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Beautiful Lodge-style Home In The Heart Of South Dakota's Black Hills

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Lodge-style Home In The Heart Of South Dakota's Black Hills

Rustic comfort, lodge-style vacation home for rent in the heart of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Centrally located in the middle of several area attractions such as: Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood, The Badlands, Custer State Park, Devil's Tower, Sturgis, Bear Butte, The Needles Highway, Sylvan Lake, and many more. Can accommodate large groups. Perfect for family gatherings, reunions, retreats and events. On 65 gorgeous acres on a private road with many trees and meadows. Fully furnished with 6 bedrooms, and 4-5 bathrooms. Camp fire pit, combination gas/wood grill, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, snowmobiling trails, cross-country skiing trails, etc. Pets (negotiable) outside only. Smoking outside only. Call Karla (or Chuck) for additional details.

We and our friendly dog and cat will welcome you.

More Details

Karla Blackler
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Karla Blackler

Owners Chuck & Karla Blackler have lived in the Black Hills for over 28 years and are both very familiar with all the local attractions as well as the best restaurants which the locals prefer.

We have a friendly dog and cat that share the property with us.

Karla Blackler purchased this chateau / country house in 1992

Why Karla Blackler chose Rapid City

This beautiful property and acreage is centrally located in the heart of the Black Hills with easy access to Mount Rushmore (33 mi.), Crazy Horse (39 mi.), Custer State Park (45 mi.), Deadwood (35 mi.), Devil's Tower (106 mi.), Sturgis (30 mi.), Needles Highway (45 mi.), Sylvan Lake (50 mi.), the Badlands (89 mi.), Bear Butte (42 mi.), Spearfish (49 mi.), Sundance, Wyo. (81 mi.), and many other lesser known but spectacular attractions.

Rustic comfort can be expected when you stay here.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Heavenly Hills is the perfect place to relax and kick back after a day touring in the Black Hills. It's serene setting and strategic location are unparalleled in the Western South Dakota. With over 5,000 square feet it is perfect for family reunions, retreats, and other events.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chuck and Karla,

Greetings from the "mom". Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

Your purple iris were so pretty. If you happen to know the brand of your grill, my husband says that he would love to buy one for himself. (Like he needs more toys....)

We will be spending most of the rest of our summer weekends at our family cabin on Lake Pickerel, but it's going to be difficult to top the weekend in the Hills.

Thanks again!

May 2016
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Rapid City Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Shares a sink with laundry room
  • 1 full bathroom upstairs. 2 full bathrooms downstairs. 2 - 1/2 baths on the main level. Please keep shower curtains inside tubs and wipe up standing water off floor. Please dry bathroom rugs when wet. Clothes line is available.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • There are 2 bedrooms upstairs and 4 downstairs. *No bedrooms available on the main level.* There are inflatable beds available for additional sleeping needs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking


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Beautiful Lodge-style Home In The Heart Of South Dakota's Black Hills
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 29 reviews

Awesome accomodation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was centrally located to all the attractions we wanted to see in South Dakota. It is in the hills and the drive was scenic, far from the madding crowd! Very spacious, absolutely cozy. Very nice retreat from civilization and its crowd. It has all the amenities we needed for a vacation/retreat. My husband and I wouldn't have minded just staying in it to chill. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, so did our sons and their families. Had a nice welcome from Theresa, a personal touch not so many accommodations offer. Thanks, Karla and Chuck for the beautiful memories made more wonderful by our stay in your cabin. Much appreciated!

Nancy and Norman Villanueva

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Nancy & Norman, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at our property and got to see some of the amazing sights that the Black Hills has to offer. Our only regret is that we didn't get to meet you and your family! Thankfully Teresa was available to welcome you....she's a gem. You are all welcome back anytime, and hopefully, if that happens, we'll be around to greet you ourselves! Best wishes! Chuck & Karla Blackler
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Couldn’t have been happier

  • 5 of 5

Family members from bot coasts came together for thanksgiving. Ranged from 85 to 10 year old twin boys. We sat by the fire, sat in the sunshine on the porch, followed walking paths thru the pines, played chess downstairs, boys did a show in the downstairs stage, and gathered for food, food, n more food.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! You all left the house in great shape as well, so thanks for that. We hope you had a safe and uneventful return home. You all are welcome back any time. Best wishes! Have a great winter season. Karla & Chuck
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Like home only much larger. Well maintained. All needs were met.

  • 5 of 5

Way off the beaten path and extremely quiet, until our family arrived. The noise was one of playing children and chattering adults. The home was supplied with all our needs and then some. The peaceful walk around Lloyds Loop , the night at the firepit , sitting on the front porch the better part of a day listening to the breeze blow through the ponderosa pines and the games played at the kitchen table with family made the vacation complete. Thanks to Chuck and Karla for making their marvelous home one that so many people will have memories of.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback!!! We're so happy you enjoyed your time here. You left the place in great shape and should be receiving your damage deposit refund very soon ( if you haven't already). You're all welcome back any time!!! Have a great fall and winter season! Chuck & Karla
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Amazing home in South Dakota!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so charming and simply gorgeous inside and out. We had an amazing time and didn't feel like it was too far away from any of the area's attractions. The owners were so accommodating if we had questions or needed something yet left us alone to enjoy our vacation. Our favorite spots were Sylvan Lake, Spearfish Canyon and Mt. Rushmore. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback! We're very glad you had a great time in the Black Hills and at our home. You left the home in EXCELLENT shape when you left and we greatly appreciate it! Your whole group is welcome back anytime!!! Best wishes, Chuck & Karla
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What an awesome, relaxing location for a vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Chuck and Karla are amazing hosts who will do everything they can to make your visit a pleasurable one. Our group had an amazingly good time visiting with them. Hoping that we will be able to visit with them again very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback. We greatly enjoyed meeting your whole group, and are very happy that you enjoyed your time in the Black Hills and at our property. You are all welcome back any time!!! Best wishes to all, Chuck & Karla
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So roomy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 15 stayed at this beautiful place in the mountains while vacationing for a week. We were surprised at how large the place really is.....the pictures do not do it justice. The kitchen had ample room for us all to move around in without bumping into each other much. The front porch was a great gathering place in the early morning while we waited for everyone to get up and moving. The bathrooms accommodated us all when it was time to shower and the extra toilet rooms were great! We did bring our own fans to add to our bedrooms and was surprisingly comfortable without air conditioning. Luckily the low humidity levels help! The paths around the place helped run some energy off the little ones. We felt right at home and Karla was so friendly and helpful when you needed her. We loved spending family time together in their home....we could tell family was important to them also.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Connie, Thanks for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your time in the Black Hills and at our home! You and your group are welcome back anytime. We hope you had a pleasant and uneventful trip home. Best wishes to all!! Karla
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
9.2 Miles
Golden Phoenix
Nearest Ski
39.8 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

No smoking in the home. No pets in the home. Loss of damage deposit if violated.
Master suite excluded from rental.
We stay in an apartment above the garage and are available should you have any questions.
Our friendly dog, Belle and cat live on the property and are not allowed in the house.
*When excessive cleaning(cleaning taking longer than 8 hours) is required a $25/hr fee will be taken from the damage deposit.*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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