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'Mountain Crest' - One of a Kind, Secluded, Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Incredible View

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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms + Other (see description), 1 Bath (usually sleeps up 1-5)

'Mountain Crest', a beautifully hand-hewn, non-smoking, authentic log cabin. It occupies five acres on a mountain top, about six miles northwest of Deadwood, off county-maintained, Maitland road, the 'backdoor’ road to Spearfish, SD. The cabin offers a large parking area suitable for multiple vehicles. it is a great location to come together with friends, entertain visitors, conduct family reunions, etc.

Secluded, with dual access, well-maintained roads, this cabin works well to enjoy winter sports, delightful spring and summer activities, or to just 'escape' and 're-charge' one's self.

(Attention Snow Mobilers: Mountain Crest enjoys abundant snow fall. Given its relatively secluded location and being adjacent to national forest land and trails, it is ideally suited to have fun playing in the snow. Where else can one drive their snow mobile up to their front door?)

This unique log cabin can be a romantic getaway or a great location for enjoyable get togethers with friends or family. It is very clean and well maintained and offers guests complete privacy.

The cabin provides excellent support to its guests. While delightfully secluded, there will always be guest support available to assist and answer area questions.

Why the Owner Chose Deadwood... Since the Air Force assigned me to South Dakota in the late 80's, I have loved the Black Hills. The are always open and accessible (public land), safe (no bears), and the people here are so very friendly and welcoming. They appreciate visitors. The northern 'hills' are especially beautiful and have so much history and fun things to do. I very much enjoy my stays at Mountain Crest. I take great interest in making sure my visitors are able to enjoy and appreciate it as much as I do.

The special appeal of this cabin... I bought 'Mountain Crest' in 2005, a dream come true. The trees that grew on my mountain top are still there. They repose as a part of this handmade log cabin. Watching eagles soar, deer graze, chipmunks play, or turkeys strutting is something I always yearned to be able to do. You can too, by simply sitting on the veranda or looking out of the kitchen window. I love having the freedom to adventure out and not come across barbed wire limitations.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double

    In addition to the queen bed, there is a double bed fouton...moreless

  • Other options

    The cabin also has a queen size blow up bed and a couch....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Here, there is also a full sized washer & dryer.

Other Amenities

  • Comfortable, friendly, and easy to use, one can enjoy: a fully furnished kitchen with native wood handcrafted cabinetry, full sized washer and dryer, expansive, rocked, Forest Service approved fire pit and outdoor dining area, a covered veranda wrapping around three sides or the view from the balcony off the master bedroom. There is plenty of wild life to see, including deer, turkeys, chipmunks, and eagles. VISA and Master Card credit cards may now be used....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood stove plus base board heaters....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels and TP provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    And enclosed/rocked fire pit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Independence Day
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Days of 76
Jul 24 - Jul 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Sturgis Rally
Aug 4 - Aug 13, 2017
5 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Columbus Day
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Veterans Day Weekend
Nov 9 - Nov 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years Holiday
Dec 15 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Martin Luther King
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2018
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Dep, one time, each $50
  • Housekeeping Fee $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Notes:

- Any isolated, single, 'open' dates available may be rented. Please inquire.

- Double weekend premium - Guests often prefer a stay that includes a

Fri & Sat/Sun or a Sat and Sun. Stays beginning on a Sat or Sun and

ending on the following Sat or Sun limit other guest’s travel opportunities.

There is a $75 double weekend charge for such stays. (Double weekend stays are generally not avail Jun, July, and Aug)

- Winter Special - 10% discount off of the already reduced winter rate for a stay of 5 or more nights. "Repeat Guest Discount' can still be used with this special.

- Repeat Guest Discount does not apply during holiday or Sturgis periods.)

- Prices do not include cleaning & pet fees or pet deposits

- Longer stays & rates may be negotiable and eligible for a discount


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 03/27/2017
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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City Regional Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Deadwood, SD
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Spearfsh, SD
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 90 (I90)
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Central City; Deadwood
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Terry Peak

Car: Necessary

Nearby, one can hike, fish, bike, explore, 4WD/off road, snow shoe, cross country or down hill ski, or snow mobile. It is only a short drive to ski at Terry Peak or Deer Mountain or to hike/bike the Mickelson Trail. It is adjacent to forest service/public land, trails, and nearby rustic, Carbonate Road (back way to Terry Peak skiing).

Mountain Crest is located close to the fun, historic, and exciting communities of Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, and Sturgis in the 'northern hills' (most beautiful area of 'The Hills').

These communities also offer the traditional services one might expect, including parks, recreation centers, libraries, restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

One can easily drive to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, scenic Spearfish Canyon, or other hills destinations. A recent guest and his family have the cabin featured on the tube website as Mountain Crest.mp4.

Other Activities: Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing

Ski: Mountain Crest is a great location from which to enjoy snow mobiling or riding one's ATV. The area is relatively secluded, borders forest service land, and there is very little traffic on nearby roads and trails. One can actually drive their snow mobile up to the cabin's veranda and steps.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Lead, SD, USA:
Since the Air Force assigned me to South Dakota in the late 80's, I have loved the Black Hills. The are always open and accessible (public land), safe (no bears), and the people here are so very friendly and welcoming. They appreciate visitors. The northern 'hills' are especially beautiful and have so much history and fun things to do. I very much enjoy my stays at Mountain Crest. I take great interest in making sure my visitors are able to enjoy and appreciate it as much as I do.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/27/2017

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Photos

  • Moonlit Mountain Crest

    Moonlit Mountain Crest

  • A view from the veranda (See the deer?)

    A view from the veranda (See the deer?)

  • Mountain Crest is an authentic log cabin.

    Mountain Crest is an authentic log cabin.

  • Area stream.

    Area stream.

  • Master bedroom with walk out balcony.

    Master bedroom with walk out balcony.

  • Night time vista from master bedroom balcony.

    Night time vista from master bedroom balcony.

  • Comfortable sized bathroom, tub/shower, + full size washer & dryer (behind door)

    Comfortable sized bathroom, tub/shower, + full size washer & dryer (behind door)

  • Great snow mobiling!

    Great snow mobiling!

  • Up to the mountain crest!

    Up to the mountain crest!

  • Gather and have fun around your rocked/enclosed fire pit.

    Gather and have fun around your rocked/enclosed fire pit.

  • Even the cabin's steps are hand hewn.

    Even the cabin's steps are hand hewn.

  • Hard packed rock & dirt subdivision roads.

    Hard packed rock & dirt subdivision roads.

  • 100 mile vista.

    100 mile vista.

  • Wrap around veranda with gas grill.

    Wrap around veranda with gas grill.

  • The great room, rock wall, and wood burning furnace.

    The great room, rock wall, and wood burning furnace.

  • 'Look out' kitchen, natural, hand crafted cabinets.

    'Look out' kitchen, natural, hand crafted cabinets.

  • Master bedroom walk out balcony.

    Master bedroom walk out balcony.

  • Loft bedroom.

    Loft bedroom.

  • Winter view from master bedroom balcony.

    Winter view from master bedroom balcony.

  • Looking at the pristine snow from your warm, snug, & cozy winter cabin.

    Looking at the pristine snow from your warm, snug, & cozy winter cabin.

  • Enjoying winter sports.

    Enjoying winter sports.

  • A fresh, natural view from your mountain top setting.

    A fresh, natural view from your mountain top setting.

  • A four-legged visitor.

    A four-legged visitor.

  • Looking down the cabin's driveway.

    Looking down the cabin's driveway.

VRBO #280052

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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