Elegant, immaculate, new apartment 20 min. from Mt. Rushmore. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Queen bed in each bedroom. Extras can sleep on comfy 'shikibutons' (futons) on the floor. Beautiful view, nestled in the pine trees, very quiet area, just 1/8 mi. from highway (perfect for bikers!). Private driveway and entrance. A/C and heat, cozy wood stove, TV w/ DVD player, computer, Netflix and Wi-Fi. Pleasant covered patio with beautiful BBQ. 2 min. from health resort where gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily, (breakfast at 7:45 and dinner at 2:00, no evening meal). Fitness gym and massages are also available at an extra charge. Particular attention has been given to every detail. Amenities included are 'over the top'l! Personal attention to your every need. Please, no smoking anywhere on premises, and no pets. Bikers, plenty of protected parking (from rain and dust). Lots of hiking in the area.
- Apartment111 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay2 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bath, nestled in the pine trees. Convenient location to all sights.
Fred & Cheryl
- english, german, croatian
- Calendar last updated:
- 6 Sep. 2018
About Fred & Cheryl
Fred was born and raised in Croatia, Cheryl, in Iowa. They met at a university in S. California, where they both graduated with degrees in violin performance. Later Fred chose dentistry and graduated with his DDS. Cheryl received her Master's Degree in violin performance from University of S. Calif in Los Angeles, and went on to perform and teach for 35 years. After practicing dentistry in Guam for 8 years and teaching on the faculty at his alma mater for 15 years, Fred (& Cheryl) chose to retire in the Black Hills of South Dakota, because of their wish to live in a quieter and more rural environment. They have never been disappointed with their decision, even though many of their family and friends wondered why they would ever want to 'move to South Dakota!!' As the years have passed, their family now understand why they were attracted to the Black Hills!! Fred and Cheryl designed a home with a vacation rental apartment, where they can host people from all over the world! They look forward to having you stay with them. They enjoy making their guests feel at home during their visit and they hope you will enjoy the Black Hills as much as they do!!
Fred & Cheryl purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Fred & Cheryl chose Hermosa
We chose this area for it beauty and tranquility, and yet its close proximity to small city life and to endless beautiful sights and scenic places to visit, which are still quite unspoiled from commercialism. It's a known fact that 'The Black Hills are the best kept secret in the Nation!'
What makes this Apartment unique
This lovely apartment is the entire downstairs of our new home, same floor plan, built in 2014. Mt. Rushmore is 20 min. from your door (Visible from our deck!) --- close enough for convenience, and yet far enough to avoid the tourism rush. At this quiet location, you would never know that there are over 3 million visitors that visit Mt. Rushmore each year!! There are great restaurants throughout the Black Hills, and of course, plenty of good shopping and never-ending sights to visit. We are centrally located - less than an hour to most popular attractions in the Black Hills.
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Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This was our first family visit to the Black Hills area so I had a lot of questions ahead of time! Cheryl was fantastic at being our travel guide beforehand! The home was sparkly clean with bread, fresh flowers and chocolates waiting for us! They even brought us a crock pot to use and fire wood for our fires. Fred and Cheryl was so great to us and our three kiddos, they didn't mind the noise that kids can create. They were very gracious with answering more questions for us as our stay continued. I cannot recommend this location enough! It is very centrally located to everything we wanted to do, so the daily drive time was minimal each day. It was very homey feeling! The RushMore Adventure park is just minutes away, we happened to be able to go on their last day of their season, and we were glad we did...minimal lines and just as much fun! There is also a fabulous pizza place Lintz Pizza just minutes away as well...they have AMAZING pizza and AMAZING Gluten Free pizza as well! Our family LOVED being in this area and we wish we would've had two more weeks! We will be back!! Thanks Fred and Cheryl for treating us like family!
Thank you for your gracious review! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
We love serving our guests and making them feel at home! That's OUR reward!!
And it's particularly gratifying to meet all the lovely families that come our way from all over the world.
We welcome you anytime!
Your hosts, Fred & Cheryl
Wonderful first family vacation
We absolutely enjoyed our time at this house. Everything was clean, well kept, stocked well and awesome people. All of our questions were answered before we arrived and while we were there. They gave us great suggestions on must see attractions as well!! We would definitely stay here again if we ever comeback to SD!!! Thank you so much for all your hospitality, we appreciate it!!
Your satisfaction is our reward!! And hosting such nice families makes all the effort worthwhile. We hope the accommodations made your vacation memories complete. See you next on your next Black Hills holiday!
Fred & Cheryl
VERY clean and great location
This property was very clean and had all of the amenities from home. The owners live upstairs and are welcoming and excited to host their guests. Overall a great experience!
Thank you! Yes, we strive to maintain 5-star+ cleanliness!!
Yes, when we travel, we enjoy meeting our hosts in person, rather than "finding a key"! That's OK, but if our guests have a question or need assistance with anything, we're right here to take care of it. We think that's actually a "comfort" to know that help is available 24-7, if needed.
Fred and Cheryl were the nicest hosts. The apartment was clean, cozy, and comfortable for a family of five. The location is ideal for making the most out of exploring the black hills and all the area attractions. The apartment had everything you could possibly need. I highly recommend a stay!
Thanks so much! Families like yours make our work FUN!! What a joy it was to meet you. Glad you enjoyed. Share with your friends!
Fred & Cheryl
Delightful stay in the Black Hills
My sister and I had a wonderful time staying at Fred and Cheryl’s property. We were greeted on arrival by a doe and two fawns at the side of the road as we approached the house and then later warmly greeted by Fred and Cheryl.
The property was ideally situated for all the places we wanted to visit, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Crazy Horse Memorial and we made a nice day trip to see the Devils Tower in Wyoming.
The property was a very tranquil retreat after the days sightseeing.
Keystone was a short drive away for restaurants for evening meals.
We highly recommend Fred and Cheryl and would stay there again if we are back in the area.
It's always fun to host overseas guests, and this was no exception. You were both delightful visitors from "across the pond", and it was a pleasure having you! We were gratified that you had such a pleasant time in the Black Hills!
Very clean and comfortable.
Had a great stay. Fred and Cheryl were wonderful hosts and the property was just as described. The location was great for touring Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, and Custer State Park. We’d highly recommend to anybody.
Thank you -- It's a toss-up, who enjoys the experience more!! Guests or hosts?
We do love meeting people from all over, and watching them have a marvelous time, making special Black Hills memories!
We enjoyed hosting your sweet family!
Fred & Cheryl
Mt. Rushmore is sure to be one of the highlights of your Black Hills vacation. The monument is open year-around; the summer months feature a spectacular lighting ceremony nightly.
Crazy Horse monument is another famous monument dedicated to the rich Native American history that exists in this area.
If hiking is your passion, you'll want to hike Harney Peak, which is the highest mountain, traveling east, between the Rocky Mountains and the Swiss Alps!
Museums are numerous.
There are also many caves in the Hills which attract visitors from far and wide.
The famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (first week of August) draws thousands of bikers from all over the world.
Whatever your particular interests, there is something to satisfy every member of your party, whether it's hiking, boating, golfing, hunting, kayaking, swimming, caving, bicycling, rock climbing --- you may find it all in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Perhaps you would prefer just a quiet retreat from your hectic life. No problem! We're happy to say, the Black Hills enjoys a smaller population which allows visitors plenty of room to enjoy the sights and venues without overcrowding. One can usually find accommodations, even at the last minute (with maybe the exception of Sturgis Rally).
There are too numerous sights to mention each one, but when you arrive, we will supply you with plenty of information to help you plan your holiday in the Hills!