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Happy Trails Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews

Perfect - everything I'd hoped for!

  • 4 of 5

Rita's cabin was clean, with all of the basics needed for a comfortable stay. She and husband were available as needed and provided good information on area attractions. I would recommend the cabin to anyone and hope to be back again soon. Mary, Wisconsin

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful Place and Area

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the beautifully decorated and furnished Cabin. A Very peaceful retreat from technology and TV. The wildlife was a bonus! The fall was an excellent time to stay and we hope to do it again someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 days in this lovely little cabin. It has everything you need to cook your own meals. The fire place is perfect. It was a great stay. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful. Back to nature!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very accommodating and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view is incredible!!! Our main goal was to relax and ride ATV's and that we did. This property is awesome. The no TV, radio, internet & cell reception made this so enjoyable and a NICE break from hectic life. Would recommend this to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Connersville/Indianapolis Indiana

Cute Cabin-Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised by how awesome our stay was. I convinced my parents to go on a family vacation since they don't really get out much. They suggested we take a road trip to the West and hit up my dream locations which is completely unlike them. I didn't think they would enjoy it so much and I was pretty nervous, but they LOVED our stay at Happy Trails Log Cabin. Unfortunately, we had to move onto our next State; Wyoming. I plan on making a return sometime soon for a longer stay. The cabin was very cozy and the Chapman's welcoming. We kept pretty busy and I felt there wasn't much time to take everything in and get to know the folks in the area. There were no disappointments with this cabin and I highly recommend booking with Happy Trails!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A gem in the hills

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in the Log Cabin. The setting is nothing but serenity and the cabin has a charm all its own. We were pleasantly surprised with the size (it was larger than I expected). We were able to have a lovely fire both inside and outside and enjoy the area, which offers a nice walking path. If relaxation and beauty are what you seek, than this is the place for you! The allure of this place will definitely bring us back, not to mention the wonderful hospitality of the owners.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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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