Fantastic, quiet location.
Reviewed: Mar 2022
Within 30-minutes to an hour of many tourist destinations and scenic drives. The house is spotless, inviting, comfortable and private. Charming horses frolicked in the pasture behind the house, which also featured a wide-open view of Nemo Mountain. The many windows facing the mountain beckoned the sun's big-sky-country brilliance and warmth. At night, the constellations seemed to be within an arm's reach. The host responded quickly to all inquiries and was extremely helpful in providing information about the area. This is a beautiful spot in a little town outside of Rapid City. The description and photos are right on the money.
AMAZING views and central to everything Black Hills
Reviewed: Dec 2021
Quiet, super cozy, warm, AMAZING views and central to everything Black
Hills. Stay close and enjoy long walks or a good book. Use as a base
camp to explore. Either way, this is an ideal home in the Black Hills.
On a side note, this might possibly be the BEST Airbnb I have ever
stay in for attention to detail, thoughtful touches, and quality.
A Real Treasure in Nemo, South Dakota!
Reviewed: Jun 2021
I booked this fabulous cottage (house) during the pandemic when my husband and I were searching for a great spot to celebrate our 40th anniversary! We wanted to explore some history, do some hiking, enjoy the outdoors, and find accommodations that had a great view but were fresh and modern. I didn't think I would find everything on my list, but we found it all in the Freebird Ranch property and Owl Cabin! It's tucked at the base of Nemo Mountain with a beautiful stream and horses grazing on the property. The best surprise is there's a saltwater pool and workout room steps away. The pool was amazing!
Bruce and Traci have thought of every amenity imaginable, and it's easy to see why people move to South Dakota! Freebird Ranch is well-situated between all the major historical sites like Mt. Rushmore (30 min.), Crazy Horse Memorial, Deadwood, the Badlands (that's about 1.5 hours away), Sturgis, Custer State Park, Wall Drugstore, Spearfish Canyon, Rapid City, and so much more. The view when you start your day or watch the sun set is perfection. We went to church across the street, rented ATVs across the street, and enjoyed several dinners at the Brandin Iron Restaurant (also across the street!). The chef/owner of the restaurant has a great menu with lots of beer choices and some really nice wine choices. The people are warm and friendly, and Bruce and Traci are a delight to talk with and have as hosts. We learned all about this great small town of about 340 people! If you want a quiet space to enjoy the great outdoors and enjoy a newer house with Scandinavian-style furnishings, book with Bruce and Traci soon!
We were blown away...
Reviewed: Jun 2021
We were blown away by how lovely the cabin is. Sparkling clean, terrific amenities, so comfortable. The hosts were responsive and attentive. The location is gorgeous. We hope to be back!
Reviewed: Nov 2020
The house and property were amazing. Location is very convenient to Black Hills activities. Definitely would stay again!
Modern Black Hills oasis
Reviewed on Nov 18 2020 for a stay in October 2020
Such a lovely property tucked in a secluded valley with easy access to all that the Black Hills has to offer. We were there with our 11 & 13 yr old daughters to escape the city during COVID and distance learning. The house was modern, the internet was fast, and to say it was well appointed would be an understatement. Our goal was to visit a Black Hills attraction or hike each day but loved our time back at the property and could have enjoyed just staying there the entire visit. Our hosts, Bruce and Traci, were great communicators and were always available on an as-needed basis. We look forward to return to this gem of a property.
Great place just below the bluff!
Reviewed on Oct 22 2020 for a stay in September 2020
This was a wonderful little house, we totally enjoyed it! The setting and location was fabulous and seeing the wildlife every night in the yard was a HUGE bonus. Had a few questions, but the owner answered them right way. Would definitely stay again. Thanks!!
Reviewed: Aug 2020
The views are spectacular! The house is great - very clean and well stocked. Bruce and Traci were exceptionally accommodating and super quick to respond to questions.
Excellent property, good location for ATV riding
Reviewed on Jul 20 2020 for a stay in July 2020
Very accommodating owners and very clean property with a fabulous view! Beautiful pool which my grandsons enjoyed! We rent properties all over and this is my favorite property.
Reviewed on Jul 08 2020 for a stay in July 2020
We had such a lovely time staying at The Owl house in Nemo. It was a perfect location. The property was impeccable and the house was so clean and comfortable. Surprisingly, the king bed was on of the most comfortable beds I've slept in. The huge patio, games and walk-way's through the field were the best part. We definitely plan on coming back at some point.
Reviewed on Aug 01 2020 for a stay in July 2020
We enjoyed our stay at the Owl house. It had everything we needed. It has a great location to visit all of the Black hills attractions. The owners were very helpful and friendly. With the pool and ATV rentals right across the road, it had everything we needed to have a good time with our teenage boys.
Incredible place! Breathtaking views!
Reviewed on Jun 22 2020 for a stay in June 2020
Loved everything about this place! On Nemo mountain, unreal views and an awesome swinging pool with clubhouse! The place is all brand new and has WiFi/Alexa built throughout the property. Such a beautiful place for our whole family and kids. Plenty of room and all of the accommodations. Will definitely be staying there again with our 3 boys!! Loved the stay overall.
Beautiful and serene place to stay
Reviewed on Jun 01 2020 for a stay in May 2020
We really enjoyed our stay at the Owl house, wanted to take a break from covid. I am glad that we picked this beautiful and impeccable house. I really appreciate Traci and Bruce for keeping the property super clean. Great hosts
Reviewed: Oct 2019
Great place; great communication; great hosts! New, clean place & any supplies/items/utensils you could need have already been supplied.
Reviewed: Sep 2019
Traci and Bruce have a beautiful home to share. We loved the mid-century modern dcor and the whole house was spotless! The kitchen and baths were very well stocked and bedding was comfortable. The new covered deck is a great addition. Our son uses a wheelchair and was able to navigate easily throughout the home. Really enjoyed our time at The Owl House.
Reviewed: Sep 2019
Beautiful setting with large windows that let in tons of sunshine. The new deck is super comfy and protects you from the elements. Plus the cabinets are stocked with just about anything you need/forgot.
Well appointed, clean and airy
Reviewed: Aug 2019
Well appointed, clean and airy. Loved the covered deck with the fire pit. The location was perfect for exploring the Black Hills. Very quiet, and the pool was a bonus!
Reviewed: Aug 2019
Traci and Bruce are amazing hosts who go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful experience. They are so thoughtful with all the extra touches inside that really makes it feel like your home away from home. Easy to communicate with and talk to, Super friendly. They really go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience and the location is perfect for us. Cant ask for a more beautiful view of the bluff. Will definitely stay here again on our next vacation.
Comfort of home
Reviewed: Aug 2019
If you're looking for a place to stay that has the comfort of home, but the amenities of a hotel, this is your place. It is located not far from many main attractions, but has a private pool for The Owl guests to enjoy during downtime. What isn't included in the description is an amazing back porch, you can sip your morning coffee on or watch the sunset on the Black Hills. Everything about this place exceeded our expectations.
Beautiful place to stay.
Reviewed on Aug 14 2019 for a stay in August 2019
Traci and Bruce were great.Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Owl house.
Owl is a beautiful property!
Reviewed on Jul 15 2019 for a stay in July 2019
Everything was fabulous! Location was great, property was well taken care of & very clean. Traci was very kind & welcoming. Loved everything about it.
Reviewed on Jul 23 2019 for a stay in July 2019
Perfect spot for exploring the region and spending time with family. Traci was a wonderful host and would stay here again!
Black Hills paradise
Reviewed on Jul 29 2019 for a stay in July 2019
This is an awesome place to stay. The view to wake up to every morning was beautiful. You are not far from the places you want to visit but far enough to get away and just relax for a day if you want. If you are a dirt bike rider like my husband the trails are right there. My daughter enjoys horseback riding and that is also right down the road. Something for everyone! We had a wonderful time!
The nicest rental
Reviewed: Jun 2019
The house was great. Really cute and very well stocked. Probably the nicest rental home weve ever stayed in.
Comfortable, Luxurious, and Stress-Free
Reviewed: Jun 2019
This is by far, one of the best vacation rentals we have stayed at over the last five years. The house was exceptionally clean and well-organized. Traci has thought of every possible detail to make your stay pleasant. Not only is the house spotless, but the attention to design and decor is fabulous as well (something similar to Dwell Magazine). From the well-organized medicine cabinets (stocked with extra toiletries), to the extra towels and linens, and the boxed milk in the fridge - our stay was comfortable, luxurious, and stress-free. The location, although remote, was a perfect location for exploring the Mount Rushmore area, as well as The Badlands.
We loved it
Reviewed: Jun 2019
This is a great place to stay. We loved it and are wanting to come back. Tracis home looks exactly like the picture nestled in unbelievably beautiful surrounding. She provided everything she could think of. It was so thoughtful setup. Then the little town Nemo was amazing! This small town had everything you need for a peaceful getaway. This home was conveniently located to all these wonderful places in Nemo. There was construction going on, however it wasnt a nuisance at all. We have special children and a service dog and found everybody to be understanding, polite and welcoming. We love it, Thanks for helping make our vacation wonderful!
Reviewed on Jul 08 2019 for a stay in June 2019
Great place. Clean and so much to do.
Paradise in the hills
Reviewed on Jun 27 2019 for a stay in June 2019
The Owl exceeded our expectations. Gorgeous views. Traci & Bruce are the most gracious hosts. The cabin was impeccable and beautiful. A true slice of heaven in the Black Hills! We will definitely be back!
Reviewed: Sep 2018
What an amazing place! The location is convenient to everything and had the privacy and views we were hoping for! Plus, you get to stay in such a chic mid century mod space. The place was so clean it felt like we were the first guests to stay after it was built. Traci left us a bottle of wine and brought us fresh veggies from the garden. Check in was a breeze and communication was timely and not excessive. There is a music speaker (Alexa). There is a propane fire pit out back. Didnt get to try the infrared sauna. Lots of deer! Check out the maze hike near Steamboat recreation area.
Beautiful with mid century touches
Reviewed: Sep 2018
This place was beautiful with the mid century mod touches. The two bathrooms were perfect for our two families and my kids really enjoyed the bunk beds! Having laundry facilities was a plus and Traci did a great job making sure there were plenty of amenities for any need that might arise. We had fun watching the deer in the lawn each night and found this to be the perfect spot for two families to have private bedrooms yet a communal family room to congregate. It was also a great base camp for many of the attractions in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Owl and would love to visit again!
Reviewed: Aug 2018
The house was perfect! Very clean and stocked with everything we needed with a lot of extras. Amazing location and spectacular view. Outside area right outside the house and Traci brought us a fire pit to enjoy the cool nights. HIGHLY recommend this spot.
Reviewed on Sep 05 2018 for a stay in August 2018
We scheduled 6 nights, added a 7th and were given a free 8th. We would still be there if life were that easy. The owners were great. Quickly responded to our questions. You can tell they are totally engaged in making their clients happy. This is an amazing house in an amazing location in the Black Hills. So well-appointed. There is not a thing missing you may need. Bandaids, of course, tooth brush, shampoo, laundry detergent, rice steamer, crock pot, why not. It's ridiculous. It's all there.. The list is too long and all tucked away in this clutter free home. I will return next summer and will send all my friends (and their friends).. I just need to make sure I get my week! Nemo is my new favorite spot for quick access to the southern or northern hills. See you next year!
Reviewed on Aug 12 2018 for a stay in June 2018
Beautiful place to stay! Very clean and we had everything we needed. Traci and Bruce are great hosts!