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Cottage Walking Distance to Downtown - Great Fall/Winter Rates!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Custer - Little Picket Cottage

2 Bedrooms with 1 Bathroom - Conveniently Located

Updated cottage, originally built in the early 1900s which can sleep 4-6 people. The first bedroom has a queen size bed to sleep two. The second bedroom is set-up with twin bunk beds. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room with a full-size bed which can sleep two more guests. All bedding provided. A full bathroom with tub/shower combo is fully furnished, including a hairdryer. Oversized towels, hand towels and washcloths provided for comfort.

You can wake up each morning to a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the fully-equipped kitchen. Pans, cutting board, knives, dishes and utensils all provided to have a nice meal at home. For those quick breakfasts on the go, there is also a toaster or blender. Keep a look-out for the wildlife that frequently pass through the front yard. Before heading out to explore, you can stay connected to friends and family or check the weather by using the complimentary high-speed internet.

After enjoying a day of traveling around the Black Hills, come home to enjoy a nice BBQ'd meal out on the deck. When night falls, you will enjoy a great view of a star-filled sky. If the weather turns gloomy, you have the choice of several channels of cable. In addition, there are DVDs or board games to choose from.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Heith and Lacey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016

About Heith and Lacey

Heith and Lacey both grew up right next door in Wyoming and have been living in Custer for 2 years now. Lacey spent many summers in the Black Hills while growing up, so living here kind of feels like being home. Heith was new to the Black Hills but finds that it fits his lifestyle. He spends much of his free time hunting, when he isn't working on cars. They both enjoy getting out to hike, camp and fish within the beauty that the Black Hills have to offer.

Heith and Lacey purchased this cottage in 2015

What makes this cottage unique

This property is newly renovated.


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage Walking Distance to Downtown - Great Fall/Winter Rates!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
Springfield, Illinois

Convenient, but some minor improvements needed

  • 3 of 5

The property is definitely convenient to downtown and activities South Dakota has to offer. However, the skillets are really bad and need replaced. There are no mixing bowls and a cutting board would be convenient. Unfortunately the queen bed is so soft we had to retro fit the chair cushion for support. Usually one doesn't spend a lot of time indoors anyhow so keep your expectations in check.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do wish that you could have enjoyed your stay more. The queen bed is fitted with a pillow-top mattress which may not appeal to the preference of all guests. We have purchased a new set of non-stick pans for future guests to enjoy. For ease of preparing meals, mixing bowls will also be added to fully stock the kitchen. There is a cutting board already available in the kitchen, as we have tried to think of all tools that our guests may need. We do appreciate all suggestions that our guests make - we do try to accommodate all those who stay at Little Picket Cottage.
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Nice cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Cute cottage right in the heart of Custer City. Perfect for our family to use for our trip to Custer State park. Nicely decorated. We would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks! We are happy you enjoyed your stay, and hopefully you will book with us again soon!
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A great stay for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Little Picket Cottage. The house was perfect for our family of four. The two bedrooms, large kitchen, and living room worked perfectly. Even though it wasn't that hot when we were there, we appreciated the a/c unit in the living room. The kitchen had everything we needed and though we didn't cook much, we used the coffee maker each morning and the refrigerator to store snacks. The cottage as convenient for walking to everything in Custer, but was in a quiet neighborhood on a quiet street. A grocery store is also in walking distance. We also found the cottage convenient to everything we visited - Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs and more. The only issue we had was the shower running out of hot water if all 4 of us tried to take showers in the morning. But we remedied that by having two of us shower at night and two in the morning - not a big problem at all. Overall, a great stay and Lacey was very responsive with any questions we had. Not sure when we'll get back to the Black Hills, but we would definitely stay here again! Thanks Lacey!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the location worked out for all of your adventures! We are planning to install a much larger hot water heater this winter - hopefully this will not be an issue for future guests. Thank you for your kind words!
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Great location for visiting the Custer area.

  • 5 of 5

The Picket Cottage served our group of five extremely well. Very clean and close to the Main Street, and Grocery Store. Decorated very nicely and we loved the vanity and sink in the bathroom. We were able to easily walk to all Restaurants and attractions. Lots of parking for our motorcycles and a lovely shaded deck and lawn to relax on. I would certainly recommend this home to anyone visiting the Custer area.

Kevin, Karen and group.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay! Little Picket Cottage is nicely located in the heart of it all!
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Awesome cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cozy cottage. Very clean, spacious and within walking distance of downtown. My children liked the market was right down the street, and that we were able to cook a homemade meal. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Would highly recommend, and definitely would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy this worked out for your vacation and your family!
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Small (ish), but very nice!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage in Custer is a gem! Very nicely decorated and equipped. Soft towels was a real treat, better than some hotels! Just a tad small for our family of six, but we enjoyed it, and it was no problem, since we were only there for 2 nights. More to see and do in the Cusyer area than we had time for.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We do try to make our guests as comfortable as possible!
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Rapid City, SD
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bitter Esters, Buglin Bull, VFW
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rocky Knolls Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sage Creek, Bakers, Bitter Esters, Burger & Bun
Nearest Ski
61 Miles
Terry Peak
Car: recommended

Little Picket Cottage is conveniently located 3 blocks from downtown Custer. Our wonderful town offers several great restaurants to relax and enjoy a meal after a full day of sight-seeing. Several restaurants are walking distance from the cottage.

The local grocery store is 2 blocks around the corner from Little Picket Cottage. There is also a carwash, Subway and a restaurant called Pizza Mill on that end of town. Maria's Mexican is a food truck just a short 2 blocks away, located next the the local VFW. Walk one more block to find full-service restaurants, bars and coffee shops. The list includes - Our Place, Baker's Bakery, Pizza Hut, Sage Creek Grille, Bitter Ester's Sausage Kitchen, The Bank, Begging Burro, Buglin' Bull, Oliver's Twist, Black Hills Burger and Bun, Pizza Works, Rosestrudel and more! You may want to hop in your car to eat at Dakota Cowboy, Purple Pie Place, Custer Corral, Chophouse on the Rocks or Captain's Table.

Wildlife abound all around with the entrance to Custer State Park just 3 miles down the road. If you enjoy a great hike or bike ride, Mickelson trail is 2.5 blocks to the east of the cottage. Several beautiful lakes are within a 10 to 20 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Custer, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Rate
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Sturgis Rally 2017
6 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Custer in South Dakota

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Over-sized towels, hand towels and washcloths provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Full-size Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • tennis

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