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Carol Hayse

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, spanish

Gorgeous Cabin in the Woods, Near Black Hills Attractions

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

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).

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Carol Hayse (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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 Black Hills

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!


based on 35 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Cabin in the Woods, Near Black Hills Attractions
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Location, Location, Location!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple was so delightful! We enjoyed interacting with them. They know bird calls (who knew?) . They are good travelers, as they hit all the best highways and byways in the broader Black Hills area. We'd love to have them come again.
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Thoroughly enjoyable cabin home in a very relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were great folks and we were so comfortable with their presence, sociability, and laughter. We hope there is a way for them to come back!
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Blue Island, IL, USA

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were such wonderful, interesting guests. They caught a LOT of fish all over the Hills, and appeared to be the types that find enjoyment in things big and small. We'd love to have them stay again.
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Chicago, Illinois USA

such a beautiful place to get away from the big city life

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rudy, Jose and the young men were a fun bunch--like having family here. We will be happy to welcome them back.
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White Bear Lake, MN

Shady Grove makes for an ideal vacation

  • 5 of 5

Having a family of seven with five very active kids, Shady Grove proved to be the perfect place for both relaxation and fun. The cabin is beautiful and spacious, clean and well-kept. The grounds were beautiful. We loved romping around on the grounds and surrounding area as well as playing bocce ball on the lawn (we brought our own, but there is croquet available). We also took advantage of the grill and fire pit.

The cabin is nestled well within the Black Hills, but is an easy drive to many of the most sought after sites (Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Custer Park, Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, Jewel Cave, etc.)

And last but certainly not least, Carol and Lin were amazing hostesses. They are so charming and sweet and very accommodating. They are also very knowledgeable of the surrounding area. They provided great directions as well as site seeing tips. I loved my daily chats with them.

This vacation was so amazing for our family. We created so many memories during our week-long stay, and we owe a lot of that to Shady Grove and Carol & Lin. I will always think of Shady Grove with very fond memories.


White Bear Lake, MN

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sturgis Rally Week
Aug 8 2016 - Aug 14 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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.
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Black Hills Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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. June 25- August 15. Pet walking or let-outs frequently provided. 2) By arrangement with owner one gourmet, entirely from scratch, meal with trimmings, provided to your party. Email owner for menus.

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