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Quiet country comfort. 3 miles from Custer, 3 miles from Custer State Park

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

* 3 bedroom

* 1 King bedroom with bathroom/shower

* 1 Queen bedroom

* Bedroom with double bunk beds (4 beds)

* Two couches that also pull out into beds

* Additional bathroom with shower/bath

* Washer/dryer

* Two car garage

* WiFi

* 2 Flat Screen TV's with DVD setup

* Kitchen and standard appliances

* Microwave and toaster

* Fire Pit and roasting sticks

* Spacious yard

* Fenced in kennel with outside garage access for pets

* Outdoor gas grill

* Fenced acreage to keep your horses on the property


Owner
Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg

Dr. Joy Falkenburg and her husband Matt Brown have lived in the Black Hills since 1999. They purchased the Little Red Inn in 2013 and opened it for use as a vacation home in 2014. They live next to Custer State Park with their family and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Black Hills and all it has to offer all year long.

Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Matt Brown and Joy Falkenburg chose Custer

We live just down the road from the Little Red Inn. It had been for sale and every time we drove by we thought about buying it and opening it up for vacationers to enjoy when they stayed in the Black Hills. It is in a beautiful location and is close enough to both Custer and Custer State Park to be the perfect spot for people who are visiting the Hills. It also has a fenced in pasture for horses in case travelers are here with their horses to enjoy the Hills. The granite outcroppings east of Custer and Calamity Peak are just across the road from the Little Red Inn. Calamity Peak is one of the most photographed granite peaks in the Hills.

What makes this cottage unique

Our motto is that you can 'hold your horses here'. If you are in the Black Hills to ride, bring your horses with you and leave them in our spacious pasture while you relax at the Little Red Inn. We also have a fire pit so you and the family or friends (or both!) can roast s'mores under the beautiful night sky of Custer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to visit family and stayed with our family and her sister and her family. It worked out wonderful. We were able to have time for the kids to nap and we were able to eat at the house and still close enough to Custer to enjoy it as well. Lots of room inside and outside. The kids could safely play and the temps were perfect. I would come back here with my family again.
Nov 2015
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Horses are welcome to stay in our fenced pasture. Horse boarding for guests only please.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quiet country comfort. 3 miles from Custer, 3 miles from Custer State Park
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5

Great place close to town

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at The Little Red Inn. It was close enough to town to grab dinner or groceries but far enough away to feel secluded. It was also a great launching point for all of the site seeing to be done in the area. The kids loved feeding the cow and catching grasshoppers and frogs in the yard. IT was very quiet, the beds were comfortable and there was room enough for 3 adults and 3 kids under 9.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed our home. Come back soon! Joy
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5

Clean,cozy, prettier than the pictures. The decor and art wor. Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely come back. It’s a wonderful place. 3 generations enjoyed it. So close to many things, Sylvan Lake, Custer and many other wonderful places❤️

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay. It was clean, spacious and relaxing. We also loved how close it was to many attractions. I would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week stay in Custer at the Little Red Inn and loved it! It was just what we needed, a comfortable, clean place to rest after our days of hiking and exploring in SD. We would recommend this place to our friends!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Our family wanted to spend a week in the Black Hills, so we needed to find someplace to stay central to everything we wanted to see. The Little Red Inn seemed to fit the bill. And now that we're back home, we can say it definitely did.

The grocery store, gas, and restaurants in Custer are all five minutes away. The entrance to Custer State Park and Stockade Lake are even closer. Iron Mtn Road, Needles Highway, Mt. Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Memorial are all a half hour or less away. Rapid City and Deadwood are about an hour. And Devils Tower and Badlands National Park are about two hours. We were able to do something new each day without spending too much time in the car, and without changing hotels every other night. All that convenience, and yet still a very quiet and peaceful location. We loved that the property backed up to the National Forest. We saw deer every day, and heard some turkeys and coyotes, and there was a nesting bluebird pair right behind the house in a hollow tree.

As for the house itself, it had all the room we needed for our two adults and three teen boys. We didn't do much cooking there (we preferred to try out some of the local restaurants, and what cooking we did do was simple stuff), but the kitchen seemed to have all the utensils, etc. we would have needed if we wanted to do something more elaborate.

There are some quirks, like with every property, that would be good to be aware of:

1. As noted in other reviews, there is no dishwasher. This didn't really bother us since we didn't cook much, and there is a sink with dish soap and scrubbers and we have hands. ;)

2. The yard outside is nice and big and flat. Great for throwing around a ball or frisbee. And the fire ring is great. But if you get lots of rain, the water will pool up and turn the yard into a marsh. Take this opportunity to do another trip around the state park's wildlife loop. ;)

3. There is an a/c unit in the living room, and ceiling fans in the other rooms. All the windows open easily to let cool air in during the morning and evening hours.

4. The curtains and blinds let in a lot of light in the early morning and will blow around in the wind if you leave them open at night - something to be aware of if you're a light sleeper.

5. We can't tell you if the TVs work because we never turned them on. Quite a feat for our family and a testament to the wonderful things to do around there. :)

In summary, a great home in the perfect location!

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location & a clean hime

  • 5 of 5

Cute home with plenty of room for a family. Quiet property that had everything we needed for a short getaway. Centralized location to access local attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Rapid City
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Bull, GoldPan, AJs, VFW and Frontier
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Custer
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Custer
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Lead Deadwood
Car: necessary

Ideally located three miles from Custer and two miles from Custer State Park, we are centrally located to all your Black Hills activities, including Wind Cave, the Needles Highway, Mt. Rushmore, Sylvan Lake, Crazy Horse, Hill City, Keystone, Custer State Park, the Mickelson Trail, Custer, Rapid City and Iron Mt. Road. Interested in horseback riding? The Little Red Inn has fenced pasture available so you can 'hold your horses here.' We are close to Iron Creek horse camp, a premiere horse riding trail system.

For hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and fishermen, opportunities abound! You are likely to see whitetail deer, wild turkey, elk, coyotes, and the occasional mountain lion on or around the property. Stockade and Bismark Lake are just over the hill and provide opportunity for fly and traditional line fishing for trout, perch, crappie, bass, northern, and sunfish. Buffalo also roam just minutes away in Custer State Park.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Horse boarding needs to be arranged with owner.
Dog boarding fee of $50/dog for 1-7 days (must be guest). Absolutely no pets in the house. Horses welcome for a boarding fee of $50 per horse for 1-7 days (must also be guest). Horse pasture is fenced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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