Custer Vacation Rental

About Grandma's House in the Woods
Grandma Phyllis Grey and Grandpa Lyle Grey

The Custer Vacation Rental

Just south of Custer, there’s a beautiful home sitting on over five acres. We call it, Grandma’s House in the Woods. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and plenty of space to sleep up to eight people. We are one of the few vacation rentals in the Black Hills that not only allows pets but welcomes them. We are dog-friendly. You can also bring your horses along.

The story of this Custer vacation rental goes back to my parents. My Mother (Grandma Phyllis Grey) and Father (Lyle Grey) purchased a post and beam pole barn to remodel, which is now, Grandma’s House in the Woods. The wooded property backs up to the Rocky Knolls Golf Course. Mom’s folks and younger siblings had moved from Gregory, SD, where grandma was born and raised, to Custer in the 1940s, after my mom had left home. Mom and Dad chose to later retire here in the Black Hills near some of my mom’s large extended family of 12 siblings, 53 nieces and nephews.

Easy Drive To Landmarks and Attractions in the Black Hills

Isn’t a vacation all about the location? At this Custer, South Dakota vacation rental, you are a short distance away from the best National Parks, landmarks, and attractions.

  • Michelson Trail (1/2 mile to the trail)
  • Crazy Horse Monument (15 minutes)
  • Mt. Rushmore (25 minutes)
  • 1880 steam train (22 minutes)
  • Custer County Courthouse (6 minutes)
  • General Custer campsite (12 Minutes)
  • Custer State Park West Entrance (10 minutes)
  • Hot Springs historic district (38 minutes)
  • Evans Plunge (indoor hot spring pool…34 minutes)
  • Mammoth Site (40 minutes)
  • Wild Horse Sanctuary (1 hour, 24 minutes)
  • Badlands (2 hours)
  • Deadwood (1 hr. 19 min)
  • Devil’s Tower National Monument (2 hours)
Downtown Deadwood, South Dakota

Deadwood, South Dakota

1880 Steam Train in Keystone, South Dakota

1880 Steam Train

Custer State Park entrance

Custer State Park

Devils Tower

Why You Should Stay At This Custer Vacation Rental

We strive to provide a comfortable and cozy atmosphere for your vacation. Whether you come to the Black Hills with your family or friends, we hope your experience is a pleasurable one. There’s no need to worry about feeling disconnected from the world because we do have wi-fi included.

full-size poodles visiting the pet-friendly vacation rental

Dog-Friendly Vacation

Don’t leave your best friends at home, bring your dogs when you visit the Black Hills. We’re proud owners of two standard poodles and love them to pieces. Because we know your pets are part of your family, we welcome you to bring your dogs.

You can find all the details of our Pet Policy on our VRBO Site.

Porch at Custer vacation rental with plenty of seating and scenic view

Relaxing Environment

Enjoy the Black Hills scenery on the porch as you have your morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. 

We even have guests who enjoy spending a good part of the day watching and photographing the families of white-tailed deer. The deer come through most of the day, stopping to graze. On occasion, wild turkeys will come through as well.

kitchen at the Custer vacation rental

Great Amenities

The kitchen has full-size appliances to help you feel at home. So, when you feel like cooking, we’ve got you covered. There’s plenty of cookware, bakeware, and utinsils to help you make your favorite food. Try one of our published recipes or use one of your own.

You can even throw a load of laundry in the washing machine while you watch cable TV or go on the Internet. 

Best Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental in the Black Hills

Grandma’s House in the Woods

Custer, South Dakota