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Private and spacious with breathtaking views! Sleeps 12 and great for kids!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Spacious cabin that comfortably sleeps 8-12, 2 bathrooms and breathtaking views.

Located in beautiful northern Black Hills South Dakota, this home away from home is high on a hilltop facing Terry Peak. The views are breathtaking. Watch South Dakota wildlife, such as turkey, deer and elk from the comfort of the spacious family room.

With over 2,700 square feet of living space you'll have plenty of room to spread out and relax. Snowy Bluffs features a complete kitchen, laundry, 2 full bathrooms, 3 plus bedrooms, and a huge loft as well as a large wood deck with a gas grill, large lower patio, hot tub, and an attached double garage. Snowy Bluffs sleeps 12 comfortably.

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Jeanine Clendenen
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Jeanine Clendenen

We recently purchased Snowy Bluff, a spacious cabin located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Black Hills is one of our favorite destinations for our family and we are excited to use the cabin so we can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. As the original owners of Snowy Bluff have in the past, we will continue to operate Snowy Bluff as a rental cabin for others to enjoy as well. This cabin has been second home and rental property since it was built in 2001. Snowy Bluff is located in Lead, South Dakota and is near snowmobile trail 7A, a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Mickelson Trail, and quick drive away from the ski slopes, golf, fishing and the night life of Deadwood. Some of our families favorite things to enjoy in the area are: Snowmobiling, fishing at Pactola Lake, tubing at Mystic Mountain, skiing at Terry Peak and of course, historic Deadwood.

Jeanine Clendenen purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeanine Clendenen chose Lead

One of the main attractions we had to Snowy Bluff was the 9+ acres that came with the property. The private land allows us to enjoy a breathtaking view of the black hills and the abundant wild life of South Dakota. We live only 2 hours away and have always had a special place in our heart for the black hills, making it an easy decision to own a property here for our family to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the unique benefits we love about Snowy Bluff is the tranquility we feel on the deck. There are no other cabins in your view, just the beauty of the black hills. Yet, it is not far off the beaten path to enjoy all there is to do in the area. The cabin has a rustic feel, yet all the comforts of home are there to enjoy. An added feature is the garage space to use for all your gear, whether it be mountain bikes, snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, ski/snowboarding or for golf. After you enjoy a day of adventure, you can relax in the outdoor hot tub on the patio.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved everything about Snowy Bluff. Our favorite part was sitting around and hanging with great friends. The hot tub was very relaxing and stayed warm while we sat in it for hours. We loved the switchback road to get up here. The boys felt like they were teenagers again. Five Stars!!! Wish we had more time to spend at the cabin and explore.
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Lead, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , lower level
  • Two full bathrooms, one located on main floor and the other located on lower level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Loft Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Loft Area with Multiple Beds - 3 large double bed , 1 double bed
  • 3 bedrooms, plus loft area. One queen size bed on main floor, one queen size bed in lower level, and one queen size bed in loft bedroom. In open loft area you will find a queen size bed. In loft over garage there are two queen beds and one full size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Snowy Bluff is a great cabin rental for large families or groups. Sleeps 12 comfortably with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. The road directly to the cabin includes 7 gravel switchbacks. Once on top of Snowy Bluffs Road, you cannot see another cabin from our cabin. The road is also a dead end so you and your guests can enjoy peace and quiet with nature. The road is maintained all year long. However, 4-wheel drive is required in the winter time. If your party is pulling a trailer, chains are recommended. Our private road leading to the cabin is steep and graveled. Motorcyclists are to drive with caution.


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Private and spacious with breathtaking views! Sleeps 12 and great for kids!!
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 26 reviews
Commerce City, CO

It was nice BUT

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is beautiful! The setting is perfect but we had a few issues with the property. 1st when you rent on VRBO it says it’s in lead,sd which is an hour away from rapid city and a lot of attractions. Once you get the address you’re driving an additional 25 min up a mountain. So location was not good for us because we spent 3 hours in the car everyday driving to attractions. Second there is no A/C or WiFi. Let me say when we arrived it was about 80 degrees in the house because it was 97 outside!

Finally the instructions on what needed to be done on the house prior to checking out was extensive, we also had to place the trash cans outside on Thursday the trash day? Finally, the toaster was broken so breakfast was really limited for the kids and we had to microwave waffles and some food we bought went to waste because of that. Every house we have rented on VRBO has had “essentials” like ketchup, mustard, coffee, things that people typically leave. This one had nothing, so that was a bit suprising to me..

But the house was big and perfect for our group of 9. The hot tub was also really nice in the evening to relax. I just personally would not rent this place again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We advertise on this site with truth and honesty. We have always put our correct location on this site and proximity away from major tourism attractions and towns. We accurately describe our cabin to our potential customers. If this customer would have read our description on this site, they would have known that the cabin does not have air, nor do we provide WIFI, and our exact location. Snowy Bluff Cabin is at a high elevation in the Black Hills. Even on hot summer days, the air at this elevation cools down quite a bit in the evening/night. All windows open to allow the cool fresh breeze in and fans are provided to help circulate that air. Groceries are never provided for the safety of our customers. However, dish soap, dishwasher soap, hand soap, laundry soap, paper towels and toilet paper are provided. Yes, we do have a garbage day with receptacles located next to the garage. We do ask our guests to put their trash in the garbage bins so it may be collected , especially for larger parties who may have accumulated a lot of trash during their stay. This is not required, but shared with our guests for their convenience. The toaster was checked over twice and was and is in working order.
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West Fargo, ND

A Beautiful Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at Snowy Bluffs! The accommodations were very comfortable, spacious, and relaxing. The beautiful views from the deck were probably our favorite part of the house. The switchbacks weren't hard to navigate either. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowman, North Dakota

Very clean and roomy! Loved the quiet and the views from the breakfast table.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the area, so private and quiet! Beautiful location and we had lots of fun in Deadwood in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good.

  • 4 of 5

It was very nice other than it was very cold. We had a hard time getting it warm in there, due to the extreme temperatures outside.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family went for a late Christmas holiday and we loved it! Very private area, the roads, though snowy were well kept. The owner was very responsive before and during our stay for a couple question.

Wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice home. Plenty of room and beautiful scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lead Country Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 85
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Terry Peak

If you like outdoors as much as we do, then Snowy Bluff cabin will the perfect place to stay. During all four seasons, the black hills of South Dakota is full of adventure. Snowmobile enthusiasts will enjoy leaving directly from the cabin and hooking up to Trail 7A. Terry Peak Ski Resort and Mystic Mountain are about 6 miles away from the cabin. The George S. Mickelson Trail system is located a couple of miles from Snowy Bluff where trail lovers can hook onto and enjoy 109 miles of black hills trail. While staying at Snowy Bluff, you and your guests can safely enjoy the night life of nearby historic Deadwood by utilizing the local taxi services. Enjoy the great smells of the pine trees on the spacious deck while observing the abundant wildlife of South Dakota, such as eagles, deer, elk and mountain lion. If golfing is your game, just miles away is the Lead Country Club and in addition, you can take in the growing number of golf courses in the area. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Pactola Lake, Wineries, Spearfish Canyon, President's Park, Custer State Park and so much more to explore!! Check them out at and


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Lead, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sturgis Rally 2018
5 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$268.78 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$671.95
Cleaning Service Fee AU$201.58 + Tax

** Subject to Special Rates for the Harley Davidson Annual Sturgis Rally in August.**

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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