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Heart of the Black Hills, Bordering National Forest, Fresh Air & Bright Stars!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Up to 5 guests allowed. Discounted weekly rates

720 sf 1 bedroom cabin located on asphalt in the very Heart of the Black Hills with wildlife and hiking outside your door. Our cabin is a wonderful base for exploring all that the Hills have to offer. During your stay let nature provide the entertainment, let your mind wander, and allow yourself to rediscover the art of conversation with treasured family and friends.

With the smell of the pines and a breath of fresh mountain air, you are sure to relax and kick back at this retreat. New for Summer 2018: Dish TV and Air Conditioning! This cabin has microwave, full size refrigerator with ice maker, toaster/oven, hot plate, crockpot, cabinets and counter top and table with chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with dining ware, bakeware, coffeemaker, utensils and linens; everything you need to create a special meal. There are also towels and linens provided for the bathroom and bedroom. 180 sf covered deck with gas grill. Free WIFI in the cabin. We don't allow smoking or pets in the cabin since some of our guest have allergies.

Close to Custer state park, Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore carvings. At the end of asphalt road. 4 miles to Custer which has lots of shopping, groceries, and restaurants.

Bedroom has 1 queen bed and 1 twin over full size bunk bed. Living room with TV, VCR, DVD, CD player, electric fireplace. There is a telephone - local and incoming calls only. There is also cell phone reception in the area. WiFi is available in the cabin.

Check In Time is 4 PM and Check Out Time is 11 AM.

More Details

Marcy and Ken
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Marcy and Ken

Recently retired and now living permanently in the Black Hills.

Marcy and Ken purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Marcy and Ken chose Custer

In 2005 my husband and I were looking for a place in the Black Hills for when we were able to retire that was centrally located to all that the Hills have to offer. We built this cabin and used it for our many vacations to the Black Hills. Being adjacent to the national forest we have enjoyed many beautiful hikes and abundant wildlife just outside our door way. Since we recently completed the building of our permanent home we are now able to share this piece of heaven with others.

What makes this cabin unique

Black Hills National Forest 100' from the cabin. Deer and turkey stop by for a visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book:

The cabin was a bonus on our stay! You guys thought of everything a person needed. Really enjoyed the morning view with coffee. Seeing the wildlife was relaxing. The cabin was cozy, our family was very relaxed when we walked in! The board games were a plus. A very peaceful and enjoyable stay. We will come back again and recommend anyone to stay. The weekend was just not enough time. Thanks you guys
Jul 2016
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Custer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large Vanity and 5' shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed that is twin over full
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Most days the deer and turkey pay a visit to our yard!


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Heart of the Black Hills, Bordering National Forest, Fresh Air & Bright Stars!!
average rating of 4.903226 based on 67 reviews

Peaceful Haven

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent a delightful week at Ken & Marcy's 'cabin'....more like a true 'home away from home'. They take great pride in their place and it shows. Everything was spotlessly clean, everything one could need was provided. Ken greeted us warmly and kept in touch throughout our stay to make sure everything was going smoothly. We especially enjoyed the peaceful, calm beauty of the area with a lovely view of the adjacent Black Hills National Forest lands, spectacular Custer sunsets, morning visits of deer and wild turkeys, and use of the gas BBQ. It's a wonderful place to come back to after a long day of seeing the sights, hiking and fishing. We cannot recommend Ken & Marcy's place highly enough. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you felt completely at home during your stay with us! Great to have guest's that take such great care of the cabin. We look forward to your return to the Black Hills!
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Fantastic cabin in the Black Hills

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at this lovely cabin in the Black Hills. The cabin had everything the two of us needed and was extremely clean. We didn't spend a lot of time at the cabin as we were exploring everything around us from morning until dark. Ken and Marcie were able to catch us one morning on our way out and they are so nice and gracious. I would highly recommend this gem in the Black Hills it was a great base camp to visit Custer Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands, and the Neeldes Highway. If we are ever in the area again this cabin will be our first choice.

Cody and Tricia Clayson

West Jordan UT

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Lovely cabin - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is in a perfect location for all the sightseeing of the Black Hills. We saw turkeys and deer just outside the home everyday. We had everything we needed and Ken stopped by to ask if we needed anything.

The property does not have a dryer but we had a clothes line to dry our clothes. We hung them out before we went on our adventure for the day and by the time we returned they were dry. We truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home way from hom

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations for a couple. Everything as depicted in HomeAway. Great location to tour the Black Hills. Best part - quiet get-away from the crowds of the small towns which are bustling with tourists. For bicyclists, just four miles from one of the best rail-to-trails projects - the Mickelson Trail. Our host was very friendly, too.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do justice, this cabin was so cute and very clean. The beds were soft and comfortable. It's centrally located, we were able to see 2 caves, Mt Rushmore and Custer park. We will try to return and have already shared the link with friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to having you stay with us again!
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Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying here, and we love this home! Great location that's close to parks and attractions. They have available everything you need and then some for kitchen equipment. We loved sitting on the patio and listen to the wildlife around. Having a handicap accessible shower was an important feature for us. Laundry appliances is a bonus for us as we can do laundry before going home if need/want. This is the only place we will stay and arrange our trip around availability.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having our guests for a return visit! So happy to provide a washer with a drying rack and clothes line for guest to wash out a few things while they stay with us. Look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Rapid City Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Custer has several, Bugling Bull is our favorite
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Rocky Knolls
Nearest Motorway
Located next to asphalt road 4 mile to Custer, SD
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Custer, Favorites Burger/Bun, Pizza Mill
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Pool in Custer and beach in Custer State Park
Car: recommended

Stay on the Edge of Adventure

Custer, South Dakota, is the gateway to the roaming wildlife of Custer State Park and just minutes from Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument and all the adventures and activities of the Black Hills.

This uncrowded town offers travelers unique dining and shopping opportunities, flanked by the majestic peaks and towering pines of the Black Hills National Forest. Staying near Custer means you’ll spend less time driving and more time playing on your next Black Hills vacation.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

We do not require a damage deposit as the majority of guests treat the property respectfully. If damage is discovered or excessive cleaning is required after renter checks out, renter agrees to reimburse owner for the cost of repairs or extra cleaning. Reservations require guests to make two payments: 25% due now, 75% due 60 Days prior to check-in. Check In Time is 4 PM and Check Out Time is 11 AM.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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