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Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

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Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

We will be taking a combined family vacation this June to the Rapid City area (deadwood, hill city, keystone??), we will have 6 adults and 10 (non-destructive well behaved) children (ages 1-16). We would like to find a rental home/cabin someplace that has a fire pit/ring so that we would be able to relax around a fire in the evening hours and preferably a yard for the children to play and be kids without being a nuisance to others who may be travelling without children (our reasoning for not staying in a hotel)

any suggestions?

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1. Re: Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?


Here's a link to a post from Mountainmama, who is very well versed in cabins.


Hers is reply #1.

She lists many places where one can rent cabins. She rents cabins each year when visiting the area and is very well versed. You might also want to send her a private message regarding cabins. If you look at her postings, you will find lots of info regarding cabins. Good luck with your search, and let us know if we can help further.

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2. Re: Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

We've had very good luck renting cabins/vacation homes through VRBO. During my search for a small cabin in the Black Hills last summer, I saw lots of listings for large homes, so that's where I'd start my search.

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3. Re: Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

How do you feel about camping cabins? They have air conditioning, electricity, beds, fire rings and plenty of room on the grounds to run around. No bathrooms, water or kitchens in the cabins, though. If this doesn't interest you, read no further.

Blue Bell Campground and Stockade South Campground in Custer State Park have camping cabins. Blue Bell has 23 cabins and Stockade Lake has 13. Cost is $37 a night and up. There are modern shower houses and there is drinking water available within the campground. SD State Park campgrounds have large campsites, so you're not right on top of your neighbor. As long as you aren't doing fraternity style partying and blasting music as loud as possible, no one will be bothered. Lodging in Custer State Park goes quickly, so I would reserve ASAP at www.campsd.com if you're interested. Obviously, your whole group wouldn't fit into one cabin, but at that price, you could reserve several cabins in the same campground.

Note that these cabins are not the same cabins affiliated with the Custer State Park lodges. Those have more ammenities.

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4. Re: Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

Our family has been renting privately owned cabins in the Hill City area for quite a few years and have been very happy with the accommodations we have rented. However, the majority of private cabins I am aware of would not have room for 16 people and are very strict about not allowing more than the cabin can accommodate. My suggestion would be to look into the Reunion Cabin at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park. It is a relatively new, very large, luxurious cabin that sleeps 28 overlooking Coolidge Creek. I personally have never stayed in the cabin but have seen it from the exterior and pictures of the interior. It looks beautiful. I am not sure if there is a fire pit but would be surprised if there is not. The website link for the cabin is: http://www.custerresorts.com Another thought would be to rent several cabins at any of the four resorts in Custer State Park. We have stayed in the cabins at Blue Bell Lodge and loved this resort. If the cabin(s) are over your budget I am including some links for other privately owned cabins. Since most of the Black Hills attractions are in the central and southern portions of the Black Hills, I would advise renting in the Hill City, Keystone, Custer and Custer State Park areas. There are many beautiful cabins in the northern Hills (Lead, Deadwood and Spearfish Canyon areas) but will add 45 mins to an hour trip to the attractions located in the central and southern Hills.

The three web sites cabins, listed below, are all located on Edelweiss Mountain north of Hill City near Pactola Lake. We rent through Alpine Cabins and have also rented twice from Edelweiss Mountain. My sister and her family rented the Mountain Blu managed by Executive Lodging. The Mountain Blu is only about 4 or 5 years old and is nicely decorated. Most of the other cabins are older and nice but decors are more dated than the Mountain Blu. All that we have rented have been very clean and fully equipped. Open fires are not permitted on Edelweiss Mountain, however, due to fire danger. Some of the cabins have hot tubs. This would be an ideal area if you are considering renting more than one cabin since the cabins are all in the same vicinity and are centrally located to all the attractions. For instance, Alpine Cabin's RW cabin is right across from Edelweiss Mountain's Eagle's Nest cabin. Both have fantastic views.




Below are more web sites for you to look into. Good luck with your search and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.







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5. Re: Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

Thank you all for your suggestions and responses!!! I will be looking into all of our options, excited to see what I can find with all of your great suggestions!! We take two yearly trips (one family, one adult) to South Dakota but never with this many people, I was at a loss for where to start looking! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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6. Re: Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

Our family isn't quite as big, 8 adults, 4 children, but this is what we are looking at for a family trip


When we were in Hill City last year we drove up to check it out and liked the look and decided it would be great for us. Fire rings, small playground, small pool, Cowboy show, large houses, a stream close by and trails. Maybe it will work for you too.

Edited: 06 February 2014, 21:01
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7. Re: Where to go for large family rental in Rapid City area?

I think you might need to think about finding two or more cabins, and June is booking up pretty quickly. We stayed at the Backroads Inn & Cabins on Silver Mountain Road in October; they were nice cabins in a good location. They have another property but we didn't see it.

Their webpage has a handy tool to see availability (which is pretty sparse for June.) http://www.cabinsoftheblackhills.com/

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