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Last minute getaway in the hills with a rustic miners den appeal

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bd, 2 Ba, With Mountain & Downtown Views W/ Covered Parking. Sleeps 8

This 2 bd, 2 ba, which includes 2 Hide-A-Beds to sleep 8 comfortably, is perfect for those looking for a cozy cottage look with a rustic miners den appeal in the Black Hills. This open floor plan offers a huge deck with patio set and grill for entertaining, covered parking for motorcycles, atv's, and cars, with plenty of tent spaces for those last minute guests. This fully furnished home includes refrigerator, stove, microwave, washer/dryer, spiral staircase, and flat screen TV's on both floors. With an incredible view of Deadwood and wildlife at your door, along with a short walk to downtown, this little gem in the hills will become a lasting memory full of great adventures.

Justin Rubenzer
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Justin Rubenzer

I am originally from Minnesota who decided several years ago to go into vacation rental homes in the Black Hills. From my own personal experiences that I have been fortunate to experience, my goal has been to create a place in which others will have the same opportunity.

Justin Rubenzer purchased this house in 2014

Why Justin Rubenzer chose Deadwood

This property is unique all in itself. Cozy, rustic, beautiful landscaping and views full of history.

What makes this house unique

The location, views, with street and covered parking make this home as unique as they come. Fully furnished with bathroom and kitchen supplies, as well as a couple cold ones in the fridge to get your vacation started.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Deadwood

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(52 traveller reviews)

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Last minute getaway in the hills with a rustic miners den appeal
average rating of 4.173077 based on 52 reviews
ionia michigan

Quaint and quiet in a busy area.

  • 4 of 5

A unique place. A little rustic but clean and comfy. Loved the new deck over looking the city and the deer every morning and night. It was an easy walk downtown to restaurants and more. We came to ride the bike trail and got in a good 30+ miles one day. The owners have everything you need here - even a cold beer after a long ride!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property came with all the necessities our family required for our stay.

  • 3 of 5

The property provided the necessities and was clean. There was a lack of privacy (shower) in the open concept floor plan and the it would be a stretch to accommodate more than 6 people comfortably in such a small space. The lower level was abit musty but the deck provided nice views of the surroundings landscapes and Deadwood below. The area was quiet and we enjoyed the close proximity to all Deadwood had to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maddock ND

Does NOT sleep 8 comfortably!

  • 1 of 5

With a bit of TLC this place could be great. However, sleeps 8 people is, in my opinion, false advertising. The two queen beds were adequate, but the pullouts were disgusting. They were old sofa sleepers, one looked like something from the 1970's. The mattresses on them were very thin, torn, and dirty. The classic 'bar under your back' all night was a reality. We brought 7 people, and 3 of them found other lodging after the first night because the pullout beds were so bad. One from our party actually chose to sleep on the floor rather than on the pullout. The pillows and bedding also smelled musty.

The air conditioner quit in the middle of the first night and it turned out that we lost all power to one room in the house. The next day, after contacting the owner, we tried flipping the breakers and resetting the switches to no avail. He finally told us to run an extension cord and plug the air conditioner into another outlet with power. The only cord we found looked very dangerous with frayed wires that had been taped, so I bought my own extension cord to do this. I don't know what the power issue was, but it made us a bit nervous.

There is limited parking because the house is on a hill. When parking behind/above the house, it's a very steep climb down the hill to the house. Steep enough to where there should be steps cut into the hill. Warning! This is NOT something you should do at night, because there is no lighting back there and the hill is booby-trapped with rocks and logs. A simple fix would be for the owner to landscape some steps into the hill. trying to unload our belongings from that parking spot was downright treacherous.

The house itself was old and rustic. None of that mattered to us as we were just using it for a place to sleep. It would be perfect for 2 couples who aren't particularly fussy and in good physical shape. We were also led to believe that there was tent space in the yard if we were to bring extra people. Thank God we didn't, because there is no level ground anywhere to pitch a tent.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not really a 2 bedroom home

  • 1 of 5

Beware. The bed and bathroom in the upper level are in the living room, which is connected to the kitchen. It's a bed, dresser, sofa and a makeshift bathroom. There is a separate room for the stool, but the shower is just behind a curtain and the sink is wide open to the kitchen table (which barely seats 4 people). If you open the sofa sleeper that's by the bed there won't be room to walk between them.

Lower level is the same thing, no separate room for the bedroom.. At least this level has a normal bathroom for privacy. Problem is there's no A/C or windows and when it rains the brick floor gets wet.

There are no closets on either level to hang anything up.

The "covered parking" is under the deck, so if it rains whatever you have under there will still get wet.

We were told there is plenty of parking for a truck and trailer but this home is on a hill and very narrow street. We had to park straddling the curb, so unloading motorcycles was a challenge. There was no room to park behind the house as we were told.

The only redeeming factors are the location and the deck, but the lack of privacy was not worth it.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic....but I knew that going in....

  • 2 of 5

I knew it was going to be rustic, but I didn't realize how small and compact the house would be. The open concept on both floors means a bed is in the living room (and the upstairs shower too). If you are two couples traveling together, keep that in mind. The kitchen is only what you see in the photo, but had the basics of what we needed. Electric stove worked, but burners could use a good cleaning. The previous reviews raved about the cleanliness of the place, but that is not what we found. Cobwebs, dust and personal items left under furniture. The highlight of this place is the deck. Thankfully the weather was nice while we were there and we spent most of our waking time while at the cabin on the deck. Beautiful views and wild life. A little TLC is needed outside- I don't understand why broken items were left on the yard for all to see. I also don't know how there would be room to set up a tent in the yard, which this place claims you can do, unless it is a pup tent. As with most of Deadwood, the parking for this property is very very limited and on steep hills. If you are traveling by car, you should be fine with parking under the deck, but if you have a truck and are trailering a UTV (like us), you will need creativity where you park your rig. There are plenty of cabs in Deadwood so if walking into downtown is not possible, keep your vehicle parked and call a cab- There are few 2 bedroom 2 bath rentals within Deadwood that don't cost an arm and a leg, and this property met our needs in that arena.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was great for all the things we did in the area.

  • 4 of 5

The house was rustic; loved the view from the patio. A plus were the deer that came up to the patio in the mornings and evenings.

Nice place to relax and enjoy nature.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Saloon No. 10
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
8.5 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: not necessary

Deadwood offers a huge following of many events, concerts, and festivals, including Sturgis Rally, Days of 76 Rodeo, and Cool Deadwood Nights with a small town mining feel.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$206.82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.