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Home in Black Hill's Historic Nemo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Home has open design with attatched double garage

Located in the heart of The Black Hills, Nemo puts the motorcyclist at the center of Sturgis Rally action and the ATV riders right on Centennial Trail. On your motorcycle follow scenic, paved highway through beautiful Vanocker Canyon to Sturgis, 17 miles; beautiful, winding paved highway to Rapid City, 16 miles, or scenic Highway #385 to Deadwood, 16 miles, where you can take in the casino action. Home is a short walking distance to the Guest Ranch Beer Garden and Big Mama's Beer Garden.

This home is Four Wheelers' delight. Back your ATV out of the attached double garage and ride1/4 mile down the country road to gain access to Centennial Trail. There is no need to trailer you ATVs. Spend the day four-wheeling through the hills and never have to repeat a trail.

Bicycling or hiking through Centennial Trail or Mickelson Trail is also a great way to spend your vacation.

Surrounded by the National Forest, you are located in an ideal setting for hunting (deer, wild turkeys) and fishing.

Don't feel like cooking or just want some night life? Walk over the bridge and spend the evening at Branding Iron Restaurant which serves meals all day. There you can take in some of the rich Nemo history. Nemo also offers a General Store, Convenience store, US Post Office and Church.

Keywords: Vacation Home

More Details

Paul and Katharine Lehmkuhl
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Paul and Katharine Lehmkuhl

We fell in love with Nemo the first time we rode through the area. My husband and I love to ride the hills during the Sturgis Rally and on one of those rides we came upon Nemo. After that we made it a point each year of stopping at the Nemo Guest Ranch for dinner, or an early morning ride to enjoy the Nemo Volunteer Fire Department breakfast. Finally, after just being a visitor to the area, we decided to buy a place of our own and spend more time enjoying this beautiful area.

Paul and Katharine Lehmkuhl purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

Since buying our Nemo home we have broadened our outdoor adventures. We love spending the day riding our ATV’s over the many trails. On an ordinary ride we can picnic by an old, abandoned mine or find the trace outline of an abandoned homestead. My husband has also added the sport of turkey hunting and can hunt in the forested areas right around Nemo. He has also been able to deer hunt in the Nemo area.

During spring and summer the area is full of beautiful wild flowers. Short walks down the country road that runs by our house and you come upon countless wild flowers. I have started a wild flower picture collection of the many different flowers seen in this area and on our trail hiking.

There is so much natural beauty in this area; one simply enjoys the quietness and clean air.


Nemo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Down payment is refunded 100% if within 60 days.The owners understand situations arise so please contact the owners.
  • Renter agrees to leave the house in much the same state as when entered i.e. wash dishes and cooking utensils & return to cupboards.
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main floor bathroom has shower/sink and toilet; towels included. Lower level bathroom is separate from shower room. Each room has a sink / vanity with electrical outlets; each room equipped with towels. Separate rooms allow guests to use the shower room without waiting for the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstaris Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstarirs Bedroom - 1 double
  • 3 Queen size Beds; 2 main floor bedrooms with queen size beds and attractive, clean bedding; lower level basement has 1 queen bed, clean bedding included; 1full size bed, bedding included; Upstairs leather sectional has 1 full size hide-a-bed; bedding included
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Fenced corral with pond; walkout basement


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Home in Black Hill's Historic Nemo
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
Sioux Falls, SD

Great ATV Location

  • 5 of 5

We made this our base camp for an ATV trip and it worked out great! The house is right next to a trailhead that you can take in multiple directions; we rode 160 miles over 3 days right from the house. Although the garage was a couple inches short of being able park my Ram 1500 in, it was great to store the ATVs in at night or when we were sight seeing. The house was very clean and had everything we needed for a week long trip. The two bedrooms upstairs were nice with comfortable beds. My deposit was returned within a week. I will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding location and accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is available that you could possibly need, and more! Appreciated the garage to park our 4-wheelers in at night. Soo many positives!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love Nemo...very convenient to the things I like to do during Rally.

  • 4 of 5

Nice location to stay in if you don't want the hustle, bustle and noise of staying in Sturgis. Would be nicer if the basement was fully finished though.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our week. Very clean! Nice location for taking in all the popular site seeing! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux City, IA

Blacks Hills Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of six of us on an ATV trip. This was conveniently located close to the trails, food & gas. The house was clean, comfortable and provided awesome views of wildlife. We plan on renting again on our next time out there. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nemo stay

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed our stay and the amenities were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nemo Guest Ranch
Big Mamma's Outdoor Beer Garden
Sugar Shack
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial
Car: not necessary

Activities include 4- Wheeling on hundreds of miles of trails, including Centennial Trail, right outside house - no need to trailer wheelers to the trails. Located close to the many snowmobile trails in the Black Hills. Excellent location for deer hunting, wild turkey hunting and trout fishing. Perfectly located for horseback riding, home offers a fenced area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $80
Tax Rate 6.0%

*$150 per night for 2 Guests, minimum 4 nights; $30.00 per person over 2, max 6 Guests; cleaning fee $80.00; 6% SD tax.
*2018 Pre Sturgis Rally: July 27 to August 3, 2018; $400 per night; 7 nights minimum; max 6 guests; $80.00 cleaning fee; 6% SD state tax;
*2018 Sturgis Rally: August 4 to August 12, 2018; $600 per night;minimum 7 nights; max. 6 guests; $80.00 cleaning fee; 6% SD state tax.
Refund: 100% refunded down payment if notified within 60 days. Please contact the owners as unexpected events can and do arise.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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