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Secluded Lodging in the Heart of the Black Hills

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping loft, 1.5 Baths

Located in the historic and beautiful Stratobowl. Sleeps 6. 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.

Cory Tomovick
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

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.


Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Address for the house is 23639 Strato Bowl Road/Rapid City, SD. Check-in is 4 P.M. or later. The owner/manager lives within 300 feet of property and will meet you at the office/their home, then follow you to your rental property. Check-in is a brief tour to let you know about the surrounding property, garbage, and to answer any questions.


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Secluded Lodging in the Heart of the Black Hills
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful location for amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Ken and Cory's house in the Black Hills and I cannot recommend it enough. We wanted a location where we could spend quality time together after seeing the sights. The kids LOVED swimming in the creek and the deck is perfect for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The location is great too. Everything was clean and the owners are lovely people. Beds are comfortable. Water pressure is great. Air conditioner works great. Thank you so much Ken and Cory for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved by the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We had too short of a stay. We loved the house, the property was amazing and the history of it so cool. The entire family had a blast in the swimming hole. The views from the house are unmatched. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed being close to Rapid City, Mt. Rushmore....and yet when we sat on the deck, it was as if we were far away from civilization---loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our stay! Very private and secluded location.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the swimming hole to cool off. Easy access to Rapid City restaurants and airport. Saw a family of deer each morning and evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Scenic Location!

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, Its close to Rapid City so plenty of available amenities and great access to tourist attractions. However, the property feels like its in the heart of the black hills.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearly perfect place and hosts

  • 5 of 5

The one thing we didn't like was getting notified when we were almost there that the well water wasn't safe to drink, so we had to supply our own drinking/brushing/cooking water. But- truly- the hosts were so kind, the setting so grand, and the place so well appointed that it more than made up for it. I repeat- it's entirely worth the small inconvenience. It was a glorious home and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rapid City Reginal Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gaslight Resaurant
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Resort

Surrounded by rugged terrain. Twenty minutes from Mount Rushmore, 40 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial.


Rates & Availability

Rapid City House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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