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Minutes from Mt. Rushmore! Elegant, spotless new 2 Bedrm Apt. Families welcome!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, nestled in the pine trees. Convenient location to all sights.

Elegant, immaculate, new apartment 20 min. from Mt. Rushmore. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Queen bed in each bedroom. Extras can sleep on comfy 'shikibutons' (futons) on the floor. Beautiful view, nestled in the pine trees, very quiet area, just 1/8 mi. from highway (perfect for bikers!). Private driveway and entrance. A/C and heat, cozy wood stove, TV w/ DVD player, computer, Netflix and Wi-Fi. Pleasant covered patio with beautiful BBQ. 2 min. from health resort where gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily, (breakfast at 7:45 and dinner at 2:00, no evening meal). Fitness gym and massages are also available at an extra charge. Particular attention has been given to every detail. Amenities included are 'over the top'l! Personal attention to your every need. Please, no smoking anywhere on premises, and no pets. Bikers, plenty of protected parking (from rain and dust). Lots of hiking in the area.


Owner
Fred & Cheryl
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german, croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Fred & Cheryl

Fred was born and raised in Croatia, Cheryl, in Iowa. They met at a university in S. California, where they both graduated with degrees in violin performance. Later Fred chose dentistry and graduated with his DDS.

Cheryl received her Master's Degree in violin performance from University of S. Calif in Los Angeles, and went on to perform and teach for 35 years. After practicing dentistry in Guam for 8 years and teaching on the faculty at his alma mater for 15 years, Fred (& Cheryl) chose to retire in the Black Hills of South Dakota, because of their wish to live in a quieter and more rural environment. They have never been disappointed with their decision, even though many of their family and friends wondered why they would ever want to 'move to South Dakota!!' As the years have passed, their family now understand why they were attracted to the Black Hills!! Fred and Cheryl designed a home with a vacation rental apartment, where they can host people from all over the world! They look forward to having you stay with them. They enjoy making their guests feel at home during their visit and they hope you will enjoy the Black Hills as much as they do!!

Fred & Cheryl purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Fred & Cheryl chose Hermosa

We chose this area for it beauty and tranquility, and yet its close proximity to small city life and to endless beautiful sights and scenic places to visit, which are still quite unspoiled from commercialism. It's a known fact that 'The Black Hills are the best kept secret in the Nation!'

What makes this apartment unique

This lovely apartment is the entire downstairs of our new home, same floor plan, built in 2014. Mt. Rushmore is 20 min. from your door (Visible from our deck!) --- close enough for convenience, and yet far enough to avoid the tourism rush. At this quiet location, you would never know that there are over 3 million visitors that visit Mt. Rushmore each year!! There are great restaurants throughout the Black Hills, and of course, plenty of good shopping and never-ending sights to visit. We are centrally located - less than an hour to most popular attractions in the Black Hills.

Amenities

Hermosa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes in apartment, please. All light-colored carpet!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath/Shower Toilet is a 'Hi-Boy', 2 inches higher than standard. We have a shower seat for the tub, if you would feel more secure.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has 1 queen bed. One bedroom is a little larger and can easily accommodate 2 futons on the floor. Children usually occupy this one. Or there's plenty of room in the living room for the futons. Guests appreciate that the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the apartment, giving more privacy. Parents, for baby --- we have a porta-crib, with sheets and blanket, and a high chair.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Upon your arrival, you are welcomed with fresh flowers, chocolates, a loaf of homemade bread and a bottle of Martinellis!! That's how special you are to us! One request: because of the light colored carpet, we ask our guests to, please, remove their shoes when entering. There is a shoe rack by the door for your convenience. Thank you for helping us to keep your apartment clean!!

Reviews

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Minutes from Mt. Rushmore! Elegant, spotless new 2 Bedrm Apt. Families welcome!
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
Sparta WI
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Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family visit to the Black Hills area so I had a lot of questions ahead of time! Cheryl was fantastic at being our travel guide beforehand! The home was sparkly clean with bread, fresh flowers and chocolates waiting for us! They even brought us a crock pot to use and fire wood for our fires. Fred and Cheryl was so great to us and our three kiddos, they didn't mind the noise that kids can create. They were very gracious with answering more questions for us as our stay continued. I cannot recommend this location enough! It is very centrally located to everything we wanted to do, so the daily drive time was minimal each day. It was very homey feeling! The RushMore Adventure park is just minutes away, we happened to be able to go on their last day of their season, and we were glad we did...minimal lines and just as much fun! There is also a fabulous pizza place Lintz Pizza just minutes away as well...they have AMAZING pizza and AMAZING Gluten Free pizza as well! Our family LOVED being in this area and we wish we would've had two more weeks! We will be back!! Thanks Fred and Cheryl for treating us like family!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We love serving our guests and making them feel at home! That's OUR reward!! And it's particularly gratifying to meet all the lovely families that come our way from all over the world. We welcome you anytime! Your hosts, Fred & Cheryl
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfy & cozy! The location was perfect. This apartment was very clean and up to date. They really go out of their way to make you feel at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place in a lovely setting!

  • 5 of 5

The place was immaculate and very comfortable! The location was only minutes from Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse and close to major access roads. The apartment was in the some of the most beautiful country in South Dakota. The only downsides were that there was no dishwasher or washer and dryer.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here while we visited the sites of the Black Hills (and even a day trip to Devil's Tower in WY!). It was clean, comfortable, and relaxing. We enjoyed dinners on the back patio and plenty of family time in the living area. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals for our family. They even had a highchair & pack n play-which helped us save room packing! The homeowners, Fred & Cheryl, were kind, welcoming, helpful, and very hospitable. We had full days seeing the sites and it was nice to come back to this comfortable home at the end of the day. We saw plenty of deer on our drives around the house and the house was quiet even during Sturgis week. It was a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your satisfaction is our reward! Thank you for choosing Red Ridge Apartment. We enjoyed your precious family!
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5-star accommodations close to area attractions

  • 5 of 5

If you are lucky to stay here, you will not be disappointed! A warm welcome from Fred and Cheryl will revive any tired travelers. Our family was greeted by both hosts and given warm freshly baked bread and butter from Fred, which was quickly devoured! We were impressed with the deluxe amenities available, fresh flowers, chocolates, sparkling juice, wi-fi, cable and a patio to enjoy any meal on. This apartment is close to all area attractions and only a 20min drive from Mt.Rushmore so you can go back and enjoy the evening program there~a must do! Our family of six stayed comfortably here!! Hope we can come back some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, WE were lucky to have such a lovely family from my home state, Iowa!! And we hope you do come back and visit us again!!
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4 night stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very secluded and quiet, and very clean and orderly. With our busy schedule in trying to see and do as much as we could do each day it was very relaxing to come back to this peaceful location to get a full nights rest. Fred & Cheryl are very gracious hostess and the needs of their guests is a top priority!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's good to know, from a guest's viewpoint, what they especially like about our location, the amenities they appreciate, how we're doing, etc. Larry is right, we DO make the needs of every guest our "Top Priority"!! If we're going to do this, we're "going to do it right"! Thank you for your affirmation, because we do work at it, to make your vacation special!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Keystone or Hermosa
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Hart Ranch
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
SD Hwy 40
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Keystone, Hill City or Hermosa
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: recommended

Mt. Rushmore is sure to be one of the highlights of your Black Hills vacation. The monument is open year-around; the summer months feature a spectacular lighting ceremony nightly.

Crazy Horse monument is another famous monument dedicated to the rich Native American history that exists in this area.

If hiking is your passion, you'll want to hike Harney Peak, which is the highest mountain, traveling east, between the Rocky Mountains and the Swiss Alps!

Museums are numerous.

There are also many caves in the Hills which attract visitors from far and wide.

The famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (first week of August) draws thousands of bikers from all over the world.

Whatever your particular interests, there is something to satisfy every member of your party, whether it's hiking, boating, golfing, hunting, kayaking, swimming, caving, bicycling, rock climbing --- you may find it all in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Perhaps you would prefer just a quiet retreat from your hectic life. No problem! We're happy to say, the Black Hills enjoys a smaller population which allows visitors plenty of room to enjoy the sights and venues without overcrowding. One can usually find accommodations, even at the last minute (with maybe the exception of Sturgis Rally).

There are too numerous sights to mention each one, but when you arrive, we will supply you with plenty of information to help you plan your holiday in the Hills!

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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