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Best of Both Worlds - Wilderness ~And~ Comforts

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, Loft with daybed + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Great Home on over seventeen scenic acres - very private!! Bordered by hundreds of acres of National Forest. This contemporary 'A' frame home has three bedrooms,(two king beds and one queen bed) two baths, a loft with a daybed/trundle, and a queen sofa bed. Two bunk beds with three twins and one full size bed are in the 'Bunkhouse' in another structure about 50 feet from the house. Very private views of trees, meadows and abundant wildlife.

Bring your horses for a ride through the wilderness and then let them rest in the fenced acreage with a two stall stable, tack room and large corral.

This property is secluded, yet only minutes from historic Custer, with great restaurants and unique shops. A short drive will take you to Custer State Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Monument, Mount Rushmore National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Needles Highway, Stockade Lake, Bismark Lake, Sylvan Lake, and Legion Lake. Only 30 miles to the south is Historic Hot Springs which has shopping, restaurants and 'Evans Plunge'- a large natural warm water indoor swimming pool that features several slides and an outdoor pool in the summer.

This home was built in 2002 and has it's own well and septic system. The Bedrooms are carpeted, the well equipped kitchen and baths are ceramic tile and the rest of the living area has beautiful hardwood floors. Regulation size horseshoe pits and wood burning fireplace added in 2013.

Call for more information.

Pets are possible upon prior approval with additional damage deposit.

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More Details

Tom & Sue Thelen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018


Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • See our rental agreement for other rules and requirements.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Located in a semi-private loft.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (2). Bunk beds are in the 'bunkhouse', a finished area in another building about 50 feet from the house and can sleep 5.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outside wood burning fire pit and regulation size horse shoe pit


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Best of Both Worlds - Wilderness ~And~ Comforts
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this cabin in October of 2016 for our first family vacation with our then one year-old son, and we had SUCH a great time! The amenities were all in working order, there was a ton of space for our son to run around and explore, and the cabin is located within a good driving distance of many SD sites (i.e. Mt Rushmore, the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, Jewel Cave, Custer State Park, plus more). Everything was clean and well kept. We could not have asked for a better dwelling!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayette, IA

Perfect South Dakota Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this home with our kids and grand kids. It was the perfect location. We brought out some riding horses to help explore the Black Hills National Forest right in the backyard as well as took the suggestions for the different sightseeing places. Price for this location was way reasonable and we plan to return again. Absolutely wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Platte City, MO

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with another couple and were so glad we did! The house is very close to Custer so we would take off each day and return at night ready to relax. We had all of the necessary amenities for a super reasonable price. This place would be perfect for a family reunion.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional South Dakota Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 nights in this beautiful home, using it as our base to explore The Black Hills and Badlands. The location is ideal. Just 8 miles from Custer, it's a quick trip into town. But after sightseeing all day it is wonderful to return to a beautiful, quiet location where you can just take in the sound of the wind through the pines, the sight of the wild deer and turkey, or the horses grazing in the pasture next door. There is a family a chipmunks living nearby and their antics are really cute to watch from any one of a variety of decks. The house itself has everything you need. If you want to explore the beautiful Black Hills (and you should!), and like to base your activities filled with quiet beauty, then this is the place for you. You won't regret staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Ideal for our extended family, and the kids loved the bunkhouse! Owners were great to work with. House was well stocked. Beds were super comfy. Porches were lovely for relaxing and star gazing. Great area for walks, bike rides, and four wheeling. So peaceful and quiet! And yet convenient to everything we wanted to see and do. No complaints, and we are hoping to return and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home in Custer, South Dakota

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time I have used VRBO to book a home for vacation and I would not hesitate to do it again based on my dealings with the owner of this wonderful home. The house was everything that we were promised it would be. The owners were super nice and available for any and all questions. This house is fully stocked with dishes, towels etc. All of the amenities of home! We very much enjoyed the outdoor fire pit and sat outside every single night. Not having cell service was the only down side but what the heck, who needs a cell phone while you are relaxing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The home is VERY private but still close to town, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park (where we saw HUNDREDS of buffalo and it was so awesome)! There were five people in our group which worked perfectly. One more would have been fine but any more than that and I think we would have liked a third bathroom :) Overall, it was a wonderful location, beautiful property/home! We will definitely be back to the Black Hills again some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Horse trails through miles of National Forest


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

All guests must sign our Rental Agreement at lease 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.