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Newton Fork Ranch's Timber Haus Cabin is a Magical Experience!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our Timber Haus cabin is located in a secluded and intimate setting at Newton Fork Ranch. We are a third-generation property located in the very 'Heart of the Black Hills.'

For the adventurous, we have a gate on the property, installed for the exclusive use of our guests, that opens onto the 109-mile Mickelson Hiking & Biking Trail - a favorite among area walkers, bicyclists, and horse enthusiasts. In the winter, it’s a popular destination for cross-country skiers.

If you prefer to stay at the ranch and entertain, a handcrafted picnic shelter, complete with picnic tables and a large gas barbeque is available for our guests' use. It provides a delightful gathering place for friends and families to enjoy an outdoor meal. In addition, our cabin is equipped with its own gas barbeque for mountain dining al fresco.

The Newton Fork Creek meanders through the ranch and, weather-permitting, is alive with pan-size rainbow trout. If you are feeling ambitious, walk next door and pan for gold at Wade’s Gold Mill, a popular destination for visitors in search of an Old West experience.

Newton Fork Ranch is, not only a wonderful base for exploring all that the Hills have to offer, but is also a perfect getaway for those searching for some peace and tranquility in this busy and complex world. We afford our guests an environment left undisturbed by noisy televisions and ubiquitous telephones. During your stay with us, let nature provide the entertainment, let your mind wander, and allow yourself to rediscover the 'art of conversation' with treasured family and friends.

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More Details

Linda Flounders
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 November, 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Hill City in West Pennington

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sofa Bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Although Newton Fork Ranch is very close to town our real log cabin rental is both quiet and secluded. Our well-appointed accommodation, in its unique setting, will await you after a day of hiking and biking on the 109-mile Mickelson Trail, which runs through our property. We have a private access gate that opens directly onto the trail. If you are looking forward to some of that famous Black Hills fishing, Deerfield Lake is just up the road. And Hill City, with its many art galleries, restaurants, and gift shops is only a ten minute walk into town. But we are also known for our quiet and solitude so before your day of sightseeing begins, picture yourself lingering over a cup of coffee in the morning as whitetail deer graze in the meadow beyond. And after a day of touring, imagine curling up by a fireplace in the afternoon reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine on the deck. A truly magical experience!


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Newton Fork Ranch's Timber Haus Cabin is a Magical Experience!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Dell Rapids, SD

A Dream Come True!

  • 5 of 5

Always wanted to see the beautiful Black Hills of SD under a sparkling blanket of white snow! Dream fulfilled Dec. 31-2. Spent two nights in the breathtaking Timber Haus with my husband and our Yellow Labrador. It was unforgettable! The warmth of the fireplace, the serenity of the ranch, and the fortunate happening of getting to meet with Linda Flounders, the beautiful lady who made Newton Fork Ranch possible for all of us to experience! Wow! Cannot wait to return to experience the beauty of another season! Thank you! :)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness, your review took my breath away. Thank you for such positive comments on the ranch. You truly understand what I have hoped to create: warmth, serenity, even magic. The Black Hills are beautiful in any season but the snow really glorifies the area. It enrobes the ranch in its natural state of peacefulness and solitude. Please know that it was such a pleasure talking with you and thank you again for your compliment; I am humbled! I hope to see you, your husband, and Gracie the ever charming Yellow Labrador before long!
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  • 5 of 5

Such a serene location, the owners were awesome and accommodated my special requests even last minute. Highly recommended!! Pets were very welcomed!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chamberlain, SD

Relaxing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing weekend, and this place didn't disappoint! Close to town but far enough to enjoy the quiet, beautiful scenery, and they allow pets!

Linda's hospitality was top notch. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Great, quiet cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My buddy and I stayed here during bike week, 8/14. The cabin was excellent and away from all the noise and traffic. It was very clean, had everything we needed and an excellent place overall! Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Unplug in Nature's Bountiful Scenery and Lovingly Tended Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Our family was fortunate to find Newton Fork Ranch and all its pristine splendor. We stayed for 3 nights, 4 days and found the entire visit to be extremely pleasant. We stayed in Granny's Ranch House, the original ranch home built by the owner's grandparents in 1911. The house has been lovingly restored and is full of gleaming wood, period pieces (love the original cookstove and water pump!) and very comfortable furniture. We stayed out of restaurants almost entirely, as the ranch house is completely outfitted with quality kitchen implements. This helped our budget and family connections, alike. Sitting around the picnic table and watching the bubbling brook for trout in the morning, sitting around the large and lovely dining table in the evening-- it really was a good, truly relaxing and peaceful time. You won't find wi-fi and television at the ranch. This is a place to unplug and have a quality, carefree vacation with a loved one, friends or family. The sheer beauty of the place is enough to keep you lingering, watching for deer, pheasants and other wildlife who make their home in the ridged woods on the property. However, you have access to the heart of Hill City just a 1/2 mile down the road and the ranch property opens onto a good bike trail that will take you along the old railroad. (You'll hear the steam whistle of the historic 1880 steam engine in the distance during your stay.)

My family thanks Linda, Marianne and everyone who keeps Newton Fork Ranch going. We wouldn't change a thing!

PS. We discovered a lack of recycling receptacles throughout South Dakota. Plan ahead to do your own recycling or maybe ask at the ranch. ? We didn't address this and just took care of it ourselves but if there is an option, I'm guessing Linda will know about it. She is a knowledgable, gracious host.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to both the Black Hills and to Newton Fork Ranch. We were positively blushing at your many kind words; they were truly music to our ears! Your review has captured what our vision was in creating this “home away from home” for our guests. Regarding the question of recycling, it was attempted years ago in Hill City but dropped because there wasn’t a viable way to transport the recyclable material to Rapid City. We have had many conscientious guests like you make the same request. It is time to revisit the idea and we will make some calls to find if there are other solutions. Again, thank you for your extremely thoughtful and welcomed review of our vacation cabins. We hope you will visit us again in the not-too-distant future! Grandma always looked forward to welcoming guests “home.” So do we!
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Great base camp for family activities!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 - kids 9, 13, 15. Newton Fork Ranch was a great launching point for all our Black Hills adventures. Access to all the fun stuff the area offers is great. The Mickelson trail runs right through the property. A gold mining/panning operation is within 100 yards of the cabins. Our kids really enjoyed hunting for gold. We felt like we were in the middle of nowhere even though Hill City is less than a mile away. Restaurants, shopping, the 1880 Train, etc are all very close. Of course, only 9 miles to Mount Rushmore and 15 miles to Custer State Park. The cabins are really cute, very clean, new, nicely appointed, and very, very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mangy Moose Saloon
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Rocky Knolls Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Highway 385/16
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Alpine Inn
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Area
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Hill City, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Oct 2017 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
25 May 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £11.24
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please note: Pet fees are $15 per pet, per night.

We require a one-night deposit when a reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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