Ponderosa Pines Retreat

Ponderosa Pines Retreat


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

The Black Hills are often under estimated because of the word “hills”. This fact becomes apparent as you wind your way up hairpin turns high up on Edelweiss Mountain. The 1500 sq. ft. 3 bedroom mountain cabin is located at 5200 ft. above sea level in the heart of the Black Hills and surrounded by National Forest. Located within minutes of Pactola Lake, Sheridan Lake, and the Mickelson & Centennial Trails.

The perfect area for boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, off-roading and sightseeing - Only a few minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and Custer State Park. This mountain retreat is truly in the heart of the Hills, hidden away from, but easily accessable to bustling tourist activities and attractions.

Approximately 25 miles west of Rapid City, SD. (Airport 14 miles east of Rapid City)

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue

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Ponderosa Pines Retreat
+1 -630-841-3877
Hill City Black Hills
Albion, MI


  • 5 of 5
The description given for this wonderful vacation home was right on.
the home is in a perfect location, 5 miles from great fishing locations, 15 miles to Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park and some of the most beautiful country you can imagine. The big deck is perfect for watching all the wild life, from the mule deer to the little chipmunk that kept us amused. The drive to the cabin can be alittle challenging especially the drive way but once your there it makes it all worth while. The house is appropriatly stocked all you need to bring is your clothes and especially the camera. Would recommend this place and actually already have. Hoping to make another visit.
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Ponderosa Pines Retreat
+1 -630-841-3877
Hill City Black Hills
Odessa, FL

Made our Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying in this beautiful, well appointed home in the heart of the Black Hills. Everything was as promised, from the special points of interest shared by the owners upon check-in, which turned out to be among the highlights of our South Dakota visit, to our returned deposit upon leaving the home as nice as we found it. The home was clean and comfortable, the scenery beautiful, with plenty of nearby opportunity for exploration, hiking and geocaching. Necessity compelled us to visit during Sturgis Week, but this home was a perfect get away. It rained during part of our visit, but being cozied away among the ponderosa pines, listening to the rain and watching the birds and deer in the yard only added to the experience. The only possible caveat would be the long winding, somewhat treacherous two and a half mile drive up (and down) from the house, and the fact that the nearest grocery is about 8 miles away, unless you use the small neighboring general store at Lake Pactola. On the other hand, the drive added another element of privacy and adventure to the experience, especially for a bunch of Florida flatlanders. Most Black Hills attractions were within 30 minutes to an hour or so away. All in all, the "Ponderosa Pine Retreat" was just that, a great retreat in the Black Hills, with everything as shown and promised, a rare and wonderful experience in itself.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

* Mount Rushmore

* Mickelson Bike Trail (runs full length of the Hills) & Centennial Hiking Trail

* Trout & other Fishing at Lakes & Rapid Creek

* Sue the dinosaur was discovered nearby

* Chuck wagon supper and show at the Circle B Ranch and others

* Crazy Horse Monument

* Custer State Park with Buffalo herds, Wild Burros, Big Horn Sheep, Prong Horns & Prairie Dogs

* Historic cities of Deadwood, Lead, Sturgis, Custer & Hill City

* Hill City is nearby with Black Hills gold, Beautiful Galleries and Restaurants

* Black Hills Institute of Geographical Research In Hill City

* Badlands National Park (2 hours east of Black Hills)

* Devils Tower National Monument (Across the border into Wyoming)

* Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Monument, Rushmore Cave

* Journey Museum in Rapid City (Native American & Western Expansion Museum)

* Mammoth Site Archeological Dig & Museum

* Many other tourist attactions


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Updated: Sep 9, 2014

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Weekly Rate: $900 - $1350

    Monthly Rate: $900 - $1350

  • Stay a week, a month or a year. Special rates will apply for longer stays if cabin is available. Additional people over 6 add $100/person. This home rents below market value of comparable properties. Please e-mail owner for clarification. Full Details and rental agreement will be e-mailed to you upon request. Vacancy Rate is very low for peak periods – make your reservations early.
    Rates, Deposits & Payments:
    May 1 - Thru Labor Day Wk End = $1350/week (excepting Sturgis rally)
    After Labor Day Thru Buffalo Round-Up=$1000/week
    After Buffalo Round-up - April 30 = $900/week ($1350/Month+utilities)
    Sturgis Rally Week = $1650/week
    Deposit of 50% required to reserve your dates.
    90% Refundable up to 90 days prior to rental commencement date.
    75% Refundable up to 60 days prior to rental commencement date
    50% Refundable up to 30 days prior to rental commencement date.
    0% Refundable after 30 days prior to rental commencement date.
    If property is re-rented for same period - 90 % of rate will be refunded or 100% will be held as a credit for future rentals within 12 months. Credit will be applied to balance of payment due after new deposit is made for the new rental period.
    Final payment due before access is granted.
    Credit Cards Accepted - Transaction fee applies.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Fully furnished, 1500 Sq. Ft. 3 bedroom home nestled on the side of a Mountain (can sleep up to 8) * Large wrap-around deck surrounded by beautiful ponderosa pines, blissful quiet & spectacular views * Fireplace, full kitchen, washer and dryer, 2 full baths, telephone, TV, & AC * Wildlife – Elk, Deer, Turkeys, Big Horn Sheep, Cougar, & More * 20 minute drive to Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Monuments * 3 miles above Lake Pactola Reservoir - Pictured * Learn about rarely visited scenic areas from the owners - fantastic mountain vistas and deep canyons with crystal clear rapid flowing creeks.
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