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

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patricia Baumann
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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 Black Hills

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.


based on 33 traveler reviews

Kiddville Vacation Home, Seventh night FREE! Site of historical gold mining camp
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 33 reviews

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, cozy and really extraordinary vacation home. We felt the spirit of former days and did not miss any comfort.

Thank you for this experience and great hospitality.

Michael and Claudia from Hamburg, Germany

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I love the country and the privacy of the house. Mrs. Kay and Mr. John were wonderful. Enjoyed hearing stories about the house!! Thanks for a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Marion, Iowa

Historical Vacation Opportunity

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at the Kiddville Ranch Home and already miss the truly wonderful location and cozy accommodations. It's not often a vacation experience seems like family or home but this one did. The owners, the Baumann's are extremely sweet, in fact, the whole family is. If you are looking for that unique experience- try this place!!! The Waltons from Iowa!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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What a great, historic vacation home!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful Views!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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38 acre get away :)

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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
Nearest Ski
60 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.


Rates & Availability

Custer House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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, 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 $165/night. $20/night for each additional guest

Owner accepts personal checks, cash, and PayPal

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Custer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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