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Gold Mine Lodge - Beautiful Stone House

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,108 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

The Gold Mine Lodge is just 4 and a half miles from Hill City. Minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Custer State Park, Bear Country, Wineries and most attractions of the Black Hills. This is a 5 bedroom 3 bathroom house. There is a queen bed in each of the 5 bedrooms. We also provide a 1 person roll away, a futon and a pack and play. The ground floor has a bedroom, bathroom and laundry area. The main floor has 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, dinning area and living room. The top floor has 2 bedrooms and bathroom. One of these rooms has the roll away bed in it. The futon is in the setback hallway in between these 2 rooms. There is a TV in the living room and a TV in 2 of the bedrooms. The kitchen is fully furnished with all equipment for cooking and cleaning up afterwards. The is a well supplied house with linens and all the things required for your stay. There is a deck with gas grill, picnic table and extra lawn chairs. This house has an all stone exterior, electric stone fireplace and various other stone features inside. You will be pleasantly surprised with the tastefully decorated nature theme of the house that the guys will appreciate and lots of feminine touches to please the ladies. From the wrap around deck you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or an evening meal while watching the beauty of your surroundings outside. The kid in all of us will like the mysterious faces looking down on you from the hill above the back deck. Now don't misunderstand, I am not referring to Mt. Rushmore. Also just a few steps up from the deck there is even an actual old Gold Mine dug into the rock hill.

We also have the Gold Stone Lodge listing #281087 which is decorated on the nature theme as well with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, family room, dining room, 2 full kitchens, laundry room, patio, deck and gas grill. This house sleeps up to 12 people also.

Keywords: Cabin, Vacation Home, House

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Linda

We moved to the Black Hills over 29 years ago and have loved it ever since. With my husband's background in carpentry and masonry and mine in the hospitality business with starting out with a B & B we decided the vacation rental home business was a natural for us. I love to decorate and with my husband's artistic ability we tend to work well with each other in creating a very pleasant and pretty home for the vacationing travelers.

Linda purchased this guest house in 2006

Why Linda chose Hill City

We like the fact that this house is close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park and other attractions of the Black Hills. It is easy to find and has plenty of room for an extended family or friends.

What makes this guest house unique

It is close to the Mickelson Trail for hiking and bicycling so you can get a little exercise while on vacation if you so choose. Also it is close to the ATV and and snowmobile trails. It also has a nice view from the good size windows. The stone work is fantastic and there are a lot of nice touches that we added also.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oh my God. What a wonderful house. The stay here was perfect. We had everything we needed to cook, sleep, bathe, etc. The house is beautiful and the area is wonderful.
Sep 2016
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Hill City Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2108 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 1 bathroom on each of the 3 floors
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (5) 1 queen bed in each of the 5 bedrooms, Pack & Play(1), Futon (1) Roll-away (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Beautiful country setting, near site seeing, near Mickelson Trail for hiking & bicycling and an actual old Gold Mine on property. Also near ATV and snowmobile trails.


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Gold Mine Lodge - Beautiful Stone House
average rating of 4.625 based on 33 reviews

Carefully managed all amenities, near attractions

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing for the last 15 years in the Hill City area of the Black Hills in various rental accommodations until 7 years ago when we found the Gold Stone Lodge and then the Gold Mine Lodge, carefully managed by Linda Kraft. We have stayed in one or other each year since and not considered any where else. Both have scenic views with forest behind them (we've often seen deer up close) but both are near a good road and a short drive to Hill City. The wildlife displays inside each Lodge are a special feature in addition to every amenity you could want. Yes ,the Gold mine Lodge really does have a gold mine, safely locked up 10 feet from the back deck !

We would recommend any one coming to this part of the Black hills to consider the Gold Stone Lodge or the Gold Mine lodge first.

David and Celia Andrews, Lincoln NE

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David & Celia, I am always happy to see you each fall. I appreciate you choosing to stay at either our Gold Mine Lodge or Gold Stone Lodge each year. If we can ever do anything to make your next stay with us better please let us know. Regards to such great customers, Linda & Dennis
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A+++ in every respect

  • 5 of 5

Our September 2017 stay was with three other couples, celebrating friendship of 40 years and 201 years of marriage. Our stay was perfect in every way: a large, impeccably clean cabin, fully furnished to the last detail, beautifully decorated, and in a scenic and accessible location. This was no surprise because we have enjoyed large family gatherings there in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Each stay has been great in every repect, and in our September visit we were so Impressed that the cabin shows no “wear and tear” since our first stay ten years ago. The owner, Linda, is very pleasant and accommodating to work with and strives to provide a welcoming and trouble-free visit. In our opinion, visitors cannot go wrong with this choice of accommodations.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dick & Judy, I am very glad that you all enjoyed your stay with us. I have always said the best compliment is my customers coming back to stay with us again. Thank you so much for the kinds words. You are always welcome back. Linda
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Clean, good location

  • 2 of 5

The pros of this property are: This home was in a very good location to visit all the local attractions in the Black Hills. It had the perfect amount of space needed for two families, it was well maintained and was well stocked.

The cons are: There is no wifi at this property and none of our phones with 3 different cell companies could access the internet. In the year 2017, this was a huge inconvenience. Even all travel brochures say to see website for details.

The other inconvenience is that the home owners live very nearby and were very involved in our stay. We were called and left notes chastising us for the smallest little things. We felt like we were being watched. Who wants to spend thousands of dollars and then not feel comfortable? Do not stay here if you have small children our plan to do anything but sit quietly and do nothing. The rules and expectations were too strict for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that this customer chose to be offended because we asked that their children not break branches off of our spruce trees. We only knew about this because we stopped by to pick up their trash on July the 4th so the trash bins would not overflow during their 7 night stay. As we were doing this we noticed that the ground under the spruce trees were covered with branches. We raked up a very large trash bin full and disposed of it. Is this what they call being very involved in their stay? We live a ways up the road and we certainly were not watching them as we have too many responsibilities and would never do such as this. Prior to this we had gotten the okay with them to have a new washer and dryer delivered and installed on July 5th. I called that very morning to remind them of the delivery. I was told that was fine. When the delivery people got there much to our surprise the present washer was running with a load of wash and no one was there. In response to writing a bunch of notes, the only note I left was to let them know that I had to take the load out of the washer as the delivery people could not wait for it to run the whole cycle. When the delivery people came into the house they were so surprised and made the comment that they could not believe anyone could treat a vacation rental so badly as I must say it was extremely messy. We never said anything about the mess to the customer. Also when we were there we saw that the ground was littered again with branches from our trees that we disposed of yet again. We strive to keep our property clean and in good condition for all our guests. I did call only once after the second time the next morning to let the parents know about the branches as they obviously were not watching their children at all. The response I got was (I guess the kids could not resist breaking off the branches). Children are always very welcome to our property. Most of our reservations are families with children. It is the responsibility of the parents to watch their children, to keep them safe and to not let them do damage to someone's property. Is that too much to be expected? This review is intentional misleading. We are not in the business of chastising our customers as we work very hard to please them. We do not have cell service in this area. It is in the mountains and the house has a phone. Also this house is only rented in the summer months so it is not very economical to pay for very expensive internet all year long.
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Amazing Rental for big families!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a rare 5 bedroom home in the middle of the Black Hills. Only a few miles from Hill City. House is very clean and cozy! Has everything a family needs. Owners are very polite and helpful. Would highly recommend!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN


  • 5 of 5

Great place for a group of "Senior" friends to use as "home" while visiting Black Hills for 9 days. Well stocked house (kitchen, bath towels, laundry). Very clean and everything in working order. Owner was very nice and easy to communicate with. Great location for everything in the Hills. Only drawback (for some) is no wifi. Actually is was good to be "unhooked" for 9 days.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkhorn NE. Omaha

Warm and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

It was certainly a pleasure meeting the owner, her hospitality was exemplary!

Gold Mine Lodge is a warm inviting place that has all the comforts of home plus a wonder view. Close to most of the attractions in the Blackhills it offers everything a large family would need to have an enjoyable time. The lodge is a beautiful place, I would definitely bring my family back for another stay. Our group of 8 adults and 5 children were very comfortable with the accommodations and the layout of the lodge.

While it rained most days during our 9 day stay we were able to enjoy many activities during our stay regardless of the weather. Fishing in Horse Thief Lake was filled with multiple keeper trout up to 17". Hill City also has some great restaurants, such as the Alpine Inn and Desperadoes. Wineries and Breweries are nearby and a great place to pass the time during rain.

All in all everyone in the family enjoyed our stay and have nothing negative to say about our stay.

Thank you again to the owners for sharing your property with our family! God Bless!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Slate Creek Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Deerfield Road or County Road 17
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Alpine Restaurant
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Sheridan Lake
Car: necessary

Close to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Custer State Park, Bear Country, Wineries, Site Seeing and many more attractions of the Black Hills. We are close to the trails for ATV riding and snowmobiling and the Mickelson Trail for hiking and biking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates can change without notice. Always call for exact rates for different arrival and departure dates than Quotable Rate Dates. You are welcome to call for cancellations or possible discounts for slow periods.

Half of the Total is due when making Reservation. Balance is due on Arrival. Full amount is due for Holidays and Special Occasions when making reservations. Any damages during your stay will be charged to Customer's Credit Card if not paid before departure. We recommend Insurance offered by VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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