Hipcamp host Isa K.,
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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 pea


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 or sleeping comfortably in our Lakota style tipi and camping log cabins.

Cabin 1 (smaller) features a double and a single bed; Cabin 2 (larger) 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, but we would prefer if you cook outside on the table on the porch to avoid heavy food smells lingering. 

The restroom for all campers is attached to our garage with a toilet and warm water 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. They will gradually cool 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. There are also a couple of 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 or 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.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Isa a message!
  • 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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Nearby lakes in Custer State Park


Several lakes and streams in Custer State Park


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Horseback riding

We used to offer that, but not anymore.

Off-roading (OHV)

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

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Our place, located in the Southern Black Hills is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and 2 large parks

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Hipcamper Sarah

Plenty star, plenty fabulous!

Sarah C.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

This is my first HipCamp experience and perhaps I had beginner’s luck but Plenty Star was amazing. Isa and Jack couldn’t have been lovelier. The location is superb, the accommodations were varied and wonderful (I was in a cabin, there are two, there’s a teepee, two RV hookups, multiple tent sites. The solar shower bag is a revelation. I wish there was availability for me to stay longer - alas, they book up! I thoroughly enjoyed the child-free, smoke-free environment. Two thumbs way up.

We had a brief rainstorm that turned I to a sun shower that turned into this.The neighboring ranch has bison. ❤️🦬View from the main house to the road and the hills across the way. Loads of lovely farm cats on the property. They mostly keep to themselves.
Hipcamper Isa
Response from Isa, the Host, on July 22nd, 2021

Glad you liked it here Sarah. Hope to see you again some day soon.

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Hipcamper Selina
Selina R.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2021

LOVED this stay! This was the perfect first stop to my cross country trip. Very convenient location to Custer SP, Mt Rushmore, under 2 hours to the Badlands as well. The view from outside the cabin was amazing & Isa was super responsive. 10/10

Hipcamper Ann Marie

South dakota cozy beds

Ann Marie G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 28th, 2021

The cabin was really cozy and the beds were very comfortable. I really wish we had brought bikes...there is a GREAT trail right in front of this camp. The showers should be listed as cold water only. There were some internet issues but the host said she was going to work on them.

Hipcamper Liz

A cozy ranch cabin - don't miss!

Liz J.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

Plenty Star was a wonderful place to stay. The small cabin was incredibly comfortable and cozy. The property is gorgeous and well equipped for guests. We saw deer and wild turkeys several times on the grounds and the fire pit was a great place to meet other guests and listen to the summer thunderstorms.

Hipcamper Dan
Dan M.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2020

We were there shortly but it was perfect!

Hipcamper Lukas
Lukas M.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

Stayed at the wilderness glamping cabin and let me tell you it was the highlight of our entire cross country road trip. You drive a mile on a dirt road (guided by the host) until you reach the most picturesque glen surrounded by trees--absolute, complete privacy. It had everything we needed and it was the most gorgeous slice of heaven. Isa was a responsive, thoughtful host and Jack was so pleasant and welcoming. I was hesitant to post a review so positive because I would love to keep this secret to myself! Highly, highly recommend.

Hipcamper Theresa
Theresa B.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020

Loved this cute little cabin! Isa and Jack were great hosts!!

Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher T.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2019

This cabin was amazing. It was cozy and comfortable for 2 adults in separate beds. The property itself was also incredible with horses, a pond and wide open spaces. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Hipcamper Mary K M.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2021
Plenty Star Ranch Retreat
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