Yet Another Reason Why Canyon Rim Ranch Is Such A Great Place To Live!

Canyon Rim Ranch recently applied for and was awarded the designation as a Firewise USA community by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The Firewise program is co-sponsored by the United States Forest Service, the United States Department of Interior and the National Association of State Foresters. The program teaches people how to adapt to living with the threat of wildfires and encourages neighbors to work together to prevent losses. As a result of the designation, Canyon Rim Ranch joins approximately 1,500 communities across the country that have been recognized by the NFPA’s Firewise program, only eight of which are in South Dakota.

The steep canyon walls, large mountain meadows and proximity to pristine forest make Canyon Rim Ranch a beautiful place to live. But with such beauty also comes the potential risk of wildfires. So, in 2010, the community sought the advice and help of David Hettick, a rural forester with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. In the ensuing years, Canyon Rim Ranch has completed 215.9 acres of forest stand improvement and fuels treatment, as well as 105.7 acres of conifer removal and fuel treatment in natural meadow areas, and most of the individual owners have completed fuel treatments on their own properties. Canyon Rim Ranch has also become a member of the American Tree Farm System.

With less fuel and proper preparation, the risk of wildfire is greatly diminished. And, by continuing their efforts, the homeowners of Canyon Rim Ranch should be able to enjoy the natural beauty for many years to come.

If You Have The Land, We Have The Cabin.

Here’s the quickest way to turn any property into a retreat. This rustic modern Baby Grand cabin, which received a “Best In America” rating by Zagat, offers a queen-size bedroom with flat-screen TV and lots of storage. There’s a complete bath with a granite counter with double sinks, toilet and large tiled shower. The living area has oak flooring, pine walls, a fireplace and another flat-screen TV with BluRay. The kitchen features stainless Energy Star appliances and granite counters. The 3-season porch is the perfect place to relax and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature. Or, you can order the cabin with a second bedroom, instead.

Construction is both durable and energy-efficient with low-E windows, solid wood doors, cedar siding, metal roof, and a sealed steel under-frame. And we’ll place it on any site you choose for as little as $99,000! (Price does not include tax or site preparation.) You can even double the space by connecting two Baby Grand cabins with a breezeway. Specify your own delivery location, or add it to a lot at The Rim at Red Canyon for one of the Black Hills’ most spectacular retreats at a total cost of approximately $250,000! Call 877-557-5588 for complete details.

Other notable features include:
— 7.4 R-value insulation for the coldest winters
— Eco construction with sustainable woods
— Pella grade windows
— Kohler faucets
— RIVA Park home RV certified
— Thermostatically remote-controlled in-wall heating and cooling with optional radiant in-floor heating and “real flame” fireplace


The Canyon Cabin Lodge design starts at $165,000!When you purchase land at Canyon Rim Ranch or The Rim at Red Canyon, you can choose one of our many Retreat Architecture home designs by renowned home designer Dick Knecht. Each design is extremely stylish, yet affordable to build. You can start with a vacation home of as little as 600 sq. ft. and expand it to more than 2,000 sq. ft. as your needs change and your budget permits. The designs have been created to incorporate natural and sustainable materials to blend with the environment. And each of them features large windows and decks so you can better enjoy the spectacular views. Best of all, these designs are available at no cost with your land purchase.

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A Rare Opportunity To Own Some Of The World’s Most Amazing Views.

One of the Black Hills most spectacular properties is now available for purchase. Featured on the Travel Channel’s Amazing Vacation Homes, the cabin is perched on the edge of South Dakota’s most scenic canyon still echoing with the footsteps of Native Americans, Coronado, European settlers, Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

Each day you spend here, you’ll be greeted by abundant wildlife – the trumpet of an elk, the musical serenades of songbirds and the howls of coyotes. The bison herds of Custer State Park are just minutes away. And it’s the only place in the Hills where a motorcycle cannot be heard!

Purchase includes the cabin, a separate bunkhouse, large decks, the surrounding 40 acres and, of course, the views. And since it’s part of the Black Hills’ newest Wilderness Preservation Community™ association you’ll have access to thousands of acres of national forest.

A proven rental history

The property has a well-established rental history – generating enough income to cover all expenses while still providing more than 20 weeks of personal use each year. Visit www.homeaway.com to read rental listing reviews and see more photos.

The listing price is just $1,150,000.

Call 877-557-5588 to arrange a tour or to make an offer.

Concerts In The Wild.

As a previous campaign for American Express used to say, “membership has its privileges.” That’s certainly true for the homeowners at Canyon Rim Ranch, Lakota Lake Encampment and The Rim at Red Canyon. HankHarris

For example, this summer Red Canyon Company will be offering free Concerts in the Wild featuring Hank Harris who gained national fame as part of the popular Red Willow Band. He’ll be performing the Deadwood Songbook, a project of the Deadwood Adams Museum, featuring music that was popular in Deadwood circa 1876 to 1910 during the height of the Black Hills Gold Rush. Deadwood Songbook

Harris will also share the stories behind some of American’s most famous songs. It’s a performance that will transport you back in time – an entertaining and fascinating history lesson that will have you smiling, tapping your foot, clapping your hands, and dancing.

In addition, Harris will be joined during one of the performances by Black Hills favorite and South Dakota native, Jeff Severson, one of the world’s most accomplished finger-style guitarists.

If you’re a homeowner at one of our Wilderness Preservation Community™ properties or considering a purchase, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. For more information, call 877-557-5588.

The Black Hills’ Eco-Friendly Hotel.

adoba-hotel-in-rapid-city-hotel-room-photoIf you haven’t yet purchased a lot and built a home at one of our Wilderness Preservation Communities, the Trail Boss recommends the Adoba Eco Hotel in Rapid City for your Black Hills stay. It’s a full service hotel complete with an award-winning restaurant, relaxing martini lounge, a coffee shop and gift shop offering locally made products, and many other amenities.

The rooms have been newly-renovated and are uniquely-designed and decorated to demonstrate the hotel’s commitment to the environment and the sustainability of the Black Hills. Designed for LEED certification, they incorporate eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient lighting and water-efficient fixtures. The hotel is located near many local attractions. Following are a few of the reviews from guests:

“We were treated very well right from the Airport to our hotel room.”

“Great, quirky rooms.”

“Great staff and breakfast. Loved the new rooms.”

“I was impressed at both the service of ALL of the staff and the amenities of the hotel. I appreciated the room set up and loved the interior (very fun). I had a great stay.”

The Adoba Hotel is located at 445 Mt. Rushmore Road in Rapid City, South Dakota 57701. For reservations, call 605-348-8300 or visit http://www.adobahotelrapidcity.com/.