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Peaceful, Beautiful, Quiet. 3 miles from Custer ,10 miles from Custer State Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Newly constructed three bedroom home on 5 acres. In the country close to town.

The Woodcarvers Cottage lies behind the National Woodcarvers Museum. It has a paved drive and is three miles from Custer. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is plenty of room to explore and run. An attached garage is perfect for motorcycles. This property has beautiful, mature aspen trees and pines. There is a quiet, peaceful way here. A fire pit is in the backyard for your pleasure. Close to Mt Rushmore, Hill City, Keystone, Custer, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Hot Springs and day trips are easy to Spearfish, Devils Tower and the Badlands of South Dakota. You will love it here and want to bring your family back again and again. Come create a memory that will last.

Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg

Matt and Joy have lived in Custer for 15 years and Joy grew up in the area. They have enjoyed renting The Little Red Inn as a VRBO and are excited to offer a second property. They know the area well and want to share their love of the Black Hills with others.

Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg purchased this house in 2015

Why Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg chose Black Hills

Joy fell in love with this property from the moment she saw it. "I love the aspen trees and how it is tucked into the hillside". It is a beautiful home with all the amenities that make it wonderful. The house is beautiful inside and out. The paved driveway makes it even better. I love how close we are to Custer but I enjoy being outside the city limits and enjoy the peace and quiet.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful, clean and very nicely decorated.

Nice linens and beds.

Mature trees and plenty of room to roam.

Attached Garage

Paved entry.

Easy access to town


Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • the master bedroom has a bathroom and shower with a jetted tub adjoining it. the other two rooms offer king sized beds with very nice linens and new beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Peaceful, Beautiful, Quiet. 3 miles from Custer ,10 miles from Custer State Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Lexington, Virginia

Getting away from it all...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently headed west for vacation in South Dakota. We made the Woodcarver's Cottage our home base for outings to Devil's Tower, the Badlands, and other sites within a 2 hour circle. We were grateful for this cozy home to relax in after each day's outing. It had everything we needed, plus wildlife right outside! Definitely would recommend this one!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Come back very soon! Joy
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Great house, very quiet. Owners are nice to work with. I would love to stay there again.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and nicely decorated home nestled in quiet woody area just outside town of Custer. We loved watching the deer around the property each day. Home is minutes away from wind cave and beautiful Custer park. Badlands national park is around 1 1/2 hour drive. Mount Rushmore is about 30 minutes away. Loved our stay at the property and would definitely stay at the home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet setting, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The house and property is well maintained. The amenities were as described. The kitchen was well equipped for what we needed, and beds were very comfortable. The kids had fun exploring the backyard wooded area and playing football in the front yard lawn area. The grill and fire pit were a nice feature to have.

The home is located right outside of Custer which is convenient if you need to get buy groceries or visit the shops. Jewel and Wind Caves, Mount Rushmore, and Keystone weren't too far away. I don't know actual distance, but it didn't take too long to get to any of them. We spent a fair amount of time in the nearby Sylvan Lake area, if you are looking for some good hiking trails. A good time. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I tend to think that the drives in the Black Hills are my favorite part of going to most of the sights. I like to take a different road and access Sylvan Lake through needles hwy and Mt Rushmore via Iron Mtn road. It is so beautiful!
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Amazing location, Amazing vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better family vacation spot. Plenty of room outside for the kids to play, very comfortable beds/sleeping arrangements, easy access and super responsive and helpful renter.

We will definitely be back to the WoodCarvers Cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Private house on a private, secluded lot. Beautiful landscaping. All the comforts of home. The beds were comfortable and the house had plenty of room. The house was clean and ready for us when we arrived. The wifi didn't work on our arrival and after contacting Joy, she tried to get someone out immediately. However it wasn't fixed until the end of our stay. This was not her fault; it was a telephone company issue. Great communication throughout. Easy check-in and easy check-out. Within a few minutes drive to downtown Custer and great location to explore the Black Hills area. I would highly recommend the Woodcarvers Cottage and we will certainly plan to stay here on our return to the Black Hills.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Frontier Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rocky Knolls
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
hwy 16A
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Terry Peak

You should see the Black Hills from here! Custer is your central location to see all the sights. Crazy Horse is within 6 miles. Mount Rushmore is about 30 min. Custer State Park is minutes away. Hot Springs with Wind Cave and Mammoth Site is 25 minutes away. Deadwood is 45 minutes and Sturgis is one hour away.

You can enjoy a busy day and relax in this private home in a beautiful setting. Local restaurants include Black Hills Burger and Bun which was named the number one burger in the nation in 2014. The golf course is next door and there is a playground about 1 mile away. This is your perfect destination.

Bring your hiking shoes, climbing gear, bicycle or motorcycle and enjoy the outdoor beauty of the Black Hills. Rest and Relax and do nothing. Enjoy the friendly people in the surrounding communities and feel free to text the owners questions you have about your stay.

You are going to love it here!


Rates & Availability

Custer House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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