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Mary Shepard

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Cabin W/Guest Quarters on 5 Acres....Great for 2 Families

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Custer Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 9 (3 bedroom,3 bath)

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME AND BREATHE IN THE AMBIANCEof INDIAN and WESTERN cultures of this home on 5 private wooded acres but only one mile from the town of Custer. The cedar house has ceramic tile floors throughout, leather furniture, new kitchen appliances and LOTS of windows.

The main house sleeps 2 in the master bedroom, 2 in the attached (with outside access) 'western room' and 1 the large utility room . The guest quarters sleeps 2 in the main room/bedroom and 2 in the the small bedroom.

The master bedroom is furnished in aspen log with a queen bed and master bath. A utility room off the kitchen sleeps 1 in a twin bed w/access to the main bathroom and its own entrance. The porch outside the utility room gives access to the 'western room' which has a full size bed with beautiful rock and cedar walls (western room is for warm weather months). We also have a pak'nplay and a high chair.

The guest quarters included with the rental, is setup like a studio apartment (minus a kitchen) but with a bathroom/shower. The main room has a queen size bed, sofa, tv/satellite. The second room has a full size bed a separate entrance and all the character of a cabin setting.

There are 4 covered porches the favorite and largest is partially enclosed with comfy wicker furniture. It's a favorite spot for morning coffee, watching thunderstorms or sipping cocktails in the evening. From any porch you can enjoy the view, peacefulness and wildlife. Relax with a family bbq or play a game of horseshoes in the meadow.

Custer is in an area known as the 'heart' of the hills and local attractions include Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Jewel and Wind Caves, the scenic Needles Highway. It is also 6 miles from Crazy Horse Mountain, several lakes and approximately 45 miles from historic Deadwood and the Rapid City airport. This area also attracts motorcyclists especially during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. We also welcome hunters for deer, elk and turkey season. In the fall Custer State Park hosts the famous Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival.

Keywords: Cabin, Black Hills, acreage, Mount Rushmore, secluded,privacy, guest house,private,forest,private

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Shepard (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Mary Shepard

I live in Colorado

Mary Shepard purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Mary Shepard chose Black Hills

I fell in love with the Black Hills after several trips to the Sturgis motorcycle rallies. The hills and rock formation are beautiful, peaceful and scenic with lots of history. I love the small town slow pace.

What makes this cabin unique

Most people can't decide if they should stay and hang out at the cabin or if they should go sight seeing or tour other area attractions. It is so relaxing you won't want to leave!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great house. Everyone settled in for a great stay. The back porch was our favorite spot. Day and night. The kitchen suited our needs. Having a radio was a plus. The car port spared the bikes from a couple of downpours.

The location of the house was right in the center of the Park system, and the scenic drives were great. We would happily give a recomendation to any future rental requests that you might have.

Thanks, Polly Balland
Aug 2008
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)
Cabin W/Guest Quarters on 5 Acres....Great for 2 Families
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 28 reviews

Great Property!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property, it is very clean and the location is perfect!!! This property is fully stocked with what you would need, simply bring the food you want to eat and everything else is there for you. Custer is about a three minuet drive, so finding a grocery store is a piece of cake. This property is very clean and welcoming. We were very pleased with our stay and would rent this house again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Setting

  • 3 of 5

This was a beautiful area. Saw deer in the yard every day.

No air conditioning but didn't need it. The cabin was nice and cool.

The guest cottage is a garage that was made into two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The 2nd bedroom at the main house you have to go outside to use. It did smell musty.

Those extra bedrooms could have used some kind of cooling unit.

The cabin could have been cleaner....a lot of dead bugs and cobwebs.

The towels all smelled dank and musty.

Overall, it was comfortable and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. We don't provide air conditioning as it would spoil the pristine and quiet environment of the forest, we do provide several floor fans. The outside entrance to the "western room" is noted in the property and bedroom descriptions. The forest does produce many bugs and we do spray regularly, a few days between renters and cleaning can leave a few bugs present, this is just part of the environment. Our towels are regularly sanitized as the well water will leave a metallic smell to them perhaps someone left damp towels sitting in the dryer I will have house cleaning treat the towels. Thanks!
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Nice property discouraged with bedrooms

  • 3 of 5

Property was beautiful and we enjoyed tons of wildlife. Only thing wish would have been clearer was that the 2nd bedroom at the main house has an exterior entrance so we were not comfortable having kids stay in there.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you were disappointed however the room you describe is not one of the 3 bedrooms and is also described in the ad as an "attached room with an outside entrance". Mary
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Wilmington, NC, USA

Wonderful Cabin in the woods near Custer, SD

  • 5 of 5

Two couples exploring the area around the Black Hills of South Dakota chose this house for our base. The house was completely as described in the listing. We were very comfortable staying there and really enjoyed the well appointed kitchen and laundry facilities. A special bonus was having deer and wild turkeys visit the yard every day. I highly recommend this property to other small groups travelling together.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this property in Custer. It was exactly as described. Beautiful, peaceful, and in the middle of what seemed like a wildlife preserve. We frequently saw Deer, Wild Turkey, Varmint, Squirrels and Chipmunks. A nice property tucked in amongst the pine trees, and a short drive to Custer and Mount Rushmore. I never knew how amazing South Dakota is, and we will be back again.. Mary is a pleasure to work with and made everything as easy as it could be.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newville PA

Cabin W/Guest Quarters on 5 Acres, peaceful getaway location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cabin ! All though the sleeping arrangements are set up more for couples, we made it work for all nine of us, most of which are not couples. I understand 2 of the sofas are extremely comfortable ! The property was very clean and well attended to. The atmosphere there is fantastic. The gravel road to the cabin is in very nice shape and wasn't bad traveling on a motorcycle. We loved sitting out in the evening, and were amazed at the wildlife we were able to see. We would definitely rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2 miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
3 miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
local attraction steam engine
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
50 miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sylvan Lake, Stockade Lake, Center Lake
Car: necessary

Steam Engine (Hill City/Keystone)

Crazy Horse Mountain

Mount Rushmore

Bear Country

Reptile Gardens

Custer State Park (Buffalo, wildlife drive, scenic drive, fishing



Horse sanctuary

Caves (Wind, Jewel & Mt. Rushmore)

Helicopter Rides

Hot Springs


Rates & Availability

Custer Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 25 2016 - Sep 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
Sturgis Rally
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning $75-$100 $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Custer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Quarters - toilet , shower
    Main House - Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House - Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • master bath - shower main bath - tub and shower guest quarters - shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Main House - Master Bedroom/Bath - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Main House - utility room - 1 twin/ single , large private room w/laundry/pantry
    Main House - Western Room - 1 double , entrance from the porch and close to main bath
    Guest Quarters bedroom - 1 double
    Guest Quarter - bedroom/studio - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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