About Our Black Hills Resort Community

Apple Springs at Boulder Canyon is a secluded 250+ acre property bordered by national forest lands and The Boulder Canyon Golf Club. This mountainous resort community offers everything from low-maintenance homesites to private estate lots. With each property, enjoy city-like services, welcoming neighbors, and a location minutes from Deadwood and Sturgis.

The Setting

Look out from your home across the Black Hills National Forest: thousands of acres of pristine woodlands, spruce trees, and towering ponderosa pines stretching to the horizon. Select lots offer views of The Boulder Canyon Golf Club, with its immaculate greens, wild grass meadows, and winding fairways.

The Boulder Canyon Golf Club

This Black Hills golf course offers an 18-hole, par-72 championship layout that tests players of all skill levels. Golf carts allow for convenient travel across our resort community or directly to your tee time.

Explore the club’s amenities, which are a highlight for golfers and non-golfers alike. We’re planning to debut a brand-new destination restaurant, Golf Shop, and indoor golf simulators for year-round play.

Destination Dining

In the future, Apple Springs will offer what no other Black Hills resort community provides: a premier dining destination.

The 605 Grill at Boulder Canyon will be the area’s most sought-after restaurant – and it will be a short walk or golf cart ride from your home. In addition to a private dining room, The 605 Grill’s outdoor space will host sit-down dinners of up to 100 guests. This space will be fully enclosed in the off-season to welcome local diners and out-of-town visitors.

All-Year Accessibility

Live at Apple Springs, and you’ll only be 10 minutes from Deadwood and Sturgis, a beautiful drive away from Spearfish, and 45 minutes from Rapid City Regional Airport. Black Hills Airport is 20 minutes away and accommodates private jets.

Convenience and comfort will make all the difference to your visitors and your travel plans. Our sun-soaked valley, black-top roads, and lower-elevation community make the seasons more pleasant, and U.S. Highway 14A, which connects you directly to I-90, is continuously plowed during snow events.

An Array of Homesites

Spread across a 250+ acre tract, Apple Springs at Boulder Canyon presents a wide range of homesites, all within one of the Black Hills’ most beautiful settings.

Seeking seclusion without isolation? Choose a private wooded estate. Prefer the green expanses of the fairway? Build a home on the golf course. Apple Springs offers everything from traditional mountain properties to low-maintenance, lock-and-leave housing.

A Sense of Belonging

Feel like you are part of a neighborhood from the day you move in. Our Black Hills mountain community is a combination of year-round residents and vacation / second homes.

So, drop by a backyard party. Head into town with neighbors for a summer night concert. Share casual conversation at the club and friendly waves walking the grounds. We designed the property. You make the community.

City-Like Services in a Mountain Setting

Mountainside lots can make construction an overwhelming challenge, but everything is easier in Apple Springs at Boulder Canyon.

Utilities include an on-site sewer system, so there’s no need for a septic tank. There’s also high-speed fiber internet, natural gas (instead of refillable propane tanks), reliable electricity, and some of the purest drinking water in the entire country.

Affordable Luxury

You’re seeking the unvarnished beauty of a mountain property with contemporary conveniences and an exceptional location. Still, you don’t want unnecessary extravagances – or a big price tag.

Our Black Hills luxury community sits right at this intersection: everything you want, more than you expected, and just what you need. See how South Dakota offers an exceptional cost of living.

The Character of Our Community

Our Developers

Beyond our professional commitment to Apple Springs at Boulder Canyon, we are also your neighbors. We have homes and history here. We listen to the needs of our residents, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve. To us, the long-term interests of Apple Springs are our priority, and we support its success by remaining hands-on and accessible to our property owners.

The History

As you travel through the Apple Springs community, you will see streets, neighborhoods, and sites that evoke the land’s rich history.

In 1874, prospectors discovered gold in the Black Hills. The promise of wealth drew thousands to the area and led to the development of two stagecoach routes through Boulder Canyon.

Look across The Meadow neighborhood, and imagine the Bismarck-to-Deadwood Stagecoach (1877-1880) transporting passengers and supplies on a nearly 300-mile journey. The meadow would become the site of the Miles Cooper Ranch and, later, the 370-acre Wildberger Homestead. Today, 16 acres of this lush meadow is being designated as a wildlife habitat and conservation easement to preserve its history and to restrict further development.

Now, turn south towards Highway 14a. The second stagecoach route, Fort Pierre-to-Deadwood, ran along this path from 1876 to 1906.

To the northwest stands Crook Mountain. Rising 4,938 feet, the site was named after General George Crook, who camped at nearby Crook City in 1876 during the Great Sioux War.

Boulder Canyon continues to mark historical moments. Apple Springs was founded in 2006, and in 2023, The Golf Club at Boulder Canyon celebrated its 75th anniversary. Each season, the club adds to and upgrades the course to challenge and entertain golfers.

Through it all, Apple Springs honors its heritage with features throughout the property. Take note of our antique wagons filled with flowers as well as our stunning waterwheel feature at the entrance of the community. It’s our way of welcoming you to be part of our history — and welcoming you home.

The Future

Apple Springs is planning:

  • The launch of a new destination restaurant and bar.
  • The Golf Shop, completely revamped to support the club’s growth.
  • Indoor golf simulators to provide for off-season and league play.

Residents and prospective owners can expect other site improvements and additions to our luxury community. Apple Springs continues to develop lots for estate, mountainside, golf course, and zero-lot line homes. We are also developing an increasing number of condominium and townhouse projects.

In the years to come, we plan to expand the walking trail system throughout the community, to build a pickleball course, and to construct a neighborhood playground.

HOA Fees

The homeowner association (HOA) fee is a once-per-year payment of $575. This fee goes to shared services, maintenance, landscaping, lighting, and beautification of the property’s front entrance area. The HOA is managed and operated by a Board of Directors that property owners elect. Property owners are encouraged to attend HOA board meetings.

While Apple Springs’s residents are not required to become season pass holders at The Golf Club at Boulder Canyon, these passes are a great option for frequent players. Golfers may also pay a daily fee rate for a tee time. Please visit The Golf Club at Boulder Canyon for the latest pricing.


H20 Clear Solutions provides water services to the property. The water is drawn from the Maddison Aquifer, a source more than 1,700 feet deep. Residents benefit from some of the freshest and cleanest water in the entire country, as determined by regular state-mandated testing. The monthly fee is currently around $210.

That same fee also covers sewer. H20 Clear Solutions utilizes a state-of-the-art waste water system – meaning, there is no need for a septic tank. The system disperses fishery-quality water back to the environment. The company recently increased its capacity to serve future growth at Apple Springs at Boulder Canyon.

Lot Availability and Character

The sheer variety of homesites at Apple Springs can suit a wide range of preferences. Start with our community map to see an up-to-date listing of which properties are available as well as their location, size, pricing, and other features.

Climate and Elevation

Apple Springs is located at 3,800 feet above sea level. It averages 222 sunny days per year. The average high temperature in June, July, and August is 80 degrees, while spring and autumn are typically mild with average highs in the 50s.

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Flight Options

Apple Springs at Boulder Canyon is a scenic 40-minute drive from Rapid City Regional Airport. With nonstop flights from major cities across the country, travelers are within easy reach of the best golfing the Black Hills have to offer.

Direct flights to Apple Springs include Las Vegas NV, Denver CO, Phoenix AZ, Dallas TX, Minneapolis MN, Chicago, Charlotte NC, and Orlando FL

Apple Springs at Boulder Canyon
20673 Wildberger Rd
Sturgis, SD 57785