Black Hills Cabins at Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast IN Hill City, SD, Two Vacation Rental Cabins With Personal Entries, Cabins-in-Cottage, Black Hills Cabins Near 1880 Train, Mickelson Trail. Stay at our in-home cabin nightly vacation rental BnB lodging and try our Black Hills Wild Chokecherry Latte by Smiling Bear!
Your Relaxing Place and Venturing-Out Point
In-Home Black Hills Cabins at
Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast
Unique Cabin Vacation Nightly Rental Lodging
in the Central Black Hills
Hill City, South Dakota
Black Hills Wild Chokecherry Latte
and Smiling Bear's EspressMo Menu
at Chokecherry BnB
Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast is our second bed and breakfast from the ground up. The first one, which was also in Hill City, we loved for 15 years, and nurtured as an in-home cabin vacation nightly rental lodging place for travelers to the beautiful Black Hills—until deciding we should downsize a little, to make ourselves available in th
Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast is our second bed and breakfast from the ground up. The first one, which was also in Hill City, we loved for 15 years, and nurtured as an in-home cabin vacation nightly rental lodging place for travelers to the beautiful Black Hills—until deciding we should downsize a little, to make ourselves available in the event of future great-grandchildren. Antiques have been a part of our lives since we were married 30 years ago, and in 2006 all our treasures gathered into the name Smiling Bear Antiques. Any news about us would usually be about our grandchildren, outdoor adventures, antique hunts, or our NEW location IN Hill City in the central Black Hills National Forest near Mount Rushmore—Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast. On leafing through this website, you might think we are all about chokecherries, but foremost of all, our sincere desire is to offer hospitality that shows you are on our minds. Our BnB ideals were mutually founded on the enduring principles of hospitality, warmth and community, and we endeavor from our hearts to make each and every guest feel welcome.
We're old enough
to be young enough
2023 3 nts Eloosive Moose —
T and I would like to thank you for your lovely bed and breakfast. It is absolutely beautiful and handy for everything we wanted to do. Your kindness will be cherished. Thank you again. T&DS, Columbus, NE
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When time permits, Smiling Bear, busy again after a year's hibernation, enjoys whipping up some award winning jams and jellies, to sell with a pretty Black Hills Wild Fruit label. Can't keep that bear out of the forest! Smiling Bear is also deliriously fond of creating an amazing (not just our opinion) Black Hills Wild Chokecherry Latte for those with adventure coursing through their veins!
Smiling Bear will leave the woods in quest of antiques to decorate his den, however! And, happily, he has been known to share. Please visit our Smiling Bear Antiques Online Shop—inventory is being added—button below.
Two In-Home Black Hills Cabins—Eloosive Moose and Chokecherry Hideout—are under one roof with our own living quarters, and provide personal private entrances, private full baths, queen pillowtop beds, WiFi, Smart TV, Roku, heat, AC, ceiling fans, and many useful pleasing features. Fun decor! Easy going rates. Smoke and pet/animal free (NO
Two In-Home Black Hills Cabins—Eloosive Moose and Chokecherry Hideout—are under one roof with our own living quarters, and provide personal private entrances, private full baths, queen pillowtop beds, WiFi, Smart TV, Roku, heat, AC, ceiling fans, and many useful pleasing features. Fun decor! Easy going rates. Smoke and pet/animal free (NON-smokers only. Please click button below to visit our detailed Policies and More page). Smiling Bear Antiques items are displayed in a cabinet in each cabin. Smiling Bear's EspressMo coffee menu is available for our staying guests. We are situated an easy short walk or drive to everything Hill City offers downtown—Guests may take the Mickelson Trail to get there! Many visitor attractions, truly great iconic magnets that winsomely call out to travelers, are conveniently nearby. Come to the Heart of the Hills and make Black Hills Home Cabins at Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast your relaxing place and your venturing-out point. Our NEW modern mountain cottage hospitality home featuring two Black Hills Cabins with personal entrances, opened early August, 2023.
2023 2 nts Chokecherry Hideout — We loved everything about our stay. Very clean and is equipped with everything we needed for our stay. It exceeded our expectations. Love the goodie basket full of breakfast and snack items. It was the perfect location in close proximity to all the Black Hills attractions. Love how close it is to the Mickelson Trail. The hosts communicated well and are very welcoming. They are very knowledgeable of the area. It was a bonus to find out they knew the people we traveled here to meet. We recommend trying one of their specialty drinks - the chokecherry latte was delicious! L&TN, Kansas
2023 7 nts Chokecherry Hideout —
A most calm and relaxing environment! Absolutely beautiful decor and attention to detail. Such a homey feeling :) Thank you Sam and Linda for your splendid hospitality! All the Best, JE, Regina, Sk, Canada
The pictured Charcuterie Style breakfast is an example of the substantial breakfast upgrades available at Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast. Other upgrades offered include Country Style (an example might be homemade pancakes, fried eggs, bacon, potatoes, fresh fruit; or a frittata; and so on); or our Custom Omelet (with bacon or sausage, fr
The pictured Charcuterie Style breakfast is an example of the substantial breakfast upgrades available at Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast. Other upgrades offered include Country Style (an example might be homemade pancakes, fried eggs, bacon, potatoes, fresh fruit; or a frittata; and so on); or our Custom Omelet (with bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, toast and often homemade wild jam or jelly); plus our own special Chef's Pick. The upgrades add $20 per two-person-breakfast to the standard modest rates. Provided with the standard modest rates is a complimentary snack style mini breakfast*. If an upgrade is requested, it replaces the complimentary mini breakfast. The upgrade breakfasts are available to Eloosive Moose on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; to Chokecherry Hideout on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Saturday's upgrade breakfast would be the Chef's Pick. *Note—For the light- or non-breakfast-minded guests, the mini breakfast (which accompanies the standard modest rates) consists typically of simple breakfast takeaways (often organic), in case guests need a burst of energy prior to searching out one of the eateries in Hill City or the surrounding area. The mini breakfast might include fruit; breakfast bar or bagel or muffin or other pastry or oatmeal; milk (for oatmeal or coffee or simply to drink); cheese or boiled egg or yogurt . . . provided in the accommodations.
2023 3 nts Eloosive Moose —
What a homey and delightful spot and you were both so warm and welcoming. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. Your basket of goodies was enjoyed throughout our stay. Thank you, Linda for the delicious scones, too. Hope to see you again! God bless you both. L&SR, Cedar Falls, IA
2023 7 nts Chokecherry Hideout—
I was looking for a comfortable quiet location for rest and relaxation and found this quaint, cozy BNB in a quiet neighborhood of Hill City. The host was very hospitable, kind and helpful. Received a lovely welcoming basket of goodies which I enjoyed throughout the week. Very clean and accommodating property. Will definitely stay there again! JE, Canada
2023 2 nts Chokecherry Hideout — We really enjoyed our stay here. It was a short stay but the cottage had a very warm and welcoming feel. Sam was very helpful. The snacks and little breakfast options were great when on the go early in the morning. We will be back!!! JH
Also available to guests in their accommodations is Smiling Bear’s EspressMo Menu—cash only (tax included in price), Monday through Saturday, 9:00-2:00, or later if we are available, by text or call. Smiling Bear uses stainless steel Moka Pots to create (our moniker) EspressMo concentrated coffee based beverages reminiscent of Smiling Bear Espresso Bar's original tasty espresso Bear-verages at our previous location of 15 years. "Better than espresso," some say. We say, try it!
You may take pleasure in the peaceful quiet surrounding our two In-Home Black Hills Cabins, and amusement from the infrequent novelty of an event taking place on the football field, afternoon or early evening, on rare occasions. It is overall delightful that we are located IN Hill City, a community of both family and tourism that extends
You may take pleasure in the peaceful quiet surrounding our two In-Home Black Hills Cabins, and amusement from the infrequent novelty of an event taking place on the football field, afternoon or early evening, on rare occasions. It is overall delightful that we are located IN Hill City, a community of both family and tourism that extends a strong welcoming hand to all who want to linger awhile in the profound natural beauty of this exceptional area. From Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast you can choose a pleasant easy and leisurely walk or a short drive to historic downtown shopping, dining and entertainment; and the BnB is very near the well-stocked grocery store! Your first or next adventure to the beautiful Black Hills would doubtlessly be well-served by a stay in one of our cabins—handily near Mt. Rushmore, in the central Black Hills, scenic drives every which way. Reserve your nightly rental here; stay in a home sweet In-Home Black Hills Cabin in town, an experience, and satisfy your yearning for the best of both worlds; Hill City is small enough to feel as if out in the piney woods (which, well, it is), yet has everything you need when you are ready to wind up a day of touristing at your relaxing place. And then there is tomorrow!
Specific details on location will be provided with a confirmation email when a reservation is made.
2023 2 nts Chokecherry Hideout — Thank you for your cabin! We loved it, so cute and fun! A great location for us. Hospitality is great! We will be back! C&JM, DeSmet SD
2023 2 nts Chokecherry Hideout — We drove up to find deer in the yard! Sam and Linda were so pleasant and friendly! From the welcome basket to notes throughout, it had all the personal touches and had a warm and homey feel. The location is perfect! Would definitely recommend and will stay there again! C&JK, Sioux Falls, SD
Black Hills Home Cabins at Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast, located IN Hill City (a very likable and friendly mountain town), features two In-Home Black Hills Cabins—nightly vacation rentals, cabin style, under the one roof of our new modern mountain cottage.
With the experience of 15 years as host and hostess in our first owner-occupied BnB, we have acquired a strong sense of what works for and appeals to travelers. Our stack of guest books, filled with happy satisfied expressions from former thousands of guests, attests to our earnest desire to extend hospitality that shows you are on our minds. As we look forward cheerfully to meeting all our future vacationers who will be visiting the beautiful Black Hills and choose to book here, we are reminded of our gratitude for those past wonderful years which we were blessed to enjoy, and for all the new friends we made because they chose to stay with us, some of whom followed us forward! If you are inclined, please click on the wild chokecherry photo to visit our About page!
NOTE—As it is important to do so before reserving a stay, please take time to read Policies and More (click link. Or find in the top menu; in some browsers the heading may fall under More).
Let’s explore a variety of advantages and amenities you may expect from Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast. ~ First of all, and importantly, we are near Mt. Rushmore, in the Central Black Hills, ideally situated for adventurous day-trips into unparalleled diverse scenic vistas everywhere in the length and breadth of the Black Hills. ~ No less advantageous, Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast is IN Hill City, and the in-town location of the BnB provides easy access, even on foot, to everything Hill City has to offer. ~ The BnB is in near proximity to the George S. Mickelson Trail, for exercise, or bird and wildlife viewing out in nature. The ever-popular trail strides through town along Railroad Avenue. The BnB is a few minutes walk from Major Lake, where there is access to the Mickelson Trail from the lake (and a fishing/resting pier). ~ Don't miss the iconic tourist attraction, Black Hills Central Railroad's 1880 Train, stationed along the trail. ~ Bike rentals are locally available as well. ~ For your grocery needs, Hill City's full service Krull's Market is only a few blocks away. ~ There are two laundromats in town. ~ And several churches grace this small community. ~ Probably you will devote some leisurely time to historic downtown Hill City. That's where you will find everything from a hair salon to filet mignon (at renowned Alpine Inn Restaurant) to dreamy ice cream and homemade fudge to a world class dinosaur museum with Everything Prehistoric gift shop, and Dahl’s Chainsaw Art. Many local artists make their offerings available for purchase at Art Forms and Jon Crane Gallery downtown. Savor the choices of cafes, grills and restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Track down fine gifts at elegant shops, as well as trinkets, t-shirts and antiques. ~ Also available for purchase are selections from Smiling Bear Antiques displayed in a special log cabinet in each in-home cabin at Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast, direct from our former retail shop. ~ Also, our own Smiling Bear EspressMo Menu is available to staying guests, reminiscent of Smiling Bear’s Espresso Bar, highlighting our exclusive signature Wild Chokecherry Latte and other original tasty creations by Smiling Bear. ~ When time permits, Smiling Bear may whip up some award winning jams and jellies, sold as Black Hills Wild Fruit.
Please allow 6-1/2 minutes to review all photos in the Gallery (click) near top, and we recommend that you indulge in reading the informative captions. Amenities are pictured, and they are also detailed on the Rates and Cal page. The calendar indicates dates that are already reserved, and therefore not available.
If you stay in Eloosive Moose, the larger of our two In-Home Black Hills Cabins, you may spread your wings to the outdoors and let the vintage porch swing know its intended use, while you breathe deeply of fresh mountain air. Perhaps you would like to practice your grilling skills using the beautiful dome-lidded electric grill, situated beside a vintage enamel-topped dropleaf table on the porch. Besides the swing there are three other chairs. You may be entertained by deer grazing, or bunnies nibbling, or sometimes wild turkeys wandering through. You may enter the football field near the bleachers to take advantage of its track for walking or running. Inside, the well-equipped kitchenette is sure to please, as well as other amenities detailed here—Stepping Stones, Rates, Dates, Calendar.
If you stay in Chokecherry Hideout, you may create your own evening warmth by lighting up the firepit; and perhaps CharBroil something good, to eat sitting on a stump (rustic camp-style), or at your picnic table, or to enjoy on the Hideout’s patio while gently swinging the glider and basking in the view. The pebble base surrounding the firepit, when first walked on by our granddaughter, gave Shelby occasion to remember with pleasure the beaches in Florida where she was raised. So, we have dubbed the nostalgic pebbles, Shelby’s Beach . . . which she styled with a pretty bowl of seashells and a duo of cranes. Beyond that, you may even be entertained by egrets, deer, bunnies or wild turkeys, or locals walking their pets on the track around the football field. You also may enter the football field to take advantage of its track for walking or running. Inside, the kitchenette is nicely equipped, and also see a variety of other amenities detailed here—Stepping Stones, Rates, Dates, Calendar.
Indeed, you may take pleasure in the peaceful quiet surrounding our two in-home cabins, and amusement from the infrequent novelty of an event taking place on the football field, afternoon or early evening, on rare occasions, which we ourselves find entertaining.
We are exhilarated to again delve into the role of host and hostess, at our new Black Hills Home Cabins at Chokecherry Bed and Breakfast. Without question, we are deeply grateful for the glorious years we have been enriched by, getting to know so many of the wonderful travelers who venture to the alluring Black Hills that are our home. Excitedly we are anticipating meeting many more, maybe you, as we offer two engaging in-home cabin accommodations—Eloosive Moose and Chokecherry Hideout—here in Hill City, under our roof.
ELOOSIVE MOOSE—Spacious, thought-out carefully for comfort and convenience. The rates are easy going while the perks are exceptional! Owners Sam and Linda live in the all new hospitality residence, separately from your ‘moose farm’ (tongue-in-cheek, because the décor, besides diverting you with elusive moose sightings, includes an eclectic assortment of farm artifacts, gleaned from the childhoods of your host and hostess.) Eloosive Moose has a covered porch with a vintage porch swing, several chairs, a dropleaf table and electric CharBroil for cooking outdoors.
CHOKECHERRY HIDEOUT—Smaller than Eloosive Moose, but thought-out carefully for comfort and convenience. The rates are relaxed while the benefits are outstanding! Owners Sam and Linda live in the all new hospitality residence, separately from your ‘hideout’. (The décor is themed harmoniously of restful scenic vintage pictures, bears, raccoons, fish and even some fishing paraphernalia!) Chokecherry Hideout has a patio with a glider, picnic table, firepit, charcoal CharBroil for cooking outdoors.
The overall In-Home Black Hills Cabins / BnB cottage consists of three individual distinct units: owner quarters; Eloosive Moose (in-home cabin); Chokecherry Hideout (in-home cabin).
Yes, whether renting Eloosive Moose or Chokecherry Hideout, you do have your own personal entrance and outside area, with each unit having the inviting look of a cute and good-natured cabin.
A suggestion and offer—if you are three or four adults traveling together, you may check the two calendars on the Dates & Rates page to see if both in-home cabins are available for your preferred dates and possibly rent both! We already have accommodated two couples who did just that. You could do the same if your party is, for instance, three adults and one child, or two adults and two older responsible children who could have their own unit. This offer would require a three-night minimum stay, would exclude Holiday and Bike Rally designated dates, and would provide a 5% total rate discount. The benefits include two full bathrooms, privacy between the in-home cabins, two places to spend time together, the picnic table, two grills (one electric and one charcoal), and probably you could think of other benefits as well. Please inquire if you have questions. Click the button below for Rates, Dates, Calendar and plan your stay.
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Please reach us through the Contact Us form at bottom, if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM., although other times may be pre-arranged.
The rates are easy going to encourage a variety of travelers to visit our beautiful area and particularly to stay in one of our two in-home cabins. So, we have created a flexible menu which offers upgrades for $20 per two per breakfast. The bottom line is, yes, a very light 'minimalist' snack basket of takeaway style foods is provided in the accommodation with the standard rate. See Our Breakfast Menagerie on this Home page to read the details.
Late check-out is subject to availability. Often a guest cabin must be cleaned and prepared for guests arriving 4:00 PM or later on the same day as guests checking out by 11:00 AM.
Sam says, to answer your question, "No, it isn't a real elk, this isn't Medora." :-) Since it isn't a real elk, would you like to visit our Photo Gallery near the top of this Home page to find out what it is? . . . Or, just send us a message (using the Contact Us form at bottom).
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Hill City, South Dakota
In the Heart of the Hills
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