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Quiet country comfort. 3 miles from Custer, 3 miles from Custer State Park


Property Details

Updated: Sep 23, 2016
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

* 3 bedroom

* 1 King bedroom with bathroom/shower

* 1 Queen bedroom

* Bedroom with double bunk beds (4 beds)

* Two couches that also pull out into beds

* Additional bathroom with shower/bath

* Washer/dryer

* Two car garage

* WiFi

* 2 Flat Screen TV's with DVD setup

* Kitchen and standard appliances

* Microwave and toaster

* Fire Pit and roasting sticks

* Spacious yard

* Fenced in kennel with outside garage access for pets

* Outdoor gas grill

* Fenced acreage to keep your horses on the property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Dr. Joy Falkenburg and her husband Matt Brown have lived in the Black Hills since 1999. They purchased the Little Red Inn in 2013 and opened it for use as a vacation home in 2014. They live next to Custer State Park with their family and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Black Hills and all it has to offer all year long.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to visit family and stayed with our family and her sister and her family. It worked out wonderful. We were able to have time for the kids to nap and we were able to eat at the house and still close enough to Custer to enjoy it as well. Lots of room inside and outside. The kids could safely play and the temps were perfect. I would come back here with my family again.
Nov 2015
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22 Reviews

based on 22 traveler reviews


Loved the Little Red Inn

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the Little Red Inn. It had everything we needed. The deer on the front lawn in the morning, the horses next door and the fire at night added to our relaxing stay! We would definitely recommend this cute house to everyone!! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a very beautiful place to stay!!! Very clean, very homey, and had everything we needed for our vacation.

This is a very easy place to find. Location was perfect for what we wanted!!

Thank you so much for lending your home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3 children (14, 12 and 11) and I stayed in this very clean and lovely home. The location was perfect for our very active vacation with hiking, swimming and tours. The kitchen had everything needed to cook up some great meals after a long physical day. The ponies next door where big hit with our kids. We appreciated the dry firewood in the garage! Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this home. It was in a great location, so close to the park and to other roads leading to our destinations. Market was close as well. Had all the amenities that we needed, fresh towels, linens, etc all exceeded expectations. Laundry on site was perfect. Loved the cozy kitchen for games with family and enjoyed sitting on the deck and using fire pit. Kids had a great time looking at the horses and deer and running through the yard! Would stay here again if headed that direction. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Little Red Inn was perfect for our family! Everything we needed was provided.

  • 5 of 5

We were in Custer for my nephew's wedding at nearby Sylvan Lake. The large lawn was great for the kids (and adults) to wear off energy. Throughout the 4 day stay, other relatives came over for picnics and bonfires. Everyone was impressed by the wonderful location and close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. It was an easy drive to Custer State Park! We would definitely recommend this property to others! We had 7 adults and 3 children staying and had plenty of space!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, Close to attractions - Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July 2016 for a family vacation.

Very clean, Well maintained. Plenty of room for our family of 8 (4 adults and 4 children). When we arrived the light bulbs in the master bedroom were burned out but we found some replacement bulbs in a closet and it was a quick fix (didn't even feel the need to call the owners as we can change a light bulb ourselves). I didn't really have any contact with the owners, except when booking the property and answering all my questions prior to coming. They always responded promptly.

The house is located close to all the major attractions around the Black Hills. Custer state park and Custer was only a couple miles away, Rapid City approx. 1hr away, Crazy Horse just about 10 min away, and approx 30 to 40 min to Mt. Rushmore. Deadwood was approx 1-1/2 hours away, Devil's Tower National Monument was approx 2hrs away. For someone who drives an hour to work these were all easy commutes to access the sights we wanted to see.

We ate lunch one day at Black Hills Burger and Bun Company in Custer. I would recommend this restaurant as a stop for lunch. It is small so we had to wait approx 10 min for a table but they turn the tables quickly. Burgers were perfectly cooked. We go Buffalo Burger and it tasted great. Make sure you check them out if you are going to be in the area.

Many reviews mention horses but there were no horses in the pasture at the time that we were there.

I give 5 stars for a rating as some of the cons I am going to list are just personal preference and honestly easy to compensate for.


-Clean, well maintained

-Quiet setting - There was a neighbor directly to the right of us but was no problem at all

-Garage available - this as a bonus as my brother had brought his 2 motorcycles because he wanted to ride them through the hills

-Wifi worked better than my home wifi


-Feather pillows - not a big fan of them as they tend to lose feather

-Air conditioning - was a bit difficult to get the whole house cool as the main unit is located in the living room (Living room and kitchen tended to be really cold and then bedrooms were stuffier- solved by using a small portable fan that I usually take on vacation)

-No dishwasher (not a big deal as I don't own one at my own home either but some people would consider this a con)

Highly recommend staying here when in the area, I would definitely rent this house again. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We live just down the road from the Little Red Inn. It had been for sale and every time we drove by we thought about buying it and opening it up for vacationers to enjoy when they stayed in the Black Hills. It is in a beautiful location and is close enough to both Custer and Custer State Park to be the perfect spot for people who are visiting the Hills. It also has a fenced in pasture for horses in case travelers are here with their horses to enjoy the Hills. The granite outcroppings east of Custer and Calamity Peak are just across the road from the Little Red Inn. Calamity Peak is one of the most photographed granite peaks in the Hills.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rapid City at 55 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Bull, GoldPan, AJs, VFW and Frontier at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Custer at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 16 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Custer at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Lead Deadwood at 65 Miles Car: necessary

Ideally located three miles from Custer and two miles from Custer State Park, we are centrally located to all your Black Hills activities, including Wind Cave, the Needles Highway, Mt. Rushmore, Sylvan Lake, Crazy Horse, Hill City, Keystone, Custer State Park, the Mickelson Trail, Custer, Rapid City and Iron Mt. Road. Interested in horseback riding? The Little Red Inn has fenced pasture available so you can 'hold your horses here.' We are close to Iron Creek horse camp, a premiere horse riding trail system.

For hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and fishermen, opportunities abound! You are likely to see whitetail deer, wild turkey, elk, coyotes, and the occasional mountain lion on or around the property. Stockade and Bismark Lake are just over the hill and provide opportunity for fly and traditional line fishing for trout, perch, crappie, bass, northern, and sunfish. Buffalo also roam just minutes away in Custer State Park.


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Horse boarding needs to be arranged with owner.
Dog boarding fee of $50/dog for 1-7 days (must be guest). Absolutely no pets in the house. Horses welcome for a boarding fee of $50 per horse for 1-7 days (must also be guest). Horse pasture is fenced.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Our motto is that you can 'hold your horses here'. If you are in the Black Hills to ride, bring your horses with you and leave them in our spacious pasture while you relax at the Little Red Inn. We also have a fire pit so you and the family or friends (or both!) can roast s'mores under the beautiful night sky of Custer.

Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Horses are welcome to stay in our fenced pasture. Horse boarding for guests only please.

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