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Chessie Cabin, Knotty Pine in-Home Cabin in Hill City, Central Black Hills

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HOME of our two In-Home Cabins. Spring photo. CHESSIE'S entrance is far left.

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Two In-Home Cabins in Hill City. Chessie-sleeps up to 5; Little Prairie Cabin-3.

In Hill City, South Dakota, CHESSIE CABIN (this VRBO listing 460069) sleeps up to 5 and has 1-1/2 baths plus an extra vanity outside the main bath...3 vanities. Also, we have Little Prairie Cabin (VRBO 857831), sleeps 3 (or 4 if one is a small child) and has 1 bath.

Here in the central Black Hills, we offer TWO distinct knotty pine IN-HOME CABINS (under one roof) which can be rented together or separately (each with its own private entrance). Dates may still be available in one cabin if not the other. The calendar with this (Chessie) listing shows only dates for CHESSIE CABIN. (The calendar for Little Prairie Cabin is located at VRBO 857831.) Please CALL 605-574-2424 (or 605-787-1237) to INQUIRE about dates - or for any clarification needed - or for multiple-night stay DISCOUNTS as well as for cost of additional guests over double occupancy not calculated in the VRBO rate format* - and/or to secure a RESERVATION. Or, email questions to blackhillshomecabins@gmail
(* IMPORTANT: see NOTE 1a and NOTE 1b several paragraphs further down)

Again, this VRBO listing 460069 represents CHESSIE CABIN. Our highest rates for this in-home cabin (as shown under the RATES tab) occur in Summer Season (June 20 - Sept 15) referred to as My Standard Rate. Other seasons have lower rates. Discounts are offered for lingering longer!

(Little Prairie Cabin is offered at lower rates than Chessie Cabin, but is equal in uniqueness, attractiveness, conveniences, quality, and the good-natured welcome of pine.)

For your BLACK HILLS VACATION, choose either (or both) of our two inviting IN-HOME CABINS. Cabins may be rented both by one party, or independently. Both are engagingly designed, offering warmth and the winsome beauty of the piney woods, nested within the walls of our home, under one roof. Each has its own private outside entry door, and a service entry door from a hallway within the house which locks on both sides, assuring your privacy. CHESSIE CABIN sleeps up to 5 with use of the optional Tree House Loft (and Little Prairie Cabin up to 4). Both woodsy cabins have the comforts of modern amenities. Along with this cabin-style setting, enjoy the bounty of conveniences and friendliness found in our historic mountain town, Hill City.

The East Main Street side of our home-based business features a storefront presence with a log-railed deck for guests and customers to enjoy. Being situated not quite downtown is appealing for guests as well as our in-house SMILING BEAR ANTIQUES SHOP and ESPRESSO BAR. Usual shop hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

REMEMBER, the longer you stay, the more you save, and there are no hidden costs. Please email or call with questions you may have. blackhillshomecabins@gmail 605-574-2424 (or 605-787-1237). If we are unavailable, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

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NOTE 1a — We have specials which give rate reductions for multiple-night stays. Except for Off Season, Major Holidays (including the Buffalo Roundup) and Sturgis Rally, reductions occur at 2-4 nts and at 5 nts or more. Off Season offers its own multiple-night stay reduction. Under the RATES tab here at VRBO, My Standard Rate represents the Summer Season of June 20 - Sept 15. (Little Prairie Cabin's rates are less than Chessie Cabin's rates.)
NOTE 1b — Our rate schedule under the RATES tab here at VRBO is for DOUBLE OCCUPANCY and allows people of various party sizes to pay a rate based on their party size, versus one size fits all. In our reasoning, 2 people need not pay the same amount as 3 or 4 or 5. Here is the nightly rate schedule for additional guests over double occupancy: 18 and over, $15-ea — 13 through 17, $10-ea — 8 through 12, $5-ea — 7 and under, $2.50-ea. — $20/night minimum for use of the optional "Tree House Loft”, with full bed and half bath, in the Chessie Cabin. [The main level accommodates 3 people (queen bed, twin bed). If there are more than 3 people in a party, that is when the loft is needed and the minimum cost for the loft is paid.]

NOTE 2 — (A) BRING YOUR OWN hair dryer. (B) BRING YOUR OWN food and seasonings. (C) 4-cup coffee pot, coffee fixings, plus several fine single serve instant beverage choices will be available in your cabin, along with mugs.

NOTE 3 — NON-smoking property, NO pets/animals.

NOTE 4 — Within comfortable walking distance of your cabin are Hill City's many restaurants, eager to satisfy your meal and dessert needs all day long, and one of them is less than a block away.

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION - CHESSIE

Ground level knotty pine In-Home Cabin — CHESSIE (sleeps up to 5) has a personal outside entrance, a private full bath and another vanity outside the bath, bay view pellet stove, cove heat, AC, ceiling fan, queen pillow top master bed made of local ponderosa pine, as well as a cozy Nook with a southern cypress twin bed (all on the main level). The optional TREE HOUSE LOFT (Chessie's upper level) has a half-bath and is described under the heading, PICTURE THIS, four paragraphs below.

Other AMENITIES include: a love seat, wireless internet, satellite hd tv/dvd/vcr, small undercounter fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker in kitchenette (microwave cooking only).

Other ITEMS PROVIDED in Chessie: Bed linens, towels and other usual bathroom items. (Shampoo, Conditioner, Pump Hand Soap and Lotion are all in family sizes—not the individual-sizes seen in motels—and guests are requested to leave the unused contents and containers for subsequent guests.)

Chessie is equipped for outdoor grilling and indoor microwave cooking only. Included are tools, hot pads, plates, glasses, silverware, salt, pepper, paper towels. (Coffee pot and toaster are included.) All utensils and dishes must be cleaned after use. Dish soap and cloth are provided. NOTE - The window and entry door from the deck must be kept closed while grilling, to prevent infusion of smoke into the living quarters.

PICTURE THIS - On entering Chessie, the Nook is on the right, chairs and a table are on the left; overhead, the ceiling fan is suspended from a vault which angles up to the Tree House Loft. Optional space, the Loft sleeps two on a full-size pillow top bed, and has a half-bath (vanity, toilet). This allows Chessie to accommodate up to five guests of one party. (Camp-style arrangements may be made for a sixth person, if needed.)

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION - LITTLE PRAIRIE CABIN

Ground level knotty pine In-Home Cabin — LITTLE PRAIRIE CABIN (sleeps 3, plus 1 small child) has a personal outside entrance and deck at rear of house with a boardwalk leading to the front deck/porch, the 4' shower has two lumbar jets in the private bath, cove heat, AC, ceiling fan, queen pillow top antique bed, as well as a cozy Nook with twin bed, over which is a 5-foot 4-inch long loft (like a bunk) for a small child.

Other AMENITIES include: same as Chessie, but larger galley-style kitchenette, and blender added.

Other ITEMS PROVIDED in Little Prairie Cabin: same as Chessie.

Little Prairie Cabin is equipped for outdoor grilling and indoor microwave cooking only. Included are items and note same as Chessie.

PICTURE THIS - Little Prairie Cabin bears some resemblance to Chessie in that the interior is nearly all pine, but many aspects are reminiscent of homesteading on the prairie. Find the rising sun, the moon and the big dipper in this cabin! The large round copper sink embossed with vining wild flowers is set in a hand-crafted contoured vanity.

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ABOUT HILL CITY and CONVENIENT CENTRAL LOCATION

Sometimes we want the 'Best of Both Worlds'. Either of our TWO comfortable IN-HOME CABINS can give you that satisfaction. You can indulge in the atmosphere of a cabin-feel vacation while having everything you need or want within walking distance. Being located IN Hill City is quite the convenience.

Black Hills Central Railroad's 1880 TRAIN is just across the street, and the popular MICKELSON TRAIL (hiking, running, biking) couldn't be more handy, following Railroad Ave and East Main's sidewalk as it moseys through town, with bike rentals just down the street a couple of blocks.

Hill City has two laundromats. A full service grocery store, Krull's Market, is only a few blocks distance. We hike several bags of groceries home nearly every day. A number of churches grace this small community, too. Probably you will devote some leisurely time to HISTORIC DOWNTOWN. That's where you will find everything from a hair salon to filet mignon to dreamy ice cream, glorious pie and homemade fudge, to a world class DINOSAUR MUSEUM. You will savor the choices of cafes, grills and restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Delve into the adventure! Explore various unique shops and galleries; discover antiques, local art and fine gifts, as well as trinkets and t-shirts. We would be delighted if you would visit our own Smiling Bear Antiques Shop and Espresso Bar, on location, going into our twelfth year! — Save your driving time for enjoying the extraordinary sights out in the Black Hills.

Well-situated in the HEART of the Hills, we are near MOUNT RUSHMORE, Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Elk Wilderness, Needles Highway, mountain lakes (Sheridan, Pactola, Sylvan, Deerfield, Stockade, Legion), Black Elk Peak (formerly Harney Peak), Norbeck Scenic Byway, the 111 mile long Centennial Trail, and there is so much more to see and do!

IMPORTANT NOTE - This is a NON-smoking property, NO pets/animals. — REMEMBER, the longer you stay, the more you save; so plan to linger longer in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, with Black Hills In-Home Cabins as your comfortable home-away-from-home. Centrally located! It would be our pleasure to accommodate you and offer the kind of hospitality that shows you are on our minds. Happy trails!

605-574-2424 (or 605-787-1237) - blackhillshomecabins@gmail
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    In consideration of the well-being of all guests and the owners, NON-smoking only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    In consideration of the well-being of all guests and the owners, NO pets/animals can be accommodated....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Chessie: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    The Chessie Cabin sleeps up to 5 w/optional Tree House Loft....moreless

  • Chessie's Tree House Loft: 1 double

    Chessie's optional (upstairs) loft has a full pillowtop bed....moreless

  • CHESSIE (this listing, VRBO-460069) has a queen pillowtop bed and a twin bed on the main level, and a full size pillowtop bed in the optional Tree House Loft (upper level).—Rates are for double occupancy; also modest nightly rates for additional guests (with $20 nightly minimum for optional Tree House Loft). — dbl occ, 2 night minimum, at $119/nt Summer - at VRBO known as My Standard Rate. For multiple night stays (beyond two nights), rates are further reduced via our Double Special; see www.blackhillshomecabins.com At rates lower than for Chessie — LITTLE PRAIRIE CABIN (separate listing, VRBO-857831) has a queen pillowtop bed and, in a Nook, a twin bed with a 5-foot 4-inch sleeping loft (bunk) overhead for a small child.—Rates are for double occupancy; also modest nightly rates for additional guests. — dbl occ, 2 night minimum, at $115/nt Summer - at VRBO known as My Standard Rate. For multiple night stays (beyond two nights), rates are further reduced via our Double Special....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Chessie's Tree House Loft Half Bath: toilet

    Toilet + vanity in half bath of Chessie's Tree House Loft....moreless

  • Chessie Full Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Full bath with vanity, plus another vanity outside of bath....moreless

  • CHESSIE (this listing, VRBO-460069), on the main level, has 1 full bath and an extra vanity outside the bath; and on the upper level in the Tree House Loft there is 1/2 bath; which means, this cabin has 3 vanities. — — We also have: LITTLE PRAIRIE CABIN (separate listing, VRBO-857831), which has 1 full bath consisting of a toilet and 4' shower (with 2 lumbar jets) in the 'shower' room, and 1 vanity outside the shower room; also, the kitchenette has a sink which can double as a second vanity when needed. Please see photos....moreless

Other Amenities

  • IMPORTANT NOTE - To be assured that you collect all relevant details and that you get an accurate perception of our property and rates, please visit our own information site for the two In-Home Cabins www.blackhillshomecabins.com (and particularly browse through the DEPOSIT and POLICIES — Cabin Courtesies page; as well as the STEPPING STONES — Dates, Rates, Specials page; both of which are intended to enhance and help personalize your vacation planning) — Please email us at blackhillshomecabins@gmail.com or call us at 605-574-2424 (or 605-787-1237) and ask any questions that may come up in your mind. — We have specials which give rate reductions for multiple-night stays. Except for Off Season, Major Holidays and Sturgis Rally, reductions occur at 2-4 nts and at 5 nts or more. We used the Summer season rates (highest rates) for the VRBO format under the RATES tab. Little Prairie Cabin's rates are less than Chessie's. — We would be pleased to hear from you!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite. Dish Network's basic programming....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Hill City begins just a couple of blocks from Black Hills In-Home Cabins, where East Main St. turns a bend and becomes Main St....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Hill City is known as the 'Heart of the Hills' because it is in the center of the Black Hills, right in the scenery, scented with pine....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    In Chessie, the table space can accommodate 4 people, and a folding table may also be set up for a party of 5. (Little Prairie Cabin's table can accommodate 3. A second smaller table is in the cabin.)...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window-type air conditioners....moreless

  • Heating:

    Chessie and Little Prairie Cabin are both equipped with cove heat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Graveled parking lot....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Chessie has a pellet stove, which isn't usually needed during the summer months, but does occasionally get used in cooler weather....moreless

Kitchen

  • Microwave:

    Chessie has outdoor grilling and microwave cooking only. (Little Prairie Cabin has outdoor grilling and microwave cooking only.)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Complimentary individual-serve packets of coffee/teas, as well as a jar of coffee grounds for the coffee maker; plus sweeteners and creamer....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Undercounter in the kitchenette....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Chessie In-Home Cabin (as well as Little Prairie Cabin) has a toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Chessie Cabin, small entrance deck. A large communal deck is available for guest use. (Little Prairie Cabin, private deck.) ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Nov 16 - Mar 31, 2017
1 night min stay
$85
$565
Shoulder
Apr 1 - May 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$105
$665
Peak
May 10 - Jun 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$115
$735
Peak 2
Sep 16 - Oct 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$115
$735
Shoulder 2
Oct 10 - Nov 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$105
$665
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$119
$763

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

To be assured that you collect all relevant details and that you get an accurate perception of our property and rates, please visit our information site for the two In-Home Cabins (...see STEPPING STONES — Dates-Rates-Specials page) www.blackhillshomecabins.com or email us at blackhillshomecabins@gmail.com or call us at 605-787-1237 and ask any questions that you may have. — We have specials which give rate reductions for multiple-night stays. Except for Off Season, Major Holidays and Sturgis Rally, reductions occur at 2-4 nts and at 5 nts or more. We used the Summer season rates (highest rates) for the VRBO format. — Our rate schedule under the RATE tab here at VRBO is for DOUBLE OCCUPANCY and allows people of various party sizes to pay a rate based on their party size, versus one size fits all. In our reasoning, 2 people need not pay the same amount as 3 or 4 or 5. Here is the nightly rate schedule for additional guests over double occupancy: 18 and over, $15-ea — 13 through 17, $10-ea — 8 through 12, $5-ea — 7 and under, $2.50-ea. — $20/night minimum for use of the optional "Tree House Loft”, with full bed and half bath, in the Chessie Cabin. [The main level accommodates 3 people (queen bed, twin bed). If there are more than 3 people in a party, that is when the loft is needed and the minimum cost for the loft is paid.] — We would be pleased to hear from you!

Deposit 50% of multiple-night stay.

Visa/MasterCard are accepted, or PayPal, or

Deposit by MAIL via Money Order or via Personal Check, with these Options discussed at time of reservation.

Balance is due on arrival.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We have our own rate schedule/specials. The rate shown in VRBO format is an EXAMPLE. The longer you stay, the more you save.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City Regional Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Alpine Restaurant & Slate Creek Grille, easy walk
 

Owner info

About the owner: Owners Sam and Linda Brown live in the residence, separately from the two In-Home Cabins. — Note: The pictorial view on the MAP provided by VRBO may not be accurate, as we recently remodeled the front of the house, creating more of a storefront presence on the street end, with a log-railed deck for guests and customers to enjoy. ANTIQUES SHOP and ESPRESSO BAR — On the East Main Street side of our home we take pleasure in operating our Smiling Bear Antiques Shop and Espresso Bar. These may be fun additions to your shopping experience in Hill City. Enjoy! Our shop hours are typically 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. — Please email or call us with any questions you may have. blackhillshomecabins@gmail 605-574-2424 (or 605-787-1237). Please leave a message if we are not available and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Hill City, SD, USA:
We love that our property is in the middle of this quaint mountain town, especially since Hill City is so friendly and homey, with easy access to the Mickelson Trail, as well as brimming with history. And we love the central location in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest. Hill City truly is the HEART of the Hills! From our corner we have so many delightful choices for recreational direction that we often park at the stop sign and inquire of each other, 'Which way should we go?' One of our favorite things to do is to take the scenic drive to Sylvan Lake and hike around the lake, soaking in the beauty from granite vantage points along the way. Another favorite is to take the scenic drive along Mount Rushmore Road and park at Horsethief Lake, where we can begin at the boardwalk for a hike around the lake. Serene and beautiful! Often on Sunday afternoons, we will pick a way to go to Custer State Park, where we may begin our adventure with a nap...then view buffalo and other wildlife, and go for a nature walk.


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/29/2017

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Photos

  • HOME of our two In-Home Cabins. Spring photo. CHESSIE'S entrance is far left.

    HOME of our two In-Home Cabins. Spring photo. CHESSIE'S entrance is far left.

  • Behind the queen pillow top bed is a small dressing/reading area.

    Behind the queen pillow top bed is a small dressing/reading area.

  • Natural light.

    Natural light.

  • The kitchenette.

    The kitchenette.

  • Southern cypress twin bed in Nook. With optional loft, CHEESIE sleeps up to 5.

    Southern cypress twin bed in Nook. With optional loft, CHEESIE sleeps up to 5.

  • Six shelves are tucked behind the bathroom door for guest use and convenience.

    Six shelves are tucked behind the bathroom door for guest use and convenience.

  • Pillow top full bed in the Loft. Furniture includes at least a chair and table.

    Pillow top full bed in the Loft. Furniture includes at least a chair and table.

  • A smiling bear mirror will bring cheer to guests of all ages. Chessie's waiting!

    A smiling bear mirror will bring cheer to guests of all ages. Chessie's waiting!

  • Even winter is wonderful! The Needles Highway, by foot or cross country skis.

    Even winter is wonderful! The Needles Highway, by foot or cross country skis.

  • Enjoy hospitality that shows you are on our minds!

    Enjoy hospitality that shows you are on our minds!

  • The kitchenette is through the passage on the right.

    The kitchenette is through the passage on the right.

  • The pellet stove offers warmth for any chilly evenings. Cove heat is available.

    The pellet stove offers warmth for any chilly evenings. Cove heat is available.

  • Vanity in the room, outside the full bath. CHESSIE has 1-1/2 baths, 3 vanities.

    Vanity in the room, outside the full bath. CHESSIE has 1-1/2 baths, 3 vanities.

  • CHESSIE'S full bath has a fun shabby chic vanity made of an antique oak chest.

    CHESSIE'S full bath has a fun shabby chic vanity made of an antique oak chest.

  • Looking up at the Tree House Loft, back of rustic full bed, shelves on right.

    Looking up at the Tree House Loft, back of rustic full bed, shelves on right.

  • Natural light.

    Natural light.

  • Vanity in the half bath of the Tree House Loft.

    Vanity in the half bath of the Tree House Loft.

  • Our retail business, Antiques and Espresso Bar. Fun additional amenities!

    Our retail business, Antiques and Espresso Bar. Fun additional amenities!

VRBO #460069

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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