The Laughin' Place is just that, a wonderful magical place for your family and friends to enjoy and discover. We're an excellent base from which to explore all that a Black Hills vacation has to offer. Our own 15 acres of hills and woods are full of amazing wonders, waiting for you to explore. Our pine/aspen forests and rocky outcroppings are teeming with wildlife large and small. We harbor deer almost all of the time and have frequent visits from elk and turkeys. Our favorites might be the bluebirds!
The Laughin' Place is a mile high, and is bordered and nearly surrounded by both the fabulous Custer State Park and the spectacular Black Hills National Forest. Both offer you easy access to hundreds and hundreds of acres of hiking, animal watching, and exploring.
Our cabin is a tri level home, very easy and comfortable. Much of it is finished in knotty pine with a soaring slate chimney. The kitchen is updated with hickory cabinets, side by side refrigerator and glass top range. We have all the conveniences you'd expect at home. The loft looks out over the living room below, and features a door leading to its own private outdoor deck. The lower level features an impressive slate wall, a wet bar and walks out on to our lush yard.
The main floor master bedroom has a king size TempurPedic bed. The loft has two twin beds and also a day bed with a trundle if you need it. The lower bedroom has a queen size bed and also a futon if desired. The lower level den has a full size pull out sofa.
Our expansive decks allow a person or two to relax with a quiet cup of coffee in the morning sun. Later on, you can watch the evening shadows fall reliving your day with friends and family around the propane fire table.
The Laughin' Place is ideally located for your Black Hills vacation plans. Custer State Park is literally a stone's throw. Custer City is quick trip by car or an easy bike ride, coming and going. Outdoor fun abounds in every direction. Biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, running and exploring.
From The Laughin' Place:
Mickelson Trail .8 mile
Stockade Lake 1 mile
Custer State Park west entrance 1.5 miles
Custer 4 miles
Crazy Horse Monument 9 miles
Poet's Table ???
Sylvan Lake/Needles Highway 10 miles
Wind Cave National Park 11 miles
Jewel Cave National Monument 17 miles
Hill City 18 miles
Mount Rushmore/Keystone 22 miles
Rapid City 42 miles
Badlands National Park 50 miles
Historic Deadwood 60 miles
Terry Peak Ski Area 65 miles
For our motorcycle guests, Lower French Creek Road is paved up until about half a mile from the driveway. It's a well marked and maintained county gravel road from that point. We do offer the use of our double garage for your motorcycles during the rally to keep your rides dry and shiny as can be.
The Laughin Place allows you to spend less of your precious family and vacation time driving and spend more family and vacation time doing the things that matter.