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Unique mountain top home on beautiful Edelweiss mountain

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Queen sofa sleeper, sleeps 6

Escape into nature and the peace and quiet of the forest in this cozy cabin nestled within the pines. Enjoy the trees, rock outcroppings, and views from the 1000 sq ft of decking. This unique tri level cabin is within minutes of Pactola Lake where you can enjoy boating, fishing, and beaches. Edelweiss Mountain is centrally located. To the South you will find Hill City, Mt Rushmore and Keystone all with in 30 miles . Just a little further is Crazy Horse Memorial & Custer State Park. Historic Deadwood and Lead are located north 35 miles, where you can enjoy Las Vegas style gambling and the Old West. The town of Sturgis, famous for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just 50 miles away. Rapid City is a short 25 miles or 40 mins . You can't lose on our views, we are located at 5800 ft elevation .

Care of your rental cabin: This cabin is owned by residents of South Dakota who love the Black Hills. We expect that anyone renting our cabin will treat it with care as well as respect the furnishings in the home. We are very respectful members of the Edelweiss Mountain homeowners association. We only want renters who will also hold high regard for the beauty and serenity of our hidden little community.

Black Hills Vacation: We invite you to spend your next vacation at our cabin. Whether it's for a week or a few days . Our cabin offers some of the most breathtaking scenery and relaxing atmosphere found anywhere.

Edelweiss Mountain is a gated community assuring you of privacy . Licensed by the South Dakota Department of Health.

Cancellation Policy: A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except if deposits were made via credit card. All credit card cancellations are subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay , that are made within 60 days of the arrival date , forfeit the full advance payment less the $200 damage deposit.It is your responsibility to view pictures and read all property descriptions. Call or email with any questions. We will not offer a refund if you decide the floor plan does not suit you.

More Details

Belinde Cordell
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Jim and Belinde,

Richard and I just returned from our trip to South Dakota and wanted to send you a quick note. Our stay in your cabin was delightful. It was clean and fully equipped. Thank you! We have stayed in many over the years and have experienced many disappointments, but not with yours. We loved it!

We enjoyed touring South Dakota and may make another trip with our son out there in a couple of years. Hopefully, your cabin will be available!

Thank you again,

Richard and Louise
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Mount Rushmore

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , located on 2nd level or middle floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , located on lowest level or basement
  • Each bathroom has a hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2nd level or middle floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2nd level or middle floor
  • Each bedroom has it's own deck. Bedroom 2 has a TV. You will have to exit outside bedroom 1 sliding glass door to get to the lowest level or basement .
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A spiral staircase connects the top level down to the 2nd or middle level. Lowest level or basement has a queen sofa sleeper , a TV & game console (PS2), a very large deck and is ONLY ACCESSIBLE FROM AN OUTSIDE ENTRANCE. Great for teenagers !


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Unique mountain top home on beautiful Edelweiss mountain
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 53 reviews

Lovely, well-kept up, hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

A scenic drive up the mountain to this wonderful home. Our family of five was very comfortable and the owners provided everything you could want. Dishes, towels, extra blankets, beach towels, linens, microwave, games, books, DVDs, the list goes on. The several decks are endless and perfect for stargazing after a long day of hiking and visiting national parks. Close to Rushmore, lakes, Deadwood and caves. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was colossal but I could not locate a iron and ironing board. 🤔?

  • 5 of 5

Lots of twists and turns to what I would say fantastic location. A great experience for a city family. Now we literally feel like gold miners. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin! Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything promised.

We enjoyed our stay a great deal.

Its proximity to swimming and boating was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fantastic week

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was exactly what I was looking for. It was close to the area attractions that we went to and far enough away from everyone else. It took a couple of trips to get used to mountain roads but was easy enough. The cabin suited all of our needs with the amenities. The thing that I enjoyed most was we spent the day at attractions with thousands of people and at the end of the day, we came "home" to piece and quiet. It was more quiet than the definition, you produced the noises that you heard. I also loved the fact that when it got dark, it got darker than I've seen. Peace and Tranquility. I will miss it until we return, as I sit here listening to traffic and airplanes, kids at the pool, etc. etc. in Kansas City. No disappointments with this one.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was exactly what we expected.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. The view was nice. If a few trees were gone the view would have been excellent. We loved all the windows and enjoyed the breeze. We didn’t miss the air conditioning at all.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved every part of it!! The ride up to the cabin is breathtaking !!! And the cabin is beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We felt so welcome there! So clean and homey ! Can’t thank you enough ! We will deffently be back !! We had everything and anything we needed and more....including games for the kids! Absolutely breathtaking scenery!!! Our family was so blessed to be there!!! Can’t wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 385
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

This cabin is centrally located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We are just a couple of miles from Pactola Lake which highlights beaches, fishing and boat rentals. Other attractions include horse back riding, chuck wagon suppers, the Needles Highway, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, The Cosmos, and Bear Country USA to name just a few. Don't miss the 1880 Train which departs from Hill City and takes a 2 hour trip to Keystone for a trip back in time. A visit to Wild Bill Hickock's grave in Deadwood, SD is a must which also features slot machines and Las Vegas style gambling at the card tables!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$135.38
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$270.76

Damage deposit refunded 7 days after departure . Maximum occupancy is 6 guests or 4 adults . Extra adult guest over the max of 4 adults will be charged $20.00 per night per adult up to 6 total adults. Sturgis reservations are due by June 1st. There are no refunds for cancellations during the Sturgis Motorcycle rally.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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