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Minutes from Mt. Rushmore! Elegant, Spotless New 2 Bedrm Apt. Families Welcome!

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Private driveway and entry to downstairs apartment; and patio.


Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german, croatian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    We have a porta-crib and high chair for your baby!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, NO SMOKING inside or outside anywhere on the premises....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    However, there is a wonderful kennel owned by very caring owner, just min. away...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    But doorways are 30', so be sure and measure your chair....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • 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....moreless

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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!!...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    You're welcome to bring your CD's and DVD's....moreless

  • Games:

    Have plenty, for all ages!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    With Netflix ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Only what's on Netflix. Bring your own x-box or play station and controls....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Rapid City just 25 min. away. Great shopping, Main St. Square entertainment, museums, restaurants...moreless

  • Monument View:

    View of Mt. Rushmore National Monument, 10 miles away...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Surrounded by the Black Hills mountains, nestled in pine trees....moreless

  • Resort:

    Next door to a health resort that offers a beautiful Nautilus Fitness Gym, massages and vegetarian gourmet meals!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in the foothills, within an hour or less of all Black Hills attractions, Rapid City and ski resorts....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating for 4 plus 3 bar-stools for extra seating at kitchen deck. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Apartment is very cool and comfortable in summer, even on hot days, but there is central air in the living area, if needed....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Beautiful Nautilus Gym 2 min. away...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Additional cove heating in bedrooms and bathroom, in addition to heat from wood stove...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi included: "Red Ridge Guest" Password given upon arrival...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels and beach towels. If you stay for a week, clean towels midweek, if you wish....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very spacious - open floor plan...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private driveway with turnaround!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line. But we have excellent cell service....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood heat is AWESOME & wood is plentiful! There is also forced air heating cove heating and oil heaters, if you prefer not to have a fire....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Plus coffee, coffee grinder and filters for coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 6, serving dishes, leftover dishes, mixing bowls, colander, pizza pans, cookie sheets, pots and pans of various sizes, BBQ utensils, cooking utensils, sharp knives, even picnic items....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped! Dishes, pots and pans, utensils, flatware, glasses, wine glasses, linens --- Even salt, pepper, sweet basil, garlic powder, onion powder and extra virgin olive oil!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, sweet basil, oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We also provide ice for you --- but probably not enough for your coolers!!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio, allows you to sit outside, even in the rain! And bikers --- plenty of covered space under the deck for your bikes, so they'll stay clean and dry!!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks available for rent in Rapid City. Lots of lakes in the Black Hills area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large BBQ with extra gas burner. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 41 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
May 1 - Aug 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Sturgis Rally 2017
Aug 4 - Aug 12, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City, SD
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Keystone or Hermosa
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hart Ranch
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
SD Hwy 40
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Keystone, Hill City or Hermosa
65 Miles
Nearest Ski
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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!!

Why the Owner Chose Hermosa, SD, USA:
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!'

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, croatian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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  • Private driveway and entry to downstairs apartment; and patio.

    Private driveway and entry to downstairs apartment; and patio.

  • Living room, with beautiful view.

    Living room, with beautiful view.

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Cozy wood stove

    Cozy wood stove

  • Seating at the counter for 3.

    Seating at the counter for 3.

  • Larger bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

    Larger bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

  • Bathroom, Hi-boy commode, bathtub/shower

    Bathroom, Hi-boy commode, bathtub/shower

  • New BBQ, always clean for your use! Extra gas burner on the side.

    New BBQ, always clean for your use! Extra gas burner on the side.

  • Living Room and Dining Room. Lots of windows --- nice and bright!

    Living Room and Dining Room. Lots of windows --- nice and bright!

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • View of kitchen

    View of kitchen

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Larger Queen bedroom with chest of drawers, closet, & space for 2 futons

    Larger Queen bedroom with chest of drawers, closet, & space for 2 futons

  • Smaller Queen bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

    Smaller Queen bedroom with chest of drawers and full closet

  • Patio, with seating for 6.

    Patio, with seating for 6.

VRBO #599853

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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