Elegant, immaculate, new apartment 20 min. from Mt. Rushmore. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Queen bed in each bedroom. Extras can sleep on comfy 'shikibutons' (futons) on the floor. Beautiful view, nestled in the pine trees, very quiet area, just 1/8 mi. from highway (perfect for bikers!). Private driveway and entrance. A/C and heat, cozy wood stove, TV w/ DVD player, computer, Netflix and Wi-Fi. Pleasant covered patio with beautiful BBQ. 2 min. from health resort where gourmet vegetarian meals are served daily, (breakfast at 7:45 and dinner at 2:00, no evening meal). Fitness gym and massages are also available at an extra charge. Particular attention has been given to every detail. Amenities included are 'over the top'l! Personal attention to your every need. Please, no smoking anywhere on premises, and no pets. Bikers, plenty of protected parking (from rain and dust). Lots of hiking in the area.
- Apartment1200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bath, nestled in the pine trees. Convenient location to all sights.
Fred & Cheryl
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- within a few hours
- English, German, croatian
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jun 2018
About Fred & Cheryl
Fred was born and raised in Croatia, Cheryl, in Iowa. They met at a university in S. California, where they both graduated with degrees in violin performance. Later Fred chose dentistry and graduated with his DDS. Cheryl received her Master's Degree in violin performance from University of S. Calif in Los Angeles, and went on to perform and teach for 35 years. After practicing dentistry in Guam for 8 years and teaching on the faculty at his alma mater for 15 years, Fred (& Cheryl) chose to retire in the Black Hills of South Dakota, because of their wish to live in a quieter and more rural environment. They have never been disappointed with their decision, even though many of their family and friends wondered why they would ever want to 'move to South Dakota!!' As the years have passed, their family now understand why they were attracted to the Black Hills!! Fred and Cheryl designed a home with a vacation rental apartment, where they can host people from all over the world! They look forward to having you stay with them. They enjoy making their guests feel at home during their visit and they hope you will enjoy the Black Hills as much as they do!!
Fred & Cheryl purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Fred & Cheryl chose Hermosa
We chose this area for it beauty and tranquility, and yet its close proximity to small city life and to endless beautiful sights and scenic places to visit, which are still quite unspoiled from commercialism. It's a known fact that 'The Black Hills are the best kept secret in the Nation!'
What makes this Apartment unique
This lovely apartment is the entire downstairs of our new home, same floor plan, built in 2014. Mt. Rushmore is 20 min. from your door (Visible from our deck!) --- close enough for convenience, and yet far enough to avoid the tourism rush. At this quiet location, you would never know that there are over 3 million visitors that visit Mt. Rushmore each year!! There are great restaurants throughout the Black Hills, and of course, plenty of good shopping and never-ending sights to visit. We are centrally located - less than an hour to most popular attractions in the Black Hills.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was our first family visit to the Black Hills area so I had a lot of questions ahead of time! Cheryl was fantastic at being our travel guide beforehand! The home was sparkly clean with bread, fresh flowers and chocolates waiting for us! They even brought us a crock pot to use and fire wood for our fires. Fred and Cheryl was so great to us and our three kiddos, they didn't mind the noise that kids can create. They were very gracious with answering more questions for us as our stay continued. I cannot recommend this location enough! It is very centrally located to everything we wanted to do, so the daily drive time was minimal each day. It was very homey feeling! The RushMore Adventure park is just minutes away, we happened to be able to go on their last day of their season, and we were glad we did...minimal lines and just as much fun! There is also a fabulous pizza place Lintz Pizza just minutes away as well...they have AMAZING pizza and AMAZING Gluten Free pizza as well! Our family LOVED being in this area and we wish we would've had two more weeks! We will be back!! Thanks Fred and Cheryl for treating us like family!
Thank you for your gracious review! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
We love serving our guests and making them feel at home! That's OUR reward!!
And it's particularly gratifying to meet all the lovely families that come our way from all over the world.
We welcome you anytime!
Your hosts, Fred & Cheryl
Great apartment- great location
This place was perfect for our family of six. It was close to Mount Rushmore and other attractions.
Eventhough we book this stay in a very short notice , Fred & Cheryl , were able to assist us and help to accomodate for this stay. This was our first time in the area ,and our stay was very pleasent, it’s a beautiful home in a great location. It’s cozy and homey, everything about it is perfect. We enjoy very much our stay and will look forward to coming back.
We were pleased we could accommodate your family, even with short notice! And we look forward to your return.
Very comfy & cozy! The location was perfect. This apartment was very clean and up to date. They really go out of their way to make you feel at home.
Lovely place in a lovely setting!
The place was immaculate and very comfortable! The location was only minutes from Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse and close to major access roads. The apartment was in the some of the most beautiful country in South Dakota. The only downsides were that there was no dishwasher or washer and dryer.
Relaxing and Quiet
We had a great time here while we visited the sites of the Black Hills (and even a day trip to Devil's Tower in WY!). It was clean, comfortable, and relaxing. We enjoyed dinners on the back patio and plenty of family time in the living area. The kitchen had everything we needed to make meals for our family. They even had a highchair & pack n play-which helped us save room packing! The homeowners, Fred & Cheryl, were kind, welcoming, helpful, and very hospitable. We had full days seeing the sites and it was nice to come back to this comfortable home at the end of the day. We saw plenty of deer on our drives around the house and the house was quiet even during Sturgis week. It was a great vacation.
Your satisfaction is our reward! Thank you for choosing Red Ridge Apartment. We enjoyed your precious family!
Mt. Rushmore is sure to be one of the highlights of your Black Hills vacation. The monument is open year-around; the summer months feature a spectacular lighting ceremony nightly.
Crazy Horse monument is another famous monument dedicated to the rich Native American history that exists in this area.
If hiking is your passion, you'll want to hike Harney Peak, which is the highest mountain, traveling east, between the Rocky Mountains and the Swiss Alps!
Museums are numerous.
There are also many caves in the Hills which attract visitors from far and wide.
The famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (first week of August) draws thousands of bikers from all over the world.
Whatever your particular interests, there is something to satisfy every member of your party, whether it's hiking, boating, golfing, hunting, kayaking, swimming, caving, bicycling, rock climbing --- you may find it all in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Perhaps you would prefer just a quiet retreat from your hectic life. No problem! We're happy to say, the Black Hills enjoys a smaller population which allows visitors plenty of room to enjoy the sights and venues without overcrowding. One can usually find accommodations, even at the last minute (with maybe the exception of Sturgis Rally).
There are too numerous sights to mention each one, but when you arrive, we will supply you with plenty of information to help you plan your holiday in the Hills!