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Rock House, Dining and Espresso


Update: Rock House Dining & Espresso is open! Come on by and visit us 8am every day. 


Camp Fire Victims

Our names are David, Karen and Annie. We are the owners of the historic Rock House restaurant located in Yankee Hill On Hwy 70.

Before the sun rose Friday morning The historic icon was laying in ruins along with our home, equipment, income and our life savings. The original 18" thick rock walls are still standing and we hope to begin rebuilding immediately, only we have nothing left to put into it and no fire insurance.

This will be tough as we put our hearts and souls into this place, all we want to do is cry, but we will push through as we have always done and we will stand taller than before. With Gods help anything is possible and we will not quit.

The Rock House was built in 1937 using horse and wagon to locally source the rock it was built with. When we purchased the Rock House in 2014 it had been closed for a number of years after Bob Ausmus passed away, sitting vacant and in need of repair. We gave it everything we had and brought the Rock House vibrantly back to life.

With a beautiful garden patio a well lit cross on the hill, espresso, wine tasting and a welcoming smile every time you came in. The Rock House will once again be a light in the darkness to this community and many a weary travelers.

We will first need to set up a mobile home or some other living accommodation, and then we will put a roof back atop those massive rock walls. And before you know it there will be music and dancing every Saturday night again. I believe we can make the place better than ever for under 300,000.

Anything you can do to bring this dream back to life would be an unbelievable blessing and more appreciated than you know.

Check out our Go Fund Me page.

Find Us

11865 Highway 70

On Highway 70, between Timtam and Deadwood
Map here | Driving Directions here (do NOT GPS)

    OPEN 8am every day

              Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri until 5

              Saturday, Sunday & Monday until 6

        Live Music Lunchtime on Sunny Saturdays as able

                           Phone: 532-1889 

Live Music info

Live Music Saturdays when we can
Occasional Sunday Music Events
Check our Facebook  or ReverbNation for more info.

Fresh and Delicious

Fresh homemade hot sandwiches, salads and pizzas. A choice of beer and wine. Baked goods, Espresso and coffee drinks, blendeds, mochas and smoothies, and homemade soup du jour.

Come and Enjoy!

Come in and enjoy the ambiance and yummy foods and drinks made to order!

We offer:

  • Latte,
  • Espresso,
  • Pastries,
  • Baked goods,
  • Mugs,
  • T-shirts,
  • You can play the "coffeehouse guitar" and share some music while your order is being made just for you!
  • Or you can hang out on the patio and listen to music.

Call 532-1889 during business hours or check out our Facebook for updates and events.


Great Food!

Rock House, Dining and Espresso