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Modern Black Hills home nestled in the pines near beautiful Pactola Lake

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, occupancy of 6

This modern cedar-sided home offers comfort and convenience, but it is the peaceful, secluded aura that makes it hard to leave. Nestled into the hills, we are bordered by Forest Service land, which offers endless hiking opportunities. The breeze whistling in the pines truly induces peace and relaxation. The outdoor patio and deck space around the home invite family time or individual rest.

The home, built in 2002, has two levels, with the upper floor including a large master bedroom with glass doors leading to the back deck, large full bathroom, fully stocked kitchen, large family room and dining area. The lower level holds two bedrooms with queen beds, a full bathroom, laundry area, and large family/game room with a wood-burning stove. Five sliding glass doors and large windows offering beautiful views of the Hills are located throughout the home. Spacious rooms give every guest privacy, yet create openness for group activity.

Fully Stocked Kitchen: Guests are welcome to use the modern conveniences of a gas grill, dishwasher, refrigerator, electric stove, coffee-maker, and microwave. Cupboards are stocked with popular seasonings and staples such as coffee, flour and sugar. Cooking utensils, dinnerware, and silverware are all supplied in quantity.

An electric washer and dryer are available for guest usage in the lower level of the home.

Extra Comforts: Each bedroom features a newer queen-size mattress and its own thermostat for individual control. The home has electric heat, and with the shade of the surrounding pines, is very comfortable all summer.

More Details

Property Manager
Kari O'Neill
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Kari O'Neill

We live on a farm/ranch about 180 mi. SE our vacation home. We love to get away to the Black Hills, and feel a natural pull to the area. I (Kari) work for South Dakota State University in Community Development. We enjoy spending time with grandkids and family, fishing, and hiking. Our roots are deep in agriculture, with Rick's ranch being in his family over 100 years.

Kari O'Neill purchased this house in 2010

Why Kari O'Neill chose Mount Rushmore

Simple - we LOVE the area and the home, and want to share it!

What makes this house unique

We are in the true beauty of the Black Hills. Wildlife comes up to the door and in the late summer cattle are around due to open grazing in the National Forest.

Amenities

Mount Rushmore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For guests reserving the house over Sturgis Bike Rally week, there will be no refund on your deposit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern bathrooms. Upper level bathroom has double sinks and is very spacious.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lane hide-a-bed in family room on lower level
  • Three private bedrooms, one hide-a-bed on lower level, plus room for a full-or-queen-size air mattress on floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Let us know of other amenities you are searching for, and we will be happy to try to accomodate your needs.

Reviews

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Modern Black Hills home nestled in the pines near beautiful Pactola Lake
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Absolutely Awesome!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this cabin. It was centrally located for everywhere that we went. It was nice and roomy for our family of five. Would for sure stay there again if we head to the black hills for another vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much! We love to share our home and feel so fortunate to host guests that treat it like their own! Kari
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5

Great location & house

  • 5 of 5

We loved this vacation home - it had a great setup, we grilled every night and played games in the upstairs living room space. The stars were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved the quiet of the area! The cabin is well off the main highway, so traffic was limited to a few ATV's and the cars of the other folks who lived next door. While the cabin is a ways off the main road, it is still centrally located, and the drives to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Sylvan Lake, and the surrounding towns didn't exceed 30-35 minutes. Pactola Lake is right at the bottom of the gravel road, and has a great swim beach with a marina less than 1/2 a mile away. If you are looking for a quiet place to get away from "hustle-and-bustle" this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob! We love our hide-a-way and are glad you did, too. Thanks for being great guests. We are really lucky to attract friendly people to our home!
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5

Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, clean, comfortable with many amenities. The road up to the house & down is a bit scary. Close to all attractions but the place itself is wonderful very peaceful to come back to after a day of sight seeing.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billings, Montana
5

Wonderful place in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Pactola Lake is really close and we loved going there. We did all the obligatory places. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Reptile Gardens. Easy to get to all of those places. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Great place for a family getaway in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Black Hills. We wished we would have planned a few more days to enjoy the area. The cabin is remote for these city dwellers...but peaceful and super comfortable with a stocked kitchen, and comfy beds, and plenty of toiletries. We were able to enjoy Mt. Rushmore, Custer Park, Badlands, and Crazy Horse during our stay! The owners were responsive, and very understanding when we informed them our 4 year-old walked through a screen door. 😬

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Black Forest Inn
Nearest Golf
24 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Hill City historical train
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 385
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Black Forest Inn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pactola Lake
Car: necessary

The heart of the Black Hills is at your fingertips with this vacation get-away. Centrally located between Rapid City, Hill City, and Deadwood, this secluded home in the pines gives you the feeling of being immersed in the Black Hills. At Pactola Drive you have the best of several worlds. You are within five miles of Pactola Lake, the largest recreational lake in the Black Hills. There are several hiking trails within walking distance. The main attractions in the Black Hills for all ages are within 35 miles. Family activities include Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain, Reptile Gardens, caves to explore, a water park, horseback riding, Flinstone Village, and chuck wagon dinners. Adults can find local wineries, and the exciting nightlife of Deadwood. Throughout the summer you will find festivals and activities to meet any vacation need. And if you came here to relax, the outdoor patio and deck are the perfect place for peace and quiet! One word of caution - if you want to along a main highway, this home is not for you. We are off the highway 4 miles, along a well-maintained scenic gravel road.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

We may be willing to work with your group on rates, depending on time of year.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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