This newly constructed walkout apartment is just a few feet from the enchanting sounds and solitude of Spring Creek. Huge front windows provide great light and visibility of the creek, willows, scenic bridge, pine trees and surrounding mountains. It does not seem like you are on a lower level. Good internet and cell service is available. Very open floor plan in the round makes for great family space accented by the natural pinewood bar and autumn gold slate gas fireplace. Located three miles south of charming Hill City, guests are only a short stroll from the Mickelson Trail, 15 minutes from Mount Rushmore and Sylvan Lake, 10 minutes from Custer, 30 minutes from Rapid City, and less than one hour from Deadwood and the winter sports areas near Lead.
This is a spacious fully furnished walkout apartment with huge windows and a large private patio where the gurgling brook, meadow, and scenic pines invite exploration. Deer, turkeys, and chipmunks are frequent visitors. The creek has catchable rainbow trout.
This circular shaped structure is a "Mandala" kit home and fits into this alpine hillside beautifully. The cozy furnishings and natural Black Hills slate gas fireplace will help you relax after a day enjoying the historic sites and unforgettable adventures which abound in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The master bedroom has a queen bed and a direct opening to the patio. The second bedroom has a new high-end queen size bed. A self-inflating queen size inflatable mattress provides a very comfortable bed for a third couple or the children. The large couch could accommodate one person as well. Maximum occupancy is six, though.
The activities available are beyond description but some of our favorites include:
Biking and hiking on the Mickelson Trail
Eating at the Alpine Inn in Hill City, Skogen in Custer.
Hiking to the top of Black Elk Peak (tallest peak between the Rockies and the Alps)
Historic sites galore- Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave, Badlands National Park, Pine Ridge and Wounded Knee, The Open Cut at Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, etc.
Swimming at Sheridan, Sylvan, Pactola Lakes, Cascade Falls, Hippy Hole, Angostura Reservoir
Black Hills Geologic Institute
Prairie Berry Winery and Miners microbrewery
Centennial Hiking Trail
Wine on the patio and watch the sunset
Look for satellites in the incredibly bejeweled starry heavens
Exploring the art galleries
Skiing and snowshoeing
Horseback trail rides
Chuckwagon rides and suppers
Rockclimbing with Sylvan Rocks
And the list goes on...
We would love to share our prized piece of these amazing Black Hills!