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Stay in the Perfect Black Hills Vacation Rental! Centrally Located!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,248 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Deck & Garage

Totally renovated in April 2015, Gold Pan Inn is waiting for you!! Our home is wheelchair accessible with no stairs to climb. The comfy living room welcomes you to relax watching TV while the dining room is the perfect place for a couple/family dinner. An open concept allows you to cook in the fully furnished kitchen (dishes, pots & pans, a coffeemaker, and a blender) while the family plays games on the dining room table.

The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed and en-suite bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed with a full bath directly across the hall. Towels and bedding are all provided…all you need to bring is your clothes, food and personal items.

Our home is situated on Prospect Mountain which gives you a beautiful view of the 1880 Train from the deck while sipping your favorite glass of wine (did we mention there are 4 wineries to visit in Hill City?) A grill is available for your use.

Hill City is centrally located to all the major attractions in the Black Hills. Crazy Horse is only 8 minutes away; Mt. Rushmore is 15 minutes away. Custer State Park beckons with buffalo, elk, pronghorn, prairie dogs, and donkeys. If you are really lucky you will also see the mountain goats and the big horn sheep! You can rent ATV's just outside town or take a trail ride on a great little horse!

And, Hill City itself is a fabulous, quaint little town. You can visit unique shops (The Farmer's Daughter), peruse some of the finest art in the Black Hills (there are 4 art galleries), ride the 1880 Train, or come face-to-face with Stan…the T-Rex! And, of course, the restaurants are amazing!

Also available a couple blocks from our home is the Mickelson Trail where you can ride bikes (rentals available downtown), walk, run, or jog. The Trail is 109 miles through the middle of the Black Hills. Gorgeous!!

So come to the Black Hills…stay with us! You will be glad you did!

Call 605-574-0076 for details and availability!!

ADDED 4/25/2016: Included with your nightly rental is an admission pass to Custer State Park!

ATTN LARGE GROUPS: You may be able to book both #707759 & #512992 and accommodate 16 people. That gives you 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms!

NOTE: Sorry, reservations will not be accepted for families with children under the age of 10.

More Details

Rick & Lorena Freis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Rick & Lorena Freis

We started vacationing in the Black Hills in 2000 and knew immediately that we wanted to live here at some point! In 2009, we were able to make our dream come true when we purchased this beautiful home, overlooking Hill City, SD. Now, we want to share our home and our love of the Black Hills with those who visit here.

We live in the lower level of our home with our two old cats, Rizzo & Sherman. You may see them wander when hanging out on the deck!

Rick & Lorena Freis purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Rick & Lorena Freis chose Black Hills

Originally, this home fit our needs as we were caring for a family member. It allowed us a total separate living space while giving us easy access to the main level if needed. When our family member moved, we decided it was time to bring our home back to the original purpose...a vacation home.

What makes this townhome unique

Hill City is centrally located to all the major attractions in the Black Hills, making it a perfect place to live. When we saw the incredible views of the forest and the 1880 Train, we knew this was the perfect place for us! Now you too, can share in the beauty of our home and our neighborhood!


Hill City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1248 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The best part of any vacation is having an amazing bed! Both the King and Queen beds are new and truly a pleasure to sink into each evening.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Stay in the Perfect Black Hills Vacation Rental! Centrally Located!
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

A Perfect Cozy Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home near Hill City. The home is beautifully furnished and is quite cozy, and has everything that you need with a fully equipped kitchen, snacks, and stocked linens - it basically feels like home! We took advantage of the kitchen and grill quite often during our trip to the Black Hills. We travelled with another couple and we had plenty of space for the 4 of us. The home is up on the hill so even though you are near the main street you don't get much noise from the traffic, and its very peaceful and relaxing. You are within easy walking distance of many things in Hill City on the main strip, as well as the grocery store if you need to pick up something quick during your stay. I also took advantage of how close the home is to the Mickelson Trail, and went on many walks and runs on the trail.

Hill City is centrally located in the Black Hills so you can easily get to all the main attractions, as well as the many trails in Black Hill National Forest. It feels less touristy than some of the other towns in the Black Hills. Rick and Lorena have done an amazing job with this home, and they take good care of you while you stay if you need anything! I would definitely stay here again if we are in the Black Hills, and would recommend this to anybody travelling in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you need in a BEAUTIFUL home!!! Absolutely loved the entire property, the views are stunning!! We hope to come back again in the future. Of all the properties available to rent we felt extremely lucky that we found this place and couldn't have been happier. Rick and Lorena are very friendly and will help you any way they can. Hill City was the perfect little town to stay in with the big plus of being close to so many attractions.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location and property

  • 5 of 5

Spacious living area, comfortable bedrooms, great location, friendly owners, unit well stocked with what you need to enjoy your vacation. Would stay again if in the area.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We appreciated the opportunity to be your "home away from home" during your National Park adventure! Please come stay with us again!
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was from May 3, 2017 until May 7th. As soon as we walked into this beautiful home, the beauty and energy enveloped us. It is incredibly beautiful - did I mention it is INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL???!!! The accommodations provided made us feel at home; I'm a "neat freak" and this home couldn't be more clean. The places we wanted to see, i.e., Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer's State Park were all conveniently close by - no more than a 20 minute drive. The gas grill was as clean as a whistle and the view into the woods, right off of the deck, was awesome! Resident deer showed up every day to eat those pesky dandelions - SO cool! Rick and Lorena are two of the kindest people anyone could hope to meet. We absolutely LOVED them! They were as helpful as they could be for any questions we had. Lorena has a GREAT shop in town full of unusual items. We purchased a Mova Motion Globe that seems to rotate in mid air - really bazaar! We will DEFINITELY be back again. I HIGHLY recommend staying here; you simply can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind!! Thank you so much for sharing your opinion with the world! We loved having you stay with us and look forward to your return visit! Take good care of each other...maybe you can stay again for your 30th! :-)
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was nothing short of amazing. It was cozy, clean, centrally located to many of the places you'll want to see. They also provided little extras like coffee and snacks which was so nice. Rick and Lorena are so kind. You will not regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that your time in the Black Hills was amazing! Thank you for keeping us in mind when talking to your friends & when thinking about coming back. We would love to have you stay with us again!
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Super clean and beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

One thing I can guarantee about this property is that you will not find a cleaner one. This place would have literally passed the white glove test. Beautiful! Equipped and furnished as if the owners planned on living there. Thanks to Rick and Lorena for such an amazing place!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We love that you enjoyed your stay at our home! Please...come back & visit!
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Slate Creek Grille
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rocky Knolls
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 385
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Slate Creek Grille
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Mt. Rushmore is a 15 minute drive; Crazy Horse is an 8 minute drive; Custer State Park is 15 miles away. The 1880 Train, the Black Hills Institute, the South Dakota Railroad Museum are all within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Hill City Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rally - 2017
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall & Winter 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 27 2018
1 night minimum stay
Rally - 2018
Aug 3 2018 - Aug 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall & Winter 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Dec 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: We understand that sometimes life events cause plans to change. While we do not give refunds of reservations made, we will work with you to reschedule your vacation to a more convenient time during the current calendar year. The stated rate for the rescheduled period will dictate if additional funds are due. This policy supersedes the strict policy of "NO REFUNDS" defaulted on the VRBO/HomeAway website.
DAMAGE PROTECTION: While we do not collect a Security Deposit, you will be required to leave a major credit card on file. Should damage occur, the cost of repairing the damage will be charged to your credit card upon check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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