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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 3 - 6 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
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Black Hills

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • 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.*
  • 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 4.6875 based on 19 reviews

Outstanding Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log home. Very clean and spacious. Great location. Owners were wonderful and very helpful. Can't imagine anything better in the Black Hills

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house, nice people to deal with, definitely would come back to the area again

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time for a short family getaway. House was very nice, Karla and Chuck were very hospitable. Very nice area. Skied and snowmobiling were great.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and family-friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a family weekend in this gorgeous home! Huge open kitchen and living space made for a lot of conversation-- no matter where we were (on the sofa, around the kitchen island, dining table). And no TV in the family area was a bonus for a few days of family-- you had to **gasp** talk to each other!

If you are looking for a spacious home, nestled in the woods this is it. Close enough to the attractions such as Mt. Rushmore and Custer; Even Devil's Tower if you don't mind a nice drive.

I highly recommend this home, especially for a family or group (there were 9 of us). If I find myself in South Dakota again, I hope this house is available!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We greatly enjoyed having you all here as well and are thrilled that you had a good time and enjoyed the accommodations! We trust you all made it home safely and are now rested up from all your traveling. You all left the home in great shape and for that we THANK YOU!! You should be receiving your full damage deposit refund very soon (if you haven't already). You are all certainly welcome back here any time you're back in South Dakota. Have a great fall/winter!
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The property was beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Karla and Chuck are excellent host. The house and property were breathtaking. Would stay there again in a heart beat. Thank You Karla and Chuck for allowing us to stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Howdy, Glad you made it home safely, and we're especially pleased that you all had a good time here during your family reunion. It was great meeting you all! You left the house in great shape when you departed, and for that we thank you!!! You should receive your damage deposit refund soon. You're all welcome back any time! Thanks, Chuck & Karla
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ATV Group

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and a lovely location. Karla is very friendly and helpful. Neighbors were helpful as well!

Our mission was to hit the ATV trails and they are beautiful once you find them. A tip for future ATV riders staying here, would be to put a sign on the tree/gate to designate the trail so it would be easier to locate. I'm sorry I didn't go out with the group Saturday morning as they really enjoyed the trail and mud behind your home. ;) I had a wonderful time relaxing on the porch while they were gone.

Yes, I would recommend this place to a friend if they want to be close to Rapid CIty/Nemo.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Howdy! Thanks for your review and feedback. We greatly appreciate it! Your group was great, and you all left the house in excellent shape as well. Thanks!! (You should be receiving a refund of your damage deposit soon. Please let us know if you don't receive it within the next week or so). We truly enjoyed having you all here and are very glad you had an enjoyable time! Your recommendation to put a sign of some kind to designate the ATV trail was excellent. We will definitely do that!! Thanks! Thanks again! Karla and Chuck Blackler
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A beautiful place to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

After driving 23 hours straight through from Austin, Tx., we couldn't wait for our heads to hit the pillow. Our stay was enjoyable from the time we met our hosts and their dog Belle until we drove away on that 7th day. Each day we toured the beautiful sites of South Dakota on the back of our bikes, then came back to this beautiful home to enjoy dinner and cocktails while we relaxed on the porch enjoying the park like setting and a nightly lightning storms. The kitchen is huge and has everything you need. The house, around 5000 sq feet, gave each of the three couples their own space. We never turned on a TV and because Internet was slow, we opted not to work. Even cell service was spotty. After getting used to not being plugged in, we were happy to enjoy each other's company the old fashioned way. The house is very clean and decor brought me back to a time when I was younger. I would defiantly recommend this place if you want to get away from it all. However, it is a central location with so many sites and beautiful drives in Sourh Dakota.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Howdy, Glad you all made it home safely to Texas! It was great meeting you all and having you here, and we're especially glad that you enjoyed our home and your time in the Black Hills. You're all welcome back any time. Blessings! Karla & Chuck (P.S. Belle misses you!)
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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


Rates & Availability

Rapid City Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rally week
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 13 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
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.
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