This historic log cabin was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corp when they were working in the Black Hills during the depression era. It has been completely renovated and restored by Wolfgang and Kathleen, who offer you a unique and memorable lodging experience during your visit to this beautiful area in Vanocker Canyon. We are located near the small quaint town of Nemo, halfway between Rapid City and Deadwood--central to all Black Hills attractions. This cabin sits on a five-acre parcel (fenced and gated) with no other structures around and it is not within a development.
Amenities include the following:
Flat screen TV with many satellite channels (no DVD); CD player
Fully furnished kitchen; ALL paper products and linens provided
Outside picnic table and gas barbecue grill; Smoking on Porch
Private phone in Cabin (need calling card for long distance)
Cell coverage at top of hill up the road, less than one mile away
Free Wi-Fi available inside the cabin as of May 2015
Air conditioned (for hotter days now due to climate change)
Baseboard heaters in every room
Queen Pillowtop Bed in Bedroom, Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room
Two twins in 4' high loft--children love staying up here! (Crib available)
Cabin works well for one couple of a family of 5--not large enough for 5 adults
Modern bathroom with shower over tub
Open Beam ceiling in Living Room w/ Electric Log Fireplace
Cabin sits on 5 acres and is fully fenced for your privacy
Washer/Dryer in cabin for your convenience when traveling
Fully paved asphalt driveway with metal entrance gate
Wolfgang has built many hiking trails, as well as 16 bridges in the Black Hills and can offer you suggestions with where to hike, cycle or fish. Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with trout every Spring and is a great spot to spend a few hours. Little Elk Canyon is also just down the road where you can enjoy a scenic walk any time of the day. Wonderland Cave is about 5 minutes away and is a beautiful crystal cave for the entire family to see. We have many brochures and guidebooks in the cabin to help you plan your day trips.
Our past guests have not only enjoyed the privacy here, but they have also been very happy with the location, as well as the reasonable rate. We have been in business for over 18 years and have been listed in the Insider's Guide since 1997. We operate under a lodging license through the State of South Dakota. Our cabin is within one hour of every major attraction (both north and south) in the Black Hills. Our central location and country atmosphere makes this cabin the perfect choice for your Black Hills vacation!
Our rates start at $155 (off season) to $175 per night for 2 adults, plus 5.5% tax, depending upon the time of year. For more than two guests, please see the chart below. There are no cleaning fees, insurance fees, booking fees or damage/security deposits. You pay the nightly rate plus tax.
Be sure to view our many pictures in this listing with more details in each caption. Also, please feel free to either e-mail or call...we are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you do not receive a response to your request within 2 hours, please call the phone number on our listing or check your spam folder. We answer every e-mail whether or not the dates are available. Thank you for your interest in our vacation rental and we hope to see you this year!TripAdvisor property ID 3649914...Read more
Little Elk Cabin in Scenic Vanocker Canyon Nemo, South Dakota
Additional Location Information
We are conveniently located within 30 minutes of both Rapid City or Deadwood. All major Black Hills attractions (north and south) are within an hour's drive or less. There is a large, paved, private driveway which offers plenty of room if you travel with an RV or a trailer.
Wonderland Cave, one of the prettiest crystal caves in the Black Hills, is right up the road from our cabin. Dalton Lake is close by, as well as Little Elk Canyon. You have a choice of relaxing places to visit nearby, and the quaint town of Nemo is 3 miles to the south of the cabin.
Property is gated and fenced for your privacy.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest airport: Rapid City Regional , 45 miles Car is essential
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Tax rate | 5.5% of rent | tax rate
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Rates begin at $175/night for 1-2 adults + 5.5% tax from May 1 thru September 30. October thru December rates are reduced.
$20/night for each additional adult
$15/night for each child
Discounts offered during Fall/Winter months.
No Cleaning fees, Insurance fees or Booking fees; No security/damage deposits.
During June, July and August, we have a 4-night minimum, unless we have 2-3 nights open between two bookings, which you are welcome to rent.
Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in September 2012 | MelReviewed Aug 8, 2013Stayed Sep 2012
We have been meaning to leave a review from our stay last fall - 2012. We are planning a trip to the Hills in the near future and my daughters (ages 10 & 13 yrs) requested that we return to the cute little cabin near Nemo. We are sad that it is not available but we know that someone will be enjoying their stay. We loved the coziness of this cabin - it was like living in a story book. The kitchen was small but had everything we needed. We enjoyed grilling and eating out on the picnic table. There are nice hiking trails in the area - many that Wolfgang recommended. We enjoyed playing games in the evening and the girls just loved the loft. What a magical place! Thanks Wolfgang & Kathleen!
Left on 07/22/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | KCReviewed Jul 22, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
My husband, our 19 yr old son, and I stayed at this cabin for 4 nights. When we travel, we prefer to stay out of the tourist areas in a place where we can enjoy God's nature. This cabin was perfect for that purpose. We took day trips and usually returned "home" in the evening to enjoy the cabin.
Window air conditioners & fans were provided, but we never used them as we were able to just leave the windows open & enjoy the fresh air. Every dish, pan, & appliance we needed was provided. The kitchen table & outdoor table were small, but were ok for the 3 of us. Bath soap is provided. When I was cleaning up, I noticed shampoo was also in the bathroom cupboard. A washer & dryer are provided for your use at $3/load, but we did not use them. The main bed was very comfortable. Our 19 year old slept on one of the twin mattresses in the loft, & he was ok with that. There is also a pull-out sofa/sleeper in the spacious main living area. The TV has plenty of stations, but you will not get cell phone reception or WiFi in the cottage. We drove just a couple miles up the road and could use our cell phones.
This cabin may be a little too far away from the "tourist areas" for someone wanting a place where they could stop off during the day, but it is perfect for someone wanting to take day trips and return in the evenings.
We had no problem getting to the cabin using Wolfgang and Kathleen's instructions, but we did arrive before dark. One evening we came home late from a different road, and since it is so dark & the roads are not always marked well, we ended up driving out of the way before realizing we missed our turn-off.
The cabin is fairly close to the road, but it is still private. The owners were very gracious and easy to work with. They have a nice book giving ideas for day trips. We already had our vacation planned, but took some of their advice on restaurants and hiking trails. All were great!
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