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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

THE LARIAT 12735 Happy Trails Hill City, SD

Newly paved driveway, NO GRAVEL!

*RALLY DATES REQUIRE A MINIMUM 5 NIGHT STAY. However, depending on your dates. we may be flexible with this minimum requirement. Be sure to call us with any questions BEFORE “clicking BOOK NOW” to reserve online. Please call us at 605-574-2250 for further information concerning special rally reservation requirements or any other questions you might have.

The Lariat has a large deck offering views of the mountains and valley, the National Forest and horses grazing across Palmer Creek. Wildlife is abundant, including Big Horn Sheep, deer and turkey. Located 4 miles east of Hill City, it is just minutes from Sheridan Lake, Prairie Berry Winery and within walking distance to another cabin called 'The Outlaw Inn', listing # 184229. It is also a close twenty minute drive to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument or Custer State Park.

The master bedroom on the main level has a King bed and private bathroom. A half bathroom is also located on the main floor and includes the laundry.

Each of the two private bedrooms on the upper level have a queen bed.

Two full beds are also located in the spacious loft. Another bathroom with a shower is located on the upper level. Satellite flat screen TV in the living room AND the loft. Wall AC units in kitchen/dining room, master bedrooms and loft. All of the private homes and cabins in the nearby area are nicely spaced for your quiet enjoyment. The hot tub is located on the back patio, surrounded by a privacy fence. Internet access available! Rent the Lariat for a fun family vacation, anniversary,or a family get together. All 'Old West and Wild West fans, please be our guest at The Lariat. For Old West fans, our guests at the Lariat are sure to see decor of The Duke, Roy Rogers and Trigger, and have a true 'Happy Trails' experience.

Please note that photos of this cabin featured on this web site are current photos that have not been digitally enhanced.

IF YOU DON'T SEE THE DATES YOU NEED, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR LISTINGS #184229, 1123793, 400047, 509860, 162608, 255481, 274119, 19775 and 384912.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim and Marcia Benning
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017


Hill City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor fire pits allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink and toilet in laundry room on main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , 2 queen , 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Full size beds in loft (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

First timers!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to say that within the first hour of arriving we thought this cabin was amazing. We were allowed to check in a little early with no extra

charges and check out a couple hours later. The home is beautiful. I am a fan sleeper and forgot to bring one, I turned the A/C on in the room thinking the noise would be good enuf for me and it was but then of coarse in a new place you got open every closet and cabinet, I opened the closet and found a fan!! I was so excited about that.

lol I just want to say that everything about this experience for our first

time has been amazing. From all of us that stayed at the Lariat march 17 to

19, thank you very much for our weekend. And having the option of wifi and cable is pretty nice. Thank you to the owners for having such a great place available for rent. Just another reason why the black hills are so awesome.

Jess, Chad, Erin, Danny, Celest and Chris

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting this very nice review! In the off season we have the luxury of allowing early check ins & late check outs. The owners have taken care to add many amenities to make this a comfortable "home away from home". Thanks for mentioning the WiFi! It was recently upgraded for even better service. Marcia Benning, Residential Rental Agent
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good facility and location. must you include all fees.

  • 4 of 5

Great facility. Did miss WiFi.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you did not use the WiFi while at the Lariat. I am not sure if you missed finding the password or if you had a problem accessing the internet. We are always just one phone call away to resolve any problems. Our fees are direct costs to us (not the owner) and actually do not cover the entire cost of housekeeping, but it does help offset those costs. Rather than penalize others who wish to stay extended days with a higher nightly rate, we charge the one time cleaning fee for any length of stay. We are glad you stayed. Marcia
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Perfect spot for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful spot while visiting the Black Hills. Everything we wanted to see was close by. The house itself is beautiful and well equipped with anything you might need to prepare meals, entertain family or simply relax. We were a family group of 6 adults ranging in age from 49 to 80. The beds were great. The house was spotless. The hot tub was used everyday and really nice at night with the stars. I would recommend this house to everyone. Thanks for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post this review. While we are pleased that you were happy with the accommodations, we are especially pleased that you would share your thoughts with other guests considering a stay at the Lariat. It is a pleasure managing this particular property as the owners do take pride in the home and make sure things are in good working order. Our staff works hard to make sure the house is exceptionally clean and I won't fail to let the girls know your kind comments. We enjoy having happy, and hopefully repeat guests! Marcia, Management
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Loved the Lariat!

  • 5 of 5

We want to send a huge THANK YOU for our wonderful stay at the Lariat!

We hadn't told our family about our vacation accommodations - just that it was a VRBO. They were thrilled when we drove up to the Lariat and grandchildren "squealed" with delight when they entered the cabin!! What an excellent location - just outside of Hill City. The cabin was so well-equipped - a definite "home away from home!" The grandchildren loved the loft and the hot tub! We had an awesome vacation! We were so busy sightseeing, that one evening our two sons commented that they wished we had more time to spend together at the Lariat! It was just a perfect fit for our family! Thank you again for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful note. I appreciate that you shared this with me and I will be certain to let the owner know as well. The Lariat is a very well maintained, well kept home for visitors "away from home". We hope you will return again for a repeat visit! Marcia
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Good rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean and in the heart of everything. Close to Annie Lode Coffee Cabin which we all like. Also close to Desperados Cowboy Restaurant in Hill City! Don't miss Desperados!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good central location for seeing the sites.

  • 3 of 5

This is located a few minutes outside Hill City. It really is centrally located to just about everything you would want to see/do in the Black Hills area. We even took a day and drove up to Devil's Tower, WY. We went to Mt.Rushmore at 7pm & stayed for the night program(amazing!), went to Keystone, Wind Cave, Custer State Park, and Spearfish(beautiful drive) & Needles Hwy(fun!) and Iron Mtn Rd(go North),&PuttsNGlo mini-golf. Our favorite places to eat: Desperados, Bumpin'Buffalo(get the buffalo fries), Alpine(just go for dessert and you'll be full), and Cheyenne Crossing(wonderful breakfast & indian tacos).The Farmer's Daugher shop in Hill City was a fun place. As far as the cabin rental goes it was ok. The service was great when making reservations, getting our keys and checking in. No complaints there. We were a family of 4 in a cabin that sleeps 10 because the smaller cabins were already booked. I'm glad our kids wanted to sleep in the loft on the futon beds instead of the 2 bedrooms upstairs(west facing with large windows and NO A/C) We shut the two upstairs bedroom doors to keep the heat from coming into the loft area and we didn't need them anyway with only 4 of us. There was a fan but you would need to leave the bedroom doors open all night to get any cooling benefits. There are 3 a/c wall units in the cabin: 1 in the dining area, 1 right above the bed in the master bedroom downstairs, and 1 in the corner of the loft farthest away from the 2 bedrooms. I had read other reviews about the master bedroom a/c unit being loud, but I didn't really think much to it. It was loud, even on the lowest setting. I guess if you are used to central air, this is a lot louder. The kitchen & dining area, tv and great room were well furnished. The hot tub was relaxing after being gone all day. It was nice to be able to do laundry in the cabin too. Does the dryer's lint hose needs to be cleaned out? It took forever to dry just a couple lightweight shirts and shorts. I didn't overload the dryer like the note warns against.This cabin is off the main road enough that it is quiet, not much traffic. Front porch is very inviting.A gas station/mini mart is just mintutes away. Overall, the kids loved the cabin and if they're happy, I'm happy. The cabin and property was very clean, neat, and tidy with plenty of closet space. If the owners would invest in central air I'd change my 3 star rating to a 5 star rating. Location was a 5 star. Office staff was a 5 star as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Prairie Berry Wine/Miner's pub
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
multiple locations
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
multiple locations
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sheridan Lake
Car: necessary

At the Lariat, you will be just a short drive to most Black Hills Attractions including Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Sylvan Lake and the list goes on and on....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

We will offer further discounts for off season reservations (Labor Day to the beginning of the next Memorial Day weekend) for smaller groups. We cannot allow more than the number of people listed for occupancy to be at the cabin at any one time.

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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