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Kiddville Vacation Home, Seventh night FREE! Site of historical gold mining camp

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) on 38 private acres!




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

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Patricia Baumann
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Patricia Baumann

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!

Thanks! Tricia

Patricia Baumann purchased this house in 2007

Why Patricia Baumann chose Custer

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom is upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Pets and children welcome! Large yard with no visable neighbors! So peaceful and private! There is six miles of well maintained gravel to reach the home. During Bike Rally, there is bike parking near the highway if guests also have a car to then reach the home. The Vacation Home is a modest, clean, friendly ranch house.


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Kiddville Vacation Home, Seventh night FREE! Site of historical gold mining camp
average rating of 4.725 based on 40 reviews

Peaceful and private

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux Falls, SD

Quiet, private, comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

We met our friends from Billings, MT here on Labor Day weekend, and our stay could not have been nicer!

The property is filled with old, historic buildings from an 1890's mining camp and also from the 1930's ranching operation. The home is just like Grandma's house, but modernized. The beds were comfortable and the owners have thought of every comfort their guests might need (including WiFi)).

We brought along our 2 small Chihuahuas, and they enjoyed the freedom of running in the spacious yard.

We never left the property, as there were plenty of hiking opportunities just on the property. We discovered an old mine on the property, and enjoyed having a fire each night in the safe fire pit.

There is only one bathroom, and it is upstairs, so it might be a problem for those with disabilities, but we never had any problems at all.

Clean, beautiful, quiet, private, beautiful! The owner (Kaye) is a beautiful, sweet lady who was born in the historic home, to an exceptional woman, whose presence is felt everywhere in the home.

Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This home is clean and has so much history! There are little stories in every room and building. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. This house is close to everything in the Black Hills. Crazy Horse monument is ten minutes away, Mt. Rushmore and Sylvan Lake are maybe 25 minutes away, the town of Custer had everything you need or want to eat and Custer State park is nearby as well. Wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Kiddville Ranch South Dakota

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, house and history! The owner was very hospitable and made sure we were well taken care of. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Filled with history, cozy and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Loved reading about all of the history of the property. The bed was comfy and welcoming after our 20 hour drive. I will definitely stay here again if available when I go back. We were out a lot while here, so much to see, however we took the time to check out the property and the best view is from the top of the hill, just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The Colony TX

Peaceful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the Kiddville Ranch house. Very private with tons of space to roam around and explore the area. Centrally located to all the amenties in the Black Hills.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 385
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Car: necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

When e-mailing owner to book, it is a $100 deposit, refunded if cancel 60 days in advance.
When booking through HomeAway payments with the "Request to Book" button, 100% is due upon booking in addition to a HomeAway Payment fee. The HomeAway fee is non-refundable.
Lodging tax is 6%
Guests are liable for un-do damages to the property.
Home is available May through September.
Base rate for peak season includes two persons at $145/night. $30/night for each additional guest

Owner accepts personal checks, cash, and PayPal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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