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

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
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 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Rapid City in Mount Rushmore

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No dirty shoes in the house.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • horse 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 4.78125 based on 35 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

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Lots of room in the house and on the property for our large family. Easy access to all attractions.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. Kitchen was well stocked and laid out for multiple people to help prepare meals. Large table, eating bar and 2 picnic tables just outside on the deck. We spent time in the family room playing games and reading in the comfy chairs. It was unseasonably hot during our stay, so an air conditioner would have been nice, especially for sleeping.

The yard is beautifully landscaped and large enough for water balloon fights, jumping on the trampoline and relaxing in the hammocks. We spent hours on the porches.

We kept busy with all the local attractions and activities. Our favorites were Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, swimming at Sheridan lake, Thursday evening music at Town Square, fishing, hiking, mini-golf, Aerospace and Journey museums.

Owners were very accommodating and gave helpful suggestions.

I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home and property

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, especially sitting on the porch while the kids played in the hammocks. Great family home. Great trail on the property to walk. The trail is long and would be a great bike ride if you happen to bring bikes along.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation and the home was perfect.. Thank you Karla for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay! We were a group of 4 adults and 11 youth on a mission trip and were thrilled with the Christian theme in this house, "Heavenly Hills". Beautiful setting, plenty of room. Loved it

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anita and group, We're so happy you enjoyed your time here and that your trip went well. Hope you all had a safe and uneventful trip home. We enjoyed meeting you ALL!! Karla & Chuck
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South Dakota Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location for our home base while visiting South Dakota. It was so nice to come back to your beautiful home after each long day of touring. We had 8 adults and 3 children with plenty of room to spare. By the time we finished dinner Monday night our granddaughters had a dance recital to show us in the theater area downstairs. If we ever get back to this area this is our first choice for lodging. Thanks to Teresa for meeting us and Karla for hosting us in your hidden treasure. Marty and Laurie

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: H Marty & Laurie, We're so happy you enjoyed your stay! When you checked out, you all left the place in excellent shape as well which we really appreciate. Your refunded damage deposit should be on it's way back to you soon. You all are welcome back any time!!! Have a great rest of the summer! Thanks, 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Thanksgiving 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Rally Week 2019
3 Aug 2019 - 12 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Rally week 2020
31 Jul 2020 - 9 Aug 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £384.15
Pet Fee £153.66 + Tax
Cleaning fee £115.24 + Tax

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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