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'MOUNTAIN CREST' - ONE OF A KIND, SECLUDED, HAND-HEWN LOG CABIN, INCREDIBLE VIEW

Tom McCord

Advertiser since: 2009
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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'MOUNTAIN CREST' - ONE OF A KIND, SECLUDED, HAND-HEWN LOG CABIN, INCREDIBLE VIEW

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Deadwood Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Other (see description), 1 Bath (usually sleeps up 1-5)

'Mountain Crest', a beautifully hand-hewn, non-smoking, authentic log cabin. It occupies five acres on a mountain top, about six miles northwest of Deadwood, off county-maintained, Maitland road, the 'backdoor’ road to Spearfish, SD. The cabin offers a large parking area suitable for multiple vehicles. it is a great location to come together with friends, entertain visitors, conduct family reunions, etc.

Secluded, with dual access, well-maintained roads, this cabin works well to enjoy winter sports, delightful spring and summer activities, or to just 'escape' and 're-charge' one's self.

(Attention Snow Mobilers: Mountain Crest enjoys abundant snow fall. Given its relatively secluded location and being adjacent to national forest land and trails, it is ideally suited to have fun playing in the snow. Where else can one drive their snow mobile up to their front door?)

This unique log cabin can be a romantic getaway or a great location for enjoyable get togethers with friends or family. It is very clean and well maintained and offers guests complete privacy.

The cabin provides excellent support to its guests. While delightfully secluded, there will always be guest support available to assist and answer area questions.

Why the Owner Chose Deadwood... Since the Air Force assigned me to South Dakota in the late 80's, I have loved the Black Hills. The are always open and accessible (public land), safe (no bears), and the people here are so very friendly and welcoming. They appreciate visitors. The northern 'hills' are especially beautiful and have so much history and fun things to do. I very much enjoy my stays at Mountain Crest. I take great interest in making sure my visitors are able to enjoy and appreciate it as much as I do.

The special appeal of this cabin... I bought 'Mountain Crest' in 2005, a dream come true. The trees that grew on my mountain top are still there. They repose as a part of this handmade log cabin. Watching eagles soar, deer graze, chipmunks play, or turkeys strutting is something I always yearned to be able to do. You can too, by simply sitting on the veranda or looking out of the kitchen window. I love having the freedom to adventure out and not come across barbed wire limitations.

A Chance to See It On a Video: A recent guest with his family shot a You Tube video of their stay. If interested, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQlvJr6HZ38

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tom McCord (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Why Tom McCord chose Deadwood

Since the Air Force assigned me to South Dakota in the late 80's, I have loved the Black Hills. The are always open and accessible (public land), safe (no bears), and the people here are so very friendly and welcoming. They appreciate visitors. The northern 'hills' are especially beautiful and have so much history and fun things to do. I very much enjoy my stays at Mountain Crest. I take great interest in making sure my visitors are able to enjoy and appreciate it as much as I do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Debbie, Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Mountain Crest and that it was especially meaningful for you. In addition to its natural beauty and ambiance, I strive to provide guests a lasting, memorable experience. Maybe we 'hit the mark' during your stay. Unique to Mountain Crest, Bob & Lynn are more than cabin greeters or maintainers; they genuinely do set the tone for our visitors to enjoy a delightful experience in the hills.
Jun 2012
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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 37 reviews
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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291867
- (520) 360-2669 (Arizona, USA)
Deadwood Black Hills
5

A First Class Experience

  • 5 of 5
This was our second vacation to Mountaincrest, and we were incredibly impressed again. As commented on by another traveller, it is hard to believe that you could possibly have all of this spacious property, with its incredible beauty and breathtaking views,and peaceful surroundings, all to yourself. The cabin is a beauty in itself;a handhewn log cabin, with a wraparound deck,and a great BBQ for your use. Very clean, and incredibly well organized, including all of those thoughtful items that many families seem to forget to bring along. The shed outside, amazed me,and has a wealth of items you may need, from tools to bikes, to winter sleds, to an air compressor for tires. You can tell that a great deal of consideration on behalf of the owners and caretakers, have gone into making your vacation a positive experience. Enjoy the fabulous firepit; beautifully cut into the hillside,and lined with rock. Its so quiet, you can listen to your own heartbeat! Don't miss the early morning sunrises, and watch the deer and wild turkeys frolic in the meadow below the balcony. A photographers paradise,and a dream come true for stargazers. Hundreds of constellations can easily be seen in the clear night sky. My wife and I spent a little time each night, and each morning on the balcony enjoying what every vacation needs,quiet time together. MountainCrest lacks for nothing. Don't be overly concerned about the road up to the cabin, you'll be fine in the summer with almost any vehicle; in the winter, a 4X4 would be recommended. Tom, the cabins owner, and his caretakers, Bob & Lyn, and Chris & Sharon, are outstanding to deal with. Tom is most forthcoming with any concerns he has regarding the cabin, roads, or well system, and the caretaker's effort to ensure your vacation is admirable. Dealing with Tom and his caretakers will leave you feeling like you've been friends for many years. We have been renting cabins in various areas of Canada and the US, for almost 30 years now, and we can assure you, MountainCrest is a first class experience, and the only thing you will not enjoy.....is leaving.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time and effort in sharing your thoughts about your second visit to Mountain Crest. Do appreciate that you are a seasoned traveler with experience from staying in other cabins. An owner may think that they are being unbiased and are providing quality service and a good product, however, objective observation and feedback from someone not as close can be very helpful. Pleased to know that you enjoyed your repeat visit and felt at ease and comfortable. The serenity, solitude, and genuine uniqueness of this cabin really do make it special. Beyond that, you seemed to have achieved that relaxed, yet secure, ‘at home’ type feeling during your visit. That’s great! We are always striving to provide that to our guests.
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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291867
- (520) 360-2669 (Arizona, USA)
Deadwood Black Hills
2

Views amazing

  • 2 of 5
Views were amazing, sites in the area amazing, went to Rushmore, Crazyhorse, Custer Nat'l Park, Badlands, rode our bikes on needles highway and spearfish canyon. Sturgis, Deadwood and Custer City cool places too visit and dine at. Road bikes too Devils tower in Wyoming, amazing site that looks surreal. All of the above was amazing, but we won't return, driveway difficult for motorcycles. Water had strong sulphur smell, unable too drink, water pressure very low, well never regenerated, cheap porch furniture, front porch steps need replaced , floorboards on balcony off of bedroom spring back up into your feet when you try and walk across.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary,
- I sincerely apologize that your visit did not turn out as well as you anticipated. From the outset, I felt that I informed you about everything I could to help you make a good decision, even providing/insisting that you read/sign an informative Rules and Registration form first. I explained how it may not be suitable for some riders, but others riders have stayed and enjoyed their visit, also explained the roads being hard packed rock & dirt or gravel, even sent specific road pictures. I answered multiple email questions and made suggestions to better enjoy your trip.
- As far as the need for me to call you and discuss your stay, you did not call me to let me know you were upset. The previous guest did, he was positive except with your very early arrival. - About the my Sturgis rates, I explained these. Mine are about 20% lower than those cabins comparably sized + view + unique architecture + mountain top location.
- The cabin is an authentic, rustic mountain top log cabin, never designed as a luxury accommodation. It has many nuances a traditional home or up-scale, non hand-hewn, non handmade log cabin won’t have, like well water drawn through many strata occasionally with an iron scent. But, it is double filtered, processed through a water softener, and routinely tested. This cabin will always be unique, quirky. Appreciate you pointing out those items that may need attention. Will look into them. -Thank you for sharing your concerns and disappointments. I really do wish that your visit had gone better.
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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291867
- (520) 360-2669 (Arizona, USA)
Deadwood Black Hills
Charles City, Iowa
5

Heaven on a hill

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 5 nights; family of 2 adults and 12 and 14 year old boys. This place is perfect. The scenery and views are breathtaking, and the well stocked cabin made it so easy. We were in driving distance to almost everything. Mountain Crest cabin is beautiful and it felt like a home. I enjoyed sitting on the deck drinking morning coffee and listening to complete silence, except for the beautiful chirping of the birds. This place is for wildlife lovers; deer, chipmunks, squirrels, birds, and jackrabbits! Thank you Tom for sharing your true piece of heaven with our family and providing us with memories that will last a lifetime! The pictures you find on line do not do it justice, and we were very sad to leave. I know we will be returning though! We had no problem with our Impala getting up the mountain road, although I am not sure we would attempt it on a motorcycle or in the winter time without a 4 x 4.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Amber, thanks for sharing your Mountain Crest experience. Seems that you and I think alike, time spent at this cabin and ‘on the mountain’ somehow feels special. Very happy to know that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful experience and built up some great memories. Would love to have you all come back and of course would extend to you that repeat guest discount.
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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291867
- (520) 360-2669 (Arizona, USA)
Deadwood Black Hills
5

Beautiful Setting!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful setting to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We so enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness--and the time to be completely alone together. We were indeed in God's country on a very special day in our lives. We so appreciated being able to just "check ourselves in" with no rushing to meet someone. Beautiful, peaceful mornings with fantastic views. The hiking and being surrounded by such beauty was awesome! From the moment Tom was contacted and we spoke, we knew this was the place to go!! We will be back!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Julie, pleased to know that you found Mountain Crest a pleasant escape for such a special occasion. Thank you for selecting my cabin and thank your for letting me know about your experience. It sounds like our new settling in process worked well for you two. We are always trying to make our guest stays as stress free and fun as we can. Would love to welcome you back and extend to you that repeat guest discount.
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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291867
- (520) 360-2669 (Arizona, USA)
Deadwood Black Hills
5

Mountain Crest - Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful and peaceful setting! My wife, three kids (ages 17, 13, & 6) and I had absolutely wonderful time (and that is probably underestimating it!) here. We were able to go to Mt Rushmore, Devil's Tower, and Deadwood to see all the history and enjoy the outstanding scenery.

Tom, I wanted to thank you for your great hospitality and giving us the opportunity to create these memories that we'll cherish forever! We're definitely considering to be repeat customers. I'm definitely a mountain boy by heart, and it was great getting away from everything. Thank you so much once again!

Derek - Offutt AFB, NE
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Derek, You are most welcome. Pleased to know that you and the family enjoyed your stay and that it worked out well for you to tour some of the fun, local sites from the cabin. Appreciate your thoughtful words on your experience. Mountain Crest is a unique property, sounds like it fit you guys well.

As an Air Force member, thank you for your service to our country. Would love to welcome you back for a future stay. Of course you would be eligible for a repeat guest discount in addition to your reduced military rate.
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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p291867
- (520) 360-2669 (Arizona, USA)
Deadwood Black Hills
Tomball, TX
5

Fantastic Thanksgiving Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Heavenly cabin with spectacular view off the city of Spearfish and Deadwood. Our boys enjoyed it so much. Wish we didn't have to leave. Tom is great to work with and very trustworthy which is difficult to find these days. Sharon and Chris were very hospitable and made us feel very welcomed. They showed us around and made recommendations on places to visit. We are so glad we decided to to stay at Mountain Crest and would highly recommend it. Thanks again, Tom, Sharon and Chris!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hey Dayren, Pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving on the mountain. Like you, I always feel a twinge of frustration when it is time to depart and return to reality. (smile) Maybe that is part of Mountain Crest’s special appeal. Thank you for your thoughtful and complimentary words. I will be sure and share these with Sharon and Chris. We always strive to be supportive of our guests and to let them know they are appreciated and welcome.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Deadwood, SD
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Spearfsh, SD
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Interstate 90 (I90)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Central City; Deadwood
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: necessary

Nearby, one can hike, fish, bike, explore, 4WD/off road, snow shoe, cross country or down hill ski, or snow mobile. It is only a short drive to ski at Terry Peak or Deer Mountain or to hike/bike the Mickelson Trail. It is adjacent to forest service/public land, trails, and nearby rustic, Carbonate Road (back way to Terry Peak skiing).

Mountain Crest is located close to the fun, historic, and exciting communities of Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, and Sturgis in the 'northern hills' (most beautiful area of 'The Hills').

These communities also offer the traditional services one might expect, including parks, recreation centers, libraries, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

One can easily drive to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, scenic Spearfish Canyon, or other hills destinations. A recent guest and his family have the cabin featured on the tube website as Mountain Crest.mp4.

Other Activities: Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing

Ski: Mountain Crest is a great location from which to enjoy snow mobiling or riding one's ATV. The area is relatively secluded, borders forest service land, and there is very little traffic on nearby roads and trails. One can actually drive their snow mobile up to the cabin's veranda and steps.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Deadwood Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Witner Rates (1)
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Winter Rates (2)
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Christmas/New Years Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Winter Rates (3)
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Martin Luther King
Jan 17 2015 - Jan 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Winter Rate (4)
Jan 20 2015 - Feb 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Presidents Day
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Winter Rate (5)
Feb 17 2015 - Mar 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Days of 76
Jul 21 2015 - Jul 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Rally 1
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
Rally 2
Aug 6 2015 - Aug 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
$365
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Refundable dep per pet $50
Housekeeping $100
Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes - Any isolated, single, 'open' dates available may be rented. Please inquire.
- Double weekend premium - Many guests prefer a stay that includes a
Fri and Sat/Sun or a Sat and Sun. Stays beginning on a Sat or Sun and
ending on the following Sat or Sun limit other guest’s travel opportunities.
There is usually a $75 double weekend premium charge for such stays.
- Winter Special - 10% discount off of the already reduced winter rate for a stay of 5 or more nights. Can be added to a 'repeat guest' discount. (Does not apply during Christmas/New Year Holiday period.)
- Prices do not include cleaning & pet fees or pet deposit
- Longer stays & rates may be negotiable and eligible for a discount
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Amenities

Amenities

Deadwood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Here, there is also a full sized washer & dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , In addition to the queen bed, there is a double bed fouton
    Other options - The cabin also has a queen size blow up bed and a couch.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Comfortable, friendly, and easy to use, one can enjoy: a fully furnished kitchen with native wood handcrafted cabinetry, full sized washer and dryer, expansive, rocked, Forest Service approved fire pit and outdoor dining area, a covered veranda wrapping around three sides or the view from the balcony off the master bedroom. There is plenty of wild life to see, including deer, turkeys, chipmunks, and eagles. VISA and Master Card credit cards may now be used.

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