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Unique mountain top home on beautiful Edelweiss mountain

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Queen sofa sleeper, sleeps 6

Escape into nature and the peace and quiet of the forest in this cozy cabin nestled within the pines . Enjoy the trees, rock outcroppings , and views from the 1000 sq ft of decking. This unique tri level cabin is within minutes of Pactola Lake where you can enjoy boating, fishing, and beaches. Edelweiss Mountain is centrally located . To the South you will find Hill City, Mt Rushmore and Keystone all with in 30 miles . Just a little further is Crazy Horse Memorial & Custer State Park.

Historic Deadwood and Lead are located north 35 miles, where you can enjoy Las Vegas style gambling and the Old West. The town of Sturgis, famous for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just 50 miles away. Rapid City is a short 25 miles or 40 mins . You can't lose on our views, we are located at 5800 ft elevation .

Care of your rental cabin: This cabin is owned by residents of South Dakota who love the Black Hills. We expect that anyone renting our cabin will treat it with care as well as respect the furnishings in the home. We are very respectful members of the Edelweiss Mountain homeowners association. We only want renters who will also hold high regard for the beauty and serenity of our hidden little community.

Black Hills Vacation: We invite you to spend your next vacation at our cabin. Whether it's for a week or a few days . Our cabin offers some of the most breathtaking scenery and relaxing atmosphere found anywhere.

Edelweiss Mountain is a gated community assuring you of privacy . Licensed by the South Dakota Department of Health.

Cancellation Policy: A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except if deposits were made via credit card. All credit card cancellations are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay , that are made within 60 days of the arrival date , forfeit the full advance payment less the $200 damage deposit.

More Details

Belinde Cordell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Jim and Belinde,

Richard and I just returned from our trip to South Dakota and wanted to send you a quick note. Our stay in your cabin was delightful. It was clean and fully equipped. Thank you! We have stayed in many over the years and have experienced many disappointments, but not with yours. We loved it!

We enjoyed touring South Dakota and may make another trip with our son out there in a couple of years. Hopefully, your cabin will be available!

Thank you again,

Richard and Louise
May 2015
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Rapid City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , located on lowest level
  • Each bathroom has a hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd level
  • Each bedroom has it's own deck. The lowest level has a queen sleeper , a TV & game console, a very large deck and is ONLY ACCESSIBLE FROM AN OUTSIDE ENTRANCE . Great for teenagers . Master Bedroom has a TV.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A spiral staircase connects the top level to the middle level.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Unique mountain top home on beautiful Edelweiss mountain
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful mountain home in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had an excellent vacation in the Black Hills. The property is close enough to all the major attractions (about 45 minutes from Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Rapid City, etc.) so access is not a problem yet isolated enough that you get to enjoy peace and quiet.

The home has all the amenities you need and is well maintained. We were out and about most days, but it was nice to have a comfortable home to return to when we were done with the day's activities. Views from the deck were amazing.

Full kitchen, washer/dryer, etc. made it easy to handle basic functions like laundry and allowed us to save some money by having breakfast and an occasional dinner at the property.

I would recommend this property to anyone that wants a fully functional home while staying in the Black Hills.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Cordell's. The cabin was such a great sanctuary for our family during our vacation. There were so many little touches that made the cabin feel like home and the location was exactly what we were looking for. We live in the Chicago suburbs and wanted to "get away from it all" for a while. This property is tucked away up in the trees and was so peaceful!

Our kids loved the games provided and the layout was perfect, allowing us to have some moments away from the kids after long drives. My oldest daughter loved her "apartment" on the bottom floor.

This trip was a 40th birthday present to my wife. She has informed me that we WILL be returning to both the Black Hills and this cabin. Music to my ears, because I would have been awfully sad if I had to say goodbye forever to this charming little retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation while staying in a wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with my family on our vacation. The home was clean, comfortable, and inviting. Working with the owners was great. They were very organized in their directions, agreement, and communication.

Thank you again for a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five loved this cabin so much. It was nice to have this retreat to come home to every evening after a busy day exploring the Black Hills. The cabin was clean, comfortable and well-maintained, and the Cordells stocked it with everything we needed to feel at home. We were all very sad to leave and look forward to returning some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay here was the first time we have ever done a vacation rental like this! It far exceeded our expectations. We had excellent communications with the owners and they provided us with great list of area attractions and businesses and travel time to everything. It does take about 15 minutes to get to the cabin from the main road, but it was a nice drive. Half of it is gravel, with some tight switchbacks, so be aware of that. The cabin was fully stocked and very comfortable and accommodated 2 adults and 2 children nicely. Great selection of books, games, and toys for the kids. We spent our days sightseeing and it was so nice to come back to peace and quiet! It was in the 90's when we were there, so we really enjoyed the Sheridan Recreation Area...great beach and rental area. We would definitely reccommend this place!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful and convenient vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

Our family LOVED this cabin on top of the mountain! It was missing nothing we needed and it was very comfortable. Our one complaint is that it was not cool enough for us. It was unusually hot for several days and the small window unit froze up, causing it to be too warm for us at night. If that had not happened, we would have never wanted to leave. The views from the decks are beautiful and it is very peaceful here. We did not have any trouble getting up and down the mountain, although I do recommend going slow! I loved that we had access to a full washer and dryer. I had brought my own detergent, but it was available there and there even dryer sheets. There were lots of extra towels, pillows, anything we could think of that we might need. I highly recommend this for a family!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Harney Peak
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Badlands National Park
Pactola Reservoir
Custer State Park
Crazy Horse Memorial
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 385
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

This cabin is centrally located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We are just a couple of miles from Pactola Lake which highlights beaches, fishing and boat rentals. Other attractions include horse back riding, chuck wagon suppers, the Needles Highway, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, The Cosmos, and Bear Country USA to name just a few. Don't miss the 1880 Train which departs from Hill City and takes a 2 hour trip to Keystone for a trip back in time. A visit to Wild Bill Hickock's grave in Deadwood, SD is a must which also features slot machines and Las Vegas style gambling at the card tables!


Rates & Availability

Rapid City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Damage deposit refunded 7 days after departure . Extra guest over the max of 4 adults ,$20.00 per night per adult up to 6 total adults. We accept personal checks,cashier checks or major credit cards.Book directly through me and save on booking fees !!

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