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At The Edge Of Solitude Where Stars Are Bright And The Air Is Fresh

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Featured on the Travel Channel's Amazing Vacation Homes!

Fortunately, some of the most beautiful places on earth can be experienced without the cost and responsibility of actually owning them. Red Canyon Ranch in the Black Hills is no exception. Situated high atop the Black Hills historic red-clay canyon, the location of the original route into the Hills for both Native Americans and the white settlers that followed, Red Canyon Ranch is a monument to the cowboy lifestyle, with elements of luxury and style that most cowboys have probably never seen. The cabin is a lodge-pole pine dwelling, in the tradition of an aged lodge. It offers full views of Red Canyon

from three sides, rustic floors and cabinetry with state-of-the-art appliances, natural dry-stack, slate fireplace in the living room, and master bedroom, sleeping accommodations for 6 people. An outdoor hot tub that nearly floats above the canyon’s edge makes night bathing under the stars a life-time memory.

There Are No Better Black Hills Views: On a clear day, Red Canyon offers extraordinary views to its east, where sheer red walls and jutting peaks accentuate the awesome powers that went into its creation, as well as the intricacies of its meandering path. To the west, the dense clustering of centuries-old Ponderosa pine easily explains how the area came to be known as the “Black”Hills, while a further gaze acknowledges, through beautiful open prairie, that Red Canyon does indeed have an end, and that Wyoming lies beyond.

You'll Love Our Neighbors: Red Canyon is home to the most diverse wildlife population in all of the Black Hills. Elk, Antelope, Mule Deer, Eagles, Mountain Lions and Turkeys are common sightings whose perpetuation helped with your participation in the rental of Red Canyon Ranch. It is because of this reputation for such varied and protected wildlife that the Red Canyon area was chosen to host the introduction of a starter herd of Rocky Mountain sheep.

These cliff-dwelling animals are expected to migrate to Red Canyon as soon as the sub-groups go off to establish their own herds, eventually becoming a welcome addition to ever day life on the Ranch.

Explore The Best Part Of The Black Hills: The southern Black Hills holds something for everyone and every taste.Nestled among the rolling hills are a multitude of quaint towns and cities, offering shopping, dining, and tourist attractions that could easily fill your day with smiles. The area also hosts some of the country’s most beautiful parks and well-known monuments, all within a short and scenic drive from each other.

At the Founder's Cabin, you'll have thousands of acres ti explore whether hiking or horseback riding across this historic property.

More Details

Property Manager
JWF
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About JWF

This property is owned by founders of BlackHillsTrailHead where you can learn about living in the only protected wilderness community locations in the Black Hills.

JWF purchased this cabin in 1995

Why JWF chose Black Hills

It is located on the rim of Red Canyon, South Dakota's most historic canyon with unparelleled views, privacy and diverse wildlife ranging from elk to pronghorn to mountain lions.

What makes this cabin unique

The only place in the Black Hills where you WILL NOT hear a motorcycle during the Sturgis Rally!

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pringle
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Hot Springs
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Pringle
Car: necessary

Golf: Choose from nearly three dozen golf courses throughout the Black Hills. Hot Springs, just 15-20 minutes away, offers one of the most dramatic driving tees in the U.S.. It was named the number one 9 hole by Golf Digest until recently when a second 9 changed the course to a full 18 holes. Other courses are located in Custer, Deadwood, Spearfish and multiple courses in and around Rapid City.

Ski: Terry Peak ski resort is located just outside of Deadwood South Dakota. It features a 1,200 foot vertical drop with both mid-mountain and base lodges. Multiple chair lifts and and tow lifts make for fast mountain access with short lift lines.

Amenities

Custer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY OR IN THE CABIN NO HUNTING
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fireplace, canyon view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft
  • Master and second bedroom are located on the main floor. Guest sleeping in loft, next to the media-viewing room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Children are required to be 14 years old or older due to the dangers associated with the cliff edge location. No injuries have occurred but we will not risk having even one!

Reviews

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At The Edge Of Solitude Where Stars Are Bright And The Air Is Fresh
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is isolated and peaceful. My husband and I enjoyed the cabin very much. Mr. Farmer called to make sure that we arrived and he was a phone call away whenever we needed assistance. The cabin is located off of 11 miles of dirt roads. Even so, the cabin is a great place with a great view and we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! We never get tired of hearing that our guests enjoyed the experience of historic Red Canyon!
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it! Beautifully decorated and the view is breathtaking. I could have just stayed there and never left. Worth the drive out there!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Amazing views and so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I'd give 10 stars if I could. Wow. Such a beautiful peaceful property and cabin. The views are amazing. Saw many mule deer along the drive and a bison herd one day (also watch for cattle on the winding road). There was a friendly jackrabbit hanging around the cabin and a lot of cute birds. Relaxing in the hot tub overlooking the canyon after hiking to Harney / Black Elk Peak was perfect.

We did mostly southern and central Black Hills sites while staying here and then stayed in the northern hills a couple nights for other sites and Devils Tower. Some of the things we did from this location include Wild Horse Sanctuary, Cascade Falls, Mammoth Site, Wind Cave, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park - Sylvan Lake, Sunday Gulch, Harney / Black Elk Peak, Needles Highway, Cathedral Spires, Mount Coolidge Lookout Tower, Wildlife Loop, and Iron Mountain Road which has 3 tunnels that frame Mount Rushmore. Also the Museum at the Black Hills Institute in Hill City and some breweries and wineries.

I wish we would have spent more time exploring near the cabin - definitely hope to stay here again. We brought groceries to cook most breakfasts and grilled steaks for dinner. I do recommend Black Hills Burger and Bun in Custer, too.

Jim was very nice and helpful - thank you for sharing this amazing place with others.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
4

Lovely, remote, relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

I did't give five stars only because for people with small kids or people looking for an easy starting point to explore the larger area this might not be the ideal place (although we did both).

That being said, the cabin is lovely and the views spectacular. There is interesting hiking right out the front door and the owner is more than helpful. If your idea of a perfect vacation is quiet solitude, beautiful vistas, and time to catch up on your neglected reading list, you couldn't find a better place.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, thanks for the nice review. Glad you had a good time. Did you take a hike on the high ridge? Regarding 4 stars, please re-consider. We do have a policy posted with HA and A-B&B stating that children must be 14 yrs or older. We make some exceptions depending on age and gender (young girls are more obediante than young boys). Plus, the location on the cliff edge is always understood by those who express interest. Your review excluded, we 100% 5-star reviews. Thanks!!
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Papillion
5

Amazing views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin enjoying the awesome views!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

If being off the beaten path is what you are looking for this is the place to be. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay here and hope to have another chance to do so.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 6.0%

Renters are liable for damage. A refundable $300 damage (2 people) is collected at the time of your rental payment. $400 for more than 2 people. Renters must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement prior to arrival. Location of cabin cannot be disclosed publicly. An additional charge of $35/DAY/PP is required for each person after two people. Children are $25/day/PP.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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