2 bedroom, full bath, sleeps up to 6, kitchen, rustic charm, amenities, cozy
About Julie Smoragiewicz
Jim and Julie are you hosts. We are blessed to have lived in the Black Hills for more than 20 years. We raised our two sons (now grown) in the the area and together have enjoyed hiking, biking, swimming, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, exploring, and so much more of what the Black Hills have to offer.
Julie Smoragiewicz purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Julie Smoragiewicz chose Rapid City
Yak Ridge is a unique property in regard to its proximity to many major attractions: - Keystone and Mount Rushmore (5 minutes), - Hill City (10 minutes), - Sheridan Lake (10 minutes), - Pactola Lake (20 minutes), - Rapid City (20 minutes), - Crazy Horse Mountain (20 minutes), - Custer and Custer State Park (30 minutes), - Black Hills Playhouse (30 minutes) - Sturgis (35 minutes) Yak Ridge is located less than a mile off Highway 16, but provides a peaceful mountain setting. Our four cabins are nestled into their natural setting. Inside the rustic exterior, you will find all modern conveniences including: full bathrooms with tub/showers, fully equipped kitchens with new appliances; covered porches with gas grills; and campfire rings. Amenities include comfy quilts, soft blankets, plush towels, natural wood, vintage decor, Tiffany lighting, and quality construction.
What makes this Cabin unique
The property is adjacent to thousands of acres of Forest Service land that provides hiking, biking, and climbing opportunities. Access to the Mickelson Trail is only a few miles away. Yak Ridge is the perfect location for a family vacation, reunion, or a romantic getaway.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful cabin in the woods
We arrived late at night and were looking for great comfort, which we received at this beautiful cabin. It was easy to enter, everything was spotless clean, and we felt immediately home. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the black hills more!
The cabin was perfect....with comfy beds, well stocked supplies to the wilderness surrounding. The place is absolutely enchanting.
The perfect oasis that is close to everything!
The location is great. Julie, the host is fantastic. The cabins are as cute and comfortable as they look in the pictures. We had a perfect Thanksgiving holiday stay and look forward to coming back again.
Can not wait to come back.
Beautiful property an perfectly located! Julie had a special treat waiting for us upon arrival!
There is plenty to do and our 4 night stay was perfect. South Dakota is beautiful and full of history.
Quiet, serene location
Yak ridge cabins are ideally located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, close to Keystone and Hill City. The cabins are extremely comfortable in a beautiful and quiet setting. Julie is the perfect host, available when needed but allowing plenty of privacy. We found the cabin to have everything we needed and the gift basket of eggs, cheese, fruit and snacks was so appreciated. A highlight was certainly a tour of the yak farm! I really think this is one of the best places to stay in this area.
Absolutely loved it. The owners were so helpful and friendly. The location was ideal.
The cabins were perfect, comfortable and had everything we needed. The property was magnificent.
There is so much to do in the Black Hills! Yak Ridge is just 5 minutes from Mount Rushmore and is centrally located to the all the attractions and outdoor adventures the Black Hills have to offer. Some favorites include:
Custer State Park (Wildlife Loop for buffalo and other animals)
Crazy Horse Mountain
Reptile Gardens (largest reptile zoo in the world)
Rushmore Tramway Adventures (zipline, alpine slide and more)
Rush Mountain Adventure Park
Big Thunder Gold Mine (tours and gold panning)
Story Book Island
Black Hills Playhouse (live theater in the summers)
Fall Color Foliage Tours
Minuteman Missile Museum
Cosmos Mystery Area
Mountain Climbing (some of the best routes in the country)
South Dakota Air and Space Museum
Outdoor Campus West