The original cabin was built circa 1930, and remains true to this day to it's beginnings; however some years later the kitchen, bath and bedroom were added to offer more space and the modern conveniences. The log walls in the living room are chinked with real buffalo hide and all the décor pays homage to the history and settling of the area. We have displayed a collection of Indian related items and artwork, as well as memorabilia of the old west, homesteading, hunting and trapping...all of which were a part of Black Hills history. The cabin sits on several acres, sharing a border with Forest Service, and only about 1500 ft. from the entrance to Custer State Park, one of the largest state parks in the USA.
The large living room's focal point is a beautiful, native rock arched fireplace with a gas log to take the chill off on cool evenings as well as contribute to the cozy ambiance. There is a queen-size hide-a-bed as well as full-size sofa bed. With the queen bed and twin bed in the bedroom, there is room for up to six people to stay. There is a large, flat screen TV also in the living room, and access to internet. We do have a washer and dryer available for longer-stay guests. The charming country kitchen has a wonderful, huge window above the sink, affording a lovely view. And, the kitchen is equipped with full-size appliances, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, dishes, pots and pans. We also stock basic staples such as coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, and also condiments like ketchup and mustard. We are actually licensed as a B&B, but instead of preparing a meal for you at a set time and place, we simply provide you with some fresh foods in the fridge, fresh fruits, cereals and most often something freshly baked. The well water here is so good you will not want bottled water, and has been tested periodically for safety. We have bicycles for your use, with a hiking, bicycle paved trail adjacent which goes to Custer. In Custer, this paved trail joins the Mickelson Trail, which is a rails-to-trails pathway which transverses the entire Black Hills south to north, with many trail heads to access sections.
If you like wildlife watching, just sit outside (or simply look out any window in the cabin) in the morning or maybe at sunset and don't be surprised if you see deer or turkey watching you. We will keep a supply of feed available to give them a treat, but be warned that if you do, they will be back!
As owners, we take pride in keeping the cabin up to your expectations. We do our own cleaning, and do not charge a cleaning fee. We are the new owners and our goal will be to do all we can to ensure your visit here is pleasant.
NEWS BULLETIN: We have just finished building another cabin on the Stockade Lake Cabin property. This will enable a larger family or group of friends to book both cabins and have more space and bathrooms! Or, for just two or three guests who don't need the space of the big cabin and want to save money, as "Hunter's Cabin" will be available at a much lower rate. The vrbo listing number for Hunter's Cabin is 1349230, so please check it out. The new cabin is a rustic type, one room concept with full bath and kitchen, and covered porch.