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.
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- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping loft, 1.5 Baths
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
One of the most beautiful places I have stayed.
Everything that the pictures show, and more. Amazing, Amazing.
There is poison ivy around, but not in the way, you just have to watch a bit.
I will be back. So beautiful it is hard to get anything done, as you just want to BE there.
Peaceful, secluded home!
Beautiful, secluded location! Very peaceful and private! Can't say enough about the area and the views, we really enjoyed just sitting on the deck and listening to the creek rush by! Easy to find. Easy drive to anything you might want to do in the Black Hills. Lots of fun hiking trails right outside your door! Kids loved the swimming hole, which is just a short drive or walk from the house. Home is thoughtfully equipped with things you need - plenty of towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, and kitchen items like coffee filters, seasonings, napkins, soap, cleaning products. Beds are comfortable. Traveled with 4 adults and 2 kids, we did wish there was a second full bath but we made it work just fine, plenty of hot water too! Some areas in the home do show a bit of wear, it's well loved, however we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. I have been to the Black Hills several times and this was the best trip yet! Definitely recommend!
Comfortable home in a beautiful setting
We really enjoyed our stay and the beautiful sounds and surroundings. It was a great location with easy access but off the beaten path. Makes for a great launching point for anything in the Black Hills. Comfortable beds and outstanding scenery! Ken & Cory (Roxy too) are very welcoming. Thank you for letting us stay there.
This was one of the best properties we have rented on VRBO. The house and location were magnificent. Very quiet and private in a stunning setting. We greatly appreciated the welcome tour provided by the owner. Highly recommended.
Wonderful secluded house surrounded by outdoor beauty!
This house fit our family of five perfectly. And we would’ve loved a couple more days to explore the surrounding hills and trails. The area is beautiful!
Peaceful, quiet, and serene.
Our family had a wonderful time waking up each day looking for wildlife. We were close to nearby attractions and entertainment but the house and grounds felt like our own private playground. There's trails, scenic views, and the kids loved the watering hole and kayaks! They all proclaimed this was the best vacation we've had. We are taking home wonderful memories of South Dakota!
Surrounded by rugged terrain. Twenty minutes from Mount Rushmore, 40 minutes to Crazy Horse Memorial.