USA South Dakota Black Hills - South Dakota Hill City Listing #81538

Ponderosa Lodge - Hill City, SD

4 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 8 comfortably  No pets 
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Atmospheric log lodge with private hot tub, firepits & ping-pong

Full of character and atmosphere, this log lodge in Hill City provides ample room for your next escape to the Black Hills. Whether you spend your days observing wildlife in Custer State Park or taking in the iconic Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, you can cap each evening with a soothing soak in your private hot tub.

Built in 2012, this log home encompasses approximately 3,700 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The great room calls to mind the grandeur of the old west, offering exposed crossbeams and log walls. There's an open kitchen with a stacked stone breakfast bar and an adjacent dining room table for memorable family meals.

When you're looking to unwind, you'll have your choice of indoor and outdoor spaces to do so. Spend summer evenings on the expansive patios, where you'll find the hot tub, wood and gas firepits, and lovely views of the surrounding scenery. Back inside, the loft includes a Ping-Pong table, creating a fantastic setting for nightly tournaments.


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


Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining








Cable : Dish Network

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private




4 reviews

Randle R. Jul 2022
Ponderosa is a beautifully built log cabin on top of a hill with good location to local attractions.
Amber Z. Jul 2022
For the positives The home itself was beautiful and nicely laid out for our family of 8. The 3 stall garage with access to door openers was nice and the paved driveway right off a hard surface road was a plus also. Hot tub was a nice added feature. Overall the home was very spacious, clean and centrally located in the Hills.
And for the negatives, poor lighting in the house and on top of poor lighting numerous light bulbs were burnt out. Ice machine did not work so we were constantly buying ice. There were no pot holders in the kitchen for us to use when we cooked and the home would benefit from larger sheet pans to cook on. We ran out of garbage bags so had to buy more at the gas station. Home would also benefit from keeping Kleenex tissues on hand in the bathrooms and kitchen. The home also had 3 propane tanks but the only full one was hooked up to the grill so we had to unhook tanks multiple times to use the propane fire pit on the opposite side of the house.
The area by the hot tub and wood fire pit was full of debris and weeds that you could not walk without your shoes on.
Keep in mind that the home also does not have A/C (which we were aware of)which did make the home hot even with the temps cooling in the evening.
Lastly, the local contact number that we were given was called and we were unable to reach anyone to help us.
I do not want to be negative as the home was beautiful but for the price point of it I do feel the negatives should not be more than the positives which is not the case here.
Maggie S. Jun 2022
A very lovely home. This home has many amenities but we had a few negatives too.
Beautiful hot tub but rough uneven steps leading up to hot tub. No railing, hard to maneuver tor older person . Poor lighting in the house. Many switches didnt turn lights on.
The toaster only had one side that worked and the ice maker was broken.
We had a a laege cleaning fee tacked on to our bill and yet we
had a envelope wsiting gor a tip.-which we did leave. No bathing soap in bathrooms.
Not to be overly negative the house is pretty, clean and centerly located. . Very hard hard to find if you come after the sunset.
It accommodated the 9 of us well

Manager response:
Hi, Maggie! We appreciate your feedback and have reached out directly regarding your concerns. We plan to add more lighting using lamps where needed. We will replace the toaster and get the ice maker fixed. Housekeeping has been reminded to ensure the provided toiletries are completely stocked. The railing will be brought to the attention of the homeowner. Thank you!