Discover a selection of 370 vacation rentals in Custer, SD that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and air conditioning. Prices start at $135 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Custer. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

History and natural beauties in Custer

A small mountain town with loads of charm, Custer is nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Surrounded by verdant forest and abundant wildlife, Custer is a wonderland of natural beauties begging to be explored and enjoyed. Custer vacation rentals are the ideal home bases for exploring the surrounding countryside as well as visiting the myriad historical sites that abound in this area, including the Jewel Cave National Monument, Mount Rushmore and the impressive Crazy Horse Memorial. Endless trails through the forest and broad roads winding through the mountains are ideal for cyclists, motorbike enthusiasts and hikers, alike.

Things to do

Cave-exploring and scenic drives in Custer

Custer is surrounded by amazing sights and jaw-dropping natural wonders. The Badlands National Park makes you feel like you're on a distant planet with its eerie moon-like surfaces and towering spires, where you can see active fossil excavations and hike the incredible wilderness. The Jewel Cave National Monument is the world's 3rd-longest cave, filled with amazing formations and bursts of color. Custer vacation rentals are within easy driving distance of these and other sites, including numerous scenic drives that lead through narrow rock tunnels and over unique pigtail bridges, and afford sightings of the burros, bison and Bighorn sheep.

Activities

Outdoor adventures abound in Custer

The town of Custer is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with its proximity to national parks and historic monuments that dazzle with their beauty and artistry. Horseback riding in the fall takes you through a wonderland of colors in the crisp mountain air, while spelunking through the underground passages of caves is an otherworldly experience. Dramatic granite spires provide spine-tingling opportunities for rock climbing, while ATV off-road trips are a thrill for the adventure junkie. After a big day exploring some of America's most prestigious monuments, you can settle back in cozy Custer vacation rentals for a good night's sleep.

Weather

Hot summers and cold winters in Custer

Custer is characterized by hot summers with high humidity, and cold, dry winters. In summer, high temperatures range from the mid-80s to the low 90s. Winter temperatures can dip as low as 7 degrees, but usually hover around 13 degrees. Custer has an abundance of sunshine, with 226 sunny days per year, making it wonderful for outdoor activities and visits to nearby historical sites. With the high humidity of summer, outdoor adventures are best in the cooler mornings. In winter, snowfall is about 32 inches of snow per year. This is a great for fun snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Natural features

Bison and Black Hills in Custer

Custer may be small but it's a gorgeous place to stay, surrounded by emerald-green forests and beautiful parks. Wind Cave National Park lies to the south, Custer State Park to the east, and the massive Black Hills National Forest looms above. The entire area is comprised of gently rolling hills, dense forests and stunning boulder formations. Driving or hiking through the nearby parks will provide glimpses of amazing wildlife. Herds of bison wander the hills, with adorably gangly offspring trotting beside their huge shaggy parents. You'll also see elegant pronghorn racing through the grass, and bighorn sheep and elk feeding.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Custer

Fly into Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), the closest airport, located 33 mi (53.1 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Custer, SD?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 370 vacation rentals around Custer. From 191 cabin rentals to 122 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Custer?

Fresh air, postcard-worthy views and plenty of time in the arms of Mother Nature. If you've been itching to revitalize and recharge, a journey to the mountains is the perfect remedy. Vrbo has no less than 163 mountain rental properties available. Alternatively, you may be searching for something different. Vrbo has plenty of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 74 rural vacation rentals.
  • 40 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 26 mountainside vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Custer in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and family can be stacks of fun, especially when you're staying under the one roof somewhere entirely new! If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help out. Presently, cabin vacation homes are preferred for large groups of visitors here, and we have 46 available on our database. Around the area, the rental options that can house large groups of guests include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can fit 6 guests? We have 132 that will suit. The prices start from $108 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 109 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices start at $185 per night.
  • Organizing a trip away with a group of 10? We've got 41 vacation homes that match your requirements. Prices begin at just $200 per night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your grandma and all your pals to Custer.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Custer?

Vrbo is here to help you catch up with your friends and family. Offering a great range of cost-efficient rentals, it won't be difficult to find a cozy lodging that keeps you all under one roof. You can always bank on there being a fantastic deal awaiting you in Rimrock. With 3 rentals on offer at an average price of $292 a night, a stay in this sought-after area is bound to get your trip off to a flying start!