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“A Step Back in Time”
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Kitchen-stocked
Dining area
Master Bedroom-queen
Double room
living room
two twins room
Gazebo/abandoned cabin
old mining buildings
John and Kay-your hosts
The dam near the propety
Entrance to the property
This was the caretaker's home in gold camp days
The original barn
The assay office from gold camp days
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Custer, South Dakota

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LITTLETON
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Step Back in Time”
Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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If you are open to something a "little rustic" (but with everything you need) and like a taste of history, this little treasure might be right up your alley. We stayed 3 nights and were quite comfortable in this 3-bedroom, 1 bath unit. There are signs all over the house and out buildings describing the history of the place. It was occupied from 1933 through 2007 by the same family, the last one departed for a "higher residence" in 2007 after living there from the time she and her husband bought it in 1933. She appears to have been an amazing woman and her touch is everywhere. Bluebirds were the dominant creature, but there were swallows and deer as well as a little house wren that woke us daily with her song. It is quiet and peaceful and the stars are brilliant if there is no competition from the moon. Located in a little valley at about 8 miles in from Custer via a well-maintained gravel road, it is also a quick hop to the Crazy Horse memorial (visible from the gravel road intersection with Hwy 385) and about 30 minutes from Mount Rushmore. If you go to the evening lighting ceremony at Rushmore, you'll find the drive home peaceful as all the traffic goes the other way toward Keystone and Rapid City. :-) But don't have your care detailed before you go. You might want to plan that for after you return. The dust from the gravel road will cover your car if the weather is dry.

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Liked best: The peaceful, quiet location
Liked least: Dust from the road and the flies (which are inevitable where ranching is done).
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
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“Tons of wildlife and with no city type rush hour”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Loved the place. Our family wanted a place off the grid to get away from the city life, this placed offered just that. Still within easy driving distance to all major areas and attractions within a 20 minute drive from everything. Place is fully furnished with everything you would need and tons of wildlife everywhere. Leave the electronics at home and get rid of the daily stress! Will definitely be back as the wife and kid loves it! Nathan from big city Lincoln

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Mansfield, Missouri
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Abbie K
Madison, Wisconsin
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“Great house, great location.”
Reviewed 29 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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The house was truly a home, thanks to its kind and thoughtful owner. Also, great access to the Black Hills (right out our front door), Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument, Mt. Rushmore and many other historic sites and natural wonders.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Gwyn1984
Indiana
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18 reviews
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“It was like staying with my Grandmother, peaceful, homey and close to everything.”
Reviewed 15 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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House was exactly as shown, grounds were beautiful and the dirt road is nothing to worry about. Traveling from Mt. Rushmore to Crazy Horse and Custer is a breeze. There were five of us and we had no issues with space. The surrounding land was peaceful, beautiful and interesting. Would stay there again in a heartbeat,

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Liked best: The scenery around the home and the quiet at the end of the day.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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