|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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 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 four-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 (January- March), we only accept longer-term rentals (1week or more).
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
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.
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!
We have been coming to the Black Hills for years to enjoy the annual motorcycle rally. Past years we have went the camp ground route with variations of tents, campers, and RVs. This is the first year we wanted to join the civilized world and get out of the dirt. We lucked out when we found Shady Grove!
We rented the two-bedroom/two-bathroom downstairs unit. One bedroom had a king bed; the other bedroom had a twin and two single beds. The unit had a living room with a queen sleeper sofa, a roomy dining area, and a large private deck. The kitchen had every possible thing you would need sans food. Items provided in the unit included all towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, fuel for the gas grill, and cooking spices. The cabin could not have been more turn key.
Carol kept us abreast of weather warnings so we could put our bikes in the garage and Lefty never failed to keep us company as we grilled our dinner out at night!
The Black Hills Motorcycle Rally does not change much from year to year, what changes are the people you meet and the places you live. Carol, Lin and Lefty ensured this was our best rally by allowing us to stay with them at Shady Grove.
I do not see a future trip to the Black Hills not including a stay at Shady Grove!
We were so fortunate to have selected the Shady Grove Cottage for our first visit to the Black Hills. The location was ideal for our many day trips. Shady Grove is a beautiful property and located in the most peaceful area. Deer in the front and back yards each day and so many birds. The owners, Carol and Lin, were fantastic and provided us with lots of very good information on additional places to visit.
The cottage is fully stocked so if you wanted to pick up some groceries and cook your meals there, you could. Full-size washer/dryer in the unit which is great so you don't have to pack as many clothes if you are flying. There is both a front and back deck for you to enjoy the mornings/evenings. Also, very clean and nicely decorated.
We had a busy schedule planned for our trip and we accomplished everything on our list. We visited Mount Rushmore (twice), Crazy Horse, Mammoth Site, Custer State Park, Lake Pactola, Wind Cave, Needles Highway (twice), Iron Mountain Road Scenic Highway (pigtails & tunnels), Sylvan Lake, Hot Springs, The Badlands (really good), Wall Drugstore, Spearfish Canyon, Deadwood, Lead, Sturgis and even a trip just over the border into Wyoming to see Devil's Tower (well worth the drive), Savoy Falls, Bear Butte State Park, Vanocker Canyon Scenic Highway, Hill City (rode the 1880 train), Keystone, wine tasting at Prairie Berry and Naked Winery. My husband even got his golf fix at the 18-hole course in Hot Springs (Southern Hills) - rental clubs and all - as this was supposed to be a nature type trip without golf!
We generally had our breakfast at the cottage before we left and packed supplies for a picnic lunch or just a snack. There was a small cooler available for us to use which was great! We had lunch one day at the Bay Leaf Café in Spearfish and it was good. Just check with Carol and she will give you suggestions for places to eat.
Again, we really appreciated the hospitality provided by Carol and Lin and the use of their beautiful home. On a scale of 1-10, our vacation was definitely a 10! I cannot stop telling everyone back in our small town in Florida how great the place was and that we highly recommend it.
This cabin home provided a clean and comfortable place for us and another couple to enjoy our stay in the Black Hills. Carol and Lin were very gracious hosts, and we appreciated their frequent, nearly daily visits, allowing us multiple opportunities to get excellent recommendations for meals, souvenir shopping and daily excursions. We took full advantage of the gas grill, eating most of our evening meals at the cabin, and enjoying the deck facing the lovely hills, viewing the deer grazing there every evening, and even spotting a hawks nest with a baby hawk in one of the trees.
Shady Grove proved to be a convenient, centrally-located spot for our excursions to Spearfish Canyon, Deadwood, Needles highway, Mt. Rushmore, Custer state park, the Badlands and Devil's Tower. We were able to complete our daily excursions by mid to late afternoon, getting back in time for a nice leisurely grilled dinner and a relaxing evening on the deck.
Thanks, Carol and Lin for your wonderful hospitality!
Wow! Everything about this cabin home is just perfect. Perfectly and fully appointed. Meticulously clean, and the hosts are welcoming and gracious. The night sky is amazing. The songbirds are charming. The deer visit almost on cue for evening cocktail entertainment. Easy to access, yet secluded and quiet. Close and easy access to all the Black Hills attractions. Lovely nearby trails for walking and riding. Outdoor deck and fire pit area. We will return!
Shady Grove provided a central vantage point for exploring the Black Hills. Cozy, comfortable with all the amenities we needed, the cabin was a restful retreat between travels in the hills. Our hosts provided an itinerary and restaurant recommendations as well as very clear directions. We also enjoyed meals in the cabin and pleasant walks in the area.
We took day trips to Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Pactola Lake, Hill City, Spearfish, Lead, and Deadwood. It was always a pleasure to return to the cabin at the end of the day. Thanks for a memorable vacation.
Taking a group of 6 teenage boys and 2 adult men on an adventure away from the city and without their parents, a right of passage experience as well as a cultural exchange experience here in the Black Hills at Shady Grove. This place is Zen. Peaceful, relaxing, spacious and accommodating with an abundance of sites, activities and attractions. Our hosts were awesome and incredibly helpful with pointing out to us where to go and how to get there. Beautiful wildlife interaction and scenery. Our boys want to come back, we all want to come back. Next summer we WILL come back and hopefully our boys will plant a seed in the heads of their friends and we come back with some new faces. Horseback riding, swimming in the mountain lakes, the historic towns, the scenic views of nature, Crazy Horse Mountain, Deadwood, Archery, just to name a few of the things we did. Thank you very much for such a memorable stay, a memory that will last a life time.
Shady Grove is located on Nemo Road and Vanocker Canyon roads, beloved of Black Hills visitors.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.