Cabin on bluff of Big Sioux River with rushing waters of the Klondike Dam below.

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3 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi

Overview of Cabin on bluff of Big Sioux River with rushing waters of the Klondike Dam below.

Entire home

Cabin on bluff of Big Sioux River with rushing waters of the Klondike Dam below.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Larchwood, IA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Alvin Beach14 min drive
  • Popular LocationGrand Falls Casino Resort16 min drive
  • Popular LocationNewton Hills State Park25 min drive
  • AirportSioux Falls, SD (FSD-Sioux Falls Regional)37 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cabin on bluff of Big Sioux River with rushing waters of the Klondike Dam below.

Watch the bountiful wildlife and the seasons change on the Big Sioux River while listening to the water flowing over the Klondike Dam from the large deck, lower level porch or new 7 person hot tub. 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.
Most of this home is constructed from reclaimed lumber from the 1900s. Much of the wood is Southern Yellow pine with the Great Room constructed from reclaimed 2 x 6s. 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, a laundry room 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 recliner 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, games or complete crossword puzzles. 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 new hot tub! The river is less than 50 yards in front of this exit, but one will not be able to access the river from the home due to a very steep incline so the land is left natural with trees, tall grass and wild flowers.
You can access the river though, one block away at the historical Klondike dam site which now is closed to traffic, but offers a large bridge to fish from. Kayaks also enter and exit at this point for a beautiful experience down the Big Sioux River.

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.

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 watch
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.

Lake Alvin
Another nice family lake for fishing or kayaking in Harrisburg, SD.

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, Laurel Ridge Barn and Harrisburg's Meadow Barn, Veranda or Event Center. Great place for a wedding group to stay and play together.

Canton Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery - 8 minutes away through winding back country roads. Experience both their wines and gluten free ciders. Beautiful atmosphere!

Stensland Dairy farm one mile away. Tours and/or shopping!

Larchwood quaint corner bar/restaurant with amazing food and service. Also, newer Sports bar and grill across street from this.

Spring Creek golf course close.

Polo fields also very close!

Property manager

Mark and Vickie Reiff
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
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About this area


Located in Larchwood, this vacation home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. While the natural beauty of Lake Alvin Recreation Area and Good Earth State Park at Blood Run can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Tuthill Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Lake Alvin Beach - 14 min drive
  • Grand Falls Casino Resort - 16 min drive
  • Newton Hills State Park - 25 min drive
  • Tuthill Park - 29 min drive
  • Augustana College - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) - 37 min drive