Deer Mountain Village is an approximately 700 acre mountain top community located in Lead, in Lawrence County South Dakota. The mountain operated for nearly 50 years as Deer Mountain Ski Resort. The mountain is divided into an east and west side by Terry Summit Road which is maintained by Lawrence County year around to support the maintenance of critical communications infrastructure located at the summit of Terry Peak.
The community will include 190 1+ acre single family home lots. There are approximately 110 lots located on the east side of the mountain commonly referred to as Tracts A and D. There are approximately 80 lots located on the west side of the mountain commonly referred to as Tracts B and C.
Lawrence County South Dakota is the governing authority for the property. The County approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the community which can be found on the Deer Mountain Village web site. Tract A located consisting of approximately 100 lots has been platted by the County.
The community may include a hotel at the summit, a village at the base, snow skiing, a snow tubing park and a mountain bike park. A master plan describing these improvements can be found here. These entities will not be part of the HOA and IF built will be open to residents and to the general public for a set fee. Two existing lifts are being rebuilt with the ski lift on the east side of the mountain expected to be operational by November 1, 2022 and the ski lift on the west side of the mountain expected to be operational by November 1, 2023. These lifts, manufactured by Riblet Tramway Company, will be modified to carry mountain bikes. The design for the mountain bike park was completed by designer Peter Costain and can be found here. Design and a feasibility study for the snow tubing park and snow skiing is underway.
Yes. Rentals will be allowed for lots located on the east side of the mountain subject to a minimum 2 night stay with no maximum days per year. Rentals will be allowed on the west side of the mountain subject to a minimum 6 night stay with a maximum number 120 days rental per year.
Deer Mountain Village is owned by KR Deer Mountain Club 2021, LLC under the management and leadership of Gerard and Alec Keating dba Keating Resources www.keatingresources.com. The Keatings purchased the mountain on May 20, 2021. The Keating family will have a home at Deer Mountain Village and will remain active to maintain the greatness of Deer Mountain Village. Gerard can be reached at (402) 925-5113 or via email at email@example.com. Alec can be reached at (630) 648-9967 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heath Gran with Great Peaks Realty who can be reached at (605) 209-2052 or via email at email@example.com and Mike Percivich with Real Estate Center of Lead-Deadwood who can be reached at (605) 645-3210 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org are the listing realtors. Any cooperating realtors will be paid a fee equal to 6% of the sale price.
All lots will be served with water provided by the Deer Mountain Sanitary District (DMSD) www.deermountaindistrict.com, high speed fiber provided by Vast www.vastbroadban.com, electric provided by Black Hills Energy www.blackhillsenergy.com and a 24’ wide asphalt road. Black Hills Energy will provide transformers to each lot upon application by owner. Sanitary sewer needs will be served by an on lot septic system purchased by and installed by buyer. If desired lot buyers can purchase and install an on lot buried propane tank for energy in addition to electricity.
80% of the road system is roughed in with the balance on the grading to be completed by July 15, 2022. Water, fiber, electric and asphalt for Tract A will be complete to the edge of the residential lots by November 1, 2022 with same for Tracts B, C and D to be completed between July 1-November 1, 2023. Asphalt will be installed in phased between October 2022 and October 2024 for Tracts B, C, and D.
The cost of water is set by Deer Mountain Sanitary District. The current stated rate is $125/month. The agreement to buy water from the DMSD is located on the Deer Mountain Village web site at www.deermountainvillage.com.