Our 1880 homestead cabin is a dry cabin with no electricity, bedding or running water. Please bring your own bedding, water and basic camping supplies along with firewood if you'd like a fire. Check in by 8pm mountain time.
This is the real deal folks. Just like the homesteaders slept during the westward movement in the 1880's, you too can experience what it's like to be a homesteader out on the prairie. Be like Laura Ingalls and let the song of the coyotes lull you to sleep. Our cabin sits miles away from any other building out on the edge of the White River in the South Dakota Badlands on our family run Circle View Guest Ranch. It's a genuine experience you'll never forget! Just a 6 mile drive to the main headquarters of Badlands National Park.
Please reserve the cabin ONLY if you can arrive by our strictly enforced check-in time 3pm-9pm Mountain Time. It’s very important that you arrive at the ranch before dark in order to locate the cabin and get unpacked and settled before dark. The place can be tricky to find in the dark and can seem a bit daunting if you’re not able to see the area during daylight. If you have any concerns about not being able to arrive before dark, please consider other lodging options.
While this listing is for the 1880 camping cabin, we have several other lodging options here at the ranch including rooms at the B&B with private bathrooms and a full ranch breakfast, simple rooms at the bunkhouse and 2 pet-friendly modern cabins.
Interaction with guests
Hosts live on property and can be contacted till 9pm.
Other things to note
Please bring your own bedding, water, basic camping supplies and firewood.
Please no late check ins for this cabin. Must be able to arrive before 9:30pm, mountain time.