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Beautiful Cabin near Deadwood and Sturgis

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Benchmark Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6-10

Come stay at this gorgeous 3 bedroom cabin in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Relax on the deck and take in the stunning view of the meadow and Boxelder Creek. It is located near the Sturgis motorcycle rally and historic Deadwood, where you can partake in fine dining or perhaps a little gambling. It is also located within 25 miles of a wide variety of activities, from summer aquatic recreation at Pactola Reservoir to winter activities throughout the Hills.

Enjoy the many miles of ATV and snowmobile trails that the Black Hills have to offer. Store your snowmobiles, ATV's or other toys in the attached garage. Also enjoy the vast amount of public hunting and fishing opportunities that the Black Hills National Forest provides.

The cabin has all the conveniences of home including a full kitchen, fireplace, 6 person hot tub and BBQ grill. For sleeping accommodations there is 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 queen sofa sleeper and 1 full sofa sleeper

A/C just installed,

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ray Tobin
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Third time is a charm Tobin Family! The consideration you put into running this rental property is impressive. We are in love. When are you ready to sell it Ray? We will be back soon. Thanks so much. All the best!
May 2010
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Beautiful Cabin near Deadwood and Sturgis
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

You won't want to go home.

  • 5 of 5

When we all arrived at the cabin we started to comment about the beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Everything was spotless and well stocked. Easy access to any place you wanted to go. We came out with our ATV's. Driveway was a little tricky with the trailer but nice to have access to the garage for storage. The Hot tub was our best friend at night after a long day of wheeling. Had some trouble but called Ray and he was right on it. We were back in by night fall. Sat on the deck in the evening and could watch the fawns play in the meadow below us. Not a bad view to be had from any angle in the cabin. We had 6 adults and the size was perfect. Ate most of our meals at the cabin. Grill was used daily, right off the kitchen. Only complaint(if you call it that) is there was not a TV on the first floor to catch weather or news. Other than that WE would recommend this to any kind of vacationer. THANKS Ray for making our trip a very memorable one. Your home is very beautiful and warming. Would love to see it in the winter.

Our best ,

The Minnesotan's

Jeff, Diania, Paula, Emery, Rob, and Berdelle

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best vacation we have ever had! There were seven of us and there was plenty of room for all. The owner was available when I had questions, and the amenities were as advertised. Very clean, which is extremely important to me. We came to ride atv's, and the trails did not disappoint. We. Are definitely hoping to come. Back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cabin for a 3 day weekend with my wife and mother. Cabin was beautiful and well maintained. It was a great place to come back to at the end of the day and relax after a full day of seeing the various sights in the area. This was my wife's first time to the Black Hills and she loved it and staying here made it that much better. Seeing the deer in the morning and at night was awesome as well. Cabin is in a good location for traveling to the various sights around the area. We had a great time and would definitely plan to come back again some day.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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jordan MN

Will be back

  • 5 of 5

As everyone has said. this cabin has it all and is as described. We had 3 couples for an ATV trip and this was the perfect location to stay. Able to ride from the cabin and hit the trails. The 3 levels gave each couple their personal space if needed. Had one half day of rain and took the trucks on a nice little tour up Nemo road to Lead and Deadwood. Then over to Sturgis and back down Vanocker canyon road. This is just a great location to be able to start from and see the Black Hills area. Add to that a cabin that has it all and great views and you end up with great memories for life!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: H Kurt, Thanks for nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you staying with us again. Ray
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Perfect location and accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cabin on Benchmark. We had 12 people (6 kids) - my brother's family of 6, my parents and my family. The view from the front deck and swing was absolutely breathtaking and we especially enjoyed watching the deer in the meadow. It was close to great hiking trails, creeks and ATV trails. We were also within close proximity (within 30 minutes) of area hiking trails such as Dalton Lake/Little Elk Creek, Nemo Guest Ranch and Wonderland Cave.

The cabin itself is very clean, very well maintained and comfortable. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all updated and well decorated.

We were all just really impressed as it was a perfect fit for all of us and made our family gathering that much better!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We try to make your stay memorable. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you coming again. Ray
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We had a wonderful time!!

  • 5 of 5

We reserved this cabin for a family celebration recently. Our son was less than a week back home from a year's deployment to Afghanistan. There were seven of us in total & this cabin supplied ample space & became our home for 5 days.

The cabin matches the description & pictures precisely with everything you'd need for your time there. Everything was in tip-top shape from the hot tub to the dishwasher. The information that we received from Ray prior to our arrival was thorough & detailed so there was no guess work involved & nothing unexpected. The cleanliness was top-notch plus the 6 inches of snow that fell while we were there was cleared early that morning from the driveway. Every detail was taken care of with no extra effort on our part!

Over the years we have stayed in several cabins in the Black Hills.....this is one of the BEST!! The location is central to whatever direction you choose to go. We had easy access to the snowmobiling in Spearfish Canyon; skiing at Terry Peak; casinos in Deadwood; sight-seeing at Mount Rushmore; and shopping, movies & restaurants in Rapid City.

If you're looking for some care-free time in the Black Hills look no further. This is a cabin that will provide you the base for a memorable & enjoyable vacation!

HIGHLY recommended!! :-D


  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cabin is located within 25 miles of Sturgis and the annual motorcycle rally and within 20 miles of skiing and other winter recreation at Terry Peak near Lead and historic Deadwood.

Other Activities: snowmobiling, ATV riding, Sturgis motorcycle rally


Rates & Availability

Benchmark Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jul 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Rally
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are based on a 6 person occupancy, $20 per person for additional guests.
Cancellations and Refunds

50% down to confirm reservation. If you cancel it is non-refundable, unless we are able to rebook the dates of your stay.

50% of stay upon booking. $500 fully refundable cleaning and damage deposit that will be refunded within 7 days if no damage or excessive cleaning are needed.

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Benchmark Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs living room has queen sofa sleeper
    other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs living room has full sofa sleeper
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A/C just installed

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