The Stone House ranch is an extravagant property on 6.57 acres offering endless amenities and true historic charm, It is located less than 10 miles from both Spearfish and Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The early 1900'S stone farmhouse is beautifully appointed and features 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, a chef's designed kitchen. Other improvements include a 960 square foot office/guest house with a 45'X64' garage, detached 24'X48' garage and a 30'x45' Morton building. The orchard provides a variety of apple, pear, crabapple and pie cherry trees. The vegetable garden has raised beds made of Port Orford wood and has no chemicals as the soil could be certified organic. It also includes an area for herbs. perennials, rhubarb, currants, raspberries and strawberries. Family and guests will enjoy the natural pond with a sand beach, deck and aeration system. This whole area is fenced to keep out the deer and for safety. A must see property with countless possibilities. Improvements Stone House Immaculately restored 4544 square foot stone house with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. Throughout much of the homes interior and exterior, the early 1900'S native stone is tastefully exposed. The gourmet chef's kitchen has a baker's island, mixer cupboard, garbage drawer and two gas stoves with a power burner, simmer burner, convection oven and warming drawer. The large pantry has a sink in a butcher-block counter. The great room has built-in surround sound and a floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace featuring a New-Air system which can efficiently circulate heat throughout the entire house. Oversized French doors will lead you to the patio and natural pool where carefully selected water plants provide good nutrients to the pond keeping it naturally clean. The upstairs ensuite boasts a walk-in closet, full bathroom and relaxing sitting area. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, bathroom with heated floors, walk-in shower with dual shower heads and custom-built vanity. A private upper level has bedrooms and baths for guests. You will appreciate the custom-made curtains throughout the home perfectly sized for the large windows throughout and prepared to keep out the winter cold. The roof has class 4 lifetime shingles and copper roof. The home has knotty alder doors, trim and circle sawn fir floors throughout, Office/Guest House It has 960 square feet of living space and includes a kitchen, living/dining room, stacked stone propane fireplace, a bedroom with large walk-in closet, full bathroom and an attached 2880 square foot garage and workshop. The covered porch is 40'x8'. The garage is heated and features built-in work benches and storage, a dog kennel room with a water bladder, water softener, raised tub and equipment for cleaning, floor drain and separate septic system and three dog runs. It has 2 overhead doors that are 18' wide and 12' tall and one door that is 16' wide and 8' tall. Morton Building 30'x45'with a floor drain, built-in shelves, large sliding door and two overhead garage doors. The overhead doors are 12' high and 16' wide. Detached Garage 24'x48' The floor is concrete with a drain. It has Masonite siding and 2 overhead doors with openers that are 18' wide and 10' high. Locale Whitewood was founded in 1877 when the Chicago and North Western Railway arrived into the area. It is a short 9 miles from Spearfish which was surveyed and staked out in 1876 and officially incorporated in 1888, Spearfish is ideally situated in the scenic valley of Spearfish Creek and at the mouth of Spearfish Canyon. Known as the Queen City, Spearfish is surrounded by three prominent mountain peaks - Lookout Mountain, Spearfish Mountain, and Crow Peak which form a crown circling the City. Spearfish derived its name from Native Americans and fur traders or trappers in the early 1800'S who considered the clear and tumbling stream through the canyon a good place to spear fish. In 1877, the first store was opened along with a United States Post Office. The Spearfish Normal School, now known as Black Hills State University was established in 1883. In 1893, a railroad was built through Spearfish Canyon. This route soon became an outstanding scenic attraction of the Black Hills and a roadway replaced the railroad through Spearfish Canyon. The Federal Fish Hatchery, established in 1898, is known as the D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery. In 1906, Matthew's Opera House opened as the center of entertainment in Spearfish. After extensive renovation, Matthew's Opera House still provides an historic setting for the visual and dramatic arts. Spearfish continues to grow and prosper. The community is a focal point for tourism, is rich in history, arts and entertainment and is a retail trade center. With Spearfish's resort like natural setting, its business, educational, and cultural opportunities, it is a wonderful place to visit and to live. Recreation From hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, the Black Hills National Forest offers recreation activities for all ages, stages and interests. Within a 20-mile radius of Whitewood, residents have easy access to three main recreational areas Spearfish Canyon, Big Hill and Crow Peak. Specialized campgrounds, accessible recreation opportunities and a system of trails connecting communities, showcase the Black Hills National Forest that provides user friendly access to year round family activities. Together, the attractive features of the Black Hills National Forest, Custer State Park, and area National Parks, Memorials, and Monuments are the foundation for the local recreation economies. Amid the splendid scenery of the Black Hills National Forest are 11 reservoirs, 30 campgrounds, 26 picnic areas, 2 scenic byways, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,000 acres of wilderness, 353 miles of trails, 2 ski resorts and much more. Climate The average annual precipitation for the area 1 was 21.25 inches, with most of that falling between March and September. The snowfall averages 61 inches annually, little of which remains on the ground for more than a few days. Winter days are generally sunny with the coldest month being January with an average high temperature of 37 degrees. Summers consist of warm days and cool evenings. Average high temperature in July is 85 degrees and the average low is 59. Growing season is approximately 123 days.