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Iron HorseLookout - Overlooking Hill City, centrally located to most attractions

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Accommodates 8 people.

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was built in 2008. it is located on Prospector Mountain on a ridge overlooking Main Street Hill City and the Black Hills Central Railroad (1880 Tourist Train). Enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and nearby Harney Range. Paved roads lead all the way to this home with a double garage. It is just a stroll down the hill to “Major Lake” for fishing, or to access the Mickelson Hiking/Biking Trail and Hill City’s Main Street.

On the main floor: Master bathroom with king size bed and an adjoining bathroom with tub & shower. Fully furnished kitchen with side by side refrigerator and plenty of cabinets and walk-in storage for your supplies. Kitchen/dining with seating for 6 at the table and 4 at the kitchen counter. Living room with queen sleeper sofa, love seat, TV and gas log stove. The upper wrap-around deck has a table, deck chairs and gas grill.

Included on the lower level with walk out to the patio: Large 26X20 family room with sofa, recliner, oversize chair with ottoman, flat screen TV and a round bar height table with chairs…perfect for playing cards or a laptop spot. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms both with a queen bed are also on this level as well as the 2nd bathroom with tub & shower. The laundry room has a washer and dryer. The walk out patio has additional outdoor seating.

Other amenities: Central air conditioning, cable TV, and wireless internet access.

No pets, no smoking

2200 sq feet

Terms: iron horse and sluice run:

Iron horse: the invention of coal and steam powered locomotives replaced horse drawn wagons to expedite the transport of goods across the plains. They were dubbed “iron horses”.

Sluice run: during the black hills gold rush of the 1870’s miners ored the gold and washed it down gullies by the way of a water channel controlled by a gate called a sluice.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim and Marcia Benning
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Iron HorseLookout - Overlooking Hill City, centrally located to most attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, view fantastic and located so close to everything. We enjoyed our vacation so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your taking the time after a busy vacation to post a review. Your comments are right on target. This is a great location for any guest to base their stay in the central Black Hills. We hope you will return another time. Marcia, Management
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Great location and a very relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Iron Horse Lookout. Location is prime - just far enough away from the main street of Hill City to have privacy - and excellent views. We very much enjoyed eating out on the deck at nights. And certainly close enough to just take a quick walk down the hill to enjoy the main street activities. Place was very clean and extremely spacious.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can pay lots of $$$ in advertising but reviews such as yours are the best advertising we could ask for. Thanks for staying! Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion of this rental. Our housekeeper works hard to keep the owner's home clean for each guest and I will be sure to let her know your thanks. Marcia, Manager
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Excellent for a Family

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a spacious, clean and convenient vacation home with beautiful views and all the amenities of home, this is your place. Check in is simple as is the booking process. The staff is friendly and accommodating. This is a wonderful property that the owners obviously take pride in. You will be delighted.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post this review. While we are pleased that you were happy with the accommodations, we are especially pleased that you would share your thoughts with other guests considering a stay at the Iron Horse Lookout! It is a pleasure managing this particular property as the owners do take pride in the home and make sure things are in good working order. We enjoy having happy, repeat guests! Marcia
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Bartonville, Il

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The house was super clean and comfortable! We all really enjoyed our stay. Marcia and the staff were so nice and helpful. Would highly recommend this place! Centrally located to most major attractions. Be sure to eat at the Alpine Inn down the street from the house.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The owners take great pride in furnishing the home with quality and style. As managers, we are commited to making sure everything is kept clean and neat for each guest. The Alpine Inn is certainly a wonderful place to eat. There are other restaurants now open as of May 1st on Main street as well. Visitiors also enjoy Bumpin Buffalo and Desperados and several other cafes in Hill City.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the location. It was comfortable, well equipped and spacious. The balcony made for lovely meals in the evenings. The location also provided a location for walking and biking on the Mickelson Trail. We would highly recommend this home and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Great space, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Everything was super clean and new. I was so happy that it had wifi too as I was able to work in the mornings and get travel tips online before we set off. It was very spacious with a beautiful view of Hill City with balconies on both floors. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the house. The location for the area was perfect as well with a grocery store right down the hill

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hill City's Main Street
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Custer or Hart Ranch
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 16 & 385
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hill City's Main Street
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Black Hills Central Railroad (1880 Tourist Train) is within walking distance from the home.


Rates & Availability

Hill City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jul 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Rally
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Rally
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 13 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

No on-line bookings. We take all reservations by phone: 605-574-2250.

We accept Visa MasterCard or Discover however, we offer to waive the additional 3% reservation processing fee if all payments are made with personal check, cashier's check, cash. The deposit amount is determined by the number of nights you reserve. You must cancel 3 months prior to your arrival date to receive a refund of your deposit (minus a $50 cancel fee) otherwise nonrefundable.

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Hill City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , tub , entrance from master bedroom and main floor hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on garden level with the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • additional queen sleeper sofa in the upstairs living room. Sleeps 6 in beds plus 2 children on sleeper sofa in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • library
  • 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
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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