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Kiddville Ranch. Site of Historical Gold Mining Camp. 7th NIGHT FREE

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

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

More Details

Patricia Baumann
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

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!


Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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!


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Kiddville Ranch. Site of Historical Gold Mining Camp. 7th NIGHT FREE
average rating of 4.725 based on 40 reviews

Peaceful and private

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Quiet, private, comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

We met our friends from Billings, MT here on Labor Day weekend, and our stay could not have been nicer!

The property is filled with old, historic buildings from an 1890's mining camp and also from the 1930's ranching operation. The home is just like Grandma's house, but modernized. The beds were comfortable and the owners have thought of every comfort their guests might need (including WiFi)).

We brought along our 2 small Chihuahuas, and they enjoyed the freedom of running in the spacious yard.

We never left the property, as there were plenty of hiking opportunities just on the property. We discovered an old mine on the property, and enjoyed having a fire each night in the safe fire pit.

There is only one bathroom, and it is upstairs, so it might be a problem for those with disabilities, but we never had any problems at all.

Clean, beautiful, quiet, private, beautiful! The owner (Kaye) is a beautiful, sweet lady who was born in the historic home, to an exceptional woman, whose presence is felt everywhere in the home.

Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This home is clean and has so much history! There are little stories in every room and building. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. This house is close to everything in the Black Hills. Crazy Horse monument is ten minutes away, Mt. Rushmore and Sylvan Lake are maybe 25 minutes away, the town of Custer had everything you need or want to eat and Custer State park is nearby as well. Wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Kiddville Ranch South Dakota

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, house and history! The owner was very hospitable and made sure we were well taken care of. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Filled with history, cozy and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Loved reading about all of the history of the property. The bed was comfy and welcoming after our 20 hour drive. I will definitely stay here again if available when I go back. We were out a lot while here, so much to see, however we took the time to check out the property and the best view is from the top of the hill, just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The Colony TX

Peaceful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the Kiddville Ranch house. Very private with tons of space to roam around and explore the area. Centrally located to all the amenties in the Black Hills.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

The 25% deposit (less processing fee) is refundable if guest cancels more than 4 weeks in advance.
An updated refund policy will be e-mailed to guests after booking.
Pets are no charge. Guest is responsible for damages.
BIKE RALLY RATES: Same as standard rate


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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