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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…

  • The best Great place

    Daniel A.

    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!


    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.
  • Great choice. Central location, clean, all of the extra touches. You won’t regret choosing Yak Ridge!!!


    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!

  • 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.

    Everything we wanted and more Our first visit to beautiful SD was only made better by this sweet, cozy cabin tucked away on a hillside in the black hills. My husband and I loved everything about it.....the size, location, amenities, decor. It was that perfect little rustic cabin that we dreamed about getting away to from our hectic lives. Everything we could have needed or wanted for a comfortable stay was in the cabin, and then some! We will be back!

    Andrew B.

    Great location for Keystone/Hill City vacation We enjoyed the quiet setting of the cabin. Very close to Rapid City, Keystone, Hill City and area parks.

    Mary b.
  • Beautiful cabin in the woods We arrived late at night and were looking for great comfort, which we received at this beautiful cabin. It was easy to enter, everything was spotless clean, and we felt immediately home. Wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the black hills more!

    Andrea C.

    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.

    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.
  • This is a tidy, sparkling-new cabin in the woods with easy access to many of the sites that the area has to offer. We loved it.


    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.


    This was by far the best cabin we’ve stayed in with Airbnb everything was perfect

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

    Daniel Foster

    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!


    Wonderful family trip Excellent property, check in easy, owners very responsive

    Katie S.

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