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Fun Cabin Overlooking the Best Swimming Hole on Spring Creek

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Creekside Cabin - 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.

This classic Black Hills ranch style home was built in the 1950's along Spring Creek in the rugged canyon of the historic Stratobowl. It has been fully updated with all of today's modern conveniences including high speed internet and climate control. Located near Rockerville, this home is secluded, yet only 20 minutes from Rapid City or Mount Rushmore. Windows look out onto the best swimming hole in all of Sping Creek canyon. Surrounded by hiking trails along the creek and Forest Service, this is the perfect location for families searching for adventure in the great outdoors or couples who want to get away from it all in an incredibly peaceful setting.

Sleeps 6. The master bedroom has a king size bed with large windows looking down to the creek. A second bedroom has a queen size bed also with views of the creek. The third bedroom is the heritage room with a king size bed built into the room. The home has a deck on the creek side where guests can enjoy their morning coffee or grill out later in the day. There is a well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable living room with a 42" television. The bathroom has a walk-in shower with grab bars. The single level and attached garage make it ideal for anyone with mobility difficulties. It is about 20 minutes to Rapid City and 20 minutes to Mount Rushmore.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Black Hills secluded in this classic home along Spring Creek. The home is located in a very unique and historic area, the Stratobowl - birthplace of the Space Age. Check out this link for some great info on the history:

Check in time is 4:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM.

More Details

Cory Tomovick
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Cory Tomovick

About the owner: We live in the Black Hills of South Dakota in a place known as the Stratobowl. This geological wonder is carved from the combined effects of water erosion and the uplift of a fault line in the rugged Spring Creek canyon. Secluded and idyllic, the property is reminiscent of another era. Maybe it is the silence, the old limestone cliffs, or the song of the creek meandering through the seasons. As these ancient voices surround us, we breathe in all the natural beauty. Peace melts into our being and comes out as creative expressions. When the moon is full, the canyon becomes an illuminated, mystical experience. That is why, at one time, this place was named 'Moon Valley'. Then, in 1934 and 1935, the Army Air corps and National Geographic Society launched manned balloon flights into the stratosphere from here. It was then, that the family field acquired its new name of 'The Stratobowl' while becoming the birth place for the space age.

Cory Tomovick purchased this house in 2014

Why Cory Tomovick chose Rapid City

This specific home was built by our grandparents, Lawrence and Betty Jacobson in 1950. It has recently been renovated. With great pleasure, we share this property with guests from around the world.

What makes this house unique

This home is one level. It has an attached garage to protect your vehicle, and the swimming hole in the backyard is one of a kind. This is truly THE Black Hills experience.


Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 Private bedrooms. King Beds (2). Queen bed (1). Two bedrooms overlook backyard and Spring Creek.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The home is one level with an attached garage. Everything you need in one sweet package.


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Fun Cabin Overlooking the Best Swimming Hole on Spring Creek
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Ken and Cory were great! The property was amazing for us and our 4 children. Could not have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keswick, UK

Cannot fault this vacation home. It was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights during a road trip in July and wished we could have stayed longer. Everything was great - the standard of accommodation, the equipment provided, the secluded setting and the river swim-hole - complete with fish, crayfish and turtle! - were superb. This really is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding Black Hills area where there is just so much to see and do. Thank you Cory and Ken for renting your wonderful vacation home to us. We have no hesitation in giving it top rating and can highly recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond beautiful setting!!! Close to area attractions .

  • 5 of 5

The house is well appointed. Has all the amenities we needed. It's clean and comfortable. The setting is spectacular. The creek/river was the highlight in the back yard. I can't say enough good things about this property. Amazing !!!! The home is remotely located but one mile from hwy16 which is the road that leads to mt Rushmore , rapid city, badlands, etc. I am so glad we chose this property. My wife and two sons had a memorable time and will be part of our memories forever.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lee's Summit MO

Memories Made at this Wonderful Creekside Home!

  • 5 of 5

We took three of our grandchildren to South Dakota for a one week stay and spent three nights and four days at this wonderful home! It is as described, sitting creekside with swimming, kayaking, exploring and relaxing in such a peaceful setting, surrounded by such beauty, we only wish we had had more time to spend here. After sight-seeing each day the kids couldn't wait to get back to the creek to play. We hiked trails on the property each morning. We fed the piggies in the field across the road! Walking into the home, you get a feeling of comfort and family, and everything you need for your stay is at hand! Very comfortable beds, lots of room for everyone. Ken and Cory, thank you for your hospitality and sharing your home with us. We certainly hope to return to Creekside one day, and have already shared your property with friends and family who are interested in spending time there! I can't imagine a more perfect place to stay during any stay in the Black Hills area!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2017 July South Dakota Family Vacay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Creekside Retreat for two nights in mid-July and absolutely LOVED it! We were on a family vacay and had been staying at the routine hotels throughout the area as we discovered the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, etc. When we arrived at the Cory and Ken's house, it felt like we had come home. It gave us some time to relax and unwind before our long trip back to the Midwest. The creek was great for swimming, and we were treated to various wildlife. Several mornings we had big horn sheep in our backyard! The home is rustic, which we appreciated, and had everything we could have asked for and more. The home is close to both Keystone, SD and Rapid City. Cory and Ken are lovely people and we had a chance to meet and chat with both of them. In addition, we met some of their neighbors as well. Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay and everyone was very gracious, flexible, and kind to our family of three. My 14 year-old daughter wanted to stay longer, but alas, we had to be on our way. We wholeheartedly recommend this retreat if you cherish peace and quiet and want to get away from all the tourist activities in Keystone. It was truly great!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was perfect for our family! We loved everything about it, including the helpful owners.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped house in a beautiful location, close to all the site seeing, but private. Pictures do not fully show how lovely it is.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Rockerville - Gaslight Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Shipwreck Lee's
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Sheridan Lake
Car: necessary

The home is located at the historic Stratobowl. It is within 15 minutes from Mount Rushmore and Reptile Gardens.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.