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Historic Cabin in Beautiful Vanocker Canyon!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms w/ Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5) - Mountain and Meadow Views

Enjoy your visit to the Black Hills and stay in this historic log cabin in scenic Vanocker Canyon! We are located about 30 minutes from Rapid City and Deadwood, 5 minutes from Nemo and about 20 minutes south of Sturgis in one of the most beautiful areas in the Black Hills. This spectacular canyon road was FULLY paved from Nemo all the way thru Vanocker Canyon a few years ago. This cabin has one bedroom on the main floor, sofa bed in living room, and two twins in the one-half story loft (please see photos of loft on this page). You can see more detailed information for both of our vacation rentals by searching 'Little Elk Cabin & Cottage' under any search engine. If you hike and love the outdoors, we also have a photo book on our website of the many trails Wolfgang has constructed in the Black Hills.

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

Our log cabin was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s when they were working in the Black Hills during the depression era. It was constructed at a nearby lake, completely disassembled by Wolfgang, and moved onto our property in the 1980s. It has been completely renovated and restored to provide the perfect lodging choice for your family vacation, honeymoon or weekend getaway.

Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with trout every spring and Little Elk Canyon is perfect for a short hike. Wonderland Cave is within minutes and is an interesting stop for all ages. The picturesque town of Nemo offers horseback riding and the historic Brandin' Iron Cafe. The Nemo area is a gorgeous part of the Black Hills as well as scenic Vanocker Canyon. We are within an hour of all major attractions, both north and south, in the Black Hills.

Amenities include the following:

Newly Paved asphalt 75' driveway and no gravel roads to reach the cabin.

Fenced and gated property; Borders National Forest land

Main floor bedroom has a Queen Pillowtop Bed

Queen Sofa Bed in the Living Room

Two small twins in the one-half story loft (4' high to center beam)

Cabin is perfect for one couple of a family of five. For more than two adults, please see our 2nd VRBO listing #167320.

New flat-screen TV with many Satellite channels (no DVD player); CD player in cabin

***Free Wi-Fi available in the Cabin***

Private Phone in cabin; Cell coverage up the road at the top of the hill, less than one mile away

Air Conditioned for warmer days; ceiling fan

Fully equipped Kitchen with microwave, range, and full size fridge

All paper products, linens and towels provided--see amenities below for more details.

Open view Blaze King electric log fireplace

Washer and Dryer in Cabin

Picnic Table and Gas Grill outside

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

Smoking on porch

Belle Jolie Winery is located in Vanocker Canyon directly north of us.

Please check out our many reviews below from our previous guests.

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.

This charming cabin sits on a five-acre parcel where you will enjoy plenty of privacy without any other structures around, and it is not within a development. We have been listed in the Insider's Guide since 1997 and operate under South Dakota lodging license #3569. We also have a cottage on the east end of our property (on another five acres) that you can find under VRBO listing #167320. Our cabin and cottage are both completely fenced and have metal entrance gates. You can view each one on our website link below where you will find more detailed information as well as more inside photos. We answer every request we receive. If you do not hear from us, please call 605-578-2012.

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More Details

Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub with shower over tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Grayco Baby Crib is available (1), Queen Sofa Sleeper (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our log cabin is very unique in that it sits on its own five acres and is very private. There is a new paved driveway (metal entrance gate) with plenty of parking for motorcycle trailers, as well as RVs.


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
Historic 1880 train from Keystone to Hill City
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Brandin' Iron in Nemo
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Terry Peak Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Our log cabin is bordered on the south by U.S. Forest Service land and overlooks a meadow to the north. We are close to Wonderland Cave as well as Dalton Lake for fishing and Little Elk Canyon for hiking. The Belle Jolie Winery has just opened their new tasting room in Vanocker Canyon as well.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Mid-June 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 22 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Pre-Rally Sturgis
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Sturgis Rally
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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 required. However, guests are responsible for any damage to the premises. We operate under a South Dakota lodging License #3569.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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