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Beautiful Large Forest Cabin 1.5 Miles North of Custer/13 Acre

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The meadow of Elk Valley

The meadow of Elk Valley The house from the horse corral land behind the house Living room Kitchen Front view Guest bedroom downstairs w/bathroom The Loft upstairs--tremendous scenic view Elk Valley Rd down to Hwy 89 (Sylvan Lake Road0

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Last updated: 04/08/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Custer cabin description

My property is called Elk Valley because it is located on a secluded ridge 100 yards from the Black Hills National Forest. I have a small valley or meadow where Elk, Deer and Wild Turkey live. The Elk come in from the National Forest and water at my pond about 75 yards behind my large 3500 sq ft "cabin." A private service road connects the house and land to Elk Valley Road, which is right off of SD Hwy 89 or "Sylvan Lake Road" a historic Hwy that continues up to Sylvan Lake Lodge, Crazy Horse Monument and Mount Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore is 20 minutes from Elk Valley, Crazy Horse monument is only 5 minutes away. Elk Valley is a magnificent place, secluded yet minutes away from Custer and easy to locate. Mornings are especially beautiful at this unique place which has a spiritual quality.

Keywords: secluded large cabin on 13 acres next to national forest w/horse corral, has small pond, beautiful meadow

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 9-15

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Garage
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • forest surrounds cabin, lovely meadow 75 yds. below house, great camping, horse corral, abuts the national forest; beautifully furnished, has steam shower; great place to mountain bike...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Video Library

              Communications

                  • Computer Available

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View
                      • Monument View

                      Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Spelunking
                      • Hunting
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Skiing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Elk Valley Cabin in the Black Hills

                        Elk Valley Cabin in the Black Hills

                        • Guest Acejas (Nebraska)
                        • Date of stay 08/31/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/10/13
                        This Elk Valley cabin nestled in the woods located adjacent to Custer State Park is better than we expected. The house was clean, current and well appointed, the sleeping accommodations were plentiful as well as comfortable. Moreover the surrounding scenery, tree's and wildlife were simply superb. This home is wonderful, very close to all the Black Hills attractions, especially Custer State Park. There is plenty of room for a number of families, and room enough to get away from them if desired for some peaceful quality time easily sleeps 15 people. TV's with VHS and DVD players were available for entertainment, with all TV's connected to Direct TV systems. The game room was a hit with the kids with both Foosball and Ping ball game tables. Mobile Smartphone service is also capable using mobile services from area antennae's. Simply put, this rental is an ideal location for anyone with a large family or multiple families looking for a clean. comfortable, quiet and upscale property to rent and enjoy the natural and beauty of the Black Hills area at a very reasonable cost. It was a bargain as compared to staying in a hotel. We plan to rent this vacation property again. One word of advice...book your reservation early!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • Black Hills Trip

                        Black Hills Trip

                        • Guest Happy Traveler (minnesota)
                        • Date of stay 07/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/21/13
                        This home was beautiful and convenient to all the Black Hills attractions. Every time we drove down the driveway, we saw deer. A very safe place for children to run around outside. We had very hot weather and Sylvan Lake is only 4 miles away. Thanks to this house and the amenities, we had a dream come true family vacation:) We would go back in a minute! In fact, we have given this VRBO information to 4 families for next summer;;;;;;;;;;;

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • Wonderful!

                        Wonderful!

                        • Guest J F.
                        • Date of stay 07/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/19/13
                        The house is wonderful-one of our best VRBO experiences. Very clean, well appointed house. We had 6 adults & 4 kids - everyone was comfortable and had plenty of space. House was ready to go & had basic pantry stocked - a bonus! Convenient to Custer and all the area has to offer. The house is beautifully decorated & current. Wildlife was in the area morning & evening. I would definitely recommend this house to larger groups.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • Sturgis Rally 2012

                        Sturgis Rally 2012

                        • Guest Rich (Simi Valley, CA)
                        • Date of stay 08/04/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/21/12
                        Tim's "cabin" was a great place to stay! Clean, well appointed...all you can ask for. The pics dont do it justice. We will be back!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Even better the second time!

                        Even better the second time!

                        • Guest Kristi (Rapid City, SD)
                        • Date of stay 12/28/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/23/12
                        We had stayed at Tim's home last year for a holiday get-together and enjoyed it so much that everyone agreed they wanted to go back again this year. We were not disappointed. Tim made the arrangements so simple for us, and we were wanting for nothing in the way of amenities. Tim's home is truly beautiful and the surroundings are peaceful and relaxing. There was plenty of room for three families, and the kids had a great time playing up in the loft. We highly recommend this home. Thank you, Tim, for the wonderful, stress-free accommodations!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Fabulous vacation house!

                        Fabulous vacation house!

                        • Guest Julie (Minnesota)
                        • Date of stay 04/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/29/12
                        We had a wonderful time over spring break in this home. Tons of space, comfortable furniture, well- appointed kitchen, lots of outdoor space for the kids to explore. It was a pleasure to get away from it all and get unplugged. We highly recommend this home.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                      • I didn't want to leave!!!

                        I didn't want to leave!!!

                        • Guest Big Daddy (Sioux Falls, SD USA)
                        • Date of stay 03/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/23/12
                        My visit to Elk Valley was amazing. The secluded feeling and beautiful property made me feel like I was really on a vacation. I spent hours wandering the Black Hills National Forest which is adjacent to Elk Valley. I must have seen 40 deer in the course of 3 days! Not to mention the Wild turkeys! Great deck view of the meadow was a perfect setting to have my coffee and the fire pit with log seating was an amazing place for a night cap! Beautiful house & land and was fully furnished to boot. I will be going back!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

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                      • House in the Hills

                        House in the Hills

                        • Guest Dorothy (Byron, Minnesota USA)
                        • Date of stay 09/26/11
                        • Review Submitted 10/20/11
                        Nine of us had a wonderful stay at your property in Custer and the Black Hills The accomodations were lovely and comfortable. The property was quite accessable, althoiugh seemed remote when in the house. I loved seeing the deer came out of the forest in the evenings. The forest provided a nice setting for a really nice house. We visited Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument, Fort Hayes Chuch Wagon dinner and show, Mammoth Site in Hot Springs and Big Thunder Gold Mine. dn. ..

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Wow!

                        Wow!

                        • Guest SC (Sioux Center, IA)
                        • Date of stay 06/09/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/19/11
                        We rented this property from Tim in early June of 2011. Two families of 5 each shared this wonderful home. Literally minutes from all the attractions, and absolutely gorgeous. Each morning the deer would be up next to the house grazing, and the kids would go crazy. Excellent amenities for making your own meals, and the home is beautiful. We enjoyed our days doing the touristy stuff, and the nights around the campfire making smores dirty diapers (toasted marshmallows with Hersheys chocolate stuffed inside!). Tim was very accessible, and communicated with us about any details we were curious about. This retreat comes highly recommended. 5 Stars. Hope to return someday.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children.

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                      • Perfect for family vacation

                        Perfect for family vacation

                        • Guest NE fans (Lincoln, NE)
                        • Date of stay 06/26/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/24/11
                        Our family of six stayed in this beautiful property for our vacation to the Black Hills in June 2011. The home is lovely, spacious, and comfortable. We were impressed the moment we walked in. It was so enjoyable to have all that room and all those bathrooms, along with the full kitchen and dining room, several televisions, and a laundry room. The ping pong table in the basement got a lot of use. It felt like we were in a luxury hotel, but it also felt like home. The property is private and rustic yet close to Custer and all the surrounding attractions. We saw deer every day that we were there. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Tim (the owner) was great to work with . We would highly recommend this property for a family vacation.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                      Rates:
                      Beginning May 1st, 2013, the rate is $350 per night or $2350 per week;
                      My mailing address of 929 S. Marday Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57103 is
                      available if you prefer to send a check.  I will require a $300 damage
                      deposit for a week stay and $200 for weekends which shall be returned
                      within 5 days of departure unless a written explanation is made during
                      this time by Owner as to what damages are being charged.
                      During the school year months of October to May 1st,the rate is $250 per night.
                      

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                      Last updated: 04/08/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: I am 55 years old, semi-retired, two adult children. I graduated from O'Gorman HS in 1973, Univ. of Notre Dame in 1977, and USD School of Law in 1983; I love spending time in Custer, South Dakota at Elk Valley, it has a spiritual aspect to it that can only be experienced by going there.

                      Why the Owner Chose Custer:
                      It was built to be my retirement home where I can keep my horses. Custer County is the most beautiful county in the Black Hills--and that means maybe in South Dakota. It is a tourist town of 2,000 people that services the entire USA and still remaims small and where you want to move to and either retire or raise a family. Custer has 12 churches.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      It is near everything in the Black Hills; It is comfy, restful, and the land is as beautiful as it gets; I have an exercise room, a steam shower, foosball, pingpong, outdoor activities, just about anything you want to do-like camping or making a bonfire in the back yard.


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                      Photos

                      • The meadow of Elk Valley

                        The meadow of Elk Valley

                      • land behind the house

                        land behind the house

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Guest bedroom downstairs w/bathroom

                        Guest bedroom downstairs w/bathroom

                      • Elk Valley Rd down to Hwy 89 (Sylvan Lake Road0

                        Elk Valley Rd down to Hwy 89 (Sylvan Lake Road0

                      • The house from the horse corral

                        The house from the horse corral

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Front view

                        Front view

                      • The Loft upstairs--tremendous scenic view

                        The Loft upstairs--tremendous scenic view

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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                      5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

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