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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…

  • This was a lovely cabin! True to photos. Cabins are far enough apart that there was a lot of privacy and quiet. We saw many deer! We would definitely come back!


    Great Place


    Nice Nice

    Rosario G.
  • Great place to stay The location was centrally located to everything we wanted to do. The cabin was super comfy, with all we needed and the owner provided info on nearby stores, etc. It was a great place to stay!

    Rachel Y.
    5 star rating

    Bucket List trip Our stay at Yak Ridge Cabins was all I had hoped it would be. A bucket list trip to visit Mount Rushmore (and surrounding sites). Staying in the relatively secluded cabins was exactly what I was after, yet we had easy access to all sites and eateries. We hiked. We burned marshmellows over a camp fire. We experienced South Dakota in December. It was great.


    Quiet retreat Only negative would be that bed is too firm.

    Kathy B.
  • Lovely cabin and great location We loved this place. It was cozy and private. There are other cabins nearby but we still had our privacy. The cabin was very clean and welcoming. There was a lovely welcome gift as well as a half dozen farm fresh eggs awaiting us. It’s location is near all the Black Hills attractions. We would stay there again if we were to ever vacation in that area again. Thank you Julie.
    The Hendersons

    becky h.

    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.


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

    Kymm E.
  • Fantastic cabin and area. Close to everything.


    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


    This property was super clean, an incredible location, and the hosts left thoughtful extra touches inside the cabin. You can't go wrong staying there!

  • This was a terrific place!! When I sent a text to Julie she got back to me quickly! I love the little cabin in the woods!!! Can’t wait to go back!!


    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.

    We absolutely loved everything about the cabin and our stay The cabin and views were beautiful. Cabin was well stocked very clean. It was an amazing vacation.

    Gary S.
  • Beautiful cabin in the hills...and woods. Such a great location to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Amazing place to come back to after the days adventures and relax around the campfire before settling in for the evening. The cabin was very clean and comfortable and had everything you could think of, just perfect!

    Peter S.
    5 star rating

    Amazing Customer Service The staff, Julie in particular, were so great to work with. Very personable and gave great insight on sites and breweries near by. Would stay here for the customer service and outstanding hospitality alone.


    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.

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