Reviews for our Vacation Homes

Great Family Reunion We hosted a family reunion at the Cedar House. Family came from Arizona, Indiana, Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. We had an amazing time together. I was able to cook meals that we enjoyed together. All the pots and pans and dishes were there, even a mixer! Plenty of activities to do in the area for day trips but my favorite was the peace of the Black Hills. We visited and shared stories and laughter in every room of the house! I loved sitting on the deck watching the wild life, and hiking in the quietness of the Hills. The children had fun. We found a frog, chipmunks, a snake and so many beautiful rocks. Our 5 year old grandson said, "Is this Grandma’s party house?” We played games on the lawn and enjoyed the hot tub. People from the ages of 70 to 2 years of age had a great time. We will go back again!


A little over two years ago, my family was looking for a house to rent in the Black Hills. We were coming up on a year since my father passed away, and needed a place to get away for the weekend. We needed a house that was big enough for all 12 of us, and we wanted a house that didn’t have neighbors right next door. We found exactly what we were looking for and more with the Cedar Home! The views are absolutely beautiful and the front yard is large enough for the kids to run and explore. We spent a large part of our trip playing yard games, grilling, and hiking. Every year we leave the Cedar Home with memories that will last us a lifetime. Thank you Cathy, you have been a pleasure to work with! We look forward to our stay next year!
— Jordan | May 12, 2013


Our family rented the Mountain Stream Estates Cedar home for a family reunion. We loved it! The location was great and the surroundings were beautiful. There were 11 adults and we thoroughly enjoyed the house. The spa was great on ten chilly evenings. We had a horseshoe tournament that went on for days. Our last night we were treated to 6 mule deer in the front yard. The house was fully equipped and we would recommend it to anyone.
— Dianne


We have been staying at the Cedar House for the last 4 or 5 years. We enjoy staying here because it is quiet, beautiful, and meets our needs for the 5 couples that stay there. It is close to Lead-Deadwood, easy access for 4-wheeling, great for hiking or walking, or just cool to sit in the hot tub enjoying the scenery and outdoor life animals. It is so cool to go to sleep at night with the windows open, smelling the beautiful pine and hearing the water trickling down the stream. We enjoy being able to cook if we so desire, which we seem to do a lot of, instead of dining out. Every year there has been an upgrade to the property. It has always been clean and well taken care of. At the end of our stay, I never have to ask who is coming back with us for the next year. We just have to tell other friends, sorry, there has been no cancellation. Don and Cathy are very good at accommodating our needs, which is very appreciated. That is one of the reasons we keep coming back. It is a great vacation spot.
— Diane B.


A group of friends go to the Black Hills in the fall and we’ve stayed at the Hilltop House for 4 years. We love the location, how comfortable it is and how clean and well maintained the house and area around it is kept. We enjoy EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! We call it a “Home Away from Home”! The owners are great to work with and they feel like friends, eventho we have never met face to face. We already have reservations for next year and can’t wait til next September. We recommend this place to anyone- any age- that wants to feel welcome and well taken care of!
— Dixie L.


Our large family has loved meeting at the Cedar Lodge for several years. The rooms, location and surrounding activities fit with everyone’s needs. The view is breathtakingly lovely! While most people take off to see the sights, I stay “home”, sit on the deck and cook in the well equipped kitchen. I have enjoyed the walking trails and the pond in front of the home as well. The Cedar home sits on a large lot, and is very clean and well maintained. I recommend the Cedar Home as a destination to anyone who wants to spend time in the heartland of the beautiful Black Hills!
— Bonnie H.


We have stayed at the Hilltop home for many years. There are 5 couples from Nebraska and we look forward every year to our stay there. It is a beautiful home in a beautiful, peaceful setting. The house itself is well cared for. It is a wonderful vacation home. We are looking forward to going back there again next June.
— Marilyn B.


I just wanted to touch base w/you to let you and Don know we had a most marvelous experience. The directions were perfect, the home was extremely comfortable and the wildlife, including the goose and ducks was superb. I had family from Michigan, Massachusetts and Connecticut and none of them had a bad thing to say about any of their trip. Thank you so much for allowing us the use of your home and will highly recommend it to others!
— Cathi and Brian


What a beautiful home and setting in the Black Hills! The floor plan is fabulous and we always have a great time. We would recommend the Hilltop Home anytime.
— Marianne S.


I wanted to let you know that your facilities are wonderful! Our family reunion was a great success and everyone is talking about another one in a few years!
— Ellen, SD


We were a group of nine adults who wanted to find a home away from home. This property fit the bill perfectly. Plenty of space inside and out, clean, comfortable, and well managed. Would highly recommend!
— Janet H.


"We enjoyed your house very much. I will certainly let anyone know about your house that may be looking for a place to rent in the Black Hills. It worked out wonderfully for our group."
— Tom, MN


"Your homes were fabulous! Everyone was very please with the accommodations and anxious to make plans to return another year. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the homes were clean and the kitchen was well equipped, making for a great stay."
— Jill, Sioux Falls


'We enjoyed your home in the hills....what a beautiful home! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are planning for next year!"
— Cory, Aberdeen


"What a beautiful home & setting! The best part was that my mom got a vacation too, since we didn't descend on thier house! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We hope to enjoy it again!"
— Maria, NE


'Thanks so very much for even more than we expected as we gathered in a great place for our time together."
— Ruth, Huron