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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

Yak Ridge Area Map HI Res
Yak Ridge Area Map HI Res

What Our Guests Say…

  • 5 star rating

    Clean, cozy, close to everything! Tucked away in the woods and hills, visited daily by deer and turkeys! Only 5 min from Keystone! The cabin was clean, well stocked, and totally charming! The owner was helpful, friendly, and welcoming!

    Cindy L

    Loved our stay! This quaint cabin what's perfect for a family weekend getaway for our family of four! The area was off the beaten path, but still close to all of the areas attractions. We even received a fun little welcome basket of some local goods when we arrived. My kids loved the assortment of games that were at the cabin.

    Jessica W.

    Our stay at Yak Ridge was absolutely fantastic! Julie upgraded us to a larger cabin and there was a very thoughtful welcome basket when we arrived. We felt right at home in this updated cabin with all the amenities we could have asked for. The location was a great home base for exploring all over the Black Hills. Julie and Jim even gave us a tour of their farmstead on our last day! We would love to stay again.

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

    Daniel Foster

    Great stay! Wonderful little cabin in the area. Close to many things. Lots of wildlife. Enjoyed our stay.

    Juan P.
    positive review 

    Beautiful place to stay on your vacation in the Black Hills! Very clean cabins and grounds. Plenty of exploring right out the back door. Close to many popular destinations! A farm tour is a must!

    Keri Kuklok
  • Yak Ridge Great location...near Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park. Cabin was clean and very comfortable. Well supplied with all we needed to cook. Would definitely recommend this location. Julie was great to work with.

    Mariann G.

    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.

    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.
  • Yak Ridge Cabins were awesome!! Julie was great and the cabin was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely be coming back.


    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


    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.
  • 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.

    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!

    5 star rating

    Nice cabins in a great location! Very conveniently located cabins just off Hwy 16 with easy access to many area attractions, yet providing a sense of privacy and remoteness.

    The cabin was clean, well equipped in the essentials in the bathroom (including a hairdryer!) and the kitchen, with sufficient heat for cold November nights. The welcome gift of fruit, cheese, coffee and fresh eggs was an extra nice addition to make us immediately feel at home.

    Highly recommend this place!

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Yak Ridge! The cabin was clean and very well equipped. The farmstead was quiet and off the highway. It is is also close to Mt Rushmore and other surrounding attractions, making it a great place to stay as we explored the area! Check-in and check-out were incredibly smooth. The extra touches Julie and Jim added made us feel at home.


    Perfect little cabin for the 6 of us! This cabin was just the right place for us to gather with out daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren for a weekend. We were gone a lot due to flying our hot air balloon out of the Statobowl in the early mornings, but especially enjoyed our down time in the afternoons at the cabin. Appreciated the cleanliness and the bedroom and bathroom arrangements. The grand kids loved the games and books (and so did the grown ups)!

    Stan & Shirley B.

    Convenient and beautiful location This cabin is conveniently located near popular sights and attractions in the Black Hills, while also being tucked away in a beautiful spot in the mountains. We stayed here comfortably with our teenagers and all loved the location and the cozy cabin, itself. We would love to return. Julie is a great host!

    Maggie B.

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