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Julie Smoragiewicz

Member since: 2015
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New Cabin, Private Mountain Setting, 5 Miles from Mount Rushmore - Yak Ridge #2

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of the Rapid City vacation cabin rental

Yak Ridge Cabins, offer rustic charm and modern amenities.

Newly completed in Fall 2015, our deluxe cabins are nestled in the heart of the Black Hills and offer rustic charm as well as modern amenities. Cabin #2 offers a studio design with a full kitchen and bath and a covered porch. The cabins sleeps up to 4 guests (queen bed and full sofa sleeper).

Our cabins feature the work of local craftsmen and artisans. Many local and sustainable materials were used in the construction of the cabins. Vintage decor and quality furnishings provide rustic charm and comfortable surroundings for your stay in the Black Hills.

Centrally located in the Black Hills just 3/4 mile from Highway 16 we offer the best of both worlds – easy access as well as peace and tranquility. Yak Ridge is only a short drive from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Sheridan Lake, Pactola Reservoir, Mickelson Trail, 1880 Train, Bear Country, Reptile Gardens, caves, museums, and many other area attractions.

Enjoy beautiful mountain and meadow views. Wildlife abounds on our ten acre property. Frequent guests include deer, song birds, turkeys, hawks, and chipmunks. Occasionally bald eagles, elk, coyotes, owls, marmots, and fox also visit the property. Yak Ridge is located at an elevation of 5,000 feet providing for cool evenings and star studded skies.

We acquired the property in 2014 and named it Yak Ridge in honor of our small yak herd and for the hillside's resemblance to the ridge on the back of a yak. The farmstead is home to honey bees, chickens, and even a small herd of Himalayan yaks.

Yak Ridge is located on the west central edge of Eagle Mountain Ranch established by early settlers. Eagle Mountain, elevation 5,267 is located to the east of Yak Ridge and recognizable by its rock outcrop peak. Bald Eagles have historically nested in the area and are often seen soaring the skies.

During Prohibition, our corner of the Ranch was known as Whiskey Gulch. Remnants of old bootlegger roads and the spring that cooled the whiskey still can be found on Forest Service property adjacent to Yak Ridge.

Looking for additional space? Yak Ridge also offers two 2-bedroom cabins, each sleep up to 6 which allows Yak Ridge to accommodate a total of 16 guests. Visit properties 741537 and 741538 for details.

Please call or email for more information. We look forward to having you stay At Yak Ridge!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Smoragiewicz (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Gas Light Saloon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hart Ranch
Nearest Train
5 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Powder House
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sheridan Lake
Car: necessary

Yak Ridge is located in the heart of the legendary Black Hills of South Dakota. Our cabins are adjacent to the Black Hills National Forest and conveniently located to dozens of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Seaon
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sturgis Rally 2017
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Service Fee C$33 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Cancellations received 30 or more days prior to check-in date will receive a deposit refund less one night's stay. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to check-in are not eligible for a refund.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Rapid City, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 416 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
  • Full bath offer tub/shower, toilet, and sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio Cabin offers Queen Bed and Sleeper Sofa (Full)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This deluxe studio cabin was completed in Fall 2015. The cabin is nestled into a peaceful mountain setting with views of pines, aspens, oaks, and wildflower meadows. Wildlife abounds. Turkey, deer, song birds, raptors, and chipmunks are regular visitors. Elk, fox, coyote, marmots, and other local wildlife are also seen on occasion. Our small herd of Himalayan yak can often be seen on Yak Ridge.