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National Forest Log Home with Spectacular Views in Convenient Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 241 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom with wrap around deck, soaring great room, sleeps 7-9

2600 square foot, handcrafted family log home on 8 acres surrounded by Black Hills National Forest and high alpine prairie. Finished to highlight the West using local wood and stone, this home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in addition to a family room with foldout couch. 9 can sleep comfortably. The great room, loft, family room, dining room and wrap around deck provide abundant living space for connecting with family and friends.

Property Manager
David Perrin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Part of master bedroom suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the upper level loft bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Off the family room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , On upper level off loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Small deck with view of Pe' Sla
  • Master bedroom suite is on the main level with queen size bed. Walk-in closet and laundry. Queen sofa sleeper in family room serves as a "4th bedroom" and sleeps 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City, SD Regional
Car: necessary

Unique and beautiful as this handcrafted log home is, the setting makes it truly spectacular. While this home exudes peace and quiet, nothing the Hills has to offer is very far away. The property sits six miles from Rochford the quaint village featuring the famous Moonshine Gulch Saloon, a place the community gathers and where on most Sundays local musicians gather and perform for hours. Hill City, 25 minutes away, is the 1880’s town that features the historic steam train rides on the 1880's train. Hill City is something of an artist colony with numerous galleries, shops, restaurants, and even three wineries. Sites such as Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and Needles Highway lie minutes beyond. If you drive north 30 minutes through Rochford you will arrive in Lead,Deadwood and Terry Peak areas. Here you can enjoy skiing, Wild West reenactments, or test your luck at one of Deadwood's many casinos. Beyond the manmade sites, this area is an outdoor person’s paradise. Fly fishing in the Rapid or Castle Creek watersheds is close at hand. The trail head for the entire Black Hills system of ATV and snowmobile trails is just a couple miles away. Deerfield Lake and its renowned fishing is four miles up the road. The Michelson trail for great biking, Nordic skiing, or snow shoeing is just down the road in Rochford. Marked and unmarked hiking trails through the National Forest abound.

However you choose to spend your time in the “Hills” this home is a great place to wake up and enjoy coffee by the fireplace, finish your day rocking on the porch, enjoying a fire in the fire pit or a barbeque on the gazebo, or sharing time before the big screen TV in the family room while the popcorn pops and the fire blazes.

Circling Skies Lodge is a one of a kind hand crafted log home. What makes this location unique? This home sits at the transition of the forest and the prairie. Surrounding Circling Skies Lodge is US Forest Service land. Adjoining this property is Pe' Sla,a high alpine meadow that is the spiritual home of the Lakota Sioux. It is believed by them, that this is the location of the battle between good and evil. Located at 6000 feet of elevation, the vistas overlooking the mountains draw one in to sit, relax, and watch wildlife graze and eagles soar.

As you approach the front entry of this beautiful home, and stand before the 8' door know you are in for a treat. Beyond lays the Great Room. Its soaring ceiling is held in place by massive log purlins, lit with a 21 light bronze chandelier, and cooled with a 6 foot ceiling fan. Beneath you is wide pine planking of local Ponderosa Pine, chosen to give this new home a warm aged look. Be drawn toward the large gas fireplace finished with Black Hills slate. Surrounding the fireplace are glass doors and windows bringing the outside into the home. As you sit by the fire gazing out the windows, think of the history; stagecoaches crossed this land, carving a ravine at the bottom of the hill, as they approached the stage stop at the old Reynolds ranch just down the road. Custer and his men rode along that stage route. Sitting here you feel you are enjoying a piece of Americana, connecting with the Old West.

Adjoining the Great Room is the Dining Room. Sunshine filtered through stained glass windows over the buffet creates an inviting space to share meals and play games.

The kitchen features granite counters, stainless appliances, abundant maple cabinetry with pine cone knobs and hand painted pine branch detailing, and a mosaic backsplash that incorporates art tiles chosen to highlight elements of nature found in the area.

The log walls of the main floor master bedroom suite give this room a real coziness. Close the Roman Shades and feel like you are in your own world. Pass the walk in closet and enter the master bath. A compact laundry room off this bedroom makes doing laundry convenient.

Ascend the open log staircase to the loft, where two bedrooms share space with a cozy sitting area and TV. The bathroom features a hand crafted copper sink installed in an antique pine wash stand.

The walkout lower level features a family room designed to bring back the feel of the Old West. The large corner gas fireplace is the focal point of this room along with a large high definition TV.

The wet bar with hickory cabinets and a snack bar for eating, refrigerator, microwave, foldout couch and bathroom make this floor a separate living space.

The large wrap around porch off the great room is covered in the front and furnished with rockers, gliders, and hammock giving you every opportunity to sit, relax and enjoy the view. The north side shares an open deck and gazebo. The perfect place to barbeque and enjoy dinner overlooking the fire pit. There is a two car garage and ample parking.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sturgis MC Rally
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late summer 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 25 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,867.65
Property Damage Protection C$123.26
Cleaning C$168.09 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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