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Great Black Hills Central Location & Away from the Bustling Crowds

Great Black Hills Central Location & Away from the Bustling Crowds


Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

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 5600 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 - 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 accessible to all Black Hills attractions.

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

Please note that there are no lake-front properties in the Black Hills. The picture provided shows Pactola Reservoir which is close by but not visible from the cabin.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

My wife and I both grew up in South Dakota near Sioux Falls. We attended college at Augustana College. I have a business degree and my wife an education degree. We spent time in Germany while I was in the Army. Following that time my wife taught school and I worked for General Mills in Minneapolis and then in West Chicago IL. We raised our two daughters in IL. We also started our own business there. We are now retired and recently moved to northern Wisconsin where we are full time caretakers for daughter's family lake home. We are again South Dakota residents and rent our Black Hills House while we are care taking in Wisconsin. We feel fortunate to have 2 beautiful places to spend our retirement.

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Great Black Hills Central Location & Away from the Bustling Crowds
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: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Great Black Hills Central Location & Away from the Bustling Crowds
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: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

This property was built by my uncle and his wife as a vacation home. Our family often visited and loved the Black Hills. We told Uncle Harvey that if and when he was ready to sell the property to keep us in mind. He did so and we are now the proud owners of his cabin in the Black Hills, Harvey and his wife Mildred gone now but we keep a picture of him to remind us of the great experiences and scenery he provided our family.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rapid City at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Horse Creek Inn at 8 Miles Nearest Golf : Several Courses at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : State 385 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Horse Creek Inn at 8 Miles Nearest Ski : Terry Peak at 39 Miles Nearest Beach : Pactola Resevoir Recreational Area at 4 Miles Car: necessary

* 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 shows

* 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


From $143 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sturgis Rally
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Your dates are locked in when the reservation deposit is received by Check,Intuit Payment Network (IPN) or Credit Card. IPN is preferred; it is easy, fast, safe and free. (Credit cards incur a 3% fee.) A security deposit is due with final payment 2 weeks before your arrival date. A credit card guarantee will be accepted to reserve if you want to mail the deposit. Receipt of deposit reserves dates

A rental agreement will be included with response to your inquiry. This must be signed and returned by e-mail or mail.
We offer a $100 cleaning rebate if you clean and leave the cabin as you found it. Full instructions are provided. We have used this method for 5 years and it has worked extremely well.
Additional people over 6 add $100/person. This home rents below market value of comparable properties.
Rates, Deposits & Payments:
May 1 - September 30 = $1350/week (excepting Sturgis rally)
Off-Season = $1000/week
Sturgis Rally Week = $1650/week
Deposit of 50% required to reserve your dates.
Final payment due before access is granted.
A $250 Security Deposit is due with the final payment.
Credit Cards Accepted - Transaction fee applies.
Reservation Deposit Refund Policy:
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
Additional information will be included in our response to you if you inquire about out property.
Included will be the rental agreement if you should decide you want to proceed.

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Updated: May 21, 2015


From the Owner

We love the Black Hills. Our home gives us a peaceful get-a-way and is located centrally to all the attractions the Black Hills has to offer. We never run out of things to do or see. When we get tired from all the activity we come back and enjoy pleasant quite times resting and relaxing on the deck or next to the fireplace. Because we are built into the side of the mountain the tall pines that surround us makes one feel like they are living in tree house. We often see deer, wild turkeys, and numerous varieties of birds. We have seen cougars, bobcats, coyotes and mountain sheep nearby (not too close - just nearby). We love going to Custer State Park and driving the wildlife loop where you see buffalo, pronghorn, prairie dogs, deer, wild burros and more.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Up stairs bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Lower level bath - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • In lower level family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sofa bed located in lower family room
  • In lower level family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, This is a single roll-a-way located in closet


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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