GORGEOUS, PRIVATE BLACK HILLS COTTAGE IN VANOCKER CANYON!

Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt

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GORGEOUS, PRIVATE BLACK HILLS COTTAGE IN VANOCKER CANYON!

Nemo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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, holiday celebration, weekend, or anytime you want to get away from it all. We are conveniently located near the small picturesque town of Nemo (offering horse back riding and dining at the historic Brandin' Iron Cafe) and within 30 minutes of both Deadwood and Rapid City, centrally located to all Black Hills attractions, including Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, Sturgis, Spearfish Canyon, Custer, Crazy Horse, and the Badlands. STURGIS 2015 is already booked, but our log cabin VRBO #351778 is available for Sturgis 2015.

Amenities include the following:

Fully paved asphalt driveway with Private Entrance

Fenced 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

***Free Wi-Fi available near our log barn--300' away or closer, depending upon your device***.

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

Please check out our reviews below, all entered by our guests.

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 $165/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 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.

Free Wi-Fi is available on the property near our barn. 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt

We have lived and worked in the Black Hills for over 35 years, where we have built our own home as well as two vacation homes--a log cabin and our new cottage. Each place sits on its own five acre parcel. Wolfgang has built many trails and bridges in the Black Hills while he contracted with the State of South Dakota and the U.S. Forest Service.

Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Wolfgang & Kathleen Schmidt chose Nemo

We chose the beautiful Nemo area after spending many hours looking for an ideal place to live in the Black Hills--it reminds Wolfgang of the Black Forest in Germany. We love the privacy in Vanocker Canyon as well as the convenience to everything in the Black Hills.

What makes this cottage unique

Our properties are centrally located to all attractions--northern and southern hills as well as the major cities. You will enjoy the solitude of being bordered by National Forest land as well as all of the wildlife that lives on and around our property. Vanocker Canyon area was also chosen by Game, Fish & Parks to bring in elk to this area. The unique benefit of choosing either our log cabin or new cottage is the privacy--each place sits on its own five acres and there are no other cabins around; we are not within a development.

Please don't forget to view the slideshow on the 'Home' page of our website, which can be accessed if you scroll down about 5-6 lines where it says 'Links to More Information: Click Here - Little Elk Cabin & Cottage'.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous, Private Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
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Gorgeous, Private Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167320vb
(605) 578-2012 (South Dakota, USA)
Nemo Black Hills
Phillips, Wisconsin USA
5

Little Elk

  • 5 of 5
This place was just as cute as was shown by the pictures. It was cozy and was set back from the road...just down the road from beautiful Dalton Lake and surrounded by national forest with a completely wooded backdrop. There were linens and towels and kitchen was fully stocked, which was convenient. The location was within 90 minutes of all of our points of interest in South Dakota, which made for great sightseeing opportunities daily.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous, Private Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167320vb
(605) 578-2012 (South Dakota, USA)
Nemo Black Hills
Omaha, NE
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was exactly as pictured. It was beautiful and the setting couldn't have been more perfect! Everything was very comfortable and cozy. We all slept great! Nemo is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist traps in the area. It was nice to come back to this peaceful little cottage after a day of dealing with the crowds at various sights. This was our first time using VRBO and Kathleen couldn't have made our first experience any better!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous, Private Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167320vb
(605) 578-2012 (South Dakota, USA)
Nemo Black Hills
Smithville MO
5

Definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 with 4 boys ranging from age 4-17 spent 4 nights in the cottage. The description and pics on vrbo were accurate. We cooked breakfast at the cottage, then did day trips in different directions, which worked out really well. My husband and older boys did some fishing in the area in the evenings also. Beds were comfortable, kitchen had everything needed, and cottage was nicely decorated. Downsides are few, but may include only1 tv, 1 bathroom, no wi-fi, and no use of credit cards. The ambience of the cottage makes you forget these things! The owners live up the road and were very nice. Communication prior to our visit was also very prompt. We saw deer and turkey each day. We would definitely recommend!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous, Private Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167320vb
(605) 578-2012 (South Dakota, USA)
Nemo Black Hills
St. Louis MO
5

Gorgeous cottage is truth in advertising for this location!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed at many VRBO places and this was by far one of the best! The house was in great shape, had all of the modern conveniences you would want and had lots of space. Everything we needed to be comfortable was there. It is located in an area that makes it easy to get to many of the attractions we wanted to see. The owners are very nice and obviously take great pride in their cottage.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Gorgeous, Private Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167320vb
(605) 578-2012 (South Dakota, USA)
Nemo Black Hills
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely love Little Elk Cottage. We wouldn't choose to stay any where else and have recommended the place to our family and friends. Kathleen and Wolfgang are wonderful to work with. Be prepared to have a very hard time leaving!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Gorgeous, Private Black Hills Cottage in Vanocker Canyon!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p167320vb
(605) 578-2012 (South Dakota, USA)
Nemo Black Hills
Illinois
5

Quiet, cozy and great getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just spent 13 nights at this cottage. We have done many VRBO's and were very happy with our choice for our time in the Black Hills. The cottage is exactly as the pictures show. The meadow that it sits in is wonderful. We spent our evenings out on the front porch watching the deer and the wild turkey's. We counted 13 deer one evening but usually it was around 8. The young ones played tag and it was so much fun to watch them. We rode our ATV every day and the trails around the area are wonderful. The best part was that we did not have to trailer our ATV to reach any trailheads. With the proper permits, it's legal to ride them on the main roads. That was perfect. Kathy and Wolfgang feel more like family and they are very helpful and informative! It's a wonderful place to unplug, rest and recharge your batteries!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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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.

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Availability & Rates

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Nemo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$215
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn/Winter
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015 - 2 Guests
May 1 2015 - Jul 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes $215/night for 2 people. Extra guests: Please add $20/night/adult and $15/night/child. Discounts offered October 1 thru December 30. No cleaning fees or damage deposits, however, guests are responsible for any damage to the premises.
STURGIS RALLY 2015: July 27 thru Aug. 2: $2800 + tax; Aug. 3 thru 9, 2015--BOOKED.
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Amenities

Amenities

Nemo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large tiled bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available upon request, Sleep Sofa Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • spelunking
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • skiing
  • sailing
Notes:
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.
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