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Beautiful Large Forest Cabin 1.5 Miles North of Custer/13 Acre

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 6 bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 17)

My property is called Elk Valley because it is located on a secluded ridge 100 yards from the Black Hills National Forest. I have a small valley or meadow where Elk, Deer and Wild Turkey live. The Elk come in from the National Forest and water at my pond about 75 yards behind my large 4000 sq ft 'cabin.' A private service road connects the house and land to Elk Valley Road, which is right off of SD Hwy 89 or 'Sylvan Lake Road' a historic Hwy that continues up to Sylvan Lake Lodge, Crazy Horse Monument and Mount Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore is 20 minutes from Elk Valley, Crazy Horse monument is only 5 minutes away. Elk Valley is a magnificent place, secluded yet minutes away from Custer and easy to locate. Mornings are especially beautiful at this unique place which has a spiritual quality.

Link to Virtual Tour here: http://lisaduncan.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=22887047&AlbumKey=RfZ97H

Keywords: secluded large cabin on 13 acres next to national forest w/horse corral, has small pond, beautiful meadow

More Details

Owner
Tim Wilka
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Tim Wilka

I am 62 years old, semi-retired, two adult children. I graduated from O'Gorman HS in 1973, Univ. of Notre Dame in 1977, and USD School of Law in 1983; I love spending time in Custer, South Dakota at Elk Valley, it has a spiritual aspect to it that can only be experienced by going there.

Tim Wilka purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Tim Wilka chose Black Hills

It was built to be my retirement home where I can keep my horses. Custer County is the most beautiful county in the Black Hills--and that means maybe in South Dakota. It is a tourist town of 2,000 people that services the entire USA and still remaims small and where you want to move to and either retire or raise a family. Custer has 12 churches.

What makes this cabin unique

It is near everything in the Black Hills; It is comfy, restful, and the land is as beautiful as it gets; I have an exercise room, a steam shower, foosball, pingpong, outdoor activities, just about anything you want to do-like camping or making a bonfire in the back yard.

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Point of Interest
The meadow of Elk Valley
Car: recommended

Amenities

Custer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Queen size Beds (4) Twin or Single Beds (5), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
forest surrounds cabin, lovely meadow 75 yds. below house, great camping, horse corral, abuts the national forest; beautifully furnished, has steam shower; great place to mountain bike

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Large Forest Cabin 1.5 Miles North of Custer/13 Acre
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Lansing, Iowa
5

Property was great and very peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

In a great location to see all the sites and worked perfect because we were able to leave our dog for a short time and return to let her out and then go do another activity.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am blessed to have people like Rebecca and her family stay at my place. Her review enriches the experince of having this on VRBO
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The Dalles, OR
5

Great vacation spot in Custer, close to everything in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet and relaxing place. Wish we had booked to stay longer

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a large group of people

  • 5 of 5

All of our bridal party stayed at his beautiful cabin in preparation for our wedding at Sylvan Lake. There were 13 adults and 5 children and we still had plenty of space to spread out. We had 9 girls getting ready at one time in the living room/kitchen and it was not overcrowded. The location is phenomenal, the house is immaculate, comfortable and well laid out. Tim was wonderful and easy to work with, upfront and extremely accommodating. Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful "cabin" for our very special day!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MInneapolis, MN
5

Minnesota and Wyoming

  • 5 of 5

Nine adults, three dogs and two horses enjoyed a weeks stay at Tim's Elk Valley "cabin". The five bedroom three bath house provided plenty room for everyone to spread out and have their own space. Tim was very easy to work with and accommodated all are needs with the use of his horse corral, dog kennel, and two car garage. The location is ideal, providing privacy on the 13 acre property, but only minutes from the city of Custer and many Black Hills attractions. We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lachine, mi
5

Great Owner.

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice home in a beautiful setting. I stayed here with 10 friends and had a great time. The place is really quiet with plenty of room to spread out so it is easy to have community time and still get away to read a book. The best thing about this rental, however, is its the owner. I rent through VRBO several times a year and have dealt with many owners and managers, and Tim is by far the best! He is very honest. Even though I have never met him personally (only on the phone), I would say he is a man of integrity. He represents his property with honesty and well founded enthusiasm. He handles the financial aspects to the rental promptly and with clarity. I would give him and his home my highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great for large group

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful, spacious home this summer with 10 adults for the week of Sturgis. The house was more than accommodating for all of us and the two car garage was really nice to store the motorcycles in for the evenings. The property is absolutely beautiful, with the wildlife, trees and bonfire spot we used several times while there. The location was perfect for the areas we traveled to for sight seeing and close to the conveniences of town for supplies. The drive up to the house on the bikes was a bit challenging at first (gravel) but it all worked out fine. I would highly recommend this house for people seeking accommodations for large groups and a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

My rates during the school year are only $250 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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