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Secluded Lodging in the Heart of the Black Hills

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


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.

Cory Tomovick
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

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.


Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
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.


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(49 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Lodging in the Heart of the Black Hills
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

Pictures just don't do this place justice...

  • 5 of 5

Simply an unbelievable location! Nice home. But, the best thing about this place is it's amazing natural beauty while being so accessible to Rapid City and the attractions in the Black Hills. Well worth it!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and gorgeous setting in the hills. Deer, birds, a stream and waterfall, make this idyllic for both relaxation and more strenuous activity like hiking.

Great hosts.

Really close to Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park (bison!) and Rapid City.

Would highly recommend !!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pocono Mountains

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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indio, Ca

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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

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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