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Brand new, elegant, immaculate 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 and no pets. Bikers, plenty of protected parking (from rain and dust). Lots of hiking in the area.
Each bedroom has 1 queen bed. One bedroom is a little larger and can easily accommodate 2 futons on the floor. Children usually occupy this one. Or there's plenty of room in the living room for the futons.
Guest appreciate that the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the apartment, giving more privacy.
Parents, for baby --- we have a new porta-crib, with sheets and blanket, and a high chair....moreless
Toilet is a 'Hi-Boy', 2 inches higher than standard.
We have a shower seat we can put in the tub, if you would feel more secure....moreless
Upon your arrival, you are welcomed with fresh flowers, chocolates and a bottle of Martinellis!! That's how special you are to us!
One request: because of the light colored carpet, we ask our guests to please remove their shoes when entering. There is a shoe rack by the door for your convenience. Thank you for helping us to keep your apartment clean!!...moreless
You're welcome to bring your CD's and DVD's....moreless
No land line. But we have excellent cell service....moreless
If you've never used a wood stove, we'll be happy to show you. Wood heat is AWESOME & wood is plentiful! There is also forced air heating cove heating and oil heaters, if you prefer not to have a fire...moreless
Summer/Fall Apr 16 - Jul 29, 2015 2 night min stay
Sturgis Rally Jul 30 - Aug 9, 2015 5 night min stay
Summer/Fall Aug 10 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
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Property Damage Protection$59
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mt. Rushmore is sure to be one of the highlights of your Black Hills vacation. The monument is open year-around, although the summer months feature a spectacular lighting ceremony nightly which is very special.
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, going 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 be 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!
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: Fred was born and raised in Croatia, Cheryl was born and raised in Iowa. They met at Loma Linda University in S. California, where they both graduated with degrees in violin performance. Later Fred chose dentistry and graduated in 1975 from Loma Linda Univ. School of Dentistry.
Cheryl received her Master's Degree in violin performance from Univ. 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 the School of Dentistry in Loma Linda 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 decided to build another home, but this time 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!!
Why the Owner Chose Keystone: 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!'
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: This lovely apartment is the entire downstairs of our new home, same floor plan, built last year. We just finished the apartment in June 2014!! Mt. Rushmore is just 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 restaurants in Rapid City. We are centrally located - within an hour of any attraction in the Black Hills.