We are pleased that you might stay with us at our family retreat "Alpine Junction" cabin.
Alpine Junction cabin is conveniently just 1 mile off Hwy 385 in-between Deadwood and Hill City in the heart of the Black Hills. Our physical address is:
22487 Alpine Acres Dr.
Deadwood, SD 57732
Whether you are in the Hills to enjoy the scenery, see the sites, ski/snowmobile, hike/bike, hunt/fish, gamble or just relax - you've found the perfect spot from which to do it all! There isn't a site to see that's more than an hour away.
We are located a short drive from nearby Terry Peak and Deer Mountain ski areas for winter sports and over 350 miles of snowmobile trails are just 10 minutes away. You'll want to bring your fly fishing rod and/or tackle & poles because our cabin is located around some of best stream and lake fishing in the Dakotas. Great water skiing is a close 8 miles away at Lake Pactola where you can rent boats, canoes and kayaks. For nearby hiking and biking - we are also only 8 miles from the Mystic trail-head and only 10 miles from the Rochford trail-head on the beautiful 109 mile George S. Mickelson Trail. Great golfing is available at Lead Country Club [Lead], Tomahawk Lake Country Club [Deadwood], Meadowbrook Golf Course [Rapid City], Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club [Spearfish] and Rocky Knolls Golf Course [Custer]. If indoor sports are more your game (gaming/gambling and fine dining) Deadwood is only 19 miles up Highway 385.
Our cabin is nestled on a hillside above a scenic valley with a meandering creek below. Only 1 mile off Highway 385 west on the Rochford Road on Alpine Acres Drive. The 1 acre property features a large circular drive with parking area that can accommodate multiple vehicles including smaller RVs, trailers (ATV/snowmobile/boat/motorcycles) and several automobiles and/or motorcycles.
A wide bridge leads from the circular drive onto the double-width wrap around covered deck overlooking the creek and valley below. The entryway leads into the vaulted ceiling living room with sleeper sofa, recliner, flat screen TV (DVD/Dish) with fireplace and ceiling fan. There are two bedrooms off the living rooms both featuring queen size beds with closets - one which features full bath with tub/shower combo and heated towel rack. The family room is located down the circular metal stairway and features a large wood-burning stove with charming brick wall, couch, chair with ottoman and wall mounted flat screen TV with DVD. The dining area features a large round glass topped table that seats six (4 TV trays area also available). The fully stocked kitchen features a dishwasher, full-size refrigerator, oven, microwave and coffee maker. There is also a separate electric turkey oven for your Thanksgiving delight. A third bedroom with full size bed and closet is off the family room. A downstairs utility room features pantry, washer/dryer, vanity with sink, shower and toilet. There are two doors (one full glass sliding) leading from the family room out onto the covered porch area featuring seating area, porch swing and gas grill.
If the beautiful scenery and abundance of outdoor activities don't suit (or it's raining) we have plenty of entertainment options available. Games, cards and dominoes are available for your use. Additionally there are two big flat-screen TV’s with DISH satellite service and DVR, 2 DVD players and plenty of DVDs for your viewing pleasure. Satellite internet with WiFi is available. Cell service is now present if you have AT&T networking or can piggyback off of AT&T towers.
Some of the great close-by attractions include: world-famous Sugar Shack burger-n-beers, Trout Haven Fishing Pond and the Easy Glider "big chair" at Cousins Pizza in MERRITT (1 mile), the Moonshine Gulch Saloon and sMall of America in ROCHFORD (8 miles); Wonderland Cave in NEMO (8 miles); the Wineries (Prairie Berry, Twisted Pine, Stone Faces and Naked), Wades Gold Mill, Black Hill Institute-Museum, Brule, South Dakota State Railroad Museum and 1880 vintage steam engine train [runs between Hill City and Keystone] in HILL CITY(20 miles); Adams House, Adams Museum, Mount Moriah Cemetery [resting place of Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane], Saloon No. 10 [where Wild Bill was gunned down], Mt Roosevelt Monument, gambling in Historic Old Town, Days of '76 Museum, Broken Boot Gold Mine, Deadwood Model Train exhibit, Nelson's Garage Car & Motorcycle Museum, Deadwood 1876 Theater in DEADWOOD (20 miles); Cheyenne Crossing, Homestake Mine, Opera House and Lewie's Burgers and Brews in LEAD (22 miles); Reptile Gardens, Bear Country USA, Storybook Island, Chapel in the Hills, South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Museum of Geology, Founding Fathers Black Hills, Old MacDonald's Farm, Watiki Indoor Waterpark, Ranch Amusement Park, Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, Dinosaur Park and Journey Museum in RAPID CITY (23 miles); Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Presidential Trail, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, 1880 Train/ Black Hills Central Railroad, Big Thunder Gold Mine, National Presidential Wax Museum, Horse Thief Lake and Gutzon Borglum Historical Center in KEYSTONE (25 miles); Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Black Hill National Cemetery, Old Fort Meade Museum, bars, bars, bars and of course the RALLY in STURGIS (36 miles); Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Bridal Veil Falls, Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Devil's Bathtub South Dakota and High Plains Heritage Center Museum SPEARFISH (37 miles); Custer State Park, Needles Eye along the Needles Highway, Wildlife Loop Road, Sylvan Lake, Black Hills National Forest, Iron Mountain Road, Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park and the Black Hills Playhouse in CUSTER (38 miles) and Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming is just 90 miles away.
HUNTING: Alpine Junction cabin is ideally located for hunting deer, elk, mountain lion and turkey all of which are native to the Hills. A license is required from the state of South Dakota and must be applied for in advance. For more information please reference the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website.
FISHING: Alpine Junction cabin is ideal for lake, river and creek fishermen. Fishing licenses are required and can be purchased immediately online from the website above under hunting or various outfitters in the region. Some area fishing spots are:
* Lake Pactola (8 miles) has boat launch and boat rentals available
* Sheridan Lake (18 miles) and offers boat rentals and stand-up paddle-boating
* Deerfield Lake (22 miles)
* Fly fishing on rivers and streams is available throughout the Hills region for more information please visit the Black Hills National Forest website.