AT THE EDGE OF SOLITUDE WHERE THE STARS ARE BRIGHT AND AIR IS FRESH

Trail Boss

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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AT THE EDGE OF SOLITUDE WHERE THE STARS ARE BRIGHT AND AIR IS FRESH

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Custom Log cabin perched on the rim of historic Red Canyon, in the Black Hills

Fortunately, some of the most beautiful places on earth can be experienced without the cost and responsibility of actually owning them. Red Canyon Ranch in the Black Hills is no exception. Situated high atop the Black Hills historic red-clay canyon, the location of the original route into the Hills for both Native Americans and the white settlers that followed, Red Canyon Ranch is a monument to the cowboy lifestyle, with elements of luxury and style that most cowboys have probably never seen. The cabin is a lodge-pole pine dwelling, in the tradition of an aged lodge. It offers full views of Red Canyon

from three sides, rustic floors and cabinetry with state-of-the-art appliances, natural dry-stack, slate fireplace in the living room, and master bedroom, sleeping accommodations for 6 people. An outdoor hot tub that nearly floats above the canyon’s edge makes night bathing under the stars a life-time memory.

There Are No Better Black Hills Views: On a clear day, Red Canyon offers extraordinary views to its east, where sheer red walls and jutting peaks accentuate the awesome powers that went into its creation, as well as the intricacies of its meandering path. To the west, the dense clustering of centuries-old Ponderosa pine easily explains how the area came to be known as the “Black”Hills, while a further gaze acknowledges, through beautiful open prairie, that Red Canyon does indeed have an end, and that Wyoming lies beyond.

You'll Love Our Neighbors: Red Canyon is home to the most diverse wildlife population in all of the Black Hills. Elk, Antelope, Mule Deer, Eagles, Mountain Lions and Turkeys are common sightings whose perpetuation helped with your participation in the rental of Red Canyon Ranch. It is because of this reputation for such varied and protected wildlife that the Red Canyon area was chosen to host the introduction of a starter herd of Rocky

Mountain sheep. These cliff-dwelling animals are expected to migrate to Red Canyon as soon as the sub-groups go off to establish their own herds, eventually becoming a welcome addition to ever day life on the Ranch.

Explore The Best Part Of The Black Hills: The southern Black Hills holds something for everyone and every taste.Nestled among the rolling hills are a multitude of quaint towns and cities, offering shopping, dining, and tourist attractions that could easily fill your day with smiles. The area also hosts some of the country’s most beautiful parks and well-known monuments, all within a short and scenic drive from each other.

7,000 acres of hiking and horseback riding across this historic property featuring both forest and private preserve land.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Trail Boss (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Trail Boss

This property is owned by founders of BlackHillsTrailHead.com where you can learn about living in the only protected wilderness community locations in the Black Hills.

Why Trail Boss chose Custer

It is located on the rim of South Dakota's most historic canyon with unparelleled views along with diverse wildlife ranging from elk to pronghorn to mountain lions.

What makes this cabin unique

The only place in the Black Hills where you WON'T hear a motorcycle during the Sturgis Rally!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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At The Edge Of Solitude Where The Stars Are Bright And Air Is Fresh
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Custer Black Hills
5

Just us, a cozy cabin and a gorgeous canyon view!

  • 5 of 5
The cabin reminds me of a Harrison Ford quote from the movie Six days / Seven Nights when stranded on a remote southern Pacific Island he is asked by Anne Heche "who is on the island" and he replies.... "us". In all of our travels we've never been so "away from it all!" The view is absolutely pristine and virgin. This place today looks much as it must have to the ancients and native Americans who first inhabited it. This is truly "untouched". Every day I would gaze across the canyon expecting to see at least an occasional hiker or part of a roofline but there was only nature and "us" there, period. That is really unique! The cabin itself is so well designed to maximize views from everywhere with as many windows as a structural engineer would safely allow. Even the master bedroom has a huge picture window looking out into the canyon. We spent a ton of time inside too; reading, doing crafts, cooking & eating, and playing board games and it never felt like we were inside. I took a ton of photos inside of the cool artwork and artifacts along with the cabin architecture in general. Many log cabins still have a lot of dry wall since its cheaper to do but this cabin is all lovely logs, perfectly placed, with great craftsmanship. Its a marvel and art itself. You will never see more stars at night than you do here. We also witnessed 2 falling stars on the same night. I now realize that we only see maybe 40% of the night sky from our home in rural Minneapolis. That said, we do have a few quibbles. 1. There is only one small bathroom and that slows things down in the morning a bit. 2. We were relatively handy to our favorite Black Hills area, Sylvan Lake / Needles Highway but you are a long 65 miles from the Rapid City Safeway if you need /want high quality seafood like tuna and salmon. We eat seafood twice a week minimum, and thus made an extra trip back to Safeway RC later in the week to "re-provision". If all you need are brats and burgers this won't be necessary. We're foodies and found the cabin location not as convenient for upscale food and wines as we'd have liked. Tried the Game Lodge restaurant one night for trout and it was average at best so not sure you'll luck out finding more foodie type restaurants without going back to RC. We combined our 2nd RC trip with Devil's Tower which is an awesome place not to be missed so it all worked out. All said and done this place should be on everyone's bucket list to experience at least once. Cheers!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Custer Black Hills
Rockford, IL
5

Beautiful cabin with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5
The log cabin was amazing and exceeded our expectations, which were very high after seeing the spectacular photos when booking. If you want to escape for peace and solitude, the cabin is perfect. While being somewhat remote, it has all of the comforts of home. It is roughly a 25 minute drive off the last paved road to get to the cabin so it is a drive to go anywhere. One of the most spectacular sights of our entire vacation was the canyon just below the cabin. If you stay here, it is a must.
We traveled all day during our stay taking in the sights and hikes of the surrounding area. It was a like a little slice of heaven coming home to the cabin each night to grill out and soak in the hot tub.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Just one correction from this review; the cabin is located 10 miles way from the last paved road though gravel portion is a County Grade except for the last mile where some uneven worn tracks exist. We suggest front wheel or four wheel drive during winter stays.
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5

Seclusion, solitude, peace & quiet!

Seclusion, solitude, peace & quiet!
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I rented this cabin from 12/28/13-1/1/14 (4 night stay). It was PERFECT. The pictures above are spot on! The cabin is facing south, located literally on the edge of a beautiful canyon, with the main windows, deck and the hot tub overlooking the amazing vista. We were able to watch the sunrise every morning, and set every night!!! For folks considering this place for rental, here is what I'd tell you... It's not really kid friendly. With the deck built right up to the edge, there isn't much between you and a [very] steep drop into the canyon. Also, the unit's loft is a bit treacherous to get up and down from. So I definitely wouldn't recommend this unit for small children that are prone to accidents ;) Secondly, be prepared to be without your cell phone! It's about a 30-45 minute drive to the nearest location with cell service. The unit does, however, have a satellite phone and WiFi that is good for checking the weather/news and your emails, but don't expect to be streaming media from it.

Jim, your place is beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We intend to be back soon! Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Custer Black Hills
northeast Ohio
5

A great week at the cabin!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay at the cabin,even with the fickle weather. Had some sun almost every day between the light showers, which made for great pic's. Seen scores of whitetail,muleys,bison,pronghorn,elk,turkey, some mountain goats,bighorn sheep,marmots and a rare pine martin at Mt.Rushmore! We also had a coyote and 3 elk below the deck in the bottom of the canyon at the cabin. We ranged from the Badlands NP to Devil's Tower NM and all the parks in between as well as the backroads and scenic byways. Put on over 1300 miles and what a beautiful cabin and view to return to every evening to take a soak in the hut tub,grill dinner and relax with a drink on the deck overlooking the canyon. I highly recommend this cabin and Jim is easy to work with and has a first class property. Thanks again, Larry & Kathy
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for putting up your boots at the Founders Cabin and historic Red Canyon, Black Hills!
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Custer Black Hills
Monterrey, México
5

What a peaceful and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent 4 nights at The Founders Cabin.
The place is spectacular, with a view so beautiful, that no words can describe.

Thanks to Jim, he was very helpful at giving us directions/suggestions.

After a couple of days, it's difficult to leave.
We definitely enjoyed our stay, and look forward to come back.

Thanks again!
Francisco & Silvia
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Custer Black Hills
Monterrey, México
5

What a peaceful and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent 4 nights at The Founders Cabin.
The place is spectacular, with a view so beautiful that no words can describe.

Thanks to Jim, he was very helpful at giving us directions/suggestions.
Everything one needs, and more, is already at hand.

The only disapointment is that, after a couple of days, it's difficult to leave.

We definitely enjoyed our stay, and look forward to come back.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the good review and kind words. We're so lucky to have appreciative guests who see the beauty in our canyon-rim home!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pringle
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Hot Springs
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Pringle
Car: necessary

Golf: Choose from nearly three dozen golf courses throughout the Black Hills. Hot Springs, just 15-20 minutes away, offers one of the most dramatic driving tees in the U.S.. It was named the number one 9 hole by Golf Digest until recently when a second 9 changed the course to a full 18 holes. Other courses are located in Custer, Deadwood, Spearfish and multiple courses in and around Rapid City.

Ski: Terry Peak ski resort is located just outside of Deadwood South Dakota. It features a 1,200 foot vertical drop with both mid-mountain and base lodges. Multiple chair lifts and and tow lifts make for fast mountain access with short lift lines.

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Availability & Rates

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Custer Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
May 24 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,380
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
$335
From
$340
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2014
Nov 8 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$330
From
$335
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$335
From
$340
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes Renters are liable for damages. Renters must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement prior to arrival. Location of cabin cannot be disclosed publicly.
Reservations confirmed upon receipt of a $250 (2 people) refundable deposit or $500 (more than two persons)t. Rental rate/tax due 60 days prior to arrival. Reservations may be canceled up to 60 days prior to arrival date. Payments accepted by check (applies only to rental fee and not deposit) or credit card, excluding AMEX.
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Amenities

Amenities

Custer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fireplace, canyon view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft
  • Master and second bedroom are located on the main floor. Guest sleeping in loft, next to the media-viewing room
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • equestrian events
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