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(Sky View) Camp Custer Log Cabins Historic, Scenic, Peaceful Getaway!

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to historic Camp Custer Log Cabins!
(Sky View) is a 1,860 square foot peaceful, beautiful, historic log cabin. Large enough for groups up to 13, yet cozy enough for smaller ones!
(Sky View) and our other cabin (Pine Crest) were built in the 1930's by the CCC's (Civilian Conservation Corps) They were the Army Officer's quarters of Camp Custer. One may walk across the road and see the foundations of the buildings that were once part of Camp Custer. In all of South Dakota these two ponderosa pine Log Cabins are the only officer’s quarters that remain of the CCC Camp. One of the Cabins (Pine Crest Cabin) in which you will be staying is in the National Register of Historic Sites. The other (Sky View Cabin) is not registered due to a recent addition to the cabin. If you are looking forward to a peaceful relaxing vacation this is the place for you, away from all the hustle and bustle of town. Our Black Hills Cabins/ Vacation Home rentals are Located 7 miles NW of the town of Custer SD, 5 miles W of Crazy Horse Monument and 15 miles from Mt Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota. We are privately owned on 5 beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota acres. Just across the road on forest service land is a pond that adults as well as children really enjoy!
ALSO CHECK OUT (Pine Crest Cabin) #361985 sleeps up to 7. Great for romantic getaways or in combination with (Sky View Cabin) for larger gatherings!

The following was very eloquently, beautifully and truthfully written by one of our guest at Camp Custer Log Cabins!

Make your vacation mean more than a motel and listening to stranger’s voices in the night! Make it an affordable home away from home, watching eagles soar, savoring peaceful surroundings and so much more!

Imagine adding historic value to your vacation while sleeping in the same cabins once occupied by brave soldiers! What an honor to sit at the same table Colonel Lattimore fashioned with his hands! Imagine waking up to the whistling meadow larks, relishing spectacular sunrises, roaming deer, and other magnificent creatures! The same serenity the soldiers encompassed in the midst of turmoil can now bring peace and order to your busy life! There’s more!

Imagine the hoot of a barn owl and coyote’s distant calls causing you to duck beneath the covers! Snug and warm; you’re drawn to an orange glow on the wooden deck. It’s the harvest moon rising, above the dark hills, in all its glory! Throwing a robe and slippers on, you rush outside to enjoy the rest of the velvet sky, now dazzling with stars! The quiet whoosh of wind, blowing through the spice scented pines trees, sends slight chills down your back. You begin to wonder what beauty remains untapped in the winter season! Loading logs into the fire pit, family and friends join you around the campfire. Coffee, cocoa, snacks, story telling and laughter soon follow. Longing to soak the soothing aura in by yourself, you sit back and smile. These moments are truly meant to be shared. There’s more!

With an ample amount of money still left in your pocket, your car is packed and ready to go, but you’re not. Behind you surely feels like home, a place you’ve found great rest. Ahead is an adventure through the hills. With mixed emotions, you turn to take another look. Spring would surely burst with vibrant wild flowers flowing in the field and up to the rustic log cabins! The baby bird’s chirping would bring smiles to your morning, along with chipmunks rushing up and down the trees! What about the summer? Volleyball, sing-a-longs, relaxing with a good book, legs stretched out, perhaps with no one around. The fall is an absolutely gorgeous array of colors from the ground to the sky! And winter? Building snowmen and snowball fights would revive your youth! How stunning the glitter of the pristine snow in the moonlight would be, equally matched with a passionate night in front of the fireplace!
Treasured moments and lasting memories; it’s a taste of heaven on earth! Yes, you agree, it’s a place to call home away from home! Are we there yet?
-Annie Hudson, Copyright 2015

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are to be well supervised at all times...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    One bedroom on the ground floor can be accessed and also the kitchen, living room, dining area....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside is ok...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor/indoor games



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Pond across the road on forest servive land...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Can seat 8 around the table, open floor with living room. May use TV trays....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    3 air conditioners ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    advance request needed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds will be made up and ready for you!...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    3 possibly 4 vehicles can park in Sky Views Parking area. Additional parking across the road on forest service land...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    additional parking across the road on forest service land...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. Verizon is the only carrier that works for cell phone coverage...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please bring liquid detergent for your personal use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    includes 2 picnic tables and porch swing...moreless



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from 6 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Based on 5 Guest
Apr 15 - Oct 15, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Bed Remaking/laundry $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 5.5%


We ask that you leave our home in the same unharmed/clean condition you find it in. If any damages occur due to your stay, you are responsible to pay for them. We will remake the beds, finish laundry and take care of minor cleaning details.

We ask for Half of the total amount at the time of reserving. The remainder will be due when you arrive. We prefer down payment be made with a Personal Check . If using a credit card a 3% charge may apply.

A 60 day cancellation notice is required to be refunded the deposit, minus a $50 fee.

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Hill City 1880 Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Terry Peak

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

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Speaks: english

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  • Sky View Cabin

    Sky View Cabin

  • Beautiful surroundings

    Beautiful surroundings

  • Fully equip kitchen

    Fully equip kitchen

  • Full Bath next to Duck room

    Full Bath next to Duck room

  • 3 twins (lion room)

    3 twins (lion room)

  • Full Bath

    Full Bath

  • Upstairs Double extra long Bed

    Upstairs Double extra long Bed

  • Upstairs 1/2 Bath

    Upstairs 1/2 Bath

  • Winter splendor!

    Winter splendor!

  • Old Hog Barn

    Old Hog Barn

  • Sky View and Pine Crest Cabins

    Sky View and Pine Crest Cabins

  • Off the front deck at Sky View Cabin

    Off the front deck at Sky View Cabin

  • Queen Bed (Duck Room)

    Queen Bed (Duck Room)

  • Queen bed Western Room

    Queen bed Western Room

  • Double bed

    Double bed

  • Upstairs Queen Bed

    Upstairs Queen Bed

  • Partial wall between the 2 upstairs beds

    Partial wall between the 2 upstairs beds

  • Winter getaway!

    Winter getaway!

  • Original CCC outhouse

    Original CCC outhouse

VRBO #361942

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Custer #361942

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