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New Cabin, Private Mountain Setting, 5 Miles from Mount Rushmore - Yak Ridge #1

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Yak Ridge Cabins, offer rustic charm and modern amenities.

Yak Ridge cabins were newly completed in Fall 2015. Our deluxe cabins are nestled in the heart of the Black Hills and offer rustic charm as well as modern amenities. Cabin #1 offers a 2-Bedroom design with a full kitchen and bath and a covered porch. The cabins sleeps up to 6 guests (bedroom #1 queen bed, bedroom #2 two twins, and living/dining with a queen sofa sleeper). If cabin #1 is already booked for your travel dates, please check out cabin #3 (vrbo property - 741538) it is virtually identical to cabin #1)

Our cabins feature the work of local craftsmen and artisans. Many local and sustainable materials were used in the construction of the cabins. Vintage decor and quality furnishings provide rustic charm and comfortable surroundings for your stay in the Black Hills.

Centrally located in the Black Hills just 3/4 mile from Highway 16 we offer the best of both worlds – easy access as well as peace and tranquility. Yak Ridge is only a short drive from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Sheridan Lake, Pactola Reservoir, Mickelson Trail, 1880 Train, Bear Country, Reptile Gardens, caves, museums, and many other area attractions.

Enjoy beautiful mountain and meadow views. Wildlife abounds on our ten acre property. Frequent guests include deer, song birds, turkeys, hawks, and chipmunks. Occasionally bald eagles, elk, coyotes, owls, marmots, and fox also visit the property. Yak Ridge is located at an elevation of 5,000 feet providing for cool evenings and star studded skies.

We acquired the property in 2014 and named it Yak Ridge in honor of our small yak herd and for the hillside's resemblance to the ridge on the back of a yak. The farmstead is home to honey bees, chickens, and even a small herd of Himalayan yaks.

Yak Ridge is located on the west central edge of Eagle Mountain Ranch established by early settlers. Eagle Mountain, elevation 5,267 is located to the east of Yak Ridge and recognizable by its rock outcrop peak. Bald Eagles have historically nested in the area and are often seen soaring the skies.

During Prohibition, our corner of the Ranch was known as Whiskey Gulch. Remnants of old bootlegger roads and the spring that cooled the whiskey still can be found on Forest Service property adjacent to Yak Ridge.

Looking for additional space? Yak Ridge also offer another 2-bedroom cabin, which sleeps up to 6, and a studio cabin which sleeps up to 4 and allows Yak Ridge to accommodate a total of 16 guests. Visit properties 713096 and 741538 for details.

More Details

Owner
Julie Smoragiewicz
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

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 South Dakota

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 three 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mount Rushmore in Pennington County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , sink
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living/Dining Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living/Dining Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This deluxe two-bedroom cabin was completed in August 2015. The cabin is nestled into a peaceful mountain setting with views of pines, aspens, oaks, and wildflower meadows. Wildlife abounds. Turkey, deer, song birds, raptors, and chipmunks are regular visitors. Elk, fox, coyote, marmots, and other local wildlife are also seen on occasion. Our small herd of Himalayan yak can often be seen on Yak Ridge.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Hospitality to the max!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at Yak Ridge. The location was central to the sights and close to most everything we wanted to see. The cabin was clean and updated and very welcoming. Julie, our host, had thought of everything- there was a picnic basket with complimentary s'mores fixings, farm fresh eggs and fruit waiting for us. Outside we had our own fire pit and grill, and the cabin was secluded enough that my kids could safely ride bikes and explore the hills right outside. Firewood was available to purchase and she had the lighter and starter in the cabin for us. Anything we could have needed in the kitchen was there and was clean. Cleanup was easy, not a huge long checklist like we've had at other cabins. Keyless entry was also extremely convenient. We felt very well taken care of. I highly recommend staying here, we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for leaving the cabin so clean and tidy. We look forward to hosting your family again soon!
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5

Comfortable, great area and everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

First impression; loved the area and location! Close to everything, right in the middle.

Cabins had all amenities a person would need to stay comfortably for multiple days at a time. Quiet, off the highway far enough and lots of wildlife to watch right off the front porch!

Well taken care of, and the added fresh eggs, fire pit and outdoor grill were just an added bonus. Our family of five stayed comfortably and would visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed for our stay - very good location for the things we wanted to see.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were wonderful showing my seven year old their animals. The cabin was so nicely decorated and furnished. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My family, my brother's family, and my parents each stayed in 1 of the cabins on Yak Ridge. We were on a 2-week road trip and this was our favorite place by far! The cabins are just the right size and we loved how private they were. The little touches that Julie had were wonderful...fresh eggs from her chickens, cheese, and fruit in the fridge, as well as coffee, creamer, hot chocolate, etc. Julie was gracious enough to take time to give us a tour of the chicken coops and honey bees. Highly recommend to anyone who will be staying in the Black Hills area!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We fell in love with the cabin! It suited our family of 5 perfectly! Charming!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for providing all of the kitchen essentials, you made our visit so comfortable. I only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Gas Light Saloon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hart Ranch
Nearest Train
5 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Powder House
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sheridan Lake
Car: necessary

Yak Ridge is located in the heart of the legendary Black Hills of South Dakota. Our cabins are adjacent to the Black Hills National Forest and conveniently located to dozens of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mount Rushmore, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
End of Summer
13 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£329
for 2 nights
From
£165
 
 
Off Season
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£264
for 2 nights
From
£132
£865
 
 
Winter Holiday
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£222
for 2 nights
From
£111
£737
 
 
Early Season
1 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£264
for 2 nights
From
£132
£865
 
 
Sturgis 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,029
for 5 nights
From
£206
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£581
for 3 nights
From
£194
£1,235
 

Additional pricing information

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Cancellations received 30 or more days prior to check-in date will receive a deposit refund less one night's stay. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to check-in are not eligible for a refund.

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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