About the property
- Cabin900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)
Welcome to Dragons Lair. We have fantastic views from our deck while you relax on our comfortable outdoor furniture. The Black Hills offers something for everyone. Trout fishing (1/4 mile) on creek in our development, ATV trails, Hiking and Biking (road and mountain), Hunting, Horseback riding and local attractions including Mt. Rushmore. Skiing minutes away with a woodstove to warm you afterwards. Located close to historic Deadwood and Sturgis in the northern hills.
This is our personal A-Frame vacation home located in a new private development. We border National Forest, 20 yards from the house. Elk, deer, turkeys, and many other species of wildlife just outside your door. Watch sunrise and sunset from our wraparound deck with panoramic view of Custer Peak.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About David Manzey
David & Cathy work in the hospitality industry and enjoy getting outdoors. A relaxing glass of wine on the deck is quite a contrast to our hectic life back home.
David Manzey purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why David Manzey chose Benchmark
We have spent a lot of time the Black Hills and plan to retire here.
What makes this Cabin unique
Seeing the wildlife and the scenery from our deck is outstanding. Even watching storms rolling in from the west is impressive. You can walk out the door and hike into the National Forest in seconds. The Mountain and Road cycling is outstanding.
Sports & Adventure Activities
The house was clean and had everything we needed. The deck and views were amazing. Our dogs enjoyed the nearby hikes.
Just what we needed !
Thank you for sharing your house with us. We had everything we needed and more. Kitchen was well equipped. Loved the deck and the view. Hot coffee out there first thing in the morning was perfect. We were laughing at ourselves for getting winded after the 3rd trip up the stairs! Your 5,000 ft altitude takes some getting used to for us flatlanders! Hope we get to comeback someday.
Very clean. 2 bedrooms and a bed in a loft. Everything we needed. Small living area- cozy
Very clean. Very rural. Loved going by the herd of cattle. Pretty country.
Cannot say enough great things about this place. It is beautiful, calm and peaceful. Exactly what my husband and I were looking for.
It is a close enough drive to the sites, but up in the hills away from the busyness. It was very easy to find, even though we were arriving late at night. David was wonderful to work with and really takes care of the property.
We were able to be within driving distance to all of the sites that we wanted to see, but also have our own home to stay in and relax. Nothing like sitting on the deck and just staring out at the scenery - maybe have a glass of wine or two :)
Overall a GREAT stay. We will be back. Absolutely loved it.
2016 Pre-Sturgis Vacation
We stayed at the Dragon Lair cabin for the 8-days prior to the 2016 Sturgis Rally.
The cabin is nearly new and centrally located to all the local Black Hills attractions. The cabin is clean, well maintained, and equipped as described on this website.
We were very comfortable and relaxed through our stay at the cabin. The deck covers two sides of the cabin with three sliding doors for excess. The roof extends out to cover a portion of the deck and is perfect for outdoor dining. While relaxing on the deck we were able to view deer and turkeys work their way through the area.
Our time was spent touring the Black Hills on our motorcycles. We used the cabin for our home base. The lower level of the cabin is a huge garage and we were able to use half of it, which definitely was an amenity we would not have at a hotel.
We enjoyed ourselves and were not ready to leave at the end of our 7-day stay. We called David to inquire about renting an extra day and he agreed. We still haven’t had enough and plan to go back next year.
Very nice place in a secluded area of the Black Hills
Very nice, modern cabin in a secluded part of the Black Hills. Location is convenient to both the north and south attractions of the Black Hills area. Cabin has many nice features, such as a huge porch with great views, lots of comfortable furniture, a modern washer and dryer, and a garage for access protected from weather. Had a great time!