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 called Red Tail Hawk and consists of 1300 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. A 6,000 ft. peak nearby provides amazing sunset viewing.
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 6 on a king bed, double bed, single bed, and queen sleeper.
Shady Grove is centrally located among all Black Hills attractions, including Mt. Rushmore, historic Deadwood (Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok were real people!), Custer State Park (wildlife, lakes, rock climbing, and mountain climbing), 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. Occasionally, the lower unit or loft may be rented as well for larger parties. Loft is a cozy, charming space for two, with a full bath, kitchenette, queen bed, and large deck. Inquire.
In summer, the owners may be in residence nearby, so you may be invited to a bar-b-que or sing-along, as one of the owners is an acoustic musician who performs in the Rapid City area. They will also give you the low-down on the back trails, secret beautiful spots, restaurants, and other information that local folks know. Friendly dogs welcome--no pit bulls please.
I am a child psychotherapist in the public schools in Chicago in the winter, and a Black Hills resident in the summer.
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 antiquing are wonderful. Come on by!
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