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Kiddville Ranch. Site of Historical Gold Mining Camp. 7th Night Free

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) on 38 private acres!

PLEASE CONSIDER USING the "send e-mail" button which is below the big yellow "request to book" button, so you can communicate with me prior to giving your payment information!
Kiddville was a small gold mining camp in the days of the settlement of the Black Hills IN THE LATE 1800's!
It was then abandoned after the gold rush.
The vacation home originally was the two story miner's boarding house. The boarding house was then converted and re-modeled into a modest family home in the 1930's, and the property became a private, 38 acre, ranch/homestead.
And, again, in 2007 the home was updated with new plumbing, carpet, beds,...
The location is 9 miles NW of Custer.
Six of these miles is well maintained gravel.
For motorcycle guests, parking is available near the highway if guests have a car to then travel from there to the home.
The second floor of the Vacation Home hosts the three bedrooms and the full bath. The main floor consists of a living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry area, porch, and small sun room.
Two of the bedrooms have queen beds. The third bedroom has two twin beds.
The original homesteader/ranchers (my grandparents) from the 1930's lived in the house for 75 years till 2007!
The home is located on 38 privately owned acres; no other inhabited dwellings. Solitude for you!
This acreage is located in the heart of excellent National Forest deer/turkey/elk country. There are no other inhabited dwellings on the 38 acre property.
Ranch cattle may be found grazing on some of the (fenced) acreage. The five acre yard hosts no livestock.
Historic buildings yet on the property are a mine assay office, caretaker's house, a barn/corral, and cabin.

Keywords: Black Hills Vacation Home, Black Hills hunting cabin, Mt. Rushmore vacation home, Custer historical rental, Crazy horse vacation rental, Custer Vacation Home
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Large private yard with small creek...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets must be either restrained OR supervised at ALL times when outdoors. Leaving your pet in the porch or house without supervision is OK if guests feel there is little likelihood of damage. Guest is responsible for any damages. Sorry, no horses allowed. There is no pet fee. Guests are responsible for damages....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    OUTDOORS. Smoking is allowed outdoors...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Other (See Description): 1 queen

    Upon request, a queen air bed may be set up downstairs...moreless

  • Queen size Beds= (1) Master bedroom second floor, Queen Beds (1) Second bedroom second floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) Both twins are in third bedroom second floor. Upon request, a double thick queen air bed is provided in the area between the dining room and laundry area on main floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The bathroom is upstairs

Other Amenities

  • Many of the old buildings from the gold mining camp days and ranch days are yet on the property including the gold assay office and barn built in 1895! There is a small creek running through the yard. Many guests are visited by local wildlife in the morning/evening including deer/elk/turkeys. This is a secluded, quiet get-a-way after a day of touring that is enjoyed by children, pets, and adults alike! ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Located in the heart of the Black Hills...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate Dining area with large table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioning in two bedrooms. Window AC in living room. Elevation is over 6000 feet and generally cool....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    The small garage is open-doored. Interior is fully protected from weather. Area is private, safe, and on a dead end drive...moreless

  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    WiFi - no password needed and no nearby neighbors that share it....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets for each bed...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, table, 2 lounge chairs...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large private yard on a dead end driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large private yard. Covered parking for two vehicles- three sided...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and toll free calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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

    Stocked with the basics (salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup, mustard, some other condiments...), and with utensils, dinnerware, cookware, glasses, cups,coffee maker & grinder...and ice maker....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Gazebo:

    With Grill inside and picnic table in the yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Very small porch for kicking off shoes, or drying off pets....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


Unless a guest uses the "Request to Book" Button, it is $100 deposit to hold the reservation (refundable if cancel more than 60 days in advance). "Request to Book" button results in Payment in full at time of booking in addition to a HomeAway/VRBO fee. To provide just a deposit, use the "E-mail Owner" Button.

Pets are no charge. Guest is responsible for damages.

BIKE RALLY RATES: Same as standard rate

Free parking near the highway for the bikes. Guests may then drive their car/pickup up to the vacation home on the six miles of well maintained gravel road


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City Regional
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Access from large yard on to the Black HIlls National Forest. Great for hiking/exploring!

The home is located 8-9 miles NW of Custer, SD. Six miles of this is well maintained gravel.

During Bike Rally, there is parking near the highway if guests have a car to take to the home from there.

The home is a modest, clean, friendly ranch house, converted from an 1895 Boarding House in a gold mining camp. A small creek runs through the yard. Wildlife is often seen through the windows during dusk and sunup.

The home is very remote. There are no neighbors, no street lights, no sound of traffic. A great get away after a day of touring!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: This is a photo of my parents and your hosts, John and Kay. The vacation property was Kay's childhood home. We wish to share this fantastic location with its unique history with you! Thanks! Tricia

Why the Owner Chose Custer, SD, USA:
The homesteaders of the 1930's were my grandparents and the property is a treasured part of the family that we wish to keep. It is our hope that it will become one of your valued memories as well as you stay at an original Black Hills Gold Mining Camp and homestead. Though the house is completely modernized, it yet holds a peice of the past that is becoming difficult to find. The modest home is like 'visiting grandparents on the farm', as many of our guests say. It is a friendly, down to earth atmosphere. Each of the old buildings in the yard has a sign on the door telling what part it played in the old west.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is on a deadend driveway, so you will have no traffic passing through. The houseyard is adjacent to Public Black Hills Forest land, so you may hike and explore to your heart's content! Wildlife visits regularly (deer, turkeys, elk, squirrels, songbirds,...). And if you have not experienced the clean smell of pine trees or the sound of silence, or a view of the stars without street lights, you are in for a treat! *A yard light is available if you like too! The location is at 6000 feet altitude in the protected southern Hills, so the weather is the best you will find in these parts! There are two window AC's upstairs, and one in the living room. Generally, though, the home is quite pleasant with just a breeze through an open window!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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  • The home

    The home

  • Master bedroom (queen)

    Master bedroom (queen)

  • Living Room/TV Room

    Living Room/TV Room

  • Abandoned cabin on the property

    Abandoned cabin on the property

  • Two Twin Beds Room

    Two Twin Beds Room

  • Entrance to the property

    Entrance to the property

  • The original barn

    The original barn

  • Row of old buildings from the mining camp and ranch days

    Row of old buildings from the mining camp and ranch days

  • 1895 gold assay office

    1895 gold assay office

  • West View with gazebo and abandoned cabin

    West View with gazebo and abandoned cabin

  • Kitchen


  • dining room/sun room

    dining room/sun room

  • Double Bed Room

    Double Bed Room

  • Small dam on the property. Creek runs through the front yard!

    Small dam on the property. Creek runs through the front yard!

  • This used to be the Caretaker's home during the gold camp days. Abandoned now.

    This used to be the Caretaker's home during the gold camp days. Abandoned now.

  • Front yard near gazebo and BBQ

    Front yard near gazebo and BBQ

  • Hillside across from home

    Hillside across from home

  • 1895 barn

    1895 barn

VRBO #187754

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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