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 (children over the age of 12, no pets), seeking solitude and


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 (children over the age of 12, no 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 (3 full with E/W/S or 3 partial with E/W and dump station use). Sleep comfortably in our Lakota style tipi with 3 comfortable single cots with pads (bring your own sleeping bags) 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 and one single bed. The cabins have electricity and always fresh linens and towels.

The restroom for all campers is attached to our garage with a toilet and cold water sink about 50 yards from the cabins, as well as a 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 cold tap 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 or next to the cabins and tipi and along the low fences behind the willow trees for tent campers

There is also a large, approved campfire pit for all camping guests. Off the ground grills are allowed, no other fires close to the ground. Please, bring your own firewood. You will find plenty at local gas stations and grocery stores.

We also feature a small but rustic primitive bedroom cabin / campsite with its own campfire pit, camping loo hut and solar shower tent on a very secluded, breathtakingly beautiful piece of private land without any other campers or noise, surrounded only by 100% National Forest, 1.5 miles along a maintained gravel Forest Service Road from the main ranch  - "Wilderness Glamping" at its finest!

Check-in time is between 4 pm and 9 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 which you drive by on your way to the tipi. No check-in after dark for tent or RV campers.

We are open May through September, weather permitting April and October. 

Sit around our approved camp fire site in the evenings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on our porch in the morning. Grab some fruit or oatmeal to tidy you over for the start of your day.

You can use our guest WiFi here as well. It 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 ma 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 me – 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
Park at listing
ADA 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 5PM
  • 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%


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

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

Wildlife watching

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 - sm Log Cabin - 1 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

Hot spring

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


Black Top to cabin, RV and tent sites


The vibe at Plenty Star - sm Log Cabin - 1 of 2

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

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

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

We were there shortly but it was perfect!

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.

Plenty Star Ranch
South Dakota
United States
1 Site

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