Stratobowl Creekside Retreat

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Sleeps 4 adults, plus children 5 and under. This home was built into the landscape of a rugged canyon in the historic Stratobowl. The location is isolated, yet convenient to Rapid City and attractions. Windows provide incredible view of idyllic Spring Creek. Surrounded by hiking and Forest Service land. A bighorn sheep area borders the property. 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 the king bed built into the room. The home has a deck on the creek side where guests can enjoy their morning coffee. There is a well equipped kitchen and a very comfortable living room with a 42' television. The bathroom has a comfortable shower. The home is ranch style, and boasts an attached garage. Peace and quiet nestled into the heart of the Black Hills.The home is located in a very unique and historic place, the Strato Bowl - birthplace of the Space Age. It is about 20 minutes to Rapid City and 20 minutes to Mount Rushmore. Check in time is 4:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be Adults to enter into rental agreement with owners....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • One bathroom with a shower.

Other Amenities

  • The home is one level with an attached garage. Everything you need in one sweet package....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Local Services & Businesses

  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Attached garage available to guests....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable sectional and large windows overlooking backyard and creek...moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell Phone Service with AT &T. You can get service with Verizon within 1 mile. Owner/Manager lives within 100 yards....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped Kitchen with Dishwasher, Range, Refrigerator, Microwave, coffee maker, and Reverse Osmosis Water system....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    The Black Hills are great for bicyclist and mountain bikers. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Spacious Lawn between house and creek....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Inner tubes and floatation toys on hand for swimming hole....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Sturgis Rally
Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2017
6 night min stay
$2,800 $7,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,800 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City Regional Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shipwreck Lee
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Terry Peak

Car: Necessary

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Rapid City, SD, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Neighbors


  • View from bedroom, kingsize bed.

    View from bedroom, kingsize bed.

  • Bedroom 2 with King bed

    Bedroom 2 with King bed

  • Living room overlooking the creek.

    Living room overlooking the creek.

  • Frozen Spring Creek

    Frozen Spring Creek

  • View from the Stratobowl rim.

    View from the Stratobowl rim.

  • next to the creek

    next to the creek

  • Swimming Hole

    Swimming Hole

  • Kitchen


  • View of creek from bedroom, kingsize bed.

    View of creek from bedroom, kingsize bed.

  • Bedroom overlooking creek

    Bedroom overlooking creek

  • Mrs. T lives up the creek

    Mrs. T lives up the creek

  • Stratobowl Rim

    Stratobowl Rim

  • WELCOME - Ken and Cory Tomovick

    WELCOME - Ken and Cory Tomovick

VRBO #554948

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Stratobowl Creekside Retreat

Rapid City, SD, USA #554948

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