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Beautiful Black Hills Furnished Home

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom with 4 beds, garage fully furnished

This is a 7 year old home that still smells new inside. It is completely furnished with nothing but comfort in mind. 2 reclining leather couches, along with very comfortable bedding, big screen tv in living area and extremely nice decorations to give you the feel of cozy and comfort in every room. All you need to bring is your food.

We supply you with a single stall in our 2 car garage to assure you have a place to park inside if a summer storm would happen to come through, or to put your car in for a cold winter night if you are staying in the cold months.

In floor heat and AC. Covered porch, washer and dryer along with all the things you will need in the kitchen to prepare a large meal or the smallest snack. We have full cable along with wifi, however we do not provide a computer, so you will need to bring your own device to work with.

The master bedroom is complete with a California king size bed with very cozy bedding, a master bath and shower along with a desk to work from if you need to do any work from home. 1 large ceiling fan. It also has a large walk in closet that we added 2 bunk beds in for extra people to sleep in, preferably kids. Full view windows to watch wildlife right outside the home in the back yard if you decide to leave the blinds open.

The second bedroom is very spacious also, with a huge closet, very comfortable queen size sleigh bed with super cozy bedding, cable tv and ceiling fan. The location is perfect for someone wanting to see all the sites as it is just a short distance to all the hotspots in the Blackhills region. Everything is brand new in this home to assure you the best stay with no problems. It is only minutes from Crazy Horse Mountain and also Mount Rushmore. Endless hiking including Harney Peak, the highest point in the Black Hills. Multiple lakes less than 3-5 miles away that are excellent for fishing and all types of water sports. Eagle viewing along with many other types of bird watching is unmatched in this location. We have even seen an occasional mountain lion in the area. The deer population is unbelievable. They will come right up to the house and even lay in the backyard, just outside the walls of the home.

The fact is, we have spent time in Colorado and many other locations around the US and it is no secret that viewing birds and animals in their natural habitat cannot be matched to what you will find in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.

What we and many others like about the Black Hills, is the fact it is so open to hiking and just plain getting out of your car and looking around. Let me tell you it is hard to find a no parking sign in this area. It seems many locations you go to, it is impossible to get out and explore the area, not in The Black Hills. Enjoy your stay and make sure to let us know if there is anyway we can help you make it the best vacation you ever had. Please call my cell 308-391-1813 at anytime or email me at with questions about the home or for booking questions. If you need to contact my wife Karen, you can do so on her cell at 308-391-1814. Kevin Houtwed

More Details

Property Manager
Kevin Houtwed / Karen Houtwed
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Kevin Houtwed / Karen Houtwed

We are a family from Nebraska that built this home in 2007 in Custer because we love the Black Hills and wanted to spend more time there. My wife is a Special Ed teacher in the local high school and I have a company called Hotwoods that we manufacture pontoon boats and docks along with many other related items. We have 2 beautiful Daughters, One Son in law and 2 wonderful Grand children, A very special foreign exchange student, we call our Son, and our dog Mia. and we are very involved with our work and family, but always find time to enjoy the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota

Kevin Houtwed / Karen Houtwed purchased this condo in 2007

Why Kevin Houtwed / Karen Houtwed chose Custer

This property has everything you need to enjoy your stay in the Black Hills. We completely furnished it with the best things we could find. This makes it very comfortable while staying here. Leather couches, Big screen cable tv, Very comfortable bedding along with all the things to make a kitchen a kitchen. Keep in mind we set this up for our family and now we are offering it to you to enjoy. The location is very close to everything you will want to do while in the Black Hills. It is located 51 miles from Sturgis, SD. The mountain countryside style neighborhood is not only very safe, it is very quiet for those porch setting days and evenings. In minutes you can be at Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse or any location in the Custer state park. It also has many excellent fishing lakes very close. Hiking and biking trails less than 300 yards from the front door. Deer and turkeys along with fox will be seen regularly all around the property as well as many different species of birds.

Shopping does not get any better than Rapid City located 45 miles away via the most scenic drive in the mountains, along with attractions like Bear Mountain and Reptile Gardens. These are places where you can really get up close and personal with wild bear, elk, wolf, and every type of reptile known to man.

Then there is the Badlands of South Dakota. Located about 90 miles to the east of our home, you will not believe what you will see there, as it looks just like the moon surface. This is a great area to hike and see wildlife like mountain goats, along with many large birds or prey.

Right down the road a few miles from the Badlands is Wall, SD, where you will find Wall Drug, that has been a vacation hot spot for visitors for over 100 years.

What makes this condo unique

This home has no steps. It is all new so you do not have to worry about problems while staying. It has an attached garage. Our care takers are less than 10 miles away, if there ever would be an issue with something. You will have complete access to everything you need while you stay. You can always contact myself ( Kevin ) or my wife Karen on our cell phones if you need to for any reason.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Custer, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Walk in shower. Dual sinks. Plenty of lighting & mirrors.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Off the living room hallway. Centrally located.
  • master bath has walk in shower. very spacious. The second full bath has tub shower and is very spacious also. Again everything is new and works perfect. Note: Bathrooms are not handicapped accessible.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Walk in closet with bunk bed that sleeps 2. Cable TV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Very comfortable bed. Plenty of closet space & Cable TV.
  • Master suite has California king size bed with a walk in closet big enough we have a bunk bed in it also. This is great for kids as they have their own area off to the side of the parents. The second bedroom has a queen size bed that would easily sleep 2. It is a sleigh bed that is very comfortable just like the master bed set. Both bedrooms have cable tv and plenty of closet space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Wildlife viewing is spectacular not only right around the home it is just a very short drive to Custer State Park ( 3 miles ) The bike trails right along the road leading into the home can take you for miles along very scenic areas. The Mickelson Trail is a real favorite for hikers and bicycles. It goes for miles through the Black Hills. We have travelled all over the US and we can assure you that the wildlife you will encounter here is second to none. We rate it much better than Yellowstone or many of the other areas you can see wildlife in across the country. All lawn care and snow removal is done so the property is always in top shape. You will not be disappointed with the quality of this home. Everything is either new or in perfect shape. We are all about comfort in our home along with usability, for all ages. This is a very safe and comfortable neighborhood to enjoy your stay in. enjoy walks around the loop right out back door. 1 mile around, it is a favorite for many.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Very clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

Owners easy to work with. Plenty of room for 4 adults. Very clean and great location

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, I am glad you chose to stay at our home in Custer. It was nice keeping in touch with you as we did right up to arrival. As the owner, we feel it is important to let the customer know we are here if you need anything to help make your stay the perfect vacation while visiting the Black Hills. with your comments, I am 100% sure you had a wonderful time and we want you to know you are welcome to stay at our home anytime you travel back to the Black Hills area. Kevin & Karen Houtwed
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Comfortable, Clean and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We found the property to be very homey and welcoming. We felt very relaxed and safe, like we were in our own home. Would definitely consider staying here again; also recommend to other travelers. Everything we needed was supplied - no surprises!

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is charming, very clean, and has everything needed. The location is perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were able to see all the sights. Custer is

A charming city with good restaurants and nice people and most places within driving distance. Would do this again đź‘Ś

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you stay. You are always welcome to return back to our home in the hills. Thank You Kevin & Karen
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

There were two of us women and we both enjoyed staying in your charming clean conveniently located home we appreciated all the notes and help you gave us and we had no problems at all thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time. You are always welcome to come stay with us again. Kevin & Karen Houtwed
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Galva, Kansas

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This had to be one of the best vacation rentals we have had. It was very clean and well stocked. The living room furniture with the reclining sofas were very comfortable. The beds were comfortable and had a nice place to sit outside on a covered patio area. It was nice to have the use of one side of the garage to put our motorcycles in during a rain storm. There were deer running through the area every morning and evening. It is well located close to the sites and great motorcycling roads. We very much enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaufort, South Carolina USA

Great location,nice spacious place. Worked fine.

  • 5 of 5

Black Hills are beautiful

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you as a guest. We will always welcome you back anytime you travel back to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Thanks Again, Kevin & Karen Houtwed
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Rapid City, South Dakota
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Custer Country Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Keystone to Hill City mountain train ride
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
us 385 and 16
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Lead and Deadwood
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Custer, South Dakota

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$266.34

We ask that when you leave our home you pick up and clean it the best you can to help us with the next individuals who come to enjoy their time in it. You will find this home in great condition and exceptionally clean. We strive very hard to keep it that way and we expect you to do the same. Cleaning fees of $75.00 could apply if the home is left in poor condition after your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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