About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
A Historic Sandstone Building is the location for this 700 sq. ft. Townhouse. A private entrance will lead you up a 14' ascent on new oak stairs. First, you will enter into the spacious living room, complete with sofa, love-seat, overstuffed chair and 32' flat-screen TV. The grand, arched windows along the front give light and space to this area and provide glimpses of both Battle Mt above and the street and people below.
On the other end of the open design living area is the modern Maple and Stainless Steel kitchen. Fully stocked with cookware and unique stoneware, this set-up will make you feel like a real entertainer. Gorgeous slate tile is under foot and surrounds the one-of-a-kind tile and steel island. 4 Stools pull up to give you a very unique place to have a drink, breakfast or converse with the bartender/cook.
Also in this area is the dining/game table. Seating 4, it provides a place for sit-down dinners, game night, or planning your next excursion.
The 2 bedrooms are not next to each other for extra privacy. Extra pillows add to your comfort.
The front bathroom is our 'Spa Room'. Rounded features and a cascade of ocean colors encourage you to feel fresh and energized.
Our 2nd bathroom is our 'Old-World Retreat'. Loaded with tile and glass, this room invites you to relax and stay awhile. The contoured tub is great for soaking and the glass shower doors say 'elegance'.
The back entrance leads out to a deck that has a table, umbrella, 4 chairs and a gas grill. The deck is extremely peaceful in the morning and evening, a bit hot in the heat of day. Views of buildings are surprisingly mixed with views of trees and the 7 Sister Range. The gated courtyard below is a handy spot to lock up your motorcycles, bikes or accessories.
The entire townhouse is a 'great escape'. Atmosphere is relaxed, modern, pampered, but not too pricey. The art and decor have been carefully acquired and placed to give the guest a balancing effect of contrasting textures and emotions.
The location is 1 block from a fine walking/bicycling path that follows the Fall River through town. Groceries, dining and various shops are within easy walking distance. The townhouse is a short drive from the Mammoth Site and only a few blocks away from the VA.
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- May 20, 2018
Hi There-We're your hosts, Reese and Wendee Pettis and we'd love to show you all the things to love in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here's our love story: Originally from CA, Reese was raised in SD with a love for wildlife, nature and art. He graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Technology (Arts Degree) and returned to the Hills in 86. Soon after, he met SD farm-raised cosmetologist Wendee, who also loved wildlife, nature and anything creative. In addition, she loved to travel, having made trips to several countries with more on her list. The two indulged in their passions-ones learned separately and then together; painting, exploring, caving, diving, dirt-biking, attending the theatre, pets, wildlife, and building things with their own hands. On top of this, the love of travel grew for both of them. Trips to France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belize and points around the USA have provided many adventures. Favorite escape? Home away from home-their beloved Mexico with the beautiful Mayan people and the fabulous ocean full of life. Settling in Hot Springs in 1993, they built an original log home from trees and boulders (leading to Reese's business of log cabins and log accents), started a salon business, kept up the adventures and continued to spend alot of time together. Today, we are busy and remind ourselves to take time for recreation. The townhouse project has been a labor of love and patience. Planning it together, Reese did the work-the teardown, the engineering, building it back up from the studs and joists and project by project, saw his work come together in a lovely building. Communicating throughout, we decided on the 'atmosphere' and stuck to it. The end result has been satisfying for us and will no doubt give us plenty of ideas for the future.
Owner purchased this Townhome in 2001
Why Owner chose Hot Springs
We bought this property in 2001 initially to use the bottom floor. The sandstone gives the building alot of history and character and we remodeled the first floor into a retail/salon space. We have put alot of heart and thought into what to do with the top floor. The townhouse was a perfect fit. We can use it when we want, and others can enjoy our effort too! We plan to stay here for many, many years and the proximity to the woods, parks, caves and animals make it perfect for us!
What makes this Townhome unique
The urban feel takes you away from the day-to-day feel of the street. There is easy access to the town, yet privacy 'up above' our uptown street. Wendee: My favorite is the spa-like atmosphere of the bathrooms. In the 'old-world', I feel like I'm back in Rome, surrounded by tile and earthy tones. Soaking in the contoured tub is a 'take-me-away' experience. In contrast, our 'round' bathroom makes me smile, knowing how we tried to maximize our space and give this a breezy, wavy feel. It makes me feel fresh, and reminds me of the ocean. We both really like our front window area. The big arched windows are fun for people-watching and bring in so much light and space. The kitchen island ends up being everyone's favorite hang-out. We're usually behind it, entertaining and enjoying the kitchen while our friends watch and converse. You can see the dining area and the living area behind it, so it makes a great 'command post'. The deck is a very quiet place even though it is above building and an alley. We retreated here when our log home in the woods was threatened by a forest fire. Up in the air, we were able to relax and let the breeze calm us and the occasional bat fly-by was a bonus.
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Very Nice Property And Owners!!
We rented this townhouse in Hot Springs, SD during our recent visit to the Black Hills and Wind Cave National Park. We couldn't have been more pleased. The property was exactly as indicated on the VRBO website. It has been very nicely renovated and very comfortable. The owner(s) were very pleasant to work with. And although we had no issues while staying here, after meeting Wendee P, there is no doubt in our minds, that any problems that might arise would be taken care of right away. We would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting this area. And we would definitely book a stay here in the future as well.
John and Deb, Iowa
Exquisitely Beautiful Townhouse
The house had been painstakingly renovated, appointed with glorious oak woodwork and floors. Amenities were more than adequate. Wendee was a wealth of information. Fantastic find!!
Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed the Black Hills and hope your 'Grand Tour' is all fabulous! Would love to have you back.. Wendee
Wonderful townhouse & hosts!
Wendee and Reese have done a wonderful job at renovating this beautiful townhouse. The townhouse was very clean, the beds comfortable and they provided all the items required to feel at home. The townhouse is tastefully decorated. Our family got in late (9:30 pm) and Reese was so kind to meet us at the townhouse. Wendee communicates very well via text and email and was very responsive to our needs. After traveling in a car for 11 hours to get to Hot Springs, we were so pleased to have a place to spread out - with separate bedrooms and bathrooms for our family of 4. The location is very central to nearby attractions. It suited us very well. I highly recommend this townhouse for anyone visiting Hot Springs.
Very comfortable, accessible and clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything you might need.
The townhouse was centrally located and tastefully decorated. The views from the beautiful arched windows are glorious. Secured parking. This Home away from Home has everything you might need or want. The location is close to anything you might want to see as a tourist, without the hustle of a City. I can't say enough about Wendee, the owner. The hospitality was excellent. There is a gym, Bodies in Motion less than 100 feet away. Kim the owner was very kind. $5 a day. We will be returning soon.
Thank you so much for your kind review. And good tips about our town-will pass on that information about the gym. Look forward to your next visit! Wendee and Reese
Great location away from the crowds!
If you like privacy away from crowds this is a great location. Plenty to do & see. Very nice beach at the lake south of town. Like to see a king size bed in MB otherwise condo has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Would stay there again if back in the area. Weedee the owner was very accommodating. The town its self is very laid back & quite. Thanks for the hospitality! C
Glad you enjoyed the condo and the area. We'd love to see you again and so glad to see you enjoyed our close lake!
Probably the Best Accommodations in Hot Springs
Two bedroom, two bath condo with loads of space, on a main street in downtown Hot Springs. A historic building, and the owners have done an excellent job of converting the top floor into a modern but classic condo living space, with excellent oak wood work, a large kitchen, plenty of comfortable furniture, and all the amenities. The unit was immaculately clean, and well supplied. The owners were kind, responsive, and accommodating.
As other reviews mention, there are relatively steep stairs up to the unit, but parking is right outside the sidewalk entry door.
Great experience, and we highly recommend.
The Reisner's, Morro Bay, CA
World-Famous Rock Beds', 'Summer Theatre', 'Native American Sites', 'Wild Horse Sanctuary', 'Natural Warm Springs', 'Mammoth Site', 'the location is 1 block from walking/biking trail along Fall River'
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Contact Owner for Details. Prices are for 4 persons. Cleaning fee of $50 for stays 5 days and over not included in quote.