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Apex Lodge | Minutes from Mount Rushmore!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

The Apex Lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in one of the Black Hills finest premier Vacation Homes, just minutes from iconic Mt. Rushmore. Boasting an accommodating tri-level layout, this home offers two master suites along with generous sleeping options for the entire group. In addition to the two master suites, this wonderful home offers a downstairs bedroom and third-level loft with two queen beds and plenty of room to expand. Multiple gathering areas on each level offers guests several locations to enjoy each other's company while still offering privacy when desired, including a ping-pong table for the whole family to enjoy. Don't miss out on the large main-level deck peering west towards Mt. Rushmore and overlooking the large multi-acre lot ready for your favorite outdoor activities. Located directly off of Hwy 40, this home offers an amazing location with Hiking, Biking & ATV trails just outside the door in the Black Hills National Forrest. 

Key Resident Features

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, air conditioning, complimentary wireless internet access, gas grill with propane provided, outdoor seating area with patio furniture, linens and towels provided, wonderful great room and basement recreation room (beverage frig and sink), washer and dryer, Rinnai tank-less water heat providing endless hot water, and much more!

- 11 miles to Mount Rushmore, 18 miles to Custer State Park, 7 miles to Keystone, SD, 27 miles to Crazy Horse Memorial, 97 Miles to the Badlands National Park, and 54 miles to Deadwood, SD

- Homeowner Notes: Rushmore Cave is just a long mile from Cabin. Hiking Trails on Battle Creek near Rushmore Cave. Playhouse Road which leads to Iron Mountain Road which can lead you to Mount Rushmore, Needle Highway or Custer State Park is just 3 miles away. Trails of all sorts. Lakota Lake, Center Lake, Sylvan Lake, Horsethief Lake, a lot of lakes (bring swimsuits). The fun city of Keystone which lies at the foot of Rushmore plus the 1880's Train is a quick drive on Highway 40. Quick access to attractions on Highway 16 via Rockerville Road or Rapid City via Highway 79. 

- The Apex Lodge driveway is immediately off Highway 40, a newly paved South Dakota highway. The driveway is well built and graveled for roughly 40    yards. 

- No garage or covered parking available for guest use, although there is room to park a trailer/RV on the property

- Dining room seats 6 with room for 8, with 4 additional seats at kitchen island. 

- Cell service works well at this location

Bedroom Configuration:

- Downstairs Master Bedroom 1: Queen Size Bed with Double Vanity Full Bath

- Downstairs Bedroom 2: Queen Size Bed

- Main Level Master Bedroom 3: King Size Bed with Double Vanity Full Bath

- Main Level Living Room: Pull Out Sleeper Sofa

- Loft: Two (2) Queen Size Beds 


- No Smoking

- No events, parties, or large gatherings

- No Pets

More Details

Property Manager
VACO Vacation Rentals
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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

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Keystone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Full Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Half Bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1-King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1-King
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 Queen Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 Queen Beds
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing


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Apex Lodge | Minutes from Mount Rushmore!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Great place to stay just outside of Keystone!

  • 4 of 5

This place was just as amazing as the pictures! We had a family of 11 (6 adults and 5 kids) stay here and had plenty of room.


1.They do have a pull out couch that came in handy. 2.Everything was very clean. 3.There are board games and a ping pong table that the kids enjoyed. 4. The 3 older kids also had no issues with using the wifi on their tablets. 5. It was quite... 6.The deck had plenty of chairs for everyone. We would watch the deer come right next to the house at dawn/ dusk.

My only negative is that there is no grass for kids to run around and play.

Would I stay there again? Yes.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, very clean and great setup for families. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and totally loved the location.

  • 4 of 5

The amenities were very subpar. No coffee table in family room, no end tables, curtains to short in bedrooms or missing. Cooking utensils were very inadequate and wifi was insufficient for a family of 8. I would recommend this site for location but not based on cost.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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