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Gorgeous Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!

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Beautiful, private cottage on 5 acres bordering Forest Service land.

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Last updated: 07/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nemo cottage description

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, holiday celebration, weekend, or anytime you want to get away from it all. We are conveniently located near the small picturesque town of Nemo (offering horse back riding and dining at the historic Brandin' Iron Cafe) and within 30 minutes of both Deadwood and Rapid City, centrally located to all Black Hills attractions, including Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Sturgis, Spearfish Canyon, Custer, Crazy Horse, and the Badlands.

Amenities include the following:
Fully paved asphalt driveway with Private Entrance
Fenced 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
Free Wi-Fi available near our log barn
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
Please check out our reviews below, all entered by our guests.

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 $165/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 and have been listed in the 'Insider's Guide' since 1997. For more detailed information and additional photos, please visit our website located at the bottom of this page or search 'Little Elk Cabin & Cottage' in any search engine. There is a slideshow on the first page of our website showing the beautiful five acres where our cottage sits, along with many inside photos of both of our vacation rentals. We also have a 'reviews' page on our website, as well as many reviews below. You may call us directly for any questions you may have at 605-578-2012. We respond to all e-mails and phone calls as soon as they are received.

Free Wi-Fi is available on the property near our barn. 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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Your children will have plenty of room to play outside in the meadow on this completely fenced and gated property....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            You are welcome to smoke outside, as a courtesy to our guests who do not smoke, on the porch or patio....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Due to Dept. of Health regulations, we cannot have opened food/spices, etc. used by previous guests. However, if you need or forgot something, just give us a call. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of dishes, pots/pans and glassware. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            toaster, coffeemaker and mixer...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            New Whirlpool Appliances...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            5...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Seating for 5 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            All bed linens, including sheets, pillows, comforters and pillow cases provided. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of private, outside, off street parking next to the cottage. ...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            5 acre property with ample room if you have an RV/Boat or Trailer....moreless

          • Living Room seats 10:

            17' x 32' living room with open beam ceiling. See photos below. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            All bath, kitchen and hand towels provided....moreless

          • Heating:

            Baseboard electric heaters in all rooms ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            on newly paved driveway...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Located in the cottage...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Located in the cottage...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • 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....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Novels available as well as many guidebooks and brochures for all Black Hills attractions....moreless

              • Games:

                We have a couple of board games and several decks of cards. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Small stereo with radio and CD player. ...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                We suggest bringing a calling card for any long-distance calls you plan to make. There is a private phone in the cottage. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                If you travel with a laptop, free WiFi is available on the property near our log barn....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Picnic table on patio, table/chairs on front porch. ...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Bicycles can be rented in Deadwood or Rapid City. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane Grill on outside patio. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Property sits on 5 acres. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    View from front porch overlooks 5-acre meadow with many wildflowers, aspen and pine trees and a small creek. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Parasailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Spelunking
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Churches
                  • Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  from 25 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 21 - Sep 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $215
                  $1,500

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  Autumn/Winter
                  Oct 1 - Dec 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $175
                  $1,200

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 5.5%

                  Notes:

                  $215/night for 2 people. Extra guests: Please add $20/night/adult and $15/night/child. Discounts offered October 1 thru December 30. No cleaning fees or damage deposits, however, guests are responsible for any damage to the premises.

                  50% down payment to reserve and the balance is due upon arrival.


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                  Last updated: 07/01/2014
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                  Location

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: We have lived and worked in the Black Hills for over 30 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 built many trails and bridges in the Black Hills while he contracted with the State of South Dakota and the U.S. Forest Service.

                  Why the Owner 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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  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. Please don't forget to view the slideshow on the 'Home' page of our website, which can be accessed if you scroll down about 5-6 lines where it says 'Links to More Information: Click Here - Little Elk Cabin & Cottage'.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Beautiful, private cottage on 5 acres bordering Forest Service land.

                    Beautiful, private cottage on 5 acres bordering Forest Service land.

                  • Full Kitchen with new Whirlpool Appliances

                    Full Kitchen with new Whirlpool Appliances

                  • Cottage with small creek running through the property

                    Cottage with small creek running through the property

                  • View from Front Porch

                    View from Front Porch

                  • View from front porch of Cottage

                    View from front porch of Cottage

                  • Patio Behind Cottage

                    Patio Behind Cottage

                  • Arctic Cat chose our Cottage to film a commercial last year.

                    Arctic Cat chose our Cottage to film a commercial last year.

                  • Large Bathroom with Travertine Tile in the Cottage

                    Large Bathroom with Travertine Tile in the Cottage

                  • Small creek flows through the property...

                    Small creek flows through the property...

                  • Plenty of privacy with no other cabins on the fenced/gated five-acre parcel.

                    Plenty of privacy with no other cabins on the fenced/gated five-acre parcel.

                  • September and October are perfect months to visit and enjoy Fall colors!

                    September and October are perfect months to visit and enjoy Fall colors!

                  • Another Kitchen view with Whirlpool appliances, including dishwasher.

                    Another Kitchen view with Whirlpool appliances, including dishwasher.

                  • Spacious Living Room with Cathedral Ceiling--French doors lead to outside Patio.

                    Spacious Living Room with Cathedral Ceiling--French doors lead to outside Patio.

                  • Living Room (17' x 32') With Open Beam Ceiling

                    Living Room (17' x 32') With Open Beam Ceiling

                  • Creek overflowing with Forget-Me-Nots

                    Creek overflowing with Forget-Me-Nots

                  • Patio behind Cottage borders Forest Service land

                    Patio behind Cottage borders Forest Service land

                  • Surrounding meadow of Cottage

                    Surrounding meadow of Cottage

                  • Wolfgang at the top of the hiking trail he built in scenic Spearfish Canyon.

                    Wolfgang at the top of the hiking trail he built in scenic Spearfish Canyon.

                  • Right-hand (south facing) side of 17x32' Living Room in Cottage

                    Right-hand (south facing) side of 17x32' Living Room in Cottage

                  • Our 2nd rental--a log cabin on the west end of our property VRBO #351778.

                    Our 2nd rental--a log cabin on the west end of our property VRBO #351778.

                  • Aspen, Pine and Birch trees surround the cottage meadow.

                    Aspen, Pine and Birch trees surround the cottage meadow.

                  • Little Elk Creek runs through the five-acre property.

                    Little Elk Creek runs through the five-acre property.

                  • Two identical bedrooms w/ pillowtop queens and cedar lined closets.

                    Two identical bedrooms w/ pillowtop queens and cedar lined closets.

                  • Scenic Vanocker Canyon is one of the most beautiful drives in the Black Hills.

                    Scenic Vanocker Canyon is one of the most beautiful drives in the Black Hills.

                  VRBO #167320

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, March 16, 2014

                  $175 - $215 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/01/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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