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Doug & Denise Miller, Owners.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Black Hills Cottage at Reausaw Lake

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


January, 2016

Prospective Guests:

We want to “thank you” for accessing our VRBO listing and for considering booking the Cottage at Reausaw Lake (i.e. the Cottage). During your search for Black Hills accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

We are the owners and, also, the property managers of the Cottage. In this capacity, we are able to give our guests individual attention. Our priority is to offer a vacation rental that is comfortable, cozy, clean and complete, at a competitive rate. Additionally, we continually strive to make Cottage improvements, such as a recent patio expansion and a partial kitchen remodel, to better accommodate our guests.

The value a business offers can quite often be measured by repeat customers. During 2015, we booked eight (8), repeat customers for a total of fifty-nine (59) nights! It makes us proud, and we are humbled, to know that our past guests have had such a positive, Cottage experience. (NOTE: For 2015, our total bookings equaled one-hundred, twenty-five (125) nights. So, almost 50% of our business came from repeat customers.)

We, again, “thank you” for considering the Cottage and we look forward to serving you.

PS. And, for you repeat customers, we "thank you" for your business AND your friendship!

Doug & Denise Miller


April, 2016

IMPORTANT: We believe our guests should get the best VALUE for their vacation dollars. This means the BEST in accommodations for the BEST available price! Therefore, we offer you the following: You may be aware that VRBO started charging a Service Fee of 4% to 10%, starting February 1, 2016. For the Cottage, this Service Fee has been averaging approximately $75.00/booking. This Fee is charged to YOU, the guest, when you book online, primarily through the "Book it Now" option. If you decide to book with us and want to avoid this Service Fee, WE are willing to do some extra work, if YOU are willing to do some extra work. We can book the Cottage by using an electronic process with you mailing us payment in the form of a personal check, Cashier's check, etc. If you elect to go this route, please give us a call at 605-578-1102. NOTE: There is nothing "wrong" with avoiding the VRBO Service Fee, OR we would not offer you this alternative. We presently pay VRBO a $400.00 annual fee, for the Cottage posting on their Web site. The Service Fee is only charged if you, the guest, elect to utilize the convenience, etc. of using VRBO's additional booking option....the use of a credit card and the "Book it Now" feature.



Private, quiet and chocked full of diversity!! Enjoy outdoor activities in a poisonous-snake-and-wood-tick-free environment! Enjoy all types of bird and wildlife viewing, including turkey, deer and elk. This rental offers a magnificent location for the outdoor enthusiast, yet, is centrally located for easy access to all Black Hills attractions. Rapid City is 30 miles, Deadwood is 15 miles and Sturgis is 25 miles. Essentially all Black Hills attractions are located within a one-hour drive. Located on 80-privately-owned acres, the Cottage offers convenient access to the Black Hills National Forest…..a one-million-acre, public playground for your outdoor enjoyment! (Did we mention that the Cottage's location offers no rattlesnakes and no ticks?!! Yes, way!)

Explore the diversity of the Black Hills from your backyard!! Summertime activities include all types of recreational activities…..mountain biking via the 111-mile Centennial Trail (eight miles from the Cottage), “easy” bicycling / hiking for all ages and abilities via the 109-mile Mickelson Trail (eleven miles from the Cottage), four-wheeling via the extensive Black Hills road system and, of course, hiking, camping and fishing. Would you like to fish? We will supply the fishing equipment! The Black Hills has an extensive lake and stream system, however, Reausaw Lake is only 100 yards away. This small lake is owned by the South Dakota Game & Fish Department and stocked with trout for excellent catching success….especially enjoyable for the young angler! Or, our adult, fly-fishing guests can supply their own fly-fishing gear and have access to a private pond with hungry trout (catch and release, please)!

Wintertime activities are endless! Downhill skiing and snowboarding are thirty minutes away at the Terry Peak and Mystic Miner at Deer Mountain ski areas. Most of the Black Hills is open to off-road snowmobiling, or access to 350-miles of groomed trails is a ten-minute drive away. How about a family sledding outing? Sleds and a toboggan are available for onsite use. Further, let’s not forget that the Black Hills is excellent for snowshoeing and cross country skiing activities.

AND, most importantly, the owners of the Cottage, Doug & Denise Miller, will do everything they can to make your stay completely enjoyable! The Miller residence is located ¼ mile from the Cottage. This close proximity allows the Millers to personally meet their guests and to be readily accessible should guests need individual and immediate attention. The Millers believe in customer service and will do all they can to make your stay an enjoyable one.

The Millers are looking forward to meeting you!

PS. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. However, when contacting us via phone, first, please call our home phone (605-578-1102) and, if no answer, leave a message. Then, call our cell phone (605-920-0287). Also, if no answer, leave a message. This will assure we get back to you in a timely manner. THANK YOU for your extra effort here!

NOTE: For larger groups, please be aware that the Cottage only has one (1) shower / tub.

FYI: The Cottage at Reausaw Lake is licensed as a Vacation Home with the State of South Dakota. License number 60350. The Health Department of the State of South Dakota is required to inspect the Cottage on an annual basis. For both 2014 and 2015, the Cottage received 100% scores of compliance from the Department of Health.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Doug & Denise Miller, Owners. (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 63 traveler reviews

Black Hills Cottage at Reausaw Lake
average rating of 4.968254 based on 63 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at the cottage was ideal. The house was clean (immaculate, actually) and as-advertised. Doug and Denise went out of their way to make sure we felt comfortable and welcome. We can't wait to go back.

(P.S. My wife wants me to leave a poor review to increase the likelihood that the Cottage will be available the next time we head to the Black Hills. Obviously, she loved the place, too.)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we expected and much more! The cottage was very clean, the beds comfortable, and the kitchen had everything needed for cooking meals. My grandchildren especially enjoyed sitting out by the firepit and having smores. The owners Dog and Denise came over to meet us and make sure everything was fine. The location is great, easy to get to 385 and then elsewhere in the Hills. We intend to stay here again on our next trip to the Black Hills.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay and enjoy the hills

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned back to Brookings after having spent 5 nights at the Cottage. We had a fantastic time and everything we needed and more. Plenty of cooking utensils and a super place for a fire and a wonderful grill for outside cooking. The only thing that would have been great was another shower, but we knew that there was only the one, so we adapted our schedule for that. The Cottage is so clean and well kept and I hope that we will get a chance for a revisit. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going back to the Cottage for four years now for turkey hunting. The house is perfect for 6-8 guy. Has everything needed from kitchen supplies to a garage that works great to keep all our hunting gear. Doug and Denise are great people and will do anything that you may need! A future visit will be in store for our group, as the stay at the Cottage can not get much better!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace & Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Our group had the pleasure of experiencing life at the Cottage last week...the perfect place to rest, relax, and enjoy the Hills! It was everything we expected and much more...clean, spacious, and very peaceful! When Doug and Denise equipped the Cottage, they thought of everything. It had all that we would ever want or need! Evenings at the fire pit were surely our favorite!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Dakota Awesomeness

  • 5 of 5

Hands down the Cottage was one of the best places my family and I have stayed. It was accommodating and comfortable. Doug and Denise were great and really made us feel welcome. We will certainly be back and will refer friends and family to the Cottage. We highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nemo Road
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Tery Peak, Mystic Miner
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Aug 6 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Aug 7 2016 - Aug 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Aug 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.5%

1) Rates are subject to change and booking is not guaranteed until first payment is received.
2) Rates are based on the total number of guests, children included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Black Hills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Cottage only has one (1) tub/shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , The master bedroom has a 1/2 bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has one queen bed, a Simmons ultra plush.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom: 1/2 bath w/ queen, memory-foam mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Bedroom 3: In loft, above garage, has two (2) double beds.
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 are both located on the main level with each having a queen bed. Bedroom 3 is located in the loft, above the garage and has two (2) double beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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