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Hill City Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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 private with furniture and gas grill.

More Details

Rita Chapman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

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 Hill City

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • Oven
  • 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 ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


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Hill City Vacation Home
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
Gibbon, NE

Great location.

  • 4 of 5

All the bedrooms were upstairs & the stairs were narrow & steep. My mom (85) stayed with us & decided she would prefer sleeping on the couch which was large & comfortable.

We loved the well stocked kitchen. All the appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, gas range) were newer & they had everything we needed (coffee maker, water kettle, plenty of dishes, pans, etc). The grill was excellent.

The hardwood floors were beautiful & furniture was very nice. The bed we had was comfortable.

We enjoyed being in Hill City. We did day trips to Sheridan Lake, Nemo, Mt. Rushmore, Spearfish Canyon & it was a perfect central location.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Great central location.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Owner and Great House

  • 5 of 5

It was quick and easy to coordinate with Rita. When we arrived (early) we were allowed access and found the house clean and tidy. The house is beautiful and has tons of character. Parking was right in front and always available. I would definitely rent again if I am in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Cute old house...well kept. Beds not the most comfortable and downstairs bathroom were only complaints.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location. The house was spotless. Everything was very easy.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MN

A very pleasant home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had four great days at this property in Hill City. It was so much better than staying in a hotel. Each of our kids had their own space and having one bedroom be a walk-through to the other wasn't an issue at all. The master bedroom was separate and comfortable. AC doesn't reach the upper level, but there are fans in each room that were adequate (though it should be noted that we had unseasonably cool temperatures that week). The stairs to the upper level are narrow, but it wasn't a problem for us. My youngest (7) was a bit skeptical on seeing that it was an older house, but he wound up loving it. The downstairs was very comfortable for the four of us and the kitchen had everything we needed. The location was perfect for us. Hill City was a short walk away and we walked into town several times. It was a great home base for day trips to Custer, Hot Springs, Spearfish, Devil's Tower and more. The house has a great perch overlooking the city and a nice outside table that we enjoyed a couple times. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + 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 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 double the $50 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.