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Available from July 29 thru Aug 12th = Rally !!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrms, 2 full baths, Great Kitchen ! Sleeps 8 w/room for your air mattress.

Map Ranch is 2 miles from Custer and 2 miles from the West entrance to Custer State Park. The Mickelson Trail runs along the front edge of our Ranch for all those bicycle riders, hikers, or horse trail riders. There is plenty of space for parking. The back property line gives access to the Black Hills National Forest. We have 2 covered enclosures for Horses and large fenced pasture adjacent to the house with fenced boundary right next to the house. Please check out the pictures.

Our home has a fully equipped kitchen with an island - Great for cooking and visiting at the same time. There is a spacious covered deck with wonderful scenic views-plenty of deer, turkey, squirrel and other wildlife. The master has a king size bed, a jetted tub and new five foot separate shower. We're located 10 minutes from Crazy Horse - Mount Rushmore is about 25 minutes away - Rapid City is 42 miles. There is so much to offer here in the Black Hills you will not have time to do it all. But you can have a great time trying !

We think it will be worth it. Thank you for looking.

* Only Our guests are welcome to pan for gold on our property. We love it here. Come be our Guests!

More Details

Anita R. Pease
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, A small amount of Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About Anita R. Pease

We started coming to the Black Hills in 1996 when we were traveling in our RV - fell in love and kept coming back. We moved here full time in 2003. Mike is from S. Illinois and Anita grew up, mostly, in W. Texas.

Anita R. Pease purchased this house in 2008

Why Anita R. Pease chose Custer

We live just over the mountain from MAP Ranch. We love this area and this property because of it's location and the creek. MAP-Ranch is just a great location to do just about everything in the Black Hills. When we first started coming to the Black Hills we just fell in love with the Southern part and the Custer area.

What makes this house unique

The view from the large covered front deck is just terrific along with the location being 'just perfect' are the two top things our guests comment on year after year.

Ten acres and one house gives everyone the ability to enjoy "the country life".

We also want to thank our guests that come back from year to year. THANK YOU !

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. Thanks. Joyce
Jul 2010
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Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 5' shower w/sliding glass doors. Only 41/2' to step into.
  • The Master bedroom bath is accesssed from the Master bedroom. The other bath is located between the other bedrooms. All linens and pillows for the beds along with towels, soap, and toilet paper are inclusive.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Master bedroom has a king size bed, a jetted tub, and a separate shower. Also a large walk in closet. Two of the other three bedrooms have twin beds and share the 2nd bath located in-between. The Fourth bedroom has a Queen bed. Each bedroom has a nice closet. Three of the four bedrooms face the front of the house - the 'pink' room has the back 'mountain view' .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our home is a single floor, once you have negotiated the 4 steps in the garage or the 4 steps on the front porch/deck. The floors are laminate and we have rugs and carpets for ambiance. The home was built with allergies in mind. The central A/C &/heat keeps the house very comfortable. There are several skylights throughout which gives nice light/ambiance through out . There is a garage door opener for one (only) of the doors. The garage is oversized and an extra refrigerator is located out inside the garage - for soda or overflow of extra food stuffs for those large get together's. There is a nice sized dining table with 6 chairs (there are two extra leaves for added size). There are 2 swivel bar stools for the island bar in the kitchen, too. If you have any questions - for particulars - please feel free to email me. I will get back with you as quickly as I can. Your laptop will work here if you have a 3G satellite wireless card. Your cell/smart phone will also work.Verizon.


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Available from July 29 thru Aug 12th = Rally !!!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 32 reviews

Great property in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

MAP ranch was wonderful. Anita was a great host, made sure we had everything we needed and had great suggestions on things to do in the area. Location just outside of Custer, SD was quiet but close to a ton of things to do (Custer State Park, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Mount Rushmore, Hill City, Keystone, Crazy Horse Memorial and even Rapid City were all an easy drive away). Highly recommend it for families looking for very clean, convenient and comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot to relax, and perfect for visiting major attractions

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with a range of adults and children. Kids had a great time playing in the creek. Adults enjoyed the porch, too. The close proximity to the major monuments and attractions allowed us (especially the kids) to sleep until a reasonable time in the morning and still arrive before the crowds showed up!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, CO,USA

Our stay was wonderful. The house was comfortabl we and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. The house was just outside of town. So it was very quiet and peaceful. It was very clean and comfortable, we had everything we needed. Anita greeted us on arrival and showed us around, she checked during our stay to see if we needed anything. Great vacation rental! I would go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jan for the great review! Mostly we’re just happy that you girls all had a great time and a good visit. Enjoying the Black Hills - each other - and being comfortable while making new good memories is what it’s all about. We hope to see you all again soon. Take care. Anita & Mike
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San Francisco Bay Area, California

Beautiful home and views!

  • 5 of 5

Anita was so helpful as we were planning for lodging for family during our daughter's wedding. She sent us recommendations on things to do and other places to stay. The wedding was at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park.This was the closest home we found, with the largest capacity, on the Custer side of the park. Beautiful views from the wonderful front deck. Great fun with family barbecuing on the deck, watching the sunset, and the pre-season Bronco game in the inviting family room & kitchen. We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rhonda for taking the time to write a great review - after putting together everything for the wedding ! We were just glad that everything came together and all was wonderful. Thanks again for sending us the wedding picture - it was gorgeous. We hope the next time you can relax a bit more. Take care. Sincerely, Anita & Mike
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Perfect, relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

MAP Ranch is perfect for anyone wanting room to spread out and relax on vacation.

The home is great, clean, comfortable and feels like home! It has everything you need including 2 bikes to use on the trail right in front of the house and a spacious garage that leads right into the house.

The front porch was the place we spent most of our time. It was over 90 degrees but you would never know. It was breezy and beautiful!

We were so close to Custer State Park that we visited several times. We were also close to Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Keystone, Hot Springs, Hill City and less than an hour to Rapid City.

Anita and Mike were amazing hosts. They were friendly, welcoming and available if needed.

My husband, daughter, son and his friend and I loved MAP Ranch! You definitely want to stay here if visiting SD!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at MAP Ranch and were able to kick back, relax and enjoy just being out of your normal routine, see and enjoy all the Black Hills has to offer. We enjoyed meeting everyone and do hope to see you all again in the future. Take care Angie well.
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Wapiti, WY

Very nice house in great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Custer. The owners went out of their way to make our visit a good one. When our grandchildren came for a few days, they got see the newborn calves and feed the adults. The house had everything we needed and more. It was very convenient to Custer, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore and the other national parks in the area. Because the weather was perfect, we particularly enjoyed relaxing and eating on the large front porch and hiking in the national forest right behind the house. The Black Hills are great and we will definitely stay here if we go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family Robinson thanks for the good review. It’s nice to let other people know that you feel MAP Ranch House has what it needs and more and the location is great and what you enjoyed. And of course, the biggie - that you would stay here again if you came back. It was really great to meet you all and do come back and see us, there is a lot more to see and things to do! Anita & Mike
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Custer-Rocky Knolls
Nearest Train
12 Miles
1880's Train at Hill City - goes to Keystone
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Located on Highway 16 A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
1/3 M- Wheels West 7th Calvary Cafe-Great brkfst
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: necessary

Custer State Park W. entrance is 1.5 miles from MAP Ranch on Highway 16A. In late September early Oct. the Park every year has The Buffalo Round-Up that has become a world class event. Horse back riders round up the Buffalo herd to check and cull the Buffalo. This is a chance to see how it is/ was in real life. There are many caves in the Black Hills to see and explore. National Parks - Wind Cave and beautiful Jewel Cave are close. Hot Springs - South through Custer State Park, has a Wild horse refuge and Mammouth - newly discovered fossils in the 1990's of Sabor Tooth Tigers, Mammoths and other fossilized ancient animals. The Mickelson Trail is at the entrance to the ranch - following it via bicycles, hiking or by horse you can see and enjoy a step back into quiet 100 year old history. Of course we can not forget Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the 1880's Train. There is something for everyone. We love it here and think you will too. Come enjoy our home.

Other Activities: Our guests may Pan for gold in French Creek on our property. We have several 'pans' for our guests to use.

Golf: Custer has a local golf course and Hot Springs has a good course, too.

There are just so many things to see and do - you won't be able to do it all, but you are welcome to try!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
One time cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A SECURITY DEPOSIT is REQUIRED and is 100% refundable according to our Contract/Agreement rules. We do require it paid via personal check and it is paid 30 days prior to your arrival date along with the other half of the rental. The security deposit depends upon the time in the season $300/$500. This is a NO SMOKING Home !!!
Pet Fees are charged by the pet by the day. Fees depend on the size of dog and breed - they must always be approved by us or this can cause you to be asked to leave with no recourse for a refund.

The nightly/weekly/monthly rate quoted is for 4 adult persons. Each additional adult (over 9 years of age) is an additional $35.00 per person per night. The fee during Rally is $45 per person per day (after the 4 ) The PET FEE is per pet and $10.00 per day.

We are able to receive Text messages on the 605/517-0515 cell and we do have a SKYPE and/Google talk accounts - if interested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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