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Gorgeous Cabin in the Woods, Near Black Hills Attractions

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms , 1.5 bathrooms, (Sleeps 6) (8 for The Rally)

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 owners. The rental unit is 1100 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 6 on a king bed, double bed, two single beds.

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 do LIGHT cleaning of 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, 2018. It comfortably sleeps 4 and has 1 bathroom.

During winter (January- March), we only accept longer-term rentals (1week or more). Unfortunately, due to landscaping issues, we are not able to accept ATVs.

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Nemo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1),
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
1) With substantial notice, a shopping service may be provided from approx. Cost of groceries plus $35/trip to store. 2) Pet walking or let-outs frequently provided at no cost. 3) For Sturgis Rally, garage space for motorcycles MAY be available @ $10/night/bike.


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Gorgeous Cabin in the Woods, Near Black Hills Attractions
average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews

Stunning scenery in the heart of the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Our stay exceeded all of our expectations! Carol and Lin are incredibly nice and hospitable. The cabIn is clean, exceptionally maintained, and comfortable. The washer/dryer came in handy and we didn’t have to go out to eat for a single meal with the spacious kitchen. We traveled with our dog and Carol offered to take her out for potty breaks; clearly a dog loving family! This is also a great central spot for many of the attractions.

Anyone staying here should explore the property and the surrounding Black Hills. The town of Nemo is also a cute place to check out. We drove by some of the other VRBOs on our way to this cabin and I’m so, so happy we stayed HERE! The stars are stunning and you’re not right off the main road, so it’s super quiet. All of us slept like babies, including the dog.... who snored most nights from being tuckered out. We hope to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks were so friendly. We loved that they took full benefit from each day and packed in a lot. We love the Black Hills so much, and are always tickled when folks really dig in to all there is to do and see out here. It's great for us that we can provide folks--especially families like this-- a quiet and "fully loaded" base of operations to explore this beautiful area. This family and their sweet dog are so welcome back!
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We can't imagine how anyone could give a negative review on this home! It was everything and more! Beautiful setting, gracious hosts and very comfortable... even for our dog. Lovely kitchen and well equipped. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were the kindest folks, and their sweet old dog would be welcome along with them, any time!
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Great getaway with access to wonderful sites.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are incredible. We felt like it was a home away from home. It was our first time to South Dakota and the owners were "dead on" with their recommendations for places to see and area restaurants. Highly Recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Needless to say, these folks would be welcome back. And we offer discounts to retiring guests. Thanks folks!
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Views were great.

  • 3 of 5

Views were great . We were disappointed in the fact that it was advertised as a 2 bedroom 2 bath when it is really a 1 & 1/2 bath. The unit was spacious and the kitchen and living room was nice although the living room furniture should be updated and replace. The blinds needed to be fixed or replaced as they did not work. The lighting in the bathrooms was poor. The 1/2 bath had no mirror or place to place articles. Asking guests to do major cleaning was a bit much. It was nice but needs some renovation to update.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry these folks were somewhat dissatisfied. Some of their suggested replacements are planned for next season. However, they somehow misunderstood the cleaning request. Our Welcome Letter says LIGHT cleaning, to avoid a cleaning fee. And it reiterates 'light'. We are surprised at their view of the bathroom lighting--it seems bright to us. And a quick review of our VRBO site would have clarified for them that it has 1.5 baths.
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Best Vacation cabin in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Carol and Lin's cabin was nothing short of perfect. In addition to the serene setting, its location was central to our activities. Carol's recommendations were ideal, as was her gracious and pleasant welcoming. We wish we could have stayed longer, and perhaps will next time we visit this wonderful part of America. This was A plus to us.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were lovely, lively, fun, communicative guests as well. We'd so love to have them back.
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Sturgis Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great place, awesome accommodating owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carol Hayse
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Carol Hayse

I am a retired child psychotherapist. Graduated with an MSW from University of Iowa while the earth was cooling! I lived and practiced n Chicago for 40 years. Co-owner Linda Boyle is a singer-songwriter and retired Special Education teacher. With encouragement and time permitting, she will provide you with an evening sing-along around the fire pit.

Carol Hayse purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Carol Hayse chose Nemo

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 could not wait to retire and get back for good.

What makes this cabin unique

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!


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Nemo or Deadwood
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nemo Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Nemo Guest Ranch
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Shady Grove is located on Nemo Road and Vanocker Canyon roads, beloved of Black Hills visitors.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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