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NEW LOG HOME! Beautiful Deck, Great View, outside fire place, inside fire place!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

New 1700 square foot log home

Two bedrooms on main floor with queen beds and a couch that makes into a queen bed. The second story has one bedroom with queen bed, with two additional twin beds, sofa that makes a full bed and a full bathroom. The cabin has an open floor plan, just added a cozy propane fireplace, two full bathrooms, fully stocked kitchen with island, covered porch with gas grill. Located on scenic highway U.S. 385 only five miles south of Custer! You can leave from here and be to all major attractions with in a short drive. This is where rustic meets elegance!.

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

The cabin has a fully stocked kitchen and we provide linens and towels. I provide only start up paper products, not enough for your entire stay. Outside deck has table and chairs, gas grill and propane fire place.

The cabin is located 5 miles south of Custer, Crazy Horse memorial is just 20 minutes away, Mt. Rushmore is only 30 minutes away, Hill City is approximately 25 minutes away and has the 1880's Train which goes from there to Keystone. Hill City is also know for their German Restaurant, The Alpine Inn.

The Mickelson trail is right out the front door of the home. The trail is part of the state park system and runs over 100 miles, starts in Edgemont and ends in Lead, great for hiking and biking, no motor vehicles are allowed.

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

Custer state park is just a few miles down the road (12). 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 Horn Sheep, elk, deer, turkeys , and the famous 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 mies away and Jewel Cave National Monument is approximately 12 miles away.

There is a local golf couse in Custer, just 5 miles away! There is also a golf course in Hot Springs which is only a 30 minute drive through Wind Cave (where the Buffalo roam and prairie dogs play!)

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

The home is approximately an hour drive to Sturgis and is located just off U.S. Highway 385 with no gravel roads to contend with.

The property over sees a working horse ranch and every day you can see the beautiful horses!

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

We also have three other homes on the VRBO web-site, their listing numbers for Custer South Dakota are below:

Mountain Top #654053

Cozy Creek Side Cabin #479952

Trail Side-New Home in Custer #513325

More Details

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

About Tim and Dawn

My husband and I live in Custer and this is our fourth vacation property. We enjoy meeting and working with people. We take pride in having a five star rating on our other properties and are striving to do so on this property also.

Tim and Dawn purchased this house in 2014

Why Tim and Dawn chose Black Hills

Tim and I designed and built this home to be a vacation rental. We enjoyed the building process and our guests have enjoyed the home. It has a beautiful view off the porch and the home is very spacious! There is a wood next to the home where the kids can play and make forts! There is a propane fireplace on the porch for your enjoyment on our nice cool evenings!

What makes this house unique

The Mickelson Trail is just off the porch! The trail runs over 100 miles. The deck is comfortable and has a propane fireplace for cool evenings and for roasting marshmallows! Nice yard and woods for the kids to play in and make great memories! The house is spacious and comfortable with all the necessities and more!


Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • 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
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , up stairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed, night stand, closet, ceiling fan.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Top notch base for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was AWESOME! We were in town to enjoy the Black Hills and visit the various National Park sites in the area. At first, I questioned whether a place in Rapid City might offer a more central location, but I'm glad we came here. The location is perfect! You're less than 15-20 minutes from Wind Cave, Jewell Cave, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and more. And, there are a number of small but vibrant communities, like downtown Custer, that are only a few minutes away and offer plenty to see, do, and eat.

The home site itself was incredible. Stepping to the front of the house (it's back faces the road) and looking out and the open fields, you feel like you have the Black Hills all to yourself. There's even a cool little hillside with trees and rocks that my five-year old had a great time exploring.

Inside, all the touches were top notch, from the decorations to the kitchenware. This is clearly a place for which the owners spared no expense. That makes it feel more like you're staying in a home than a vacation rental.

This trip included 2 families, with a total of 4 adults and 4 children. Even with just the 3 bedroom, there was plenty of space for everybody. The upstairs loft contains two beds and a pull-out sofa, so everyone had the space they needed. Two families (with kids) felt perfect here, though I imagine that even three families with a couple of kids between them could spread out pretty comfortably as well.

Again, everything was terrific! If we find ourselves back in the Black Hills, we'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review, we greatly appreciate all the nice things you said. It's so nice to hear that our guest like the home and feel comfortable during their stay. I enjoyed meeting and visiting with you. Please come back again and stay with us we would love to have you back! Thanks again, Tim and Dawn
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Amazing rentall w/great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the Sturgis rally: perfect location in the mountains, right off the county road and just south of Custer. Super clean, everything you need and the hosts were great at communication and flexibility when my dates changed. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, we appreciate it! Glad you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our home. Please come back again and stay with us! Thanks, Tim and Dawn
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Just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Very cute cabin. Comfortable beds. Well appointed. We had a great stay and Dawn was very welcoming and available had we needed her. Great peaceful location.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, setting and set up!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is just perfect! It has plenty of space and everything you could need/want on your Black Hills vacation. Tim and Dawn thought of everything to make you feel at home and it is super clean. Beds are very comfortable and the washer/dryer was a huge plus for our party of 12. The only downside is that we didn't want to leave! The cabin is located right off Hwy 385 for easy access to Custer/Rushmore area on the north and Hot Springs/Wind Cave on the south. A horse farm is located directly behind the cabin and one night they were performing roping rodeo exercises which was so fun for the kids to watch. They even let us pet the horses. In addition, there is a gravel trail and rocky area for the kids to explore and climb. It was wonderful to come back to after a long day of activities. They have direct tv, however we only turned it on once because we enjoyed sitting on the patio to relax more. Some days the kids just wanted to stay at the cabin! Lots of tears when we left! Thanks Tim and Dawn, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review, we greatly appreciate it! It is very rewarding to hear that our guests feel comfortable in our homes and have everything they need to enjoy their stay. It sounds like the kids had a good time too! The neighbors with the horses are great people and it is very entertaining to watch them train the horses. Thanks for staying with us and please come back again, we would love to have you stay again! Thanks, Tim and Dawn
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Terrific Home in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for exploring all the Black Hills has to offer. It was the first house we stayed in on our trip out West and it didn't disappoint. Just minutes from the town of Custer and near all the major attractions in the area. Our party particularly loved the homes decor and layout. Owner stopped by when we first got there and lives nearby if any assistance is needed, but we didn't need any. I would recommend the house to anyone who is vacationing in the Black Hills and would stay there again if we make it back to that really beautiful part of the country.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review, we very much appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and please come back and stay with us again! Thanks, Tim and Dawn
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Perfect spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rented the house for 6 adults and 4 kids. Everything was perfect! The house is well stocked with extra sheets, pillows and blankets for the pull out bed. We all slept well in the comfortable beds! The house is a quick drive into town and located nicely by the Michelson Trail. I did 3 runs on the trail while we stayed at the house and it was incredible.

Every night we sat on the back with the fireplace and saw deer.

The owners we were excellent communicators! Quick to respond and were very helpful! Would definitely consider renting again if we go back and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review we greatly appreciate it ! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and enjoy the cabin. We try to make sure I guess are comfortable it's nice to hear that you were, come back again and stay with us will be glad to have you! Thanks again, Tim and Dawn
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Buglin Bull Restaurant
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S Highway 385
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Custer
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Terry Peak
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Stockade lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Custer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 23 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter rates
Sep 9 2017 - May 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer rates
May 19 2018 - Sep 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

No smoking in home or on premises. No pets allowed. Check in time is 4:00 pm check out time is 10:00 am. Please strip all used beds. Please run dishwasher before leaving. Please take all garbage out when leaving. If you could possibly text me when you leave it would be appreciated as I will know when I can come and clean (some guests leave before check out time).

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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