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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Accommodates 8 people.

Be sure to place an inquiry with any questions before “clicking BOOK NOW” to reserve online. We are happy to answer any questions before you commit with payments.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was built in 2008. it is located on Prospector Mountain on a ridge overlooking Main Street Hill City and the Black Hills Central Railroad (1880 Tourist Train). Enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and nearby Harney Range. Paved roads lead all the way to this home with a double garage. It is just a stroll down the hill to “Major Lake” for fishing, or to access the Mickelson Hiking/Biking Trail and Hill City’s Main Street.

On the main floor: Master bathroom with king size bed and an adjoining bathroom with tub & shower. Fully furnished kitchen with side by side refrigerator and plenty of cabinets and walk-in storage for your supplies. Kitchen/dining with seating for 6 at the table and 4 at the kitchen counter. Living room with queen sleeper sofa, love seat, TV and gas log stove. The upper wrap-around deck has a table, deck chairs and gas grill.

Included on the lower level with walk out to the patio: Large 26X20 family room with sofa, recliner, oversize chair with ottoman, flat screen TV and a round bar height table with chairs…perfect for playing cards or a laptop spot. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms both with a queen bed are also on this level as well as the 2nd bathroom with tub & shower. The laundry room has a washer and dryer. The walk out patio has additional outdoor seating.

Other amenities: Central air conditioning, cable TV, and wireless internet access.

No pets, no smoking

2200 sq feet

Terms: iron horse and sluice run:

Iron horse: the invention of coal and steam powered locomotives replaced horse drawn wagons to expedite the transport of goods across the plains. They were dubbed “iron horses”.

Sluice run: during the black hills gold rush of the 1870’s miners ored the gold and washed it down gullies by the way of a water channel controlled by a gate called a sluice.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim and Marcia Benning
Member since: 2002
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Hill City, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , entrance from master bedroom and main floor hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on garden level with the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • additional queen sleeper sofa in the upstairs living room. Sleeps 6 in beds plus 2 children on sleeper sofa in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, spacious and modern place to stay in the Black Hills! Very convenient to all the Hill City amenities, would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top of the town!

  • 5 of 5

Iron Horse Lookout is new, spacious, very clean, and well-provisioned. The beds are comfortable, check-in is easy (even after hours) and the owners very responsive. Looking out from inside or from the deck one feels like you're alone on the hillside. The front room picture window and adjoining deck offer a birds-eye view of the hills, sky, 1880 train stop, Main Street and downtown Hill City. Most restaurants in town and the grocery store are less than five minutes away by car and visible from the living room. Having a two-car garage with door-openers was an amenity we've not enjoyed in many previous rentals elsewhere.

Hill City is a quiet and convenient location for visiting Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park and Crazy Horse. Deadwood and Sturgis are also only about an hour away along good roads and a pretty drive.

  • Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Keeps getting better

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this house 5 times . It has a very good location for us. We noticed the master bedroom bed has been lowered. Prior it was a little higher than we like. Now it is much easier to get in and out of bed. We very much appreciated this change.

  • Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best view of Hill City

  • 4 of 5

Awesome property, beautiful house, best view of Hill City. We stayed at Iron Horse Lookout while in town for the Crazy Horse Marathon. House is on a ridge walking distance from downtown and overlooks the Hills with direct view of the Marathon finish line. I will definitely rent this house again when returning to the area. 4 out of 5 stars only because of 2 things that could be improved. The heating thermostats are not calibrated. There were individual "zoned" thermostats that we either left off or set to 70. Some rooms heated well beyond 80! Second, the master bedroom mattress was a bit hard for our liking and drastically transferred motion to the other person in bed anytime you moved causing the other to awaken. I recommend a good foam style mattress which can be found for less than most inner-spring style mattresses.

Pros: Excellent and convenient location, beautiful view of the hills and Hill City, great decks with grill and adequate patio furniture, nice full kitchen with great appliances, overall very clean, use of garage with openers, huge family room downstairs, internet, cable TV.

Cons: Master Bedroom mattress to hard and too high off floor, heating thermostats need calibration, could have a few more pots & pans for cooking.

Overall was one of the best VRBO properties we have stayed at. Will definitely try to rent this home again when returning to the Hill City area. Loved it!

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at the Iron Horse Lookout! We value your opinion and appreciate your honest feedback. This home with its large windows provides breathtaking views overlooking Hill City and the 1880 train. We have found that many enjoy the home in the cooler months for the reason that each room can be separately climate controlled. This home features base board heating with each room having its own controllable thermostat. If the thermostat is on a sunny or shaded wall, the thermostat temperature will vary considerably with the actual temperature in the room. So setting a temperature setting to 70 in a room with windows that have shades open may make it feel like it is 80 degrees. We recommend that the baseboard heat is turned off in this room for this scenario. The home is insulated very well and will keep you cool in summer months with the central air conditioning and warm in winter months with minor adjustments in each room to the thermostats. We want to give all of our guests the most comfortable amenities. Many have enjoyed the comfortable beds that we provide and are repeat guests. We understand that it may not please all of our guests. We provide different mattress comfort levels in the guest rooms in the basement from the master bedroom on the main floor. The pull out couch was chosen for its comfort and extra-long length. We feel with these options our guests will find one that will suit them the best. The extra height of the bed in the master bedroom is resolved with a step if needed. Since reading this review, the owners have provided a different base for the bed frame which lowers the bed about 6 inches. Our open concept kitchen and dining room area is stocked with many pots and pans for our guests to use for their small or larger gatherings. If you are looking for something specific before your arrival we welcome your calls and questions and will try to accommodate any requests that you have.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, view fantastic and located so close to everything. We enjoyed our vacation so much!

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your taking the time after a busy vacation to post a review. Your comments are right on target. This is a great location for any guest to base their stay in the central Black Hills. We hope you will return another time. Marcia, Management
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Great location and a very relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Iron Horse Lookout. Location is prime - just far enough away from the main street of Hill City to have privacy - and excellent views. We very much enjoyed eating out on the deck at nights. And certainly close enough to just take a quick walk down the hill to enjoy the main street activities. Place was very clean and extremely spacious.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can pay lots of $$$ in advertising but reviews such as yours are the best advertising we could ask for. Thanks for staying! Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of this rental. Our housekeeper works hard to keep the owner's home clean for each guest and I will be sure to let her know your thanks. Marcia, Manager
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hill City's Main Street
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Custer or Hart Ranch
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 16 & 385
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hill City's Main Street
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Black Hills Central Railroad (1880 Tourist Train) is within walking distance from the home.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Hill City, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Aug 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sturgis Rally late week
Aug 10 2018 - Aug 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late summer 2018
Aug 13 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
September Special 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.78

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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