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Black Hills Great Central Location Away from the Crowds

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Dean and Patricia Farr
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Dean and Patricia Farr

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.

Dean and Patricia Farr purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Dean and Patricia Farr chose Black Hills

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

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!

Merry Christmas,
Aug 2014
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Rapid City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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 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
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)


Black Hills Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Dean and Pat left great recommendations for hikes and restaurants. The location is ideal. Close to everything we wanted to do. Be sure to catch a sunset from the top of Mount Edelweiss. This house exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sabetha, KS

Cozy , roomy, mountain home where you can conveniently enjoy the activities and beauty of the area.

  • 5 of 5

Dean and Pat,

Thank you for making this property available for rent. This was our first experience with VRBO and we were very pleased overall. The location made it convenient to see all the Black Hills sights and come back to the comforts of home. We shared our vacation with friends from another state and it was like sitting around our own dinner table, visiting and sharing home cooked meals. The driveway was a little bit of a challenge, but no problem once we learned how to shift down and get a run at it. We felt at home the minute we walked in. Prior to our arrival you promptly answers our questions. Your instructions and descriptions were complete and very helpful. We had great food at The Purple Pie in Custer and The Sugar Shack makes a delicous burger. We rented a pontoon boat at Pactola Reservoir for a day of fishing. Great people there. We would recommend this property to others. House was well furnished and maintained. Thanks for a great experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin was as stated, very nice surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Very pleased with communication with owner, house was perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An ideal rental for our Razor riding vacation in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to have kind and positive reviews. We really try to provide a positive experience for our guests. It's great to hear that our efforts have paid off. We of course have been on the "guest side" of vacation stays when we travel and know how we rely on guest reviews to make decisions of whether to book or not. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We have been so fortunate to have wonderful & caring people stay in our vacation home.
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. Just want to clarify however that these guests must not have seen the additional leaf for the dining table. There are also extra dining chairs and as well folding chairs to accommodate more people if needed. In addition there is another table with 4 chairs on the lower level. Of course the deck is right outside the dining area door with a picnic table that seats 8. These were great guests before, during and after the stay.
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Sturgis Rally
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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
Normally guests book directly on line and payments are made through HomeAway payment service. The security deposit is held by and refunded by HomeAway. The booking fee is paid to HomeAway and not to the property owner.
Deposits & Payments:
Receipt of a 50% Deposit (50% of rental rate) reserves your dates. The rental agreement must be returned to have the dates confirmed.
Final payment is due before access is granted. Payment reminder is provided by HomeAway 2 weeks before arrival date. When payment is received you will receive confirmation of your dates and instructions for access to the cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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