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Kiddville was a small mining camp in the days of the settlement of the Black Hills. It was then abandoned after the gold rush. The vacation home originally was the two story miner's boarding house in the late 1800's. The house was converted and re-modeled into a modest family home in the 1930's, and the property became a private, 38 acre, ranch/homestead. And, again, in 2007 the home was updated with new plumbing, carpet, beds,...
The second floor of the Vacation Home hosts the three bedrooms and the full bath. The main floor consists of a living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry area, porch, and small sun room.
Two of the bedrooms have queen beds. The third bedroom has two twin beds.
The original homesteader/ranchers from the 1930's lived in the house for 75 years till 2007! The home is located on 38 privately owned acres with no visable neighbors. Solitude for you!
This acreage is located in the heart of excellent National Forest deer/turkey/elk country. There are no other inhabited dwellings on the 38 acre property. THERE IS SIX MILES OF WELL MAINTAINED GRAVEL ROAD TO REACH THE PROPERTY.
Historic buildings on the property are a mine assay office, caretaker's house, a barn/corral, and cabin.
Keywords: Black Hills Vacation Home, Black Hills hunting cabin, Mt. Rushmore vacation home, Custer historical rental, Crazy horse vacation rental, Custer Vacation Home, wildlife, solitude
This is a photo of my parents and your hosts, John and Kay. The vacation property was Kay's childhood home. We wish to share this fantastic location with its unique history with you!
Patricia Baumann purchased this house in 2007
The homesteaders of the 1930's were my grandparents and the property is a treasured part of the family that we wish to keep. It is our hope that it will become one of your valued memories as well as you stay at an original Black Hills Gold Mining Camp and homestead. Though the house is completely modernized, it yet holds a peice of the past this is becoming difficult to find. Each of the old buildings has a sign on the door telling what part it played in the old west.
Though the home is modest, it is clean and friendly. The yard has a small creek running through, is private, and often hosts wildlife at dusk and dawn.
Located 9 miles from town (six miles of which is well maintained gravel), this is a remote, private, peaceful escape after a day of touring!
The home is on a deadend driveway, so you will have no traffic passing through. The houseyard is adjacent to Public Black Hills Forest land, so you may hike and explore to your heart's content! Wildlife visits regularly (deer, turkeys, elk, squirrels, songbirds,...). And if you have not experienced the clean smell of pine trees, silence from fellow humans, or the sight of the stars with no street lights, you are in for a treat! The location is at 6000 feet altitude in the protected southern Hills, so the weather is the best you will find in these parts!
There are two window AC's upstairs and one downstairs for the rare days that it is needed. Usually, though, a cool mountain breeze through the open window is sufficient.
Staying at Kiddville is more than just a normal stay at a hotel...It is a truly a great experience. This vacation home in the heart of the Black Hills is a memory-making stay. You can see Crazy Horse from the gravel road going out of the property but watch out for the many cows, deer and other wildlife that share the road. Our family of five enjoyed the home and the many amenities provided. We enjoyed learning about the rich history of the home and surrounding area. When we return to this area we will plan to stay again. Thanks for sharing Kidville with us!
We loved exploring the grounds. Our two children and our dog had a great time running around! It was nice to have a place for our dog and to have some space to roam. The owners are very nice and we had a great stay. I felt like I was staying at my grandma's house in Minnesota only there were mountains! It was a close drive to Crazy Horse and to town. If you like hiking, privacy, space, cows, deer, rabbits and historic old homes this is a perfect place.
We had more fun on this property than going to all the attractions. If you are farm people or adventurers you will enjoy the miles of walking and looking at past mining items and rolling hills and some farmland. The buildings were authentic and made you feel like you were living in the past. I enjoyed the owners scrapbook explaining the homemade items in the house and history of the area. It is a few miles off the beaten path but that is part of it's charm. So close to areas like Crazy Horse, Jewel cave, Mt. Rushmore and Hill City and Custer. Loved seeing Custer state park and it was right down the road. Owners were close by and very helpful if needed.
If you are looking for an experience this is the place! Your own private wilderness to explore. The stories about the house & property are amazing.
The bathroom is upstairs so if you have trouble with stairs this would not be the place for you. If your looking for luxurious accommodations; this is not your place. It is a very old farm house.
The owners & their daughter are the nicest people ever. You will feel right at home! We saw deer & rabbit everyday. I can't rave enough about our experience.
The minute we entered the house we felt right at home. Everything you could possibly need is there. We were a party of 4 adults and 4 children. The kids had a great time playing in the creek, collecting rocks, sticks and pinecones, and doing what kids do! The scenery is gorgeous and so peaceful. It was the perfect place to stay and do day trips throughout the hills. We enjoyed Reptile Gardens, Bear Country, a drive through the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, etc. The 15 mile trip up to the fire tower on Bear Mountain is well worth the drive.
The house is much roomier than we expected with plenty of room for our crew. So much history here! I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay off the beaten path.
From the moment we entered the gorgeous property gates I felt at home. The pictures really don't do this place justice. There we 6 of us staying here (4 adults & 2 children) and the only thing that was a little hard was having 1 bathroom. We cooked our meals on the big grill and sat as a family at the big dining table to eat. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare every meal.
The owners of the property are the kindest people you will ever meet. I felt like I was dealing with family. There is a book to read & write in to share your experience & that tells you the history of the property which instantly makes you feel like you are part of something special.
I was reluctant to write my review for fear it will be booked the next time we want to visit (haha!).
Access from large, private yard on to the Black HIlls National Forest. Great for hiking/exploring!
No visable neighbors at the vacation home-peaceful and private solitude!
Turn the yard light off and stargaze!
This Vacation Home is a modest, friendly, down to earth ranch house. Many guests say it reminds them of 'visiting the grandparents on the farm as a child'.
The home is 8-9 miles NW of Custer. Six of these miles is well maintained gravel.
During the Bike Rally, there is bike parking near the highway if guests have a car to then travel to the Vacation Home.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
$100 deposit, refunded if cancel 60 days in advance
Lodging tax is 6%
Guests are liable for un-do damages to the property.
Home is available May through October.
Base rate for peak season includes two persons at $145/night. $20/night for each additional guest
see Rally Rates above
Owner accepts personal checks, cash, and PayPal
$100 deposit-refundable if canceled more than 60 days in advance.. Pay by check or PayPal
Provide full payment within 14 days of arrival or bring cash upon arrival
Sturgis Bike Rally Rates are $165 for two guests, plus $30/night per additional guest.
Peak season rates are $145 for two guests, plus $20/night per additional guest.