Kiddville Ranch and Historical Gold Mining Camp.

The HomeKitchen-stockedDining areaMaster Bedroom-queenDouble roomliving roomtwo twins roomGazebo/abandoned cabinold mining buildingsJohn and Kay-your hostsThe dam near the propetyEntrance to the propertyThis was the caretaker's home in gold camp daysThe original barnThe assay office from gold camp daysThe assay office from gold camp days
County Highway 292, Custer, SD 57730

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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $130 - $145
Per week: $910 - $1,015
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes

Description of the Custer vacation home rental

Originally an 1895 boarding house in the mining camp of Kiddville (long ago abandoned), the house was remodeled and turned into a private home/ranch in the 1930's. In 2007, the home was again remodeled and modernized. The original assay office, caretakers quarters, barn/corral, and cabins are yet on the 38 privately owned acres, 8 miles NW of Custer, SD on six miles of well maintained gravel road.

Visitors have unlimited access to 5 of the 38 private acres, and the house yard adjoins the public Black Hills National Forest. The area abounds with deer, elk, turkeys, squirrels, birds,... The setting is very private for there are no other inhabited dwellings on the 38 acres!

Rates are for two guests $145/night during high season May 21-August 31). Three or four guests is $165/night. Additional charge of $15 per person per night. Lodging tax is 5%
Off season rate is $130/night for up to four persons.
Pets are $5/night. Pet owner is responsible for any damages.

The three bedrooms are on the second floor with the full bath. The main floor hosts the living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry area, porch, and small sun room. Upon request, a queen air bed can be provided on the main floor near the dining room.

Area Information

The home is 8 miles from Custer, 11 miles from Crazy Horse Memorial, 20 miles from Mount Rushmore, 10 miles from Custer State Park, 20 miles from Jewel Cave Park, and 25 miles from Wind Cave National Park. There is six miles of well-maintained gravel road as access to the home.

Nearby entertainment includes hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and gambling in historic Deadwood.

Sorry, no horses, please.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 21 2014 Aug 31 2014 $145 $145 $1,015 - -
Sep 01 2014 May 20 2015 $130 $130 $910 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 5.5%
Deposits: $100 deposit, refundable if cancel more than 60 days in advance. We do not accept full payment until 14 days or less in advance of stay since it is non-refundable Stated prices are for two guests ($145/night) Three or Four guests is $165. Additional guests are $15/night. Off season rate is $130/night for four guests
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: *$145/Night for 2 people *$165/Night for 3-4 people ($15 per person per night for additional guests, May 21-Aug 31. *$130/Night for 4 people ($15/person/night for additional guests) Sept 1-May 20 *Pets are $5/night CLOSED OCTOBER 1 THROUGH MAY 15 Extra bedding/linens/cleaning supplies provided. Damages to the property will be the responsiblity of the visitor to rectify/reimburse. Pets allowed for $5/night. Sorry, no horses please


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garage
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Microwave
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Gas Grill
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Miniature Golf
    (8 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (8 miles)
  • Lake
    (20 miles)
  • Hunting
  • Playground
    (8 miles)
  • Winery
    (12 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (8 miles)
  • Pool
    (8 miles)
  • Boating
    (20 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (8 miles)
  • Fishing
    (20 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Gazebo with propane BBQ and picnic table

Altitude of the property is 6000' in the Southern Black Hills. The weather is the best you can find in this area, and there are no poisonous snakes/plants within walking distance!

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Custer, South Dakota

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Tiff Beatty

Boise, Idaho

favorite vacation!

We absolutely loved this rental. The property is beautiful and saw wildlife EVERYDAY. It's close to so many different places of interest and there is a lot to see. It was pet and kid friendly. Rustic and private is what we really loved. The owners are awesome! Would defiantly stay here again.

Nick De Louise

Denver, CO USA

2014 Memorial weekend getaway

This location was an incredible place to stay. It was tucked out of the way for plenty of privacy and quiet evenings, had plenty of open space for our dogs to run around, and allowed for easy access to all the activities in nearby areas (e.g. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wind Caverns, Mammoth Site, etc.). There is plenty of history about the place. You can read about it and see how it connects to the history of the surrounding areas.

Debra Connolly


Great quiet place to stay centrally located

This place was a great place to stay. The house has alot of history to it. We enjoyed staying here and walking the property and learning about the house and it's surrounding. It is conveniently located to Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt Rushmore. If you want to see all the nearby sites and then turn in to a quiet relaxing place this is it.

Wendy Angel

Chicago, IL

Best vacation home!!!

This has been by far the best vacation home we have ever stayed at. It is very private with great views. During our stay, we were able to see deer, wild turkeys, and even caught a glimpse of a wild cat. We will definitely be returning here for our nest vacation to Custer.

Lynda Jochens

Blue Springs, MO

Wonderful place to stay

We stayed at the Kiddville home for 4 nights. Our biggest regret is that we didn't make our reservation for a full week. Close to attractions and a private setting with hiking right outside your door. The historical buildings on the property are in remarkably good condition. The views were incredible while relaxing outside after a day of sightseeing. I rarely write a review for the places we have stayed, but I felt this one was special.

Sharon Henriksen

Indianapolis, IN

Lovely setting in a lively area

My parents, two sons, husband, dog and I had a lovely stay at this historic property. It was close to Crazy Horse, Custer, Custer State Park, and many other places we enjoyed visiting.

Anne Mohaupt


Kiddville Ranch

We loved it. Very quiet. No Neighbors. Could only hear the wind in the trees and the birds. Could only see "good views". Would go again.

patricia lundin

bloomington, indiana usa

Kiddville Ranch - Custer SD

Very pleasant stay - the house was cozy and had everything to meet our needs - would have been nice to have a second bathroom, but we managed - the owners were gracious, helpful and accomodating - there was wildlife on the grounds every day - we enjoyed hiking the hills and exploring the grounds - somewhat remote, but we liked that aspect - would stay again.

Jerry Kellner


Peace and Quiet in the hills

Kiddville Was Fantastic We Loved It. Just A Short Hike Up The Hill To The Blackhill National Wildlife Area. This Location Is Perfect For Seeing The Sites It Is Within 20 To 30 Miles Of Just About Anything You Would Want To Do In The Hills. Scenary Was Great There Were Deer In The Yard Everyday In The Moring And Then Again In The Evening. If You Want The Black Hills Experience Then Rent This House. Jerry,maryann,dale & Niki

Susan Mitchell

Eau Claire, WI USA

Great place to stay!

This is the second year in a row that we rented this home. It is the best place in all of the Black Hills to stay as far as I am concerned. Great location, cozy home supplied with everything you could possibly need. We will be going out again next year. Cannot wait!

April Shrader

Madison, WI

Relaxation and quiet

We had such a nice time during our stay at Kiddville Ranch. The quiet and relaxation we experienced there was such a nice change from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Even though the days were a bit warm for sightseeing, the weather "back at the ranch" was perfect!! We will definitely be back, but will stay longer next time!!

Maria Barratt-Riley

Boise, Idaho

Perfect for kids and pets

This was exactly what we needed. Quiet, peaceful, and just absolutely beautiful. I can't express how grateful we are that Kay and her family were willing to convert their family homestead into a rental...and allow us to bring our dogs with us. Deer, bunnies, coyotes, and even a tough kitty came down every evening to say hi. We will definately be back (even though it is a 14 hour drive), but will stay longer next time. Can't say enough good things about the place and caretakers.

Deb Schretenthaler

Eau Claire, WI USA

Great Place To Stay!!!

We stayed for one week in August. There were nine people in our party. The house was exactly what we were looking for: privacy, space, amenities. The kitchen is fully eqquiped, which allowed us to cook many meals. We were able to hike and explore without having to drive.




I am a granddaughter who came from MN every year to stay in this beautiful piece of property while my grandparents were still living. I am so appreciative of the fact that my wonderful relatives have taken on renting this beautiful place so that you too can enjoy the solitude this place has to offer besides all of the history on this piece of land and surrounding area. The abundance of deer and other wildlife roaming is awesome and a definite perk!! I highly recommend you stay at this 1895 Historic Charm.

Owner Supplied Testimonials


My grandparents homesteaded this property in the 1920's. It is a cherished piece of our family that we wish to share. The history is fantastic, the house comfy, and the area beautiful! Though the home is completely modernized, it carries a rare peice of history with it! Tricia-owner

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Patricia Baumann

Patricia Baumann

605 673-4873

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    John and Kay are Patricia's parents who manage the property.
    John is retired US Forest Service. Kay grew up at the vacation rental property which was homesteaded by her parents.
    They live on a property 5 miles from the vacation home, where they grow a huge garden....
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