Kiddville Ranch. Site of Historical Gold Mining Camp. 7th Night Free(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) on 38 private acres!
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.
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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. Pet fee is $5/night...moreless
- Smoking Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bathroom is upstairs
- 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
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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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 "Book It" Button, it is $100 deposit to hold the reservation (refundable if cancel more than 60 days in advance). "Book It" results in Payment in full at time of booking in addition to a HomeAway fee. To provide just a deposit, use the "E-mail Owner" Button.
Pets are $5each/night
BIKE RALLY RATES: 2 guests is $165/night; $20 per night per additional guest
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
CLOSED NOVEMBER - APRIL
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
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!
- Primary: 605 673-4873 This is John and Kay Baumann's number.
- Secondary: 307 359-9398 This is John and Kay's cell.
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Master bedroom (queen)
Living Room/TV Room
Abandoned cabin on the property
Two Twin Beds Room
Entrance to the property
The original barn
Row of old buildings from the mining camp and ranch days
1895 gold assay office
West View with gazebo and abandoned cabin
dining room/sun room
Double Bed Room
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.
Front yard near gazebo and BBQ
Hillside across from home
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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