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Historic Black Hills Cabin in Vanocker Canyon on 5 Acres

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Cabin overlooks meadow and borders Forest Service land

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Last updated: 07/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sturgis cabin description

You will love staying at Little Elk Cabin in Scenic Vanocker Canyon. We are only 12 miles south of Sturgis in one of the most beautiful areas in the Black Hills. This spectacular canyon road was fully paved from Nemo to Sturgis 10 years ago. Our log cabin has one bedroom on the main floor, sofa bed in living room, and two twins in the one-half story loft. You can see more detailed information for both of our vacation rentals by searching 'Little Elk Cabin & Cottage' under any search engine. If you hike and love the outdoors, we also have a photo book on our website of the many trails Wolfgang has constructed in the Black Hills.

Our log cabin was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 30s and has been completely renovated and restored to provide the perfect lodging choice for a family vacation, honeymoon or weekend getaway.

Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with trout every spring and Little Elk Canyon is perfect for a short hike. Wonderland Cave is within minutes and is an interesting stop for all ages. The picturesque town of Nemo offers horseback riding and the historic Brandin' Iron Cafe. The Friday Night fishfry has become a local favorite. The Nemo area is a gorgeous part of the Black Hills as well as scenic Vanocker Canyon.

Newly Paved asphalt 75' driveway
Fenced and gated property; Borders National Forest land
Main floor bedroom has a Queen Pillowtop Bed
Queen Sofa Bed in the Living Room
Two small twins in the one-half story loft
New flat-screen TV with many Satellite channels
Free Wi-Fi available near our barn
Private Phone; Air Conditioned
Fully equipped Kitchen with microwave, range, and full size fridge
All paper products and linens provided
Washer and Dryer in Cabin
Picnic Table, Gas Grill and Porch
Please check out our Reviews below, all entered by our guests.
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.

This charming cabin sits on a five-acre parcel where you will enjoy plenty of privacy without any other structures around, and it is not within a development. We have been listed in the Insider's Guide since 1997 and operate under a South Dakota lodging license. We also have a cottage on the east end of our property (on another five acres) that you can find under VRBO listing #167320. Our cabin and cottage are both completely fenced and have metal entrance gates. You can view each one on our website link below where you will find more detailed information as well as more inside photos. We answer every request we receive. If you do not hear from us, please call 605-578-2012.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We ask that you smoke outside of the cabin, as a courtesy to our guests who do not smoke. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children love the loft in our log cabin. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Completely equipped kitchen with coffeemaker, hand mixer, microwave and full size refrigerator. We also supply coffee filters, paper towels, napkins, hand and dish soap. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Please see photo below. There is an outside picnic table as well. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All dishes and glassware provided--enough to serve 5-6 guests. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Automatic drip coffee maker provided as well as coffee filters....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All dishes, pots, pans and many cooking utensils provided. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size refrigerator. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            5...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 5 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 6:

            See photo below. Living room will comfortably seat 6-7 people. ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            This fireplace has an electric log in the firebox now. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All bed linens, pillows and pillow cases provided. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window units in both the kitchen and living room. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Large 75' paved driveway with ample parking. ...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

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

          • Heating:

            Baseboard electric heaters in all rooms....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washing Machine in cabin. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Clothes Dryer in cabin....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Our log cabin is very unique in that it sits on its own five acres and is very private. There is a new paved driveway with plenty of parking for motorcycle trailers, as well as RVs. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                We have many guidebooks and brochures to help you plan your trip of all the Black Hills attractions....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                We have many stations available thru our satellite. ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Several CDs available for your use in the cabin....moreless

              • Stereo:

                We have a stereo/CD player combination....moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Private phone requires a calling card for any long distance calls. All local calls are free. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free Wi-Fi available near our barn....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Covered porch at the entrance to the cabin. See photo below....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                You may rent bicycles in Deadwood or Rapid City. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                There is a propane grill outside....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Cabin sits on 5 acres....moreless

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Budget
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    The cabin overlooks the meadow on the north and is bordered by Forest Service land on the south. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Spelunking
                  • Hiking
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Rafting
                  • Cycling
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 21 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  May 6 - Sep 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $165
                  $1,155

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

                  Autumn/Winter
                  Oct 1 - Dec 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $145
                  $975

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


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 5.5%

                  Notes:

                  $165/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 required, however, guests are responsible for any damage to the premises

                  50% down payment with the balance due upon arrival.


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                  Last updated: 07/16/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Rapid City Regional Airport
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-90
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Brandin' Iron in Nemo
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Terry Peak Ski Resort
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Brandin' Iron in Nemo

                  Car: Necessary

                  Our log cabin is bordered on the south by U.S. Forest Service land and overlooks a meadow to the north. We are close to Wonderland Cave as well as Dalton Lake for fishing and Little Elk Canyon for hiking.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1987

                  About the owner: We have lived in the Black Hills for over 30 years where we have built our own home, our log cabin and new cottage. Wolfgang has built many hiking trails, as well as 16 bridges in the Black Hills, several on the Mickelson Trail as well as Spearfish Canyon.

                  Why the Owner Chose Sturgis:
                  We fell in love with the Vanocker Canyon area when we moved here from California in the late Seventies. We especially enjoy the small town of Nemo 3 miles to the south of us. We built these two vacation rentals so visitors may share this pretty and historical area with the people who live here.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Our property is very private and you will enjoy all the wildlife that make this area their home. You will hear the bull elk in the fall and see the turkeys nesting in the tall pines nearby. You may view our website if you scroll down about 5 lines to 'Links to More Information'. There is a link to our 2nd VRBO listing as well.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Cabin overlooks meadow and borders Forest Service land

                    Cabin overlooks meadow and borders Forest Service land

                  • Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances (refrigerator, range &  microwave)

                    Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances (refrigerator, range & microwave)

                  • Queen Pillowtop Bed

                    Queen Pillowtop Bed

                  • Shower over Tub in Bathroom

                    Shower over Tub in Bathroom

                  • Living Room with new TV and many satellite channels; and electric log fireplace.

                    Living Room with new TV and many satellite channels; and electric log fireplace.

                  • Visit Devil's Tower--easy access to I-90 from our cabin in Vanocker Canyon

                    Visit Devil's Tower--easy access to I-90 from our cabin in Vanocker Canyon

                  • Wolfgang next to one of the many hiking trails he has built in the Black Hills.

                    Wolfgang next to one of the many hiking trails he has built in the Black Hills.

                  • Children have plenty of room to play outside at our log cabin.

                    Children have plenty of room to play outside at our log cabin.

                  • Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with trout every Spring-new fishing piers in 2010.

                    Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with trout every Spring-new fishing piers in 2010.

                  • You will enjoy a leasurely walk in Little Elk Canyon three miles to the east.

                    You will enjoy a leasurely walk in Little Elk Canyon three miles to the east.

                  • Autumn colors and fishermen in Spearfish Canyon

                    Autumn colors and fishermen in Spearfish Canyon

                  • Historic, restored and modern log cabin built by the CCCs in the 1930s.

                    Historic, restored and modern log cabin built by the CCCs in the 1930s.

                  • Comfortable living room with queen-size sofa bed, Satellite TV and Private Phone

                    Comfortable living room with queen-size sofa bed, Satellite TV and Private Phone

                  • Kitchen of log cabin

                    Kitchen of log cabin

                  • Open Beam Ceiling in Living Room

                    Open Beam Ceiling in Living Room

                  • Large paved, private driveway for parking

                    Large paved, private driveway for parking

                  • Cabin Living Room

                    Cabin Living Room

                  • Arctic Cat chose our property for filming a commercial last year.

                    Arctic Cat chose our property for filming a commercial last year.

                  • See our 2BR Cottage VRBO #167320 (Nemo) - a 2nd vacation rental of ours.

                    See our 2BR Cottage VRBO #167320 (Nemo) - a 2nd vacation rental of ours.

                  • Charming loft area is 4' high to center beam--children and adults all enjoy it.

                    Charming loft area is 4' high to center beam--children and adults all enjoy it.

                  • Fully paved Vanocker Canyon is one of the prettiest drives in the Hills!

                    Fully paved Vanocker Canyon is one of the prettiest drives in the Hills!

                  • Spearfish Canyon scenic byway is a must-see for any visit to the Black Hills!

                    Spearfish Canyon scenic byway is a must-see for any visit to the Black Hills!

                  • View of cabin from down our meadow.

                    View of cabin from down our meadow.

                  • Wild turkeys on log cabin lawn, who roam this 5-acre fenced and gated parcel.

                    Wild turkeys on log cabin lawn, who roam this 5-acre fenced and gated parcel.

                  VRBO #351778

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 17, 2014

                  $145 - $165 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 07/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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