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.
An ideal rental for our Razor riding vacation in the Black Hills
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
The home was beautiful.
It was a prefect getaway from the craziness of the bike rally. Really appreciated you letting the house to us. It really worked out well. It was great home away from home!
4.9 based on 8 traveler reviews
Cabin was as stated, very nice surroundings
Very pleased with communication with owner, house was perfect
An ideal rental for our Razor riding vacation in the Black Hills
We arrived at our vacation house after getting groceries in Spearfish. We got settled in no time and had an evening to look around the area. We spent the next 6 days Razor riding the trails around Nemo, Hill City, Harney Peak, Custer Peak, the 1880 Train Ride, the Silica sand mine, and even the Horse Thief cave! All of these sites were just a short ride from this vacation home as it seemed to be situated right in the center of all the sites we wanted to see. The home was comfortable and accommodated 3 couples perfectly. There was a very nice living area, very clean, air conditioned, roomy kitchen, and beautiful wrap-around deck perfect for our morning coffee and evening glass of wine while dinner was cooking. Having the washer and dryer available was also a huge benefit as we did get dusty on the trails and it was nice to put clean clothes on every day. We would highly recommend this vacation home for anyone planning to spend some time in the Black Hills.
We had a wonderful stay at this home away from home property! It was absolutely perfect and we highly recommend it to anyone wanting to see the Black HIlls area. The owners have all kinds of information ready for you when you arrive at the home that can help make your stay easier. They have information on all of the attractions, and some hidden treasurers as well.The home was very clean, and a great place to end up at the end of a tiring day. We could not have asked for a better vacation! The only thing that might be a concern to some is the driveway to the house. It is steep, but very manageable!
Thanks to Dean and Pat for opening their home for our first visit to the Black Hills. Location was great, close to all major attractions. The home was neat, clean, well maintained, well stocked and well decorated. Dean and Pat have laid out instructions for everyone to follow upon arrival and departure which insures a care free stay. The living room and kitchen area are set up for 4 people and we had 8 so we had to spread out onto the deck, which really wasn't a problem because the deck was a place we all enjoyed. Most mornings and evenings were spent on the deck, the wind blowing through the pines was just as comforting as the ocean waves hitting the beach. Made an excellent place to come home to after a long day of sight seeing. The driveway was a little tricky for us simply because we had a 15 passenger van, area at top of driveway didn't leave much room for a large van to turn around but for a car or a small van there shouldn't be a problem. The home, even though other homes are nearby seems isolated, quite and peaceful. I only talked to Dean and he was always very helpful and friendly and would answer all questions, would have been a pleasure I'm sure to have met them personally. Would recommend this home to anyone wanting a great place to stay while at the same time putting you close to everything you might want to see. We visited Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer and Wind Cave National Parks, Spearfish Canyon with its waterfalls, Deadwood, Lead, Devils Tower and the Badlands, all the drives are beautiful and easy from the house. Thanks again, Dean and Pat.
quiet, secluded, beautiful, spacious, and more!
If your looking for seclusion this is your destination. The drive to the cabin is long and out there with very few houses around. The cabin itself is beautiful and spacious. Its also stocked with everything in case you forgot something. The owners were very nice, though we never met them...they responded to any questions we had. Staying in this cabin puts you in the middle of everything the Black Hills has to offer. Whatever direction you go, there is bound to be an attraction. Mt. Rushmore, Harney PK, Deadwood, Hill City, and a breathtakingly beautiful lake down the rd. Eating breakfast on the beautiful deck watching the squirrels was amazing. The price of the rental is a steal and if we ever come this way again we will definitely be staying here!!
Great time in South Dakota
The cabin was in a quiet out-of-the-way location, but still centrally located for the Black Hills area. We were a little concerned about the drive-way based on other commnets. However, we found the drive up to the cabin very manageable (drive-way is short, but steep). It was nice to have a garage. We enjoyed the deck in the early mornings and evenings. This is a nice cabin for families. We would use this cabin again if we were to revisit the Black Hills area.
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 are 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
* 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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
A rental agreement will be included with response to your inquiry. This must be signed and returned by e-mail, fax or mail.
This home rents below market value of comparable properties.
Deposits & Payments:
Receipt of a 50% Deposit (50% of rental rate) reserves your dates
Final payment due before access is granted.
A $250 Security Deposit is due with the final payment.
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.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Clothes Dryer
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Stove ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Mountain View
- live theater
- winery tours
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 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.