House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) on 38 private acres!
About Patricia Baumann
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
Patricia Baumann purchased this House in 2007
Why Patricia Baumann chose Custer
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.
What makes this House unique
The houseyard is adjacent to Public Black Hills Forest land, and surrounded by our own private ranch acreage, 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 units in bedrooms upstairs. Generally, though, the home is quite pleasant with just a breeze through an open window!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very clean and the location is great, peaceful, and lovely.
Everything was just as described. Peaceful and perfect. What a great, unique experience!
Just beautiful! We had a wonderful time thank you so much to the owners! We will be back!
Everything was just perfect our dogs had a great time!! The house had everything set up, again thank you Tricia and kay🥰
Our time at Kiddville Ranch was the most relaxing vacation ever!
The Kiddville Ranch house was very homey and comfortable with more than enough room for my husband, me and our mid-sized dog. The beds were very comfortable, the appliances available worked great and the decor just fit the feeling of the place.
Even the tap water tasted good! There was WIFI and TV available, but because we wanted to "unplug" from the world, we spent most of our time exploring the grounds and buildings and hiking through the property and beyond. A history of the house was available to read which really added to the experience. The location is great, we could easily visit Crazy Horse, Custer Park and the other attractions in the Black Hills.
But I think the best part of our stay was the sounds to be heard each day. In the mornings and evenings,we listened to the trumpeting of elk in the distance, the chirping of so many different birds and the breezes that blew through the birch trees that almost sound like delicate wind chimes. We even heard an owl at night. It was truly magical. We didn't want to leave, it was such a great place to relax.
Great and quiet home
We enjoyed our stay very much. House is secluded and quiet. Very peaceful area. Owners were great and very welcoming and helpful.
Satisfying in every way
The Kiddville Vacation home was ideal for my wife, our dog and me during our 3-night stay. The house was as inviting as a home should be, and its location is ideally suited for anyone seeking a "peaceful getaway" experience, yet conveniently located to major attractions, i.e., Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse memorials and local towns (Custer, Keystone & Hill City) and Custer State Park. But regarding the latter, we found that hiking opportunities are just as plentiful on the portion of the Black Hills land that lies adjacent to Kiddville. Just open the gate and start hiking! As for the house itself, we found it charming and comfortable, yet not lacking in modern conveniences. (The WiFi was incredibly strong!) Very impressive for a structure with such a rich and interesting history. Finally, our host, Kay Baumann, who lives nearby couldn't be sweeter, and she proactively met our every need. We are grateful for our stay at Kiddville...just wish it could have been longer.
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!