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Greetings from Custer South Dakota, a place we call paradise.
As a destination retreat, we offer you clean crisp DRY air, an elevation of over 5,000 feet, 226 average days of sunshine, little congestion (unless it is biker week – Sturgis bike rally). Few bugs, (two mosquitoes last year – if you find one, a drink is on us) and loads of things to do for friends and family.
This land called the Black Hills has wide open spaces and that is what Custer has to offer. At TAUERING PINES you will have your own private space to do just that. No outside unknown guests, just those who you love within your group.
Our staff resides on the grounds which we consider family. We cater to each of your individual needs and that of your horses – if you care to bring them with you. We provide a safe and healthy environment for your health and wellness and for your pets.
Due to the uncertainty of travel plans, and understanding the nature of things, Tauering Pines will extend the current Cancellation Policy: of 60 Day notice prior to check in to a 15 day notice for a Full Refund.
Tauering Pines, 12681 Hazelrodt Cutoff, Custer SD 57730 Rental Fee work sheet / Description of property / Current Bookings
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A Seasonal Vacation Rental by Owner
Property Type: Seasonal & year round Bed & Breakfast vacation rental by Home Owners. Manager speaks English/Spanish
Location - Away From It All - l Just out of City limits by 30 feet: Small town allure, population 1200 l Unobstructed Mountain & Meadow Views of the Black Hills. l Rural: 5 miles from Downtown Custer. (2 miles gravel & 3 miles paved road) l Local Services & Businesses in Custer (5 miles away). l ATM/Bank. l Groceries. l Laundromat. l Hospital. l Medical Services. l Massage Therapist. l Drug store / Pharmacy. l 5 major hotel chains.
Property Description: This Private Residential Retreat is a playground for the adventurous who want to experience the spirit of rural America without giving up the conveniences we so appreciate. At *Tauering Pines*, you will find a refreshing change from overcrowded, highly regulated venues, & instead a place ideal for families & large gatherings. Tauering Pines* is 5 miles from downtown Custer & within minutes to Custer State Park, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse & much more.
South Dakota is often referred to as God's country. So, traditional values dominate; guns, less government & personal responsibility are part of the culture you’ll find when you visit.
Accommodations: Originally planned as a golf course, this peaceful & private 10.87 acres is perfect for camping, commercial ventures, RV-ing & horses. The rolling windswept meadows & pastures are bordered by the babbling French Creek on the north side (which can be tubed, panned for gold or fishing as it is stocked with trout), & borders National Forest on the south. Wildlife is abundant & makes daily debuts. The property has continuous pipe fencing with gated entrances in all four corners allowing easy access. The main entrance is accommodating to the largest of rigs. *Tauering Pines* has an upper terrace perfect for:
Campers, living quarters horse trailers, 5th wheels, pull behind - pop up's & RV’s. There are numerous electrical posts, each able to service two rigs, with 50, 30 & 110-amp services. There are two automatic watering posts for horses & five water hydrants with a hose network, making water usage a breeze. There are 2-porta potties, one handy cap flush commode, black-water dump station. There are 8 outdoor bath tubs, two showers & sauna. A summer kitchen, out & indoor grills in picnic pavilion, as well as, washing machine.
Horses / Mules: The upper level has two horse stalls, the lower 6 stalls. Each stall area has ample turn outs with paddocks ranging in size from 1/3 acre to 2+ acres. Hundreds of miles of riding trails are one step outside the gate.
Picnic Pavilion with Summer Kitchen is welcoming & unique. This area is shaded by towering Ponderosa pine trees with a fire place room. The pavilion is for all guests to use & provides outdoor seating in all weather. This fully furnished Pavilion also includes a Sauna (infra red & steam) & cowboy shower. The fireplace room has an adobe oven & cooking fire place, as well as, a cooking fire ring, portable grills/fire pit, water heater, wringer washing machine, laundry line, two refrigerators, three ovens, stove, two sinks, microwave, Nuwave, toasters, coffee makers, etc., with comfortable undercover table seating with service for 30 are all included in the Pavilion.
The Entertainment Studio is a 30 x 40 monitor style building that highlights Post & Beam construction, with a balcony that overlooks the French Creek to the East & a covered porch to the west. This is a place for relaxation, fitness, gatherings & the healthy healing of mind, body & soul. Games, cards, puzzles, books, movies, music, yoga & any other indoor celebrations / activities are possible. A foosball & ping pong table, along with a video & sound system with a dazzling disco ball & table seating for dozens of persons, await your arrival.
The Rustic “A” Frame Cabin is fully furnished. It is unique in size & style. The one room has electricity, heater, fan, DVD/TV, mini frig, electric burner with toaster oven & supplies. Sleeps 6 with loft, (two full/double beds & two twin/single beds). The sauna, cowboy & outside shower along with the full kitchen in the Pavilion are proprietary to Cabin & Sleeping Loft guests.
The Sleeping Loft is attached to the Dome with a priviate back stairway entrance. The Sleeping loft lives up to its name with sleeping for seven. It has two queen beds a Murphy & Trundle, with three additional twin/single trundle beds. A large closet, seating, TV, DVD & mini frig. The half bathroom is located down stairs. The sauna, cowboy & outside shower along with the full kitchen in the Pavilion are proprietary to Cabin & Sleeping Loft guests. However, the jewel of the crown is the magnificence of the: Natural Spaces Dome.
Bed & Breakfast: Natural Spaces Dome with Lock-out Sleeping Loft. This structure showcases passive energy living. The Dream Dome is unlike any in the world, with its mix of contemporary & modern-day architecture blended with the use of passive solar energy is something to behold. This home is fully furnished, a true passive “green” 45-foot dome. The Dome offers 3,153 square feet of luxurious spacious living, which includes the attached 2-car garage & sleeping loft. Each room you enter offers magnificent views overlooking acres upon acres of national forest lands. Able to sleep 11 persons in 2 1/2 bedrooms with an extra sleeper sofa on main floor. One divided bedroom upstairs: 1 queen with 2 twin (single) bunk beds. The second bedroom is the Sleeping loft - Upstairs: 2 queen (Murphy & Trundle) & 3 twin/single trundle beds. There are 3 Bathrooms: Bathroom #1: toilet, shower & bathtub - main floor. Bathroom #2: toilet, shower – upstairs. Bathroom #3: toilet – garage.
Tauering Pines is looking forward the start of each new season, which will start early for those who want to participate in our April trail clean up. Anyone who wants to help clean trail in April can Camp Free for three days and clear trails for one of those days. (two days you are on your own, with one day trail clearing -3 day minimum stay), A win win for those on a budget and agile enough getting on and off your horse! Call 507-276-8571 to reserve your stay for the win win spring trail clearing promotion.
Come out for an American Vacation!
Yellow cabin and or loft/dome/30+ days long term rental - camping spots available. Red full - but you can to be put on waiting list.
October Call or email for availability.
Photo's of past Adventures
Key points: TaueringPines is a refreshing change from overcrowded, highly regulated venues, ideal for families & large gatherings. * 5 miles from down town Custer * Continuous pipe fencing with gated entrances to hundreds of miles of horseback riding trails. * Minutes to Custer State Park, Mt Rushmore, Crazy horse & much more. * Main entrance accommodating to the largest of rigs. * Open level areas for at liberty parking * Numerous electrical posts with 50-amp, 30 & 110 services.* On-site dump station. * A-Frame Cottage * Picnic Pavilion with covered seating for 30 with fireplace room and grills * Completely stocked Summer Kitchen (3 ovens, stove, appliances etc., with laundry service * shower, sauna with outdoor bathing tubs, handy cap bathroom with outside shower* All are welcoming & shaded by towering Ponderosa pine trees. * The Entertainment/Health & Wellness Studio is stocked with games, movies, music, yoga, foosball, ping-pong, big screen TV & glitter ball. * Rolling windswept meadows & pastures are boarded by the Lower French Creek on the North & East, and National Forest on the South with abundant wildlife. * Shaded pasture turnouts including covered stalls. * Pets welcome. * Excellent cell service with wifi. * South Dakota is often referred to as God's country. So traditional values dominate; Guns, God, less government along with personal responsibility are part of the culture you’ll find when you visit. TaueringPines is a private vacation rental by owner that is tranquil and spacious. Call for reservations: 507-276-8571. Visit us on Face Book https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=998404450259312&ref=content_filter
FACILITIES / CAMP FUN
The Picnic Pavilion
Inside the Out door Kitchen
Three ovens for massive cooking
The Outdoor Cooking Area
Marinated and ready for BBQ Pit
The A Frame Cabin with Loft
The Cabins Loft
The Sleeping Loft and half bath
The handy cap bathroom with out side shower
Huge parking spots for RV and 5th Wheels
Monster motor coches. (A frame cabin roof behind)
6 Stall Area with tack/feed stall
3 plus acre turn outs
2 Stall Area
The Shower/Sauna Room and Outdoor Bathing Area
Eatting - Resting - Entertainment Studio
Library and Movies
Ping Pong and Foosball
Reading & Gaming & Cards
Laundry Day, the old fashion way.
RIDING / ENJOYING
Local and Destination Rides
Horses like tubs too
Too much riding? Never
On site activities, Lefesa making and Cooking lessons
Just on the other side of the fence - yes you can ride out there!
TUBS ALL THE TIME!
Lectures by Professors, Dr's and the like
Resting & Relaxing - AGAIN
THINGS TO DO /
SCENERY & WILDLIFE
Fishing - visiting the horses first.
Brown and Rainbow Trout from our creek.
Out door movie theater
Drives of Iron mountian and Needles highways
Biking to various desitinations on the Mickelson Trail
Down town shopping
Shooting (film and guns)
Areo Space musium
FUN tourist stuff
caving and photo opt.
Snow shoeing and Snowmobiling
The Hippy Hole
Boxing lesson from a real boxer!
Walking & Discovering
Resting & Relaxing
HOW TO GET TO TAUERING PINES:
Do Not Believe Map Quest!
Bigger freeway with large roads, pull over shoulders, longer climbs, more small town-touristy sites: Good way to come in From Highway I-90 near Rapid City, go south on Bypass 16 at Exit 61 & keep to the left (Mt. Rushmore / Crazy horse). Stay on 16/79 south (S Hwy 16) & stay on 16 WEST to Mt. Rushmore/Crazy horse. Move to Left turn lane to continue on (West 16) to Mr. Rushmore/Crazy horse. Take (West 16 to HILL CITY/ Crazy Horse). At Hill City take the Truck Route (16/385) - to avoid down town shops. At light take a Left & continue on (West 16 south to 385 South) to Custer for 11 miles. At light in Custer, take a Left – east, on 16A or Mt. Rushmore road for 3.5 miles to (Lower French Creek Road / Hazelrodt). Before your turn onto Lower French Creek Road, you will see a wagon wheel restaurant on the left (north side) then a Lutheran church. Come to a stop as your turn to the right onto Lower French Creek Road, which is right across from this church. Beyond this turn you will see a stockade building on the south & if you miss your turn you can turn around there. Once you turn onto Lower French Creek Road, stay right as the road tries to split away. Stay on Lower French Creek Rd for 2 miles to a fork in the road. Stay right, this is Hazelrodt Cutoff. Cross over the bridge & we are the first place on the left - # 12681
Harder climbs, goes through park, more direct, smaller more winding roads, no shoulder: Good way to arrive if not pulling rigs. Great way to leave (do in reverse): From Highway I-90 near Rapid City, go south on Bypass 16 & Highway 79 at Exit 61. Take 79 south to Custer State Park to 36 west. From 36 west take 16A – (staying south or left –in through park – passing park office. DO NOT TAKE 16A going north!) Once through park go past Stockade Lake & on your left you will see a stockade that is just before Lower French Creek Road. Turn left or south & hang to the right as the road tries to split right away. Head south on Lower French Creek Road for 2 miles to a fork in the road. Hang a right, which is Hazelrodt Cutoff. Cross over the bridge & we are the first place on the left - # 12681
Our Mission Statement: This is a place of rest, relaxation & reflection; to restore & recover, to become grounded. Live, Laugh & Love longer at *Tauering Pines*. The feel is: Earth.
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