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Happy Trails Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Log Cabin Will Capture Your Heart And Settle Your Mind.

This one room rustic log cabin was built in 1946 and is 640 sq ft. There is a queen bed, 1 IKEA twin chair bed and a full sofa futon. Fully equipped kitchen, fireplace and the bath has a roomy claw footed tub.

This cabin is for those that truly want to 'get away from it all', no TV, no phone - sporadic cell service.

The Black Hills National Forest borders the back yard. We provide the firewood. Deer and turkey cross through the yard.

Rita Chapman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Rita Chapman

Both of us have lived in South Dakota since we were 12 and our daughter has lived here all her life.  We raced bicycles (on and off road) for 10 years before settling in Silver City. Tally has participated in the Race Across America - finishing twice and Rita was an Expert Cross Country National Champion in Mountain Biking. Both of us have numerous state championships in our divisions for both road racing and mountain biking. This history of traveling, racing and hosting other poor cyclists at our home influenced us in our purchase of Tallys' fathers cabin business. It has suited us tremendously, we love to meet people and help them have a memorable vacation.

Rita Chapman purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Rita Chapman chose Silver City

We would love to share our little slice of heaven in Silver City with anyone in need of a place to “get away from it all”.  

What makes this cabin unique

There are unlimited activities available in the Black Hills from kayaking, inner tubing down the creek, rock climbing, cross country or downhill skiing, hunting, running, geocaching, fishing, it is up to your imagination. We love being outdoors.  Mountain biking, running and hiking are our favorite activities in Silver City.  Tally is the mountain biking trail expert and Rita has the running trails dialed in. If you are not too fast we may even join you. We have a garden, weeding is always available for those interested. Ask for information anytime.  By the end of July the raspberries are getting ripe and the season continues through 3rd week of August. It is not hard to find a wild patch.


Silver City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We expect guests to leave the cabin tidy. We do not charge an additional cleaning fee but reserve the right to charge a $50 cleaning fee if the cabin
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Roomy claw footed tub. No shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio style log cabin with all beds in the same large room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Deer and Turkey frequently cross through the yard, no extra charge.


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Happy Trails Log Cabin
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews
Des Moines, Iowa

Perfect off the grid get away

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was fantastic. Walking distance to a fantastic trail head and wonderful neighbors. Property is "off the grid" with no wifi or TV and very limited cell service. Was a great escape with a chance to read a book on the deck and watch the deer in the yard. When we did need internet service for work reasons, the property owner invited us to her home where her range extender got us on the network.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

Worked well for our family of four. Great views driving in and out while visiting Rushmore and Custer State Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans la cabane de Rita. Très confortable, bien équipée, perdue au milieu des bois... Un excellent endroit pour se ressourcer sans téléphone portable et profiter de la faune.... incroyable!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the cabin. Every well equipped, great location. Owners were especially nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful little cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect. The quaint and quirky cabin was delightful! All of our “cabin dreams”were fulfilled...Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the log cabin for 5 nights. It was so relaxing. We had a family of 5 white tail deer visit our cabin every night, and would occasionally hear an owl hooting, not a sight or sound we see often! The cabin had everything you needed and was comfortable. Truly a great place to relax and see some wildlife. Thank you Rita and Tally.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Sugar Shack
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Nearest Train
23 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State Highway 385
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Horse Creek Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Terry Peak and Mystic Mountain
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pactola Lake
Car: necessary

Silver City is a peaceful community located at the end of a 5 mile paved road and is surrounded by the National Forest. Rapid Creek flows past our little town and creates Pactola Lake 1/2 mile downstream. We have fishing, hiking, inner tubing, mountain biking, just outside your door. Centrally located, most Black Hills attractions are within 45 minutes to an hour away. There are no services in Silver City.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20

We do not charge cleaning fees and expect the cabin to be left reasonably clean and tidy, we reserve the right to charge $50 if the cabin is left in terrible condition. We do charge for damage. The pet fee is per night. For approved pets we require the pet not be left in the cabin unattended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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