House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping loft, 1.5 Baths
About Cory Tomovick
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.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Beautiful location, Worth hiking the trails around the property. Owners are very responsive. We were there at the time of year when weather can be a bit unpredictable, and insects find their way into the home. We needed to vacuum up the bugs each night. But it did not stop us from having a wonderful time. We weren’t at the property a lot, as we were traveling around seeing the sights, but appreciated Ken’’s willingness to help us understand the property. The Driveway is very bumpy, so hopefully you do not have a low profile vehicle. Thanks Ken for everything.
A wonderful escape from a busy world
We ended up staying in the owner's blue property (he gave us our choice as both were open). Both properties are truly wonderful. The Strato bowl area is beautiful as well as historical making the home's location unique. The house was very comfortable and well equipped but our favorite part was the area outdoors. Being able to sit on the back patio overlooking the creek was so peaceful and the view of the stars was incredible. We loved our stay here and the owner went above and beyond to take care of us. If we come back to Rapid City again, we will stay here.
The Place to Be
Ken and Cory were excellent hosts and very welcoming. The history of the Stratobowl makes this place to stay even better. The house has amazing views and was very clean when we arrived. The location has excellent hiking on site and is in close proximity to Keystone and Mount Rushmore. Would highly recommend!
Great spot with amazing hosts.
This place is a gem, nestled right in the black hills along spring creek. There are plenty of places to walk, swim and explore. If you are planning a trip to the black hills make sure you leave plenty of time in your day for relaxing here, because you'll love it.
One of the best properties I have stayed at.
This is the type of place that makes you want to just "be" there.
Thank you so very much.
Surrounded by rugged terrain. Twenty minutes from Mount Rushmore, 40 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial.