The Historic Ice House

Historic Home in the Heart of Downtown Keystone, South Dakota

Explore the beauty of the Black Hills from ‘The Ice House’, a historic home that has been converted into a cozy cabin located in the heart of historic Keystone. This charming cottage is well-appointed with comfortable sleeping arrangements for 6, a kitchenette, and a furnished patio with views of the mountains and historic mining neighborhood. Easily explore the town’s shops and restaurants by foot or hop in the car to adventure around Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park!

The Property:

Studio: Queen Bed, Twin-over-Twin Bunk Bed, Sleeper Sofa

This historic cabin is the perfect home base for all of your Keystone adventures! Built in 1935, this property was used to store ice taken from the pond in the winter, before being renovated into a charming vacation rental.

The interior boasts earthy wood furnishings, mountain motifs, and all of the modern essentials of home! After alpine adventures, kick back and relax on the comfy sofa in the living room while film favorites play on the flat-screen Smart TV.

Walk over to Halley’s Store and stock up the mini-fridge with your favorite snacks! The well-equipped kitchenette features a microwave, a double sink, mini-fridge, and dishes!

Step outside to the front patio for some fresh air and unwind on the comfortable lounge chairs. Whether it’s your morning coffee or an evening cocktail, there’s no better place to enjoy the view of the historic neighborhood.

When it’s time to retire from the night, retreat to the loft and climb under the covers of the queen bed while others sleep soundly in the twin bunk beds or the sleeper sofa.

Additional Details:

Key Residence Features

Amenities include a well-equipped kitchenette, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, flat-screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, walk-in shower, and a furnished patio!

Central Keystone location in the heart of downtown, 10 minutes from Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 16 miles from Custer State Park, 30-minute drive to Crazy Horse Memorial, and 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Badlands National Park!

Nearest Commercial Airport: Rapid City Regional Airport – 4550 Terminal Rd, Rapid City, SD 57703, (~29 miles away from the property)


  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
  • Smoke Detector
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Private Entrance
  • Kitchen
  • Dishware and Flatware
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove/Oven
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Towels Provided
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Linens Provided
  • DVD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Video Library
  • Deck
  • Patio Furniture
  • Gas Grill

House Rules & Policies:

  • No smoking
  • No pets allowed
  • No events, parties or large gatherings
  • Must be at least 25 years old to book
  • Additional fees and taxes may apply
  • Photo ID may be required upon check-in


  • No Pets Allowed
  • Minimum Age Requirement
  • Non Smoking
  • Suitable for Children
  • Extended Stays Allowed
  • Car Recommended
  • Bathroom on First Floor
  • Suitable for Elderly

If you’re traveling with more than 5 guests, check the availability for the vacation rental units just down the street!

The Sheridan Cabin

The Tiny House

Location Details:

Nestled in the historic district of this quaint former mining community, enjoy an easy walk to Main Street adorned with restaurants, antique shops, the Keystone Museum, Black Hills Glass Blowers, Rushmore Mountain Taffy Shop, and more!

Pay homage to our past presidents and visit the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial 4 miles away that boasts the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt! Hike around the park and then peruse the visitor center – all just 10 minutes away! After the sun sets, there is a unique lighting ceremony that you won’t want to miss! Additional adventures await just 5.6 miles away at Rush Mountain!

The colorful landscape of Custer State Park is just 16 miles away for hiking, biking, swimming, fishing or relaxing in a peaceful mountain setting!

Badlands National Park is a scenic drive away for a plethora of outdoor adventures! Drive the Badlands Highway 240 Loop for awe-inspiring views of the landscape, hike through the deep gorges and sharp, lunar-like spires, or visit the Fossil Prep Lab! Additional adventures await just 5.6 miles away at Rush Mountain!

Make your way over to Crazy Horse Memorial, a giant sculpture of a Native American warrior situated in the beautiful Black Hills. Hike around this South Dakota treasure and afterward, peruse the museums that honor the Native American culture.

Keystone, SD

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Custer State Park

Badlands National Park

Crazy Horse Memorial