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Located in Custer, Family Friendly, WiFi, Patio, Fire Pit, Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, patio, fire pit, mountain views

Located in the heart of the Black Hills, you’ll find Hilltop Cottage full of charm and conveniences. This home was built in the mid-1920’s by the owners of Willis Dry Goods, which was located where Carson Drugstore is today. Positioned high up you can see the city of Custer, the Custer sign (which lights up every night), mountains, sunrises and sunsets, which make for an unforgettable stay.

This home has 4 bedrooms: two on the main floor with queen beds and two on the upper floor with double beds (one has a futon and a TV with DVD/VCR and a kids' video library) and 1 full bathroom located on the main floor, towels and linens provided. Also on the main floor you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, formal dining room with French doors, comfortable living room with a 50" flat screen Smart TV with cable, a DVD player and a video library. On the east side of the home you’ll find a large stamped concrete patio with a gas grill, fire pit with stone benches, a large yard, and a beautiful view you can enjoy while sipping your coffee or roasting marshmallows around the fire. You’ll also find a private driveway with a 20’ x 26’ carport nestled close to the house and additional parking in front of the home. There’s free WiFi throughout the home and other items to help you enjoy your stay such as roasting sticks, folding chairs, card table, board games, hairdryer, and first-hand knowledge of the area from lifetime residents of Custer!

There is no cleaning fee, we just ask that you leave the home as close to the same condition is was when you arrived.

Our check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 10:00 a.m. We will try to be flexible with our times to accommodate your schedule the best we can if you need us to.

There is a laundromat located just two blocks away, Lost Sock Laundromat.

Sightseeing is only moments away:

Custer State Park – 4 miles

Crazy Horse Memorial – 5 miles

Mount Rushmore National Memorial– 20 miles

Jewel Cave National Monument– 13 miles

Wind Cave National Park – 18 miles

Hill City – 15 miles

Keystone – 23 miles

1880 Train – 15 miles

Black Hills Playhouse – 12 miles

Shopping, dining and attractions in Custer are only blocks away:

Purple Pie Place – 1 block

Custer YMCA Pool – 1 block

Lost Sock Laundromat - 2 blocks

Dairy Queen – 2 blocks

Mickelson Trail – 3 blocks

1881 Courthouse Museum – 3 blocks

Mack's Grub – 3 blocks

Black Hills Burger & Bun Company – 4 blocks

Captain’s Table – 4 blocks

Naked Winery – 4 blocks

Pizza Works – 4 blocks

Espresso and More – 4 blocks

Dakota Cowboy Restaurant – 4 blocks

Custer County Candy Company – 5 blocks

A Walk in the Woods – 5 blocks

Calamity Jane – 5 blocks

Buglin’ Bull Restaurant & Sports Bar – 5 blocks

Baker’s Bakery – 6 blocks

Pizza Hut – 6 blocks

1881 Bank Coffee House – 6 blocks

Custer Wolf – 7 blocks

Sage Creek Grille – 7 blocks

Flora’s Jewelry & Western Wear – 7 blocks

Our Place – 8 blocks

Lynn’s Dakotamart – 8 blocks

Subway – 9 blocks

Shopko Hometown – 11 blocks

Rocky Knolls Golf Course – 1 mile

Four Mile Old West Town Museum – 3 miles

Please let us know if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to make your stay effortless, comfortable and unforgettable!!

More Details

Miranda Boggs
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Miranda Boggs

Hello, my name is Miranda. My husband Adam and I are two Custer natives with a daughter. We’ve absolutely enjoyed living in this home in the beautiful Black Hills for 14 years. Although we love this charming home located in a quiet neighborhood, we purchased some beautifully wooded acres just a few miles from town. We couldn’t bear to part with our home, so we decided to share it with other families as a vacation rental. We see the value in families having enough space to thoroughly enjoy their vacations with the convenience of cooking their own meals, private rooms, and comfortable gathering spaces. If you’re looking for a home with 1920’s character and charm with some modern updates, this is the home for you and your family!

I handle all the questions, bookings and cleaning myself. I available to meet the guests when they arrive to give them a quick tour, answer any questions they may have and offer first-hand knowledge of the area. I’m also a quick phone call or text away if there are any issues or questions.

Miranda Boggs purchased this house in 2004


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Custer, South Dakota

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There is a laundromat located just two blocks away, Lost Sock Laundromat.


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Located in Custer, Family Friendly, WiFi, Patio, Fire Pit, Mountain Views
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful & Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, and it met all of our needs. We loved the outdoor eating / firepit area. And the wildlife every night was amazing!! We loved this house, and would love to come back! I would definitely recommend it to others. It was really close to the Crazy Horse monument (which we drove past daily), Mt Rushmore, and Custer State Park (which had stunning views, hikes and swimming areas)! This land is a gorgeous part of our country!

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house - very clean & plenty of room for our group of 8. Spent a lot of time on the patio and loved seeing the deer so close to the house. Our group were all seniors so could have used railing on the steps. I would definitely use the house again!

  • Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and cute house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Hilltop cottage. The location was perfect for all the adventures we wanted to have in South Dakota. Miranda met us and showed us the house at check in. She has a wonderfully organized binder full of information and attractions. The cottage suited our needs perfectly, we BBQ'd one night and roasted s'mores by the fire pit while enjoying the view from the yard. Completely picturesque and close to all the sights.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The Hilltop Cottage is the perfect location for all activities in the Black Hills. Perfectly situated in the heart of Custer. Home is immaculate and Miranda is a wonderful resource for restaurants, activities, etc. We had the most amazing visit and the Hilltop Cottage was a welcome retreat to return to at the end of a long day of sightseeing!

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this cottage. It was very clean and comfortable for a girls get away. The people of the Black hills are welcoming and very friendly. Recommend!

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Very clean and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great spot for exploring the black hills. Plenty of space for a family of 5, very clean and confortable. Had all the necessities and was a great location - close to major sites and also walking distance to town for food, etc.

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Rapid City Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Buglin' Bull Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rocky Knolls Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
1880 Train
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 18/385
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Black Hills Burger and Bun Company
Nearest Ski
61 Miles
Terri Peak
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Stockade Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Custer, South Dakota

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 25 - August 1, 2018
May 25 2018 - Aug 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Sturgis Rally 2018
Aug 2 2018 - Aug 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest
Aug 13 - Sept 30, 2018
Aug 13 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$398.52

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10.00 per night, per additional guest; children 2 and under stay free. All rates and additional fees vary for Sturgis Rally.

50% of booking is required to reserve and the other 50% is required 60 days before day of check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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