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Kiddville Ranch. Site of Historical Gold Mining Camp. 7th Night Free

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Last updated: 10/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Custer house description

Kiddville was a small gold mining camp in the days of the settlement of the Black Hills IN THE LATE 1800's!
It was then abandoned after the gold rush.
The vacation home originally was the two story miner's boarding house. The house was converted and re-modeled into a modest family home in the 1930's, and the property became a private, 38 acre, ranch/homestead.
And, again, in 2007 the home was updated with new plumbing, carpet, beds,...
The location is 9 miles NW of Custer.
Six of these miles is well maintained gravel.
Bike parking is available near the highway if guests have a car to travel from there to the home.
The second floor of the Vacation Home hosts the three bedrooms and the full bath. The main floor consists of a living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry area, porch, and small sun room.
The original homesteader/ranchers (my grandparents) from the 1930's lived in the house for 75 years till 2007!
The home is located on 38 privately owned acres; no other inhabited dwellings. Solitude for you!
This acreage is located in the heart of excellent National Forest deer/turkey/elk country. There are no other inhabited dwellings on the 38 acre property.
Ranch cattle may be found grazing on some of the (fenced) acreage. The five acre yard hosts no livestock.
Historic buildings yet on the property are a mine assay office, caretaker's house, a barn/corral, and cabin.

Keywords: Black Hills Vacation Home, Black Hills hunting cabin, Mt. Rushmore vacation home, Custer historical rental, Crazy horse vacation rental, Custer Vacation Home

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Large private yard with small creek...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets must be either restrained OR supervised at ALL times. Guest is responsible for any damages/complaints. Sorry, no horses. Pet fee is $5/night...moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                OUTDOORS. Smoking is allowed outdoors...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Other (See Description): 1 queen

                Upon request a queen air bed may be set up downstairs...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom second floor, Double Beds (1) Second bedroom second floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) Both twins are in third bedroom second floor. Upon request, a double thick queen air bed is provided in the area between the dining room and laundry area on main floor....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              Other Amenities

                  • Many of the old buildings from the gold mining camp days and ranch days are yet on the property including the gold assay office! There is a small creek running through the yard. Many guests are visited by local wildlife in the morning/evening including deer/elk/turkeys. This is a secluded, quiet get-a-way after a day of touring that is enjoyed by children, pets, and adults alike! ...moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish network...moreless

                  • Television


                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Located in the heart of the Black Hills...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing


                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Separate Dining area with large table...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Window air conditioning in two bedrooms. Window AC in living room. Elevation is over 6000 feet and generally cool....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking:

                        The garage is open-doored. Interior is fully protected from weather. Area is private, safe, and on a dead end drive...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Open garage to get out of the weather...moreless

                      • Heating:


                      • Internet:

                        WiFi through the land phone...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Two sets for each bed...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Sofa, table, 2 lounge chairs...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Large private yard on a dead end driveway....moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Large private yard. Covered parking for two vehicles- three sided...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Local calls only...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        Stocked with the basics (salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup,some condiments...), and with utensils, dinnerware, glasses, cups,coffee maker & grinder......moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:


                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        Very small porch for kicking off shoes, or drying off pets....moreless



                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 21 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak season, two people
                      May 16 - Oct 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pets are $5 per night ea $5 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 5.5%


                      $100 deposit to hold the reservation (refundable if cancel more than 60 days in advance)

                      Pets are $5/night

                      BIKE RALLY RATES: 2 guests is $165/night; 4 guests is $205/night; 6 guests is $295/night

                      Free parking near the highway for the bikes. Guests may then drive their car/pickup up to the vacation home on the six miles of well maintained gravel road

                      CLOSED OCTOBER 6 - MAY 15

                      Peak season is $145 for two people or $165 for 3-4 people.

                      Additional people are $15/night each

                      Pets are $5/night each.

                      See RALLY Rates below

                      We accept personal checks and PayPal and cash

                      $100 deposit to hold the reservation (refundable if cancel more than 60 days in advance

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                      Last updated: 10/14/2014
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                      55 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Rapid City Regional
                      11 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 16
                      9 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Necessary

                      Access from large yard on to the Black HIlls National Forest. Great for hiking/exploring!

                      The home is located 8-9 miles NW of Custer, SD. Six miles of this is well maintained gravel.

                      During Bike Rally, there is parking near the highway if guests have a car to take to the home from there.

                      The home is a modest, clean, friendly ranch house, converted from an 1895 Boarding House in a gold mining camp. A small creek runs through the yard. Wildlife is often seen through the windows during dusk and sunup.

                      The home is very remote. There are no neighbors, no street lights, no sound of traffic. A great get away after a day of touring!


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: This is a photo of my parents and your hosts, John and Kay. The vacation property was Kay's childhood home. We wish to share this fantastic location with its unique history with you! Thanks! Tricia

                      Why the Owner Chose Custer:
                      The homesteaders of the 1930's were my grandparents and the property is a treasured part of the family that we wish to keep. It is our hope that it will become one of your valued memories as well as you stay at an original Black Hills Gold Mining Camp and homestead. Though the house is completely modernized, it yet holds a peice of the past that is becoming difficult to find. The modest home is like 'visiting grandparents on the farm', as many of our guests say. It is a friendly, down to earth atmosphere. Each of the old buildings in the yard has a sign on the door telling what part it played in the old west.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The home is on a deadend driveway, so you will have no traffic passing through. The houseyard is adjacent to Public Black Hills Forest land, so you may hike and explore to your heart's content! Wildlife visits regularly (deer, turkeys, elk, squirrels, songbirds,...). And if you have not experienced the clean smell of pine trees or the sound of silence, or a view of the stars without street lights, you are in for a treat! The location is at 6000 feet altitude in the protected southern Hills, so the weather is the best you will find in these parts! There are two window AC's upstairs, and one in the living room. Generally, though, the home is quite pleasant with just a breeze through an open window!

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                      Speaks: english



                      • The home

                        The home

                      • Master bedroom (queen)

                        Master bedroom (queen)

                      • Living Room/TV Room

                        Living Room/TV Room

                      • Abandoned cabin on the property

                        Abandoned cabin on the property

                      • Two Twin Beds Room

                        Two Twin Beds Room

                      • Entrance to the property

                        Entrance to the property

                      • The original barn

                        The original barn

                      • West View with gazebo and abandoned cabin

                        West View with gazebo and abandoned cabin

                      • Kitchen


                      • dining room/sun room

                        dining room/sun room

                      • Double Bed Room

                        Double Bed Room

                      • Small dam on the property. Creek runs through the front yard!

                        Small dam on the property. Creek runs through the front yard!

                      • This used to be the Caretaker's home during the gold camp days. Abandoned now.

                        This used to be the Caretaker's home during the gold camp days. Abandoned now.

                      • Front yard near gazebo and BBQ

                        Front yard near gazebo and BBQ

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

                      $145 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 10/14/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
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