About Us

We work hard so you can relax.

Trailhound Cabin Co. manages a growing portfolio of luxury Black Hills cabin rentals across Deadwood, Hill City, and Custer, South Dakota. Our guests book vacations with peace of mind and we do everything to ensure they enjoy their stay. We’re based right here in the Black Hills and we’re happy to offer recommendations on hikes, eateries, bars, spas, and sightseeing. We’re also here on call in case you need anything.

We’re proud to provide full-service management for our homeowners’ vacation houses so they can enjoy their free time, and their home when they want to. We hire great people, including our own Lemon Fresh Cleaners, to raise the bar on how cabins are listed, cleaned, advertised, and maintained. We unlock the possibilities on how vacation homes are managed, at an affordable management cost.

How it all started.

The vision for Trailhound Cabin Co. was born on vacation. We were staying in an AirBNB rental and kept noticing ways this could all could be done better, from moving processes online to offering an all-inclusive cleaning option, and even just answering the phone consistently.

So far, we’re seeing that the market is ready for a company with a creative, forward-thinking approach to the full potential of a vacation rental. We now offer package upgrades, enhanced advertising, the highest-touch service, and we give a percentage of every stay back to the local community. We have more plans for the future but will remain dedicated to great service and the gift of vacation.

Who we are

Shane, Owner

With a focus in Customer Relations, Shane handles everything from bookings to maintenance. He’s learning how to fix just about anything that can go wrong in a vacation rental. Shane has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and has previously worked as the Branch Manager of Sales for Wilbur Ellis in Tulare, South Dakota. 

Kia, Owner

Born and raised in Philip, near the badlands, Kia grew up in advertising at her parents’ sign studio, hand-painting all of the Wall Drug signs, Al’s Oasis, and many others since 1991. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and specializes in digital marketing.

Angela, Graphic Designer

The brains behind all-things-visual, Angela is the newest member of the team with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and years of industry experience. She spends her free time hiking, biking, and rock climbing and can tell you more about the Black Hills than a Google Map.

Boone, TrailHound

Angela’s one-year-old Mini Aussie, Boone, brings spunk and enthusiasm to the table, reminding us to take breaks sometimes to go explore our beautiful home.

Our mission

We strive to give the best experience to owners, renters, and vacationers in the Black Hills.