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Black Hills Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin, Hill City, SD, in Central Black Hills

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

CHESSIE Cabin, Beautiful In-Home Cabin in Hill City, SD, near Major Attractions

Black Hills Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin (this listing VRBO 460069 - short name, CHESSIE) sleeps up to five. In addition to offering the opportunity of being in Hill City, South Dakota - CHESSIE beams with cheerful cabin-style ambience and all the modern conveniences travelers want or need, including a full private bath, a half bath, a third vanity outside the main bath affording a sink nearby to the kitchenette, and more, plus access to the large front deck, metal firepit and charcoal grill, AND is situated in the central Black Hills. (More details below.)

Black Hills Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin is a distinctive knotty-pine IN-HOME Cabin with its own entrance. Please also visit our other In-Home Cabin available, which sleeps up to four, Black Hills Home Cabins Little Prairie Cabin: VRBO 857831. – We also have a log-accented suite which sleeps up to five (with three of the guests – usually children – sleeping more camp-style using a loft and/or folding cot), Black Hills Home Cabins Woodsy Suite: VRBO 1138082. The CALENDAR with this BHHC Chessie Cabin listing shows dates for CHESSIE only.

(* IMPORTANT: see NOTE 1a and NOTE 1b and NOTE 1c, following the next paragraph.)

Again, this listing VRBO 460069 represents our Black Hills Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin - unique, attractive, convenient, clean and features the good-natured welcome of pine. Our highest rates for CHESSIE (as shown under the RATES tab) occur in Summer Season (June 10 - Sept 9) referred to as My Standard Rate. Other seasons have lower rates. Whatever the season, the rates are modest (further reduced via our DOUBLE SPECIAL, which is described in NOTE 1b below). Please see the detailed description of CHESSIE below the following NOTES:

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NOTE 1a * — Under the RATES tab here at VRBO, My Standard Rate represents the Summer Season of June 10 - Sept 9. Other seasons are also on the rate schedule with lower rates than Summer Season.

NOTE 1b * — DOUBLE SPECIAL

This Special offers you more of a discount the longer you linger. To secure your preferred dates we suggest you plan as far in advance as possible. The Double Special is offered except during dates designated for Major Holidays/Events and Off Season.

- SPECIAL 1 - (For a stay of 2 to 4 nights): The first two nights are at the regular nightly rate (r.n.r.); Third night is $5 less than the r.n.r.; Fourth night is $5 less than the r.n.r.

- SPECIAL 2 - (For a stay of 5 nights or more): The first two nights are at the regular nightly rate; Third night is $5 less than the r.n.r.; Fourth night is $7 less than the r.n.r.; Fifth night is $10 less than the r.n.r.; The rate of the fifth night then continues. The average nightly rate continues to decrease the longer you linger.

As mentioned above, The DOUBLE SPECIAL is offered except during dates designated for Major Holidays/Events and Off Season. On our website, in addition to the Double Special, we have specials for Major Holidays as well as for Off Season. Sturgis Rally rates are only $20/night higher than My Standard Rate. The VRBO rate format allows for a discount at 7 nights, which is set to apply; but our Double Special and other discounts cannot be factored in on the VRBO site. So, we will make the appropriate rate adjustment, to your advantage. Use the Contact Owner button to ask questions or visit about any concerns.

NOTE 1c * — Our VRBO/Homeaway rate schedule (with corresponding seasons), posted under the RATES tab, 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 (with a pillowtop queen bed and a twin bed). If there are more than 3 people in a party, that is when the loft is needed (with a full size pillowtop bed and half bath) and the minimum cost for the loft is paid.] When you Contact Owner or Request to Book, please indicate how many are in your party and the ages of any who are not adults.

We would be pleased to hear from you regarding your particular vacation needs. We will make any necessary adjustments for your party size and provide any DISCOUNT available to you. Any such adjustments will be made after you pay the initial VRBO invoice which is for Double Occupancy. Make Black Hills Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin your place from which to venture out, and your rest nest.

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. (We accommodate NON-smokers only.)

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

For your BLACK HILLS VACATION, choose our inviting CHESSIE Cabin, offering warmth and the beauty of the piney woods, nested within the walls of our home, under one roof. For your comfort in coming and going, you have a private outside entry door, and there is also a service entry door from a hallway within the building which locks on both sides, assuring your privacy. Enjoy the pleasures of current amenities in this cabin-style setting, along with 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 convenient to our in-house SMILING BEAR ANTIQUES SHOP and ESPRESSO BAR. Usual shop hours are 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-Tu-W-Thu-F-Sa.

Ground level knotty pine Black Hills In-Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin (sleeps up to five) 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 pillowtop master bed made of local ponderosa pine, as well as a cozy Nook with a twin bed (all on the main level). The optional TREE HOUSE LOFT (Chessie's upper level) has a full size pillowtop bed and a half-bath and is described under the heading, PICTURE THIS, further below.

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

Other ITEMS PROVIDED: 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.)

Equipped for outdoor grilling and indoor microwave cooking only. Included are tools, hot pads, plates, glasses, silverware, salt, pepper, paper towels. Dish soap and cloth are provided for cleaning utensils and dishes. 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 pillowtop 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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ABOUT HILL CITY and CONVENIENT CENTRAL LOCATION

Sometimes we want the 'Best of Both Worlds'. Black Hills Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin 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 follows Railroad Ave and East Main's sidewalk through town, with bike rentals just down the street.

Hill City has two laundromats. A full service grocery store is only a few blocks distance. A number of churches grace this small community, too. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN is where you will find everything from filet mignon to dreamy ice cream and glorious pie, to a world class DINOSAUR MUSEUM. You will savor the choices of cafes, grills and restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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!

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 Centennial Trail, and there is so much more to see and do!

IMPORTANT NOTE - This is a NON-smoking property, NO pets/animals. (We accommodate NON-smokers only.)

Let our friendly rates (no hidden fees) help you PLAN TO LINGER LONGER in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, with Black Hills In-Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin as your comfortable "home sweet cabin 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!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About The Owner

"We look forward to meeting all of our vacationers who will visit the beautiful Black Hills in 2017-18. Again we are reminded of our gratitude for the past wonderful years which we were blessed to enjoy, and for all the new friends we made because they chose to stay with us." —— Owners Sam and Linda Brown live in the residence, separately from your suite. —— We fairly recently remodeled the street-visible Walnut Avenue and East Main Street sides of our business, creating more of a storefront presence (on the East Main Street end), with a log-railed deck for guests and customers to enjoy. These efforts unexpectedly earned us the Community Pride Award from the Hill City Area Chamber of Commerce. ——

Black Hills Home Cabins is also known to a diversity of travelers as Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast about which over the years many satisfied customers have taken time to write genuinely fond reviews or heart-warming notes in the guest book on the cleanliness, comfort and friendliness of our established hospitality business. We have in the last few years begun renting our guest nests as In-Home Cabins (at lower rates than the bed and breakfast rates), mostly due to the happy expressions of our guests who often referred to their space as their CABIN! Our transitioning tends more and more to Vacation Rental By Owner. So, there you have a little history of the way our business has developed over the years. —— All aspects of this diverse business property are under the auspices of Smiling Bear, LLC

Why The Owner chose Hill City

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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 amusing and unique additions to your shopping experience in Hill City. Enjoy one of our popular espresso-based beverages (such as our signature Wild Chokecherry Latte or Mom's Caramel Macchiato) or a cooling frappe or healthy smoothie while browsing for that peculiar widget or whatsit that appears only in your dreams. Or stretch your imagination for how to repurpose a wonderful fun äbjekt you could find here! Our shop hours are typically 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-Tu-W-Th-F-Sa. —— All aspects of this diverse business property are under the auspices of Smiling Bear, LLC

Map

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

Amenities

Hill City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Chessie's Tree House Loft Half Bath - toilet , Toilet + vanity in half bath of Chessie's Tree House Loft.
    Chessie Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full bath with vanity, plus another vanity outside of bath.
  • 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. Please see photos. —
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Chessie - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The Chessie Cabin sleeps up to 5 w/optional Tree House Loft.
    Chessie's Tree House Loft - 1 double , Chessie's optional (upstairs) loft has a full pillowtop bed.
  • 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). — See our VRBO rate schedule with corresponding seasons under RATES tab. Rates are for DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. Modest nightly rates apply for additional guests (with $20 nightly minimum for optional Tree House Loft).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Reminder: We accommodate NON-Smokers only. This is a smoke-free (and pet-free) property for the health and well being of all our guests and customers, as well as the owners and the owners' personal visitors and family. Thank you for understanding. —— We would be pleased to hear from you!

Reviews

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Black Hills Home Cabins CHESSIE Cabin, Hill City, SD, in Central Black Hills
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Charming, Quiet & Convenient

  • 4 of 5

A short but lovely stay at Chessie Lee's Peas! Sam welcomed us, had a thoughtful fire going in the stove, and gave us a map & good tips for sightseeing. The cabin is snug, comfortable and clean. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great combination of in the hills experience with great convienece

  • 5 of 5

Sam and Linda are very nice and gave great direction ...wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's rewarding to know that guests would like to stay longer. The Black Hills and Hill City do have much to offer tourists, and we are thrilled we get to part of it all.
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AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Chessie and adored it and owners Sam and Linda! We have rented many places off of vrbo and home away, but this is by far the most comfortable. The beds were heavenly! Having three vanities really helped us get out of the door in the morning the days we needed to. There was plenty of room for all of us to spread out and relax. The in home cabin has it's own outside entrance and is very private. We never even heard any noise from the rest of the house. One thing this cabin has that most don't is maid service. It was wonderful to come back to a perfectly clean cabin every day! They also have many small touches that really make your stay comfortable. Wonderful toiletries and my daughter went crazy for the animal towels! I think she had a different animal every day. The location is perfect also. We walked to shops and restaurants, but it's still very quiet. Hill City is the perfect location for Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, etc. You will also get priceless travel tips from Sam. Thanks to him our children knew to bring carrots to feed the animals on the wildlife loop in Custer State Park. Make sure you stop in for a coffee in the coffee shop. We hope to be back! Thank you Sam and Linda!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is why we do what we do, having the opportunity to contribute to the enjoyment of our guests' all important vacation!
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Chessie and Loft

  • 5 of 5

Quite a find! Comfy, extremely clean and cozy cabin interior (and with WIFI). Centrally located in the Black Hills close to most points of interest such as Mount Rushmore, Deadwood and Custer Park. Extremely pleasant and friendly owners. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to live in this great location and have it to share with travelers such as these, looking for good times in the beautiful Black Hills!
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

DEPOSIT 50% of multiple-night stay. Applicable taxes will be included in both Deposit and Balance. When you Request to Book, Visa/MasterCard are accepted, or PayPal. The 50% Balance is due three days prior to arrival. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please use the Contact Owner button to ask questions or visit about any concerns. ——

Reminder: We accommodate NON-Smokers only. This is a smoke-free (and pet-free) property for the health and well being of all our guests and customers, as well as the owners and the owners' personal visitors and family. Thank you for understanding. ——

We would be pleased to hear from you regarding your particular vacation needs. We will make any necessary adjustments for your party size and provide any DISCOUNT available to you. Any such adjustments will be made after you pay the initial VRBO invoice which is for double occupancy. —— Our VRBO/Homeaway rate schedule (with corresponding seasons), posted under the RATE tab here on our listing VRBO 460069, is for DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. This allows people of various party sizes to ultimately 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, that is when the loft is needed and the minimum cost for the loft is paid.] ——

We look forward to your contacting us. We have been in the happy business of hospitality for over 11 years. Thank you for considering a stay at Black Hills Home Cabins, in the Heart of the Hills - the beautiful mountain town of Hill City, South Dakota!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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