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Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom luxury lodge apartment on cliff wall in Spearfish Canyon.

Skye Lodge is a unique 750 square foot luxury lodge apartment located on a cliff on the top floor of a private vacation lodge 150 Ft. above the canyon floor. In the heart of the canyon where Spearfish Canyon and Roughlock Canyon join. I live on the first floor and am here and gone. Spearfish Falls and Roughlock Falls are accessed by a hiking trail across the access road from the lodge. ------------------------------------ Your apartment has a private deck with BBQ and seating. Inside the apartment you will find a full kitchen with dishwasher, copper sink, condiments, coffee beans and grinder. Dining table, hardwood floors, leather furniture, one queen and one full bed, bath with 3 by 6 tiled shower, laundry, wifi with Netflix and Pandora. ------------------------FANTASTIC VIEW, HIKING, BIKING, TROUT FISHING, WILDLIFE, BIRDS OF PREY, ROCK CLIMBING, PHOTOGRAPHY, THE STARS AT NIGHT.------- GREAT COUPLES RETREAT.

12 miles form Deadwood and 12 miles from Spearfish. Dining out is 0ne mile and 4 miles away also.


This is a laid back shoes off at the door kind of place. Have fun ! -- Contact me with any questions. -

More Details

Greg Gunderson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Greg Gunderson

30 years in the tourism/hospitality industry. Built lodge in 2013 after finding this amazing site.

Why Greg Gunderson chose Lead

Spectacular views, Wildlife, nature.

What makes this lodge unique

Views, quiet, wildlife.


Lead Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 by 6 tiled shower. Linens, shampoo, soaps.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One queen and one full. Usually rent to couples or two individuals will consider kids. (ask).
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I try and make you feel at home and provide you with any information you want for stay.


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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Bloomington, Indiana

Rates highest of all the accommodations on our 21 day road trip

  • 5 of 5

This would be where you'd want to live if you moved west. The wilderness from your window, the pleasure of a tastefully, warmly decorated, spacious studio, the convenience to anything you wanted to see or do, and a host so cordial that you are immediately comfortable and ready to cancel the rest of your reservations. This is a singularly delightful accommodation and it genuinely enhanced our entire experience. Greg Gunderson is attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable about the area, and maintains a beautiful facility. We are very partial to VRBO's and this one ranks in our top 3 in the U.S.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review guys. I always say the apartment is great but I can't stress location enough. The view from this place is one of the best I've ever seen. Take care and have fun.
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent four nights here and loved it! The apartment is well furnished and comfortable with awesome views. Greg was a great host and very accommodating. I'd recommend Skye Lodge to anybody.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys. Thanks for leaving the apartment in GREAT shape !
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this spot justice. It was wonderful. And located close to just about everything we wanted to see.

If my travels ever take me back to South Dakota, I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Hard to express Spearfish Canon and the views here. Glad you had a good time and please return. I have set up the apartment for comfort and convenience .
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Comfort, charm, and natural beauty

  • 5 of 5

Spearfish Canyon is a must see. Love all of the Black Hills area and this is a gem within it. The lodge is charming with all sorts of interesting personal touches. Greg has a genuine eye for detail. Every basic need (and then some) was provided for. I had asked in advance about certain kitchen items. He said that all I requested was already there except a teapot. When we arrived a teapot was on the stove. Could not have been more comfortable with 3 of us there. There is a queen bed and a double. It would be tight for more than 3. There is plenty to do nearby. I would check out the restaurant and gift shop at Cheyenne Crossing. It is really close and offers good food and atmosphere. Cannot imagine anything to complain about a stay here!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, KS

The property sits in a perfect location and Gregg(the owner) goes above and beyond to make sure your

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk River, MN

Peace, tranquility, and killer views

  • 5 of 5

Warm, wonderful host. Gorgeous property. Very private. Perfect for us. We had everything we needed (and more) at this amazing property in the most beautiful place in Spearfish Canyon. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shankar Jewelry
Lead Country Club
Ski Mystic Deer Mountian
Deadwood Social Club
Mt Moriah Cemetery
Lewie's Burgers & Brews
Saloon Number 10
Terry Peak Ski Area
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: necessary

Take Hwy. 14 A from Cheyenne Crossing 4 1/4 miles north to Birchcrest Ln. on your right. Take birchcrest 1/4 mile to Wildlife Ln. and go up, up, and up to end of road to Skylodge. From Spearfish take Hwy. 14 A 12 miles to Savoy. Go 1/2 mile past Savoy to Birchcrest Ln. on your left and follow back to Wildlife Ln. and up to Skylodge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Driving directions. 4.2 miles North of Cheyenne Crossing or 1/2 mile South of Savoy to Birchcrest Lane then 1/4 mile downstream to Wildlife Ln. then go 100 yards up, up, and up to end of lane to lodge. You made it ! Enjoy !

Owner'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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