HISTORIC CUSTER LANDMARK; EASY ACCESS TO ATTRACTIONS; COMFORT

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HISTORIC CUSTER LANDMARK; EASY ACCESS TO ATTRACTIONS; COMFORT

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 9-11)

Welcome to the 1882 Dakota Territory Vacation Home.

A Virtual Tour:

Main Level: Savor a morning cup of coffee on The Hitch – our front porch. Minnie’s Kitchen is equipped with almost every culinary tool you’ll need during your visit, including a dishwasher. There are two grocery stores in town: Custer Country Market, two blocks east & across the street, pick up some buffalo meat for grilled burgers on the A. McKinley Patio. Grill tools are available. For a more formal dinner at home, choose a bottle of wine at Lynn’s Dakota Mart on the eastern edge of downtown. If you’re in the mood for a meal out, enjoy one of Custer's many fine restaurants.

For some Custer-style fun, you’ll find board games and puzzles in the McHugh Game Parlor, as well as arcade games and a juke box – no quarters needed. Parents, there is an OFF switch if you just can’t take it anymore! Guests needing a change of pace can relax in the Dakota Dining/Living Room where a selection of local interest books and prints by local artists can be found. A DVD/VHS player and some movies can be found by the living room TV. A Video/DVD store is just across the street. The Sundstrom Hideaway is the only bedroom (queen bed) on the main level, and offers easy access to the kitchen, laundry room and main level bathroom. Of course, FREE WiFi!

Upper Level: We hope you find the Newberg Nest (king bed – back bedroom upstairs) to be cozy, comfortable and even a little romantic. Relax in the cozy reading chair or watch a little TV before bed. There’s also a TV in Rosa’s Room (queen bed – upstairs at front of house), and one in Julia’s Room (1 single bed & 1 queen bed – middle upstairs bedroom) with Playstation 2 and several games to choose from. All four TVs in the house are hooked up to local cable. There’s a selection of books for your enjoyment upstairs. Towels for the upstairs bathroom are in the hallway, and spare bedding is in Rosa’s closet. Extra towels can be found in the laundry room off the kitchen. Feel free to use the washer and dryer during your stay if you wish.

If you’re visiting during the warmer months, we hope you’ll enjoy a stroll through Sadie’s Garden – a work in progress on the east side of the house. There are two Rhubarb plants in back that can be harvested for wonderful desserts.

Relax and Enjoy your stay at the 1882 Dakota Territory House!

We hope you’ll sign our guestbook on the main level before you head back home.

The Kopp Family

Bob, Sarah, Alex, Sadie & Julia

A little history...

In 1982, on the one-hundredth birthday of what is now the 1882 Dakota Territory Vacation Home, Gayle Newberg, former owner, spoke for the home:

“I’m celebrating my Birthday, just one hundred years ago today my builder and owner walked through the front door of his “comfortable and commodious” new brick home on “upper Custer Avenue.” His name was Patrick McHugh, owner of a saloon and brick yard, and president of the board of trustees of Custer City, Dakota Territory.”

“I sit firmly on a side hill on lot 5, block 34. Actually, I started out with a quarter block of yard, but I’ve been crowded onto this little lot. My 17-inch (thick) walls sit on a wide foundation of rock. They are built of two courses of brick with space in between. Every sixth row is placed endwise to tie them firmly. Where my owner got his windows, doors, and hardware and woodwork, I haven’t a guess, but I have always been proud that they match those in the equally new courthouse down the street a block and a half.”

“On July 13, 1882, Pat gave me to his wife, Rosa.” Poor Pat, it’s good that he built well. I was pretty shaken to learn that, as a result of a judgment against him by Messers, Plunkett and Lynch of Pennington County, I was to be auctioned off from the courthouse steps at 10 a.m. Sept. 28, 1883 by Sheriff John Code and his deputy, H.N. Ross.”

“I was bought by Buell R. Wood for $462.72, who promptly “gave” me to his wife. The Woods made me nervous. They mortgaged me 13 times between 1883 and 1907. The last was to Anna M. Courney, and she got me. Turns out she was married to William Courtney. It took Anna six years to clear my name, even though she made “valuable improvements”. In fact the Woods were still making legal claims until 1919, when Anna and her husband sold me to Julia and Frank Gira who turned me over to George Hitch. You may remember the Hitches…related to the Kidwells, I do. They added on my front porch! It was pretty fancy, if a bit too narrow for much use. Really dressed me up though. I felt like a fine lady.”

“Well, George gave me to his wife, Nellie. In 1941, Widow Hitch sold me to to Carl Sundstrom, a single man...ran a newspaper, I’ve heard. Carl, by his attorney-in-fact, J.L. Sundstrom, sold me to L.D. and Signa Pitts (saved having to give it to her) in 1945. Lon (Pitts) built a fancy house on the corner and sold me to Harvey Robertson. Harvey and Minnie took good care of me for many peaceful years. In 1972, they reluctantly entrusted me to some old friends, Winston and Gayle Newberg. I was her birthday present!”

“These people! They never let me rest. They kept my innards in an uproar...always changing something. That first operation I nearly collapsed from, and ever since, I just get settled and they decide I need another surgery. It’s painful but sort of interesting. Keeps me from getting old.”

Since 1982, the house was purchased by the Gausman family; Chet and Mary, and Kris and Gretchen Gosch. They have also shaken its bricks and timber with a complete modernization of the interior by Black Hills Design and Construction. It’s present owners are Bob and Sarah Kopp, a young Entrepreneurial family.

The 128 year old Romanesque Revival home is located at 241 Mt. Rushmore Rd., formally known as “upper Custer Avenue”, “Custer City, Dakota Territory”.

- this was written by Gayle Newburg, a former owner of the home. We cannot guarantee all facts.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

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Speaks english
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Historic Custer Landmark; Easy Access to Attractions; Comfort
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Custer Black Hills
Oceanside ca
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Friend's Reunion

Friend's Reunion
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Good location, easy to walk to town. Lots of stairs from parking area to unload your gear, not apparent from info. Bedroom situation upstairs would be fine for a family with 2bedrooms for children. Have to go through one bedroom to get to other bedroom, also anytime anyone wanted to use upstairs bathroom, they had to go through same bedroom, no privacy to occupants in that bedroom. Should be made apparent in info for rental. We were 4 retired unrelated couples. Kitchen, dining and living rooms great for spending time together, with plenty of seating area. Pretty hot upstairs with just a window air conditioner, but it was hot the whole time we were there. House was clean and attractive. Except for upstairs arrangements, it would have been perfect. Even so, we stayed an additional day.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the 1882 Dakota Territory Vacation Home. It's always helpful to hear about specific aspects of our guests' experiences so we know what we are doing right, and also can address any issues that come up. Our apologies for the stairs & bedroom situation. We've discussed options for changing the layout but fear losing the integrity of this historic home. Regarding the unusual Black Hills heat wave, we find keeping the windows & shades closed upstairs during the day helps. Thanks again for the helpful feedback!
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Custer Black Hills
Colorado
5

Great time in Custer!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
7 of us had a great time in Custer in this home! Thank you very much for sharing it with us. Everyone had their own space. Kids loved their bedroom and Grandad loved the porch. Weather was perfect. We even enjoyed the thunderstorms on the 4th of July. We enjoyed walking into town almost every day. The Rock Shop and bakery were favorites. You must visit the Black Hills Burger and Bun. Go early, it is busy. Hope to visit again someday.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Historic Custer Landmark; Easy Access to Attractions; Comfort
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Custer Black Hills
Lucedale, MS
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This house included everything we needed except our clothes and toothpaste. It was clean and it was also wonderfully located. There was shampoo, clothes washing liquid, garbage bags, paper towels, coffee filters and coffee in the house for our use. Even hand cream! Made our vacation very enjoyable. If we did find something we needed, a dollar store was across the street. Highly recommended for families as it hade a juke box, a pinball machine and a video game, besides lots of puzzles and games. Also had a large deck with a gas grill. Made for a great vacation location.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Custer Black Hills
Tennessee
5

Tennessee Travelers

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Great house and located in the middle of everything. Would not recommend to anyone with difficulty climbing stairs, however there is a bedroom on the main floor. Otherwise the perfect place. House is great. Across the street is the Cattleman's restaurant where I got an elk steak that was the best thing ever-except for the buffalo burger we ate at the Blackhills buger and bun company where Christy and staff treated us so good we ate there 2 of 4 nights we stayed. We went back for more elk the 4th night. Then there was the purple pie place. I only went three times, I had chocolate, peanut butter, and blueberry. All were great.What a great start to a fabulous vacation(we left there and went to Yellowstone)
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Historic Custer Landmark; Easy Access to Attractions; Comfort
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Custer Black Hills
Thornton, CO
5

Excellent home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This was our first experience using VRBO and we were so happy with the results. The kids loved the house which was fun to explore, clean and contained real video games! We also appreciated being able to walk to restaurants for meals.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Black Hills Area Attractions; including Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Mt. Rushmore, Wind & Jewel Cave, Mammoth Site, Reptile Gardens & Bear Country; all within 5 - 50 minutes away!

Minutes from all Black Hills area Attractions!

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Availability & Rates

Custer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
HIGH SEASON
Jun 15 - Oct 14
$379
$2,457
3 nights
 
 
LOW SEASON
Oct 15 - Jun 14
$235
$1,480
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$379
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 8.5%
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Amenities

Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Newberg's Nest - 1 king
    Rosa's Room - 1 queen
    Julia's Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , portable crib available
    Sundstrom's Hideaway - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
Game Parlor with Pinball, Arcade & Jukebox, Rhubarb Garden, FREE WiFi.
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