Queen sized bedfull sized sofa sleeper
Cabin off the beaten trail
Hosted by Rita
Rita is the host.
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Located in the quiet historic community of Silver City. Surrounded by National Forest for hiking with Rapid Creek flowing past town for convenient fishing. Get away from the hustle and bustle of your lives in this rustic cabin with no TV. Limited cell phone coverage in the cabin with a landline located in the main office.

The space

This 20'x20' cabin was built in the 50's for the builders of the dam at Pactola Reservoir, and was moved from Pactola onto the site when the dam was completed. There is a fully equipped kitchen - microwave, stove, coffee pot, toaster, dishes and utensils. There is a gas grill that is shared with us and other guests. Linens and towels provided. Queen size bed and a full sofa sleeper. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink.

Guest access

The cabin is yours for the duration of your stay. There is a communal yard with a fire pit. The cabin is in Silver City and has neighbors. Our house, and main office, is right next door.

Interaction with guests

Many of our past guests consider our cabins to be "theirs". Memories are made in Silver City, as it is a community with a past of over 125 years. Guests interact with each other. We love getting to know our guests but tend to stay out of the way so guests can have their privacy, we let our guests dictate the interactions.

Other things to note

We have a SD Department of health B & B license and a sales tax license.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

We have no cleaning fee so expect guests to leave the cabin reasonably tidy. We charge extra for pets and they need prior approval. No smoking in the cabin. Quiet hours from 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Michele User Profile
September 2017
Rita's cabin in Silver City is perfect for site seeing around South Dakota. We loved it!!!!

Valerie User Profile
August 2017
The cabin is perfect!! Very friendly people with great hikes close by. Would come back!

Clark User Profile
August 2017
We couldn't have been happier with our stay at the Happy Trails Cabins. It was exactly what we had hoped for--a great change from the city. Rita and Tally were great hosts. They've put a lot of thought and time into their cabins with all sorts of small touches. We loved the flowers surrounding our cabin, and the cool rodeo photos on the wall. Rita gave us fresh vegetables and spices from her garden. Much appreciated! There seem to be lots of cooperating long-time friends in the tiny Silver City community giving the place a welcoming easy-going feel. There are beautiful Black Hills hiking trails within easy walking distance, and a swimming hole in the creek too. Although Silver City is off in the woods, you're just a few minutes from US385 so the location is within easy day-trip driving distance of all parts of the Black Hills, Lead, Bear Butte and so on. Our small cabin was clean and comfortable in a pretty 1950s style, with a sitting porch and quiet small community laid out in the pine trees around it. Imagine a sunny, dewy morning in the mountains at 6:00 A.M. and extend that feel all day, and you'll have it about right. Black Hills magic out your kitchen window. Thanks Rita! Thanks Tally!

Julie User Profile
July 2017
Home was exactly what I was looking for. Quiet, simple and relaxing. Wonderful neighbours in a peaceful environment. Enjoyed walking to the creek and swimming. Still so much more to explore, I only just scratched the surface. On a side note. I suggest downloading some shows on Netflix, bringing a book or packing a game or two.

Rebecca User Profile
July 2017
The cabin is a great place to relax after a day of touring, hiking, or exploring the area. Good central location in a quiet area so you can get away from the crowds and enjoy the fresh air. The cabin is small but comfortable for two. It is definitely in an out of the way location and the road going in is a curving mountain road. We used the cabin as a base to enjoy the area and will definitely return. Our only complaint was the listing showed Internet available and our confirmation included a network ID and password. However, there is no Internet and while Rita offered her iPhone as a hotspot, it didn’t work. Rita does have an amplifier for cell service and offered her porch for making phone calls. This was a bit of an inconvenience because I run a small business and needed to be connected. We had to do some adapting but were able to make things work.

Beverly User Profile
July 2017
This cozy cabin is nestled in a tiny remote Black Hills town filled with beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife - Rita and Tally are great hosts and can offer great suggestions for local adventures

Jodi User Profile
June 2017
This was exactly what we were looking for on our trip to the Black Hills! The cabin was amazing!! All the amenities you will need to cook, etc. Simple, comfortable and clean. And what I wouldn't give to have a cold glass of that water again! Silver City is an easy 5 miles off the main road, ensuring a quiet stay smack dab in the middle of paradise. Rita & Tully are terrific hosts, too! Great people! Do yourself a favor - don't book a hotel, stay HERE!

Hill City, South Dakota, United StatesJoined in February 2016
Rita User Profile

Tally and I have been together since 1985. We are both from Rapid City and met while bicycling. We spent our first 10 years together chasing bicycle races and the past 20 years hosting guests at our small cabins in Silver City. We love the old fashioned vacation - no phones, TV's. We have games and books in our places. I love to cook and be outside, Tally loves movies and eating my food.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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