Create lasting memories with your stay at Yak Ridge!

The cabins are 5 star rated and nestled in the heart of the Black Hills offering mountain charm and quality amenities including full kitchens, full bathrooms, covered porches, WiFi, heat, AC, and much more.

Enjoy beautiful views, wildlife, star-studded skies, campfires, and miles of trails on the adjacent Black Hills National Forest. Experience the best of both worlds – easy access to National Parks, major attractions, old west history and Native culture, wildlife, hiking, biking, fishing, and lakes, as well as peace and tranquility.

We strive to create a lodging experience that is comfortable and enjoyable for travelers of all ages and have been honored to host guests from all 50 states, and more than a dozen foreign countries.  We live on an adjacent private property.


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Custom built in 2015 and 2018, our studio and two-bedroom cabins sleep 2 to 6 and are well-appointed offering fully equipped kitchens, full baths, covered porches, quality bed, bath, and kitchen linens, campfires, BBQ grills, heat/AC, Wi-Fi, and much more for your home away from home.

Located in the heart of the Black Hills near Mount Rushmore, Hill City, Custer State Park, and Crazy Horse, this picturesque mountain site offers a peaceful setting to relax, and unwind with friends or family.

Open year-round and  5 Star Rated




Located in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest, Yak Ridge is home to a variety of wildlife. Wildlife that you are likely to observe or hear from the cabins include deer, chipmunks, songbirds, squirrels, turkeys, hawks, and owls. On occasion,  bald eagles, elk, coyotes, and fox can also be seen and/or heard.

The Black Hills are also home to an abundance of other wildlife that you might encounter while site-seeing including buffalo/bison, antelope, mountain goats, prairie dogs, and big horn sheep.

Mount Rushmore

Centrally located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and just a few miles from Mount Rushmore, Yak Ridge Cabins are near Rapid City, Hill City, Keystone, Custer State Park, and Crazy Horse. Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, Jewel Cave, Wind Cave, and Badlands National Park are within 30 minutes to an hour of Yak Ridge. The area offers something for couples, families, and solo travelers: parks, wildlife, hiking, climbing, biking, lakes, streams, fishing, caves, museums, history, native culture, dining, shopping, micro breweries, wineries, and relaxing.

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

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