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Spearfish Canyon Lodge apartment with SPECTACULAR VIEW and luxury accomadations.

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday lodge in Lead - Skye Lodge

Skye Lodge is a 725 square foot luxury lodge apartment located on the top floor of a private vacation lodge." SPECTACULAR CANYON VIEWS" Owner lives on site in main part of lodge.Private entrance and deck, leather furniture, full kitchen with basic supplies,copper sink, hardwood floors, 3' by 6' tiled shower. Located in Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills. 150 feet up the canyon wall with views of Spearfish Canyon to the South and Rough Lock Canyon to the West. Trout fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, cross country skiing, waterfalls, dining out in the canyon itself. Apartment has laundry,full kitchen stocked with basic staples and supplies, private deck with BBQ, small library, wifi and Netflix. 12 miles from Deadwood and Spearfish. Tour the Black Hills and come back to your very comfortable lodging. Sit/lay back and watch the canyon out your windows. Wildlife, birds of prey, the light as it moves around the canyon walls. The stars and moon at night are also great as there is very little light pollution. A sky full of stars. Great couples retreat. Two beds, one queen and one full. x SNOW/WINTER GUESTS MUST HAVE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AND GOOD TIRES. VEHICLE OR CONDITIONS MAY REQUIRE YOU TO WALK 100 YARDS AT TIMES. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING OR ABLE TO DO THIS DO NOT RENT THIS PROPERTY IN THE WINTER. BEAUTIFUL IN THE WINTER BUT YOU MUST BE AWARE OF THIS.----- ENJOY!!

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

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Greg Gunderson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016

About Greg Gunderson

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

Why Greg Gunderson chose Black Hills

Spectacular views, Wildlife, nature.

What makes this lodge unique

Views, quiet, wildlife.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Spearfish Canyon Lodge apartment with SPECTACULAR VIEW and luxury accomadations.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Sioux City, IA

Beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5

Skye Lodge is gorgeous!! Great area, beautifully decorated, wonderful views. It has everything you may want or need. It was a neat place to stay, compared to Spearfish Lodge, where we normally stay. Greg was very friendly and helpful. TV is Netflix only and internet based,(Pandora also), so if there are internet problems, don't plan on watching any TV. (we like to relax in front of the TV after supper). There are no curtains on the windows, so unless you like to get up when the sunrises, bring along an eye mask. But...the view is worth it, when you wake up. :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful secluded place to get away from it all. Convenient to all our activities.

  • 5 of 5

Beatiful place to stay and Greg was a wonderful host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place, the view!

  • 5 of 5

GREAT location and great views of the canyon! Owner lives on property and very accommodating! The apartment is truly a luxury apartment, with all amenities, everything very well done, decorated, furnished, etc. Location is 4 miles from south end of Spearfish Canyon. about 20 minutes to Spearfish or 20 from Deadwood.

The apartment does not have traditional Air Conditioning, but unless it's 100 degrees, you won't need it. Owner has done a very creative way of pulling cool air into the apartment from a rift in the rock wall, works well... open windows at night, and if it is hot during the day, close them and turn on the duct that pulls in the cool air.

The lane/road to the apartment is rock and gravel and very steep in a couple of spots. Almost any car could make it up the drive, but if you're driving a corvette or a motorcycle, you won't like it. I was in a small sports car and the traction indicator came on several times every time I went up the road. It's not dangerous, just rough and steep in a couple of spots.

I would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the place and remember you are selling me your convertible when you buy the new one !
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This is a great place to stay in the Black Hills.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at this place and We loved it. Spearfish Canyon is a beautiful place and this property is right in the canyon. The only person We saw at the property was Our host Greg, this is a quiet and peaceful place to stay. Greg was a great host. All You need to bring with You is some food and drink. There is a nice kitchen with all You will need, even a dishwasher. The property is near the towns of Spearfish, Cheyenne Crossing, Lead, Deadwood. Other attractions in the area are to the south, about 1 hour drive( Mount Rushmore etc.) If You are a city dweller as I am, keep in mind that the distances on Your map do not seem all that great, but, You will be driving in the hills and the roads are not straight or flat. It takes a little time to get where You are going, but the view out the windshield is something. Also, cell service and gps are unreliable so bring a good map!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys enjoyed ! You did well for " city folks " ! Hope you make it back to the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota again.
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Spearfish Canyon Lodge Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent four days here and absolutely fell in love with this place. It is a spectacular apartment, beautifully decorated and VERY clean!! We would stay here again in a minute and would absolutely recommend this hidden gem to anyone staying near Spearfish!! And, Greg is very accomodating and helpful. Thank you Greg for sharing your beautiful gem in the canyon with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice having you two here . -------- P.S. Glad you enjoyed the wildlife.
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Bismarck, ND

Skye Lodge Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a great private getaway for a couple. The location is quiet and amongst the beauty of the Spearfish Canyon. The property is everything the listing describes, and more. The private patio with a barbeque grill, facing the rock cliff and trees, is tranquil and peaceful. The Owner is great. He took care of everything we wanted and was very accommodating. The property is modern but rustic. The only suggestion would be to make the door from the laundry room to the apartment lockable from inside the apartment. This would provide a better feeling of privacy. The property is within close driving distance to great creeks, trails and restaurants. We would recommend this property to other couples who are looking for a quiet, romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the stay. The location/view is what I loved about this place when I first saw the lot 6 years ago. Trying to make the house blend into the landscape as if it grew out of the land. Will take your advice about lock on the laundry door. ------- Greg
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

National and state parks. National forest, monuments, water falls, rock climbing, fishing, biking, hiking biking, nature.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Lead, USA

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Lead in South Dakota

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • 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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