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Lovely English Log Cabin near Hill City SD "Ribchester at North Crossing

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Come celebrate your family in the Black Hills of South Dakota near Hill City in this cozy newly (Nov 2017) remodeled log cabin. Sit on the porch for a morning cuppa tea or coffee & biscuits while observing the deer & wild turkeys on neighboring National Forest Land. Heated floors & gas stove will keep you warm after snow activities & fun. Don't put up with hot temperatures, elevation in the Black Hills will result in cool summer evenings for campfire songs. Bring your whole extended family with 2500 ft & three floors to spread out. The loft has a platform queen bed, & two adorable built in twin beds with a full bathroom/tub. The main floor bedroom with full laundry room/wash room & bathroom has plenty of closet storage. Head downstairs to the left for Harry Potter fans & sleep in the cupboard under the stairs, complete with a personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter for the serious fans! Go right for Bed Knobs & Broomsticks/Mary Poppins canopy queen size bedroom. You'll find a full bathroom downstairs with heated floors, and a gas stove to make your stay special at our cozy Ribchester at North Crossing Cabin. Leave your electronics at home. This cabin is without cable or wi-fi. Come and unplug from your daily life! A TV with antenna & DVD player are available for news & movies. Cell phone booster on site.

Need a place to safely park your Harley or boat? The garage will fit your needs perfectly.

Our location is near 16A and 385, just 5 minutes from Sheridan Lake, 5 miles from the eclectic town of Hill City with wineries, breweries, art galleries & the 1880 train, 10 miles from Custer State Park & buffalo tours/horseback trail rides, theater at the Black Hills Playhouse, and 10 miles from the historic Mt Rushmore.

More Details

Property Manager
Kristi Norcross
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Kristi Norcross

We bought this cabin because we LOVE the Black Hills of South Dakota! Hill City is a small town (942 people) with rich culture, wineries, breweries, and art. The 1880 steam train takes you back in time in a family sort of way. Down on Main St, the Dinosaur Museum is on the right, just down from Turtle STOP for ice cream even in the winter! Doc & Alice's is the cutest unique clothing boutique next door to the lovely John Crane Art Gallery. Then there is the ice skating next to the HC visitors center! Can't wait to retire and move to SoDak!

Kristi Norcross purchased this house in 2012

Why Kristi Norcross chose Hill City

Where else can you leave your electronics behind and spend time as a family playing games, cooking, EATING, and touring the Black Hills! Try reading the classic books and the Harry Potter series instead!

What makes this house unique

11 beds = one happy family event!


Hill City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Loft - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main - toilet , shower
    Basement - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main London/Paris - 1 queen , Large closet
    Loft - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Adorable built in twin beds with bookshelf, attached Full BR
    Harry Potter - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Cabinet Under the Stairs with Cot/Sleeping Bag for Fans
    Mary Poppins - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Oversize beanbag (extra nap/sleep space)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Lovely English Log Cabin near Hill City SD "Ribchester at North Crossing
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Totally awesome Cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful cabin that had a great view. The cabin was furnished with anything and everything you can think of.cell phone service was spotty but was nice to get away from technogy. They had all kinds of games that entertained kids. It was centrally located by Hills City and Keystone. Would highly recommend this place. We already want to go back. I would recommend bring own firewood if want a fire.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Hopes and Expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Hill City Cabin was absolutely fantastic! The cabin is cute, clean, spacious and fun. The surrounding landscape is gorgeous, nestled right up against the Black Hills forest, with hills, streams, and wildlife all about. Our 11 person group had plenty of room to eat and play together, and to have some space to spread out and unwind in a quiet place if needed. The proximity to all the events of the Black Hills area was also fabulous, as it is 15-60 minutes away from basically all the attractions of the area.

Of course, as with any cabin, there were some minor issues that came up during our 5 day stay. However, the owners and caretakers were immediate and thorough with their responses and actions. There is a lumber mill nearby which is active and audible early and late in the day, but it was off in the distance enough to not be a significant burden to us.

In response to previous reviews, the check in process was a breeze with the code box provided, and there is a cell booster that allowed us cell access in the main room of the cabin.

Overall, we were absolutely thrilled with our vacation experience! We would highly recommend this venue, especially given the value, which is unbeatable in our research.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was awesome, had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was beautiful and comfortable, great location. Owner was very accommodating and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was on point!

  • 4 of 5

The home/property was fantastic. It was beyond well appointed w/ everything you could ever need while being away from home. The kitchen was fantastically stocked and even the little things like baggies and platic wrap (if needed) was a lovely touch. Even the simple things like salt and pepper and herbs/spices was a lovely touch to make your home away from home more comfortable. The home was clean, updated and very comfortable after our LONG days out and about. If we were to ever be back in the area, I'd stay here with no hesitation at all (and I'm picky).

We had only one issue (w/ process, not the property) that I'm sure the owner will remedy. NOTE: there is little to no cell service at the home and if you do get some cell service it's very weak and momentary at best.

We had not recieved lock box information yet and we were mere hours from check in and somewhat panicked about it as we were headed into the no cell service area (at least using verizon/sprint). I called, texted and messaged the owner 2 hours before check-in w/ no response. We arrived at the home w/ cold groceries, tired, hungry kids who needed a restroom and still no entry/lockbox information. Luckily we had the wherewithall to check w/ 1 of the only 2 neighbors (and chose correctly) around, and they had a key! phew! we never did recieve any entry/lockbox information so not sure what would have happened had we not figured out to check with the neighbor. This was some unncessary stress that took a bit away from our trip, but glad we got it figured out on our own.

The moral of the story is to not plan on any cell service and BE SURE to get all your lockbox/entry information from the owner WELL IN ADVANCE of check-in!

Again, the home was beyond our expectations....the check-in process was the only glitch, which the owner did apologize for.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brenda for your patience with the check in confusion. We now have revamped our check in procedure including a door key pad and select our codes for our guests as soon as they make reservations. That way I can send the codes in plenty of time. Cell service is intermittent at best in the Black Hills no matter what carrier we found ourselves this last week while vacationing. I do appreciate your flexibility and please feel free book soon for next year! So much to see & do in the hills..and now the backyard has picnic tables and a cute area to roast mellows :)
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Well kept!

  • 5 of 5

It's a great place to stay and we would recommend to anyone we know. Enjoyed seeing all the wildlife. Thank you so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come again!
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We didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

The house and surrounding property was beautiful! It is centrally located for easy travel to all of the Black Hills attractions. We all loved the home decor and themed bedrooms!

We felt right at home and had a hard time leaving! We WILL be back!

Thank you for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Rapid City Regional Air Port
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Miner Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Golf club at Red Rock
Nearest Train
3.4 Miles
1880 Train (Steam)
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Hwy 385
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Prairie Berry Winery
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Area
Car: necessary

Krulls Market - 3.1 miles

Lovely with everything you need & want!

Three Forks Country Inn Bar & Casino 1.4 miles

Gas Station, Liquor Store


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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