Hakuna Matata Cabin: Hot Tub, 11 Mi to Mt Rushmore

Property ID: 437278Hill CitySDUS
Sleeps 83 BR2 BA


Nestled in Black Hills National Forest, this 3-bed, 2-bath cabin is the ideal family getaway. Nearby attractions like Storybook Island, Dinosaur Park, and lakes will please the kids, while parents will love the proximity to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Enjoy hiking and rock climbing each summer. During the winter, the location is great for hunting and ice fishing or visiting the winter recreation areas to cruise the crisp ski slopes or the 350 miles of manicured snowmobile trails.


  • Deck
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

ATTRACTIONS: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (11.1 miles), Crazy Horse Memorial (14.2 miles), Reptile Gardens (16.5 miles), South Dakota Air and Space Museum (34.7 miles)

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Black Hills National Park (surrounding), Black Elk Peak Trailhead (13.9 miles), Custer State Park Visitor Center (24.7 miles), Sheridan Land (4.5 miles), Pactola Lake (9.9 miles), Wind Cave National Park (35.9 miles), Petrified Forest of the Black Hills (38.3 miles), Badlands National Park (83.9 miles),

FAMILY FUN: Storybook Island (23.2 miles), Dinosaur Park (23.2 miles), Watiki Indoor Waterpark Resort (27.5 miles)

WINTER RECREATION: Deer Mountain Ski Resort (38.5 miles), Terry Peak Ski Area (43.8 miles)

AIRPORT: Rapid City Regional Airport (31.7 miles)


44 reviews
  • Excellent host and excellent stay!


    First, let me start by saying communication with the host was excellent and their desire for our stay to be both memorable and of the highest quality began prior to our arrival. The location was exactly as described, well-appointed, and even decorated for the holidays. The property was very clean despite being pet-friendly; even though we had people with different allergies - no one was triggered! Thank you! Everything we could need was already there and they offered to get us anything missing after we communicated that we would be cooking for the holidays. While we did not take them up on that offer, it was a sign of their commitment that continued throughout our stay. The hot tub was amazing and the property was exactly what we needed for our family get-together. We truly enjoyed our stay, appreciate your commitment to the visitor's experience, and would definitely book this property again. Thank you!

    Published January 8, 2024
  • Great House!


    This is a great vacation rental. It's very centralized to all the attractions. The house has everything you need: beach towels (for the hottub), crockpot, and extension cords. If they don't have what you need, Blanche was more than willing to find it for you. We saw deer every morning and evening. All 7 of us loved this house.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 8, 2023
  • Great location and house


    This property was great. Clean and well appointed. Location was perfect for my husband who spent a lot of time fishing at Pactola Lake and close to Custer State Park, Hill City and the town of Custer. Access to garage was helpful because it rained while we were there. Welcome text from Blanche (host) was much appreciated. Would definitely stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 23, 2023
  • Hakuna Matata


    Nice place. Very pretty. The house was a little dark.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 30, 2023
  • Amazing


    Fabulous vacation home in the Black Hills! We enjoyed our stay there very much. We loved how it was so close to Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Custer State Park, and Deadwood. The fact that it was also snuggled in between Hill City and Keystone, there was never a shortage of good places to grab a quick bite to eat, or enjoying a romantic dinner in the mountains. Would highly recommend this little peace of paradise to everyone!

    Published August 15, 2023
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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