Gorgeous, Private Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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, long weekend, or any time you want to get away from it all. We are conveniently located near the small picturesque town of Nemo with dining at the historic Brandin' Iron Cafe and horseback riding. Wonderland Cave and Dalton Lake (great fishing!) are 15 minutes away. We are within 30 minutes of both Deadwood and Rapid City, centrally located to all Black Hills attractions, both north and south, including Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Hill City, Custer State Park, Sturgis, Spearfish Canyon, Crazy Horse, and the Badlands. We are approximately 35-40 minutes from Hill City and Mt. Rushmore via the cut across south of Nemo connecting to Hwy. #385.
No cleaning fees, insurance fees or security deposits required on our end.
Amenities include the following:
Fully paved asphalt driveway with Private Entrance
Fenced and gated 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
DVD and CD player
Private phone; Cell coverage at the top of the hill, less than one mile away
***Free Wi-Fi in the Cottage***
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
Property is not suitable for weddings, parties or family reunions.
Fine dining 30 minutes away (Rapid City, Deadwood or Spearfish) as well as several places to eat within about a 15-minute drive.
Please check out our 5-star reviews below.
Belle Joli' Winery (made in South Dakota) has a tasting room in Vanocker Canyon--up the road from here, about 15 minutes away. Their Sparkling House has an outside patio where you can enjoy their red, white and sparkling wine selections.
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 $175/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 #3569 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.
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
Member since: 2008
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Large tiled bathroom with glass walk-in shower.
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
We suggest bringing a calling card for any long-distance calls you plan to make. There is a private phone in the cottage. Cell phone coverage is at the top of the hill about one mile up the road. ...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
If you travel with a laptop, free WiFi is available as of May 2015 inside the cottage. It works fine for checking e-mail and light web surfing. You will be unable to watch movies on your laptop. ...moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
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- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 6%
No cleaning fees or damage deposits, however, guests are responsible for any damage to the premises.
STURGIS RALLY 2016: 4-6 adults max at the above listed Event "flat" rate.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We have lived and worked in the Black Hills for over 35 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 constructed many trails and bridges in the Black Hills (eight on the Mickelson Trail) while he contracted with the State of South Dakota and the U.S. Forest Service. There is a link on our personal website titled "Wolfgang's Trails" where you can view a slideshow of the projects Wolfgang has done.
Why the Owner Chose Nemo, SD, USA:
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'.
- Primary: (605) 578-2012 (South Dakota, USA)
Links to more information:
Beautiful, private cottage on 5 acres bordering Forest Service land.
Full Kitchen with new Whirlpool Appliances
Cottage with small creek running through the property
View from Front Porch
View from front porch of Cottage
Patio Behind Cottage
Arctic Cat chose our Cottage to film a commercial last year.
Large Bathroom with Travertine Tile in the Cottage
Small creek flows through the property...
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!
Another Kitchen view with Whirlpool appliances, including dishwasher.
Spacious Living Room with Cathedral Ceiling--French doors lead to outside Patio.
Living Room (17' x 32') With Open Beam Ceiling
Creek overflowing with Forget-Me-Nots
Patio behind Cottage borders Forest Service land
Surrounding meadow of Cottage
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
Our 2nd rental--a log cabin on the west end of our property VRBO #351778.
Aspen, Pine and Birch trees surround the cottage meadow.
Little Elk Creek runs through the five-acre property.
Two identical bedrooms w/ pillowtop queens and cedar lined closets.
Scenic Vanocker Canyon is one of the most beautiful drives in the Black Hills.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016
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