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American Pines Cabin, 5 Miles from Mt. Rushmore!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 1 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Cabin is located on a mountain meadow surrounded by the Black Hills forest with Battle Creek running through the property. There are a total of 6 cabins on 4 acres. Cabin has 2 bedrooms, each with 1 queen bed, sofa sleeper in the living room, fully furnished kitchen, & bathroom with tub/shower combo.

Enjoy relaxing on the deck while BBQing, watching the children play on the playground, trying your luck at gold panning in the creek, or making S'mores over the firepit as you watch the stars come out. Wake up to deer right outside your bedroom window & start your day with a brief hike up to Ingersoll mine just 1 mile away from your front door to view a piece of Black Hills history. Discover more with the Walking Tour of Historic Keystone. Spend your days sightseeing at Mt. Rushmore, drive through the scenic Needles Highway, hike to the top of Harney Peak, or explore one of the many underground wonders including Rushmore Cave, Wind Cave, Sitting Bull Crystal Cave, or Jewel Cave. View live Bison in Custer State Park, drive through wildlife park at Bear Country USA, & view the largest private collection of reptiles, including Maniac, the largest captive crocodile in North America at Reptile Gardens & then return to a quiet evening back at the cabin, just 15 minutes from most major attractions in the Black Hills. Take another day to get off the beaten path & explore the hundred of miles of trails in the Black Hills by renting an ATV/UTV right from our property.

Come see why we've been blessed to call the Black Hills home & want to share it with you! Thanks,


Keywords: Mt. Rushmore cabin, Black Hills lodging, Black Hills vacation rental, Family vacation cabin, Mt. Rushmore guest cabin

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About The Owner

We are a small family owned & operated business specializing in offering personal, friendly service. We own a vacation rental business as well as a ATV rental business in the area because we want to be able to be home when our 3 boys get off the bus, we want to be able to play & work together, & we want to raise our children with strong ethics which included hard work & playing in the great outdoors!! Our love for God, country, & family is why we do what we do & at the heart of our business. We've been blessed to call the Black Hills home & would love to share it with you. We'd love to have you stay with us, JAROD, BECKI, AUSTIN, CODY & KYLE

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2010

Why The Owner chose Keystone

Becki's family is originally from Keystone. She has relatives that helped pioneer the town as well as help carve Mt. Rushmore. Jarod's family is from the Wall & Kadoka, South Dakota, the Badlands area. Beside Mt. Rushmore being the National Monument, Keystone is full of living history of the miner era that once made the town thrive. The Black Hills is also full of geological history & a favorite for rock hunters, which we are, & rock climbers, which we aren't:). The small hometown atmosphere of the Black Hills as well as the many diverse sites & attractions makes this the perfect place to make memories for a lifetime, again & again.

What makes this cabin unique

Hiking right out the front door, driving through the Pigtail Bridges, making S'mores over an open fire, playing tag with the kids in the backyard, 5 minutes to Mt. Rushmore, cliff-jumping at Horsethief Lake, looking through unique shops in nearby towns, going on a cave tour, laying on the grass & looking up at the stars, rock collecting, fishing at Lakota Lake, swimming at Little Falls, exploring Ingersoll mine, playing at the city park in Keystone, participating in small town parades & events, enjoying being together with our family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jarod & Becki,

We are very grateful you had the cancellation & the cabin came available. Now that we've "seen & done" most everything & drove by most of the other area cabins we looked at, American Pines will certainly get our referrals! The homes are well-done & well equipped. Our biggest regret is that we didn't book earlier & longer! Thank you! You really are prefectly located to the "attractions" & provide everything needed.

Kevin & Lari
Aug 2010
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Keystone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sofa Sleeper (1) in livingroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
basketball court, playground, Battle Creek, outdoor firepit, Black Hills National Forest


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American Pines Cabin, 5 Miles from Mt. Rushmore!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 41 reviews

Great S.D.. vacations

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our South Dakota vacation and would highly recommend these cabins! Off the beaten path but close to area attractions. The cabins are spotless and we'll equipped. The owners were so very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Each morning we saw turkeys in our yard and each evening deer in the backyard. The owners take great pride in their cabins and it shows! Love this place!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best stay of our trip

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely cabin for 2 nights this fall. It was perfect. Peaceful, beautiful, clean, well equipped, friendly hosts. It is situated on the Old Hill City Road which is a beautiful drive between Keystone and Hill City. Convenient to tourist attractions but away from the noisier, crowded options. We saw other rental cabins but nothing that was as well situated as American Pines. Most other cabins are on the busier highways nearby.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the Black Hills many times, always staying in a motel. We decided to try something different this year, & when we saw the information on these cabins, we booked our stay there. We know if we get to go to the Black Hills again (& we certainly plan to!) we will stay at American Pines. The cabin was "squeaky clean", and had everything we needed. The owners were wonderful to work with. When we had questions, they were very helpful. The location was great -- near all the things & places we wanted to do & see. The setting was really beautiful. We would certainly recommend American Pines Cabins to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything but away from it all. We stayed 4 Weeks in the fall and spent Thanksgiving there. What an amazing time of year in the Black Hills! You won't be dissapointed if you stay here. Wonderful

hosts who know the area. Heard they aquored a Dude Ranch. If it's half as good, amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, NE, USA

Great Little Cabins

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights and found the cabin to be comfortable and close to the major attractions. Our cabin was very clean, and the owners were friendly and helpful. Before booking, when I explained that we needed easy access to carry in my husband's oxygen tank, the owner kindly offered to help me with it. The small kitchen had basic kitchen items. There was a grill outside. Although we weren't there very much during daylight hours, we saw deer right outside the cabin and the little porch would have been great for relaxing during warmer weather. For pets they charge per stay not per night, which seems fair. (People with pet allergies should inquire about pet free cabins.) We appreciated their gentle canine greeter, Apollo. We would recommend American Pines Cabins to others and will stay again if we return to the Black Hills.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McPherson, KS


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 7 nights and were extremely pleased. The property is centrally located to most major attractions in the Black Hills so no matter what we did we felt we were always close to the cabin. The property was well maintained and the cabins were neat and clean and had everything we needed. I watched deer and other wild life each morning from our front porch while drinking coffee. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We would recommend this place to anyone going to the Black Hills area and if we are back in the area we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Rapid City or Custer
Nearest Train
2 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 16
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Terry Peak or Mystery Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sheridan Lake (North or South)
Car: necessary

American Pines is 5 miles from Mt. Rushmore. With lots to see & do the "Top 5" on our list is Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park (see the Buffalo), Crazy Horse Memorial, a cave tour, & the Badlands. Also, getting out into the forest through hiking or biking. We have ATV/UTV rentals available for up to 6 people in one unit so you can get off the beaten path & explore the Black Hills National Forest yourself. Please feel free to call us with any questions of recommendations. Thanks,

JAROD & BECKI (owners/operators)



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

Multiple night discount offered October 1st through May 15th. 30 day cancellation policy. If you cancel within 30 days of the date of your arrival you will be charged for any nights we are unable to re-rent the cabin, minus the 1st night non-refundable deposit. Credit card is needed to guarantee the reservation & in lieu of damage deposit.

Owner'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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