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Custom built in 2015 and 2018, our cabins are nestled in the heart of the Black Hills and offer rustic charm as well as modern amenities. Our studio and two-bedroom cabins sleep 2 to 6 and offer full kitchens, full baths, covered porches, and much more.


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Our cabins near Mount Rushmore are a taste of midwestern farmstead country life. Guests can schedule a tour of our farmstead which located on acreage adjacent to the cabins. The farmstead is home to our chickens, honey bees, and small herd of Himalayan yaks!

Area Attractions

closeup view of Mount Rushmore National Monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Centrally located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and just a few miles from Mount Rushmore, Yak Ridge is an ideal location for your Black Hills getaway. We offer the best of both worlds – easy access to the areas top attractions as well as peace and tranquility.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you… while cares will fall like autumn leaves.


-John Muir


Guest Comments

Loved the cabin. Quiet and peaceful. Everything you need is inside.
The owners are flexible, kind and respectful. Very professional, too. We will be back!


We LOVED staying at yak ridge. My son LOVED going on the farm tour and feeding the yaks. Highly recommend these cabins!


By far one of the best places we have ever stayed. Family friendly – amazing place for kids to get outside and explore nature.


What Our Guests Say…

  • Very clean cabin. Looks new. Great decor. Super host

    Dennis Scott

    Jim and Julie’s cabin was so amazing! Comfy beds, silky sheets, great kitchen resources, and perfect for 6 people. Beautiful location, easy access to surrounding areas, and gorgeous scenery! Jim and Julie were on site and easily available with a shoot of a quick text. Would highly recommend!


    Just what we needed for our local staycation! Dinner at alpine inn and an awesome homemade breakfast with coffee on the deck made our stay perfect.

    Tia Ferguson
  • This cabin is a 10 out of 10 must stay. Traveling around to different attractions is easy from this location and the cabin was clean with a great set up. I cannot say enough good things.


    Great for grandkids The cabins are very nice and well equipped. The close proximity to all of the sites in the Black Hills is a major plus. We had our 11 year old granddaughter with us and she never got bored, enjoyed the campfires at night.

    Mike S.

    Best Vacay Ever! This cabin was amazing! The location couldn’t have been any better! It was off a dirt road and in the countryside, but so close to all of the big attractions we wanted to see. The cabin itself was so perfect! It was cutely decorated and extremely clean. We hope to come back soon!

    Ashley T.
  • Weekend getaway Quiet place to relax. Clean and tasteful cabin!

    Joe H.

    Excellent Location! The location of this cabin was excellent- hid in the peaceful and quiet pines but a short drive to Keystone, Hill City, Rapid City and many attractions.

    Patty M.

    Peaceful Our family vacation to SD was complete with this peaceful, quiet cabin in the woods.

    Justine A.
  • Little piece of heaven The cabin was perfect. Centrally located for all that we wanted to do and in a quiet location.

    Kymm E.

    Excellent Just as described! Excellent location. Located in the woods, but just off a main road and perfect location to all the main sights and attractions. We loved the fire pit in the evenings and the layout of the cabin was great for our family of 5. Cabin was super clean and had everything you would need. We enjoyed the welcome snacks when we arrived - such a nice touch! Highly recommend!

    Dawn H.

    Wonderful stay for 25th anniversary The cabin we stayed in exceeded all expectations. It was clean, homey, and there were so many little touches that made us feel welcomed. We fully intend to stay here again when we travel to the area.

    Alan J.
  • Amazing! I've typically had good experiences with HomeAway rentals, but Julie's welcoming just took our experiences to another level. The cabin provided everything we needed and more.
    Thank you for doing your part in providing my family a great experience in S. Dakota!

    Francisco T.

    Julie was quite k and responsive to or needs. The ppl place was like new! Loved the privacy yet have neighbors to talk to. Derr were seen multiple times a day. I would highly recommend Yak Ridge. Wonderful experience. Thank you Julie


    Great cabin. Perfect setup. Great location. Just be careful turning off of the four lane highway. No turn lane.

    Daniel Foster
  • It is a beautiful location nestled in the hills. Very private yet close to many attractions! We had an awesome time. We stayed in Cabin 2 which is perfect for a couple. They have a well stocked kitchen and everything else you need so you don’t even need to leave the cabin if you so choose! Very private as the other cabins are far enough away you don’t need to worry about them and the highway is far enough that you can’t hear it at all!

    Spencer K.

    It was a great cabin to stay at for our family vacation!


    Perfect This cabin was perfect! We planned a trip to Mt. Rushmore and this was ideal. So close to the actual monument but we still had a camping feel being in the cabin. There is also an attraction right next to the cabins that is very family friendly and apparently not widely known. We will 100% come back here again.

    Nate T.

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