Charming Getaway Rental with an Idyllic Pond in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

Custer, South Dakota (United States)

Charming Getaway Rental with an Idyllic Pond in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

Nature Lodges
1 unit
2 guest capacity
Shared Bathroom
No pets allowed

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  • Kid-friendly
This charming guestroom rental is perfect to enjoy a weekend getaway. Set in the stunning Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota, the rental can accommodate two guests. Guests use one bedroom and one shared full bathroom. In the bedroom, there are two comfortable twin beds. The full bathroom has a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Linens and towels are provided.

In the communal living room, guests will find cozy seating, perfect for relaxing with a good book after a long day of exploring the national forest. In the winter, the room is transformed into a cozy haven thanks to a wood-burning stove. Glampers can get one of the board games out for an evening of friendly competition, or simply sit back and relax in the warmth. Other amenities include WiFi, air conditioning, and heating.

Outside, there is a spacious shaded patio with plenty of comfortable outdoor furniture. Glampers can start their day off with a cup of coffee or tea while enjoying their peaceful surroundings. The rental sits on a gorgeous horse ranch, complete with an idyllic pond. Flowers and lush greenery surround the 10 acres of property, and wildlife can often be spotted wandering by. Glampers will be left feeling refreshed and revitalized after a relaxing getaway in this stunning spot.


  • Hot water potable
  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Cell service
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water potable
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • 2 Twin/Single bed
  • Fire pit
  • Games
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning
This cozy vacation rental is kept the perfect temperature throughout the year thanks to air conditioning and heating. Free Wi-Fi is included with the stay, along with a spacious patio and outdoor seating. The rental sits on a 10-acre horse farm with a pond.

Guest Services

  • Cleaning services
  • Front desk service
The hosts are happy to help guests with choosing from the plentiful activities and restaurants available close to the property place and throughout the Black Hills.
Merlin's Cave has is a small guest room in the hosts home; two single beds; access to a bathroom with a shower; bedding and towels provided. Parking directly by the house.

Rustic Cabin has one-room log camping cabin that features a full bed plus a single sleeper couch with bedding and towels provided. There is a heated toilet room with flush toilet and cold water sink 50 yards from the cabin attached to the garage. Guests may use the outdoor camping shower building for solar shower bags (provided) next to the cabin or come in the house to use the bathroom there.. Parking can be found next to the cabin.

There is a large campfire pit with griddle and picnic tables in the yard for all guests.

Complimentary coffee and tea is offered in the mornings, as well as WiFi, and electric outlet access on the porch during the warmer seasons.

Location + Surroundings

  • National Park
    distance: 15 miles
  • Lake
    distance: 15 miles
  • Waterfall
    distance: 60 miles
  • Mountain
  • Hot springs
    distance: 24 miles
Local services
  • Fuel station
    distance: 10 miles
  • Supermarket
    distance: 10 miles
  • Town/City
    distance: 10 miles
  • Airport
    distance: 60 miles
  • Health facility
    distance: 10 miles
  • Tourism office
    distance: 10 miles
  • Shopping
  • Movie theater
  • Museums
  • Antiquing
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars
This charming vacation rental is set in the stunning Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. Situated on a 110 acre horse ranch with rolling hills and a peaceful pond. Glampers will truly feel secluded from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. Neighbors are few and far between, living among nature and horses. A herd of bison lives directly next door, and glampers will often spot geese, herons, ducks, and turtles in the on-site pond. Wildlife frequently visits the property, including deer, turkey, elk, porcupines, coyotes, and eagles.

The nearest town is Custer (N), which offers a great choice of both dining and shopping opportunities. The town acts as a gateway to the incredible climbs and trails of the Black Hills. It is nestled up against Custer State Park and is the perfect stop-off for outdoor adventure seekers.

A few miles South, the Highway leads through Wind Cave National Park towards the picturesque town of Hot Springs with plenty of shopping and fascinating sites to explore.

Parallel to the ranch (at trail marker 34/35) and highway 385 runs the 110 mile long Mickelson Trail - the former railroad, now converted for non-motorized hiking, biking, and riding.


  • Biking
  • Meditation on-site
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching on-site

Situated on a peaceful horse ranch, guests can enjoy roasting s'mores at the campfire, spotting local wildlife such as deer and elk, or take in the nature surrounding the rental with some scenic hikes. The rental is surrounded by the Black Hills National Forest, and very close to wonderful areas such as Custer State Park and the Wind Cave National Park just waiting to be explored.

Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding are all excellent ways to dive into nature. There are also fantastic climbing opportunities in the Southern Black Hills. Scenic drives and off-roading allow petrol-heads to indulge in their passion while taking in the breathtaking views.

There are local rivers for kayaking, canoeing, or rafting that guests can also take advantage of. In the winter, glampers can try their hand at snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or tubing. After a day of adventure, the towns of Custer and Hot Springs are a perfect place to enjoy dinner and live entertainment at The Beacon.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • Parties allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Accesibility & Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days
Moderate: You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are not permitted.

Smoking is prohibited in any of the buildings

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