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Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt

Member since: 2008
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Gorgeous, Private Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of the Nemo vacation cottage rental

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) with stunning Meadow Views

At Little Elk Cottage, we offer you a memorable place to stay during your visit to the Black Hills. Our cottage is an ideal destination for your vacation, honeymoon, anniversary, long weekend, or any time you want to get away from it all. We are conveniently located near the small picturesque town of Nemo with dining at the historic Brandin' Iron Cafe and horseback riding. Wonderland Cave and Dalton Lake (great fishing!) are 15 minutes away. We are within 30 minutes of both Deadwood and Rapid City, centrally located to all Black Hills attractions, both north and south, including Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Hill City, Custer State Park, Sturgis, Spearfish Canyon, Crazy Horse, and the Badlands. We are approximately 35-40 minutes from Hill City and Mt. Rushmore via the cut across south of Nemo connecting to Hwy. #385.

No cleaning fees, insurance fees or security deposits required on our end.

Amenities include the following:

Fully paved asphalt driveway with Private Entrance

Fenced and gated property that borders Forest Service land

2 Bedrooms on main floor - Pillowtop Queen Beds

Sofa bed in Living Room

Leather couch and Loveseat; Persian Rugs

Flat screen 32" Sony TV with many satellite channels

DVD and CD player

Private phone; Cell coverage at the top of the hill, less than one mile away

***Free Wi-Fi in the Cottage***

Air conditioned for warmer days

Fully equipped kitchen with Whirlpool appliances (dishwasher and microwave)

All paper products and linens provided

Washer and Dryer in Cottage for your convenience

Picnic Table and Gas Grill on outside Patio

Property is not suitable for weddings, parties or family reunions.

Fine dining 30 minutes away (Rapid City, Deadwood or Spearfish) as well as several places to eat within about a 15-minute drive.

Please check out our 5-star reviews below.

Belle Joli' Winery (made in South Dakota) has a tasting room in Vanocker Canyon--up the road from here, about 15 minutes away. Their Sparkling House has an outside patio where you can enjoy their red, white and sparkling wine selections.

We also have a renovated, historic log cabin, sitting on another five acres, which may be viewed on our website by clicking 'more information' at the bottom of this page or by checking VRBO listing #351778. Rates at our log cabin begin at $175/night. Children love the loft there.

Our private cottage, sitting on five acres, offers all of the comforts of home, with a small stream meandering through the property and surrounded by beautiful hills, trees and wildlife. After spending your days seeing all of the sights that the Black Hills have to offer, you will enjoy returning to this tranquil setting and relaxing on the patio or the front porch. Our property was recently chosen as part of an Arctic Cat promotional DVD and brochure.

We have a lodging license through the State of South Dakota #3569 and have been listed in the 'Insider's Guide' since 1997. For more detailed information and additional photos, please visit our website located at the bottom of this page or search 'Little Elk Cabin & Cottage' in any search engine. There is a slideshow on the first page of our website showing the beautiful five acres where our cottage sits, along with many inside photos of both of our vacation rentals. We also have a 'reviews' page on our website, as well as many reviews below. You may call us directly for any questions you may have at 605-578-2012. We respond to all e-mails and phone calls as soon as they are received.

The scenic ride thru Vanocker Canyon is one of the most beautiful areas in the Black Hills.

We have a 4-night minimum, however, if we have less than 4 nights open between 2 bookings, you are welcome to rent those nights.

Keywords: Cottage, Black Hills, Cabin

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Brandin' Iron in Nemo
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Tomahawk Country Club
Nearest Train
32 Miles
1880 Train from Hill City to Keystone
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Brandin' Iron Cafe in Nemo
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with trout every Spring. It is a great spot to fish or take a leasurely hike in adjacent Little Elk Canyon. Wonderland Cave is just up the road and is one of the most beautiful crystal caves in the Black Hills. They have hourly tours, as well as a nice gift shop, where you will be sure to find a souvenir to take home as a reminder of your visit to this area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Nemo, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

No cleaning fees or damage deposits, however, guests are responsible for any damage to the premises.
STURGIS RALLY 2016: 4-6 adults max at the above listed Event "flat" rate.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Nemo, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large tiled bathroom with glass walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our private cottage is surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest and abundant wildlife. We are within three miles of Dalton Lake and superb hiking in Little Elk Canyon. The Custer Expedition camped near our property in 1872 and glory holes from early settlers can be found as you hike the area surrounding the cottage. Wolfgang has constructed many hiking trails in the Black Hills as well as 16 bridges in various locations. We are very familiar with areas to hike and bicycle to help you plan your vacation. Also, our website has many more photos and detailed information. We also have a log cabin with rates that begin at $165/night on our property. Each place is a very unique spot to stay.