Alice's Black Hills Cottage near Mt. Rushmore

Alice\'s Black Hills Cottage on the Mick, Hill City, SD USA
Alice\'s Black Hills Cottage on the Mick, Hill City, SD USAAlice's Cottage on the Mick front yard.Vintage charm with modern conveniences.  Full kitchen, dishwasher, icemaker.Dream until your Black Hills Dream Vacation comes true!Comfortable Queen size beds. Linens. Closet. Ironing board.  Washer and Dryer."Alice's" former art studio.Warm, inviting lower level family room with  cable TV & wi-fi .Coffee bar and microwave in lower level.King  ensuite.Washer and Dryer main floor.Queen beds main floor and in  two bedrooms on 2nd floor.Alice's Black Hills Cottage on the MickAlice's Cottage at 648 Main Street, Hill City, SDBack Patio at Alice's Black Hills Cottage on the Mickelson TrailView of Spring Creek and George S.  Mickelson Trail from the upstairs balcony.Mickelson Trail Trek 2011MIckelson Trail Harbeck Park, Custer SDCheck in at Pine Rest Cabins 24063 Hwy 385 on 16/385 - 1/2 mile from Alice'sGarden Club meeting at Alice's~once the home of the annual flower show founder.
3 Reviews

From $199 / night

24063 U.S. 385, Hill City, SD 57745
Alice's Black Hills Cottage near Mt. Rushmore
4 bedrooms
10 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cottage
Per night: $199 - $499
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Hill City vacation cottage rental
Welcome to Alice's Black Hills Cottage on the Mick !

Perfectly situated at the center of the Mickelson Trail in the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota puts this cottage just minutes from Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park and an easy day trip anywhere in the Black Hills.

This 1970's vintage cottage with modern upgrades is located on the south edge of Hill City just beyond the only traffic light in town. With easy access to the Mickelson Trail you'll want to bring your bicycles or rent one at one of Hill City's fine bike shops. It's an easy walk downtown, or just relax on the back patio, listen to Spring Creek and watch the wildlife passing through .
The home will accommodate eight to 10 people yet it's cozy enough for a couple to appreciate. Great for a small family get together or weekend retreat. Fully furnished main floor with one bedroom , bath & laundry; 2 upstairs bedrooms & 1/2 bath , plus a full basement TV/game room with king suite & full bath.
Area Information
In the Heart of the Black Hills National Forest , and with the George S. Mickelson Trail, stretching 50 plus miles in either direction , you've found the spot to let your cares go and rejuvenate your spirit. Hill City is a year round community, known for it's friendly , eclectic mix of hardworking people, awesome artists & musicians and the folks who encourage them , great restaurants, shops and genuine Black Hills hospitality. Locals and visitors alike enjoy Hill City throughout the year.

Just a half mile down the road from Pine Rest Cabins, we'll see to it you find your way around. Only nine miles from Hill City,at the base of Mt. Rushmore you'll find the fun little tourist town of Keystone, Crazy Horse memorial is just 10 miles down the road from the cottage right along highway 16/385 and our southern neighbor , the City of Custer, is 14 miles. Rapid City Regional Airport is a beautiful 45 minute drive while Denver is 6 hours should you wish to take in a bit of Colorado and Wyoming on your way.

Be prepared to fall in love with cabin life and return to Alice's Cottage or one of the Cabins again and again. There is so much to see and do in our area for all ages and abilities. Enjoy any number of tourist attractionsns nearby : the 1880 Train, Dinosaur Museum, Bear Country, Reptile Gardens to name a few. Or simply take in natures wonders such as Wind or Jewel Cave National Parks, Custer State Park or the Badlands National Park. Bike or hike the Mickelson, Centennial, or your choice of numerous trails. Visit nearby lakes: Sheridan, Sylvan, Pactola, Deerfield just a few of our favorites.

We love it here and are happy to answer your questions and point you in the right direction. We are open all year and happy to check availability for you. Please feel free to call or email us if we can help you with reservations or information.

Your Hosts,
Steve and Jan Johnson
of Pine Rest Cabins
In the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota

We invite you to experience :

Uptown Hill City , South Hill City's and Custers' musicians.
Award winning Native American Music group - Brule`
Black Hills Institute of Geology - Dinosaur Museum and subject of the CNN Documentary "Dinosaur 13"
South Dakota State Railroad Museum
1880 Train
Art Galleries : Jon Crane, Warriors Work ~Ben West, Dakota Nature and Art, Art Forms Artists Co-Op, to name a few.
CCC Museum
George S. Mickeson Trail & Bike Rentals
Gold Panning ~ Mining History
Horse Trail Rides
Restaurants: Alpine Inn, Silver Dollar, Chute Roosters, Ricos, Desperados, Bumpin Buffalo, Slate Creek Grill, Hill City Cafe, Golden Spike, Dairy Twist, Dairy Queen, Mac's Grub, Subway, turtle Town, Coffee and Chocolate shops.
Wineries: Prairie Berry, Stone Faces
Wine Tasting / Micro - Brews: Prairie Berry, Stone Faces, Twisted Pine , the Miner.


Availability Calendar



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Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 05 2016 May 25 2017 $199 $199 - - 4 Nights
Dec 05 2016 May 25 2017 $209 $209 - - 3 Nights
Dec 05 2016 May 25 2017 $219 $219 - - 2 Nights
Dec 05 2016 May 25 2017 $229 $229 - - 1 Night
May 26 2017 Aug 12 2017 $329 $329 - - 4 Nights
May 26 2017 Aug 12 2017 $349 $349 - - 3 Nights
May 26 2017 Aug 12 2017 $399 $399 - - 2 Nights
May 26 2017 Aug 12 2017 $499 $499 - - 1 Night
Aug 13 2017 Sep 30 2017 $229 $229 - - 4 Nights
Aug 13 2017 Sep 13 2017 $249 $249 - - 3 Nights
Aug 13 2017 Sep 30 2017 $299 $299 - - 2 Nights
Aug 13 2017 Sep 30 2017 $399 $399 - - 1 Night
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: Standard reservations: 50% of total stay plus tax at time of booking, balance due on arrival date. 2 month cancellation notice required for refund. Short notice cancellations refunded if cottage re-rented for all dates and rate at which you held it. You are responsible for payment of all dates reserved regardless of late arrival or early departure. Contact owner for rental policies for Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Holidays and other Special Events, minimum stays may apply.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Depending on the season and the number of nights you are staying and the rates range from $199 per night to $499 per night. A fee 10% of total reservation including tax is applied to all cancellations .



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Gas Grill
  • Activities

  • Fishing
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (14 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (7 miles)
  • Golf
    (14 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (7 miles)
  • Pool
    (14 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (7 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (14 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (7 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (14 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (4 miles)
  • Bowling
    (14 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (4 miles)

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3 reviews
Ken Lindemann

Great location, nice cottage

Ken Lindemann

Sioux Falls, SD USA

Great location, nice cottage

July 2, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Alice's Black Hills Cottage. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment so we could have meals at the cottage. The bedrooms and bathrooms suited the needs of our nine guests (one small child). The cottage was conveniently located to many of the things we wanted to do - Mt. Rushmore, the 1880 Train, Bear Country, horseback riding, the Mickleson Trail, and Hill City. We definitely would stay here again!

Jan                                                         co-owner with husband Steve PINE REST CABINS Welcoming  Visitors to the Black Hills Since 1911

Owner's reply:

It has been a delight to renovate Alice's Black Hills Cottage on the Mick and share it with people all over the USA and the world . A compliment from our neighbors right here at home in South Dakota is especially gratifying. Thank you so much for the encouraging words . Many Happy Returns! Jan

Carolyn Whitlock

You'll Keep Coming Back -- A Great Choice

Carolyn Whitlock

Bahama, NC USA

You'll Keep Coming Back -- A Great Choice

August 24, 2015

My brother was a great champion & pioneer of The SD Mickelson Trail, and in going to SD to honor him on two occasions for the 2014 Fall Trek, dedicated to his memory, we happened upon the owners of Alice's Cabin & Pine Rest Cabins. The owners have been riding in the fall trek for over a decade, and they are experts in trail navigation, and many other SD destinations. From the outset, they went out of their way to make our trips a success, delivering hospitality second to none. We were treated like family, and consider these proprietors to be so special, because they go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. Part of the charm is that Alice's BH Cottage and the Pine Rest cabins have quite a heritage. They are very convenient to Hill City nestled in the hills. The Cottage has all the amenities. Featured are many wonderful things to make entertaining a joy, a great washer/dryer, and a delightful electric fireplace. It is very cozy, roomy, and you have all the comforts of home for an extended stay. With Alice's BH Cottage's 3 bedrooms, you can accommodate others during your stay. You will be so happy you made this choice!

Jan                                                         co-owner with husband Steve PINE REST CABINS Welcoming  Visitors to the Black Hills Since 1911

Owner's reply:

It was an honor and delight to host you & your cousin as the first official guests of "Alice's Black Hills Cottage on the Mick" and later meet your husband and friends . We're thrilled to hear that the Englewood Bridge resurfacing is complete and what a fitting tribute to your brother. We love the Mickelson trail and are so thankful for his pioneering work.Thank you for taking the time to send your kind words and we wish you Many Happy Returns! Jan & Steve

Barbara Anne

Beautiful house

Barbara Anne

Blair Ne

Beautiful house

June 21, 2015

My family and I enjoyed staying at this beautiful, comfortable house. There was plenty of room for my sisters family and mine. It was in a great location. The owners were very nice and helped with anything that we needed. The beds were very confortable. We slept great every night. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a clean, confortable house to rent. I plan on coming back.

Jan                                                         co-owner with husband Steve PINE REST CABINS Welcoming  Visitors to the Black Hills Since 1911

Owner's reply:

Thank you for choosing "Alices Black Hills Cottage on the Mick" Barbara, and for taking the time to send the kind words . We're glad your family enjoyed the time together at the Cottage in Hill City, and we appreciate your feedback as we continue to improve the property. Many Happy Returns! Jan & Steve , owners

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Thank you!! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed your comfortable house. I loved reading the inspirational sayings through out the house too. Thanks for letting my family use the house for the week. Definitely would stay there again.:)

"an excellent location and beautiful place to stay. Steven and Jan did a wonderful job of decorating their home and creating a comfortable place to stay. There is a beautiful river in the backyard that has a peaceful sound in the mornings and throughout the day. Downtown Black Hills is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the cottage. It is a very cute town. It is also a great and convienent location to get to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse.The kitchen is fully equipped to make anything you want. In fact, we had every untensil needed to make a lavish homemade Indian meal.

We, as a family, highly recommend this cottage to everyone. It is a great place to stay."

"Hi Steve & Jan, Thank you for a wonderful stay. We had an excellent time! We will certainly be recommending your beautiful home to others. " S M

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