Mickelson Trail Lodging

Mickelson Trail Lodge

Rent the entire Lodge, year- round.
Individual room rentals are available October 15 – May 15.

  • Mickelson Trail Lodge

Hill City’s Finest! Lodge by the Mickelson Trail.
Custom built lodge with 6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and dining areas, screened-in porch with cedar covered, 20’ cathedral ceiling that offers a grand place for everyone to gather. Relax under cover of our log patio. With a mammoth wood burning fireplace and plenty of outdoor seating you are protected from inclement weather while enjoying the great outdoors. A fenced area contains a small, private swimming pool for the kids and raised bed gardens, if you’re lucky enough to come at the right time, you can enjoy fresh tomatoes and a bounty of other fresh garden vegetables. Climb the stairs to the very top and enjoy a unique rooftop hot tub with spectacular views of the meadow and pine covered hills. (Hot tub will not be available for the months of January & February.)


Unit 1
Ground Floor Private Entrance
Handicapped Accessible
1 Queen Bed
Wheelchair Accessible Shower
Local Television
Access to Shared Kitchen/Dining Room
Free Wi-fi
Unit 2
Ground Floor Private Entrance
1 Queen Bed and 1 Sofa Sleeper
Private Patio
Private Bathroom
Local Television
Access to Shared Kitchen/Dining Room
Free Wi-fi

Mickelson Trail Lodge Pool

Unit 3
2 Queens
Small 2nd Floor Private Balcony
Private Bathroom
Local Television
Access to Shared Kitchen/Dining Room
Free Wi-fi
Unit 4
Upstairs Honeymoon/Anniversary Room
1 Queen Bed
Private Balcony Poolside
Private Bathroom w/2 person Jacuzzi Tub/Shower
Local Television
Access to Shared Kitchen/Dining Room
Free Wi-fi

Unit 5
2 Room Suite – one with 2 queens, 2nd with 1 queen
Private Bathroom with Cinderella Tub
Local Television
Access to Shared Kitchen/Dining Room
Free Wi-fi

What our Friends are Saying . . .

Perfect Family Reunion

Was the perfect spot for us. House worked great. We cooked all of our evening meals at the house and it worked out great. There were 5 couples and the house was great. We enjoyed the outside fireplace, the bbq grill, the horses going by and the view. Thank you for the beautiful weather!

Celeste - Bismarck, ND Mickelson Trail Lodge

Wonderful Place!

This cabin was the perfect place for a family gathering! Kids enjoyed the pool, adults enjoyed the hot tub! Great location, very friendly and helpful hosts! Would definitely stay again!

Bonnie R. Mickelson Trail Lodge

Amazing Group Rental

We gathered for an early Christmas and had so much fun! Plenty of space for everyone (we had 14). The hot tub was a hit and so was sledding across the road from the house. We already have discussed potential future stays! You won’t be disappointed in this house or surrounding area!

Amanda L. Timber Creek Lodge

Great Home in a Great Location

This is our second time staying at this property and would highly recommend it for a large family trip to the Black Hills!

Jeff V.

Great Family Vacation

Location worked out great to see Mt Rushmore and take in other activities with our children and grandchildren. The house accommodated 17 family members nicely.

Pam V. McCaskell Cabin

Hill City Hike & Bike

We recently spent three wonderful days at the Western Sky Cabin. Beautiful location just a few miles from Hill City and the Mcikelson Trail pretty much in our backyard. Enjoyed hiking the area as well. Matthew is an awesome host! We knew we would have a comfortable stay the minute we met him! The cabin was very clean and well supplied. Chances are good we'll be back next year!

Brad T Western Sky

Great Stay & Location

We had a great stay on June 21 through June 23rd at this awesome property. It was my Mom, sister and I. My Mom is in her 80's and the top floor was exceptionally well setup for her to move around. Lift up recliner, walk in shower. Maybe one small step up on the porch. Highly recommend if there are mobility concerns. The downstairs was great for my sister & I. Two queens in one big room, two bathrooms. Just a few minutes outside of Hill City. Matthew was a great host. Thanks so much.

Nan R Western Sky

Weekend Trip

It was an amazing place to stay highly recommend going there if you get a chance!! Definitely going back next year

Carter R Western Sky

Perfect experience!

The Western Sky Cabin is a place I’d recommend to anyone looking for a place in the hills of Hill City! Beautiful setting about 4 miles from Hill City, lovely cabin, horses grazing just outside, so peaceful. Matthew has thought of everything to provide a comfortable stay, and he met us upon arrival to show us the cabin and amenities. 20-30 minutes away from Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and so much to see and do in town. We could easily text and email, but phone service wasn’t available in that hilly area. I would come back here again!

Anita G Western Sky


Included with your stay at the Mickelson Trail Lodge:
FREE use of 6-Person Hot Tub*
FREE use Private/Semi-Private Swimming Pool**

*Rooftop hot tub is not available for the months of January & February.

**Pool is available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Weather permitting – we may be able to open earlier and close later in the season.