Coyote Ridge Lodge is a rustic, secluded, peaceful cabin and bunkhouse, nestled on 10 sunny acres of oak, aspen and pine forest halfway between Spearfish and Deadwood. Includes spacious deck, large grassy meadow and picnic area beside a spring creek.
This is not your typical modern vacation home. The naturally weathered cabin was hand built in the 1970's using locally harvested rough lumber, homemade windows and one-of-a-kind walnut flooring. The main house has all the comforts of home: sleeps 6 with an upstairs loft with queen bed plus an open-design downstairs sleeping/TV room with a queen bed and futon (this room is a common space and has limited privacy; see "back bedroom" photos).
The “bunkhouse," a small cabin just steps from the main house, has two sleeping rooms with a full-size futon bed downstairs and bunk bed (2 twins) upstairs. The bunkhouse has no bathroom but it's only 20 feet to the half bath in the big house.
The great room in the big house has a fully equipped corner kitchen and large bay windows for beautiful, wide-angle views of the woods and the canyon. The dining table expands to seat ten and guests can enjoy outdoor meals on the spacious deck.
The cabin sits on a sunny, south-facing, wooded hillside at the end of a quarter-mile gravel driveway. There's not another house in sight. But you are likely to see deer, turkey and other wildlife, and coyotes often sing their wild, unforgettable song on the ridge at night.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have access to the entire main house, the bunkhouse, and ten acres of oak, aspen and ponderosa pine woods. Property also includes a large grassy meadow and a picnic table beside the creek (seasonal; the creek usually dries up in August).
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Owner lives off site, but is always available by phone or email. Friendly caretakers also live nearby.
Coyote Ridge Lodge is nestled in beautiful Maitland canyon, which unfortunately interferes with internet wireless signals. Cell phone service is good (we have a signal booster) but with occasional interruptions. There is a land-line phone and cable TV. Several coffee shops in town offer fast, free wireless connections.
The cabin has an "open" design. There are no bedrooms with doors, although the loft and the bunkhouse rooms are relatively private. Multiple families or groups wanting privacy should look at the bedroom photos carefully.
The spring creek usually (not always) dries up in July.
Guests are expected to enjoy and care for the cabin as if it were their own.
No smoking. Low-impact pets may be permitted (contact owner).
À partir du 3 août 2018 - 11 août 2018, la durée minimum de séjour est de 6 nuits.
I'm a college professor (study mass media) at the University of Wisconsin. Love outdoor sports. Built Coyote Ridge Lodge in the 1970s when I lived in Spearfish for 6 years (I taught journalism at Black Hills State). Have spent about 7 years of my life living and traveling overseas, mainly in SEAsia and Europe. Have three great kids, a dog and cat.