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Beautiful Spearfish Canyon Cabin - fish, relax, explore! Don't miss!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 6

Nestled in Spearfish Canyon with Spearfish Creek running through the front yard, this rustic family cabin is the perfect place to relax, fly fish, hike, sight see or use as a base camp for an exciting family expedition through the Black Hills of South Dakota! Fully appointed, the only thing you'll need to bring are your friends & groceries. Sleep with the windows open on the sun porch (1 hide-a-bed and 1 day bed), or retire to 2 bedrooms that provide plenty of closet space and dressers to store your travel gear.

Originally leased from Homestake Mining Company in 1957, my grandfather expanded the one-room hunting cabin, adding indoor plumbing, kitchen and large enclosed porch over the years. Homestake eventually divested itself from many of its land holdings in the Hills, and my grandfather purchased the cabin and land from the company in the early 90's.

It's been a family haven for over 4 generations of my family, forming impressions and lifelong memories for kids young and old. It's where I learned to fish at 4-years old, tossing a worm-baited pole off the bridge into Spearfish Creek. Eventually I learned how to fly fish on the same creek, and still enjoy flailing the waters on occasion now some 50 years later!

Ask any number of people who've spent time in Spearfish Canyon, and they'll tell you what a magical place it truly is. From hiking the old water trails to snowmobiling or cross country skiing in the winter, there's no place like it on earth. Quiet, serene, natural and full of wildlife - deer, chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons, Bighorn sheep, fox, and hundreds of species of birds - all call the Hills home.

Kevin Costner was so enraptured with the beauty of the Black Hills that he chose to shoot the closing scenes of "Dances With Wolves" just 2.5 miles away from our family cabin. Head north up Highway 14A and turn right at Savoy toward Roughlock Falls. You'll see a sign posted where the final scene of the epic movie was shot, and may recognize the ridge from which Wind In His Hair shouted "Sunkmanitu Tanka Ob Waci," telling Dances With Wolves he will always be his friend.

We hope that you'll choose to enjoy the beauty and solitude of Spearfish Canyon, exploring all the wonderful sights, sounds and experience of The Black Hills of South Dakota, making memories for your family that will be talked about for years.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

I'm a native of South Dakota, growing up in a small farming community 190 miles north of The Black Hills. I was lucky enough to spend every summer growing up at our family cabin in Spearfish Canyon, and continued going there even as an undergraduate and graduate student of USD on the other side of the state. When I moved away to Colorado, I still made the trek home every summer, but a subsequent move to California in the late 80's kept me away for nearly 10 years.

When I moved back to Colorado in 1996, I once again started making a summer trip to the cabin part of my summertime routine. In fact, I even worked visits to Spearfish Canyon in with my work with RE/MAX International, hosting the hot air balloon crew at our cabin for several Sturgis Rallies from 1996 to 2004. What a time, and what great memories - imagine being part of a hot air balloon launch at Mount Rushmore in the early hours of a beautiful August morning, or cruising out over thousands of bikers camped near Sturgis as we floated out to Bear Butte!

The Black Hills were, and still are, part of who I am, and have contributed some of the most enduring and happy memories of my life. Even today, as I live in Washington state nearly 1,500 miles away, I relish the visits back to the family cabin, and cherish the times spent with family and friends enjoying the natural beauty and solitude of Spearfish Canyon.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cabin in 1957

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Lead

This cabin has been in our family for several decades and has provided SO many wonderful experiences. It's one of the most relaxing places we've ever experienced, and sure to create wonderful memories for your friends and family.

This has been the headquarters for many Sturgis Rallies over the years, and our friends all rave about the experiences they've had while staying at the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

Centrally located for all the fun and festivities of the Sturgis Rally, or, use this cabin as a base camp for a family expedition as you explore all that the fabulous Black Hills have to offer! Make sure to take in Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Devils Tower and so many more unique landmarks of the beautiful states of South Dakota and Wyoming. Enjoy the tranquility and relax after a day's hike on the front deck, and crank the windows open and fall asleep to the sound of Spearfish Creek.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our guests from TX were AWESOME! There were very few signs that they were even there! You are welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your stay!?
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lead in North Lawrence

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The enclosed porch also has a hide-a-bed and a day bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • water tubing


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Beautiful Spearfish Canyon Cabin - fish, relax, explore! Don't miss!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Friend, NE


  • 5 of 5

Everything was absolutely perfect! I've already recommended to friend😁

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crowley, Tx

Oh you are going to love this place

  • 5 of 5

Creek in front yard, quiet, peaceful and a wonderful place to go if you want to get away from everything. I will be returning this year. Wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Spearfish Canyon Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 14A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Latchstring Inn
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Resort

Only 30 miles from Sturgis, this cabin provides the optimal headquarters for the 75th Sturgis Rally! Distance to towns/landmarks:

- Cheyenne Crossing - 4 miles

- Spearfish - 16 miles

- Lead - 10 miles

- Deadwood - 12 miles

- Sturgis - 30 miles

- Rapid City - 60 miles

- Mount Rushmore - 65 miles

- Crazy Horse - 70 miles

- Devils Tower - 90 miles

- Hill City - 50 miles

- Custer - 65 miles

- Custer State Park - 70 miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.38
Damage Insurance £74.44
Damage Deposit £375.95

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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