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In the heart of the
Description: This Private Residential
Retreat is a playground for the adventurous that 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, ideal for families and large gatherings. The *Tauering
Pines* is 5 miles from down town Custer and within minutes to
Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy horse and much more.
planned as a golf course, this peaceful and private 10.87 acres is perfect for
camping, commercial ventures, RV-ing and horses. The rolling wind swept meadows
and pastures are boarded by the babbling French Creek on the North side (which
can be tubed, panned for gold or fishing as it is stocked with trout), and
borders National Forest on the south. Wildlife is abundant and makes a daily
debut. The property has continuous pipe fencing with four gated entrances in
all corners allowing easy access. The main entrance is accommodating to even
the largest of rigs.
Pines* has an upper terrace perfect for: Campers, living quarters and
RVs. This area has numerous electrical posts, each able to service two rigs,
with 50-amp, 30 and 110 services. There are two automatic watering posts for
horses and 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 and the one plus acres of pasture turnouts. The A Frame
Cottage and Picnic Pavilion with Summer Kitchen are welcoming and
unique and shaded by towering Ponderosa pine trees. However the jewel of the
crown, is the magnificence of the Geodesic Natural Space 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 and modern-day architecture mixed with it's use of passive solar
energy is something to behold. Not to be out done in uniqueness and beauty,
is the Entertainment Studio. This 30 x 40 monitor style building
highlights an amazing Post and Beam construction. A New England style balcony
that over looks the French Creek to the East and a covered porch to the west.
This is a place for relaxation / gatherings and the healthy healing of mind,
body and soul. Games, cards, puzzles, books, movies, music, yoga and any other
indoor celebrations / activities are possible. A foosball and Ping Pong table,
along with a video and sound system and dazzling disco ball with table seating
for 75 persons await your arrival.
South Dakota is often referred to as God's country. So
traditional values dominate; Guns, less government and personal
responsibility are part of the culture youll find when you visit. We welcome
you with open arms.
Tauering Pines, 12681 Hazelrodt
Cutoff, Custer SD 57730 Click for
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The Picnic Pavilion
Inside the Out door Kitchen
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
Acres plus turn outs
2 Stall Area
The Shower/Sauna Room and Outdoor Bathing Area
Eatting - Resting - Entertainment Studio
Reading & Gaming & Cards
Walking & Discovering
Resting & Relaxing
Laundry Day, the old fashion way.
On site activities, Lefesa making and Cooking lessons
Boxing lesson from a real boxer!
Local and Destination Rides
1 to 7 hours- even overnight
Too much riding
SCENERY & WILDLIFE
The Hippy Hole
THINGS TO DO
Fishing - visiting the horses first.
Out door movie theater
Drives of Iron mountian and Needles highways
Biking to various desitinations on the Mickelson
Down town shopping
Shooting (film and guns)
Areo Space musium
FUN tourist stuff
- Dream Dome - with lockout loft -
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 and lock-out loft, is able to sleep 14 in three bedrooms and sleeper
sofa. Each room you enter, offers magnificent views overlooking acres upon
acres of national forest lands.
- Entertainment Studio:
This 30 x 40 monitor style building with a covered front porch and a lofty
balcony that overlooks pastures is magnificent. Once inside you will be
transfixed by the most stunning post and beam work ever designed. With 1,200
square feet, this center is perfect for conferences, weddings, reunions,
dances, yoga, and any other entertainment type activities one fancies,
accommodating up to 150 adults.
- Rustic Cottage:
This fully furnished A-frame is unique in size and style. This one room has
electricity, a wall heater, Fan, DVD/TV, mini frig, electric burner, toaster,
coffee maker with toaster oven and supplies. Sleeps 7, with two full/double
beds and two twin/single beds. There is an outside access to a loft with one
twin/single bed and sleeping mat. The sauna and cowboy shower are located in
the pavilion is for cottage guests.
- Pavilion with summer kitchen:
This fully furnished Pavilion also includes a Sauna (infra red & steam) and
cowboy shower. A fireplace, adobe oven, 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 and service for
- Eleven Electrical Sties:
50, 30 and 110 service at each.
- Luxury Winnebago Journey RV.
This RV is all it's worth. Enjoy this romantic suite for two.
Vacation Rental by Home Owners
- Guests provide their own meals
- Catering available at an extra charge
- House, Maintenance and Grounds Keeper
- Chef / cook
- Laundry service
- Nanny care for old and young
- Stable manager and Groom
- Activity coordinator for on site
activities: kayaks, paddle boards, canoe, life preserves, skates /roller
blades, horseback riding, horse and utility trailer, 4 wheeling, segwaying
with hunting and fishing out back gate: (licenses required for deer, cougar,
fish, turkey and elk in season)
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
25 Years or older
- Events Allowed
- Children and Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets allowed - if pack friendly and house
- Non Smoking inside buildings
- Wheelchair Accessible -
Dream Dome - (under construction)
- Level ground, park anywhere you want
parking for 30 vehicles plus.
- Numerous X-large RV's and 5th wheels can be
- Two outside porta-potties.
- Cell service excellent
- Wireless Internet (WiFi)
- Septic available for dump as is portable
- Firewood available.
- Outside solar bathing consists of 6 cast
iron bathtubs and accompaniments for a most enjoyable and memorable
- Horses Welcome. At two locations are
covered horse stalls. One with 2 stalls and the other with 6, including a
tack and feed bay.
- Round Pen
- Few bugs and low humidity. However,
bring bug spray, balm/mask for gnats
- No certified hay required. Hay is
- Front shoes or boots strongly
recommended for horses, if not all the way around.
- Property enclosed with continuous horse
friendly tube fencing with railroad ties every 10 feet.
- Hundreds of miles of National and State
trails for riding/biking with numerous loop trails back to the *Tauering
- Every night temperature drops below 60
degrees days range from 69 to 93 degrees with hail possible when
thunderstorms roll in weekly.
- Ideal for reunions, retreats, club and
business functions, Sturgis Bike Rally, holiday gatherings and much more.
Dream Dome - (under construction):-
Bedrooms Dome, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 10:
- Bedroom 1: 1 king
ADA - main floor
- Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 twin (single) bunk
- Bedroom 3 lockout loft: 1 queen - Murphy
bed and 3 trundle beds. 1 full (double) and 2 twin (single)
Dream Dome - (under construction):-
Bathrooms: Dome, 3 Bathrooms:
- Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bath -ADA
- main floor
- Bathroom 2: toilet, shower -
- Bathroom 3: toilet
ADA - garage
Entertainment on site
- Books - Family library
- Video library with DVD, VHS, CD's,
cassettes and records
- DVD, VHS and CD Player
- Movie projector / screen
- Wireless Internet
- Foosball and Ping-pong table
- Board Games, Puzzles and Cards
- Yoga mats and aerial yoga supplies
- Horseshoe pit
- Tether Ball
- Dance Hall with Disco ball
- Roller skates / blades, segways,
bicycles, 4-wheeler, kayaks, canoe, paddle boards.
From It All - In the HEART OF THE BLACK HILLS
- Peaceful country setting Private and
exclusive with scenic road for riding, hiking and biking especially along Glen
Erin Rd and around Stockade Lake just out our front gate.
- Tourist Attractions: 1 minute walk to the
Black Hills National Forest, 5 minutes from Custer State Park and Stockade
lake, 2 miles to the paved The Mickelson Trail, great for hikers, bikes and
skating., 30 minutes to: Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments, Needles
rock formations and Iron Mountain Hwy, and Sylvan Lake. 30 minutes from: Wind
and 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 and 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 and water fall.). 45 minutes to
Rapid City, One hour to the towns of Sturgis, Deadwood, Wall Drug and the Bad
Lands. 1.5 hours to Devils tower and the big horn mountains, WY.
- Hot air balloon and helicopter rides
hiking/rafting/canoeing etc, along with fishing.
- Great scenic drives just minutes away.
- The town of Custer offers a multitude of
restaurants, churches, museums and shops with history galore, 8 minutes away.
- Festivals numerous, with the Buffalo
Round up in September
- Museums to include: Mammoth Site, The
Journey, Grand River,
Air & Space
- Winery Tours Numerous, within a 30
- Caves - to include: Rushmore, Jewel, Wind
and Sitting Bull Crystal.
- Ponds and Lakes
- Wildlife viewing.
- Bird Watching
- 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 and nest), Cougar, Bob Cats/Lynx and not forgetting the
bountiful variety wildflowers.
- Antiquing & Auctions
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Fishing - Stockade Lake (Perch, Northern
Pike, Bass, Crappies, and Trout). Angustora Lake just south of Hot Springs is
the spot for Walleye.
- Walking / Hiking
- Wildlife Viewing at Custer State park and
just south of starts Wind Cave National Park
- Scenic Drives - Great scenic drives on
Custer wildlife loop, Needles Highway and Iron Mountain with its famous Pig
- Sight Seeing
- Drive in movie theater - Hermosa
- Biking - 2 miles from the paved Mickelson
trail - great for bikes/skating
- Live Theater, 15 minutes from the Custer
Play House. 605-255-4141
- 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
- Mountain Biking
- Roller blading/skating
- Dirt biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding - 100 Plus miles of
forest trails to explore
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Swimming - Best Swimming is at Center
Lake in Custer State Park.
- Paddle boarding - Best is at Center Lake
in Custer State Park.
- Water and Jet Skiing
- Hiking - 30 minutes to Sylvan Lake with
hiking to Harney Peak.
- Hunting. Season on numerous species
Prairie Dogs year round (1 of just 2 towns out our back fence). All
shooting/fishing permits available on line.
- Cross Country Skiing
- Just out of City limits 30 feet: Small
town allure, population 1200.
- Unobstructed Mountain and Meadow Views of
the Black Hills.
- Rural: 5 miles from Downtown Custer. (2
miles gravel & 3 miles paved road)
- Local Services & Businesses in Custer (5
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Drug store / Pharmacy
- Fitness Center
- 5 major hotel chains
- Dream Dome and Lockout Loft (under
construction):- Dream Dome (14 persons)
- Picnic Pavilion with Summer Kitchen (30
- Entertainment Center (up to 75)
Dream Dome and Lockout Loft - (under construction):
- TRUE PASSIVE DOME HOME sleeps 10, with
attached 2 car garage with bathroom (ADA)
- Clothes washer and Dryer with Iron &
- Health and Beauty items provided
- Bed Linens and Towels Provided
- Internet / Cable / telephone / 3 TV's
with DVD players
- Wood Fireplace
- Telephone Free Long Distance:
- On Site Attendant
- Chefs Kitchen and Entertainers Dream,
with all the amities of such.
- Entertainment Studio for events of all
types. Up to 150 persons.
- Picnic Pavilion with outdoor grill,
indoor fireplace and grill, adobe oven, portable grills, tables with seating
for 30 persons.
- Summer kitchen with three ovens,
microwave, nuwave oven, electric cook top, prep sink, full sink, two
refrigerators, coffee and icemaker, blenders, toasters and indoor table
- A frame cabin with loft sleeping 7
- Sauna with both types of heating (infra
red and steam)
- Cowboy shower
- 6 out door bathing tubs
- Numerous electrical hook for RV's and 5th
- Dump Station with portable dump unit.
- Two permanent outdoor porta potties
- Out door parking for 30 + vehicles
- 8 covered horse stalls with bedding and
hay provided and large paddock turn outs
The Cost: per night and month
- Camping: -
Includes electricity. $40.00
- Monthly Camping:
$70.00 couple, $10.00 @ additional person.
- Monthly Cabin Rental:
- Luxury Winnebago RV:
- Dome including lockout loft:
- Monthly Dome Rental including lockout
- Dome without lockout loft:
- Monthly Dome Rental without lockout
- Lock-Out Loft:
- Lock-Out Loft per Month:
- Horse Stall:
Includes hay / bedding / turnout: $20.00
- Monthly Stall Rental:
Includes hay, bedding / turnout: $500.00 per horse
- Horse Pasture:
Includes hay, buckets and electric fencing: $8.00 per horse
- Monthly Pasture Rental:
Includes hay / buckets / electric fencing: $200.00 per horse
- Complete Exclusivity:
- 7 day rental, includes staff. $10,500.00
Additional information about rental rates
- Fees and Rental Conditions:
- 24-hour check-in Noon checkout
- Property Damage Protection $99 or $3,000
Refundable Damage Deposit (Dome Rentals only)
- Taxes Not included
- 50% deposit required to confirm
reservation and is non-refundable within 90 days of reservation
- Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancellations within 90 days of reservation will not receive a refund.
- To arrange your stay or plan an event:
email@example.com, Call or text 507-276-8571
properly is located in an ideal location to spring board to other points of
interest and is without question, a luxury facility that is the perfect getaway,
in the heart of the Black Hills. It is private and completely unique, unlike
anything else in the Black Hill Area. This Rustic Western Venue is a family
friendly retreat. You, your pets and children are your responsibility. Prepare
yourselves for hail, wind, rain, sunshine and fun. Civility and concern for the
welfare of the *Tauering Pines* and that of
other guests is our tradition. Our Mission
Statement: This is a
place of rest, relaxation and reflection; to restore and recover, to become
grounded. Live, Laugh and Love longer at *Tauering
Pines*. The feel is: Earth.
HOW TO GET THERE:
DO NOT BELIEVE MAP QUEST!
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 -
climbs, goes through park, more direct, smaller more winding roads, no
shoulder: Good 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
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