Shady Grove Cabin

Sleeping Accommodations: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Bedding Information: 1 king, 1 double, 1 single, 1 queen sleeper

Shady Grove Cottage is a cabin with two units, located in the Black Hills near Nemo, SD, and about 25 miles from Rapid City.
The upper unit is called Red Tail Hawk cottage, and is available for rental year around, while the lower unit is available when the owners are not in residence, and during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Red Tail Hawk has two bedrooms and two baths. With a lodge-like feel, it has 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 running nearby, tall pines and aspen, and a million night-time stars. Within five miles are: a lake, hiking trails, fishing, mountain bike trails, hunting opportunities, snow mobile trails, horseback riding, and a tall peak for a breathtaking view of Black Hills sunsets.
It is centrally located among all Black Hills attractions, including Mt. Rushmore, historic Deadwood (Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok were real people!), Custer State Park (wildlife, lakes, and mountain climbing), the town of Sturgis, home of one of the nation's largest motorcycle rallies, and Rapid City.
In summer, the owners may be in residence downstairs, so you may be invited to a bar-b-que or sing-along, as one of the owners is an acoustic musician who performs in the Rapid City area. They will also give you the low-down on the back trails, secret beautiful spots, restaurants, and other information that local folks know.
All amenities are provided, including a living room/great room area, fully equipped kitchen, diswasher, clothes washer and dryer, towels and bed linens, satellite TV, and internet access. Red Tail Hawk comformtably sleeps 6 on a king bed, double bed, single bed, and queen sleeper. The lower unit has identical amenities, except beds are king, queen, and queen sleeper. Guests may choose to clean themselves, or elect to leave cleaning to us. If so, a surcharge of $125. will apply.
Special rates may be offered to educators or persons renting both units at once. Check for discounts.
  • Air Conditioned
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Barbecue-Gas
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Heated
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Incl
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • No Smoking

Appliances:

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Answering Machine
  • Blender
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Player
  • Espresso Maker
  • Freezer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer

Activities:

  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding

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May 25, 2009 Carolyn Eagle River, AK
Shady Grove is a beautiful getaway. The on-line pictures do not do it justice. From tiled floors, gorgeous wood doors and details, well-appointed kitchen w/high-end utensils and appliances, lovely views from the decks, and open floor plan, this place is great for a quiet retreat or family gatherings. Excellent location--off the beaten path but close to conveniences, tourist sites, and hiking/biking trails. We will definitely stay here again!
September 15, 2008 Doug Schneider St. Louis
We stayed at Shady Grove during Sturgis Motorcycle Week 2007. We were utterly delighted with the place. Lots of light indoors, two decks outdoors, every electrical appliance you can think of in the kitchen. Plus a washer and a dryer. The owners were friendly, but not obtrusive; and they welcomed our dogs.

We felt so lucky that we got to stay at such a wonderful place. Did not notice any odor in the water. And we did not feel that doing a clean-up before we left the place was onerous. Whenever we hear of someone heading to South Dakota, we always recommend Shady Grove to them.

August 6, 2008 Becky Rollag, MN
We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Shady Grove. The gravel road was easily traveled by our motorcycles and we did much traveling in the area. Centrally located to Sturgis, Deadwood, and other attractions, it was easy to get around. The kitchen had ample appliances/utensils and the grill was great to cook with. The location is beautiful, nestled in the hills with a pasture, babbling brook, and a unique yard. We even got to hear a bull elk snorting in the darkness just outside the cabin door. We didn't notice any problem with the water either, but it may be the difference between "city water" and "well water". Us having well water at home, we didn't notice anything different. The cleaning wasn't burdensome at all. With concerns that we may have been too noisy of tenants for the owners, they were very gracious hosts and helped make for a very relaxing stay. We enjoyed looking through the local memorabilia left for reading and especially enjoyed the surprise left for us. Thank you Carol and Lin for a great stay.
July 31, 2008 Diane Shady Grove Cottage
We just returned from our trip to the beautiful Black Hills. We enjoyed our stay at Shady Grove which was right in the hills and surrounded by pine trees. The cottage was very nice and very well equipped. Lin and Carol are great hosts who have the gift of making you feel welcome and comfortable. We were a little concerned about our privacy with the owners below but it wasn't a problem at all. We did get to enjoy a sing-a-long which was great fun but we didn't feel pressured to participate in any way.

We were concerned about a previous review concerning the cleaning being extensive but the expectations weren't unreasonable. We vacuumed, took the bedding off the beds, and cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms. We also wondered about the water smell, based on the previous review. There is a sulfer odor when the hot water is on but it wasn't that predominate of a smell and we didn't notice it when the cold and hot were on together.

We would recommend this rental to anyone.
July 29, 2008 Dennis Chicago, IL
Shady Grove is a great hub to base all your adventures in western South Dakota. Dead center in the middle of everything interesting, the property is excellent, the amenities first rate, and the hosts extremely awesome folks.

We loved the espresso machine every morning, and afternoon, etc, and being so close to everything yet a nice distance from tourists. The family and I will be back as soon as we can. A year later I still regard our time at Shady Grove as one of my most relaxing vacations ever.

Highly recommended! We tell our friends all the time to get out there and enjoy South Dakota from the comfort of Shady Grove.
July 28, 2008 Rick St. Louis, MO
The ten (yes 10!) of us had no complaints. The great rooms were absolutely perfect for keeping everyone together and entertained. If you're looking to "get away from it all" this is your place. You won't even THINK about trying to work while you're on vacation ! Next time (and there will be MANY next times) we're going to listen to Carol and book longer !
July 26, 2008 Carolyn Boise, Idaho
What a wonderful place for a family vacation! Shady Grove and Red Tail Hawk are gorgeous beyond our expectations. Our only regret is that we didn't stay long enough. Everything we needed or could have wanted was there and Carol and Lin are wonderful. We sure hope to come back for a longer stay.
July 26, 2008 Cris Warzyn Payette, Idaho
Our extended family stayed in both parts of Shady Grove. What fabulous "cabins". They had everything we needed and more. It was a short and pretty drive to Mt. Rushmore from there. Everyone agreed it felt like home! Our experience with the owners was great!
June 27, 2008 Judith Bothern Lincoln, NE
STayed June 18 - 22 2008. Spectacular cabin with ample sleeping and large, pleasant living, kitchen area and two decks. Be prepared to do all the cleaining including polishing fixtures, scrub floors, polish furniture and appliances. Bring your own water as the water stinks to the point of making us gag (owner says water is pure with sulphur smell - AFTER we could not use it for the entire stay). Pure or not, it stinks.

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Peak Season 5/1/2009 10/30/2009 $210.00 $1,470.00 - 3
Other 8/8/2010 8/15/2010 - $2,000.00 - -

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Flat rate of $2,000 each unit during Rally Week (6-7 days), with a refundable damage deposit/cleaning fee of $500. A discount may apply if both units are rented by your party. A surcharge of $15/person, per night, will apply to parties over 6. Check also regarding educator discounts.
Payment Options:
Visa, MasterCard, Personal Check
Deposits:
Deposit: To confirm your reservation, we require a payment of half your stay. Additional half is required upon arrival. Security deposit is refundable if unit is left in the in the condition in which it was found.
Cleaning Fee: $125.00
Cancellations and Refunds: Full refund with 90 days notice of cancellation. If cancelled later, a substantial fee will be charged. Reservations may be rescheduled with a full transfer of the deposit, pending availability.
Other Fees: Cleaning fee is optional. Guests may choose to clean themselves with no surcharge. $500 refundable cleaning/damage deposit.
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 10:00AM
Required Stay: 3 nights
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).

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