The SpaceWorking ranch with scenic pine-forested landscape and open meadows in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota. Quiet and private but accessible to town, area public lands, and attractions. Very convenient to Black Hills National Forest, Wind Cave National Park, Angostura State Park/Lake, Custer State Park, & Wild Horse Sanctuary. Just 4 miles from town of Hot Springs with Evans Plunge & Mammoth Site. Close to SD/NE border. Remote area but rich with more hidden treasures and public land (see Guidebook with our airbnb listing). Log bunkhouse completely refurbished in 2014. All buildings, including the bunkhouse, were creatively built by your host. Working Quarter Horse ranch so you may see trainers at work during your stay. We welcome both those traveling with horses and the horseless. Just $10 per night extra per horse payable to host. HOGS welcome too. Guest AccessGuests have access to the bunkhouse, outdoor grilling area and the property for hiking and horseback riding (with your own horses). Corrals available next to bunkhouse. Interaction with GuestsJohn will meet guests and orient them to the bunkhouse, ranch, and community. Guest privacy will be respected but if you like more interaction he has a wide variety of interests (especially cave exploration and trail riding) and happy to visit. The NeighborhoodLIghtly populated rural area. Just four miles to Hot Springs for gas, supplies, and dining out. Angostura Recreation Area, Whitney Nature Preserve, Keith Park, Cascade Falls, and Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary are all just down the road.
Getting AroundNearest commercial airport and car rentals in Rapid City, SD. Public transportation in Hot Springs is limited to a small cab service.
Have your own wings? Land at Hot Springs Municipal Airport. Courtesy car for pilots $40 daily. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). (URL HIDDEN)
Other Things to NotePlenty of great photography opportunities with the ranch setting, wildflowers, and horses. Fantastic view of the night sky.
We encourage you to reserve time to relax at the ranch as well as Hot Springs beautiful City Parks. Have a picnic and take a dip in the warm river at Brookside Park or Chautauqua Park. Walk or bike along the Fall River on the Freedom Trail. The host would be especially pleased since he designed and helped build the trail. (URL HIDDEN)
Numerous suggestions for mountain or road biking. We're your hub and spoke location.