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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
Speaks: english, german, croatian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 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 South Dakota

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Minutes from Mt. Rushmore! Elegant, spotless new 2 Bedrm Apt. Families welcome!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
5

A gem in the Black Hills, SD

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend in Fred's and Cheryl's house in the Black Hills. Very clean and cozy and the stay was everything we hoped for and more. Plenty of space for the five of us. Well situated for a visit to Mount rushmore and Black Hills. Their apartment had everything we needed including comfortable beds. Even for a foodie like me the kitchen was well equipt, we had great use of the large grill out on the porch. We were wellcomed with great kindness and we can only recommend you to stay at their home. We would love to come back

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to accommodate such a lovely family!! The teenagers were a delight, and the laughter from their energy and fun was enjoyable for us to hear! There's nothing more gratifying than to hear the happy sounds of a family on vacation!! Tell your kids they were a great joy!! We would love to have you return again!
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5

Fantastic Apartment for our Family Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for our family of five to stay during our Black Hills vacation. The apartment is spacious, immaculate, and supplied with everything you need & then some. Beautiful location that is close to all of the area attractions. It is also incredibly peaceful so a perfect retreat from long days of adventure. We enjoyed starting each day with coffee on the patio and using the grill to make our own dinners. So nice to avoid touristy dining. Our kids loved running around and seeing deer walk right up the driveway. Fred & Cheryl are wonderful hosts who made us feel welcomed and "appreciated" that little kids are not the quietest visitors. Terrific place, terrific hosts, and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kari, for the kind review. Our goal is to make sure our standard of hospitality and cleanliness is 5-star!! Your family was priceless, and the boys were particularly warm and loving. Be sure and thank them for the note they left us!! Fred & Cheryl
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5

Beautiful place to stay and hosts we're welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Great location near national parks. The property is impeccable and well furnished. The hosts were so kind and welcoming. It made our bucket list trip a lot of fun and very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! That's our primary goal --- to make sure everything is "just so"! In our travels, that's what we appreciate, and it makes our holidays much more enjoyable!! Thanks for referring us to your friends! Fred & Cheryl
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5

Pretty, relaxing and spacious with great views!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet and relaxing. Away from the noise and congestion of the area attractions but still very close. Owners are nice and accommodating. Lovely to talk to. You feel like your at home. When you arrive there are Chocolates, Sparkling Cider, freshly baked bread and flowers.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you kind review. It goes both ways!! --- We find great satisfaction in helping to make your holiday special!! Our guests are what make the work worthwhile! Thanks, Lori --- Your family was precious!
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5

Very nice.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for Getting to Custer State Park and to Mount Rushmore. House is very clean and well taken care of. Nice quiet location we had no noise from cars or neighbors. We never met the homeowners but the lady that met us for them was very nice. We would stay here again if we go back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! When we designed our home to accommodate an extra apartment for VRBO guests, we never imagined we'd meet so many visitors from all over the world. Too bad we had to be away when you came, but we knew Debbie would take great care of you and your needs. Come again, when we can be home!! Thanks again for choosing Red Ridge Apartment!! Fred & Cheryl
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and was a great place to stay for the week. We took our kids on a family vacation to the Black Hills and found it a convenient location to all the major tourist sites in the area. I would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Darcy. We enjoyed hosting your family, and are glad you appreciated the location and cleanliness of the property. We strive to make sure everything is "Tip-Top" --- because that's what WE would want if we were renting!
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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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Rates & Availability

Hermosa Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,200
 
 
Sturgis Rally 2017
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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