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River Retreat Cabin on bluff over Klondike Falls

SuperhostLarchwood, Iowa, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Vickie
8 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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We have a beautiful cabin/home overlooking the Big Sioux River. No need for a fan for white noise here as you can sit on the deck and listen to the water rushing over the Klondike Dam below. Most of this home is constructed from reclaimed lumber from the 1900s including the kitchen cabinets but the granite countertops offer elegance as well. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a pull out queen sofa sleeper - can sleep 8.

The space
Watch the bountiful wildlife and the seasons change on the Big Sioux River while listening to the water flowing over the Klondike Dam. NEW to this property is a large 7 person hot tub, to enjoy nature while staying nice and warm.

The Great Room on the main level overlooks the Big Sioux River through 2 large windows and a sliding glass door to an expansive covered balcony. The cabinets were hand made for the home from reclaimed lumber but the granite countertops offer elegance as well.

The main floor has a full kitchen, one bedroom and one full bathroom. It also has a cozy gas heater. The dining area has a large table for family card games, or just relaxing with your morning coffee looking out the large windows.

The lower level is a walkout with nine foot ceilings that gives it an open feel. There is two bedrooms, a bath, and a family room with another cozy gas heater with remote thermostats. The entire lower level is completed in knotty pine with log style furniture to complement the rustic feel. It also offers a large TV, pull out queen sofa sleeper and electric recliners to enjoy a little down time watching that football game or movies or finish that great novel. There is a large log table here also to play cards, complete crossword puzzles, or enjoy a few snacks. There is also a laundry room with Samsung washer and dryer. This level has a door which leads to a large covered patio, landscaped yard and Weber grill.

The exterior to this home resembles a rustic cabin in the woods but is far from rustic once you enter the front door and see the modern amenities. It is within one block of the historical Klondike dam site which now is closed to traffic, but offers a large bridge to fish from. Kayaks also enter at this point for a beautiful experience down the Big Sioux River.

Guest access
Entire home and 2 car garage

Other things to note
Things to Do:
This cabin is a perfect set up for staying in - relaxing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, bird and animal watching and spending quality time with those one loves. Yet it is also a perfect set up for going out. Within miles is the Grand Falls Casino, Canton wineries, the Canton Barn, Larchwood restaurants and bars, Golf courses and Lake Pahoja Recreation Area which is a great park for swimming, boating, paddle boarding, or playing Frisbee golf or basketball.

Fishing - Iowa or SD fishing license
Relaxing – you won’t need a sound machine or fan for white noise here. Just sleep with the windows open and hear the sound of the babbling waterfalls below.

History
The Klondike Mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, and given the #75000696.

Little remains of the Klondike Mill except an old stone wall and a few artifacts from the historical structure. It is located on the Iowa side of the dam where a bridge spans the Big Sioux River, just beneath the public access parking area.

Kayak or Canoe
There is a loading/exiting area approx. one block from the house where one can take the scenic 3.5 mile ride to Canton or exit from the up-river trail from Sioux Falls. The Canton trek is rated as one of the best with steep canyon sidewalls.

Bird-Animal watching
Perfect area to just sit on the porch and watch. Bald Eagles and deer are a daily site in this area.

In addition, there is a wealth of animal life on the waters of small South Dakota lakes, rivers, and creeks, including geese, ducks, pelicans, great blue heron, egrets, hawks, owls, perching birds, deer, raccoons, and beaver. Eagles, fox, and coyote are also sometimes spotted.

Lake Pahoja Recreation Area
2.5 miles west on Highway 276 has something for everyone!

It is open year-round and offers a variety of recreation activities such as ice fishing, hunting, biking, bird watching, canoeing, frisbee golf, outdoor basketball court plus a whole lot more.

All of the facilities have been made handicapped accessible along with the 1 1/3 mile asphalt hiking/biking trail along the north shore. A 3 2/3 mile hiking trail encircles the lake for the nature and exercise enthusiasts.

At the northeast end of the lake there is a 350' x 100' swimming beach and an adjoining comfort station for those interested in a little sun and fun!

$5 daily fee.

Grand Falls Casino
7 miles (10 minutes) just up the road with great golfing, outdoor pool, spa services, gambling (of course) and dinner/drinks. Then come back home to the privacy and comfort of your sanctuary.

Area Weddings held at Canton Barn and Harrisburg's Meadow Barn. Great place for a wedding group to stay and play together.

Canton Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery - 8 minutes away through a beautiful country drive.

Stensland Dairy- offers tours and products for sale. One mile away.
We have a beautiful cabin/home overlooking the Big Sioux River. No need for a fan for white noise here as you can sit on the deck and listen to the water rushing over the Klondike Dam below. Most of this home is constructed from reclaimed lumber from the 1900s including the kitchen cabinets but the granite countertops offer elegance as well. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a pull out queen sofa sleeper - can sleep 8…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

Black-out blinds
First aid kit
Kitchen
Pay TV
Iron
Dryer
Hot tub
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
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Larchwood, Iowa, United States

Very rural. Great for hiking, fishing, kayaking, or visiting the local winery or Stensland Dairy operation.

Top places nearby

M.B. Haskett
24.0 km
Josiah’s | Coffeehouse & Café
24.1 km
CH Pâtisserie
24.1 km
Washington Pavilion
24.2 km

Monks House of Ale Repute and Gandy Dancer Brew Works
24.2 km
Queen City Bakery
24.2 km
Parker's
24.3 km
Falls Park
24.9 km

Hosted by Vickie

Joined in January 2018
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I'm a Certified Nurse Midwife and retired from the Army Nurse Corp. I have 2 grown boys, also in the medical profession. I love outdoor activities, which is why I fell in love with this cabin. We've travelled the world in the military, with medical mission trips and vacations. Hard to believe a place like our cabin exists in Larchwood, Iowa / Sioux Falls, SD.
I'm a Certified Nurse Midwife and retired from the Army Nurse Corp. I have 2 grown boys, also in the medical profession. I love outdoor activities, which is why I fell in love with…
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