|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
Located in the historic and beautiful Stratobowl. Sleeps 4 adults, plus children. This home was built into the landscape of a rugged canyon. The location is very isolated, yet convenient to Rapid City and attractions. Large windows provide incredible wilderness view up Spring Creek. Surrounded by hiking and Forest Service land. A bighorn sheep area borders the property. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a sleeping loft with a queen size bed. A second bedroom has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have private decks overlooking the creek. There is a well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable living room and a dining area. There is an entertainment center with a video library and local television channels (eight). There is a wraparound deck with seating and relaxing areas. The master bath has both a shower and a claw foot tub. The home is a one-of-a-kind, in a very unique and beautiful setting. It is about 20 minutes to Rapid City and 20 minutes to Mount Rushmore. Check in time is 3:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM.
We live in the Black Hills of South Dakota in a place known as the Stratobowl. This geological wonder is carved from the combined effects of water erosion and the uplift of a fault line in the rugged Spring Creek canyon. Secluded and idyllic, the property is reminiscent of another era. Maybe it is the silence, the old limestone cliffs, or the song of the creek meandering through the seasons. As these ancient voices surround us, we breathe in all the natural beauty. Peace melts into our being and comes out as creative expressions. When the moon is full, the canyon becomes an illuminated, mystical experience. That is why, at one time, this place was named 'Moon Valley'. Then, in 1934 and 1935, the Army Air corps and National Geographic Society launched manned balloon flights into the stratosphere from here. It was then, that the family field aquired its new name of 'The Stratobowl' while becoming the birth place for the space age.
The rental had everything you needed, even deer every morning and evening. The house was very clean and updated. The deck went around the whole house and the views from any side were awesome. Sitting on the deck drinking wine watching the deer and listening to the creek is all you need. It was so relaxing. Ken and Cory are close by if you need anything. The property is unreal and so beautiful. It had several great trails for exploring. Close to town but in the middle of the mountains. We will be back
My family stayed at Ken and Cory's rental house for 3 nights last week and the natural beauty of the location and the home left us breathless. Watching the deer every morning and watching the foxes drink from the stream from the deck is surreal. I can't wait to go back to this place and would definitely recommend this property to anyone who plans to go out to the Black Hills. Our sincere thanks to both Ken and Cory for allowing us to rent out this property.
My family stayed at this property for 4 days last week and it was truly incredible! The owners are so nice and made the stay that much more enjoyable. The property is stunning and the surroundings are unlike anything we've ever seen. The creek flowing behind the house was so peaceful. We will definitely be coming back to this property for another family vacation.
We had such a great time at Ken and Cory's rental house in the Stratobowl. Ken gave us a great tour of the land when we got there and it was fun hearing about the history of the Stratobowl. Some of the highlights were the wrap-around deck, the loft, watching the deer on the property, feeding the pigs, going to the swimming hole, the beautiful views all around, and the trail to the top of the Stratobowl. Thanks again! Our three and five-year-old boys loved everything, too! We will definitely be back!
What a jewel of a property. The seclusion of the property was wonderful. The house is spacious and very clean. Comfortable. It really is true that you only need to bring FOOD! Loved the swimming hole, wildlife... especially the pigs. We couldn't wait to get "home" at the end of each day. Ken and Cory were great and gave us the quick rundown of the place right when we arrived. It is within 30 minutes of most of the major attractions in the Black Hills. Looking forward to returning some day.
Surrounded by rugged terrain. Twenty minutes from Mount Rushmore, 40 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial.
|Cleaning Fee||$95 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.