access is provided throughout the lodge.
The James River, also known as the Jim River or the Dakota River, is a tributary of the Missouri River and flows fully across the state of South Dakota. The James River Valley is one of the major geographical features of the Eastern South Dakota region, and its topography was primarily formed by glacial action. The James River Valley is a broad, nearly level stretch of land from 50 to 75 miles wide and 250 miles long within South Dakota. It has an overall length of 710 miles and a drainage basin of 22,000 square miles running from deep in North Dakota. In South Dakota the James River is often prone to spring flooding due to the fact that it drops only a small amount in each mile that it flows southward.
The James River Valley is rich in wild game. Upland game consists of pheasant, Hungarian partridge, dove, and Sharptail grouse. South Dakota Hunting Waterfowl hunting is available, including eight species of duck, Giant Canadian geese, snows and blues. During our sharptail hunts we always settle in on a few prairie dogs! Big game hunts include pronghorn antelope, white tail and mule deer, Elk and the Great American Bison!