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Best View in Hills! 6,000 Feet! See Harney Peak, the Needles from Deck!

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1879 Minimg Camp -The Bonanza- on a mountain top in middle of National forest

First time ever offered to the public! We would like to share with you this breathtaking view and quaint cozy cabin. The Bonanza has views of Harney Peak, The Needles, back side of Mt. Rushmore, Mt Coolidge and Custer State Park. You are in total isolation and only two miles from Custer. Either in the home, on the deck or just on the property, you will not be able to take your eyes off this beautiful view. This truly is a place you will not want to leave. It is rustic, yet elegant! We envision this to be a place to go on your honeymoon, to write a book or a song or just relax. You can take day hikes in any direction and discover the same places Native Americans, General Custer and the settlers discovered.

The Recently remodeled cabin was been done so to keep the rustic feel of an 1880s mining camp and today's modern amenities for your comfort.

The cabin offers a Master bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom has a claw foot tub/shower.

Kitchen/living room has large windows for panoramic view of the Black Hills. The open floor plan of kitchen and living area include a ladder going up to an 18x 13 loft (also with amazing views) with 4 twin beds.

You step out of the living room onto a deck that has r views of the beautiful Black Hills.

The guest cabin has a queen size bed, small refrigerator, table and two chairs, (roll away cot is available upon request). It has a private porch with the same stunning view.

Carzy Horse Memorial is just 20 minutes away and they have a beautiful light show in the evening.

Mt. Rushmore is only 30 minutes away and is a must see! Nice shopping and good ice cream availabel there too!

Hill City is approximately 25 minutes away and has the 1880's Train which goes from there to Keystone. Hill City is known for their German Restaurant, The Alpine Inn, a great place to eat lunch and they have delicious home made desserts!

Keystone which is at the base of Mt.Rushmore, is an old historic minning town, lots of history. In their downtown they have nice shopping and you can watch taffy being made in the Taffy shop.

There is fishing, swimming and boating available at four area lakes: Sylvan, Bismark, Legion and Stockade, these are all within 1-25 miles from the cabin.

Custer State Park is just a few (12) miles down the road. This park is one of the largest State Parks in the United States. It has one of the largest free roaming buffalo herds in the U.S., Big Horm sheep, elk, deer, turkeys and the famous friendly burros can also be seen in the park.

There are two world class caves in the area which offer cave and spelunking tours. Wind Cave National Park is approximately 15 miles away and Jewel Cave National Monument is approximately 12 miles away.

There is a local golf course in Custer, just 5 minutes away! There is also a golf course in Hot Springs which is only a 30 minute drive through Wind Cave National Park (where the buffalo roam and the prairie doge play!)

Historic Deadwood is approximately one hour away and has a wide variety of casinos and entertainment available daily. Mt. Moriah is the resting place of the famous Clamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock, also in Deadwood.

The home is approximately an hour drive to Sturgis.

This property is on a mile long gravel road with a steep incline, SUV's preferred, please call with any questions.
Due to the terrain steepness, we ask that a liability release be signed upon arrival.

Kitchen is fully stocked, we provide linens, towels and only start up paper products, not enough for your whole stay.
Stackable washer and dryer and laundry tub in laundry room.
Table and chiars on front deck and gas gril.

Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 10:00 am.

PLEASE scroll through listing to see all that is included with rental!

We also have three other homes on theVRBO web-site, below are the listing numbers for Custer South Dakota:
New home in Custer #513325
Cozy Creek Side Cabin #479952
Hill Side New Construction Log Home #654056
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Have to 21 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a mountain top home surrounded by steep cliffs and rocks, rough terrain and wilderness. Please consider this when renting with children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 3 twin/ single

    The loft is accessed by a ladder and has three twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This is a guest cabin, one queen bed. Cot available....moreless

  • Cabin has Master bedroom with queen size bed. Loft has four twin sized beds. In loft the trundle bed can be made into a king size bed if notified before stay. Guest cabin has one queen size bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    There is a newly remodeled bath house on property...moreless

  • Cabin has one full bathroom. There is also a private bath house with full facilities on property....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Check out time is 10:00 am. Please strip beds and leave on floor in rooms. Please run dishwasher. ...moreless


  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Highchair and pack and play available if requested ahead of time....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Room air conditioner in loft...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and regular coffee makes available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave. Kitchen has all amenities necessary i.e. Crock pot, toaster, pots and pans, blender, coffee pot,...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, cooking and baking needs....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
May 25 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 6 - Oct 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2018
Apr 12 - Sep 4, 2018
3 night min stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 - Oct 14, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


Travelers will have to go through a National Forest gate, road is a single lane gravel with steep grades. Travelers need to be aware of Forest fire and weather conditions, also lightning. No outside fires permitted. A propane outside fire place will be offered, one propane tank supplied-additional tanks will be at renters expense. Please strip beds and run dishwasher. Check in 4:00pm/out 10:00am

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rapid City
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Us Highway 16a
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bugling Bull/downtown Custer
55 Miles
Nearest Ski
Terry Peak
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stockade lake

Car: Necessary

This property sits on 10 Acres of private land surrounded by National forest, on a mountain top! It is still only two miles from downtown Custer, four miles to Sylvan Lake and the entrance to Custer State park. You are just minutes from, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse

Memorial, Custer Stste Park entrances and Black Hills Playhouse. We are one hour from famous Deadwood, known for Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, gold mining and many casinos and nice restaurants. The Rapid City airport is about 50 minutes away.

Custer is a short distance from Mt. Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Park.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Tim and I have been married for 35 years! We grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan. We have two grown children and one granddaughter. Tim is a retired Executive from Cabelas and we moved to the beautiful Black Hills permanently in 2008. We have a ranch in Custer and enjoy our cows and chickens! We are very active in our community.. We have four vacation homes in Custer and we strive to bring customer service to a higher level. We enjoy our guests and our vacation rental business

Why the Owner Chose Custer, SD, USA:
This is one of the highest, privately owned homes (if not the highest home) in South Dakota! This truly is one of the most spectacular places in the world! It is very secluded, very beautiful and peaceful! The front porch has an breathtaking view! The bunkhouse is quaint and comfortable and also has a beautiful view from its own deck! The shower house is roomy and comfortable.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Tranquility, privacy and nature all wrapped up in one beautiful location. Two miles from town, but in total isolation. You have a view of every southern mountain range in the Black Hills. Sunrises are a life time memory.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Main house with breathtaking view!

    Main house with breathtaking view!

  • Main Cabin

    Main Cabin

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Ladder to loft- has four twin beds

    Ladder to loft- has four twin beds

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Outside of shower house

    Outside of shower house

  • Shower house

    Shower house

  • Front of Guest House with propane fire pit!

    Front of Guest House with propane fire pit!

  • Propane fire pit in front of bunkhouse

    Propane fire pit in front of bunkhouse

  • Outside fire pit/main house

    Outside fire pit/main house

  • Main house with deck and a  beautiful view!

    Main house with deck and a beautiful view!

  • Main Cabin

    Main Cabin

  • Kitchen


  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Bathroom in main house

    Bathroom in main house

  • Shower House

    Shower House

  • Guest cabin/bunkhouse in back ground and shower house on left.

    Guest cabin/bunkhouse in back ground and shower house on left.

  • Guest cabin-queen bed

    Guest cabin-queen bed

  • Guest Cabin/Bunkhouse

    Guest Cabin/Bunkhouse

  • Main house propane fire pit area with fantastic view!

    Main house propane fire pit area with fantastic view!

  • Beautiful sunrise- right out front window!

    Beautiful sunrise- right out front window!

VRBO #654053

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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