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Main Stay - Near Mt Rushmore, Lakes, & Custer State Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom,2 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

Located near Mt. Rushmore, Sheridan and Pactola Lakes, Custer State Park and on Hill City's Historic Main Street. Beautiful 1929 Craftsman Home in Hill City. This Home sleeps 12 with three bedrooms, two baths, a large living and cozy theater room. Private court yard, hot tub, fireplace, gas grill, WiFi, big screen TV, air conditioning, outdoor fire pit, and a laundry facility including 2 washer's and 2 dryer's,also off street parking. The home also features a completely furnished gourmet kitchen. Minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, 1880 Train and other tourist attractions. Comfortable and relaxing lodging located in the Heart of the Hills. It is sure to welcome you Home after a full day of Black Hills Fun. NOTE : If the dates of this property are full for your vacation time - call ( 605-391-8373 ) to see if a cancellation has happened or if our other properties are available in Hill City. Thanks

Jim Peterson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful time here in the Black Hills experiencing all of its beauty. Hill City is Beautiful ! The HOUSE is beautiful ! It was a fantastic way to stay with our four kids. they loved the backyard, roasting marshmallows and sitting in the hot tub. And we had all the room and comforts of home... Thank you so much !
Jun 2013
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Hill City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Tub - Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Mainfloor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Mainstay Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Upper suite - beds private from each other
  • Tub - Shower
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Main Stay - Near Mt Rushmore, Lakes, & Custer State Park
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 47 reviews

Great house with perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house & yard were clean & spacious! More than enough room for the adults to lounge around inside or out, while the little ones played! Nicely located within walking distance to the downtown. Perfectly located near many of the Black Hills attractions. Jim was a great host & everything was provided for! We would definitely go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect home/location for our families of 6 adults, 3 small children and a dog!!

  • 5 of 5

From our first arrival until our departure, Jim and June were VERY attentive of all our needs. We needed a stroller and high chair, it was provided. The tire on my husband's bike tire was flat, a pump appeared to fix it. We ran out of ice, Jim brought some from his own home. They went above and beyond any homeowner we have ever experienced before. The home and backyard were perfect for our family. My daughter's family of 5 took the upstairs and it was ideal so they could put the children to bed at night and the rest of the family could talk/laugh/watch tv without waking them. The firepit, hot tub and backyard were also a hit for the whole gang, safe for kids and dogs alike, and a beautiful little oasis complete with rose bushes. The kitchen is fully stocked with cook ware to plates/glasses/knives. (maybe better than ours at home!) Plenty of room to chill waters for the hikes that our family took. The location within the Black Hills could not have been better for us as we wanted to see all the "hot spots" - Rushmore, Custer loop, Sylvan Lake, Bear Country, Needles Highway, etc. It's a little bit of a drive up to Spearfish, but well worth it and very doable. Took the scenic route there and fast loop home through Rapid City. Downtown Hill City is cute with several good "treat shops". We loved Turtle Town for the candy/ice cream and Mountain Treats for the bumbleberry pie! The handbag shop was a hit with our granddaughter. Also, if you like to bike, you are right off the George Mickelsen Trail which is 109 miles long - we wish we'd had more time to explore that. Overall, this home was ideal for us and we would highly recommend it to all. Oh, and lastly, TWO washers and dryers made it nice to not have a pile of laundry to come home to.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place we have stayed!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was first of all beautiful but also perfect for our big family! The location is downtown Hill City which was so nice to walk down to the shops. It felt like a little oasis because the large fenced yard was so private and so nice for the kids to run around and be safe!! Thank you Jim and June!! We are so so so appreciate!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is GREAT and feels like home.

  • 5 of 5

The Main Stay has a welcoming feel that made us all feel right at home. Jim and June (the owners) also made our group feel supported and helped at any time we needed information. The hot tub, yard and well decorated interior added to the charm and comfort of the home. The location of this house was another gem. Walking to dinner at night or shops during the day was another bonus. Having the house close to the Mickelson Trail was very important to our group. Hill City is the heart of the hills and so is the Main Stay home. Thanks Jim and June.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 10 Spring Break to Hill City South Dakota

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Our accomodations were amazing! This house had so much character and was ideal for our family of 10! This was an 8 day adventure. I cooked the majority of our food in our home. Jim had everything we needed and more and if I asked for something it was provided immediately. I asked for a high chair and we had 2, a playpen, stroller offered... We spent hours in the hot tub, making smores at the fire pit, playing card games around the chairs and outdoor table, and late night card games around the dinning room table. The entertainment room was perfect for the basketball family members with the big screen TV. And the fireplace was some amazing ambiance and very roasty toasty on some cooler evenings. I did not think we would need 2 washers and 2 dryers, but I used all of them! The location was perfect! We hiked Sunday Gulch on our first day in Custer State Park (sign on side of trail above frozen over waterfall where we ended Closed for the season) it was strenuous - beautiful - a must see. Needles Hwy was also closed - we will have to come back to see. Mt Rushmore was right there, the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park. Crazy Horse was impressive. So many things to do. Hill City is adorable. Badlands are spectacular and the trails there with breathtaking views (1.5 hour drive from the house one way) Bear Country also was closed. We did have the best of everything. We were sitting outside in shorts one day and in the hot tub with snow later that evening. The Hills are so beautiful and I can't say enough amazing things about it. We saw Buffalo, wild goats, prarie dogs, prong horns, wild sheep, the sweet neighborhood dog Cher, deer everywhere, eagles,...Most amazing vacation ever. I would highly reccomend it! Jim was the Host with the most!! Thank you for a phenomenal vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you had a great time in the Black Hills. There is so much to do so a return trip might be in order. Thank you for taking such great care of the Mainstay. Glad your travels went well. Please let us know if we can help you in the future. Take care and have a great summer.... ! Jim
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Beautiful stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, cozy house in a great location! The owners were very nice and accommodating. We had a wonderful family gathering and there was plenty of room. The backyard is wonderful and a huge plus that the house is pet friendly (and a block away from the Michelson trail!)

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Several Locations - Bar / Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Custer - Rocky Knolls
Nearest Train
0.12 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
0.12 Miles
Hwy 16 / 385
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Several Locations - Restaurant / Bar
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Sheridan Lake
Car: necessary

Located 10 minutes from Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Centrally located in the Heart of the Black Hills making it a great place to base out of for your Black Hills Vacation. ( Easy Day Trips from Here )


Rates & Availability

Hill City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Rally
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 - 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $106
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

If canceled 90 days or greater to arrival - $50.00 fee will be assessed. Balance of nightly rental will be refunded.

If Canceled 90 days or less to arrival then - Deposit will be kept if we cant re-book. If we are able to re-book then a $50.00 cancel fee only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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