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Hill City Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath With View Of Hill City

3 bedrooms upstairs, full bath downstairs. This home was built in 1885. Fully equipped home is a great place to use as a home base to tour the black Hills. The main bedroom has a queen bed, back bedroom has a full bed, the middle bedroom has a full and twin bed. You walk through the middle bedroom to access the back bedroom. The base rate of $165/night is for the first 2 adults and any children under the age of 15, additional guests 15 and over are $15/night.

The yard is semi private with furniture and gas grill.

More Details

Rita Chapman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Rita Chapman

We bought this vacation home in 2012 so our daughter would be closer to school. We have loved being in the community of Hill city. Everything is within walking distance. We are avid cyclists and the mountain biking and road riding are wonderful. We own Happy Trails Cabins in Silver City and have run a cabin rental business since 1995. We live in Silver City in the summer taking care of our 5 cabins. Both of us are from Rapid City and love the activities the Black Hills have to offer.

Rita Chapman purchased this house in 2012

Why Rita Chapman chose Black Hills

We bought this property because, though we love Silver City (where we have lived since 1995), we wanted to be closer to the amenities of a city. The groceries, post office, library, school are within 3/4 of a mile from the Hill City Home. We love the private yard with views across the valley of the surrounding ridges. We even have a great view of Harney Peak in the distance.

What makes this house unique

We have always loved homes with personality. This wonderfully kept up home has the unique personality of the late 1800's. The stairs are narrower than modern ones and a bit steeper. We do not recommend this home to those with difficulty negotiating stairs.


Hill City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , One bathroom on main floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Front of house with a great view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Back bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Middle bedroom is not totally private.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
The base rate of $165/night is for the first 2 adults and any children under the age of 15, additional guests 15 and over are $15/night.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Hill City Vacation Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great location to visit everything in the Blackhills!

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trip to the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for us. Just a couple of blocks walk to a quaint downtown area with good restaurants; and only 3 miles from the Mt Rushmore Road. Centrally located with Custer to the south and Spearfish Canyon to the north. The house was wonderful and fully equipped with all our needs (other than food, of course). Washer and dryer are a great convenience, as is the fenced side yard for the dog. The living room areas are a nice size, as are the three upstairs bedrooms. If this rental had any flaws at all, it would be the narrow staircase to the sleeping area. Definitely not a deterrent. If I am ever fortunate enough to return to the Black Hills again, I would love to stay at this rental and for a longer period of time. Thank you Rita and Tally for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay. The cabin was close to downtown Hill City, and we walked there every night, and for lunch at the Alpine Inn. The house was very clean, had everything we needed plus more, linens, towels, dishes and cooking utensils, even some spices. My granddaughter was with us, she just turned 3, but could easily navigate the small stairway to the upper floor. It was wonderful that my mini-schnauzer mix was welcome and we spent a lot of time in the fenced side yard in the mornings and evenings, and we saw deer multiple times in the yard or down the street. There was parking for 2 cars right along the house. The house has an A/C, which we turned on the first night since it had been a warm day, but the other days/evenings we just opened the windows. I highly recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family or couple getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our three children stayed here for 4 days while visiting the Black Hills. It is a nice and well maintained home. The location was ideal for getting to all of key attractions. It is a short walk (5 mins or less) to a number of great restaurants, bars and shops in downtown Hill City. It is also less than 5 mins from the Mickelsen bike trail, which we rode every day. I highly recommend this property to anyone with a family or just as a couple. Owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1885 house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here July 2015. Our family of 4 was plenty comfortable here. Having fast wifi is nice bc the cell reception in the area is not good. Plenty of things provided to make your stay comfortable. We saw deer in the backyard many mornings of our stay. Can walk to downtown Hill City for food, ice cream, shopping and even a park for the kiddos to play. Running/biking trail virtually across the street. The location is perfect for getting to all of the local sites (Mt Rushmore, Reptile Gardens, Crazy Horse, Custer St Park etc). Our kids (3 and 5) slept very comfortably and much better than in a hotel. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

This home was a very cozy place for my wife and I, our four kids and my parents. We had enough space to relax and eat meals, and the location is great. We very much enjoyed our visit and Rita was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Downtown Hill City
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rocky Knolls Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 385
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Downtown Hill City
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Terry Peak and Mystic Mountain
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Sheridan Lake, south beach
Car: necessary

The 1885 Hill City Home is 1 block off Main St. in Hill City. It sits on a hillside with a wonderful view of the Hill City valley. Close to the unique shops and restaurants that put Hill City on the map. Within a close walk to the historic 1880 Train, Black Hills Institute of Geological Research and the Mickelson Trail.


Rates & Availability

Hill City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

additional adult guests $15 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

We are a licensed vaction home in the state of SD and the city of Hill City. The base rate is for 2 adults, we charge an additional $15/person for guests 15 years of age and over. We do not charge a cleaning fee and expect the home to be left reasonably clean and tidy. We will charge for any damages. If the home is left unreaonably dirty we reserve the right to charge a $50 cleaning fee.

We take personal checks and credit cards. 50% of the stay is required for the reservation, payment upon arrival. You may call me with a credit card number or let me know you are mailing a check. Deposits are refunded for cancelled dates that get re-rented, credit card refunds have a $15% service charge. The base rate of $165/night is for the first 2 adults and any children under the age of 16.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.