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Secluded Lodging in the Heart of the Black Hills

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping loft, 1.5 Baths

Located in the historic and beautiful Stratobowl. Sleeps 6. This home was built into the landscape of a rugged canyon. The location is very isolated, yet convenient to Rapid City and attractions. Large windows provide incredible wilderness view up Spring Creek. Surrounded by hiking and Forest Service land. A bighorn sheep area borders the property. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a sleeping loft with a queen size bed. A second bedroom has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have private decks overlooking the creek. There is a well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable living room and a dining area. There is an entertainment center with a video library and local television channels (eight). There is a wraparound deck with seating and relaxing areas. The master bath has both a shower and a claw foot tub. The home is a one-of-a-kind, in a very unique and beautiful setting. It is about 20 minutes to Rapid City and 20 minutes to Mount Rushmore. Check in time is 3:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM.


Owner
Cory Tomovick
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Cory Tomovick

We live in the Black Hills of South Dakota in a place known as the Stratobowl. This geological wonder is carved from the combined effects of water erosion and the uplift of a fault line in the rugged Spring Creek canyon. Secluded and idyllic, the property is reminiscent of another era. Maybe it is the silence, the old limestone cliffs, or the song of the creek meandering through the seasons. As these ancient voices surround us, we breathe in all the natural beauty. Peace melts into our being and comes out as creative expressions. When the moon is full, the canyon becomes an illuminated, mystical experience. That is why, at one time, this place was named 'Moon Valley'. Then, in 1934 and 1935, the Army Air corps and National Geographic Society launched manned balloon flights into the stratosphere from here. It was then, that the family field aquired its new name of 'The Stratobowl' while becoming the birth place for the space age.

Amenities

Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Address for the house is 23639 Strato Bowl Road/Rapid City, SD. Check-in is 4 P.M. or later. The owner/manager lives within 300 feet of property and will meet you at the office/their home, then follow you to your rental property. Check-in is a brief tour to let you know about the surrounding property, garbage, and to answer any questions.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Lodging in the Heart of the Black Hills
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This house and location is A-Mazing! Woke up to deer in our yard, beautiful sunrise, gorgeous view, and the wonderful sound of the creek in the backyard! Highly recommended and we would LOVE to come back sometime and stay longer....too short of trip this time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pocono Mountains
5

Just As It Is Advertised and More

  • 5 of 5

Secluded doesn't begin to describe this beautiful and private setting. From the 360 degree daytime views to the evening stars, those looking for a peaceful setting will not be disappointed. Located within an hour or less of most area attractions (we stayed a week and were able to travel to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands and Deadwood, all on one tank of gas), we made sure to allow an extra hour each morning to enjoy the surrounding beauty. Be sure to ask the owners about the private hiking trails located on the property, especially the one that leads to the waterfall. If seclusion is what you are after, you should consider this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indio, Ca
5

Fantastic stay in a great cabin in an ideal setting

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my week more than I can easily describe. For anyone who enjoys the outdoors, wildlife and truly impressive views all readily available even from the deck that surrounds the cabin, this cabin is for you! All of the Black Hills tourist sites are within easy driving range. Inside the cabin features all of the comforts and conveniences of home. Perhaps you desire a little seclusion to enhance your enjoyment of your Black Hills experience and you will find that here as well. Finally, Cory is there for assistance that for me was more than exceptional!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband found the house by chance and we didn't know what to expect. So glad that we came. The owners were very friendly! House was clean and comfy. The views were amazing! Our children enjoyed exploring, swimming in the creek and visiting the pigs! A bit off the beaten path, but that should not be a deterrent! We are planning our next return visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, but is easily outdone by the natural beauty that surrounds it. Spring Creek that flows just behind the house is easy to hear at night with the windows open and was a wonderful way to go to sleep. We have stayed at many VRBO homes in the past, but Ken and Cory's was by far the most equipped and comfortable. They included many things that were often missing in other homes, to include paper towels, toilet paper, plenty of clean towels, sufficient cookware, soap, shampoo, etc. While these seem like small items, they went a long way to making us feel at home immediately. The location is superb. We were visiting during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally, when over 500,000 bikers converge on southwest South Dakota for one week . . . yet despite the volume and noise on the roads, we were oblivious to that while at the house. It remained quiet and serene. However, we were only 15-20 minutes drive time to Mount Rushmore, Rapid City, several wineries, and very close to Custer State Park (a must see day trip). A great home, great hosts, great area, and great experience. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location for amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in Ken and Cory's house in the Black Hills and I cannot recommend it enough. We wanted a location where we could spend quality time together after seeing the sights. The kids LOVED swimming in the creek and the deck is perfect for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The location is great too. Everything was clean and the owners are lovely people. Beds are comfortable. Water pressure is great. Air conditioner works great. Thank you so much Ken and Cory for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rapid City Reginal Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gaslight Resaurant
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Resort

Surrounded by rugged terrain. Twenty minutes from Mount Rushmore, 40 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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