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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 the *Tauering Pines*, you will find a refreshing change from over crowded, highly regulated venues, & instead a place ideal for families & large gatherings. The *Tauering Pines* is 5 miles from downtown Custer & within minutes to Custer State Park, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse & much more.
Originally planned as a golf course, this peaceful & private 10.87 acres is perfect for camping, commercial ventures, RV-ing & horses. The rolling wind swept meadows & pastures are bordered by the babbling French Creek on the north side (which can be tubed, panned for gold or used for fishing as it is stocked with trout), & borders National Forest on the south. Wildlife is abundant & makes a daily debut. The property has continuous pipe fencing with gated entrances in all four corners allowing easy access. The main entrance is accommodating to even the largest of rigs.
The *Tauering Pines* has an upper terrace perfect for: Campers, living quarters & RV’s. This area has 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 for all a breeze. The lower level with 8 horse stalls is perfect for equines that will appreciate a stall & the one plus acres of pasture turnouts. The A Frame Cottage & Picnic Pavilion with Summer Kitchen are welcoming & unique & shaded by towering Ponderosa pine trees. However, the jewel of the crown is the magnificence of the Geodesic Natural Spaces Dome with Lock-out loft. (under construction.) This dome showcases passive energy living. The Dream Dome is unlike any in the world, with its mix of contemporary & modern-day architecture mixed with it's use of passive solar energy is something to behold. Not to be out done in uniqueness & beauty, is the Entertainment Studio. This 30 x 40 monitor style building highlights an amazing 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 / 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 & dazzling disco ball with ample table seating.
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. We welcome you with open arms.
Tauering Pines, 12681 Hazelrodt Cutoff, Custer SD 57730 Click for Details and print off .pdf
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photo taken summer of 2016
2017 roof and siding on dome and entertainment studio complete!
Photo's of past Adventures
FACILITIES / CAMP FUN
The Picnic Pavilion
Inside the Out door Kitchen
Three ovens for massive cooking
The Outdoor Cooking Area
The A Frame Cabin with Loft
The Cabins Loft
Huge parking spots for RV and 5th Wheels
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.
Resting & Relaxing - AGAIN
RIDING / ENJOYING
Local and Destination Rides
Too much riding
On site activities, Lefesa making and Cooking lessons
TUBS ALL THE TIME!
Lectures by Professors
THINGS TO DO /
SCENERY & WILDLIFE
Fishing - visiting the horses first.
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
In the heart of the
12681 Hazelrodt Cutoff
Custer SD 57730
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 over crowded, 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.
Originally planned as a golf course, this peaceful & private 10.87 acres is perfect for camping, commercial ventures, RV-ing & horses. The rolling wind swept 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 a 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.
The A Frame Cottage & Picnic Pavilion with Summer Kitchen are welcoming & unique - for all guests to use. This area is shaded by towering Ponderosa pine trees and with a fire place room perfect for outdoor seating in all weather.
The Entertainment Studio This 30 x 40 monitor style building highlights amazing 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 dazzling disco ball along with table seating for dozens of persons all await your arrival. However, the jewel of the crown is the magnificence of the:
Geodesic Natural Spaces Dome with Lock-out loft. (Under construction); Showcases passive energy living. The Dream Dome is unlike any in the world, with its mix of contemporary & modern-day architecture mixed with it's use of passive solar energy is something to behold.
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 or riding trails are one step outside the gate.
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.
Manager: Speaks: English/Spanish
Accommodation Type: Vacation Rental by Home Owners
l Rustic Cabin: This fully furnished A-frame is unique in size & style. The one room has electricity, heater, fan, DVD/TV, mini frig, electric burner, toaster, coffee maker with toaster oven & supplies. Sleeps 7 with loft, (two full/double beds & two twin/single beds). The sauna & cowboy shower are located in the pavilion and cottage guests retain priority.
l Numerous Electrical Sties: 50, 30 & 110-amp service with each post servicing up to two units.
l Entertainment Studio: A magnificent 30 x 40 monitor building hosts a covered west porch & a lofty east balcony. Inside is the stunning post & beam construction, with 1,200 square feet space accommodating up to 75 adults, perfect for conferences, weddings, reunions, dances, yoga, & any other type of activities.
l Pavilion with Summer Kitchen: This fully furnished Pavilion also includes a Sauna (infra red & steam) & cowboy shower. A fireplace room with adobe oven and cooking fire place. 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. and comfortable undercover table seating with service for 30 are all included in the Pavilion.
l Dream Dome - with lockout loft - (under construction): This fully furnished, true passive “green” 45-foot dome home offers 3,153 square feet of luxurious spacious living, which includes the attached 2-car garage & lock-out loft, is able to sleep 14 in three bedrooms & sleeper sofa. Each room you enter, offers magnificent views overlooking acres upon acres of national forest lands.
l Guests provide their own meals.
l Catering available – at an extra charge.
l House, Maintenance & Grounds Keeper
l Chef / Cook
l Laundry service
l Nanny care for old & young
l Stable manager & Groom
l Activity coordinator for on site activities: kayaks, paddle boards all with life preservers, roller skates & blades, horseback riding (if pre arranged), horse & utility trailer, 4 wheeling, Segwaying & with hunting & fishing out the back gate: (licenses required for deer, cougar, fish, turkey & elk in season).
Suitability: Minimum Age Limit For Renters: 25 years - unless pre approved.
l Events Allowed.
l Children & Long-Term Renters Welcome.
l Pets allowed - if pack friendly & house broken – not to be left alone in rental units without owner present.
l No Smoking inside buildings.
l Wheelchair Accessible.
l Level ground, park anywhere you want.
l X-large RV & fifth wheels can be accommodated.
l Two outside porta-potties.
l Cell service excellent.
l Wireless Internet (WiFi).
l Septic available for dump as is portable dump unit.
l Free Firewood.
l Outside solar bathing consists of 6 cast iron bathtubs & accompaniments for a most enjoyable & memorable experience.
l Horses & Mules Welcome. At two locations are covered horse stalls. One with 2 stalls & the other with 6, including a tack & feed bay.
l Round Pen.
l Few bugs & low humidity. However, bring bug spray, balm/mask for gnats.
l No certified hay required. Hay is provided.
l Front shoes or boots strongly recommended for horses, if not all the way around.
l Property enclosed with continuous horse friendly tube fencing with railroad ties every 10 feet.
l Hundreds of miles of National & State trails for riding/biking with numerous loop trails back to *Tauering Pines*.
l Every night temperature drops below 60 degrees – day’s range from 69 to 93 degrees with hail possible when thunderstorms roll in weekly.
l Ideal for reunions, retreats, club & business functions, Sturgis Bike Rally, holiday gatherings & much more.
Dream Dome - (under construction):- Bedrooms – Dome, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 14: - with sleeper sofa
l Bedroom 1: 1 king ADA - main floor
l Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin (single) bunk beds
l Bedroom 3 lockout loft: 1 queen Murphy bed & 3 trundle beds. 1 full (double) & 2 twin (single) Upstairs
l Dream Dome - (under construction):- Bathrooms: Dome, 3 Bathrooms:
l Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bath -ADA - main floor
l Bathroom 2: toilet, shower - upstairs
l Bathroom 3: toilet – ADA - garage
Entertainment – on site
l Books - Family library
l Video library of DVD, VHS, CD's, cassettes & records.
l Television, stereo, DVD, VHS, record & CD Players, movie projector / screen, flip chart & podium.
l Wireless Internet.
l Foosball & ping-pong table.
l Board games, puzzles, cards & arts and crafts.
l Yoga mats, dance bar, massage table, & aerial yoga.
l Horseshoe pit, tether ball, botchy ball, kites, darts, croquet & badminton.
l Dance hall with disco ball
l Roller skates / blades, Segways, bicycles, kayaks & paddle boards with life vests.
Theme: Away From It All
l Peaceful country setting – Private & exclusive with scenic road for riding, hiking & biking especially along Glen Erin Rd & around Stockade Lake – just out our front gate.
l Tourist Attractions: 1 minute walk to the Black Hills National Forest, 5 minutes from Custer State Park & Stockade lake, 2 miles to the paved The Mickelson Trail, great for hikers, bikes & skating., 30 minutes to: Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse monuments, Needles rock formations & Iron Mountain Hwy, & Sylvan Lake. 30 minutes from: Wind & Jewel Cave national parks. As well as the towns of Hot Springs & Evans Plunge (the hot mineral springs for all ills & family recreation), Hill City & Keystone. 30 minutes to 1880 Train/Black Hills Central Rail Road. 30 minutes to Bear Country USA. 35 minutes to Reptile Gardens. 45 minutes to the Hippie hole, at Rockerville. (Take 16 north to Rapid, east on Rockerville Rd., go 3 miles to Foster Gulch - follow #372. Mother of all hikes, great adventure with cliff jumping & water fall.). 45 minutes to Rapid City, One hour to the towns of Sturgis, Deadwood, Wall Drug & the Bad Lands. 1.5 hours to Devils tower & the big horn mountains, WY.
l Hot air balloon & helicopter rides
l Boating/biking/cycling/4-wheeling/ hiking/rafting/canoeing etc, along with fishing.
l Great scenic drives just minutes away.
l The town of Custer offers a multitude of restaurants, churches, museums & shops with history galore, 8 minutes away.
l Festivals – numerous, with the Buffalo Round up in September.
l Museums to include: Mammoth Site, The Journey, Grand River, Air & Space Museum.
l Winery Tours – Numerous, within a 30 minute drive.
l Caves - to include: Rushmore, Jewel, Wind & Sitting Bull Crystal.
l Ponds & Lakes
l Wildlife viewing.
l Bird Watching.
l Local inhabitants are: Blue Birds (who will join you all hours of the day) as well as other song birds to numerous to mention, Turkey & Deer, Red Squirrels & Chipmunks (who are all about owning the place), Cattle, Prairie Dogs, Elk, Fox (who play on the creek bank as well as Turtles who come up & nest), Cougar, Bob Cats/Lynx & not forgetting the bountiful variety wildflowers.
l Antiquing & Auctions.
l Gambling Casinos.
l Miniature Golf.
l Fishing - Stockade Lake (Perch, Northern Pike, Bass, Crappies, & Trout). Angustora Lake just south of Hot Springs is the spot for Walleye.
l Walking / Hiking.
l Wildlife Viewing at Custer State park & just south of starts Wind Cave National Park.
l Scenic Drives - Great scenic drives on Custer wildlife loop, Needles Highway & Iron Mountain with its famous Pigtail bridges.
l Sight Seeing.
l Drive in movie theater – Hermosa.
l Biking - 2 miles from the paved Mickelson trail - great for bikes/skating.
l Live Theater, 15 minutes from the Custer Play House. 605-255-4141.
l Restaurants: Favorite: Game Lodge 605-255-4541 (buffalo steak) / Alpine Inn -Hill City 605-574-2749 (Fillet Minion) /Sylvan Lake 605-574-2561 (all divine), Lintz Brothers Pizza-Hermosa (605-255-4808), Blue Bell lodge (605-255-4531)
Sports & Adventure Activities
l Mountain Biking
l Roller blading/skating
l Dirt biking
l Mountain Climbing
l Rock Climbing
l Horseback Riding –thousands of miles of forest trails to explore
l Freshwater Fishing
l Fly Fishing
l Swimming –Center Lake in Custer State Park.
l Paddle boarding – Best at Center Lake in Custer State Park.
l Water & Jet Skiing.
l Hiking - 30 minutes to Sylvan Lake with hiking to Harney Peak.
l Hunting. Season on Numerous species – Prairie Dogs year round (1 of 2 towns out our back fence). All shooting/fishing permits available on line.
l Cross County Skiing.
l Fitness Center.
l Just out of City limits – 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 Groceries .
l Medical Services.
l Massage Therapist.
l Drug store / Pharmacy.
l 5 major hotel chains.
Review – Dinning
l Dream Dome & Lockout Loft (under construction):
l Picnic Pavilion with Summer Kitchen (30 persons).
l Entertainment Center (up to 75).
General - Dream Dome & Lockout Loft - (under construction):
l TRUE PASSIVE DOME HOME sleeps 14, with attached 2 car garage with bathroom (ADA)
l Clothes washer & Dryer with Iron & Board
l Health & Beauty items provided
l Bed Linens & Towels Provided
l Internet / Cable / telephone / 3 TV's with DVD players
l Wood Fireplace
l Telephone – Free Long Distance: International blocked
l On Site Attendant
l Chefs Kitchen & Entertainers Dream with all the amities of such.
l Entertainment Studio for events of all types. Up to 75 persons.
l Picnic Pavilion with outdoor grill, indoor fireplace & grill, adobe oven, portable grills, tables with seating for 30.
l Summer kitchen with three ovens, microwave, nuwave oven, electric cook top, prep sink, full sink, two refrigerators, coffee & ice maker, blenders, toasters & indoor table seating.
l A frame cabin with loft sleeping 7.
l Sauna with both types of heating (infra red & steam).
l Cowboy shower.
l 6 outdoor bathing tubs.
l Numerous electrical hook-up for RV's & 5th wheels.
l Dump Station with portable dump unit.
l Two permanent outdoor porta potties.
l Out door parking for 30 + vehicles.
l 8 covered horse stalls with bedding & hay provided with large paddock turn outs.
Notes: This property is located in an ideal location to spring board to other points of interest & is without question, a luxury facility that is the perfect getaway, in the heart of the Black Hills. It is private & completely unique, unlike anything else in the Black Hills Area. This Rustic Western Venue is a family friendly retreat. You, your pets & children are your responsibility. Prepare yourselves for hail, wind, rain, sunshine & fun. Civility & concern for the welfare of the *Tauering Pines* & that of other guests is our tradition.
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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