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Home in Black Hill's Historic Nemo

Bedrooms 3
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

Home has open design with attatched double garage

Located in the heart of The Black Hills, Nemo puts the motorcyclist at the center of Sturgis Rally action. Scenic, paved highways take you through beautiful Vanocker Canyon to Sturgis, 17 miles; beautiful, winding paved highway to Rapid City, 16 miles, or scenic Highway #385 to Deadwood, 16 miles, where you can take in the casino action. Home is walking distance to Guest Ranch Beer Garden and Big Mama's Beer Garden.

Four Wheelers delight. Back your ATV out of the attached double garage and ride1/4 mile down the country road to gain access to Centennial Trail. Spend the day four-wheeling through the hills.

Bicycling or hiking through Centennial Trail or Mickelson Trail is also a great way to spend your vacation.

Home is located close to some of the best snowmobiling trails in the Black Hills.

Surrounded by the National Forest, you are located in an ideal setting for hunting (deer, wild turkeys) and fishing.

Don't feel like cooking or just want some night life? Walk over the bridge and spend the evening at Nemo Guest Ranch restaurant which serves meals all day. There you can take in some of the rich Nemo history. Nemo also offers a General Store, US Post Office and Church.

Keywords: Vacation Home

More Details

Paul and Katharine Lehmkuhl
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Paul and Katharine Lehmkuhl

We fell in love with Nemo the first time we rode through the area. My husband and I love to ride the hills during the Sturgis Rally and on one of those rides we came upon Nemo. After that we made it a point each year of stopping at the Nemo Guest Ranch for dinner, or an early morning ride to enjoy the Nemo Volunteer Fire Department breakfast. Finally, after just being a visitor to the area, we decided to buy a place of our own and spend more time enjoying this beautiful area.

Paul and Katharine Lehmkuhl purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

Since buying our Nemo home we have broadened our outdoor adventures. We love spending the day riding our ATV’s over the many trails. On an ordinary ride we can picnic by an old, abandoned mine or find the trace outline of an abandoned homestead. My husband has also added the sport of turkey hunting and can hunt in the forested areas right around Nemo. He has also been able to deer hunt in the Nemo area.

During spring and summer the area is full of beautiful wild flowers. Short walks down the country road that runs by our house and you come upon countless wild flowers. I have started a wild flower picture collection of the many different flowers seen in this area and on our trail hiking.

There is so much natural beauty in this area; one simply enjoys the quietness and clean air.


Nemo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main floor bathroom has shower/sink and toilet; towels included. Lower level bathroom is separate from shower room. Each room has a sink / vanity with electrical outlets; each room equipped with towels. Separate rooms allow guests to use the shower room without waiting for the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstaris Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstarirs Bedroom - 1 double
  • 3 Queen size Beds; 2 main floor bedrooms with queen size beds and attractive, clean bedding; lower level basement has 1 queen bed, clean bedding included; 1 double bed, bedding included; Upstairs leather sectional has 1 full size hide-a-bed; bedding included
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Fenced corral with pond; walkout basement


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Home in Black Hill's Historic Nemo
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
Sioux City, IA

Blacks Hills Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of six of us on an ATV trip. This was conveniently located close to the trails, food & gas. The house was clean, comfortable and provided awesome views of wildlife. We plan on renting again on our next time out there. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nemo stay

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed our stay and the amenities were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for recreation in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a off road motorcycle trip. We were able to ride out of the house and be on the trails in a matter of minutes. The house was clean and had a good layout for our needs. Kitchen was fairly well equipped and there was enough stuff to get the basics done without issues. Living room was nice with a TV and dish. The Wifi is slow, but was OK for what we needed. It has a nice full sized washer and dryer. The place has a decent sized attached garage. Which came in handy for storing, working on and maintaining our rides. Also was nice to have our trailer and stuff locked up when we left the house. Not that you would pry need that up there anyway!

Some of the "not the greatest" things worth mentioning:

Cell reception at the house and in the area is spotty. This is not the owners fault, but thought I would mention it. Verizon and Sprint were the carries we were using(it is a vacation place, but makes things a little harder keeping wives happy when we are gone riding!) Plan on wifi calling or email to keep in touch at the house.

The basement is not yet finished out all the way. Looks like a work in progress so I am sure it will be soon. So the blower unit for the Heating/AC is out in the open. It is pretty loud at night if you use the 2 beds down there and since it was getting cold we needed it running. So put the heavy sleepers down there.

The showers are nice, but the water pressure is not so great. Only one at a time and keep the clothes washer off while doing so.

Overall for the convenience, location, what we were doing up there and other local amenities it was a great place for our needs. We will be staying here again as soon as we can to enjoy the area again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for about a week. It was clean.... nicely furnished and decorated. Quiet location with lots of wildlife. There was a place close by if you wanted to eat or have a drink. Beautiful area. We enjoyed our stay immensely! Would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sturgis Rally Stay

  • 5 of 5

Central location just SE of Sturgis. Close by Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore and most other popular sights in the area. House was very well stocked with most items to prevent a trip to store for late arrivals. Small pond just off deck that attracts ducks & deer nightly. Will use again when in the area. THANKS

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place at a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful place with usable garage for ATV's, bikes, truck etc... Wrap around deck for gatherings. Satellite TV and WiFi for when the weather is "less than cooperative." Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nemo Guest Ranch
Big Mamma's Outdoor Beer Garden
Sugar Shack
Car: not necessary

Activities include 4- Wheeling on hundreds of miles of trails, including Centennial Trail, right outside house - no need to trailer wheelers to the trails. Located close to the many snowmobile trails in the Black Hills. Excellent location for deer hunting, wild turkey hunting and trout fishing. Perfectly located for horseback riding, home offers a fenced area.


Rates & Availability

Nemo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Pre '17 Rally / 6 Guests
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
'17 Sturgis Rally /6 Guests
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.5%

*$140 per night for 2 Guests, minimum 4 nights; $30.00 per person over 2, max 6 Guests; cleaning fee $80.00; 5.5% SD tax.
* Pre-Sturgis 2017 Rally: July 31st to August 5, 2017; $350 per night; 5 nights minimum; max 6 guests; $80.00 cleaning fee; 5.5% SD state tax
* Sturgis 2017 Rally: August 7th to August 13, 2017; $450 per night;minimum 5 nights; max. 6 guests; $80.00 cleaning fee; 5.5% SD state tax.

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