About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 1(Sleeps: 4)
sleep sofa /futon · Queen
Toilet · Combination tub/shower
- Air conditioning
- Satellite or cable
- Children welcome
- No smoking
Hosted by Julie SmoragiewiczAsk a question
About Julie Smoragiewicz
Jim and Julie are you hosts. We are blessed to have lived in the Black Hills for more than 25 years. We raised our two sons (now grown) in the the area and together have enjoyed hiking, biking, swimming, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, rock climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, exploring, and so much more of what the Black Hills have to offer.
Why Julie Smoragiewicz chose Pennington County
Yak Ridge is a unique property in regard to its proximity to many major attractions: - Keystone and Mount Rushmore (5 minutes), - Hill City (10 minutes), - Sheridan Lake (10 minutes), - Pactola Lake (20 minutes), - Rapid City (20 minutes), - Crazy Horse Mountain (20 minutes), - Custer and Custer State Park (30 minutes), - Black Hills Playhouse (30 minutes), and - Sturgis (35 minutes) Yak Ridge is located less than a mile off Highway 16, but provides a peaceful mountain setting. Our three cabins are nestled into their natural setting. Inside the rustic exterior, you will find all modern conveniences including: full bathrooms with tub/showers, fully equipped kitchens with new appliances; covered porches with gas grills; and campfire rings. Amenities include comfy quilts, soft blankets, plush Turkish towels, spa robes, natural woodwork, vintage decor, Tiffany lighting, and quality construction.
What makes this Cabin unique
The property is adjacent to thousands of acres of Forest Service land that provides hiking, biking, and climbing opportunities. Access to the Mickelson Trail is only a few miles away. Yak Ridge is the perfect location for a family vacation, reunion, or a romantic getaway. We are grateful that we are healthy, fully vaccinated, and can provide visitors to the Black Hills a location that allows for social distancing and space to enjoy the great outdoors. As efforts to move toward a new normal begin to take place, we wanted to let you know that we are deeply committed to the safety of all who spend time at Yak Ridge. We have always prided ourselves in the cleanliness of our cabins as evident by our guest reviews and our commitment to meeting and exceeding South Dakota Department of Health requirements. To that end, and in light of the current global health crisis, we have further enhanced our cleaning and sanitizing protocols which also align with the CDC. We also continue to monitor CDC guidelines so that we can make adjustments to our protocols as needed. We have a proactive plan to manage and minimize the risks associated with COVID-19 which we carefully monitor and update as recommendations evolve. The Yak Ridge website includes details that we hope will help you in deciding whether Yak Ridge will be a good fit for your vacation needs during COVID. Our guests are even provided with a complimentary welcome kit which includes sanitized slippers, as well as travel sized hand sanitizer, Kleenex, and sanitizing wipes. Also included are local travel information and maps. Even a few postcards to send to friends and family are provided. Stay safe, stay, well, and we look forward to seeing you soon at Yak Ridge! If you have specific questions or need additional details, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
Minimum age to rent: 25
Guests assume financially responsibility to repair damages made to the cabin/property and assume the risk of any harm arising from use of the premises
Guests must follow local, state, and federal guidelines for campfires. Violations may result in severe criminal/civil penalties. Quiet hours: 10PM-8AM
Guests with ADA recognized disabilities who wish to bring a service animal must complete a Service Animal Registration Application at time of booking.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)