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Vacation Home in the Black Hills Next to Trailshead Resort.

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 8 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Vacation home in the Black Hills of South Dakota a quater mile from Trailshead lodge. Next to 350 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. This house has a full kitchen, dining room, 8 bedrooms, 3 that have king size beds, 4 Queen beds and one room with 4 Twin Beds, a 6 person hot tub on a covered deck. It also has a heated garage, and a large deck so you can relaxe and enjoy the wild life.

Keywords: 8 Bedroom House in the Black Hills some are suite's. 350 miles of snowmobile trails starting in our back yard. Great location for biker groups. Large game room with full sized pool table A large deck to view and enjoy deer and elk in the back yard. Hot tub to also enjoy watching the wild life. Fully furnished. Sleeps 18 with everyone having a bed. On a paved Road.

More Details

David Carlson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About David Carlson

I'm a biker and I looked for a quiet place on a paved road for several years before finding this property. My partner and I enjoy this place and I'm sure that you will do the same.

David Carlson purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why David Carlson chose Lead

If you looking for a place that can sleep 18 people with everyone having a bed, then this is the place for your group. 7 bedrooms x 2 people = 14 people plus a singles room or kid's room with 4 twin beds for a total on 18. Also 5 1/2 bathrooms.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We have a safe room if there is a bad storm!!


Mt Moriah Cemetery
Terry Peak
Jakes Atop The Midnight Star -- CLOSED
"wonderful place to eat"
Lead Country Club
1880 Train/Black Hills Central Railroad
Custer State Park
"one beautiful place"
Crazy Horse Memorial
"great carving"
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society
"need to see this when you're in the Black Hills"
Crazy Horse Memorial
Black Hills Badlands & Lakes
Beautiful Rushmore Cave
Needles Lookout (The fire lookout burned down in 2011)
"a must place to see"
Alpine Inn
"one of the best places to eat in the Black Hills"
Naked Winerie Hill City LLC
Brown Rock Sports Cafe
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Spearfish Airport & Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Trailshead Lodge & Buckhorn Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 85
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Cheyenne Crossing Great Food!!
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: necessary

This property give you peace and quite with all BlackHills attractions with in driving distance of 1 hour or less. Good location for Sturgis Rally Groups. 350 miles of snowmobile paths right out of back yard. Great location for family getaways and other large groups.


Lead Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Sink
  • We have enough bathrooms to handle groups as large as 18 people. So relax and enjoy!!
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
  • King size beds 3 master bedrooms each with king size bed., Queen size Beds 4 bedrooms with queen beds, Twin or Single Beds 1 bedroom with 4 Twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
A great place for Bikers, Family Reunions, Larger Groups and Large Groups Vacationing in the Black Hills


Very Good! 4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Vacation Home in the Black Hills Next to Trailshead Resort.
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews
vermillion, sd

Perfect for large group but had some issues

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a great cabin for our group. We had a large group and spent our spring break hanging out, playing pool, sitting in the hot tub and drinking. We had a great time and the cabin accommodated our needs, however there were a few problems. We are asked to do our own dishes (common sense) but had no dish soap or dishwasher soap, there wasnt much toilet paper when we got there, the driveway and walk way area was slippery and icy and there was no de-icing salt like the book said there would be. The plumbing seemed backed up, you would have to flush the toilets multiple times to get anything to go down, there was hardly any water pressure for dishes/showers/laundry, and the hot water only lasted for 3 showers, everyone else would get cold showers.

Overall we enjoyed our time here, it was spacious and we all had enough room to not be on top of each other. Thank you for letting us use your vacation home!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, Perfect size

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here before, with the size of our party, it was perfect size, plenty of room so we weren't all on top of each other. Our reason for being out there was for snowmobiling, so with trailshead a stones throw away, it was a great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for writing the very nice review on our vacation home. Thanks, David Carlson
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awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Place was great, plenty of room for all. Many bathrooms and bedrooms. Kitchen nicely stocked with staples. Hot tub and game room great. Overall, a great place to vacation and will come back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenfield, WI

Family Reunion

  • 3 of 5

Pros: big spacious house, beautiful remote location, quiet, nice hot tub, satellite tv, clean.

Cons: terribly uncomfortable beds (VERY hard) many woke with a back ache everyday, too far from attractions, cheaply made furnishings and linens, sporadic internet connection (worked the 1st 2 days only), cell phones don't work and there is no working phone at the house. Poor response from the owner on connection problems.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry for your not liking our beds and furniture. We bought all new beds and furniture 3 years ago when we furnished the Vacation Home. We bought firm beds and middle of the road furniture for the Vacation Home, which we have had nothing but compliments on from other customers. We have no cell phone service in our area so I worked with satellite tech's to be able to provide cell service for our customers. It took about 1 year to find something that works. It's not perfect, but its better that no service. It's working depends on the satellite service working and some times that is spotty. We also have a satellite land line that works with Verizon and is wireless. If customers over load the satellite internet it causes it to go off line. Most people have no problem with this service. The problem according to my satellite tech's is the use of to many i-pads and downloading movies that cause it to go off line. There is nothing I can do about this. We are in a very private area of the Black Hills and are just off a paved road on a private driveway. I go to the Black Hill often and did research on the location before we bought the land as to what we felt was a good location and within 1 hour of most attractions. I ride Harley and we feel its is about perfect for all our needs and those of our customers.
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Stayton, OR

Currently battling with owner to return deposit

  • 2 of 5

Owner was very quick to respond to emails when I was renting, but now hasn't returned three emails. I called him to ask when he would return my deposit, he said he couldn't because the cleaners hadn't called him! I asked him to take the initiative to call them. No internet, cell phone service or cell one service despite what it says on the website.

On the plus size the lodge was clean, exactly as photos depicted, and we had a great time at the lodge. The landscape was green and wonderful. Owner was great at answering questions before the rental. He seemed quite helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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would not return deposit

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here Memorial Day weekend 2012. After our stay I repeatedly contacted the owner about returning my deposit which he agreed we were due, and at first he would respond and say he was sending me the deposit. After a while he quit responding so I had my brother try, and again he told him he felt bad and would send me the deposit. Of course he did not. Although I live in MN, thankfully I'm originally from SD and so over Thanksgiving I visited the owner on his doorstep to his surprise. It was quite uncomfortable and I don't think it was right for me to have to be put in that position, but I was able to get my deposit finally. We did enjoy the cabin and it is very nice, although it was not handicap accessible for my dad on a scooter. Due to the poor management not returning the deposit, I do not plan to return, as I think he did not act very professional to me as his customer.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee NON-Refund $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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