About the property
- Cabin4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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Keywords: secluded large cabin on 13 acres next to national forest w/horse corral, has small pond, beautiful meadow
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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 Custer
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.
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great family time
With our family spread out over a very large area it worked great to use the cabin to spend a quality week together in the southern Black Hills.
Good space for several different age groups to gather
The cabin suited our needs for our family to gather. Close to town yet removed from traffic with a great forest view.
Great Christmas in a GREAT place!
This place was perfect for my family and friends who enjoyed having Christmas here and appreciated we could include our furry dog friends as they are family too! The game room was fun to have and all really enjoyed that. The kitchen was really nice for preparing meals and the fireplace was awesome for our stockings and kept us warm at our stay there. Lots of room and good to separate kids who needed naps and lots of room to spread out. Really beautiful in the snow!
Property was in a great location for making it a home base for all that we wanted to do while in southern Black Hills. TV and internet stopped working after the first day. House was good, spacious, good for a large group.
Virginia was a very nice guest but I have to disagree with her about my TV and wireless. I have always provided wireless and I did not know she could not access it. I wish she would have called and I could have given her the password which is located on the back of the router. The TV has always worked but the remote simply needed a new battery. I am at Elk Valley right now and the TV is on
Property was great and very peaceful.
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.
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
Great vacation spot in Custer, close to everything in the Black Hills
Great quiet and relaxing place. Wish we had booked to stay longer
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
My rates during the school year are only $300 per night.