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Rustic, yet comfortable log home with hot-tub, sauna, wood-pizza oven.

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


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath log home with a campground-type yard adjacent to BH Forest

SORRY, IT IS BOOKED FOR THE STURGIS RALLY! This rustic, yet very comfortable log home is placed in a peaceful setting bordering acres of forest service property. There are two "master bedrooms" each with a queen bed. One more queen bedroom with a twin bunk above it and one bedroom with just a twin bed in it. There is plenty to keep you occupied with the turkey and deer trails which lend themselves well to hiking, mountain biking ( I have loaner bikes/helmets), and wildflower viewing. For the on-site activities, there are several: baking pizzas in the wood-fired pizza oven, horseshoes, bean bag toss, tire swing, unwinding in the hot tub, relaxing in the hammocks, campfire, or light the fire and steam-it-up in the log sauna.

Conveniently located off of beautiful Nemo Road, which carves a curvy, hilly, scenic path through the Hills. Nemo Road then connects with equally beautiful Van Knocker Canyon Road leading to Sturgis. There is a half mile of well-maintained, gravel road leading to the house.

Come spend your vacation here at a gorgeous log home. Have all the satisfaction of camping outdoors, with all the comforts of a Holiday Inn!

More Details

bruce Anderson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About bruce Anderson

I am a retired empty nester and my nest is really cool. I just built an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven as I'm expanding my patio. I'm adding on to the house and doing the work myself. I'm so pleased with how the sunken hot tub, deck and patio combine for such a relaxing outdoor setting for socializing. I love to hike, trail-run, mt. bike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski on the trails on the Forest Service property adjacent to my yard. The wildflowers are beautiful.

bruce Anderson purchased this house in 1996

Why bruce Anderson chose Rapid City

This is a great place for people to get together for reunions, family time and relaxing. The Black Hills offer many day trips from this centrally-located oasis. Perhaps not everyone wants to go to Bear Country (it's not a nudist colony) and some may want to relax in the hammock with a good book or go for a mt. bike ride. Stay home! Start the fire in the pizza oven for when the other get home, relax. It is not a fancy place, but it has the necessities.

What makes this house unique

If you like nature and natural beauty, this is a great place to stay. The deer, turkeys, birds, coyotes and sometimes elk share the yard. The wood-fired pizza oven is a fun way to socialize with a group. The log sauna is a relaxing and memorable experience. The hammocks, bench swing, and tire swing, will be a great place to relax. Relaxing is what this place is perfect for. I don't have TV and if you enjoy nature, you'll see why. I have a kegerator with a beer on tap available, upon request.


Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There are two 3/4 bathrooms, one in each of the 'master' bedrooms, and one full-sized bathroom on the main floor across from a queen bedroom and also a twin bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs loft bedroom with 3/4 bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Queen bottom bed with a twin bunk on top. No attached bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Small bedroom with a twin bed and bathroom across the hall.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen bed with attached 3/4 bathroom.
  • Queen size Beds (3) Two of the queen bedrooms have attached bathrooms and the other queen bedroom has a bath across the hall., Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) I have a Graco Pack-N-Play and a high chair. I have a hide-a-bed in the basement, so it is semi-private.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
VCR/DVD, I don't have TV stations, but do have a few movies to watch on the monitor.


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Rustic, yet comfortable log home with hot-tub, sauna, wood-pizza oven.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Knoxville, TN

The Perfect Place in the Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Imagine a fun-packed day experiencing all the Black Hills has to offer and then coming "home" to a peaceful, quiet, serene setting built in the middle of whispering ponderosas. That's what you'll experience in Bruce's home in the foothills of Rapid City. The home has everything (and then some) to make your stay just what you wanted. The property adjoins government land so you can use that in addition to the spacious yard. We enjoyed nightly fire pit gatherings, watching the deer and wild turkeys come and go. We had 3 children in our group of nine and they had ample room to explore and use their imaginations inventing games in the yard. I personally enjoyed the hammock when the down-slope winds would kick in early in the evening. The younger crowd enjoyed relaxing in the large and immaculately clean hot tub. Bruce's house has everything you would need and is as neat as a pin: ample towels; lots of cooking utensils; an

indoor/outdoor music system; washer and dryer/ and enough maps and local information to make sure you see what you want to see. Bruce is currently enlarging his home, but the construction doesn't affect your stay whatsoever. It will be amazing when he finishes it I'm sure. Speaking of Bruce, he is the nicest and kindest person to deal with. He's as honest as the day is long, and will ensure everything is done right. We checked in with his manager, Lindsey, who was also incredible. She met us to check us in and showed us all the ropes. She also returned to check us out. The home was perfect for three couples and three children. Privacy was never an issue and everyone had his/her own space. You owe it to yourselves to stay here because I frankly will remember the family times we spent in the cabin more so than some of the things we did in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene!

  • 5 of 5

We JUST got back from our vacation in SD and WOW - what an amazing property! The home was fully stocked with everything a family needs when staying away from home. All "things to do" are within a 45-60 minute drive - Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, Deadwood, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Mammoth Site, etc. We saw deer and turkey's every day right outside our door. Bruce, the owner, is incredibly professional and kind. I highly recommend this property and owner!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Our Picture Perfect Stay in South Dakota

  • 5 of 5

The description of this Rapid City log home promised so much and delivered on every aspect. The location was ideal. Located in a natural setting of beautiful trees and wildlife, this cabin offers proximity to more area attractions than can possibly be enjoyed in a week, all within a comfortable driving distance. We even drove to Wyoming one day to see Devil's Tower which we would highly recommend. We also saw Mount Rushmore, visited the Badlands, went through Bear Country, played putt-putt (a family vacation tradition), and saw the Crazy Horse monument and learned about the history of the family that continues to build this tribute to the Indian nation. We also went to Custer Park. This is only a partial list, but the really great part of this trip was coming home to the cabin each evening. We cooked dinner, enjoyed the hot tub, and roasted marshmallows over an open campfire. Out of the nine days we stayed at the cabin, we decided to stay home one day just to relax and enjoy all that the cabin and the area property had to offer. We hiked, took lots of photographs, enjoyed seeing the birds, deer, wild turkeys and horses in the area, and then topped it off with a snooze in the hammocks. What a glorious day. And everything we needed for comfort and convenience was available to us from the kitchen, to the extra blankets for cool evenings, to a washer and dryer so we never ran out of clean clothes. We really enjoyed the collection of movies and CD's that were available. Our 16-year-old enjoyed the oldies (you know . . . from the 1980's like Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd). One night, we even pulled out the cast iron cookware from the storage shed and cooked jambalaya over the open fire. We truly enjoyed an amazing week that our family will never forget. We visited South Dakota so we could check Mt. Rushmore off our "bucket list" and we were rewarded with MANY experiences of a lifetime. Each day was an adventure. Many thanks to our host for making it all possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0.01
Cleaning fee $0.01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • -1% refund if canceled at least -1 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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