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Spacious home located in the forest- near Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, ATVs

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 14)

What is it they say? LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

* 10 minutes to SKIING at Terry Peak

* SNOWMOBILING right out our driveway - TRAIL 5 runs through our development

* HIKING & SNOW SHOEING out our back door on public land

* HORSEBACK RIDING / SLEIGH RIDES across the highway

* 15 MINUTES to downtown Historic Deadwood

* MINUTES TO Mikkelson Trail / ATV trailheads

* CURVY ROADS for motorcycling

* 10 minutes to SPEARFISH CANYON

* ONE HOUR from famous tourist sites - Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Hill City & Keystone

WiFi is not available in our neighborhood. Your hotspot or cellular data with AT&T or Verizon will work exceptionally (you can see their towers from our home).

We also do not have cable/satellite TV. We built our home for relaxing and making memories - TV just isn't part of that for our family.

Old No. 7 Place is easy to find. POWDER HOUSE PASS is centrally located in the Northern Hills just off US 14a. We have WIDE PAVED ROADS, perfect for trailers, snowmobiles and motorcycles. We are close to Lead for convenient grocery shopping, restaurants, liquor store & brewery, movie rentals, and gas stations. Our development gives you easy access to sightseeing and both summer and winter activities, but to us it is known as relaxation central.

So what can you expect when you arrive? As you wind up our private drive you will cast your eyes on our 5-bedroom home nestled among the pine and the aspen. Three levels of living in 4800 square feet give your family and friends plenty of together space - and plenty of escape routes. You get so much space for the money.

The MAIN LEVEL features a large laundry/mudroom to drop all of your 'stuff', powder room, master suite, great room spotlighting an inviting REAL WOOD BURNING fireplace, and our favorite... a large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room. We made it EXTRA SPACIOUS because everyone always wants to hang out in the kitchen. The tile floor is heated because I don’t like cold feet. Elderly or those who don't do stairs have all amenities on one level. Relax in the seclusion of our log home, taking in the serene wilderness as you hear the wind whistle through the trees or laze before the wall of windows taking pleasure in a crackling, wood fire.

The UPPER LEVEL has 2 more bedrooms with a shared bath and an extra powder room. There's a lot of flexibility in sleeping arrangements in case Mom & Dad need to be near little ones - one room is a full bed and the other has 2 XL twin beds that can convert into a king bed. The loft boasts a lot of space with a reading spot, a game table, and it extends into the TV room with more games and books. Fun, fun, fun is the name of the game up here.

The LOWER LEVEL is where all the movie watching happens. No need to disturb the rest of the house. You can hang out in the cave all vacation long if you'd like (although I don't recommend it). Not your typical cold basement, the entire lower level boasts heated floors in the cold months. There are 2 more bedrooms and a larger shared bath. You will love the cabin's best kept SECRET: hidden down here is a bunk room - with 2 built-in bunk beds holding 2 twin beds each, and a double bed connected to them. What a great HIDEOUT for the kids on your trip, or maybe a retreat for the single people in your group... The bedroom across the hall has a queen bed. With 8 people sleeping down here, the bathroom has a large vanity with 2 sinks and plenty of towels, and places to hang them :).

Our spacious deck, spanning the full length of our home, is perfect for hosting your summer outdoor lunches and parties, while overlooking the vast outdoor scenery in which our home is located. And ohhh, the STARS, you've never seen so many stars at night. It doesn't get any better while soaking in our 5-6 person hot tub.

Your getaway is everything you make of it. I hope your dates are available on our calendar. It would be a shame to miss out on all we have to offer. Call anytime between 7:30am and 10:30 pm Central time.

Keywords: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, log cabin, vacation home, snowmobiling, ATV, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, motorcycling, forest, vacation rental, Deadwood, Terry Peak, Spearfish Canyon, paved roads, hot tub, private

More Details

Jennifer Erickson, owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Jennifer Erickson, owner

We are Jason & Jennifer and we have 3 children and 2 dogs. We've lived in South Dakota all of our lives and grew to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Black Hills. The kids don't remember us NOT coming here. We started out coming as a get-away, just the two of us. Since 2004, we've been bringing our friends along. We'd find a house with 4 or more bedrooms and bring 2 or 3 other families, with all their kids, along with us. The grown-ups got bedrooms with beds, the kids got what was left over. Those were some of the BEST vacations we've taken. This house was 3 years in the planning stages, and it took over a year to build it. In the design process, I kept trying to make the house smaller, but this is where we will someday live.... FOREVER. Today: we have kids who want to bring friends along with us for the weekends. We also have lots of families that we've shared the Black Hills with, and why shouldn't they come and stay with us, in our home? Down the road( who am I kidding, Zach already has) the kids will be asking for the keys to the log home (oh no) and they'll be sharing the Black Hills with friends that they've met along the way. And eventually: we will live here, just the 2 of us. I envision the kids and their spouses staying in the rooms they grew up in, and the bunk room being FULL of GRANDKIDS! This home was a vision for us. I hope you enjoy sharing it with us.

Jennifer Erickson, owner purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Jennifer Erickson, owner chose Black Hills

Western South Dakota is so very different from Eastern South Dakota. There's no humidity, there aren't many bugs, there's not much wind, things are a little more laid back, and there's such a wide variety of things to do. In the spring months, we have literally skied one day at Terry Peak and golfed the next in Rapid City, less than an hour away. And Fall in Spearfish Canyon, it just takes your breath away. Motorcycling is what brought us here. It's the best 2-wheeled riding in the state. Jason says the Hills are like a mini Denver climate. But what kept us coming back, is that no matter which home we rented, we were AWAY FROM IT ALL. There's no place that relaxes us more than being in the Hills, and no other place we miss more when we leave.

What makes this cabin unique

Convenience of being near a town while staying in a secluded forest with views.

Easy Access on Paved Roads off Major Highway

HUGE Stocked Kitchen

All Guests Can Eat Meals Together

Multiple Living Areas

Log Bunk Room

Trailer Turnaround Room

Snowmobile Trail Access

Mikkelson Trail Access


Lead Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All trash must be bagged Garbage man WILL NOT reach to bottom to remove loose trash. We have to dig it out by hand :(
  • Hot tub water maintained with pre-packaged chemicals If water is not in the same condition as found you will be charged for changing the water.
  • Fluid spills by motorcycles / ATVs must be cleaned up Housecleaning takes care of the inside of our home. $250 charge for not cleaning spills/leaks.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , Large soaker tub without jets in master
    Upper level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by bedrooms 2 & 3
    Upper level 1/2 bath - toilet , Shared by bedrooms 2 & 3 and loft area
    Lower level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity, shared by bedrooms 4 & 5
    Main 1/2 bath - toilet , for the main living area
  • 3 full baths and 2 half baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , TWIN XL beds convert to a King bed for a couple
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , View of the forest
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , View of the forest
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 4 bunk bed , Built in bunks and beds for loads of fun!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with fireplace and Sleep Number bed
  • Baby Crib (1) GRACO Pack N Play
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There's nothing like soaking in a pedestal tub by candle light and then sinking into your cozy bed by the light of a wood-burning fireplace... all in your master suite. You can even enjoy the flickering flame from the tub! ***** Perfect play space for those rainy days? The TV Room off the loft to play games, watch DVDs, or hang out and get away from the 'grown-ups' is it. ***** Bose Speaker Dock for your iPod fills the house with the sounds of YOUR music.


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Spacious home located in the forest- near Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, ATVs
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Enjoyed your beautiful home! We have recommended it to several friends. We are already planning a return trip next year

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rod! Can't wait to have your family back!
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Wonderful retreat for annual family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely thrilled with this home! The owners have done a wonderful job providing all the amenities[coffee-grinder!] and then some. It was nice for our families, with two infants, to be able to spread out among the three levels. Loved the bunk room for the grandchildren! The master-suite is so comfortable and relaxing, and it felt like a spa experience soaking in the tub after biking the trails. Also, the abundant wildlife[deer, turkeys, chipmunks, all kinds of birds] provided a nice nature show for all. If you are looking for solitude, this is THE place to kick back and relax to the max! We will be back. The Drealans

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heidi! Would love to have you all back again!
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love as soon as we arrived. Beautiful house, perfect location, loved the peace and quiet. Plenty of parking for trucks and trailers. Enjoyed seeing the deer, squirrels, chipmunks & turkeys. If we ever get back this way we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Long trip, but we'd love to have you again!
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Beautiful location and lots of family fun

  • 5 of 5

Had coffee with the deer every morning. The location was quiet. We had lots of room in the cabin to not feel like you were tripping over everybody.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this beautiful Black Hills home for your family vacation! The owners have thought of everything---from the layout of the bedrooms, stocking of the kitchen, family puzzles & games to maps of "things to do." Hated to leave & We would happily stay here again. Note: 1 of the reasons we picked this house was because of easy accessibility for an 82-year-old family member. Worked out exceptionally well with wide hallways, main floor bed/bath and only a few steps into the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for mentioning the main floor Marci. We are not 100% handicap accessible, but we built our home so that if something were to happen to one of us (or we just get old) we can live on the main floor by only building 2 ramps to get into the house.
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Awesome Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time Great place for a family get to gather

we would definitely stay again great location Gary from Nebraska

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd love to have you again.
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Terry Peak
"The Black Hills premier ski area"
Cheyenne Crossing
"the entrance to Scenic Spearfish Canyon"
Recreational Springs Resort
"ATV / snowmobile rentals - direct access to trails - Trail 5 comes right to our development"
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
"more than just the faces - avenue of flags & great hiking trails"
Mc Nenny Fish Hatchery
"Doesn't sound like much, but it's free, entertaining, & kids love it"
Lewie's Burgers & Brews
Crazy Horse Memorial
Mystic Miner Ski Resort
"skiing and tubing across the highway and up the hill - Andy's Trail Rides in the summer months"
Mt Moriah Cemetery
"Take Ikalike Ike's bus tour to get here! They are the best (outside of Saloon No. 10)"
Lead Country Club
"Nice little course. Don't let Hole No. 1 scare you away.... you tee off into a valley of pi..."
Homestake Chop House -- CLOSED
"Quiet place, but the food & the ambiance are #1."
Prairie Berry Winery
"Lots of growth - fun place if you haven't tried SD wines."
"Lynn's DakotaMart, Alco Discount Store, Roundhouse Liquor, gas stations & movie store."
Walmart Supercenter
"Everything a WalMart Superstore can be."
Hill City
"Great shops, 1880 Train, bicycle rentals for the Mikkelson Trail"
Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lead County Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Hwy 85
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sled Haus
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Point of Interest
Terry Peak Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Mystic Miner Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Andy's Trail Rides
Nearest Point of Interest
Recreational Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
DakotaMart / ALCO
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowmobile Tails
Nearest Point of Interest
Cheyenne Crossing
Nearest Point of Interest
Snowshoe @ SD Trails Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lewie's (burgers & beer)
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt. Rushmore
Nearest Point of Interest
Keystone SD
Nearest Point of Interest
Crazy Horse Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
Prairie Berry Winery (Hill City)
Car: necessary

Motorcycling in the Black Hills is such a treasure. Explore twisting, winding roads.


FREE snow-shoes & poles available on Nevada Gulch Road, 3 miles away, at the SD Trails Office.


Rates & Availability

Lead Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Special
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Rate
Dec 13 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 11 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter weekend
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Special
Apr 3 2018 - May 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day weekened
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Rally week
Jul 29 2018 - Aug 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Aug 5 2018 - Aug 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
President's Day weekend
Feb 13 2019 - Feb 18 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / Hot Tub Fee $190 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Damage deposit is due when accepting Rules & Regulations and must be mailed and made in the form of a personal check or money order. All payments to Old No. 7 Place must be received in US Dollars and are due in 3 business days.

Credit card payments are subject to a 2.9% taxable convenience fee (No fee for personal check or HomeAway eCheck)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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