Wonderful vacation house
Our family of four (mom, dad, two older teens) stayed a week in this beautiful home. Our experience was wonderful. The house is comfortable, roomy, and extremely private, with great views from both long decks that run along two full sides of the cabin. It was also spotlessly clean (even the garage floor).
The access road is gravel with no outlet at the far end, which keeps traffic down to only those living that way. The road is fairly well maintained but has some potholes so keep your speed down. Our minivan handled the road just fine.
Days were warm and evenings cool (we were there in July, but at nearly 6000 feet we didn't wish for air conditioning at all). We got a mountain thunderstorm with hail rattling off the deck roof, and nights of clear skies full of stars (though the lights of Rapid City are noticable to the northeast). Everything in the Black Hills is nearby. Custer State Park is just a few minutes away and we visited it nearly every day (very cool place). Even our trip to Devil's Tower in Wyoming took only a day (2.5-3 hours each way) and was well worth the drive.
We saw deer in the yard every morning and evening, and a whole variety of smaller critters too. Uphill from us (right out the kitchen and bedroom windows) there was a high pasture with two horses grazing.
The basement floor can be cold (it's smooth concrete) but the little heater in the generously-sized downstair's bathroom is more than adequate for warming the room for showers. The master bedroom is comfortable, with it's own bathroom (with roomy, step-in shower) and private door to the deck. The kitchen is well-supplied and very modern. The beds had good quality pillowtop mattresses. We were even given access to use the attached garage, which is a first for a house rental for us.
All in all, we would highly recommend this vacation house to anyone. it's everything it's advertised to be, and more. If anything, the pictures on this website fail to give a true idea of how nice it really is. The owners are good to work with and were prompt to return our deposit.
This rental is very much a winner and we say that from experience. We've been renting vacation homes for many years now, in North Carolina, upper and lower Michigan, Colorado, Indiana and elsewhere, and this is one of the best we've had. Thanks to our hosts for a wonderful stay.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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