You are sure to enjoy, too,
Black Hills Central Railroad's 🚃 1880 Train,
Hill City has two laundromats.
Probably you will devote some leisurely time to
historic downtown Hill City.
from a hair salon to filet mignon
to dreamy ice cream and homemade fudge
to a world class dinosaur museum.
Explore various unique shops and galleries.
Discover antiques, local art and fine gifts,
Over the years (fifteen so far) many satisfied guests have taken time to write genuinely fond online reviews, as well as heart-warming notes in our guest books, on the cleanliness and comfort of their guest nests, on the deliciousness of their breakfasts, and on the friendliness of their hosts. Our former hospitality business was pleasingly intermingled as both bed and breakfast and Black Hills Home Cabins. And over the years there were many happy expressions by our guests referring to their space as their CABIN. We love the excitement about cabins, and so that is what our vacation rental business transition will settle into, just on a smaller scale than what we grew into for 15 years with the help of two amusing summer-granddaughters.
We love that our new place is being built in the beating heart of this charming mountain town, especially since Hill City is so friendly and brimming with history. And we love the central location in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest. Hill City truly is the HEART of the Hills!
There are so many intriguing choices for recreational direction that we often pause before driving into our adventure and inquire of each other, 'Which way should we go?' One of our favorite things to do is to take the scenic drive to Sylvan Lake and hike around the lake, soaking in the beauty from granite vantage points along the way. Another favorite is to take the scenic drive along Mount Rushmore Road and park at Horsethief Lake, where we can begin at the boardwalk for a hike around the lake. Serene, lovely, enchanting! Often on Sunday afternoons, we will pick a way to go to Custer State Park or perhaps Wind Cave National Park, where we may begin our outing with a nap, then view buffalo and other wildlife, and go for a nature walk.
This is now, yes, about transition, and we are currently relishing a vacation lifestyle in the tiny home our daughter and son-in-law recently purchased for their own adventures to the Heart of the Hills. Soon we will again be host and hostess . . . at our new Black Hills Home Cabins (or for breakfast-loving guests, Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast).
Without question, we are deeply grateful for the glorious years we have been enriched by, getting to know so many of the wonderful travelers (thousands!) who venture to the alluring Black Hills that are our home. And we are excitedly anticipating meeting many more, maybe you, when we are re-located and re-established to again offer engaging in-home cabin accommodations—Eloosive Moose and Chokecherry Hideout—here in Hill City.