A REMARKABLE CAREER HAS COME FULL CIRCLE.

A REMARKABLE CAREER HAS COME FULL CIRCLE.

Dick Knecht earned a reputation as one of the nation’s best home designers in Aspen, Colorado.  But his heart has always been in his native Black Hills.  He had long dreamed of designing an entire community.  After sharing his vision with Jim Farmer of Red Canyon Company, the two formed a partnership to create Lakota Lake Encampment.  Dick has since moved back to the Black Hills overseeing every detail of his vision.

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  • Homes designed to blend with the forest.

  • Even small spaces can be dramatic.

  • Land options that make living on the edge irresistible.

  • Interior views by us. Exterior views by Mother Nature.

  • Home designs that improve the views both day and night.

  • Our home designs are all about the views.

  • Historic, unconventional and fun!

  • Modern design with a vintage look.

  • The aptly named Ponderosa.

  • Homes designed to blend with the forest.

  • Even small spaces can be dramatic.

CUSTOM HOME DESIGNS.

All of the homes at Lakota Lake Encampment are custom-designed by Dick Knecht to meet the owner’s individual needs and to become an integral part of the landscape.  Also available at Canyon Rim Ranch and The Rim at Red Canyon, each custom design incorporates natural and sustainable materials.  Windows are sized and placed to take advantage of the views.  No detail is overlooked.  For an additional fixed fee, we’ll even oversee the construction of your custom home and have the home furnished according to plan.

CUSTOM HOME DESIGNS.

RETREAT ARCHITECTURE™ DESIGNS.

Want a unique and stylish vacation home for a minimum investment?  Dick Knecht created these designs to grow along with your budget.  With any of the options, you can start with as little as 600 sq. ft.  Then, as your needs and budget change, you can expand your home to more than 2,000 sq. ft.  We’ll even oversee construction and have your home furnished according to plan for a fixed fee.

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  • A contemporary, rustic design that brings the outside in. From $255,000!

  • Our classic whole-log cabin, starting at $309,000!!

  • The Canyon Cabin Lodge design starts at $165,000!

  • The WeeHouse TM offers 1,000 possibilities! As little as $95,000

  • Our Summer Cabin is designed for seasonal or year-round use. Starting at $179,000!

  • A contemporary, rustic design that brings the outside in. From $255,000!

  • Our classic whole-log cabin, starting at $309,000!!