USA South Dakota Black Hills - South Dakota Keystone Listing #119730

Ponca Lode Retreat - Keystone, SD

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Max. occupancy: 4 1 king bed, 1 queen bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Mount Rushmore-view cabin on 18-acres with private hot tub, decks & open concept

Escape to the secluded and serene Ponca Lode Retreat, nestled in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest in Keystone. Unwind on the outdoor furniture or gather around the propane fire table on the decks to witness stunning sunrises and sunsets. This cabin offers a private and exclusive 18-acre getaway with breathtaking views of Mount Rushmore, Black Elk Peak, and the Badlands. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic and tranquil retreat, this rustic yet elegant cabin provides a unique opportunity to unwind and reconnect with nature. Conveniently located just a short distance from Keystone and major attractions like Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, and the Crazy Horse Memorial, Ponca Lode Retreat offers easy access to shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Whether hiking the nearby Forest Service trails, relaxing in the hot tub on the south-facing patio, or stargazing from the private decks, this cabin provides the ideal base for exploring the beauty of the Black Hills.

With upscale lighting and a Moccamaster coffee makers, and luxury bedding and linens, the cabin exudes a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy the open-concept floor plan with expansive views from every window and a deck that offers the perfect setting for stargazing or a cup of coffee while taking in stunning landscapes. The cabin features modern amenities such as mini-split air-conditioning units, dimmable lighting, and motorized blinds for comfort and convenience. The smart TV offers streaming services, which require guests to use their own login credentials. Indulge in the well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a coffee station in the loft. The main floor primary bedroom features an en suite bathroom, but please note, this bathroom also serves the main floor. The upstairs bedroom has a private, adjoining bathroom and features a private deck facing Mount Rushmore, Ponca Lode Retreat offers a unique and unforgettable Black Hills experience.

House Rules:
No pets are allowed
No Smoking/Vaping of any kind
No Events or Parties, Registered Guests Only
Woodstove is NOT for Guest Use
Please limit laundry to 2 loads per 3 day stay, due to sensitive septic system

Things to Know:
1. No fires or any kind are allowed except for the gas grill and propane Fire Table.
2. Access to the Retreat is on a maintained US Forest Service gravel road with limited pullovers. This public road is a one lane road with 2 way traffic. However, there is very little public use of this road as it has no outlet and public access ends at our property line.
3. The Black Hills National Forest allows hunting in season and target shooting anytime of year, anywhere in the National Forest. Guests may hear occasional gunfire off in the distance.
4. The BH National Forest leases land for Free Ranging Cattle. You may see and/or hear cattle.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

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Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private



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