Plenty Star Ranch, a Nature Retreat in the Southern Black Hills and the private home of Jack and Isa Kirk, located right along Hwy 385, 9.5 miles South of Custer, SD or 2 miles North of Pringle, SD and the 110 miles long Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont (mile marker 34/35). We cater to adult guests, age of 16+, traveling without pets, seeking solitude and peace in B
Plenty Star Ranch, a Nature Retreat in the Southern Black Hills and the private home of Jack and Isa Kirk, located right along Hwy 385, 9.5 miles South of Custer, SD or 2 miles North of Pringle, SD and the 110 miles long Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont (mile marker 34/35). We cater to adult guests, age of 16+, traveling without pets, seeking solitude and peace in Black Hills' amazing nature, spending a few nights or more at our beautiful place in the Southern Black Hills of SD. 9.5 miles South of Custer, and close to all the major attractions in the Black Hills, like Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Mountain, we are a popular stopover for bikers and hikers, pitching a tent, hooking up their RV, sleeping comfortably in our Lakota style tipi or in one of our 2 rustic 1-bedroom home/hand-built camping log cabins.
Cabin 1 features a double and a single bed; Cabin 2 has two double beds. The cabins have electricity and always fresh linens and towels, but no bathrooms attached. Both cabins have a mini fridge and microwave in them. The restroom for all campers is attached to our garage with a toilet and sink about 30 yards from the cabins. There is a tent-roofed building with 2 rooms to be used with solar camping shower bags, conveniently located next to the cabins. There is a picture of the best bags we found, if you prefer to use your own bags. I fill several of ours in the morning with water, which heats up during the day, ready for use, cooling down again after sundown.
All hydrants are connected to our well, providing great drinking water (tested regularly)
Graveled parking space is available in front of Cabin 2, but also to the left of the outdoor shower building and Cabin 1. There are a couple approved campfire pits for all camping guests. Off the ground grills are allowed, no other fires close to the ground.
Regular check-in time is between 4 pm and 8 pm at our home. Exception are made for the log cabin No 1 and No 2 as well as the tipi, since later arrivals for these can easily find their own way to their lodgings. We will leave the light on outside and the door unlocked at the cabins. There is also always a light shining on the restroom at the garage.
We are usually open mid May through mid September. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, some fresh fruit and oatmeal on our porch in the morning from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Our fast guest WiFi reaches throughout the campground. However, the only cell service for a few miles around the ranch is AT&T.
We enjoy to keep our peaceful place clean, as well as smoke and drug free and I hope you respect and appreciate this as much as we do. Sorry, no guest pets, no exception, not even service dogs, since I am very allergic to dog hair.
While at the ranch, explore Jack's Custom Barn Wood Frames & Furniture shop and Isa’s art work and Black Hills Flower Essences products or if you are so inclined, plan in a little time for an intuitive Tarot Reading with Isa – you might just, like so many before you over the last 3 decades, walk away amazed and inspired.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
110 miles of the George Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont leads directly by our place, which is 9.5 miles South of Cust...Read more
Nearby lakes in Custer State Park
Several lakes and streams in Custer State Park
Endless trails through the surrounding National Forest, starting at your camp sites as well as lots of trails in Custer State a...Read more
We used to offer that, but not anymore.
On Forest Service roads through the National Forests surrounding our ranch.
Plenty of climbing options all around our place and Custer State Park
Evens Plunge and Cascade Falls in Hot Springs, SD; several lakes in Custer State Park
Deer, elk, coyotes, turkeys, owls, eagles and some of the other wild life frequently rest at or move through our place often ri...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Plenty Star - lg Log Cabin - 2 of 2 in South Dakota.
There are several small caves on and around our land and very large ones with guided tours, such as Wind Cave National Park, Je...Read more
Our place, located in the Southern Black Hills is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and 2 large parks
Follow Hwy 385 for 24 miles South through Wind Cave National Park - the town of Hot Springs has hot water as well as a large in...Read more
Both Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park are only minutes away
River, stream, or creek
In Custer State Park
Several in Custer State Park
Black Top to cabin, RV and tent sites
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Perfect place to stay!
Isa’s place was perfect. She is the perfect hostess, the location is convenient to Keystone, Windcaves and much more. The cabin was perfect, very comfortable and it was lovely to meet Isa and her husband John on the front porch for coffee in the morning. You park right in front of cabin and the bathroom is very close.