Log Home in the Big Woods
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rapid City house description
This rustic, yet very comfortable log home is placed in a peaceful setting bordering acres of forest service property. There is plenty to keep you occupied with the turkey and deer trails which lend themselves well to hiking, mountain biking, and wildflower viewing. The owner is available and would happily provide guided tours. For the on-site activities, there are several: horseshoes, bean bag toss, tire swing, unwinding in the hot tub, relaxing in the hammocks, campfire, or light the fire and steam-it-up in the log sauna.
Conveniently located off of beautiful Nemo Road, which carves a curvy, hilly, scenic path through the Hills. Nemo Road then connects with equally beautiful Van Knocker Canyon Road leading to Sturgis. Although it is located on an ideal piece of paradise, and the memories to be made here are unforgettable. There is a half mile of well-maintained, gravel road leading to the house.
Come spend your vacation here at a gorgeous log home. Have all the satisfaction of camping outdoors, with all the comforts of a Holiday Inn!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Queen size Beds (3) Two of the queen bedrooms have attached bathrooms and the other queen bedroom has a bath across the hall., Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) I have a beautiful baby cradle that is fine for someone that is less than about 9 months., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) the queen sofa-sleeper is located in the family room in the basement, so it is semi-private....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
The views from the sunken hot tub are spectacular. The eastern view sees over the Hills to the eastern horizon and is a great place to see the sunrise and take your coffee. Morning wildlife viewing from the hot tub is fun with deer, turkeys and other birds feeding. I've watched three different species of birds going through their mating rituals simultaneously from the hot tub. It is also a great place to watch the sunset with a cool one, or for star-gazing. They say the tub hold 7, but that is only if everyone is ok with some leg-tangling....moreless
This is an unforgettable experience and there is nothing better for your body's larges organ, your skin. I built this cute little log cabin sauna from trees in the yard. Light the fire in the wood stove, pour aromatherapy oil into the steamer, and spray water on hot things to make it nice and steamy. Cool off in the nearby hammocks. ...moreless
I have three of my old mt. bikes in the shed for your use. They are good bikes, and in good condition. The riding is excellent. I have spd pedals, or standard. I have a couple of extra helmets....moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
I keep a collection of about a dozen pair of old cross-country skis and a box of boots for friends and renters. You are also welcome to use snow-shoes. The trails are excellent, right out back....moreless
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Beautiful and serene!
Beautiful and serene!
We JUST got back from our vacation in SD and WOW - what an amazing property! The home was fully stocked with everything a family needs when staying away from home. All "things to do" are within a 45-60 minute drive - Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, Deadwood, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Mammoth Site, etc. We saw deer and turkey's every day right outside our door. Bruce, the owner, is incredibly professional and kind. I highly recommend this property and owner!!
- Guest SJNH (Chicago)
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 07/14/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Our Picture Perfect Stay in South Dakota
Our Picture Perfect Stay in South Dakota
The description of this Rapid City log home promised so much and delivered on every aspect. The location was ideal. Located in a natural setting of beautiful trees and wildlife, this cabin offers proximity to more area attractions than can possibly be enjoyed in a week, all within a comfortable driving distance. We even drove to Wyoming one day to see Devil's Tower which we would highly recommend. We also saw Mount Rushmore, visited the Badlands, went through Bear Country, played putt-putt (a family vacation tradition), and saw the Crazy Horse monument and learned about the history of the family that continues to build this tribute to the Indian nation. We also went to Custer Park. This is only a partial list, but the really great part of this trip was coming home to the cabin each evening. We cooked dinner, enjoyed the hot tub, and roasted marshmallows over an open campfire. Out of the nine days we stayed at the cabin, we decided to stay home one day just to relax and enjoy all that the cabin and the area property had to offer. We hiked, took lots of photographs, enjoyed seeing the birds, deer, wild turkeys and horses in the area, and then topped it off with a snooze in the hammocks. What a glorious day. And everything we needed for comfort and convenience was available to us from the kitchen, to the extra blankets for cool evenings, to a washer and dryer so we never ran out of clean clothes. We really enjoyed the collection of movies and CD's that were available. Our 16-year-old enjoyed the oldies (you know . . . from the 1980's like Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd). One night, we even pulled out the cast iron cookware from the storage shed and cooked jambalaya over the open fire. We truly enjoyed an amazing week that our family will never forget. We visited South Dakota so we could check Mt. Rushmore off our "bucket list" and we were rewarded with MANY experiences of a lifetime. Each day was an adventure. Many thanks to our host for making it all possible.
- Guest TJAL0624 (Dallas, Texas)
- Date of stay 06/17/11
- Review Submitted 07/08/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
$600/nt (minimum 2 nts). $3500/wk.(Rally),$2500/wk other than early August Rally , $500 up-Front Deposit, Refundable at End of Stay. Special Winter Rates!
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Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: I am a retired empty nester and my nest is really cool. My three daughters started this whole 'vacation-rental' thing as a way to earn money for college, so the money is going to good use! I'm adding on to the house and doing the work myself. I'm so pleased with how the sunken hot tub, deck and patio combine for such a relaxing outdoor setting for socializing. I love to hike, trail-run, mt. bike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski on the trails on the Forest Service property adjacent to my yard. The wildflowers are beautiful.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
If you like nature and natural beauty, this is a great place to stay. The deer, turkeys, birds, coyotes and sometimes elk share the yard. The log sauna is a relaxing and memorable experience. The hammocks, bench swing, and tire swing, will be a great place to relax. Relaxing is what this place is perfect for. I don't have TV and if you enjoy nature, you'll see why. I have a kegerator with a beer on tap available, upon request.
- Primary: (605)381-7983
- Secondary: (605) 381-7983 (South Dakota, USA)
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Looking west from the sunken hot tub. They say it holds 7 people.
Log Sauna (light the wood stove and steam to relax)
relax in the hammocks, sauna, or tire swing.
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