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Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna

Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna


Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
7,000 SF LOG home perfect for Extended Family Reunions & Corporate Retreats

Set atop a beautiful rocky hillside, Deer Dance Lodge is just a few minutes outside of Custer, yet still secluded enough to give you the privacy you desire.

The Lodge has wrap-around decks with gorgeous views and plenty of comfortable seating. Enjoy an intimate morning cup of coffee on the porch swing or an evening barbecue on the large gas grill with family and friends. Roast marshmallows around the Bon Fire, your choice of two fire pits.

You can comfortably sleep 16 people with five private bedrooms & one sleeping loft, including 3 King beds, 3 Queen beds, 1 Full size and 3 Twin beds. Additional sleeping options include 6 Futons (3 Twin & 3 Full/Queen) & 1 Full size Crib.

The spacious dining room has 3 tables, seats up to 22 people and has a full coffee set up. The Lodge includes 2 complete Kitchens. The main Kitchen is right off the dining room, has stainless steel appliances, a large fridge, dishwasher and is fully loaded with anything you need to cook, bake and serve your party. Enjoy a conversation or a board game (several provided for you) in any one of the 4 living areas. Two of which have large flat screen tv's, one complete with Surround Sound.

Or watch your film in the private Movie Theatre for eight in the amazing walk-out basement. The Basement level includes 3 of the bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a pool table, arcade and pinball games, a juke box, full kitchen, nostalgic coke machine and the Theatre!

If you would rather spend time just relaxing check out the collection of local history books and novels in the Lounge. There is also a sauna for your enjoyment.

P.S. There is a full laundry available for your use and all the clean towels you need!

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna
Custer Black Hills
Sioux Falls

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
Deer Dance Lodge created the most beautiful and authentic venue for our Custer stay. A few of my friends and I wanted an outdoorsy, escape from the hustle and bustle, quiet getaway for our spring break. Deer Dance exceeded all of our expectations. The house was extremely clean and cozy which made it feel more like a place to call home for a couple days.

The location is awesome. The house is only five minutes from Custer, but it was perfectly quiet while at the house. Deer Dance is so spacious which made it easy to be a part of the cooking, games, and commotion, but just as easy to find a room or area to read, sleep, or have some quiet time. Also, the beds are a dream! These are not hotel beds and pillows we are dealing with. Nope, they are so soft and comfortable (One of the mattresses is a Sleep Number!) so I promise you will get a great night’s rest.

Along with being able to unplug and relax, it was impossible to be bored. There were board games (we loved seeing handwriting and scores from previous vacationers), arcade games in the basement, books, the pool table, the movie theater (popcorn maker and pop included!), a jacuzzi style bathtub and sauna, and an entire front yard area for games.

The deck and porch swings were another one of our favorite parts. The large grill and deck made grilling easy and fun because a lot of people could be out on the deck at the same time. The table and chair sets on the deck also were great because we could have everyone eat outside. Morning coffee is always better on a porch swing with a great view, so that was an added perk :).

Great place to make memories and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna
Custer Black Hills
Chamberlain, SD


  • 5 of 5
Deer Dance was the perfect place for our group of teens and adults! Games, space, scenery...all beautiful, and in a location ideal for our day trips. We've been here twice, and plan on making it an annual spot to stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna
Custer Black Hills
Castlewood S.D.

Our Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5
We spent our Christmas this year at your wonderful log home in the Black Hills! There were 9 adults,
2 collage age 5 teens, 5 pre-teen and and 3 kiddos! It was perfect! The kids were kept busy in the wonderful play and movie area in the downstairs. There was a couple of outings during our 5 day stay, but otherwise we were well entertained at the log home. We fixed a Prime Rib Christmas dinner for 24 and there was a place for every one to sit. Loved the Sauna and Hot Tub too!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Dear Grandma of 15, We're so glad you and your family enjoyed a joyous Christmas at Deer Dance Lodge - you're kind words are much appreciated! (To clarify, the hot tub referenced is a whirlpool bathtub). The Black Hills is a beautiful place to celebrate a winter holiday. And a cozy log home with room for the entire extended family makes it even better. We're glad you enjoyed your stay!
Kindest regards,
Sarah & Bob
Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna
Custer Black Hills

Splendid Spot

  • 5 of 5
Deer Dance Lodge is unbelievably wonderful. We were attending two family reunions in the area using the house as a base for our whole family consisting of 7 adults and 8 grandchildren (ages 20 to 4). Sleeping accommodations were perfect. Beds were super comfortable with fantastic linens. For the bulk of the time family members were out and about exploring all that the area has to offer. During the evening the kids were busy with the numerous "toys" available with the home theater being a favorite. The kitchen and eating facilities were over the top offering lots of seating choices (inside and outside). Appliances? Brand new, I think, and of the best quality. The whole place was impeccable. Fresh. First class furnishings right down to the dishes! The owners must love the place. I know we did!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna
Custer Black Hills


  • 4 of 5
Had a wonderful family of ALL ages get together. The house is very well stocked with all kinds of kitchen utensils and appliances. especially loved that paper goods were plentiful as well. Comfortable and homey!! Thanks Kopps. It was grand! ML
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Family Reunions & Corporate ReTreats; Theatre; Game Parlor; Sauna
Custer Black Hills
Maple Grove, Mn. USA

Mother/ grandmother

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful family reunion over Thanksgiving. Deer Dance Lodge was the perfect place to have it. We had 14 adults and 12 children age 17 months to 12 years old. We never felt crowded, and never felt like we were on top of each other. There were bedrooms and bathrooms for each family. The older grandchildren loved sleeping together in the loft. The downstairs games were so much fun for everyone. It warmed my heart to see uncles with 2 or 3 toddlers on their lap driving the race cars. The dining room was perfect for our large group to eat in, and we ate many meals in it. The kitchen was nice to work and cook our Thanksgiving dinner in. We all loved the house so much. Sarah was so nice to work with. There was an issue with the heat, and it was taken care of immediately. Since we were there in November, many attractions were closed for the season. We spent a lot of time at the house, so I feel that we can honestly give it a fair review. Our whole group agreed that we would love to come back and stay at Deer Dance Lodge again. We can not say enough good things about our stay. I really spent a lot of time searching houses for our reunion. Having a floor plan displayed in the pictures really helped me to see where everyone could sleep, and to visualize the layout of the house. The pictures and descriptions of the bedrooms, and beds in each room helped also. I am so happy that I choose this home. We have the best memories ever! Thank you Sarah, for renting your home to us.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


From the Owner

Over 7,000 SF LOG home; 5 private bedrooms plus loft; sleeps 16 in beds; Pine tree's & beautiful rock outcroppings; Striking views from 3 covered porches; Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances with every culinary tool necessary; Dining Room seating & place settings for up to 22; Movie Theatre with surround sound; Pinball, Arcade games, Jukebox & Executive Pool Table; 5 Full Bathrooms (Whirlpool Tub & Claw Foot Tub); Sauna; Lounge

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rapid City Regional Airport at 50 Miles Nearest Motorway : U.S. Highway 16 at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ski : Terry Peak Ski Resort at 70 Miles

Centrally located to all Black Hills area attractions; Custer State Park, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Wind & Jewel Cave, Wild Horse Sanctuary, Reptile Gardens & Devils Tower.


From $890 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
LOW season
Oct 15 2015 - Jun 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
HIGH season
Jun 15 2016 - Oct 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $99.00
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

Beautiful setting in the trees; Game Parlor; Movie Theatre; Comfortable and cozy conversation areas; Wrap around covered deck; Gourmet kitchen & outdoor grill; Gorgeous view; Location, Location, Location!

Property Type

  • lodge


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 7000 sq. ft.


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Charleston - toilet, combination tub/shower, Main level; Claw Foot Tub; SAUNA
  • Tango - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Walk through bathroom to the Two Step Lounge
  • Shag - toilet, shower, Upstairs Bathroom; Separate water heater
  • Jitterbug - toilet, combination tub/shower, Basement bathroom; Walk through to Can Can Game Parlor
  • Brady Bunch - toilet, combination tub/shower, Basement bathroom; Rumba & Fox Trot share
  • 5 Full Bathrooms


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Charleston - 1 king, Main level bedroom near laundry; Handicap accessible
  • Shag Bunk Room - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 4 sleep sofa /futon, Upper Level Loft. Great for the kids!
  • Fox Trot - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Lower level bedroom; Brady bunch bathroom with Rumba
  • Tango - 1 king, Main Level bedroom; Select Comfort Bed; Whirlpool Tub
  • Sadie Hawkins - 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Basement Family Suite with Tempurpedic bed & attached bath
  • Rumba - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, Lower level bedroom; shared bathroom with Fox Trot
  • Hallway nook - 1 queen, Cozy nook o/s Rumba & Fox Trot bedrooms with TV/DVD player
  • Comfortable beds and superior quality bedding.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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