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Little Elk Cottage in Scenic Vanocker Canyon Near Nemo - 1st Weekend-Rally Open

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) with stunning Meadow Views

At Little Elk Cottage, we offer you a memorable place to stay during your visit to the Black Hills. Our cottage is an ideal destination for your vacation, honeymoon, anniversary, long weekend, or any time you want to get away from it all. We are conveniently located near the small picturesque town of Nemo with dining at the historic Brandin' Iron Cafe and horseback riding. Wonderland Cave and Dalton Lake (great fishing!) are 15 minutes away. We are within 30 minutes of both Deadwood and Rapid City, centrally located to all Black Hills attractions, both north and south, including Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Hill City, Custer State Park, Sturgis, Spearfish Canyon, Crazy Horse, and the Badlands. We are approximately 35-40 minutes from Hill City and Mt. Rushmore via the cut across south of Nemo connecting to Hwy. #385.

No cleaning fees, insurance fees or security deposits required on our end.

Amenities include the following:

Fully paved asphalt driveway with Private Entrance

Fenced and gated property that borders Forest Service land

2 Bedrooms on main floor - Pillowtop Queen Beds

Sofa bed in Living Room

Leather couch and Loveseat; Persian Rugs

Flat screen 32" Sony TV with many satellite channels

DVD and CD player

Private phone; Cell coverage at the top of the hill, less than one mile away

***Free Wi-Fi in the Cottage***

Air conditioned for warmer days

Fully equipped kitchen with Whirlpool appliances (dishwasher and microwave)

All paper products and linens provided

Washer and Dryer in Cottage for your convenience

Picnic Table and Gas Grill on outside Patio

Property is not suitable for weddings, parties or family reunions.

Fine dining 30 minutes away (Rapid City, Deadwood or Spearfish) as well as several places to eat within about a 15-minute drive.

Please check out our 5-star reviews below.

Belle Joli' Winery (made in South Dakota) has a tasting room in Vanocker Canyon--up the road from here, about 15 minutes away. Their Sparkling House has an outside patio where you can enjoy their red, white and sparkling wine selections.

We also have a renovated, historic log cabin, sitting on another five acres, which may be viewed on our website by clicking 'more information' at the bottom of this page or by checking VRBO listing #351778. Rates at our log cabin begin at $175/night. Children love the loft there.

Our private cottage, sitting on five acres, offers all of the comforts of home, with a small stream meandering through the property and surrounded by beautiful hills, trees and wildlife. After spending your days seeing all of the sights that the Black Hills have to offer, you will enjoy returning to this tranquil setting and relaxing on the patio or the front porch. Our property was recently chosen as part of an Arctic Cat promotional DVD and brochure.

We have a lodging license through the State of South Dakota #3569 and have been listed in the 'Insider's Guide' since 1997.

The scenic ride thru Vanocker Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in the Black Hills.

We have a 4-night minimum, however, if we have less than 4 nights open between 2 bookings, you are welcome to rent those nights.

Keywords: Cottage, Black Hills, Cabin

More Details

Owner
Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt

We have lived and worked in the Black Hills for over 35 years, where we have built our own home as well as two vacation homes--a log cabin and our new cottage. Each place sits on its own five acre parcel. Wolfgang has constructed many trails and bridges in the Black Hills (eight on the Mickelson Trail) while he contracted with the State of South Dakota and the U.S. Forest Service. .

Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt chose Nemo

We chose the beautiful Nemo area after spending many hours looking for an ideal place to live in the Black Hills--it reminds Wolfgang of the Black Forest in Germany. We love the privacy in Vanocker Canyon as well as the convenience to everything in the Black Hills.

What makes this cottage unique

Our properties are centrally located to all attractions--northern and southern hills as well as the major cities. You will enjoy the solitude of being bordered by National Forest land as well as all of the wildlife that lives on and around our property. Vanocker Canyon area was also chosen by Game, Fish & Parks to bring in elk to this area. The unique benefit of choosing either our log cabin or new cottage is the privacy--each place sits on its own five acres and there are no other cabins around; we are not within a development.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Nemo, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large tiled bathroom with glass walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Our private cottage is surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest and abundant wildlife. We are within three miles of Dalton Lake and superb hiking in Little Elk Canyon. The Custer Expedition camped near our property in 1872 and glory holes from early settlers can be found as you hike the area surrounding the cottage. Wolfgang has constructed many hiking trails in the Black Hills as well as 16 bridges in various locations. We are very familiar with areas to hike and bicycle to help you plan your vacation. Also, our website has many more photos and detailed information. We also have a log cabin with rates that begin at $165/night on our property. Each place is a very unique spot to stay.

Reviews

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Little Elk Cottage in Scenic Vanocker Canyon Near Nemo - 1st Weekend-Rally Open
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews
San Diego, CA
5

Awesome cottage in the Black Hills!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay! Secluded and cozy with modern amenities! The Little Elk cottage is a great place to come home to after enjoying the beauty of the Black Hills. And Kathleen made it easy to enjoy with her communication and instructions:)

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house and beautiful property. Very much enjoyed it!

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay. Wolfgang and Kathleen made sure everything was taken care of and provided some great information about the area from a local perspective. Definitely would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very private and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

The wildlife was beautiful to watch. Beautiful and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia, Mo
5

A piece of heaven in the canyon

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we saw this cottage from the road we knew it was the right place for us. We spent a week fishing and hiking while our friends rode their motorcycle to all the beautiful places the Black Hills had to offer. We had everything we needed from pots and pans to a BBQ grill. The everyday items (toilet paper, paper towels, dishwashing soap and foil) were provided along with great appliances and comfortable beds. You will see wildlife everyday and watch them feed in the meadow. We had no complaints. If you are looking for a place to get away and relax this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property with an off the beaten path, non-touristy feel. This cottage was very comfortable for our family of 4. We particularly enjoyed the visiting wildlife daily and the brilliance of the night sky. Owners were very responsive to requests without being intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cudahy
5

Peaceful and Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Wolfgang and Kathleen were wonderful hosts. They made sure we arrived safely and checked in to ensure things were going well. We were fortunate to have been able to enjoy this little piece of heaven. I highly recommend staying at the Little Elk Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Brandin' Iron in Nemo
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Tomahawk Country Club
Nearest Train
32 Miles
1880 Train from Hill City to Keystone
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Brandin' Iron Cafe in Nemo
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with trout every Spring. It is a great spot to fish or take a leasurely hike in adjacent Little Elk Canyon. Wonderland Cave is just up the road and is one of the most beautiful crystal caves in the Black Hills. They have hourly tours, as well as a nice gift shop, where you will be sure to find a souvenir to take home as a reminder of your visit to this area.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Nemo, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid-September
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$277
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$250
AU$1,690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 1 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$210
AU$1,419
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
 
Sturgis 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
6 night minimum stay
AU$676
AU$4,697
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$68 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$304
AU$2,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

No cleaning fees or damage deposits are required. However, guests are responsible for any damage to the premises. We operate under a South Dakota lodging License #3569.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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