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At The Edge Of Solitude Where Stars Are Bright And The Air Is Fresh

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

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.

At the Founder's Cabin, you'll have thousands of acres ti explore whether hiking or horseback riding across this historic property.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About JWF

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

JWF purchased this cabin in 1995

Why JWF chose Black Hills

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

What makes this cabin unique

The only place in the Black Hills where you WILL NOT hear a motorcycle during the Sturgis Rally!


Custer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Children are required to be 14 years old or older due to the dangers associated with the cliff edge location. No injuries have occurred but we will not risk having even one!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

At The Edge Of Solitude Where Stars Are Bright And The Air Is Fresh
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Incredible peace!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cabin! If you really want to see what it's like getting away from it all, this is where to go. We stayed in January and loved it. Could only imagine what it's like in the other months. Simple peace and quiet. Highly recommend to anyone, and already have!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this rental. It is very beautiful inside and out. Peaceful, quiet, and very relaxing. Scenery is breathtaking. Secluded, but well within driving distance to many activities. Many thanks to Jim for being very helpful and for sharing your home with us. Would highly recommend and plan to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views from a beautiful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin will not disappoint. From the beautiful furnishings inside the cabin to the comfortable furnishings outside you will feel right at home. The breathtaking views from the deck are remarkable , I am not certain any other cabin in the area can beat it . Very pleased with the owners responsiveness to our questions and the information provided before our arrival.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we spent the first 1/2 hour in absolute awe of the views provided by the property. With the wind blowing in the trees and the scent of pines, we could not have expected a more perfect location.

While the first evening was warm (in the 90's) and the AC was needed, the rest of our stay was in the 70's during the day and upper 50's at night allowing the windows to be kept open to enjoy the sounds of nature.

The cabin is the place to get off "the grid" to enjoy and relax, it still has all the amenities you'd feel a need - satellite TV, internet, etc. We especially enjoyed hiking the area and the peacefulness of the deck to just relax, talk and read.

As other reviewers have indicated, there is eleven miles of gravel to negotiate, however we enjoyed a slow drive each time to observe the various wild life - everything from bison, deer and antelope to rabbits, squirrels and birds.

Many thanks to Mr. Farmer in having this cabin available to use - we look forward in planning a return trip in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than the pictures show everything was clean and very well maintained. If you are looking for a quiet, serene get away this is the perfect place to do so. We enjoyed the solitude and hiking. The views are fantastic and the stars are so close that you could almost touch them. I would highly recommend the Red Canyon Cabin to any visiting the area!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I vacation in South Dakota almost yearly. This was by far the best trip so far due to this beautiful cabin and the scenery. Jim was an amazing host and whet over and above out expectations. We will definitely return and have shared our experience with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Custer Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Feb 26 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Winder 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.5%

Renters are liable for damage. A refundable $300 damage (2 people) is collected at the time of your rental payment. $400 for more than 2 people. Renters must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement prior to arrival. Location of cabin cannot be disclosed publicly. An additional charge of $35/DAY/PP is required for each person after two people. Children are $25/day/PP.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Hot Springs
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
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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