Your Very Own Vacation Hide-away in Little Elk Canyon!
Since 1882, Little Elk Homestead has welcomed pilgrims into its cozy embrace...still does! Your first glimpse of the windmill and old log barn tells you you've discovered someplace very special. Enjoy the historic ambiance of this hewed-log hideaway, set on 20 acres of pine forest, rock cliffs and trout stream in Little Elk Creek Canyon. Secluded and private, yet only 1.3 miles off Interstate 90.
The Homestead is 3-bedroom house, made up to sleep eight persons in six beds. Tub-shower combo bathroom with clothes washer and dryer. Fully furnished kitchen with range, fridge, dishwasher, coffee-maker, microwave and all dishes and utensils. Dining room and large 15 x 30 living room with satellite TV and cozy wood stove on stone hearth. Spread out. Make yourself at home!
Part of the fun of country living is enjoying the great outdoors. So put your feet up on the sun porch railing, light the gas grill, set the picnic table and count the stars! Watch for deer in the meadow, hike or bike Little Elk Canyon. We adjoin the Black Hills National Forest.
All for about the same price as an ordinary motel room. $95 per night for 1-4 persons. Add $10 for each additional guest. Just right for large families or friends traveling together. Reserve your dates now, by calling Paula at 605-716-6572.
At Little Elk Homestead, you'll enjoy some uncommon vacation rental amenities: whitetail deer in the yard almost every night, the babbling of the creek and the calls of the water birds, neighbor horses that just love apples and carrots, a million stars overhead, coyotes yipping in the distance, a backyard that includes thousands of acres of National Forest, a swimming hole lined by boulders, feisty little Brook Trout in Little Elk Creek.
- Three Bedroom Country Home
- Rent Nightly, or by the Week
- A Place of Your Own in the Hills
- Historic Ambiance; All the Comforts
- Between Rapid City & Sturgis
- Close to ALL Black Hills Attractions
Centrally located for Black Hills day trips. Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Deadwood, Devils Tower, Custer State Park each make a fun day-long outing.
Kids 5 and under sleep for free.
Stay for a week and your 7th night is free.
- $95 for 1-4 persons.
- $105 for 5
- $115 for 6
- $125 for 7
- $135 for 8
Built in 1882 from hand hewn pine logs, The Homestead has been occupied continuously for 133 years. It's a big antique.
"What a wonderful place! The kids loved the room to run and we all really enjoyed the creek and the hiking. The coyotes and horses were great to listen to while having our morning coffee. The Homestead made our vaction a real family vacation. The kids thought it way great, the way Paula pampered them by making their beds!" The Orluck's, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
"What wonderful gifts you share...the sound of the waterbirds and crickets, the scent of lilac and forest, the sight of magpies swooping across the misty meadow...my senses have been stimulated in a wonderful way." Sarah Willenborg, Rapid City, SD
"Wow, what a gem! The hike to Dalton Lake was exhilarating and the fishing was unbelievable! The people around here are so nice and friendly. I'm going to put up a bulletin board in the teacher's lounge where I work: 'Great Vacation Spots in the USA' and put up our pictures of Little Elk Homestead." Toffelmire's, San Diego, Calif.
“We loved the Homestead! The canyon. The home itself. The peace and serenity. The quiet starry nights. And especially, the nice host. Everything was wonderful and we haven’t felt this relaxed in a long time.” The Legaly’s, Woodbury, Minn.
“What a wonderful place you’ve got here!” We loved the peacefulness, the undisturbed big space, and the great old homestead. The stream and the canyon are very nice. Very close to the freeway, which made it easy for us to get around the whole Black Hills. We only wish we had more time to explore!” The Longenbakers, Powell, Ohio
"A wonderful place to come home to after a long day of sightseeing and hiking. Melissa (10) really liked the horses that came to the fence to visit every day, and the little creek." The Workman's, Bitburg, Germany
“What a great place to come “home” to each day! The scenery is just beautiful! We loved seeing wildlife in the yar,d especially the deer and turkeys. The Homestead really made our first visit to South Dakota special and the maid service was the best ever, Paula!” The Navarros, Boseman. Mont.
“What is better than watching your children run across a hay field, play in a creek and stay up late watching a lightning storm? Nothing beats it. It will be hard to go to our next stop (a hotel) after all of this open space. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality.” Lystrups, La Habra, Calif.
“What a find the Homestead is! Thanks for keeping the décor in the homestead era. The shingle that you placed with our name on it, at the entryway, truly made the house feel like our home. We saw quite a few turkeys and chicks.” Cottons, Tacoma, Wash.
The vacation was so much fun! I wishe dthat I could’ve had some more time here. It was fun exploring in the Canyon. I found a lot of treasures. When I first came here I felt kind of like Laura Ingalls. This house also feels like an old time mini castle. Thanks for the root beer floats! Beckers, Monticello, Minn.
"Merier pou votre accucil, la maisonetc son ont ete' une l'onblierans pas. Dammageque nohese'joursait sibref.Chaques ele'tail est cene 'l catesse ale' prouve votre 'sens du bien receivor.' Translation: Thank you for your warm welcome. The house and the site were a marvelous suprise. We will not forget it. Every detail is a gracious gesture that proves your sense of knowing how to host well. Thank you! Coutura's, Bourg, France