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“Charming cabin nestled in the Black Hills”
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Our historic log cabin was built by the CCCs in 1930s and moved to our property in Vanocker Canyon.
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Our historic log cabin was built by the CCCs in 1930s and moved to our property in Vanocker Canyon.
Spacious Living Room has open beam ceiling as well as a Queen Sofa Bed and Electric Log Fireplace. Kitchen is supplied with all cookware as well as coffeemaker, toaster, microwave & full-size fridge.
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Our historic log cabin was built by the CCCs in 1930s and moved to our property in Vanocker Canyon.
Spacious Living Room has open beam ceiling as well as a Queen Sofa Bed and Electric Log Fireplace.
Kitchen is supplied with all cookware as well as coffeemaker, toaster, microwave & full-size fridge.
Comfortable seating for 4-5 people in kitchen or there is also an outside picnic table and gas grill
New pillow-top Queen Bed in Bedroom, Dresser and Closet
Shower over full-size Bathtub and Well-lit Mirror
Stairway to the left leads to Loft area with 2 twin beds--children love the loft!
Arctic Cat chose our property for filming in this area in 2010
Children have plenty of room to play outside at our log cabin.
Our Log Cabin sits on 5 Private Acres with no other structures around--and not within a development.
Large Paved Driveway with private entrance, metal gate and fully fenced
Nearby Dalton Lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout every Spring and is a peaceful spot to go fishing.
Our property is bordered on two sides by Forest Service land for plenty of privacy.
Wolfgang has built many hiking trails in the Black Hills--he's at the '76 Trail in Spearfish Canyon.
A small creek meanders through the east end of the 15 acres where we live in Vanocker Canyon.
Charming One-Half Story Loft (4' high) is perfect for children--adults enjoy it as well.
Little Elk Canyon near Dalton Lake is a wonderful spot for a short hike.
Two new fishing piers at Dalton Lake nearby.  Lake is stocked with trout every spring.
Scenic, fully paved Vanocker Canyon is one of the most beautiful drives in the Black Hills.
Living room now has new flat-screen TV with many family channels on the satellite.
Spectacular Vanocker Canyon
Right before the Fall colors after the days of summer.
Wild turkeys roam frequently thru our 15-acre property.
Another view of living room in the cabin.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Nemo, South Dakota

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MNEuroLov...
Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Charming cabin nestled in the Black Hills”
Reviewed 12 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Little Elk Cabin, and were so glad to have this cozy place to come home to after sightseeing during the day! It is rustic, but clean and modern, and easily accommodated our party of 5.

There were very few bugs, thanks to a large population of bats in the area; we never did see a mosquito! The beds were comfortable and the kitchen/table, while small, was large enough to dine and play games at.

It is 18 miles outside of Rapid City on a scenic, winding road which is better traveled during the day vs. at night. Wolfgang and Kathleen recommended in their booking material that guests arrive by 7:00 PM for that reason. However, no problem: They came and turned on the porch and interior lights for us so it was very inviting when we arrived.

They had also warned us not to trust GPS directions, but we ignored that warning, unfortunately, and ended up taking the long way as a result. This was our fault, not theirs! But - it would have been helpful to have directions from Sturgis in addition to the directions from Rapid City, since the GPS had erroneously taken us quite a ways north, and we realized later that we spent extra miles backtracking all the way to Rapid City.

Wolfgang and Kathleen live just down the road, and are delightful people. We would stay there again in a heartbeat, but next time will bring a few extra towels, as we each were provided just one bath towel and had one hand towel.

Regarding the "Good" rating given for cleanliness of the bathroom, I want to clarify that what mattered most (tub, sink and toilet) were all spotlessly clean, but the beams and shelves were just not dusted really well, and one member of our party mentioned it.

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Liked best: Ambience; it was a fantastic cabin in a lovely setting!
Liked least: Several of our group members were tall, and the clearance between the kitchen and the living room is probably only 5'9
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Peaceful Black Hills Getaway”
Reviewed 20 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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The communication with owners was very good and the booking was easy, directions simple, instructions for check-in easy. The cabin was tucked away in the valley amongst the pines - very welcoming and when we opened the door we felt as if we had come home. Beautifully appointed, yet rustic enough to truly feel we were in the west experiencing the Blasck Hills to the fullest. The owners made sure we had everything we possibly needed and were very accomodating. We almost wished we had not planned so much sight-seeing so that we had a whole day just to "stay home" in the cabin!

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Liked best: History and decor of the cabin
Liked least: Lack of pillows on the bed (I like lots of pillows)
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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