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Family-Friendly, Very Private, Trout Pond, Hot Tub, 40 acres in National Forest

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Large walk-out lower level apartment with mountain views - wildlife abounds!

Beautiful new custom-built log home located on 40 acres between Nemo & Sturgis. Lower level vacation rental sleeps eight, two sets of double French doors open to the beautiful views! Full gourmet kitchen, 60" HD TV, DVD, cable, WiFi, log pool table, huge luxury bath with jetted tub, separate shower & private commode, propane barbecue grill & outdoor dining, hot tub just steps away, trout pond (catch & release is free - a small fee applies for keeping fish), parking right outside your door. ATV's rentals nearby (free trail maps); direct access to Forest Service trails.

Kitchen is stocked with coffee, filters, flour, sugar and a few basic spices. Towels and sheets are provided. PLEASE NOTE that there are dogs and cats (they are NOT allowed inside) on the property...if this is a problem for you, please choose another property. We will accept one or two small dogs for a small fee. There is a fire pit down by the pond, as well as a charcoal grill and picnic tables. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of sight-seeing in the beautiful Black Hills!

More Details

Margaret Bonicelli
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Margaret Bonicelli

We are outdoor enthusiasts, foodies and outgoing people. We LOVE the beautiful Black Hills, and love sharing our home and our gorgeous area with friends - new & old! We love to travel and have found many wonderful vacation properties through VRBO, and have made many new friends through VRBO as well.

Margaret Bonicelli purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Margaret Bonicelli chose Nemo

The Black Hills area is nick-named "God's Country" for a reason…there is nowhere as beautiful and pristine! There is so much to do winter, spring, summer and fall! Located on 40 acres, Custer Camp 1874 is perfectly designed to be quiet and relaxing, while providing the perfect base location for enjoying the Black Hills. Just 25 miles west of Rapid City and only 12.5 miles south of Interstate 90, it is easily accessible by air or by car/vehicle. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park are not-to-be-missed stops. Deadwood and Lead with their rich history, skiing, snowmobiling and gambling are just minutes away. Fishing in our spring-fed trout pond and stargazing from the hot tub are always highlights for our visitors!

What makes this cabin unique

Our spring-fed pond is filled with gorgeous rainbow trout. Because it is spring-fed, it never freezes over and is enjoyable year 'round. Our property is just 1.6 miles from Wonderland Cave and just 4 miles from Dalton Lake. There is so much to do nearby! We are located just 12.5 miles south of Sturgis, making this an ideal location to experience the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. We are located just off Vanocker Canyon Road and have direct access to the 3500 miles of Forest Service trails. Area ATV rentals (seasonal) and access to NFS trails. The eight person hot tub is the perfect place to relax and stargaze. It has a USB connection for you to connect your own iPod/cell phone and listen to music while soaking. Local wildlife is plentiful - deer, turkey, elk, bald eagles, golden eagles and much more frequent our property.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Small dogs (1-2) are allowed with PRIOR approval. $25 fee per dog.
  • Smoking allowed OUTSIDE ONLY. Please dispose of all butts in an appropriate trash receptacle. NO BUTTS ON GROUND PLEASE!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
  • Huge bathroom with separate jetted tub and over-size shower. Large vanity with double sink. Private commode.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 large double bed , 2 bunk bed
  • Two sets of Amish-made queen-over-queen log bunk beds sleep up to eight people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving


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Family-Friendly, Very Private, Trout Pond, Hot Tub, 40 acres in National Forest
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews

The best hidden gem in Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

I want to start off by saying that I have never taken the time to write a review for a property in my life. I travel for work and have stayed in some of the nicest resorts and properties in the world and I left feeling so compelled I had to put this on the website.

My family stayed here for 5 days. Our kids, 11, 9, and 6 were in heaven the whole time. Its location to everything you would want to do in the Black Hills is perfect. The property itself was immaculate both in and out of the cabin. The only place you'll find bigger trout is at the hatchery in Spearfish.

Margaret and Derito are the most amazing hosts. You feel like part of their family when you arrive and they will feel a part of yours by the time you leave.

Some of our favorite moments were the ATV's in the hills all around the cabin. The stars at night in the hot tub. Kids fishing in the clearest water pond you'll ever see.

My recommendation is this. Book this while you can. I know in a few years unless you book in a year advance you will not have the opportunity once the word gets around. I know you will be happy and there is no way you'll find a better property or people in the Black Hills. We cannot wait to return...

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aaron, thank you SO much for your wonderful review of Custer Camp! Your family is absolutely a delight and we enjoyed getting to know you. Your kids were such fun and so polite. We'll always remember young Brady's words of wisdom. LOL! Such a cutie!!! We sincerely hope that you will come and visit Custer Camp again. You would love it in the winter, just as much as in the summer. Skiing is just 30 minutes away! Thank you again! Warmest wishes, Margaret & Derito
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to take the family!

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jason! We would love to have you visit Custer Camp anytime!
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to get this cabin for the weekend on one of the best weekends they've had for snow and we couldn't have had a better time! The cabin was very well place for our activities and the home was beautiful... We'll be back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, beautiful, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! The kids had a wonderful time. The sledding was fantastic! The kids enjoyed feeding the trout and relaxing in the hot tub! Margaret and Derito are so friendly, warm, and welcoming! We loved being able to bring our dogs also! Our family Christmas trip was a huge success! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kindra, thank you so much! We're so glad you had a good time. Your family is delightful, including your puppies! We enjoyed having you and hope that you will come and visit us again.
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, tranquil with a truly great location. I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was wonderful. Better then the pictures. Margaret and Detro were extremely hospitable.

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. Close enough for everything & far enough from everything too. Wildlife abound, senic beauty and the nicest couple you will ever meet. We can't wait to go back. Our pups Zeus and Sally loved it as much as we did too.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Pasta Corral & The Branding Iron
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12.5 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: necessary

Perfect base location for touring the Black Hills! Just 25 miles west of Rapid City, between Nemo and Sturgis. Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Deadwood/Lead - skiing and gambling, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, on-site & nearby fishing, hunting, hiking, ATV-ing, snowmobiling and much more in the immediate vicinity!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Nemo, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
12 May 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
10 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
17 Nov 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$98.6 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$32.87 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$328.68
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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