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The Osprey House

United States / South Dakota / Nemo

The Osprey at Freebird Ranch is an amazing and unique home that offers three spacious bedrooms with king sized beds and private baths.
2100 Sqft Vacation Home
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
No booking fees
60-day refund policy
Mountain view
All real beds!
Right on Nemo Road!
Walk to the restaurant, ATV rental, mercantile, and more!
Fast mesh Wifi!
No long winding gravel driveway!
Full kitchen!
Alexa and 4 Streaming TVs!
Pool Table and Foosball!
Exercise equipment!

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Book Direct

Pricing, registration, and booking with Houfy

No Booking Fees!

Minimum stay based on season... 2 to 5 nights
This home is pet free


"The pictures do not do this place justice. Beautiful home inside and out with gorgeous views. Nice and quiet. Wildlife sightings daily. Amazingly clean. Comfortable beds. Wonderful heated pool." –Laurie

The Osprey poolhouse is a 2000sqft home at the pool! All real king beds in large luxurious bedrooms - no bunks or foldouts! Stay right in Nemo on Nemo Rd - walk to the restaurant, ATV rentals, and mercantile! No long winding gravel roads - direct access to Rapid, Sturgis, Deadwood, Hill City! Relax in the 40' heated salt-water swimming pool! Also fast mesh WiFi, 4 TVs stream Netflix, Amazon Video, Music and more!

Shared with our other guests are the rec-room and swimming pool (seasonal, approximately June through September). This is a luxury residence set in the Black Hills small town called Nemo in a beautiful valley that is bordered by the Black Hills National Forest. It is all new construction with blown-in insulation and double drywall to ensure quiet comfort for our guests.

The Osprey is decorated with mid century modern finds, both new and vintage. Each bedroom has a king sized comfy bed, stereo, and a television with Roku and DVD player. The home has a fully setup kitchen and a living room area also with TV/DVD/Roku and an Alexa stereo.

Each house at Freebird Ranch has it's own 60Mbs DSL with fast Mesh WiFi and all 4 TVs have Roku streaming of Netflix, Amazon Video, Music and more.

The Osprey is a home at the pool. You have private and total access to the residence. The swimming pool is available to all our guests 10am to 8pm (opens approximately June through September). The separate, but attached, shared spaces include the rec-room, swimming pool and it's bath/changing room. Also in the rec-room is a pool-table, foosball, and exercise equipment and are for all Freebird Ranch guests (10am to 8pm). Also for all to enjoy is the walking path along Box Elder creek.

We live in a property adjacent to this property, so we are close by if you need us.

Nemo is centrally located in the Black Hills with easy access to the cities of Deadwood, Rapid City, Sturgis, Spearfish, and Hill City to name a few. Also in the area are many popular destinations such as Mount Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, The Badlands, The Needles, Caves, Spearfish Canyon, Reptile Gardens, Bear Country, Beautiful Lakes, and Terry Peak. More attractions, activities, and links at our website.

The property is bordered by the Black Hills National Forest and a year round creek that is the perfect habitat for wildlife, including beautiful brookies!

We look forward to you vacationing here in Nemo.


Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Parking Included
Gas Grill
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker (drip w/filters&coffee)
Cooking Utensils
Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Game Room
Pool Table
Mesh WiFi with 60mb Internet
Smart TV
Laptop Friendly Workspace
Stereo Alexa DVD
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Ceiling Fans
Air Conditioning
No Pets
No Indoor Smoking or Vaping


The salt water pool was very relaxing, with a beautiful view of the hills.

Aug 2021
We really enjoyed staying at the Osprey house. Everything was clean and we were impressed with how much was stocked - plenty of towels, shower/bathroom essentials, dishes and cookware, etc. We packed a lot of things that we didn't end up needing because Bruce and Traci really thought of just about everything that a guest may need. Beds and pillows were comfortable and it was lovely that there was a bathroom attached to each bedroom, plus a half bath near the entryway. There are 2 washers and 2 dryers in the laundry room, along with detergent and dryer sheets. The rec room was super fun with a pool table, foosball table, and several games. It also has exercise equipment and a sauna. There are towels and other pool essentials stocked in the rec room. The salt water pool was very relaxing, with a beautiful view of the hills. We sat on the pool deck one night and saw some shooting stars! One of the many things that sets this place apart from hotels and other rentals was the easy check-in and check-out process. Traci and Bruce will give you a door code, and it's as simple as just entering the house with the code. There was a folder available with all the information you may need during your stay, including contact info for Bruce. At check-out, just lock up and drive away. I would 100% recommend the Osprey house, and if Bruce and Traci's other rentals are even half as good (and it sounds like they are wonderful as well), I would recommend those too.

Check this place out

Jun 2021
If you ever plan to visit the Mount Rushmore area or just want to get away in a nice quiet and nature rich environment, check this place out. Traci and Bruce have built something beautiful and we hope they can continue to rent it out for many years to come. The pool is a unique feature that you will not find anywhere within an hours drive. Clearly a lot of thought was put into what people could ever need in the rental. I can't imagine anything that wasn't available. Overall a great A++ rental.

A hidden gem

Apr 2021
This place is definitely a hidden gem. The town of Nemo is tiny but adorable - winding roads, log cabins, beautiful trials throughout the hills, easy access to local attractions (Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, Deadwood, Sturgis, the Black Hills), and peaceful. Aside from the location, the house itself is comfortable to stay in and aesthetically beautiful. The house is modern and updated (with cool features like Alexa, electric fireplaces, TVs with RoKU) with gorgeous danish mid-century furniture. It is equipped with all of the supplies you'd need for a stay of any duration; plenty of extra blankets, plenty of dishes and cooking supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, washer/dryer with detergent etc., an outdoor grill, and plenty of towels. The view is stunning and looks out onto fields of horses. When we stayed we were working remotely and the wifi gave us no issues and because I believe it is located right near a cell phone tower, we had great reception the entire time (we have ATT & Verizon). The house is on a compound with other properties, one of which has a beautiful outdoor pool, and an adjacent rec room with a vintage pool table, foosball table, fridge and lounge area, and sauna! This would be a great place to get away for all ages. Highly recommend.

Gorgeous views

Sep 2020
The pictures do not do this place justice. Beautiful home inside and out with gorgeous views. Nice and quiet. Wildlife sightings daily. Amazingly clean. Comfortable beds. Wonderful heated pool. Traci and Bruce are excellent with communication. Highly recommend!

Fantastic place

Aug 2020
Fantastic place - unlike anything else in the Hills. Nemo is a great small town with everything you need and so conveniently located Bruce and Traci are amazing hosts - with great tips and ideas All the homes are great - thoughtful touches throughout. Couldn't have been better and can't recommend more highly.

Stayed Poolside

July 2019
Sweet place, nice asset to your property

Check In/Out

5PM self check-in, no early arrivals.
10AM self check-out, no late departures.


The minimum age to rent a property is 25 years. Rental Agreement can be read and acknowledged before booking. Only registered guests allowed access to property and amenities. No parties or events with outside guests. No smoking or vaping in home, rec-room, or around pool. Smoking and vaping only allowed outdoors. This one home is 'pet free', so no pets (sorry).


We accept most standard credit cards via Stripe.
100% refund if cancelled 60 days before check-in date.

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