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Country home with end of the road privacy. Nearly surrounded by National Forest.

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 10-14

Whitetail Meadow! Peaceful Black Hills country home with end of the road privacy and seclusion. Surrounded on 3 sides by National Forest. Beautiful views with miles of trails right behind the house. Off the highway, secluded and quiet. Near hiking, biking, horse trails, within 3 miles from Custer and the Mickelson Trail, Golf course, fishing lake. Within 7-20 miles of Custer State Park, Needles highway, Mt. Rushmore National Monument, Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Sylvan Lake, Stockade Lake, Bismark Lake, Legion Lake.

Log sided, newly remodeled country home. : Perfect for family getaways. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, with large central living room with floor to ceilng stone fireplace, just off the open kitchen. There is a large dining room with french doors to the wrap-around deck overlooking the peaceful meadow where whitetail deer graze in the early mornings and evenings. There is also a large family room with patio doors to the covered front porch.

This home has been recently updated inside and out yet has kept some of the original features such as the vintage knotty pine walls in the entry and family room which add a woodsy feel to the home. The large home has room for everyone with space to spread out.

Private Master bedroom and bath on main level, the other three bedrooms and 1 bath are on the upper level. Family room and 1 bath are on the lower level.

Centrally located to area's attractions. : Located 3 miles west of Custer, it is less than 10-15 minutes to Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument, Jewel Cave, Stockade Lake, Sylvan Lake, as well as great and hiking areas. Rocky Knolls Golf course is within 2 miles. All of the Southern Hills attractions are within 30 minutes -- Within 25-30 minutes is Mt Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Evans Plunge and Mammoth site in Hot Springs.

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Jody Landgrebe Owner/Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Jody Landgrebe Owner/Manager

I've lived in the Custer area for 13 years and am a South Dakota native. After living out of state for 18 years, I returned to South Dakota for a more peaceful life.

Jody Landgrebe Owner/Manager purchased this lodge in 2002

Why Jody Landgrebe Owner/Manager chose Black Hills

I vacationed in the Custer area as a child, and returned to it because I've found the Custer area to be the perfect blend of rustic country living, beautiful scenery and friendly people. The town of Custer has all the shopping, restaurants and entertainment that anyone could possibly need without the frenzy of fast food, Walmarts and traffic that frazzle city folks lives.

What makes this lodge unique

This home is very private so that at the end of the day, I can sit on the front porch and watch the deer in the meadow in front of the house. It's surrounded by National Forest with unlimited opportunities to hike and explore.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Country home with end of the road privacy. Nearly surrounded by National Forest.
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Whitetail Meadow Vacation Home - Custer, South Dakota

  • 3 of 5

Our stay was relaxing and comfortable. The house was warm & spacious, there was a place & room for 3 generations to play & sleep. When we were forced to leave 2 days early due to an oncoming blizzard, Jody the owner was willing to work with us & even gave us a refund.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised. Very pleasant and homey. A nice central location for touring. Jody was very easy to get ahold of and resolved any issue. Would do it again and refer others.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed

  • 5 of 5

This was a very enjoyable trip. The location of this place is central to everything...Wind Cave, Mt Rushmore, Jewel Cave, etc...We really liked the Nat Forest land around there, it was great to just hike short distances without having to drive there to do it.

The house was roomier than I thought from the web site, plenty of space. The game room and downstairs was ideal for us as we had multiple teens that need that constant entertainment.

A small thing but really appreciated is that all the little things are there....plenty of towels, spices, etc for cooking, enough toilet paper, paper towels...seems trivial but its not always that way.

The locale of being close to Custer was also a perk, when you needed something it was quick-not a long drive.

Something that usually doesn't get mentioned- its not a bad drive to Devils Tower(Close Encounters of the Third Kind-if you've seen the movie). Its actually a great tour-many kinds of scenery and it was also the favorite place to visit for a couple of the kids-we hiked a bit in the rocks to the tower itself.

Oh, and a place worth mentioning if you don't mind a drive to eat...Wooly's down in Hot and service were great- and Hot Springs is also a neat little town.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed staying at Whitetail Meadow and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Jody's house! We had 6 adults and 5 children (age 3 through 11) and had plenty of room. The kids loved the bunkhouse and game room, which made it really nice for the adults to have a peaceful upper level! We also had 2 large tables to eat at which also provided ample room to cook for a large group. We loved hanging out in the great room and preparing food in the large kitchen. Our favorite thing was to sit on the porch in the morning with coffee. The house was off the beaten road (we saw lots of deer) but not far at all from Custer. We loved the weather and were glad to escape St. Louis humidity! We were very active through the Black Hills and Custer State Park which was awesome....My only regret was not spending more time relaxing at the house. Would definitely recommend this home to anyone - with kids or without. Jody was extremely kind and helpful through the week for any questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we expected and MORE!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the "little cabin" (it was far from being little with over 4,000 square feet) as we called it to celebrate many milestones with our kids and grandkids. Whitetail Meadow was EVERYTHING we could have expected. The description describes the cabin perfectly!! We enjoyed all the space the cabin and property offered. The game room as was hit with everyone! The large table in the dining room was perfect for all 12 of us to enjoy our meals together! We have four grandsons ages 7 years old, 2 years old, 10 months old and 4 months old and the cabin offered space for each family to have alone time and to gather as a family. The master bedroom was beautiful. The claw foot club was a huge hit. We enjoyed all the sites around Custer, Hot Springs, Hill City and Keystone. The hike up the hill behind the barn to see Crazy Horse is very neat (and not to strenuous). I would recommend this cabin to everyone!! Thanks Jody for sharing your "little cabin" with us! Jane, Mark, kids and grandsons, Minnesota

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Always peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at the Whitetail Meadows. The master bath is luxurious with its soaking tub and beautiful shower. The master bedroom is large and sunny with views of wildflife, just like the living room, kitchen and dining room have. We love to watch for deer. This literally is "end-of-the-road" as described and offers wonderful walks into the national forest. So much room, and so lovely, we can't say enough about how much we enjoy this property and the care the owner gives to it.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Custer State Park
sylvan lake
"Great short hike on a very scenic trail around the lake. Don't miss a little side trip dow..."
Sage Creek Grille
"Great food for fine dining Custer style!"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Several in Custer
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rocky Knolls
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several In Custer
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Stockade Lake
Car: necessary

Enjoy the surrounding Black Hills National Forest which surrounds the property with miles of hiking trails, great mountain scenery and rock climbing. Watch the wildlife in the meadow in front of the home and wander through Custer State Park (within 10 minutes) where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging work and the skies are not cloudy all day!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Christmas Dec 21- Jan 3 - $250/night plus sales tax.
Rates listed are for up to 6 guests. $25/night for each additional guest .
5.5% sales/lodging tax. $49 insurance fee.
Need to cancel? Cancellations over 60 days in advance get full refund less $50 processing fee. If less than 60 days, refunds will be made if re-booked. We will also work with you to re-schedule for another time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Custer Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds plus trundle bed that can be moved to another room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , small comfortable room
    Den/TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sofa bed in the TV room. There's an adjacent bathroom
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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