|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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* 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
* Two car garage
* 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
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
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.
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.
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.
We were in Custer for my nephew's wedding at nearby Sylvan Lake. The large lawn was great for the kids (and adults) to wear off energy. Throughout the 4 day stay, other relatives came over for picnics and bonfires. Everyone was impressed by the wonderful location and close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. It was an easy drive to Custer State Park! We would definitely recommend this property to others! We had 7 adults and 3 children staying and had plenty of space!
We stayed here in July 2016 for a family vacation.
Very clean, Well maintained. Plenty of room for our family of 8 (4 adults and 4 children). When we arrived the light bulbs in the master bedroom were burned out but we found some replacement bulbs in a closet and it was a quick fix (didn't even feel the need to call the owners as we can change a light bulb ourselves). I didn't really have any contact with the owners, except when booking the property and answering all my questions prior to coming. They always responded promptly.
The house is located close to all the major attractions around the Black Hills. Custer state park and Custer was only a couple miles away, Rapid City approx. 1hr away, Crazy Horse just about 10 min away, and approx 30 to 40 min to Mt. Rushmore. Deadwood was approx 1-1/2 hours away, Devil's Tower National Monument was approx 2hrs away. For someone who drives an hour to work these were all easy commutes to access the sights we wanted to see.
We ate lunch one day at Black Hills Burger and Bun Company in Custer. I would recommend this restaurant as a stop for lunch. It is small so we had to wait approx 10 min for a table but they turn the tables quickly. Burgers were perfectly cooked. We go Buffalo Burger and it tasted great. Make sure you check them out if you are going to be in the area.
Many reviews mention horses but there were no horses in the pasture at the time that we were there.
I give 5 stars for a rating as some of the cons I am going to list are just personal preference and honestly easy to compensate for.
-Clean, well maintained
-Quiet setting - There was a neighbor directly to the right of us but was no problem at all
-Garage available - this as a bonus as my brother had brought his 2 motorcycles because he wanted to ride them through the hills
-Wifi worked better than my home wifi
-Feather pillows - not a big fan of them as they tend to lose feather
-Air conditioning - was a bit difficult to get the whole house cool as the main unit is located in the living room (Living room and kitchen tended to be really cold and then bedrooms were stuffier- solved by using a small portable fan that I usually take on vacation)
-No dishwasher (not a big deal as I don't own one at my own home either but some people would consider this a con)
Highly recommend staying here when in the area, I would definitely rent this house again. Great experience.
We found the LRI because there are only a few places which can accommodate my large family and Belle, our yellow lab. The ratings, reviews and photos were inticing enough for us to commit and we are very pleased with our decision. There are plenty of beds for our group of 10; 6 adults and 4 kids. The garage has a large kennel and outside run for Belle. The acreage allowed for the kids and Belle to run off any extra energy. The quiet setting allowed for us to escape and relax after hiking to Harney Peak or exploring the caves. LRI is in a great location for us; 15 minutes to Sylvan Lake and under 30 minutes to Mt. Rushmore and the caves....The whole family enjoyed our stay at the LRI, but none more than my 9 year old daughter and our yellow lab; who, I believe, have become lifelong pals with the 3 ponies. Thanks Joy and Matt for your hospitality!
The Little Red Inn easily accommodated our group of four adults and two children. The house is plenty roomy and, except for a dishwasher, has everything one could ask for. (Although, if you're not a fan of feather pillows, then be sure to bring your own.) It was clean enough on our arrival to satisfy the pickiest among us. The water heater recovers quickly, allowing all four adults back-to-back showers in the mornings. Matt and Joy were quick to respond when we asked when to put out our full trash can. Matt was there within ten minutes to take care of it.
The location, in the country on a big lot away from main highways, provided quiet scenery after the bustle of sightseeing at the area's popular tourist places. Although not guaranteed by the rental agreement, the weather was almost perfect. The house has windows all around allowing us to take advantage of the cool, dry breezes. The three ponies in a pasture next door were fun to watch and loved snacks of apples and carrots.
We chose the LRI because it was mostly central to the sights we wanted to visit: Custer State Park (right next door), Bear's Lodge (aka Devil's Tower), the Badlands, Wind Cave, and, of course, Mount Rushmore. Custer and Hill City are the typical touristy towns, but both had good restaurants and attractions other than the usual tee shirt shops. Lynn's DakotaMart in Custer is the equivalent of a big-city grocery store; we found everything we needed there.
All in all, if we decide to return to the Black Hills, we'll certainly check if the LRI is available. We would not hesitate to stay there again, and recommend it to other visitors to the area.
We had a great time with the family, was easy to get around to all the sight. Was very relaxing. We love it, made our family vacation to be able to stay together in one place
We couldn't have been happier when we pulled into the driveway of the Little Red Inn. We were in town for a family wedding at Custer State Park. Our two little grandchildren even named "their" horses which were grazing in the field next to the property. We had family members coming into town from Florida, Maryland, West Virginia, Georgia, and SD. So it made sense to have a small family reunion too. Most of our extended family were staying in hotel rooms. We were able to host a mini-reunion one evening and we built a fire in the firepit and made smores and had a great time with loved ones. The remaining part of our trip, our little home was a great place to relax and unwind after our busy days exploring the beautiful landmarks in the area. It was quiet, it was roomy, it was clean, and it had TV and wifi, which it seems no one can live without these days (LOL). We loved it and will definitely recommend this little gem to anyone travelling to this part of the country.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
Sturgis Rally 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 14 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.