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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, 16 Sleeps

Chateau de Soleil, House of the Sun, located on 6 acres is a home like no other in the Black Hills. With 4,100 sq ft of exceptional decor plus 2000 sq.ft. outdoor deck this home and Tree house are marked by superior quality furnishings and exquisite professional designer appointments. Located in beautiful Boulder Canyon, minutes from Deadwood, Lead, Sturgis, Spearfish, Rapid City, and all other communities. The Chateau will serve as a perfect vacation hub to all area attractions and special events through-out the Black Hills area.

Audrey and I have been in the hospitality business for 20 years and enjoy giving our guest the best we have to offer to make you and yours a lasting memorable vacation. So we added to this beautiful home a 400 sq ft tree house for adults and yes kids too! I built this tree house to give our guest a unique experience like no other in the Black Hills. If you have never walked through a 5 foot round door or been in a house built in the trees, this will be the highlight of your stay. The builders of this tree house had quite an imagination on the exterior and interior design and is sure to please anyone. We understand that our guests when planning a vacation or just a getaway are looking for a place that is comfortable, unique and memorable so let Audrey and I help you with planing a wonderful vacation.


Fireplace, AC, Fridge, Microwave, TV, 2 full beds, seasonal running water.


Awesome Pac Man game room (Game cabinets play 50 of the most popular games from the 80's!

4 Bedrooms all King beds

3 1/2 bathrooms

3 floors

3 decks (patio furniture)

3 stall garage

Hot Tub

gas grill

Internet access WIFI

Off of our private drive, access protected forest service land for biking,hunting or just relaxing scenic walks.

Fireplace (gas)

No gravel roads.

More Details

Gordon Mack
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, another successful stay! This year we let our daughter bring a friend. They went geocaching and found one right down the road. The weather allowed for some beautiful hiking in Rough Lock Falls. Until next year!
Oct 2014
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Sturgis Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
We also have 4 rollaway beds.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 108 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Hobbitt house brought tears to the eyes of our lifelong, abiding Tolkien fan. It was perfect. The main house itself also was stunning, everything you could hope it could be. Wonderfully decorated, beautifully kept, and full of every sort of luxury. A "skynet" that enthralled our five year old. A hot tub under the stars. Sweeping views. A game room that entertained all 12 of us. Wonderful rooms for gatherings, a beautiful porch, a fantastic kitchen, a spacious garage.... It was all perfect. We even arrived to find a couple of welcome pizzas in the refrigerator, which were devoured promptly after our long journies. Incredible place, and incredible hospitality. So grateful we were lucky enough to experience it.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review the Chateau, Audrey and I are thrilled when a vacation for our guests meets or even exceeds there expectations. We do hope you do have the chance to visit the beautiful Black Hills again and give us the opportunity to accommodate you again at the Chateau! Best regards, Gordon
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Exceeded expectations. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Chateau de Soleil is the nicest place we've ever stayed. Very beautiful, clean, quiet, and kid friendly for our whole family. My husband and I brought all three children, their spouses, and 7 grandchildren (8 and under). The tree house is right out of "The Hobbit". We all loved it. The game room was popular with the 6 and 8 year olds, and the adults. The house is spacious and lovely, and there wasn't anything we needed. The upper deck was our hang-out spot. Gordon and Audrey were friendly and helpful. The house is within driving distance of all Black Hills attractions. We did, however, skip a few attractions to spend more time at the house. We hope to stay here again in the future and would highly recommend the house to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super happy to hear the Chateau was the best place you ever stayed! With that being said we will continue to make the Chateau the best vacation spot in the Black Hills and hope you give Audrey and I the privilege to accommodate you in the future! Thank you, Gordon
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Just.... wow. This was an amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

Owners have thought of every detail!! Extremely well maintained property, everything of the highest quality & cleanliness, beautiful & unique inside and out. Well done!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Audrey and I are thrilled you enjoyed the Chateau!
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Absolutely LOVED this place

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay. There is something for everyone at this place. The tree house is truly amazing. The home is very warm and friendly, easy to get to and close enough to activities in the area. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to respond about your stay at the Chateau we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, also that you recommend the Chateau as a wonderful place to stay when visiting the Black Hills.
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This property is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed the property so much! The game room was a hit. The tree house was unbelievable, and so unique. The beds were so comfortable and everything we needed was there. We are definitely going back!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Audrey and I are thrilled you all enjoyed the Chateau and look forward to your next stay in the beautiful Black Hills.
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  • 5 of 5

WOW --- what a very incredibly grand place! We took our 3 daughters, their husbands and 8 grandchildren for a weekend stay to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. VERY relaxing and what a SUPER home and location! We enjoyed everything about the place. Sitting on the HUGE deck area was very relaxing and the scenery can't be beat if you like the outdoors. Plenty of sleeping room for us all. The kids (old & young) thought the "game room" was lots of fun and spent much time enjoying it. The grandchildren were totally amazed with the 'sleep-able' tree house! They spent a lot of time playing and watching movies. They also LOVED the sky patio / walk area --- interesting use of space. We had planned a number of events to do while in the Hills --- so if we were to do it again --- we would plan MORE time at the beautiful home just RELAXING! Several of us also enjoyed the hiking that could be done just out the back door. What a wonderful experience and something we will ALL remember for years to come. THANK YOU to the owners for being so accommodating. The extra "treat" bonus left for us to enjoy was a very pleasant surprise and enjoyed by all. My husband & I would love to go again with a group of our adult friends and just enjoy the beautifulness of not only the home but also the Hills area. THANK YOU for the memories!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori thank you so much for the wonderful review! Audrey and I love sharing the Chateau to make memories last a life time. People often ask us how can we not live there full time, Audrey and I get more satisfaction sharing the home and getting wonderful feedback on how special the Chateau is. Again we are delighted you enjoyed the home and hope you may get the opportunity to visit again.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Boulder Canyon Gold Course
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Terry Peak

The Chateau de Soleil is located 10 miles from Sturgis home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument and Custer State Park are 50 miles from the Chateu. Devil's Tower in Wyoming is 90 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Damage Deposit $500

Renter must be 25 years of age or older to rent the Chateau. The first night due at the time of booking, nonrefundable. If there are more than 16 people in your party there will be a charge per night per extra person. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. During peak season 3 night stay request maybe required to be a 4 to 5 night stay to maximize our calendar. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.