|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Shady Grove Cottage is a cabin located in the Black Hills near Nemo, SD, and about 25 miles from Rapid City.) There are two units in the cabin, with one reserved for occasional visits by owners. The rental unit is 1200 sq. feet. It has a lodge-like feel, with a vaulted ceiling, a 22-ft. deck, unique decorations, brand new hickory wood cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. It sits on five private acres, with a stream at the end of the driveway, a lake just down the road, tall pines and aspen, and a million night-time stars.
All amenities are provided, including a living room/great room area, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, towels and bed linens, satellite TV, and internet access. The unit comfortably sleeps 7 on a king bed, double bed, two single beds, and queen sleeper.
Shady Grove is centrally located among all Black Hills attractions, including Mt. Rushmore, historic Deadwood, Custer State Park, the town of Sturgis, home of one of the nation's largest motorcycle rallies, and Rapid City.
There is a three-night minimum for rentals. Upon leaving, guests may choose to clean the unit, or elect to leave cleaning to us. If so, a surcharge of $125 will apply. There is a $500 FULLY REFUNDABLE damage/security deposit. Please inquire about Rally Week rates, and discounted rates for educators and returning guests. The owner's unit will also be offered for the Sturgis Rally, 2015. It comfortably sleeps 6 and has 1 bathroom. $2400.00 for Rally Week.
During winter (November - March), we only accept long-term rentals (3 weeks or more).
I am a child psychotherapist in the public schools in Chicago in the winter, and a Black Hills resident in the summer.
Carol Hayse purchased this cabin in 2005
I grew up in the Black Hills and left there, restless to see the world, when I graduated high school--couldn't wait to leave. Now that a few decades have passed, I cannot wait to retire and get back for good.
I have a very busy time of it when I can get out there. It takes a lot of energy to walk the woods and peaks with my dog, look out back to see if the bachelor elk is coming by, pick up fossils, watch the sunset from Custer Peak, lie on my back in an innertube, and meditate on the front lawn. When friends visit, we go to Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and ride the 1880 train. The Warrior's Work gallery in Hill City is amazing, and Prairie Edge store and museum in Rapid in remarkable. Custer State Park is un-missable, and the rock shops and antique-ing are wonderful. Come on by!
Shady Grove is an awesome cabin nestled in a perfect location. We arrived to freshly baked blueberry muffins and a vase of hand-picked wildflowers! It is spacious, sparkling clean, tastefully decorated, and has 2 decks to choose from(!). It is also centrally located, which means Custer State Park and all the other Black Hills highlights are not too far away. Carol and Lyn are gracious hosts. They respected our privacy, but were very approachable for a recommendation of a good nearby hike, restaurant, or anything else we were wondering about. We highly recommend Shady Grove and hope to return for our next visit out west. We also recommend Wild Mustang Sanctuary in Hot Springs for one of your SD adventures-- good times!
My little family and I had a great time staying in this lovely cabin as we visited many places in the Blackhills in only 3 nights and 4 days. On our way from Northeast Nebraska we first drove through the badlands which were absolutely amazing and breathtaking and then stopped in Rapid City to eat and stop at Storybook island for my 2 year old (she loved it and so did the rest of us...did I mention it's just a free will donation!) Then we were off to the peaceful Cabin outside of Nemo, SD. It was very quiet and we loved just relaxing after a long night/day of driving and exploring the outdoors (the backyard) which my 11 year old just thought was pretty great.
The cabin was so new and super clean and comfortable from the beds to the nice TV that we did turn on because we don't have cable at home.
It was nice to be able to bring some food in the cooler to put into the cabin's refrigerator and grill and cook while having about anything you could possibly need to use right there provided. We made a few meals which saved on money and we even packed a lunch which saved us on a lot of time to be able to do more on our bid full day! Here is what we did in order of what my son loved from best to still really fun :)!
Cosmos Mystery area near Keystone
Tramway slide/Buffalo burgers on top (keystone, SD)
Mt. Rushmore/ice cream...thank you Thomas Jefferson.
Hiking up to the Cathedral Spires
Custer State Park
Badlands...climbing the rocks
Thank you Carol and Lin for a great affordable place to stay! We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely recommend you to family and friends and we know where we will stay on our next visit! We had a great time on our very first family vacation. Thank you.
My family's stay at Shady Grove was absolutely wonderful! The cabin is gorgeous, the views breath taking, and the hosts are the BEST! Everything is top notch, well designed, and comfortable.
Carol and Lin treated us to a camp fire with songs and great conversation. My two boys, ages 10 and 12 enjoyed paying croquet (with Carole and Lin joining in!) exploring the surroundings, riding in the UTV, and looking for frogs and special rocks.
Carol advised on where to watch the fireworks - over the rock cut in Lead - which was fabulous. We found the cabin location convenient to Deadwood, Lead, KeyStone, and an easy drive from Mt. Rushmore.
My boys have already said they want to go back to Shady Grove next year, and every year after! It was a wonderful trip and cabin.
We had a wonderful stay. Carol was very helpful and welcoming. The house was lovely and comfortable, just like the photos on the website. The drive to the main attractions was very reasonable. We liked being out in the country, away from the tourist areas. We enjoyed nice walks near the cabin with our three young kids. Plenty of wildlife to see, too, near the house in the evening. We would highly recommend to family and friends.
What a beautiful place to stay. My husband and I were traveling with my sister and her husband. They have always stayed in motels. They are now "VRBO believers" The cabin is spotless and has everything you would ever need. Just show and relax. We did bring a few frozen items with us for the first dinner and breakfast, then we got our groceries for the rest of the week in Lead. Love Deadwood, Crazy Horse is a must, Mt. Rushmore, of course, Sturgis was fun and we even drove to Devils Tower in Wyoming (well worth the 1.5 hour drive). Carol is a wonderful absentee host. Thanks for sharing you home with us.
We rented Shady Grove for the month of May 2014 and, I must say it was a most enjoyable month! The cabin is nicely furnished with everything you'll need in the kitchen. It has cable TV and good WiFi access. It's just a beautiful setting - the quietness of the place is unbelievable. We have family in Rapid City and this gave us the opportunity to spend some special time with our son and family.
We had our ATVs with us and the Nemo area has excellent off-road trails. You can ride down the driveway and get onto the trails. Some are easy and others are more difficult (like trail 89 from Nemo to Lake Dalton) for experience riders. We saw a lot of logging activity. If you see it, stop and watch. It's fascinating. A long time hauling gal waved us over and spent considerable time explaining the logging process. She was very knowledgeable and a positive representative of the industry.
One note - the neighbors just to the left of the cabin are a nice young family. They are very involved with their horses. As a long time horse person myself, please make sure when you drive your ATVs up and down the driveway that you go slow and do not scare the horses. Horses and ATVs do not always mix!
As far as groceries - you don't have to drive all the way to Rapid City to find a good store. There is a very nice supermarket in Lead which is only 18 miles away. I think it was Lynn's Dakota Mart. A fun outing is to get your groceries in Lead and then catch a meal at Kevin Costner's restaurant in Deadwood, The Midnight Star. The sports bar is on the second floor and has all kinds of movie memorabilia. We did this a few times and had fun.
You are also centrally located to Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse monument and you should take in the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish.
I found Carol easy to work with and responsive. We definitely would stay there again. We had a great time.
Shady Grove is located on Nemo Road and Vanocker Canyon roads, beloved of Black Hills visitors.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sturgis Rally Week
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 8 2015
8 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2015 - May 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.