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Best View in Hills! 6,000 Feet! See Harney Peak, The Needles from deck!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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

More Details

Tim Holland/Dawn Holland
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Tim Holland/Dawn Holland

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

Tim Holland/Dawn Holland purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Tim Holland/Dawn Holland chose Black Hills

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Custer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , There is a newly remodeled bath house on property
  • Cabin has one full bathroom. There is also a private bath house with full facilities on property.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , The loft is accessed by a ladder and has three twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is a guest cabin, one queen bed. Cot available.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Check out time is 10:00 am. Please strip beds and leave on floor in rooms. Please run dishwasher.


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Best View in Hills! 6,000 Feet! See Harney Peak, The Needles from deck!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

The property was charming and pristine! What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our family loved the cabin. The property was extremely well cared for and had all the amenities we needed. It was also rustic and let you feel like you were in a world all your own.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review, we greatly appreciate it! It's nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and the beautiful view! Thanks for staying with us and come back again! Tim and Dawn
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Secluded location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, calm, clean, very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, come back again! Thanks, Tim and Dawn
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Beautiful views and a comfortable cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we found this place! The cabin is very comfortable and clean! Has everything you need! Also, the breathtaking views were enjoyed by the whole family!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! So glad you enjoyed the cabin. Thanks for staying with us and please come back again! Tim and Dawn
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Return Trip to Mountain Top and loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love Mountain Top cabin! My husband and I returned with our two kids (aged 9 & 11) after visiting this past fall. We actually booked our 2nd visit as we were driving home from our first. The view is breathtaking, and there's plenty of opportunity to hike in the national forrest surrounding the cabin. The cabins are comfortable and clean, and the view and porch of the smaller cabin is lovely as well! We met Dawn this time and she is a wonderful host. We cannot imagine staying anywhere else in the Black Hills area and we will most definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We enjoyed meeting you and so glad you enjoyed your second stay with us. We now know that you and your family have stayed at Mountain Top more than we have- crazy! We wo love to have you back again! Also, I did get your text about already missing the place-that was great to hear. Thanks again! Tim and Dawn
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Wonderful cabin with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was nice and lived up to our expectations. The owners checked in on us to make sure we arrived safely and offered to assist if we needed anything. The kitchen was well furnished and little things like soap, shampoo, hair dryer, trash bags, etc were provided. The cabin is remote and has a beautiful view. Location was right next to Custer State park and centrally located to all the major attractions. It was very clean and well kept. The drive up to the cabin was a 5 minute drive up a dirt/gravel road our SUV had no issues and handled it well. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we greatly appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed the property and your stay with us. It's nice to hear that our guests feel the same way about the cabin as we do. Also thank you for leaving it so nice and clean, I appreciate that very much! Thanks again for staying with us and we would love to have you back again! Tim and Dawn
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Dawn & Tim Go The Extra Mile

  • 5 of 5

Dawn & Tim went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. The cabin was very clean and cozy. We loved the views once the snowstorm subsided. Tim was up bright and early plowing the road up to the cabin so we would be able to get down safely. My brother is diabetic and Tim offered to take us down and get groceries since we didn't get to the local grocery store before they closed the night we arrived. We will definitely look them up the next time we are in the area and stay at one of their vacation homes. We loved the cabin and their hospitality. Thanks for making a memorable stay for us!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! Tim and I try to make sure our guests have everything they need during their stay to be comfortable. So glad you enjoyed your stay. The weather in the beautiful Black Hills is always exciting! It was a pleasure to meet and visit with you! Please come back and stay with us again! Tim and Dawn
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Us Highway 16a
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bugling Bull/downtown Custer
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Custer Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Apr 12 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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