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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…

  • 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.


    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!


    We stayed in cabin 4 Very quiet, clean, comfortable cabin felt like home away from home. I would recommend to anyone, especially if you have another couple or kids bedrooms and bathrooms on opposite sides of the cabin. only thing I would like to see on cabin 4 is a screen door so you can leave the main door open and let some light in and fresh air.

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


    Fantastic cabins in the heart of the Black Hills. My family loved our stay and Julie and Jim were lovely hosts. The cabin had everything as advertised and much more. Julie was kind enough to show my family around her farmstead; my kids absolutely loved feeding the Yaks.


    By far one of the best places we have every stayed. The cabin was exactly what the pictures showed. Super close to all of the sights we wanted to see, yet in the woods and hills that you would never know how close you were to the city. Family friendly - amazing place for kids to get outside and explore nature. We highly recommend this place. Thank you for opening your space to us.

    Julie Wibbenmeyer
  • I love this place. Much better than a hotel room and at the same rates! This will be my go to place whenever I am vacationing around Black Hills!

    John Stringer
    5 star rating

    Little Slice of Heaven! We had a wonderful stay at Yak Ridge Cabins. I chose Yak Ridge based upon the convenient location for the Mt. Rushmore Half Marathon. Couldn’t have been a better experience. The cabin, No. 4, was the perfect size for 2 couples. It was nicely decorated and extremely comfortable. Julie is a gracious hostess who took us on an interesting tour of her farm. I would come back again.

    Aileen F

    Perfect location. Ever so quiet and peaceful. Parking right next to your cabin. Cute front porches to sit and drink coffee on while you see all the wildlife. Hospitable hosts that don’t leave you hanging for a second if you need anything at all. Enjoy! Stay and extra day! I know I wanted to!


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