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Presidential Homes near Mt. Rushmore. Views of Mt. Rushmore and Harney Peak

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bath in laundry room, sleeps 19

5 spacious bedrooms, (2 queens, 1 king, 5 doubles, 4 singles).Sleeps 20.. Separate 2 person jacuzzi tub room w/ privacy on second level. Four full bathrooms with half bath in main floor laundry. Beautiful oak kitchen. Hardwood floors in kitchen, dining room, and living room. Spacious dining room(18'x20') has 12 foot sliding glass door leading to patio with 2 gas grills and 3 tables with 16 outdoor chairs.Dining room seats 10 with extra chairs and small table provided for large groups. Living room(20'x26') has gas fireplace and beautiful view. Deck across front of house. Two bedrooms lead to decks.Master bath has 6' shower and walk in closet.Kitchen has double oven, large island, counter top range with full appliances. Upper level has family room w/ 42' TV w/ speakers, Jacuzzi tub room and bedroom w/ deck. Located in the heart of the Hills between Rapid City and Keystone. Minutes away from tourist attractions: Mt. Rushmore, Bear Country USA, Reptile Gardens, Hot Springs, Custer State Park. Great home to relax in the pines and spend time with family.

9 Acres of Pines: We are located on 9 acres of pine trees in the country. We are 10 miles from Keystone, SD near Mt. Rushmore. We are just minutes away from Rapid City, Custer, Hot Springs, and Hill City.

More Details

Gary and Ginice Sturges
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Gary and Ginice Sturges

Gary is a contractor and built our home and completed it in 2005. After our children were gone our friends encouraged us to get into the rental business to make use of our beautiful home. We have so enjoyed meeting families and groups from all over the world. Gary is still working and I am a retired teacher that still enjoys being around children and meeting new people.

Why Gary and Ginice Sturges chose Hermosa

We moved to the Black Hills 15 years ago from Iowa and have enjoyed the beauty and mild climate. The local people are exceptionally friendly and helpful.

What makes this house unique

We chose to build on our property because of all the trees and beautiful views in every direction. It is very peaceful living in this area as the homes are all on 5-10 acre lots and private. The back patio is beautiful in the morning and a great place to visit and drink your coffee. The front porch has a swing to relax and unwind and enjoy the view and possibly see the deer sneak through at the right time of day.


Hermosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 6' tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , sink and laundry room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , jetted tub , Jacuzzi room
  • Floors are ceramic tile with toilets that are 19' high except one that is regular height. Half bath has toilet and sink along with laundry.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 doubles with deck off this bedroom
  • Two bedrooms on lower level are 16' x 16' with full bath between. One is 13' x 16' w/ full bathroom in it. Master bedroom is 16' x 20' with full bath. Upper bedroom is 13' x 16' with private deck and Jacuzzi tub in bath.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Presidential Homes near Mt. Rushmore. Views of Mt. Rushmore and Harney Peak
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Fabulous property! Owners live nearby so any questions or issues are IMMEDIATELY addressed.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Hermosa for the solar eclipse this summer and stayed in this beautiful home. Our group of 10 had plenty of room to stretch out. We especially enjoyed gazing at the night sky in the almost total darkness from the large upper balcony. We could easily see the Milky Way and summer constellations. We had an issue with the garbage disposal on our last full day. Gary replaced it within a couple of hours. Quite amazing!! This home is lovingly maintained. We could not have been happier with our choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you come back in the future. Delightful family! Gary and Ginice Sturges😁
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Montezuma, KS

great place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. The house fit our needs perfectly. Quiet, beautiful location. Owners live close by and we're attentive to our needs

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group was considerate and asked questions when needed. They left the house very clean. We loved the children. They talked to us and were very sweet.
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Beautifully Maintained Home

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovingly maintained home that was built by the owner. It is open, spacious, and well stocked for groups. It is out in the country, with beautiful stars at night that can be watched on the front porch swing or on the large back patio. It was delightful to come back to this home after a full day of activities in the Black Hills. We were visited by deer and wild turkey.

The owners live in a small home next door, and are ready to help however they can. The home is spotless, and well stocked with all necessities. The large dining room table only has six chairs, and there is a counter that can be used to eat on. Additional dining is available outdoors, as long as the weather permits. There is a large family room with fire place downstairs, and a nice TV room upstairs. Wifi connection is available. There are 3 1/2 baths downstairs and one upstairs.

The large master bedroom has a king size bed, which is raised and requires steps to get into. The adjoining master bath is large with a tub/shower combination. There are two to four beds in each of the other four bedrooms. The only complaint from two couples in our group was that the mattresses were much too hard, (bunkie boards instead of box springs) and the pillows were either too big or too small. These couples were not able to sleep as well as those in the master and other front bedroom. It would be nice if there were some memory foam toppers or at least eggshell toppers to soften the beds.

The property advertises an indoor "hot tub". We all brought our bathing suits since where we are from, a hot tub is typically outdoors, where several people can get in and socialize together. The "hot tub" in this house is actually large jacuzzi bathtub for bathing, not socializing. Two individuals took baths in it after they had been on a hike and said it was nice for soaking.

One note, guests are asked not to wear shoes on the gorgeous hardwood floors. Be sure to bring some slippers or flip flops if you don't like to walk in socks or bare feet.

I really wish I could give this home 4.8 stars. Because of the rock hard beds in the bunks and upstairs bedroom, I am not giving it 5 stars. However, 4 stars seems too low since the home is really very lovely. I highly recommend it for groups.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate constructive comments as we have never been informed of the hard bunk beds and double beds in our upstairs. My husband built the bunk beds so they are big and heavy. That will be an easy fix with some extra foam padding on them. I did already purchase some new pillows and will purchase more. The hot tub/jacuzzi error is definitely something that needs to be changed. We try to inform people about this but it will be better to get it changed in the listing so no more mistakes. The bedrooms and loft are carpeted so that helps keep your feet warm and we really appreciate people taking their shoes off and helping us keep the floors beautiful in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. We have area rugs for comfort too. We enjoy doing family reunions and groups of friends. We have had many neat people with interesting lives stay in our home and all seem to enjoy the beautiful Black Hills. Thank you for the recommendation!
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at this home in Hermosa!! The owners were very pleasant, helpful and accommodating and the house itself was amazing! The spacious layout is fantastic!!

While it is a bit of a drive from Rapid City, it is centrally located to the main sites, so the location ended up being very convenient for us.

We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend this property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow! What a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very impressive. Loved staying here for our gathering. Home is huge with privacy for everyone in your party. Quiet, clean and convenient to about anywhere you want to go. It's about 20 miles south of Rapid City, but we found that most things you want to do are closer to where this home is located than to Rapid City, so don't let the location stray you away.... far more convenient than staying in Rapid City.

We will definitely stay here for our next gathering! Just perfect! Really enjoyed seeing the deer in the yard too.

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent home for an extended family reunion. Seventeen of us stayed at this home in Hermosa. Age range 63-2 yrs old. We stayed at the house for a week. The house has a great floor plan with plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms, with enough sleeping space for everyone. The homeowners were very nice people and very accomidating. We really enjoyed our stay. We were only 10-15 minutes from Keystone and 20-25 minutes from Rapid City. We enjoyed all the Black Hills had to offer, Mt. Rushmore, Jewel Cave, Custer Park, and the surrounding communities. We also took a day trip through Spearfish Canyon to Devils Tower. The trip to Devils Tower is only 2 hours, but we took all day to enjoy the towns along the way and back. The scenery was beautiful and well worth the trip!! I would highly recommend this property to friends and family. It is well situated to all the sites, the accomidations are great, and the scenery it beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hart Ranch
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Keystone 1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lintz Brothers Pizza
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Custer State Park

We are located on 9 acres of pine trees with beautiful views of Harney Peak and Mt. Rushmore. We are 10 miles from Keystone which is where Mt. Rushmore is and 10 miles from Custer State Park. There are many activities in Custer State Park including hiking, fishing, swimming, driving tours, eating places, scenic byways to stop, buffalo and many other animals to see along the way. We are also close to Crazy Horse Monument, Bear Country and Reptile Gardens. We are 5 miles from Rushmore Cave on Hwy 40. Shopping and eating places are nearby in Keystone and Hill City for your enjoyment too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Feel free to download rental contract for more specific details about this listing
Contact Ginice Sturges for any further questions
Phone: (605) 863-1626

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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