Esther's Apt: Parking + Views of The Open Cut

Property ID: 452047LeadSDUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA


Plan your next adventure to Lead, South Dakota. Esther’s Historic YATES Mineshaft offers all the modern-day amenities while keeping the history alive in this newly renovated 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental apartment. Ideally located, this home base allows easy access to some of the major destinations like Terry Peak Ski Resort, Mount Rushmore, Deadwood or Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The lower ROSS Mineshaft is also available if you are traveling with a larger group.


  • Self Check-In
  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen


Location Details

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Kirk Trail Head - George S Mickelson Trail (2.8 miles), Deadwood Trailhead (3.3 miles), Deer Mountain (4.2 miles), Terry Peak Ski Area (5.1 miles), Englewood Trailhead - Mickelson Trail (5.5 miles), Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower (8.3 miles), Rochford Trailhead (19.3 miles), Bridal Veil Falls (20.9 miles), Osprey Hiking Trail (30.8 miles)

MONUMENTS: Mount Rushmore National Monument (50.2 miles), Crazyhorse Memorial (53.7 miles), Devil's Tower (78.2 miles)

MINING ATTRACTIONS: Homestake Mine (3.0 miles), Broken Boot Gold Mine (3.7 miles)

NEARBY TOWNS: Downtown Lead (0.6 miles), Deadwood (3.9 miles), Spearfish (19.4 miles), Custer (54.6 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Black Hills National Forest (42.4 miles), Custer State Park (70.5 miles), Badlands National Park (105 miles)

AIRPORT: Rapid City Regional Airport (57.9 miles)


3 reviews
  • Comfort and cozy


    I planned on traveling with a family member who had to back out last minute. I had the apt all to myself. I felt safe, comfortable and relaxed. The apartment was quaint, very clean and a convenient distance from grocery store and highways.

    I would definitely stay again.

    Published June 29, 2023
  • Side by Side vacation


    We chose the upstairs apartment because of the size and it listed parking for extra vehicles. The apartment is absolutely beautiful! We loved sitting on the deck and taking in the views. There was plenty of room for our trucks and trailers. We will definitely stay again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    mallory w.
    Published July 15, 2022
  • The views of the open cut are breathtaking! What a fun home!


    Our family was able to rent both, the Yates apartment and the main Ross house and our family had the best time! The apartment is delightful and the bedding is heavenly! The views from the top deck are amazing! Will be back soon!

    Published April 4, 2022
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 4 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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