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The Hynes Cabin- 1925 Renovated Classic with Stunning Views

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Hynes Family Cabin is a beautiful, renovated split log cabin with breathtaking views and modern amenities. Sleeps seven. Built in 1925, this cabin has new pine paneling throughout and a recently remodeled kitchen, living room, and bathrooms. Bathrooms have vintage ceramic lighting. One large bedroom and one separate bedroom area on porch, both with queen beds. Three single beds on porch. One full bath with shower and tub, one half bath. Living room boasts new leather sofa and love seat, plus original split log and pine furniture. Large screened porch with spectacular views of Harney Peak and Mt. Elkhorn. Original ball and claw tub on porch is filled with pillows for children to read in. Biking and hiking trails nearby. Three miles from Hill City and five miles from Mt. Rushmore. Guests and their children have full use of the nearby Mt. Rushmore KOA facilities, including free swimming pool, hot tub, water slide, miniature golf, movies, general store, restaurant, bar, ice cream shop, pizza & sandwich shop, general store, gift shop, & laundry. Trail rides and outdoor pancake breakfasts are also available for a fee.

During the month of May and September we offer a special rate to couples wishing to spend quality time together. $99. per night; $50. cleaning fee & 5.5% sales tax. Couples Only.

Keywords: cabin, log cabin, retreat, historic cabin, rustic cabin

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

The Hynes family has owned the cabin since it was built in 1925. It was the first cabin on what we consider to be the most beautiful valley in the Black Hills.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1925

Why The Owner chose Hill City

The Black Hills are a serene, beautiful retreat for our family. Despite tourist attractions, the Black Hills are a tranquil getaway for anyone seeking refuge from their stressful work lives. There is a sense of majesty and history to the Black Hills, including both Old West and Native American culture, that is unique to the Hills. You will find your senses reawaken to the smell of ponderosa pine and wildflowers. There are wonderful activities for the tourist, the nature lover, the hiker, the fisherman, the hunter, the historian, and the geologist.

What makes this cabin unique

All guests have full access to the KOA Palmer Gulch, including access to multiple family activities, including swimming pools, minigolf, water slide, giant playground, basketball court, and much more.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an incredible time in the Hills and the Hynes Cabin was at the heart of that experience. It is a charming cabin with real history and warmth to it. We loved waking up on the sleeping porch to the views of Harney Peak and the smell of the pine trees. It was a great jumping off point for any activities in the Hills, since it is so centrally located. I loved just reading on the porch, too. I would definitely recommend the cabin to anyone who wants to travel to the hills.
Aug 2009
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Hill City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is no landline telephone in the cabin. Cell service is low where the cabin is located. KOA has telephone and free wifi service at the lodge.
  • A signed & completed rental agreement must be received prior to final confirmation of the reservation. Thank you much!
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 3 Single beds on sleeping porch
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The Mt. Rushmore Palmer Gulch KOA amenities are included in the reservation rate.


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The Hynes Cabin- 1925 Renovated Classic with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

Amazing Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

When you go on vacation one of the great unknowns is where you will call "home" for the next few days. Will it be clean? Will it be big enough? Will the kids find something to do and overall, will this be a good experience? Well Hynes Cabin is absolutely perfect! We are a large family (7) with small kids and we had plenty of room! The views were absolutely amazing. The horse run in the evenings was a unique experience for all, not to mention all the amenities of the KOA (rock climbing, pools, hot tubs, food, horseback riding, putt-putt, water slide, etc.). This is a rustic cabin close to all the attractions of the area and with plenty to do if you choose to stay put for a day! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Love this cabin so much that we want to keep it a secret, so we can be sure the dates we want to return are available in the future. You can't beat the view and the pleasure of watching the horses come down from the pasture to the KOA campground in the morning and return in the evening. It is secluded enough to remain peaceful, yet you have the luxury of using the KOA pools and activities. The screened in porch is where we spent most of our time. The cool breeze keeps the porch comfortable all day. If you close up the main part of the cabin in the morning, it stays cool all day. We didn't want to leave and are ready to book again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hynes Cabin is great!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five including three kids (8,11,14) loved the Hynes cabin experience. Proximity to Hill City, Rushmore and Custer State Park is perfect. Location adjacent to KAO campground is great- we had access to everything - pools. laundry, store, horseback riding but cabin is situated for maximum privacy. The Cabin is unique- we spent hours on the porch playing games, reading and contemplating the next part of the road trip. The views from the porch of Harney peak, the valley and the 30-40 horses only magnified the great experience we had at Hynes Cabin. We would book this location again in a heartbeat. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mix

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself is the perfect summer cabin of your dreams, which is rarely found anymore. It does get chilly at night, sleeping on the porch, but there are ample blankets and quilts provided and snuggling in was part of the fun. The family loved the cabin, the kids loved the access to the KOA amenities (the waterslide, the pools, the pancakes, the horses). All in all, I couldn't have hoped for a better base for our family. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hynes Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Wow, nothing else to say. My wife and I were so happy with the whole Black Hills experience, starting with Hynes Cabin. The view is unbelievable. The cabin was just as the pics show. The kitchen had everything we needed. We grilled steaks and sat by the fire after sight seeing. We could not have picked a better place to stay. Centrally located to Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. You can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls


  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd consecutive year we have stayed at this cabin and it just keeps getting better. The location is right in the center of everywhere we like to go. The KOA amenities are awesome for the kids (pool, jumping pillow, mini golf, horse back riding, etc). We will certainly be coming back here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain, Harney Peak, Keystone, Hill City, Custer, Lead, Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, Gold Mining, Art Galleries, fly fishing, swimming lakes, fishing streams, Children's Playground and Waterpark, including waterslide, and much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1 time cleaning fee per $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Guest reservation may always be reschedule to a future date without loss of any funds in the event of an emergency delay of the planned stay. A completed and signed rental agreement with Black Hills Sanctuary must be received for the reservation to be processed & confirmed by the Hynes Family Cabin. The security deposit is secured with a major credit card and is only charged if there is damage to the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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