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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, 16 Sleeps

Chateau de Soleil, House of the Sun, located on 6 acres is a home like no other in the Black Hills. With 4,100 sq ft of exceptional decor plus 2000 sq.ft. outdoor deck this home and Tree house are marked by superior quality furnishings and exquisite professional designer appointments. Located in beautiful Boulder Canyon, minutes from Deadwood, Lead, Sturgis, Spearfish, Rapid City, and all other communities. The Chateau will serve as a perfect vacation hub to all area attractions and special events through-out the Black Hills area.

Audrey and I have been in the hospitality business for 20 years and enjoy giving our guest the best we have to offer to make you and yours a lasting memorable vacation. So we added to this beautiful home a 400 sq ft tree house for adults and yes kids too! I built this tree house to give our guest a unique experience like no other in the Black Hills. If you have never walked through a 5 foot round door or been in a house built in the trees, this will be the highlight of your stay. The builders of this tree house had quite an imagination on the exterior and interior design and is sure to please anyone. We understand that our guests when planning a vacation or just a getaway are looking for a place that is comfortable, unique and memorable so let Audrey and I help you with planing a wonderful vacation.


Fireplace, AC, Fridge, Microwave, TV, 2 full beds, seasonal running water.


Awesome Pac Man game room (Game cabinets play 50 of the most popular games from the 80's!

4 Bedrooms all King beds

3 1/2 bathrooms

3 floors

3 decks (patio furniture)

3 stall garage

Hot Tub

gas grill

Internet access WIFI

Off of our private drive, access protected forest service land for biking,hunting or just relaxing scenic walks.

Fireplace (gas)

No gravel roads.

More Details

Gordon Mack
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Gordon Mack

Audrey and Gordon Mack are lifelong residents of the Black Hills and have been in the hospitality business for 21 years. They enjoy making memorable memories for those looking to make a special vacation or getaway at the Chateau. So if you are looking for something special please contact us. Thank you!

Gordon Mack purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why Gordon Mack chose Sturgis

Private well appointed home with ample room for all. Perfect location for all the Black Hills attractions. Large decks with glass panel railing so not to obstruct the beautiful views of the peaceful Black Hills. A super fun game room for all ages and to top it all off with a master built treehouse that was shown on the Travel Channel!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Read our reviews and you will see the true benefit as to why the Chateau is the place to book your memorable vacation or getaway!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, another successful stay! This year we let our daughter bring a friend. They went geocaching and found one right down the road. The weather allowed for some beautiful hiking in Rough Lock Falls. Until next year!
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Sturgis, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
We also have 4 rollaway beds.


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average rating of 4.979592 based on 117 reviews
South Dakota


  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our three sons,their wives and eight active grandchildren (ages 1--14) Each family loved the place and we know great memories were made there.

The game room was a big hit with kids and adults. The upper deck was where we spent a lot of time eating, visiting and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Black Hills.

The Hobbit House is one of a kind--very unique(one has to see it to believe it)it was the headquarters for the grandkids.

The younger children spent quite a bit of time enjoying the skynet.

We found the place very comfortable, clean, and well equipped for our busy family. A pleasant surprise welcomed us with two pizzas on our arrival :):)

We want to say "thank you" Gordon & Audrey for sharing your beautiful home with us!!

Thank you again-------Keith & Judy

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful locale

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 15 ranging widely in ages and all enjoyed this lovely home on the northern edge of the Black Hills, near Sturgis, SD. The "Hobbit House" tree house was charming and great for the kids (after we turned off Sauron's eye lantern). There was definite charm and lots of great bedrooms that provided lots of capacity for bigger groups. There was a hot tub and game room available, lots of TVs with media players, indoor and outdoor dining space, grill, and an exquisite view of the Black Hills. I only deduct for lack of curtains which made for early morning rises (nobody had sleep masks), and the smallish kitchen which was not proportionate to the rest of the house capacity, so meal preparation for large groups requires deft planning.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Dakota's BEST!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here about three years ago with two other couples. We committed to come back and bring our grown kids and grandkids. We did it! This is the perfect house for a large family gathering. There is room for all of the adults to escape to your own bedroom, while having plenty of community space for the young ones to gather. The hobbit tree house is nothing short of amazing. No one slept here, but a couple of times we gathered over there to watch a movie. My grandkids are 7 and under, so the game room is almost too big for them, but we enjoyed a few video games (reminiscent of the 80's!). The pizza was a nice surprise! We arrived about dinner time, so we enjoyed it right then. It was nice to not have to cook and just start enjoying SD. The hot tub is fun. We enjoyed it two nights, although, it was better with only couples, ha, the little kids think its a swimming pool made just for them! (They ran Papa out pretty fast!) . The kitchen had everything we needed. Overall, it was a great stay! Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay, the house was beautiful, the tree house was a super hit with the kids (and adults too), the property is centrally located which made it easy to do day trips to many different locations - the pizza was a nice surprise (we had it for breakfast!!) - thanks for providing a place for our first (of hopefully many to come) family vacations!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and Beautiful ~ Everything we had hoped for ~ and more!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family weekend getaway; a place to slow down and enjoy the company of one another. We had some special scheduling requests and Gordon was great to work with and willing to accommodate our request. Our grandkids were very familiar with The Hobbit as it was one of the first chapter books their dad read to them. So, the looks on their faces when they stepped into the Hobbit tree house - priceless, as was watching a hobbit movie in the hobbit tree house. The weekend weather was perfect so we were able to do some hiking and enjoy plenty of time on the beautiful decks. We spent the entire weekend at the house, had everything we needed and were never once bored. All agreed, it was one of the best places - EVER. The grandkids are already talking about the "next time we go to the Hobbit House in the Hills".

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely recommend, fantastic property and location

  • 5 of 5

-Beautiful home, clean and well stocked for guests; very comfortable.

- Pizza and soda in the fridge as a welcome gift was much appreciated.

- Tree house was a big hit with the kids and grownups alike. Fireplace made it a great hang out during the snow storms.

-Owner was quick to come out and plow/shovel after it snowed

- Shopkeepers and restaurant staff in town went out of their way to accommodate us "off-season". Pastor gave us excellent tour of mining museum in Lead. Shopkeeper at Miss Kitty's mercantile kindly returned a stuffed animal we accidentally left there.

We would definitely return for a second visit. Thank you Audrey and Gordon.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boulder Canyon Gold Course
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Terry Peak

The Chateau de Soleil is located 10 miles from Sturgis home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and Custer State Park are 50 miles from the Chateu. Devil's Tower in Wyoming is 90 miles.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$222.44
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$674.05

Renter must be 25 years of age or older to rent the Chateau. The first night due at the time of booking, nonrefundable. If there are more than 16 people in your party there will be a charge per night per extra person. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. During peak season 3 night stay request maybe required to be a 4 to 5 night stay to maximize our calendar. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.