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(Pine Crest) Historic Camp Custer Log Cabins, Scenic, Peaceful Getaway!

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to historic Camp Custer Log Cabins!
(Pine Crest Cabin) is a 900 square foot peaceful, beautiful, historic log cabin. Great for up to 7 guest or a cozy romantic getaway!
(Pine Crest Cabin) and our other cabin (Sky View Cabin) 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 (Sky View Cabin) #361942 sleeps up to 13. Great for romantic getaways or in combination with (Pine Crest 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
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children must be well supervised at all times....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom



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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Is not required for this cabin. The elevation is 6000 feet and the cabin does not take direct sun. Temperatures do not get above the upper 70's in the cabin....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    may be available with notice...moreless

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

    May park across the road on forest service land...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. Verizon is the only carrier that works a the cabins...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Bring liquid laundry detergent for personal clothing....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    A donation for firewood is requested...moreless


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

    Fully equipped ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:




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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Bed Remaking / Laundry $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.5%


Rates are based on 2 Guests. There is an additional $25.00 charge for each up to 7. Our guest are responsible for any Damages that occur due to their stay at Camp Custer Log Cabins. The cabin needs to be left in the same unharmed/clean condition in which it was found. We will remake the beds finish laundry and minor cleanup.

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A one night deposit is required to reserve a cabin, we prefer a personal check to do this. If cancellation is necessary please do so 60 days prior to your arrival date a $50 fee applies. If not canceled 60 days prior to check in a one night deposit will be required. We can accept Visa or MasterCard a 3% does apply.

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Hill City
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 16
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Close to all the Black Hills Attractions


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Pine Crest

    Pine Crest

  • 3 twins

    3 twins

  • Pond across the road

    Pond across the road

  • Quick Map

    Quick Map

  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

  • Even the birds stay at Camp Custer!

    Even the birds stay at Camp Custer!

  • yard


  • Pine Crest Cabin is off to the right behind Sky View Cabin

    Pine Crest Cabin is off to the right behind Sky View Cabin

  • Queen Bed

    Queen Bed

  • Queen Bed

    Queen Bed

  • Painted by me

    Painted by me

  • Original CCC outhouse
(Next to Sky View Cabin)

    Original CCC outhouse (Next to Sky View Cabin)

  • Winter visitors

    Winter visitors

  • winter sky

    winter sky

  • Just visiting!

    Just visiting!

  • around the property (old hog barn)

    around the property (old hog barn)

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